While Iowa football is in the spotlight on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as the Hawkeyes take on the Cyclones in the 68th meeting in the Cy-Hawk series, Iowa basketball has news of their own.
Things have been relatively quiet for Fran McCaffery and staff as they’ve been able to do their first in-person evaluations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that has started heating up since the kickoff of the 2021 college football season. In Iowa’s season opener against Indiana, the Hawkeyes hosted a pair of high-profile recruits in the class of 2022.
That included in-state combo guard Josh Dix of Council Bluffs. Dix had taken an unofficial visit earlier in the summer, but opted to take an official at the earliest opportunity. He was set to follow that up with a trip to Wisconsin this weekend. But plans changed.
On Saturday, rather than visit Madison, Dix announced his commitment to the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Dix is a talented scorer who has seen his recruitment take off in the last year. At 6’5” he’s got excellent length for the guard spot and he can flat out shoot it. As a junior at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, Dix averaged 19.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game while shooting nearly 38% from beyond the arc and 55% from the field overall.
But beyond the shooting, Dix really developed in the last year as a penetrator and finisher at the rim. He’s not a freak athlete, but he’s crafty with the ball and has a knack for getting enough space to find an angle and finishes well in traffic.
Josh Dix (2022, Guard) has offers from Purdue, Iowa, Wake Forest, Colorado State, Drake and others. He’s got a good balance of offensive skills that were on full display at the #RLHoops event in Lincoln. @J0shDix @OSACrusaders pic.twitter.com/r6jMblV8kp— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) May 16, 2021
Those talents earned Dix offers from Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota, Wake Forest and Drake, as well as a 3-star rating by both Rivals and 247 Sports.
The addition of Dix puts Iowa at two commitments in the class of 2022. He joins Boston point guard Dasonte Bowen, who committed to Iowa in June. McCaffery and staff are expected to take at least one more commitment in the class, but has the flexibility to add two more if the right players are available.
Welcome aboard Josh Dix!