Though the offseason has been going on for the better part of three weeks, the transfer carousel hasn’t made a stop in Iowa City.
Cordell Pemsl announced his transfer from the Iowa Hawkeyes earlier today in a classic Friday news dump:
From a pure performance perspective, the transition makes sense. Throughout much of this season, Pemsl saw his role diminish once again. As a redshirt junior, he played just 12 minutes a game and averaged 2.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. He also had compounding bad news off the court with a preseason OWI and another arrest for driving with a suspended license.
Fran McCaffery had kind words to say about Cordell, who has McCaffery’s “complete support in the coming months.”
For his career, he averaged 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Hawk fans will remember his pesky attitude throughout four Cy-Hawk games in which Iowa won three and perseverance through multiple knee injuries.
The news leaves Jordan Bohannon as the only player left from the 2017 class barring additional news.
As for the 2020-21 season, the microscope focuses in on Jack Nunge, who is Iowa’s only returning big behind All-American Luka Garza *and coming off of his own knee injury. The Hawks will lean on fellow juniors Joe Wieskamp and Connor McCaffery to fill in at the four before turning to freshmen Keegan & Kris Murray and Josh Ogundele.
We wish Pemsl the best of luck as he enters the portal in especially uncertain times.