Friday, May 20, 2011

Bobby Capobianco to transfer
As first reported by Dustin Dopirak, Hoosier big man Bobby Capobianco will leave the program and explore his transfer options. He spent two seasons as a Hoosier, averaging 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in that span. Capobianco, affectionately known as the "Vanilla Gorilla," will have to sit out one season before finishing his final two years of eligibility with another D1 program. Bobby excelled in the classroom and leaves Indiana in fantastic academic standing. In a statement, Coach Tom Crean said he hoped that Bobby would find another school like Indiana that values academics over athletics, adding that he would help with that search process.
Capobianco was originally recruited by Crean when he was head coach at Marquette, but when Crean took the Indiana job he continued recruiting the Loveland, Ohio prospect. Capobianco committed to Indiana on April 17th, 2008, becoming the first new commitment for Tom Crean at Indiana.
You can read the official IU press release HERE, which features comments from both Crean and Capobianco.
We are very interested to see where Bobby goes next. I expect him to move on to a MAC, Horizon, MVC-level team, possibly back in Ohio or North Carolina (which he called home before moving to Cincinnati). He will definitely be able to earn more playing time at a smaller-level school and with his size and motor, he should be able to make a difference right away. Capobianco was nothing but a class act in his time at Indiana, and we at the Hoosier Source wish him the best of luck moving forward.

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