After an offseason of Ls, the Iowa Hawkeyes get another clear win after Filip Rebraca’s commitment: Jordan Bohannon will be returning for his sixth season.
The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow had the news alongside a hype tape from Bohannon himself:
In the piece linked, he attributed a number of different items to cementing his decision to return: being able to play in front of fans again, brotherly advice, CJ Fredrick’s departure, and what everybody has been clamoring for: a change in role. Bohannon said Fran “talked about the option of me playing the 2 this year and hunting my shot and that Joe can set me up.”
One of the consistent complaints of Fredrick was that he did not hunt his shot enough and that will be no such issue with Bohannon. He’s never shied away from shots in his career:
Concerns remain, especially on the defensive end of the court, but McCaffery’s pitch included “players on the current roster wanted him back” which should ameliorate some questions about team chemistry.
Iowa is getting a player who can make shots in this league, which is something sorely missing from the roster as it stood earlier today. His return makes the Hawkeyes better.