Iowa basketball had two more open slots for their roster after the departures of Andrew Fleming and Brandon Hutton, both opting to transfer. Fleming has settled in at UT-Chattanooga while Hutton's new home is at Indian Hills Community College. One of those two vacancies was gobbled up by walk-on Nicholas Baer, who was awarded a scholarship soon after the culmination of the 2015-2016 season.
The second spot has remained open despite aggressive pursuits of guards Charlie Moore and Christian Vital. Vital chose UConn while Moore did not include the Hawkeyes in his latest top 10. Moore was originally committed to Memphis but opened his recruitment back up after head coach Josh Pastner left to take the head coaching opening at Georgia Tech.
Another new name has popped up and it has progressed rapidly. Combo-guard Maishe Dailey of Beachwood, Ohio, originally a Rutgers commit, has Iowa in the discussion for his services. He withdrew his name from the Scarlet Knights' class once head coach Eddie Jordan was dismissed.
Dailey has been to the Hawkeyes' campus recently, he confirmed.
"It was an official visit to Iowa that I took," Dailey said in a message to Derek Young of Hawkeye Insider. "I'm going to keep everything else confidential until my decision tomorrow at 2:45."
With an announcement scheduled so soon after an official visit to Iowa City, it definitely seems like an indication of Iowa's chances. A confirmation of whether or not an offer was delivered to Dailey has been unable to be confirmed at this time, as he has chosen to remain confidential with any additional news, but it certainly seems like he received positive vibes during his stay with the Iowa hoops staff.
Scout will have the news and up-to-date information surrounding Dailey's decision once he announces tomorrow.