October 3, 2012

2015 guard visits Iowa

Coach Fran McCaffery and his staff have turned their focus to future recruiting classes. That means bringing in potential recruiting targets in for unofficial visits and the Hawkeyes hosted a top prospect out of Minnesota in the Class of 2015 this past weekend. Sacar Anim from De LaSalle High School in Minneapolis visited Iowa this past weekend with his parents and came away impressed.

"It was a great visit," said the 6-foot-3 guard prospect. "I really like the coaches, the players, and the fans at Iowa. They really treated us well on our visit."

Anim's visit started on Saturday morning when they met assistant coach Andrew Francis, who took the family on a quick tour of the campus. Then he watched the Iowa basketball team practice at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, which was followed by a tour of Iowa's new basketball practice facility.

He and his parents also had a chance to sit down with Coach McCaffery in the morning to get to know each other better.

"It was great to sit down with Coach McCaffery. He wanted to get to know us better and talked about my game and he also talked a lot about academics. He said he wants to come see me play this year and continue to build our relationship," Anim said.

McCaffery will get his chance to see Anim and his De LaSalle teammates in December when they travel to Iowa to play at Wells Fargo Arena for the Heartland Shootout. Anim said Coach McCaffery and Coach Francis said they would be in attendance.

Before leaving in the late afternoon, Anim attended Iowa's win over Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium. He was very impressed by the Hawkeye fans and how they support their team.

"I liked the football game a lot. The fans were really into it and very supportive. They love their Hawkeyes."

Last weekend, Anim and his parents visited Northern Iowa and enjoyed their trip to Cedar Falls. He indicated that in addition to Iowa and UNI, Wisconsin, Penn State, Detroit, South Dakota State, and Rice have shown interest and he is still waiting for his first scholarship offer.

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