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Junior point guard Joe Toussaint has notified Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery of his intentions to transfer from the University of Iowa and the men’s basketball program.
“After much consideration and thought, I have decided to put my name in the transfer portal to pursue an expanded role at another institution,” said Toussaint. “I am thankful to my teammates, coaches, and fans for a memorable three years. Winning a Big Ten championship and building lifelong relationships that I have made during my time in Iowa City is something I will always cherish.”
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“We want to thank Joe Toussaint for being an integral part of multiple NCAA Tournament teams and a Big Ten championship team,” McCaffery said. “He brought great effort and character to our program. He will be great wherever he goes, and we wish him the very best moving forward.”
Toussaint came to Iowa out of high school from the Bronx, N.Y. He played in 98 games over three seasons and started 41 times. His career averages were 4.8 points, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He led this season’s Iowa team in assists (114) and steals (51).
He had an especially good game off the bench in Iowa’s Big Ten championship-game win over Purdue on March 13, getting four steals in 10 minutes of playing time. He had 11 assists in a November win over Alabama State.
Iowa’s point guards for next season are junior-to-be Ahron Ulis and incoming 4-star recruit Dasonte Bowen of Worcester, Mass. Sophomore point guard Tony Perkins did a lot of ballhandling late in the season, and senior Connor McCaffery has also played some point. He hasn’t announced if he’ll use the remaining season of eligibility available to him.
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