Updated '15 Hoops Big Board

Iowa has used three of its five available scholarships in 2015. Coach Fran McCaffery will be playing host to several prospects he hopes with round out the class. Hawkeye Insider takes a look at some possibilities in its updated recruiting Big Board.

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa inched closer to filling up its 2015 recruiting class on Sunday when Ohio forward Ahmad Wagner verbally committed to the Hawkeyes. It left them with two available scholarships for the cycle.

Coach Fran McCaffery could fill both open rides, hand out one more for the November signing period, hold both until April or roll them into '16. In his four years at Iowa, he has always retained at least one scholarship for use in the spring.

The Hawkeyes obvious need in this class is a big man. Gabe Olaseni uses up his eligibility this fall, barring an unforeseen redshirt for injury, and Adam Woodbury will be a a junior. The tallest underclassmen on the current roster is freshman Dom Uhl, who is generously listed at 6-foot-9, and sophomore Peter Jok at 6-6.

Uhl is more of a wing as is '15 pledge, Brandon Hutton. Iowa's third verbal commitment in the group, Andrew Fleming, is a combo guard. Cordell Pemsl, a '16 Hawkeye commitment, is a combo forward currently listed at 6-7.

The rub for McCaffery is that many of the best big men on his board in '15 are committed elsewhere or have eliminated Iowa from consideration. Skal Labissiere, a 6-10 standout whom Fleming was trying to steer towards the Hawkeyes, does not list them among his Top 6, which was released on Tuesday.

I don't see McCaffery reaching for a post project with his final two scholarships in '15. Rather, I think he would take another power or combo forward, perhaps both spots. He'd still have Woodbury next year and could address the center need among the three rides in '16.

With those scenarios in mind, lets take a look at an updated Hawkeye Insider Big Board for '15:

Note: These players all have reportedly received Hawkeye offers and are uncommitted.

2015 Recruiting Big Board
Location: Chicago, IL
High School: Simeon High
Size: 6-7/215
Position: PF
National Position Rank: No Rating
Video Highlights: LINK
Reported Scholarship Offers:Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Bradley, Creighton, DePaul, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Temple, among others.

The Skinny: If Morrow were two inches taller, he'd be a Top 50 recruit. He's an undersized four man by measurables but he understands the game and produces. Morrow is another Chicago Simeon/Mac Irvin Fire product in which McCaffery has devoted a lot of time. The Hawkeyes are right in the mix with him scheduling an official visit. His mom was a star a Nebraska, where his dad also is an alum. Iowa will need to blow him away on the visit.

Rob's Favorite: Nebraska
Location: Cypress, TX
High School: Cypress Woods High
Size: 6-9/255
Position: PF
National Position Rank: NR
Video Highlights: LINK
Reported Scholarship Offers: (Final 6) Davidson, Iowa, Notre Dame, Stanford (no offer), Vanderbilt, Wake Forest.

The Skinny: Sehic is the new-age face-up four. He likes to compare his game to that of NBA standout Kevin Love, and you can see that approach on film. Sehic offers a big body that could hold up in the Big Ten and bangs well enough inside to slide to center if a team chooses to go smaller. The challenge would come on the defensive end. Sehic is friends with Fleming and spoke with us recently about the connection there and his Top Six. He's pretty wide open heading into his official visits, which will weigh heavily into his final decision.
Rob's Favorite: Wake Forest
Location: Lake Forest, IL
High School: Lake Forest High
Size: 6-7/220
Position: PF
National Position Rank: NR
Video Highlights: LINK
Reported Scholarship Offers: Dartmouth, Iowa, Yale, Boston College, DePaul, Iowa State, Northwestern, Penn State, Princeton, Saint Louis.

