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Top 125 center Luka Garza to Iowa

An Iowa team which looks relatively thin in the post for the 2016-2017 campaign added a key big man to bolster the paint from 2017 and beyond on Saturday. 6′-10″ center Luka Garza of Maret School (DC) committed to the Hawkeyes.

Garza joins Connor McCaffrey, an in-state wing and head coach Fran McCaffrey’s son, in the class at Iowa.

A true big man at 230 pounds, Garza reportedly averaged 24 points per game as a junior and can really get it done as a post. Iowa doesn’t have a true pivot currently, and Garza should have the ability to step in and play, given his talent.

Garza already visited Alabama, and had official visits to Georgia and Notre Dame scheduled.

Iowa Scholarship Grid

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsChristian Williams (So)Christian Williams (Jr)Christian Williams (Sr)Jordan Bohannon (Sr)
Jordan Bohannon (Fr)Jordan Bohannon (So)Jordan Bohannon (Jr)
WingsPeter Jok (Sr)Brady Ellingson (Jr)Brady Ellingson (Sr)Isaiah Moss (Sr)
Brady Ellingson (So)Nicholas Baer (Jr)Nicholas Baer (Sr)Maishe Dailey (Sr)
Nicholas Baer (So)Isaiah Moss (So)Isaiah Moss (Jr)Connor McCaffrey (Jr)
Isaiah Moss (Fr)Maishe Dailey (So)Maishe Dailey (Jr)Joe Wieskamp (So)
Maishe Dailey (Fr)Connor McCaffrey (Fr)Connor McCaffrey (So)
Joe Wieskamp (Fr)
PostsDominique Uhl (Jr)Dominique Uhl (Sr)Ahmad Wagner (Sr)Tyler Cook (Sr)
Dale Jones (Jr)Dale Jones (Sr)Tyler Cook (Jr)Ryan Kriener (Sr)
Ahmad Wagner (So)Ahmad Wagner (Jr)Ryan Kriener (Jr)Luka Garza (Jr)
Cordell Pemsl (Fr)Cordell Pemsl (So)Luka Garza (So)Jack Nunge (Jr)
Tyler Cook (Fr)Tyler Cook (So)Jack Nunge (So)
Ryan Kriener (Fr)Ryan Kriener (So)
Luka Garza (Fr)
Jack Nunge (Fr)

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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