Iowa Watching McLane

Logan McLane is taking his time with the recruiting process despite holding a good collection of scholarship offers. Schools like Iowa are keeping a close eye on the 2014 PF from North Carolina.

Logan McLane doesn't see a problem with going far from home for college. In his mind, it's worth it.

"I'm going to be doing something I love," McLane said. "It's my dream."

The Class of 2014 prospect has a goal of playing Division I college basketball. And he's OK with wherever that takes him.

Iowa is courting the 6-foot-8, 210-pounder from the Oakwood School in Greenville, NC. The Hawkeyes' recruitment is being led by Hawkeyes Assistant Andrew Francis.

"They seem pretty interested," McLane said. "They send me letters and stuff. Me and Coach Francis have a good relationship.

"We talk about basketball but we also talk about what we do in our spare time. It's pretty easy to talk to him."

McLane said Iowa began recruiting him in January. The Hawkeyes attended his AAU games this summer.

McLane reports scholarship offers from Miami (Ohio), St. Louis, Buffalo, Winthrop, UNC Greensboro and Mercer. He said he's consistently hearing from Iowa, VCU, Clemson, Virginia and William and Mary.

"I'm looking for a good academic program along with a good basketball program," McLane said. "I want a school that cares more about academics than basketball."

McLane said he hasn't taken any campus visits so far and doesn't have any planned at the moment. He wants to get out to see schools close to home this fall.

"I'm just trying to soak everything in," McLane said about his recruitment. "I don't have a timeline. Whenever I feel comfortable I'll commit."

McLane said that Francis appreciates what he sees in the power forward's game.

"He likes that I can shoot the ball really well," McLane said. "I'm a versatile big man. I can get the rebound and push the ball."

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