The Skinny: Full disclosure - I'm a Boudreaux fan. I think he's an undervalued prospect who gets knocked because he's looking at Ivy League Schools. He possesses good athleticism, can shoot and is tougher than he gets credit for. He's set official visits to Dartmouth, Iowa and Yale and updated us on his recruitment last week. He won't move the excitement needle as other recruits across the country or on Iowa's board, but he would be a solid get for the Hawkeyes
Rob's Favorite: Iowa
Location: Jefferson City, MO
High School: Jefferson City High
Size: 6-7/200
Position: SF
National Position Rank: NR
Video Highlights: LINK
Scholarship Offers: Drake, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Missouri State, Murray State, San Jose State, Wichita State.

The Skinny: Iowa has been involved with "O.G." for some time and finally offered him a scholarship a few weeks ago. He talked with us about the opportunity and where he stood in his recruitment. He told us Wednesday that he will be official visiting Iowa City on the weekend of Sept. 6. I think Anunoby and Boudreaux are viewed as equals by the Iowa coaches. I have Boudreaux one spot higher on the board because I think there's stiffer competition for Anunoby. Assistant Andrew Francis said he sees Wagner and Anunoby as complementing each other in the court, Anunoby said.

Rob's Favorite: Iowa
Location: St. John, KS
High School: St. John High
Size: 6-8/210
Position: PF
National Position Rank: NR
Video Highlights: LINK
Reported Scholarship Offers: Boise State, Creighton, Iowa, Kansas State, TCU, Vanderbilt, Wichita State.

The Skinny: Wade took off with a strong summer. He flew under the radar before that playing in small-town Kansas against lesser competition. He's a solid face-up four that could really blossom after some time in a college strength program. The skill set is there. Wade likes the Hawkeyes as he told us recently, but it could be tough to pry him away from locals, K-State and Wichita State. To date, the only official visit he's set up is to Kansas State. Iowa is working to get him on campus.
Rob's Favorite: Kansas State
Location:Las Vegas, NV
High School: Quality Education Academy (NC)
Size: 6-8/210
Position: PF
National Position Rank: NR
Video Highlights: LINK
Scholarship Offers: Boise State, Fresno State, Iowa, UMass, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Diego State, USC, Washington, among others.

The Skinny: Grimes fits Iowa just as nicely as the other players on this board. The reason he's down the list is that the Hawkeyes just offered him last week and there's a distinct possibility he waits until the spring to commit. With as many offers as are out, Iowa might not have a ride available at that point. Grimes also needs to get his academics in order and will be doing so in a new school two time zones away. Grimes' AAU coach talked with HI about his interest in Iowa.

Rob's Favorite: Minnesota
Location: Dallas, TX
High School: Prestonwood Christian Academy
Size: 7-0/245
Position: C
National Position Rank: NR
Video Highlights: LINK
Reported Scholarship Offers: UConn, Iowa, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Wichita State.

The Skinny: Baptiste fits the bill of what Iowa needs, a potentially force in the middle, albeit one that's raw. Baptiste would be a project but the Hawkeye staff has shown capable with what it's done with Olaseni. Other schools see the upside here as well, however, as evidenced by his offer list. The Hawkeyes could be on the outside looking in here going by his guardian's comments in a recent interview during which Iowa did not come up.

Rob's Favorite: UConn
Location: Brooklyn, NY
School: Jones County Junior College (MS)
Size: 6-4/200
Position: Combo Guard
National Position Rank: NR
Video Highlights: LINK
Scholarship Offers: Baylor, Dayton, Iowa, Miami, Mississippi State, South Carolina, St. John's, Texas Tech, West Virginia.

The Skinny: While another wing player doesn't address a need for the Hawkeyes, an experienced, athletic guard who can break down defenses would make a nice addition. Hall has a strong relationship with Iowa guard Trey Dickerson. It could convince him to officially visit Iowa City. Still, the pull of a school closer to home after spending two years in small town Mississippi might be too much for the Hawkeyes to overcome. Hall spoke to HI about his Iowa interest in late May.

Rob's Favorite: St. John's

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