Iowa Impresses Toye

2015 Chicago Wing Joseph Toye made the drive west on Wednesday to check out Iowa. The Whitney Young product talked about what he saw and heard on his visit.

With half of his high school career still to be played, Chicago Whitney Young wing Joseph Toye already holds major scholarship offers. He's also keeping them in perspective.

"I feel blessed that all of these colleges would like me to play for them," Toye said. "I'm just staying humble and hungry."

The 6-foot-7, 200-pound jumping jack reports offers from Auburn, Bradley, Providence, Illinois-Chicago and Creighton. The Class of 2015 prospect said he's hearing from Iowa, Xavier, Michigan State, Kansas, DePaul, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Oregon State, Northwestern and Indiana State.

Toye visited Northwestern and DePaul before seeing Illinois and Iowa this week. The Hawkeyes' stop came on Wednesday.

"It was a good experience," Toye said. "It was a very nice environment.  The campus didn't have many distractions.

"The facilities were very nice. The arena had a great feel."

Toye is running with a talented Meanstreets AAU program this summer. It includes, among others, Myles Carter, who is hearing from Iowa.

Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery took some time to share his thoughts with Toye on Wednesday.

"He says he would like to see me play in July, but he has heard great things about my game and personality," Toye said.

Toye also stands out in track and field. According to Dyestat.com, his top high jump this spring was 6 feet, 3 inches. He has a 21-5 in the long jump and 46-9 1/4 in the triple jump.

With that type of athleticism, Toye's hoops game is getting out and running. That's the Hawkeyes' style.

"They play a nice up-tempo type of game with a couple athletes on their squad," Toye said.

Toye said he has no upcoming visits planned and is concentrating on the July evaluation period. He'd like to get to college campuses this upcoming season to get a feel for their basketball environments on game day. Iowa would be a destination for one of those stops.


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