Iowa coach undetermined on how he'll use open scholarship

McCaffery has five freshman coming in next year

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Scott Dochterman

EUGENE, Ore. — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said this weekend he's unsure if he will offer the program's one available scholarship to a player eligible for the upcoming season or hold it over for the following year.

Iowa, which finished its season 18-17 after an NIT loss to Oregon on Sunday, has five incoming freshmen for next season. If McCaffery does sign a player, "it would probably be in the 6-6 area."

"You never know," McCaffery said. "In all likelihood you wouldn’t recruit another guard because we’ve got three guards coming in. Josh (Oglesby) is a freshman and Dev (Marble) is a sophomore. It always depends on who are we talking about, not what are we talking about. Two different things."

Iowa signed two point guards — Mike Gesell of South Sioux City, Neb., and Anthony Clemmons of Lansing, Mich. — and a wing guard in Pat Ingram of Indianapolis to begin play this coming fall. The Hawkeyes also will 7-foot-1 center Adam Woodbury of Sioux City and 6-foot-11 forward Kyle Meyer of Alpharetta, Ga.

McCaffery said he could also use the scholarship on a transfer student, who would have to sit out for a season.

"It would even out your classes a little bit better," McCaffery said.

Iowa has only one scholarship senior returning next year: guard Eric May. Iowa has only one available scholarship to give in 2013.

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