2023 Recruiting. Orig Post Updated May 18. THREE Scholarships Currently Available. 24 Offers So Far (incl. Pryce Sandfort & Owen Freeman)

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Updated May 18, 2022


We currently have 3 scholarships available for the 2023 class. This, of course, will change as players commit to the 2022 & 2023 classes and as players come and go via the Transfer Portal (or leave early for the NBA Draft).

In Men's basketball, of course, you can have 13 on scholarship.

ONE ADDITIONAL THING TO MONITOR: due to covid-19, 2020-2021 was considered a "free year" by the NCAA, so, for example, seniors Luka Garza and Jordan Bohannon could have come back for the 2021-2022 season. Jordan did, of course. So, anyone listed below as Seniors could potentially play/graduate a year later than CURRENTLY expected; however, THEY COUNT towards the 13 scholarship limit.


2023-2024 Roster (10 on Scholarship; 3 scholarships available):


FRESHMEN: 1 player


6"10" C Owen Freeman


SOPHOMORES: 2 players

6'3" PG Dasonte Bowen

6'5" SG Josh Dix


JUNIORS: 2 players

6'7" F Payton Sandfort

6'11" C Riley Mulvey


SENIORS: 5 players

6'4" G Tony Perkins

6'2" G Ahron Ulis

6'8" F Kris Murray

6'9" SF Patrick McCaffery

6'11" C Josh Ogundele



4 Notable Walk on players:

SENIORS: 1 player


Dante Eldridge (assistant coach Courtney Eldridge's son)--has played 2 years (through 2022) in college, first at William Penn & then Kirkwood CC; a 5'9"combo guard; on May 5, 2022, it was announced that he would be joining the Iowa roster as a walk on.

JUNIORS: 1 player

Luc Laketa--a 2021 6'6" wing/forward; on May 13, 2021, it was announced he would be joining the roster as a preferred walk on.


SOPHOMORES: 2 players

Carter Kingsbury--a 2021 6'5", 230 lb shooting guard; on July 10, 2021, it was announced he would be joining the roster as a preferred walk on. Carter ended up redshirting the 2021-2022 season so he is now scheduled to graduate in 2026.

Amarion Nimmers--a 2022 6'3" combo guard; on April 30, 2022, it was announced he would be joining the roster as a preferred walk on.


2023 Iowa Basketball Offer List:

For 2023, Iowa currently has THREE scholarships available.

Iowa is keeping an eye on/ has interest in:


Brock Harding

Kirk Speraw watched him play in a game in person on Jan 12, 2022.

Visited Iowa for the Jan 13, 2022 Indiana game.



Iowa has now extended 24 offers so far for the Class of 2023.


The 24 Offers, in chronological order:


(24th Iowa offer) Carey Booth (Iowa offered on Apr 9, 2022)


PF, 6'9", 215, Englewood, CO

Carey is the son of former Penn State player (1996-99) & current Nuggets GM (since 2000) Calvin Booth. Calvin was the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year in 1998 and played 10 years in the NBA.



(23) Papa Kante (Iowa offered on Jan 27, 2022)

C, 6'10", South Kent, CT





(22) Boden Kapke (Iowa offered on Jan 19, 2022)

C, 6'11", 230, Victoria, MN

Visited on October 16, 2021 (Purdue game)

Taison Chatman, Boden Kapke and Pryce Sandfort are teammates on D1 Minnesota 17U.



(21) Joseph (JP) Estrella (Iowa offered on Dec 16, 2021)

PF, 6'10", 210, South Portland, ME

His junior year (2021-2022), he played at South Portland High School in Maine (they are a public school).

His senior year (2022-2023) he will be playing at Brewster Academy, the same HS as 2022 commit Dasonte Bowen.

Matas Buzelis, Reid Ducharme, Aaron Clark, JP Estrella and Taylor Bowen all will be attending the same high school (Brewster Academy) in 2022-2023 as 2022 commit Dasonte Bowen.



(20) JaQualon (JQ) Roberts (Iowa offered on Oct 29, 2021)

SF, 6'7", 198, Bloomington, IN

He unofficially visited on Dec 21, 2021 for the SE Louisiana game.



(19) Pryce Sandfort (Iowa offered on Oct 16, 2021)

SF, 6'6", 165, Waukee, IA

Visited on October 16, 2021

Taison Chatman, Boden Kapke and Pryce Sandfort are teammates on D1 Minnesota 17U.




(18) Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso (Iowa offered on Aug 9, 2021)

C, 7'0", Putnam, CT



(17) Parker Friedrichsen (Iowa offered on July 25, 2021)

SG, 6'4", 165, Bixby, OK

Visited on October 16, 2021

He originally had committed to Oklahoma State.





