A few quick notes from Iowa basketball media day:
Iowa will wear a marker on their uniform on Jan. 19 against Wisconsin to commemorate the 20th anniversary of former player Chris Street’s death.
“Whatever they wore the next game, we’re wearing the same thing,” Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said.
While a throwback uniform has been discussed for that night, McCaffery said he’s unsure if that will happen.
It’s likely Iowa will red-shirt one of its freshmen this year with swing guard Pat Ingram and power forward Kyle Meyer the top candidates.
“I don’t know that we’d try to red-shirt two people,” McCaffery said.
Ingram, a 6-foot-2 Indianapolis native, stayed home last summer and didn’t start participating in drills until arriving on campus for fall classes. He suffered a left foot injury earlier this fall but said he’s 100 percent to start practice on Friday.
“He’s got to catch up,” McCaffery said. “He’s a little bit behind. He came in, he wasn’t in the greatest shape. So what he’s got to do is pick everything up quicker, get in shape and try to get up to speed. which we’re trying to do right now.”
Iowa will play on a foreign trip next summer but the destination is undetermined.
“That’s not been set yet, but we’re going on one,” McCaffery said. “It’s a question of where we’re going, who we’re playing. We’re working on that right now.
“It used to be a bigger deal because we got 10 practices when nobody was able to practice. But now we’ve got 10 practices in addition to the two hours a week. We can practice when the kids aren’t in summer school, when summer schools over”
McCaffery said the program is trying to get into a home-and-home with a high-major opponent in the future.
“I think we’re going to get one, but we don’t have any done,” he said.
Here’s Fran McCaffery’s news conference transcript:
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