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Realizing that Iowa will have Jarrod Uthoff & Pete Jok coming on to the roster, next year, along with RS soph, Kyle Meyer,
the bench will be deep. And then, you will have seniors, Mel Basabe, Zach McCabe & Dev Marble.
Does this mean 3 schollies available for the next Recruiting class? Or, maybe 4 ?
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
Meyer is a RS Freshman. Probably 4 scholarships for next year assuming at least one player transfers.
WHO IN THE WORLD would transfer out of the Iowa program at a time like this??!!
(Good problem to have, if there is one.)
I would assume the coaches are only planning on 3.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
It's going to be a deep team. Odds are someone will be unhappy with playing time, get homesick, etc. It's the nature of the beast, unfortunately.
Thanks UI2015.......and yes, agree that their could be someone who looks for more
Playing time, elsewhere. I hope not, however, there is a guard, who didn't RS this year, who
I'm thinking of......
I would personally like to see Pat Ingram RS next year, unless we makes Fran unable to keep him off the court with large improvement this off-season. It would space him away from Ogelsby and Marble and give him a real shot at being a contributor.
I would guess the coaches plan on 3 schollies for next year.
As some of my old friends from the Hawk Central site remember, I follow basketball recruiting and subscribe to a couple of recruiting publications. In my opinion and based on what I've been reading, Iowa maybe facing some challenges for the 2014 season as, at least for now, not a single hs player from the state of Iowa is ranked as a top 150 prospect by any of the rating agencies. States of Wis, Mich, and Ill are having unusually talent rich years in 2013 and 2014. Given that most of IA's best recruits come from in state, this can be a serious problem for us. The other problem, at least so far, is that we're not in serious consideration by too many of the talented kids on the top prospect lists.
Here's a few names I've seen mentioned in relation to IA and 2014:
Cliff Alexander (out of Ill - I think this kid can be a program changer)
Rashad Vaghn (Minn - a lot will depend on who will replace TubbySmith)
Isiah Whitehead (NY - doubt he would move to IA)
Trevon Bluiett (IN - cant see him leave his home state)
Larry Austin (IL - Iowa? They say maybe)
The only guy I could see committing to Iowa that you listed is Austin. Most of the others are very unlikely at best and pipe dreams at worst.
Sky, I had the exact same thought about midway through the season. Ingram hasn't shown much to make you think he will be an impact player or even a quality starter. Certainly, there's always the possibility he could make a big leap in the off-season, but I would expect that other guards on the team will improve as well. In the end, it's a numbers game and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he moved on.
The redshirt idea is a possibility, but that's a tough nut to crack, getting a soph to redshirt after he has sniffed playing time. Also, I'm sure Ingram is aware that Fran is actively recruiting guards, particularly Ulis, which will serve to add to the mix.
Marble will pry go pro this year. He said so.
Totally Agree. Although, I read recently that Alexander has narrowed his choices down to a few school and Iowa is on his list.
He said he probably would? Link?
He said it early in the season before his slump. It was laughable then and even more so now. Kinda like JVB getting drafted and finding a 2nd or 3rd string roster spot.
I believe before the NIT tournament this year he said that he plans on coming back next year.
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