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Iowa starting G CJ Fredrick enters transfer portal

Field Level Media
20 Apr 2021, 03:40 GMT+10

Iowa starting guard C.J. Fredrick is entering the transfer portal, he announced Monday.

As a sophomore in 2020-21, Fredrick started 27 games, missing four games with a lower-leg injury. He averaged 7.5 points per game and shot 47.4 percent from 3-point range. He had 52 assists and only 10 turnovers.

"I have come to the difficult decision to participate in this process," Fredrick posted to Twitter. "Thank you Coach (Fran) McCaffery and the entire basketball staff, all my teammates, and to Hawkeye Nation for giving me a chance. I give you my best."

Iowa led the Big Ten in scoring and was fifth in the nation, averaging 83.7 points per game, but the Hawkeyes will look vastly different next season.

They also will be losing senior Luka Garza, who was named Player of the Year and was second in the NCAA in scoring with 24.1 points per game. Joe Wieskamp, who has started all 97 games of his Iowa career, said last week he is entering the NBA draft but will maintain his eligibility should he choose to return to college.

Wieskamp was second on the team in scoring at 14.8 points.

Iowa finished the season 22-9 (15-7 Big Ten) and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes were upset in the second round by No. 7 Oregon 95-80.

--Field Level Media

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