Iowa Basketball Searching for Reinforcements

On the eve of last month’s Big Ten Basketball Tournament, Archie Miller was discussing Iowa and Coach Fran McCaffery during The Field of 68’s “After Dark” show.

“Fran McCaffery doesn’t get enough credit for how he evaluates, recruits and develops players, and his style of play,” the former Indiana coach said.

Keegan Murray, a finalist for both the Naismith and Wooden Awards, is the latest Exhibit A. Luke Garza, who won both of those awards in 2021, was Exhibit B. And it runs deeper than that. First-team all-Big Ten players Devyn Marble, Aaron White and Peter Jok weren’t recruited by any other Big Ten schools. Another first-teamer, Jarrod Uthoff, transferred to Iowa from Wisconsin.


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