Iowa had two vacant spots remaining heading into the 2016-2017 season after Brandon Hutton and Andrew Fleming elected to transfer. One spot was secured immediately when walk-on Nicholas Baer was awarded a scholarship. Now both are locked down after the commitment of Maishe Dailey according to Matt Goul of Cleveland.com who was at his announcement earlier today. Dailey was originally a Rutgers commit before the dismissal of head coach Eddie Jordan. Dailey joins a class that also includes Cordell Pemsl, Ryan Kreiner, Tyler Cook, and Jordan Bohannon.
Dailey had other offers from the likes of Eastern Michigan, George Mason, Toledo, and Robert Morris, in addition to Iowa and of course Rutgers before their staff was removed.
He's a combo-guard with a lot of length, at 6-foot-6 and 180 pounds. Dailey will assuredly have to bulk up and probably have to redshirt a year to familiarize himself with the physical nature of BIg Ten play since he's a little slight in weight and strength.
Dailey went a little bit under-the-radar as Iowa missed on other guards Charlie Moore and Christian Vital. Moore has not chosen a school yet but left the Hawkeyes out of his top 10 while Vital made his verbal pledge to Kevin Ollie and UConn.
A three-star guard out of northeast Ohio, Dailey snuck in an official visit to Iowa about a week ago and was seemingly offered on that trip. It was thought that Iowa may hang onto the last available scholarship and use it on a 2017 prospect in the next class. Instead, Fran McCaffery pulled the trigger on Maishe Dailey who has followed suit with a commitment.