NCB On The Trail: Iowa

ESPN 100 SF headed to Auburn

September, 1, 2013
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Auburn landed a commitment from ESPN 100 small forward Sam Logwood (Indianapolis/La Lumiere) on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-7 wing holds offers from Creighton, Mississippi State, Iowa, Bradley, Indiana State and Miami (Ohio). Logwood is the first recruit in the 2014 class for the Tigers.

Marquette lands four-star forward 

June, 26, 2013
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Power forward Malek Harris (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg) verbally committed to Marquette on Wednesday, ESPN.com has confirmed.

Iowa inks lone signee Peter Jok 

November, 14, 2012
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The Iowa Hawkeyes signed their only 2013 recruit on Wednesday, the school announced.

Small forward Peter Jok (Des Moines, Ia./Valley) inked his letter of intent with the Hawkeyes.

"We are thrilled that Peter Jok is going to become part of the Hawkeye family," head coach Fran McCaffery said. "He has a complete skill set that will be a great asset to our team. He's an excellent athlete who can play four different positions, and is a terrific 3-point shooter. Peter is exactly what we are looking for in this class."

Jok, a native of Sudan, averaged 10.2 points while making 37 percent of his 3-point attempts as a junior last season.

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Iowa gets first 2013 commitment in SF Jok 

September, 23, 2012
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Small forward Peter Jok (Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) verbally committed to Iowa on Sunday, giving the Hawkeyes their first commitment from the class of 2013, mulitple sources are reporting.

"[Coach] Fran McCaffery continues to build his Iowa program," said ESPN.com's Paul Biancardi. "Jok is a big guard who at 6-5 can make 3s well beyond the arc. With [current freshmen] Adam Woodbury inside and Mike Gesell outside at the point, Jok is someone who will create space for other teammates with his sharpshooting."

"The big picure here is that since McCaffery took over at Iowa, he and his staff have dug their heels into protecting the state of Iowa and surrounding areas to secure talent."

Jok, a native of the Sudan, held offers from Creighton, Clemson, Illinois and Iowa State.

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According to the Pioneer Press, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski offered a scholarship to sophomore point guard Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley H.S.) earlier this week.

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According to the Indianapolis Star, 6-foot-9 junior power forward Luke Fischer (Germantown, Wisc./Germantown) gave Indiana head coach Tom Crean a verbal commitment on Saturday.

Fischer committed following the Hoosiers upset of No. 2 Ohio State which he attended. He also held offers from Boston College, Iowa, Marquette and Creighton.

Fischer is the third verbal pledge for Crean from the 2013 class, joining small forwards Collin Hartman (Fishers, Ind./Cathedral) and Devin Davis (Indianapolis/Warren Central).



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Iowa announced the signing of five prospects to letters of intent on Wednesday.

ESPNU 100 recruits Adam Woodbury (Sioux City, Iowa/East H.S.) and Mike Gesell (Sioux City, Neb./South Sioux City H.S.) lead the way for Hawkeyes. They will be joined in Iowa City by center Kyle Meyer (Alpharetta, Ga./Northview H.S.) shooting guard Patrick Ingram (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central H.S.) and point guard Anthony Clemmons (Lansing, Mich./Sexton H.S.).

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ESPNU 100 Hawkins picks USF 

October, 24, 2011
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Huntington (W.Va.) Prep head coach Rob Fulford confirmed to ESPN.com that Top 100 shooting guard Javontae Hawkins (Flint, Mich.) verbally committed to South Florida on Monday.

"Hawkins is a great get for head coach Stan Heath," said ESPN.com's Reggie Rankin. "He's a true shooting guard with size and athletic ability and he can score in bunches with range to the arc. Reminds me of a young RIP Hamilton at times.

"Hawkins' ability to score should help the Bulls immediately."

Hawkins had schools such as LSU, Arizona State, West Virginia, DePaul, Cincinnati, Iowa and Virginia Tech after his services. He joins two junior college transfers in head coach Stan Heath's 2012 class, center Waverly Austin (Fredericksburg, Va./Palm Beach State College) and shooting guard Musa Abdul-Aleem (Atlanta/Georgia Perimeter College).

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