Iowa is only set to lose one player after the year in Peter Jok. There's other question marks that could also finish their careers in Iowa City after this season, such as Dale Jones. But the only certain departure will be Jok.
Despite that, the Hawkeyes signed two players in the class of 2017 from the early signing period. The two signees were big man Luka Garza of Washington, D.C. and Jack Nunge, a forward from Indianapolis. Head coach Fran McCaffery's son Connor is also committed, but he will not sign during the early period.
McCaffery shared his thoughts on Garza.
“The thing that has impressed me about Luka is how he continues to work, how he changed his body, and how that changed his game. I’ve always loved what he brings to the table, and that is a post player who can stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting. He is a skilled, strong and physical post player. His athletic ability changed when he got thinner, and by virtue of that you are seeing someone who has become a dominate player on the floor. Very few people at that size have the low-post game and perimeter shooting ability that he has.”
Fran also discussed new signee Jack Nunge.
“There are a number of things that jump out at you when you first watch Jack play. Not only is he an incredible perimeter shooter for someone that big, but he affects the game a number of ways. He can rebound, block shots, run, handle the basketball, and make plays for himself or his teammates. I believe he’s going to have a great impact in our program for a long time.”