As expected, there were some ups and downs for Fran McCaffery during his first season at the helm of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Monday, was made an up day thanks to the commitment of Kyle Meyer.
A 6-foot-9 power forward at Alpharetta (Ga.) Northview, Meyer wanted to get his recruitment out of the way early and felt the time was right to pick Iowa.
"I felt that the school wants me as a player," Meyer told Rivals.com. "They weren't just looking to fill a spot. I really like the program, I love the coaching, I love the school. It's a great fit academically and for basketball."
With the size to bang in the paint and the skill to step out and face the basket in pick and pop situations, Meyer projects as a versatile big. It's that versatility and skill that sold Iowa's staff on him.
"I think coach likes my versatility," said the three-star prospect. "He can put me as a banger and then as a finesse guy who can play multiple positions."
With his recruitment out of the way, Meyer is looking forward to one final summer run with the always loaded Atlanta Celtics. He's also looking forward to putting in the work he'll need to ready himself for play in the Big Ten.
"It's a really big relief, I'm glad that I made this move," said Meyer. "Working on my defense is going to have to be one of my biggest things. I'm going to be going against bigger and faster guys than I'm used to."