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Iowa Announces Major Connor McCaffery News

Fran McCaffrey reacts to a call.

SEATTLE, WA - MARCH 22: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes reacts in the second half of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyArena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Iowa's men's basketball program announced some major Connor McCaffery news this afternoon. It's good news for the Hawkeyes.

McCaffery, a four-star freshman this year, dealt with a severity of injuries early in the season. He had an ankle injury that kept him out for the first couple of games. Then, he came down with mononucleosis right before he was going to return.

In total, he played in just 53 minutes of action.

Iowa was hopeful that the NCAA would grant him a hardship waiver, giving him four years of eligibility moving forward.

That waiver has been granted.

That's big news for the Hawkeyes. McCaffery should be a very valuable player for his dad's team.

The point guard was a three-star recruit coming out of high school in 2017.

Iowa went 14-19 this season and finished in 11th place in the Big Ten.