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Hawkeye player to transfer; McCaffery has three scholarships available

[ 0 ] April 8, 2014 |

The spring signing period for college basketball starts a week from Wednesday, and Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has another scholarship at his disposal.

The school announced that Kyle Meyer, a 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman forward from Alpharetta, Ga., will transfer from the program at the end of the spring semester.

That means McCaffery has three scholarships available for the 2014-15 season, but he may not fill them all this spring.

Iowa's Kyle Meyer (42) works against Quincy's Matt Roling during a game from 2012. (File photo)

Iowa’s Kyle Meyer (42) works against Quincy’s Matt Roling during a game from 2012. (File photo)

“We’ll probably carry it forward, but we will still keep looking,” McCaffery said, in a text message, about Meyer’s scholarship.

Trey Dickerson, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Williston State College in Williston, N.D., has committed to Iowa and plans to sign on April 16. Dickerson will have three seasons of eligibility with the Hawkeyes.

Iowa has also offered Willie Atwood, a 6-8 power forward from Connors State in Oklahoma. He has made an official campus visit to Iowa and is reportedly visiting Florida State this week.

Iowa signed two high school players last fall — Dominique Uhl, a 6-9 forward from Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., and Brady Ellingson, a 6-3 shooting guard from Sussex, Wis.

Meyer averaged 0.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12 games last season.

“Kyle and I had a healthy discussion at the conclusion of the season,” McCaffery said in a statement. “Ultimately he has decided to pursue more playing time and a larger role at another institution. Kyle has great work ethic and tremendous character, and will be a valuable teammate wherever he decides to go. We appreciate his hard work and positive attitude the last two years. Kyle has a bright future and we will assist him any way we can.”

Iowa also officially announced that Darius Stokes, who was on scholarship last season and has a year of eligibility remaining, would also transfer to another school. That had been previously reported. Stokes is on schedule to graduate in May and will be able to play at another school immediately.

Category: Big Ten, Hawkeye news, Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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