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13 Days until Iowa Basketball: Austin Ash

Austin Ash can shoot!

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Oh yeah, what a feeling! Football is in the air which means Iowa Hawkeyes basketball is right around the corner. We’ll be counting down the days, here and there, until Iowa’s first game tips off. The countdown continues with… Ryan Kriener.


55: Luka Garza
51: Nicholas Baer
35: Cordell Pemsl
30: Connor McCaffery
25: Tyler Cook
24: Nico Hobbs
20: Riley Till
15: Ryan Kriener

Austin Ash
G, 6’2”, 170 lbs
RS Freshman, Cedar Rapids, IA (Mount Vernon)

Austin Ash is a walk-on freshman for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He spent the 2017-18 season redshirting after getting some run on Iowa’s European Tour.

The spindly sharpshooter has never missed according to his smooth jazz-backed mix tape:

His high school accolades include: career school leader in 3-pointers made, first team all-conference, all-district, and second-team all-state his senior year when he averaged 23 points.

Like Riley Till but unlike Nico Hobbs, none of his family members are on the staff of a professional baseball team who plays games in Chicago’s south side.

As with the other walk-ons, any time logged is best enjoyed with the Hawkeyes up by a billion. I, for one, look forward to Ash draining a three from Bohannon range and the crowd going apoplectic.