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Iowa men’s basketball recruiting class ranked No. 12

[ 0 ] September 23, 2011 |

Fran McCaffery’s 2012 recruiting class received a huge boost with the addition of 7-foot center Adam Woodbury and now it’s paying off in the recruiting rankings.

Iowa’s 2012 class, which currently consists of four high school seniors, is ranked 12th nationally by ESPN.com at this stage.

Indiana has the highest ranked recruiting class among Big Ten teams at No. 3 nationally followed by Michigan State at No. 7 and then Iowa.

Two other Big Ten teams made the top 20 with Purdue’s class ranked 17th and Michigan at No. 19.

Arizona has the top-ranked class at this stage ahead of fellow Pacific-12 Conference member UCLA.

Woodbury, who attends Sioux City East High School, is widely regarded as one of the top 50 players in the 2012 senior class and he recently chose Iowa over North Carolina.

Iowa also has received a verbal commitment from Woodbury’s AAU teammate Mike Gesell, a 6-1 point guard from South Sioux City, Neb. Gesell is ranked among the top 100 players in the 2012 senior class by several recruiting services.

Rounding out Iowa’s class is 6-10 forward Kyle Meyer from Alpharetta, Ga., and 6-2 shooting guard Patrick Ingram from Indianapolis.

All four players are expected to sign national letters on intent in November during the early signing period.

McCaffery, who is entering his second season as the Iowa head coach, is prohibited from talking about a specific recruit until the recruit has signed a letter of intent.

McCaffery still has two more scholarships available for the 2012 class.

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About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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