A lot of former Iowa Hawkeyes are all over the world playing basketball, with one exception. We start with that exception:
Still in college
After toiling in Hawkeye basketball for three years, Wagner transferred to Kentucky to play football. He played just one year in high school but that was enough to catch the eye of the Wildcats. He was eligible last year, but has started to make a name for himself this year with 12 receptions for 248 yards (20.7 per) and two TDs.
Wagner has an extremely high percentage of positive plays when targeted, making acrobatic grabs or attracting penalties as defenders try to cover him. While he needs time on a practice squad to continue his development, it wouldn’t be surprising if a team uses a Day 3 draft pick on Wagner to avoid competing with other teams trying to sign him.
There’s a path to an NFL career for him and his coaches think he stands a pretty good chance. I rooting for him.
Moss had a busy offseason on the transfer market: after initially committing to Arkansas, he decided to shirk the “Ar” and just go to Kansas. He’ll be a factor as their premier three point shooter, though he’s been recently slowed by an injury. Whether or not he’s able to compete for a national title like many are prognosticating, well, that’s a different story.
Also, SNOOP DOGG. (Be careful watching at work, though it’s safe)
Kansas booked Snoop Dogg for a performance and got more than they expected— HOT 97 (@HOT97) October 7, 2019
The Athletic Director apologized after the performance. ♂️ #CongratulationsYouPlayedYourself #EbrointheMorning pic.twitter.com/6eDfycqUAJ
After transferring to Akron, he’ll sit out this year to play next year.
Cook was signed to the Denver Nuggets’ two-way contract which will allow him to play for the Nugs and a G-League team. Though Denver doesn’t have an explicit G-League team associated with them, this deal validates Cook’s decision to leave early. Get paid young man.
Woodbury has spent the last couple years with the Grand Rapids Drive of the G-League. Last season he averaged 6 points and 7 boards in 18 minutes. That beard, though.
Uthoff had a successful Summer League on the Pistons’ team but his whereabouts are unknown after some Googling.
Marble was recently cut by the Golden State Warriors but, if I am reading the terms of his contract correctly, has shifted to their G-League affiliate. He’s had a solid career in Europe, so this might be his last chance at an NBA gig before continuing overseas.
After strong seasons in Russia and Lithuania, White moved to Italy to play for Olimpia Milano. He’s seen a dip in minutes since his arrival as he’s competing with guys like Luis Scola for minutes.
Olaseni has been all over Europe, most recently playing in Turkey with Bursaspor. As a British national, he is also a member of their national team.
Jok toiled in the G-League for a couple of years before making the decision in the offseason to ply his trade overseas. In 4 games for the French team, Cholet, he’s averaged 8 points in 24 minutes.
LYIT Donegal are delighted to announce our first new signing for the 2019-20 @BballIrl season!— LYITDonegal (@LYITDonegal) August 10, 2019
24 year old Dom Uhl has joined LYIT from German ProA side Ehingen after completing a 4 year career with @IowaHoops
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the upcoming season soon! pic.twitter.com/JMk1IA5tCd
After a couple seasons in Kazakhstan, Clemmons found a home in Monaco. In three games, he’s averaged 8.0 points for the club.
Did I miss some people? Probably! But Googling is difficult.