Feb 26, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Josh Oglesby (2) makes a basket over Illinois Fighting Illini guard Sam Maniscalco (0) during the second half at Assembly Hall. Illinois won 65-54. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Junior Guard Josh Oglesby Will Be In Uniform Sunday

According to hawkeyesports.com, junior guard Josh Oglesby, who has missed the first third of the season with a fracture in his foot, will return to the floor on Sunday afternoon for the Iowa Hawkeyes as they take on Arkansas Pine-Bluff in the non-conference finale.

“I am looking forward to getting back on the court with my teammates. … It stinks sitting on the bench and watching them play.” – Josh Oglesby, hawkeyesports.com

Oglesby was recruited out of Cedar Rapids as a sharp shooter, but has seen some struggles from behind the arc.  You expect his game to be a little more well-rounded now that he is entering his third year.  Obviously it is going to take some getting used to, but Sunday is a perfect game for Oglesby to take part in.  I wouldn’t expect big minutes, but he will see the floor in what should be a blowout.

Oglesby is a career 31% three point shooter in a Hawkeye uniform and is coming of a year in which he averaged about 4.5 points for Coach Fran McCaffery off the bench.

Iowa is currently shooting 36% from behind arc this year and I expect Oglesby to only make that percentage go up.

When asked about what having Josh back will do for the team, sophomore point guard, Mike Gesellhad this to say.

“Obviously his shooting. …  He’s also a very good defender, I think his defense is pretty underrated. So he’s going to bring that. He’s a competitor. He’s another guy that you can find in transition. He’s another guy we can rely on to make shots, and he’s going to bring a lot to the table for us.” – Mike Gesell, thegazette.com

Oglesby will take the floor with his teammates for the first time this year on Sunday afternoon against Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

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