Logwood Talks Iowa Offer

Sam Logwood turned heads with strong play last weekend at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. One of them belonged to Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery, who offered the Indiana wing a scholarship on Monday. Logwood talked about that opportunity and the rest of his recruitment in this premium update.

Sam Logwood grew up watching a lot of Big Ten basketball in Indiana. He finally received a scholarship offer from a conference school on Monday.

Iowa stepped forward after watching the Eric Gordon All-Stars and La Lumiere High (La Porte, IN) standout sparkle at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis during the weekend.

"The head coach (Fran McCaffery) called and offered," the 6-foot-7, 200-pound Logwood said. "He said he liked my versatility, the way I competed and how I fit into their program. They need a big wing like me."

The Hawkeyes also offered a scholarship to Logwood's AAU teammate, Bryant McIntosh, on Monday. They have grown close and would like to play together in college.

"I think there's a really high chance that we do," Logwood said. "I think most coaches are taking notice and seeing that we play well together. We have talked about it a lot and I'm pretty sure three's about an 80-percent chance that we will be playing with each other .

"Mack Mercer may join us."

Mercer, also of Eric Gordon, is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from Plymouth, IN. McIntosh is a 6-4, 175-pound point guard from Greensburg, IN, who was previously verbally committed to Indiana State before re-opening his recruitment.

Logwood and McIntosh each report offers from Iowa, Auburn, Creighton and Indiana State. The Sycamores are the only program to extend an opportunity to they and Mercer.

Mississippi State, Miami (Ohio), New Orleans, Radford, Buffalo, Ball State, and Bradley also have offered Logwood, he said. He reported that Memphis, Michigan State, Oregon, Oregon State, Duke, TCU, Xavier and Tennessee are showing him interest.

The Hawkeyes figure to be in the mix for Logwood's services.

"Iowa is a nice spot to be," he said. "It's in the Big Ten and you play against great competition night and day.  They are my first Big Ten offer so I will give them a good look."

Logwood, who is considering a major in communications or sports management, has criteria he'd like to see in the school he chooses.

"I want to have a chance to play as a freshman," he said. "A place where I get along with the coaches and teammates is very important. I want a place that fits my style of play and that's going to get my better and push me."

Logwood and McIntosh are scheduled to officially visit Auburn on July 31. Next month, Logwood plans to see Purdue and is looking to stop at Iowa when he makes a visit to Creighton in September. He plans to commit on Nov. 26.


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