(16) Asa Thomas (Iowa offered on June 30, 2021)

SG, 6'6", 185, Lake Forest, IL




(15) Gavin Griffiths (Iowa offered on June 29, 2021)

SF, 6'7", 180, West Hartford, CT

Officially Visited on October 16, 2021




(14) Matas Buzelis (Iowa offered on June 15, 2021)

SF, 6'8", 170, Wolfeboro, NH

Matas Buzelis, Reid Ducharme, Aaron Clark, JP Estrella and Taylor Bowen all will be attending the same high school (Brewster Academy) in 2022-2023 as 2022 commit Dasonte Bowen.

Visited on October 16, 2021




(13) Reid Ducharme (Iowa offered on June 15,2021)

PG, 6'6", 190, Wolfeboro, NH

Matas Buzelis, Reid Ducharme, Aaron Clark, JP Estrella and Taylor Bowen all will be attending the same high school (Brewster Academy) in 2022-2023 as 2022 commit Dasonte Bowen.




(12) Cameron Christie (Iowa offered on June 15,2021)

SG, 6'3", 160, Rolling Meadows, IL





(11) Xavier Booker (Iowa offered on June 15,2021)

PF, 6'10", 215, Indianapolis, IN

Visited on October 16, 2021





(10) Aaron Clark (Iowa offered on June 15,2021)

SG, 6'6", 182, Newark, NJ

Matas Buzelis, Reid Ducharme, Aaron Clark, JP Estrella and Taylor Bowen all will be attending the same high school (Brewster Academy) in 2022-2023 as 2022 commit Dasonte Bowen.






(9) Owen Freeman (Iowa offered on June 1, 2021)

C, 6'9", 220, Bradley, IL

Officially visited the weekend of Oct 8, 2021.

Committed to Iowa on Oct 11, 2021.

He unofficially visited on Dec 21, 2021 for the SE Louisiana game.





(7) T.J. Power (Iowa offered on Aug 27, 2020)

PF, 6'8", 190, Shrewsbury, MA

Officially visited the weekend of Oct 8, 2021.

According to Rivals, Iowa is the first school he visited.

TJ (2023), Dasonte Bowen (2022), Josh Ogundele (2020) & Iowa Assistant Coach Courtney Eldridge (1998) are all part of BABC (Boston Amateur Basketball Club).






(6) Taison Chatman (Iowa offered on Aug 13, 2020)

SG, 6'3", 175, Fridley, MN

He was quoted as saying that he and his dad visited on a Friday for the preseason opener (assuming this was Fri, Nov 5 vs Slippery Rock).

Taison Chatman, Boden Kapke and Pryce Sandfort are teammates on D1 Minnesota 17U.





(2) Taylor Bowen (Iowa offered on April 2, 2020)

SF, 6'7", 180, Wolfeboro, NH

Matas Buzelis, Reid Ducharme, Aaron Clark, JP Estrella and Taylor Bowen all will be attending the same high school (Brewster Academy) in 2022-2023 as 2022 commit Dasonte Bowen.

Iowa was his FIRST high major offer.

Dasonte Bowen
(2022 PG Commit), Reed Bailey (2022 PF, who Iowa offered) and Taylor Bowen all attend the same High School (Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH) and play on the same AAU team (Expressions Elite). Alex Karaban (2022 SF who Iowa offered) also plays on the Expressions Elite AAU team.






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(1) Omaha Biliew (Iowa offered on May 21, 2019)

PF, 6'8", 205, Waukee, IA

The Hawkeyes were the first to offer Omaha.

Omaha Unofficially Visited June 7, 2021





Offered but Committed Elsewhere:

(4th Iowa Offer) Gus Yalden (Iowa offered on July 8, 2020)


PF, 6'8", 240, Bradenton, FL

He unofficially visited Iowa on Sat June 12, 2021.

He committed to Wisconsin on 5/17/22



(5th Iowa Offer) Jeremy Fears Jr. (Iowa offered on July 29, 2020)

PG, 6'0", 160, La Porte, IN

Is from Joliet, IL; attends La Lumiere High School (Ind.)

He committed to Michigan State on 1/6/22





(8th Iowa offer) Reed Sheppard (Iowa offered on Jan 14, 2021)

SG, 6'3", 175, London, KY

Iowa was his FIRST high major offer


He committed to Kentucky on 11/20/21




(3rd Iowa offer) Simeon Wilcher (Iowa offered on April 4, 2020)

PG, 6'5", 165, Roselle, NJ

Is part of same AAU program (PSA Cardinals) as Joe Toussaint

His older brother, Xavier transfer C.J. Wilcher, committed to Nebraska on March 26, 2021. CJ is recruiting Simeon hard to commit to Nebraska.


He committed to UNC on 10/15/21





And a June & July 2021 Reminder:





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HS teammate and plays for the same AAU program as our newest commit, Dasonte Bowen.

