McIntosh on Iowa

Bryant McIntosh has seen his recruitment explode recently has he continues his strong play on the AAU circuit. Iowa jumped in with an offer for the Indiana combo guard on Monday. He talked about that opportunity and the rest of his recruitment in this premium story.

Bryant McIntosh believed he had wrapped up his recruitment in early January when he verbally committed to Greg Lansing and Indiana State. As time went on, the Indiana guard realized that he might have acted too hastily in that decision.

Earlier this month, McIntosh re-opened his recruitment. The scholarship offers have been rolling in since then.

"I learned a lot of things," the 6-foot-4, 175-pounder said about recruiting. "I mostly learned that college basketball is a business. So with knowing that, I will be better educated for this decision."

The Greensburg (IN) Community High combo guard continued his strong play with the Eric Gordon All-Stars AAU squad at the Adidas Invitational last weekend. Iowa watched McIntosh and on Monday offered him a scholarship.

"Coach (Sherman) Dillard called me around noon and we talked for a while," McIntosh said. "Then Coach (Fran) McCaffery called me around 7:00 (p.m.) and offered me."

The Hawkeyes joined McIntosh's reported offers from Florida State, Xavier, Northwestern, Dayton, Rhode Island, Davidson, Oregon State, Auburn, Missouri, Creighton, Cincinnati Indiana State and Memphis.

Iowa also offered 2014 Eric Gordon Wing Sam Logwood on Monday. Logwood said in this story that there was an 80-percent chance that he and McIntosh would play together in college.

"I think the chances are very high," McIntosh said. "I'm not sure on the percentage but it's very likely."

Iowa, Creighton, Indiana State and Auburn are the only schools so far to offer the AAU teammates.

"The education, relationship with the coaching staff, and just to feel like I fit in with the team and with the campus is important to me when picking a school," McIntosh said.

McIntosh, who plans to major in business, said the strengths of his game are shooting and creating shots for himself and others. He said that's what stands out for McCaffery.

"He said I would fit perfectly in his system," McIntosh said. "He said the school had everything I could ask for. Coach McCaffery really wants me to take an official to Iowa, and I think I will."

After decommitting, McIntosh is taking his time with the process. He's interested in getting to know McCaffery and Dillard.

"I'm learning about both coaches and just building that relationship right now," McIntosh said. "Iowa is obviously in the Big Ten and that is one of, if not the best, conferences."

Logwood said McIntosh would be joining him on his July 31 visit to Auburn but McIntosh said that trip had not been finalized for him. He does not have any college visits set up.

"I don't have a time frame on my decision," McIntosh said. "I'm not even sure if I'll use all five of my officials."


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