EUGENE, Ore. — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said this weekend he’s unsure if he will offer the program’s one available scholarship to a player eligible for the upcoming season or hold it over for the following year.
Iowa, which finished its season 18-17 after an NIT loss to Oregon on Sunday, has five incoming freshmen for next season. If McCaffery does sign a player, “it would probably be in the 6-6 area.”
“You never know,” McCaffery said. “In all likelihood you wouldn’t recruit another guard because we’ve got three guards coming in. Josh (Oglesby) is a freshman and Dev (Marble) is a sophomore. It always depends on who are we talking about, not what are we talking about. Two different things.”
Iowa signed two point guards — Mike Gesell of South Sioux City, Neb., and Anthony Clemmons of Lansing, Mich. — and a wing guard in Pat Ingram of Indianapolis to begin play this coming fall. The Hawkeyes also will 7-foot-1 center Adam Woodbury of Sioux City and 6-foot-11 forward Kyle Meyer of Alpharetta, Ga.
McCaffery said he could also use the scholarship on a transfer student, who would have to sit out for a season.
“It would even out your classes a little bit better,” McCaffery said.
Iowa has only one scholarship senior returning next year: guard Eric May. Iowa has only one available scholarship to give in 2013.