Iowa Men's Basketball

Former Hawkeye Cordell Pemsl transferring to Virginia Tech

Dubuque native will be graduate transfer for ACC's Hokies

Iowa Hawkeyes forward Cordell Pemsl (35) makes his way around Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Jervay Green (23) during the se
Iowa Hawkeyes forward Cordell Pemsl (35) makes his way around Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Jervay Green (23) during the second half of their game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Cordell Pemsl, a member of Iowa’s men’s basketball program for four years, is transferring to Virginia Tech for his senior season according to his Instagram account.

The fourth-year junior forward averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last season for the Hawkeyes. He averaged 8.9 and 5.0 as a freshman out of Dubuque Wahlert.

Pemsl redshirted the 2018-19 season and had knee surgery. He will be eligible to play next season for Virginia Tech as a graduate transfer.

Pemsl had career-highs of 14 rebounds and six assists when Iowa lost 79-55 at Virginia Tech in November 2017 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Hokies went 16-16 overall and 7-13 in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season.

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