The Iowa Hawkeyes are going to have a very different look next season. The team has seen a number of losses to graduation, transfers, and the NBA Draft, and has several scholarships open.
In a recent interview with the Des Moines Register, Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery revealed what the team has planned for two available scholarships. He explained that the team is going to be looking into graduate and conventional transfers to fill the voids.
McCaffery noted that there are “plenty” of options out there, but that the team is hopeful they can find someone to fill the void in the backcourt. Iowa lost third year guard Isaiah Moss to the transfer portal recently, and McCaffery acknowledges that he will definitely not return.
“There’s plenty (out there),” McCaffery said during a wide-ranging interview with the Register, the bulk of which will be published in the coming days. “The key is, you want to make sure you bring in the right person for the locker room, the right fit here. If you’re going to bring somebody in, they’ve got to play some. You have to make sure they play enough.”
The Hawkeyes have already given a scholarship to walk-on forward Riley Till, but still need adequate replacements for Tyler Cook and Joe Wieskamp.
Iowa isn’t going to get a ton of depth help from the recruiting class, with only two athletes coming on board next season.
Last year Iowa went 21-10 in the regular season en route to a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
After upsetting Cincinnati in the Round of 64, the Hawkeyes lost a heart-breaker in overtime to Tennessee in the Round of 32.