While the Hawkeyes took prepared for a big game on the gridiron, Iowa’s basketball team got some welcomed news Saturday night.
Luka Garza, a four-star center from Washington D.C. in the class of 2017, announced his commitment to Fran McCaffery’s team Saturday night on his Twitter page.
— Luka Garza (@LukaG_55) September 10, 2016
Garza stands at 6-foot-11 and was considered the 14th-best center in the 2017 class by 247 Sports. He also had offers from Georgetown, Notre Dame and Alabama among others.
He was taking an unofficial visit this weekend, and one of the pictures he tweeted showed him with McCaffery on the sideline before Iowa’s in-state football showdown with Iowa State.
Garza is the second 2017 commit for the Hawkeyes, joining four-star small forward Connor McCaffery, Fran’s son.
The Hawkeyes do not have a true center on its roster this year. Garza was a targeted recruit for McCaffery.
Iowa finished 22-11 last year and has participated in the last three NCAA tournaments.