Freeman Opts For Big Ten

Tony Freeman, a standout guard from the Illinois Fire, is headed to Big Ten country. After a recent home visit, Freeman made it official.

One of the finest seniors in Chicago will play his college basketball at Iowa, according to his traveling team coach. Tony Freeman, a 6-foot combo guard out of Chicago St. Joseph's committed to Steve Alford's bunch this week.

An interesting note with this story is that Freeman's father was a teammate of Coach Alford in 1987 when they won the national championship, according to Mac Irvin, Freeman's traveling team coach.

"He'll do well there," Irvin said. "Iowa is the school for Tony. He can play combo, he can play the wing and his defense has improved. He can shoot the eyes out of the ball. He liked it and decided to go."

Freeman's greatest strength is his ability to bomb it from downtown. Over the last few months, he proved to be an efficient and confident scorer from behind the arc.

"He liked what he saw in terms of schooling and it's an impressive school when you go there and visit. I've got no problem with him going there. He'll make it there."

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