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0 Days Until Iowa Basketball: Michael Baer

The walk-on started out as a student manager

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

It’s November, which means Iowa Hawkeyes basketball is HERE! While the Hawks played an exhibition match on Saturday, we’re still counting down the days until Iowa’s first official game tips off later today. The countdown concludes with… Michael Baer.


55: Luka Garza
51: Nicholas Baer
35: Cordell Pemsl
30: Connor McCaffery
25: Tyler Cook
24: Nico Hobbs
20: Riley Till
15: Ryan Kriener
13: Austin Ash
10: Joe Wieskamp
5: C.J. Fredrick
4: Isaiah Moss
3: Jordan Bohannon
2: Jack Nunge
1: Maishe Dailey

Michael Baer
F, 6’6”, 200 lbs
Sophomore, Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf)

To conclude the countdown of Iowa Hawkeye basketball players is the final installment of our four-part walk on series: Michael Baer. Baer spent his first year of college, 2017-18, as a student manager for the basketball team.

He is not related to any Chicago White Sox executives but is related to Nicholas Baer, Iowa’s senior forward. Like his brother, he also attended Bettendorf high school and posted far more modest stats and accolades as a prep. It is fairly unlikely we see him replicate an ascent into the rotation.

He played in Iowa’s exhibition game and tallied a three trillion! Fun times. May more trillions be in his future.