Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hawkeye Basketball | Center Adam Woodbury Picks Iowa

Fran McCaffery landed a verbal commit from 7' center prospect Adam Woodbury. The Top 50 recruit made his college choice known at a press conference at Sioux City East High School. Rivals rates Woodbury as the #42 rated prospect in the country. He is perhaps the highest rated recruit to verbally commit to the Hawks since Tom Davis nabbed Ricky Davis. Fran McCaffery and staff beat out Ohio State, Wisconsin and North Carolina for Woodbury's verbal.

Woodbury rose up the recruit rankings after a strong AAU circuit this past Summer. Woodbury, and AAU and future Hawkeye teammate Mike Gesell, made a solid impression playing for the All-Iowa Attack. Woodbury earned MVP honors at the NBPA Top 100 tournament.

Both Gesell and Woodbury are ranked in the ESPN Top 100. Signing the duo could mean that with Pat Ingram and Kyle Meyer the Hawks will have a Top 25 recruiting class for 2012. It didn't come without a lot of work on McCaffery's part. Earlier, when Mike Gesell committed, he said that Fran McCaffery attended every AAU game the two played.

1 comment:

  1. First of all, thanks for the great site. ...You mentioned Ricky Davis as being Iowa's last top recruit. I know you want to forget the Alfraud years but remember Reiner and Worley? Reiner was a top 40ish player and #5 center. Worley was top 30. That class also had Sondy, Brody, Cortney Scott and Reckner (as a transfer).

    ...but good thing Fran is no Alford.



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