Saturday, April 23, 2011

Virginia JUCO commits to Iowa Basketball and Fran McCaffery for 2011-12 season

The University of Iowa have received a commitment on Easter Saturday from junior college all-American Anthony Hubbard, a 6-5 athlete. Hubbard becomes the third member of the Class of 2011 for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Iowa Hawkeyes were 11-20 in coach Fran McCaffery's first season at the helm. The Hawkeyes finished tenth in the Big Ten in 2011. The Big Ten will add Nebraska for 2011-12. Nebraska was the other finalist for Hubbard's services.

The Gazette Iowa basketball reporter Scott Dochterman reported on twitter:

  • Anthony Hubbard picks Iowa: Iowa picked up its third recruit for the 2011 class when junior-college All-American...

  • Iowa did its due diligence on Hubbard, talked to multiple people in high places at the UI and got the OK to pursue him

Iowa has two more scholarships to give for the Class of 2011. However, Fran McCaffery in Cedar Rapids on Thursday reported that Iowa may sign 1, 2 or 3 more for this class. Iowa signed two players in the Fall signing period. Hubbard joins 6-6 wing Josh Ogelsby from Cedar Rapids Washington and 6-8 forward Aaron White from Strongville, Ohio.


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