Indiana Hoosiers forward Juwan Morgan (shoulder) will be fully cleared for all basketball activities sometime in the next two weeks, per Tom Crean.
Little used as a freshman, but with the team hoping for more out of the forward as sophomore, Morgan returning before the season starts is obviously a big deal for Indiana.
As a freshman, Morgan played in 30 games off the bench. He would average 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per outing. Crean did see a slightly increased output from his then freshman during Big Ten play, playing in all 18 conference games, averaging 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
While there were not more than a handful of notable outing from Morgan, he shot 5-of-10 from beyond the arc and 20-of-26 (76.9) from the free throw line for the season. Numbers, while not massive in sample size, lends credence to the idea that he can become an impacting player at some point.
The Hoosiers went 27-8 last season, making a solid run in the NCAA Tournament before falling in the Regional Semifinals.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.