There had been rumors for over a month that Adam Haluska was going to transfer to Iowa from Iowa State. However, last week, Haluska's father, Steve, said in a statement that his son was remaining at Iowa State, despite the coaching change of Wayne Morgan, who replaced Larry Eustachy.
Haluska will visit Iowa this weekend and is expected to stay with fellow Iowa freshmen Jeff Horner and Greg Brunner during his visit to Iowa City. Horner was a seventh team College Basketball News All-Freshmen Team after averaging 8.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game in Ames. Brunner averaged 7.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Haluska was named Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as the state's top player over Horner and Brunner in a mild upset. He had the second-best scoring average in the state with 30.1 points per game, shooting 55.5% (256-461) from the floor and 34.9% (37-106) from 3-point range. Haluska finished prep career with 2,209 points, the eighth-best total in Iowa prep history and the most points for any Iowa large school (Class 3-A/4-A) player in state history.
Haluska also lettered in baseball, football and track and field. He won eight individual state track titles as won the long jump three times, the 100 meters and 200 meters twice and the 400 meters once. Haluska was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2001 and 2002 Iowa State Track and Field Championships. He had one of the top individual performances in Iowa State Track & Field Championship history as a senior, becoming only the fourth athlete in the 97-year history of the state meet to win four individual events, winning the 100 meters (10.91), 200 meters (21.56), 400 meters (48.48) and long jump (22-5 1/4) and scoring 28 of Carroll's 30 team points to finish runner-up to Storm Lake (33) in the Class 3A team championship.
The Hawkeyes finished 16-13 this past season and loses just seniors Chauncey Leslie and Josh Kimm. They will return seniors-to-be Glen Worley, Brody Boyd, Jared Reiner, Sean Sonderleiter and Kurt Spurgeon. Iowa welcome sophomore transfers Nick Dewitz and Erek Hanson and freshman Ben Rand and Mike Henderson. They will welcome back Pierre Pierce, who started 32 games as a freshman before sitting out last season.