The 2019-20 college basketball season is more than a few months away from starting up, which is actually good news for the injury-plagued Iowa Hawkeyes.
Iowa is coming off a strong season that ended in the Round of 32 against Tennessee. The team is losing two key contributors in Tyler Cook and Isaiah Moss, as the latter has transferred to Kansas.
The Hawkeyes received troubling news this offseason involving Jordan Bohannon. He elected to get surgery on a torn labrum in his hip, and he may wind up sitting out the entire season, if he’s not ready to go early on in non-conference play.
Another injury struck the Hawkeyes this offseason, as Connor McCaffery suffered an injury playing baseball. The son of head coach Fran McCaffery is a dual-sport athlete, but he’ll leave his glove to the side for the rest of the summer.
McCaffery is heading back to Iowa to recover in time for the start of next season, per Mark Singelais for the Times Union in Albany.
He’s entering his junior season with the Hawkeyes.
Connor McCaffery, son of former Siena coach Fran McCaffery, is no longer with the Albany Dutchmen summer baseball team. A team spokesman said he suffered an injury and is back in Iowa to recover in time for the Hawkeyes basketball season.
— Mark Singelais (@MarkSingelais) June 27, 2019
Last season, McCaffery averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 assists per game.
The Hawkeyes will really need McCaffery healthy for this season due to Bohannon’s absence.
Iowa’s top playmakers heading into next season should be Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza, but McCaffery could take the jump to give them a much-needed boost in the backcourt. But first, McCaffery needs to make a recovery from the injury he suffered on the diamond.