The Iowa Hawkeyes went into the weekend with only one commitment, and now they are coming out of it with three. On back-to-back days the Hawkeyes have landed very skilled interior prospects. Sunday evening the latest player, Jack Nunge pledged to the Iowa Hawkeyes.
In the end it was Iowa who won out for Nunge over Nebraska, Creighton, and Vanderbilt. For Nunge the biggest thing was his familiarity with the staff and also the state of Iowa.
"Jack just had a tremendous relationship with Fran (McCaffery) and his family," said Pocket City AAU Coach N.D. Kendrick. "Also even though he lives in Southern Indiana now, he is actually from Iowa, it was where he was raised. Because of his comfort with the coaches and the area it was an easy decision for him."
Beyond that Kendrick says that Nunge felt he would fit in well with the style of play that McCaffery employs.
"I know Jack also felt that it was a good fit for him as a player," said Kendrick. "Fran likes to let his big guys play inside and out, and that is where Jack excels. Jack is a great shooter, and he can do some of the things that guys like Jarrod Uthoff and Andrew White did in their time at Iowa."
This is the third commitment for the Hawkeyes in the class. Four-star prospect Connor McCaffery leads the way, and now he has Nunge as well as Luka Garza joining him for the next four years in Iowa City.