Liberty has added a commitment from Minnesota transfer forward Isiah Ihnen. The 6’9″, 220 pound Ihnen could have as many as two years of eligibility remaining as he missed two years due to injury.

Ihnen was originally recruited by Richard Pitino at Minnesota entered the portal after being with the Gophers since the 2019-20 season. He started his career as a rotation player, appearing in 21 games his freshman season and 29 games his sophomore season, playing 11.4 and 14.3 minutes per game in those years, respectively. But that was before back to back ACL injuries sidelined him for the entirety of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.

Ihnen returned to action this season for the Gophers, playing 11.4 minutes per game in 28 but saw a diminished role towards the end of the season. He averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game while shooting 44% from the field and 35.8% from three.

He is originally from Germany where he played for the International Basketball Academy Munich (IBAM) team, averaging 13.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. He was the team’s top rebounder, second-leading shot blocker and third-leading scorer. Ihnen was rated the No. 89-ranked prospect in the class of 2019 according to 247Sports, who also listed  him as a four-star recruit.

Ihnen is the fourth transfer to commit to Liberty so far this off-season, joining Taelon Peter, Owen Aquino, and Josh Smith. The Flames’ roster for 2024-25 is currently full but additional moves could still happen.