IowaBig Ten dropped a pair of games to Illinoislast year. The Fighting Illini lead in games played in Champaign and overall. The Hawkeyes have won two of their last three in Champaign, but have lost 22 of their previous 26 dating to What TV channel is showing Iowa-Illinois? FS1 will air the Iowa-Illinois game.
But those 20 are spread through all four classes, so every day of the March tournament at Wells Fargo Arena will feature Division I-level talent. Here are the top college prospects to keep an eye on in Des Moines.
Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He's still filling in his frame, but he's just such a smart basketball player with light feet, a percent 3-point stroke and the ability to guard multiple positions inside and outside.
Carton graduating, Lipsey looks to be the next blue-chip point guard to come out of Iowa.
He stands , but he's got a Charles Barkley-like quality to the way he plays. Carter can score from all three levels at a high clip, and he's a tireless defender.
Norwalk won at Carlisle in a Jan. He was more comfortable off the ball last year.
He's athletic and nimble enough to stretch out to the perimeter, too. He'll have a high upside in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Staff photo by Ralph Musthaler 8. The prospect, who transferred in from Georgia this year, holds offers from Tulsa and Coppin State, plus interest from Grand Canyon, Valparaiso and South Dakota, among others.
His offense mostly comes down low and his jump shot has plenty of room for improvement. But this Green Bay signee is a college coach's dream when it comes to the ability to switch on defense. Courtesy of Ty Anderson Dowling won the game to advance to state.
Riggs offers both. He's averaging 6.
Colleges are always looking for 3-and-D wings, and DeVries fits the bill. Creighton is also aware of him. Everything he does is quick — and precise.
But playing basketball and baseball at Division II Upper Iowa was too good an opportunity to pass up. His college future is at point guard, but he plays a lot off the ball right now.
He'll assume that role next year at UNI. The hardworking, post has been averaging a double-double since basically the beginning of time. If he were 2 inches taller, he'd be a D-I scholarship kid.
At , he's got good height at the point, too. This will be a big summer for him. He could also have a college future in baseball as a pitcher or football as a quarterback. His stock will increase as his body matures and he gets quicker. He's visited Minnesota and Indiana.
UNI, Nebraska and Utah also have him on their radar.