Hawks land Bohannon
The Hawkeyes have finally landed another member of the Bohannon family.
After missing out on the oldest son of former Iowa quarterback Gordy Bohannon, Jason, and passing on offering the next two Bohannons (Zach and Matt), Fran McCaffery extended an offer to the youngest son, Jordan Bohannon, and he gave his verbal commitment.
The 2016 point guard from Linn-Mar High School, who played his AAU basketball with Martin Brothers, gave his verbal commitment to McCaffery on Thursday evening after receiving a scholarship offer from Iowa.
"I want to thank all the schools who recruited me and stayed with him throughout the process. I have decided to attend the University of Iowa," Bohannon said in a statement. "I've always dreamed of playing for my home state school and to do it with a great group of guys. I am looking forward to the future and I can't wait to be a Hawkeye!"
Bohannon had scholarship offers from DePaul, Lehigh Drake, Northern Iowa, and South Dakota State. He had planned to make official visits to DePaul and Lehigh in September, but the offer from Iowa came and he accepted it right away.
As a junior at Linn-Mar High School, Bohannon averaged 18 points and 4 assists per game. He shot an impressive 42% from three last season.
Bohannon took a big step up in the eyes of college coaches this spring and summer on the AAU circuit, including leading Martin Brothers to an AAU national title in July in Louisville.
"He has really evolved into a guard that can really create space and he's learned to not put himself into bad situations as he has gotten older," said Martin Brothers Head Coach Hank Huddleson. "He has always been able to shoot the ball from deep with consistency and he's just added more and more to his game. I think it's been important that as he has gotten stronger, he's become a better overall player."
Bohannon becomes the third member of the Martin Brothers to verbally commit to Iowa's Class of 2016, joining 6-foot-7 forward Cordell Pemsl and 6-foot-9 post Ryan Kriener. The trio has actually played only one event together and that was back on Memorial Day weekend in 2014. Pemsl missed the AAU season this year due to injury and Kriener joined the Martin Brothers program officially this spring.
"I think they have pretty good chemistry, Huddleson said. "Jordan and Cordell definitely have good chemistry because they played together for a couple of years. Ryan joined us this spring and he and Jordan played well together for us during the spring and summer."
With the three verbal commitments to the Class of 2016, Iowa now has one scholarship remaining.