Iowa won’t be landing any of three prominent men’s basketball transfers who had given the Hawkeyes consideration.
Tuesday, guard D.J. Harvey announced he was transferring from Notre Dame to Vanderbilt. He had narrowed his choices to Vanderbilt and Iowa, and visited Iowa last week.
Harvey finished his sophomore season at Notre Dame in March, averaging 10.7 points per game.
Also Tuesday, basketball writer Jeff Goodman of Stadium said Marquette transfers Sam and Joey Hauser told him they will choose from Wisconsin, Michigan State and Virginia.
The brothers from Stevens Point, Wis., originally said they would visit those three schools and Iowa.
Sam Hauser is a 6-8 swingman who averaged 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds at Marquette last season. His brother, Joey, is 6-9. He averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds for Marquette. Sam was a junior last season, Joey a redshirt freshman.
Getting the Hausers to Iowa may have always been a long shot, especially given Wisconsin is their home state school and the other two teams are national powers.
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Harvey, a 6-foot-6 wing, seemed a decent possibility. But he’s off to Vanderbilt and first-year Commodores head coach Jerry Stackhouse, a longtime NBA player and two-time All-Star. Stackhouse was an assistant coach with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies this season after being a head coach in the NBA G League for two years.
“He has been in the NBA for 20 years,” Harvey told VandySports.com.
“He has been there, and that is where I want to be. We also play the same position. He has NBA connections, and he has brought along great coaches from there. They will have NBA-type skill development and that was important to me.”
Also joining Vanderbilt next season are Kenyon Martin Jr., and Scotty Pippen Jr., sons of former NBA stars.