Skinner, a 6-foot-4 wing who will play the shooting guard and small forward in college, attended the ABCD Camp last July but it was in Las Vegas at the Big Time where he caught the attention of the Iowa staff.
"They started recruiting me after the Big Time in Vegas," Skinner said. "But, I've seen Coach Neal for the last two years at ABCD Camp. He told my AAU coach that they were interested but they weren't sure if they had a scholarship. The Pierre [Pierce] situation happened to free up a scholarship for me."
Skinner visited the school the weekend of February 20 and committed shortly thereafter. "I just saw how great of a situation it would be for me to play for Iowa," Skinner said. "Other schools were recruiting me but they didn't give the situation Iowa has."
And, no one else had Steve Alford at the helm. "I just fell in love when I stayed there. You could tell that the community is behind the Hawkeyes and [the coach]."
"I think I'll be more of a two guard and a small forward," Skinner said. "I'll play wherever Coach Alford wants me to play. I'll play center if he tells me too."