IOWA CITY, IA - University of Iowa Men's Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery announced today that Bryce Cartwright has signed a tender to attend the University of Iowa. Cartwright is the second recruit for McCaffery at Iowa.
"We are excited to have Bryce become part of our Hawkeye family," said McCaffery. "He will be an excellent backcourt player for us who will definitely make an impact in our up-tempo style of play."
Cartwright is a 6-1, 180-pound guard from Compton, CA. Cartwright prepped at Dominguez High School, played his freshman year of collegiate basketball at Fresno State and sophomore campaign at Paris Junior College in Texas.
As a freshman at Fresno State, Cartwright competed in all 34 contests, starting 20. He averaged 4.9 points, 3.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals per contest. Cartwright led the team in free-throw percentage, making 34-of-46 attempts (.739). He ranked second on the team in assists, and boasted the sixth-best assist/turnover ratio (1.6) and ninth-best assist average in the conference. Cartwright netted double figures six times, including a career-high 20 points in a thrilling 90-87 overtime triumph at Cal Poly. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.9 assists against league competition.
This past season at Paris JC, Cartwright averaged nine points and 3.5 assists in helping lead his team to a 27-6 overall record while winning the Region XIV North Zone title with a 17-3 mark. Cartwright averaged 15.7 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in three contests en route to a runner-up finish at the Region XIV Tournament.
Cartwright led his high school team to a 32-3 record, averaging 13 points and seven rebounds his senior season in 2008. He was tabbed first team CIF Southern Section and San Gabriel Valley League. Cartwright was also recognized to MaxPreps National Division All Tournament team. He was a McDonald's All-American nominee and earned the CIF Sportsmanship Award his senior campaign.
Cartwright will join already signed Hawkeye recruits Devyn Marble, Zach McCabe and Melsahn Basabe on the 2010-11 Iowa roster.
2010 Incoming Recruits
Melsahn Basabe F 6-7 215 Glen Cove, NY (St. Mark's)
Bryce Cartwright G 6-1 180 Compton, CA (Dominguez HS/Paris JC)
Devyn Marble G/F 6-5 180 Southfield, MI (Lathrup)
Zach McCabe F 6-7 215 Sioux City, IA (Bishop Heelan)