Saturday, April 21, 2007

Iowa's Losing Players

Iowa may be regretting letting Steve Alford go as head coach this off-season, as they've now lost two players because of it. First, top recruit and 28th rated point guard Dairese Gary asked and was granted a release from his letter of intent to go to Iowa, and will instead follow Alford to his new hangout in New Mexico.

Now it has been announced that Iowa's top returning player, freshman Tyler Smith, will be transferring from Iowa to be closer to his father, who is sick with cancer. Smith averaged 14.9 pts and a team leading 4.9 rebounds last season. Although Alford leaving wasn't directly the reason why Smith is transferring, it is likely he would have stayed with the Hawkeyes if Alford was still around.

Smith is from Tennessee, so I'd guess Memphis, Vanderbilt, or Tennessee will be getting a very nice place two seasons from now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, they really are going to be screwed. Smith was their only really talented player last year.