 

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Maybe Omaha Bilew goes to Brewster and plays with Desonte Bowen next season. Not likely to make a difference in Omaha’s decision to play in college but if he did for a season maybe it’s with the Hawkeyes
 
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Maybe Omaha Bilew goes to Brewster and plays with Desonte Bowen next season. Not likely to make a difference in Omaha’s decision to play in college but if he did for a season maybe it’s with the Hawkeyes
He needs to check out some of the lobs in Dasonte’s mixtape!
 
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Maybe Omaha Bilew goes to Brewster and plays with Desonte Bowen next season. Not likely to make a difference in Omaha’s decision to play in college but if he did for a season maybe it’s with the Hawkeyes
2022 Reed Bailey and 2023 Taylor Bowen are also on that team and are being recruiting by Iowa. Wonder if Iowa can get something going there
 

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Iowa offered Owen Freeman on June 2, 2021.

He's starting to blow up; the offers are rolling in.

He was an Illini fan growing up; he unofficially visited June 5.

tOSU & Purdue, among others, have recently offered.


Check these out & Watch:
































 

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Iowa offered Simeon Wilcher on April 4, 2020.

He is part of same AAU program (PSA Cardinals) as Joe Toussaint


However, his older brother, Xavier transfer C.J. Wilcher, committed to Nebraska on March 26, 2021. CJ is recruiting Simeon hard to commit to Nebraska.


Remember when we thought/assumed Fred Hoiberg hated recruiting? Well, for hating it, he sure seems good at it.






 

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Iowa offered Taylor Bowen on April 2, 2020.

Iowa was his FIRST high major offer.

Check out these connections between 4 players: Dasonte Bowen (2022 PG Commit), Reed Bailey (2022 PF, who Iowa offered) and Taylor Bowen all attend the same High School (Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH) and play on the same AAU team (Expressions Elite). Alex Karaban (2022 SF who Iowa offered) also plays on the Expressions Elite AAU team.

He was a stand out at the recent Pangos AA Camp.


Check this out & Watch:











 
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Iowa offered Taylor Bowen on April 2, 2020.


He is starting to blow up. Oregon and tOSU, among other schools, are now involved.


As you can see in the tweet that follows, Iowa is heavily involved in his recruitment.

Check this out & Watch:





 

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Iowa offered Jeremy Fears Jr. on July 29, 2020.

He is a stud PG from Joliet, IL; he attends La Lumiere High School in Indiana.

And, of course, the Illini & Indiana are also in the hunt for him, along w/ Auburn, OK State, Maryland, Gonzaga, Creighton and more..




 

Franisdaman

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Iowa offered Simeon Wilcher on April 4, 2020.

Is part of same AAU program (PSA Cardinals) as Joe Toussaint

His older brother, Xavier transfer C.J. Wilcher, committed to Nebraska on March 26, 2021. CJ is recruiting Simeon hard to commit to Nebraska.


Watch:









 

Franisdaman

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Iowa offered Taylor Bowen on April 2, 2020.

Iowa was his FIRST high major offer.

Dasonte Bowen (2022 PG Commit), Reed Bailey (2022 PF, who Iowa offered) and Taylor Bowen all attend the same High School (Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH) and play on the same AAU team (Expressions Elite). Alex Karaban (2022 SF who Iowa offered) also plays on the Expressions Elite AAU team.


Check this out. Seems like a perfect fit.




 

Franisdaman

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Taylor Bowen really stood out at the Pangos All American camp.

Dasonte Bowen (2022 PG Commit) and Taylor attend the same High School (Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH) and play on the same AAU team (Expressions Elite).


This is a FREE story.


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The orig post has been updated

Rivals is now showing T.J. Power as part of the 2023 class. Iowa offered him on Aug 27, 2020.

And yes, Iona has offered. ;)

Rivals is reporting 11 offers, including:
Iowa
UConn
Creighton
Penn State
Miami FL
Boston College
Providence
Marquette
UMass
Bryant
Iona


 

Franisdaman

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Iowa offered Taylor Bowen on April 2, 2020.

Iowa was his FIRST high major offer.

Nice 4 player connection Fran has going:

* Dasonte Bowen (2022 PG Commit), Reed Bailey (2022 PF, who Iowa offered) and Taylor Bowen
all attend the same High School (Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH) and play on the same AAU team (Expressions Elite).

* Alex Karaban (2022 SF who Iowa offered)
also plays on the Expressions Elite AAU team.


Taylor's phone blew up today.



 

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Iowa offered Omaha Biliew on May 21, 2019.

The Hawkeyes were the first to offer Omaha.

Omaha Unofficially Visited Iowa on June 7, 2021.

If I were to guess, I would say Omaha chooses one of these 3 options in 2023:

1) Enters NBA Draft. High school seniors could be eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft; the NBA Players Association just has to sign off on the current proposal.

2) Plays in the G League for 1 year and earns around $500,000

3) Plays at Kentucky for his 1 and done year.


This is a FREE story. Note that Omaha is quoted saying "I mean, it’s Kentucky you know. They just produce NBA players."






 
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