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Another near-miss in recruiting for Iowa hoops

[ 0 ] June 22, 2014 |

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has suffered another near miss in his search for players.

Forward Tim Williams said Sunday that he will transfer to New Mexico to finish his college career. The 6-foot-8 Williams played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He picked the Lobos, who are coached by former Hawkeye assistant Craig Neal, over Iowa and Dayton after recently visiting all three schools.

Williams averaged 17.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season while shooting 60 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line. Williams was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year in 2012-2013 and was named first-team all-conference by the coaches this past season.

Williams graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, which is in suburban Chicago.

His decision is the latest setback for McCaffery in recruiting. Junior college forward Willie Atwood picked Arizona State over Iowa and Florida State in April, and Nevada transfer Cole Huff picked Creighton over Iowa in early May.

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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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