Danielle Patterson became the fifth member of the 2020-21 Indiana women’s basketball team to announce her departure from the team on Thursday.
Patterson posted that she had committed to return home and play at St. John’s, which will be the third stop in her college career.
The 2017 McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand All-American originally went to Notre Dame, then transferred after two seasons to Indiana. But upon arriving in Bloomington in August of 2019, Patterson underwent major knee surgery to fix a cartilage defect in her left knee and went through rehab while sitting out the 2019-20 season as a transfer.
Patterson made her Indiana debut on Nov. 25, 2020, against Eastern Kentucky. She scored 14 points in the game, but the promise shown was never fulfilled as she did not score more than three points in a game again, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15 games before opting out of the remainder of the season in mid-February.
Other Hoosiers in the transfer portal are Jaelynn Penn, Keyanna Warthen, Chanel Wilson and Hannah Noveroske.