Three-star point guard Joe Toussaint commits to the Iowa Hawkeyes
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa's 2019 point guard recruiting saga is over.
Joe Toussaint, a three-star product of the Bronx in New York, confirmed to the Register that he committed to the Hawkeyes on Saturday during his official visit. 247Sports was first to report.
"Just felt right to me," Toussaint told the Register. "I just met coach Fran (McCaffery) and he treats me like a son already and I know would put me around good people. And it was a matter of me seeing if I like it or not, and I love it."
Toussaint was visiting during Iowa's huge recruiting weekend, which featured official visits from Trayce Jackson-Davis, Xavier Foster and Patrick McCaffery as well.
After evaluating point guard prospects for much of the spring and July evaluation periods, Fran McCaffery extended offers to three 2019 point guards July 31: Toussaint, Bryan Greenlee and Yuri Collins. Greenlee and Collins were scheduled to visit Iowa City these next two weekends. Obviously, they won't anymore.
The 247Sports Composite gives Toussaint three stars and ranks him the No. 229 prospect in the 2019 class — and the No. 24 point guard.
Toussaint played with Patrick McCaffery during June's NBPA Top 100 camp and had already established a relationship with him before taking his official to Iowa.
"(Patrick) is a knockdown shooter, so every time I penetrate and kick, I already know a 3 is going in," Toussaint told the Register this week. "I’m just excited. It’s my first official visit and it’s out of the state — it’s a different environment and stuff. So I’m looking forward to it."
Toussaint was also considering UNLV, Dayton and Wichita State.
Iowa now has two 2019 recruits in McCaffery and Toussaint. It is hoping to land Jackson-Davis as its third, but he is a long shot.
Matthew Bain covers college football and basketball recruiting for the Des Moines Register. He also helps out with Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball coverage for HawkCentral and Cyclone Insider. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.