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Patrick McCaffery commits to Iowa

Iowa hoops landed another top prospect Oct. 5 – Patrick McCaffery, a son of head coach Fran McCaffery.

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Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery speaks during a press conference before a men's basketball practice in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.  The Hawkeyes will travel to Europe on August 6 for 12 days. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery speaks during a press conference before a men's basketball practice in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The Hawkeyes will travel to Europe on August 6 for 12 days. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery speaks during a press conference before a men's basketball practice in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The Hawkeyes will travel to Europe on August 6 for 12 days. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)


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By Adam Hensley | [email protected]

Many could have predicted where Iowa City West forward Patrick McCaffery would wind up committing to play college hoops, but the junior made his commitment “official” via Twitter on the evening of Oct. 5.

McCaffery, a son of Iowa hoops head coach Fran McCaffery, ranks as ESPN’s 30th-best recruit in the 2019 class, earning a four-star rating and a grade of 89.

247 Sports also tabs Patrick McCaffery as a four-star prospect but grades him with a 0.9847 composite score (according to the website, this rating signifies a “player has excellent pro potential and should emerge as one of the best in the country before the end of his career”).

Patrick McCaffery is the top basketball recruit for the 2019 class in the state of Iowa.

Since 2012, Fran McCaffery has landed seven four-star players, a steep increase in high-profile recruits from the one four-star prospect (Tyler Smith) Iowa snagged from 2002-2011.

Patrick McCaffery is one of three players in ESPN’s top 30 for 2019 to officially commit to a school so far. Last season as a sophomore at West, he averaged 13.8 points per game, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 blocks per game (Quik Stats Iowa) while helping West to a 23-3 record.

Various former Hawkeyes took to Twitter to congratulate him on making his decision official.

The Hawkeyes will open their season on Oct. 27 against William Jewell College in Carver-Hawkeye at 7 p.m.

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