Dave Telep attends countless high school games and AAU tournaments during the course of the year, and we asked him to weigh in with his first hand analysis on three recruits that Iowa has targeted to fill out their remaining two scholarships they have available in the class of 2005-2006 class.
"He's a commodity because he can stroke the basketball from deep. From an Iowa perspective, here's a kid who appears headed to the Big Ten and that's a help. When you know a guy wants to stay close to home, in terms of the region, it makes it easier to really chase him down hard. When the guy has a stroke and a grandfather who is in the basketball hall of fame, that makes the decision to recruit him hard all the easier. This kid wants the basketball in his hands when it's on the line and he's a confident shooter."
"The New York transplant looks alright in the Midwest. The thing about Hughes that really stands out is how strong a finisher he is. He loves to get himself into the paint and make a play. He shoots it a little better than I originally thought. He's not the biggest guy but his strength takes him places."
"Maybe no one in the class of 2006 elevated his game as much as Collins did. He went from being a Top 10 player at his position to arguably either the best or #2 point guard in the country. This guy has tremendous vision and he's shot the basketball with precision in the spring. Basically, this is one of the elite guards in the country and whoever gets him gets an instant starter. He'll be tough to mine out of Illinois but more than worth the effort."