Huff Open to Iowa

Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery holds two scholarships he can hand out this off-season. Word came out that Nevada transfer Cole Huff could snatch up one of them. Hawkeye Insider has the latest on this developing story.

Fran McCaffery has left open the door for a transfer in each of his previous five springs as Iowa coach. It worked out well with Jarrod Uthoff two years ago. The Hawkeyes may have positioned themselves to bolster their roster again by way of adding an athlete moving on from another college.

Iowa is in the picture for Nevada transfer Cole Huff, according to his AAU coach.

"Iowa has offered Cole a scholarship and he is very interested in them," Clint Parks told Hawkeye Insider in a text message.

Huff played for Parks' Team Eleate program in Southern California. He spent the last two seasons at Nevada after graduating from Campbell Hall High in Los Angeles.

The Wolf Pack has put restrictions on Huff's transfer, according to this story in the Reno Gazette-Journal. The 6-foot-8 sophomore emerged last season, earning honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors. He averaged 12.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range and 82.2 from the foul line.

According to Parks, Huff is appealing the restrictions being placed on him by Nevada. After that process is complete, he and his family will set up visits.

Huff has been released by Nevada to Creighton, Dayton, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska, Parks said. That gave those institutions permission to offer the forward a scholarship for the 2014-15 season.

NCAA rules would allow Huff to transfer to a school Nevada denies a release but he would have to pay his own tuition for the first year. Whether going to a Division-I program approved by the Wolf Pack or restricted by them, he would have to sit out a season. He would retain two years of eligibility.

Cole's father, Roger Huff, played one season with the Los Angeles Rams as a wide receiver in the Mid-80s.

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