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0 Hours until Iowa Basketball: Michael Baer

The Iowa big man will lean on his teammates has he faces a ton of adversity

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Iowa Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a weird year. The start of Iowa Hawkeyes basketball is imminent amidst a delayed football season. We’ll continue our postponed countdown over the next 24 hours. Next up: Jack Nunge.

Previously:

55: Luka Garza
30: Connor McCaffery
24: Nico Hobbs
23: Josh Ogundele
22: Patrick McCaffery
20: Kris Murray
15: Keegan Murray
13: Austin Ash
11: Tony Perkins
10: Joe Wieskamp
5: CJ Fredrick
4: Ahron Ulis
3: Jordan Bohannon
2: Jack Nunge
1: Joe Toussaint


Michael Baer
Forward, 6’7”, 215 lbs
RS Junior, Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf)

The brother of Nicholas Baer, Michael’s playing time was limited and restricted to garbage time, but he did have a record-breaking performance throughout his Hawkeye career. According to Hawkeye Sports, his three against Savannah State last year was the 19th of the day for the Hawks, which set a new record.

It was his only three of the 2018-19 season.

In 2019-20, Baer played in five games, notching a basket and five rebounds.

For 2020-21, more of the same can be expected. Much of his work will be unseen as a member of the scout team and celebrator extraordinaire. But if he’s anything like his brother, he’ll give it his all and leave everything on the court.

No matter who is, or isn’t, watching.