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Player Q&A: IU basketball guard CJ Gunn discusses offseason development



CJ Gunn spoke to the IU basketball media on Thursday. (Indiana Athletics)

IU basketball sophomore guard CJ Gunn spoke with the media via Zoom on Thursday.

Gunn discussed his learning curve as a freshman, what he has been working on this summer, expectations for IU’s backcourt and stepping up as a leader in year two.

Gunn was a part of the 2023 IU basketball freshman class that also featured Jalen Hood-Schifino, Malik Reneau, and Kaleb Banks. He was the first player to commit to Indiana in that 2023 class.

As a freshman, Gunn did not see the floor all that often due to the heavy rotation in the backcourt for the Hoosiers last season. Gunn appeared in a total of 20 games and only averaged 7.5 minutes per those 20 games.

Gunn’s best game last season came in Indiana’s win over Elon where he scored 11 points and added 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Gunn was originally committed to play under former IU basketball head coach Archie Miller but kept his commitment to the Hoosiers once Mike Woodson was hired.

The Indianapolis, IN native is expected to see a major jump in his playing time this upcoming season and be one of the first reserve guards off the bench.

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Below is the full Q&A.

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