On Monday, the Big Ten announced that Iowa guard Connor McCaffery’s medical hardship waiver was approved.
With the approval finalized, McCaffery now has four years of men’s basketball eligibility remaining. This season for the Hawkeyes, he averaged 13.3 minutes per game in just four games played.
The Big Ten’s decision shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as McCaffery spent the rest of the season dealing with injuries and illnesses. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard missed two games due to a sprained ankle, eight games due to mononucleosis and 19 contests after undergoing a tonsillectomy.
According to 247Sports, he was a 3-star recruit and the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa in the Class of 2017.