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Though the Iowa Men's Basketball team played in Chicago on Tuesday night, they still had several very interested onlookers in attendance. The neutral court game gave Iowa a chance to have several of their recruiting targets make a shorter drive to see them play in person. And some of the interested onlookers are among the best in the nation in their respective recruiting classes. has this exclusive report...

Class of 2005 commit Tony Freeman was in attendance on Tuesday, making the very short trip to the United Center. Freeman plays for Saint Joe's in Chicago.

Jerry Smith, Jr. of Wisconsin was also on hand. Smith is a talented 6-foot-3 shooting guard in the class of 2006. He plays high school ball for Wauwatosa and he also plays AAU ball for the Playground Warriors. His entire family took in the game, as well as his high school coach.

6-foot-7, 225-pound forward Robert Eppinger from Rockford, Illinois (Jefferson High) was in attendance. CLICK HERE to see his picture. Eppinger is considered as one of the four or five best players in Illinois for the Class of 2006.

6-foot-3 guard E'Twaun Moore of East Chicago, Indiana was also in attendance, and he is considered to be one of the top sophomore guards in the state. A fellow Hoosier State sophomore guard, Dairese Gary of Concord, High School, was also Iowa's guest. Gary attended Iowa's Elite Camp this past summer and made a return visit in October.

Eric Gordon, one of the top guards in the country out of the sophomore class was also Iowa's guest. He hails from North Central High School in Indianapolis.

Gordon averaged 13.5 points per game as a freshman on a loaded team, as well as six rebound and five assists. He picked up Indiana's Freshman of the Year honors for his efforts.

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