Josh Dix welcomed the tone of his first Iowa Basketball visit on Tuesday. The Class of 2022 Council Bluffs (IA) Lincoln guard didn't feel pressured to commit. He was relaxed, allowing him to absorb what the program offered.
Veteran guard Connor McCaffery, son of head coach Fran McCaffery, showed Dix around. They connected.
"I was around all the guys, but I talked to Connor Mccaffery the most," Dix told HN. "He was a chill dude, who was very nice. We just talked about the school and both our teams this upcoming year."
The Hawkeyes offered Dix (6-5, 190) a scholarship in April following a strong junior season. Purdue, Wake Forest, Drake and others also have extended opportunities to him.
Dix said he will be visiting Purdue, Nebraska, Wake Forest, Creighton and Utah.
"I will defintely take an (Iowa) official sometime in the fall," he said.
Dix enjoyed hanging out with the Iowa players and touring campus for the first time on Tuesday. He'd never been there before.
"I really had a good time at my visit, and I really like the campus," he said.
The coaches and players helped him understand what it's like playing in the system.
"I learned how fast they play and how freely they play, while also seeing how confident everyone is," he said.
Dix led the Lynx in scoring (19.4 PPG) and assists (4.3 APG), and ranked second in rebounding (7.2 RPG) this past season. Lincoln reached the state tournament with Dix shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and 73.3 from the foul line.