Hawkeye men could have just two returning starters

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KTIV) — The Hawkeye basketball team wnet 23-12 last season, which included a win in the NCAA Tournament. The offseason has brought some changes. Isaiah Moss transferred to Kansas, Tyler Cook turned pro and Jordan Bohannon is having hip surgery.

There is talent returning. Joe Wieskamp will be back for his sophomore season after testing the NBA Draft waters. Wieskamp averaged over 11 points per game and was on the Big Ten All-Freshman team.

Center Luka Garza is the other returning starter. He was second on the team at 13 points per game. Both players want even bigger roles.

“It’s going to be a challenge for me a little bit,” said Wieskamp. “I’m going to have to be a lot more vocal which is something I’m not necessarily used to. Guys are going to help me out, I’m going to try to help guys out. We’re just going to try to stay connected.”

“I’m think I’m need to be able to be that guy that we go to score points when we need them and be able to help our team get stops,” said Garza. “I’m also trying to become the leader in the locker room. I’m definitely going to have to step up in that realm.”

Incoming four-star freshman Patrick McCaffery is expected to play right away and not redshirt.

Brad Pautsch

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