Nevada transfer Cole Huff visits Iowa this weekend

Forward averaged 12.4 points a game last year for the Wolf Pack

Former Nevada transfer Cole Huff
Former Nevada transfer Cole Huff

IOWA CITY — Nevada basketball transfer Cole Huff will visit the Iowa campus this weekend and plans to make a quick decision about his future, his AAU coach Clint Parks said Thursday.

Huff, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound sophomore forward, visited Creighton last weekend. He originally planned to meet with Dayton coaches on May 9 and Michigan at a later date, but Parks said Huff will pick between Iowa and Creighton and wrap up his decision early next week.

“It’ll come quick,” said Parks, who coaches the California-based Team eLEAte.

Huff averaged 12.4 points, shot 56 3-pointers and grabbed 5.4 rebounds a game for the Wolf Pack, who were 15-17 last season. He was an honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference selection this year.

Parks said Huff was looking for a better chance to showcase his skills and Iowa could provide him with that opportunity.

“I just think he wanted to do more than just be a pick-and-pop shooter or a face-up guy in the post,” Parks said. “He wanted to be a guy that can grab a rebound and go coast-to-coast or grab a rebound and get you in the offense. Stuff you see Aaron White do.”

Huff made major strides from his freshman season, when he averaged 4.3 points and started 14 games. Parks described Huff as “very skilled.”

“He can do a lot of things,” Parks said. “He can post you, he can put the ball on the ground, he’s a really good catch-and-shoot shooter. A very diverse offensive player.

“He needs to develop strength. He needs to develop his body and get better in the weight room during his red-shirt year.”

Iowa currently has two scholarships remaining for the upcoming class. Huff, who hails from Atladena, Calif., would have to sit out one year and play two seasons.

“He’s really excited to get to Iowa City and see the campus, see the coaches and meet the strength coaches,” Parks said.

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