Iowa men come up just short again on hoops recruit

Pat Harty
Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery has been dealt yet another setback in recruiting.

High school forward O.G. Anunoby announced on Tuesday that he would attend Indiana. The 6-foot-7 senior from Jefferson City, Mo., recently had narrowed his list of schools to the Hoosiers, the Hawkeyes, Georgia and Mississippi.

McCaffery is trying to add to Iowa's 2015 recruiting class, which currently has three players committed. He still has two scholarships available for the 2015 class, but getting a fourth player penciled in has been difficult.

High School forwards Ed Morrow, Samir Sehic and Alex Illikainan recently picked Nebraska, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, respectively, after having Iowa among their top schools.

McCaffery could hold both scholarships and use them in the spring signing period, which will start in April.

The three players expected to sign with Iowa during the early signing period in November are 6-4 shooting guard Andrew Fleming from Nashville, Tenn.; 6-5 small forward Brandon Hutton from Chicago; and 6-7 forward Ahmad Wagner from Huber Heights, Ohio.

Wagner is also being recruited in football as a receiver, but he reportedly still plans to sign with Iowa in November.