STORY: Luka Garza's Rise to Stardom Shines Light on Iowa Basketball Program

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by RobHowe, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    HN's Rick Brown caught up with Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery to get his thoughts on all the post-season awards earned by junior center Luka Garza and how that impacts the program's profile:

  2. LicThawk

    LicThawk Well-Known Member

    nice article
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  3. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Luka's emergence onto the national stage should, in theory, help open some doors in recruiting.
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  4. NorthKCHawk

    NorthKCHawk Well-Known Member

    Certainly true if Luka returns and Iowa is nationally relevant all season. Both seem likely. Fran should certainly be knocking on some higher star doors, especially centers.
  5. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Win a conference title and that will really be huge in recruiting in all positions.
  6. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    Obviously, there are more important things going on in the world, but the NCAA tournament and Garza being on that national stage would have been huge.
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  7. Zstatman

    Zstatman Well-Known Member

    The entire Iowa basketball program at all levels owes Luka big time for the work he put in and the junior year he had.

    Many of us, including me, thought we would be a bottom feeder in the B1G.

    H even made our incoming recruits seem better than previously thought and that's quite an accomplishment.

    Hopefully Iowa basketball will take advantage of Luka's accomplishments and it will be a benefit going forward for years to come.
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