Marcus Coker ran for 129 yards on 22 carries in his first featured role as a true freshman tailback.
Melsahn Basabe racked up 19 points and 8 boards in only 23 minutes against Illinois-Springfield in Iowa's first exhibition of the 2010-2011 season, and the true freshman figures to start at power forward for the Hawkeyes.
Both are manchildren with the likely inside track at starting at Iowa for the last three years of their careers in Iowa City. We're not assuming they'll be four-year stars, but this is a hell of a way to start down that road, isn't it?
One bruising true freshman plays tailback. One bruising true freshman plays power forward. Either way, they're going to be depended on in 2010, and sharing no other characteristics, we've got enough for an insanely speculative poll. Let's do this.
Do we want you to speculate? No. We want you to speculate wildly.
Which freshman do you have a bigger mancrush on?
Marcus Coker (804 votes)
Melsahn Basabe (430 votes)
1234 total votes