Iowa Basketball: Ten Questions Heading Into the Off-Season

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Mar 20, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Ryan Arcidiacono (15) is defended by Iowa Hawkeyes center Adam Woodbury (34) and guard Peter Jok (14) during the second half in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa Basketball team graduates four key contributors from this past season’s NCAA Tournament team.  They are bringing in some really nice talent, but there are still some question marks as we head into the off-season.

With the graduation of four starters, the Iowa basketball team will look a lot different next season.  They could potentially lose that fifth starter in Peter Jok if he decides that the NBA is the way to go.  There is little doubt that he’ll return to Iowa City for his senior season, but the possibility of losing all five starters is there.

They are going to have a particularly young core considering there will be only two seniors on the roster in Jok and Dale Jones, who did not play last season due to injury.

They’ll have a junior in Dom Uhl, four sophomores, and five freshman, by my count.  You don’t have to be a rocket scientist for figure out that this is going to be a young inexperienced group next year.

However, they’ll have a senior in Jok that can score with the best of them, another senior in Jones that has the ability to hit shots from way beyond the arc, and a junior in Uhl that has had plenty of playing time over the course of his first two season in Iowa City.

It’s going to be up to guys like Nicholas Baer, who was very good this past season, Ahmad Wagner, who is still a very raw player, but about as athletic as they come, and Christian Williams who will likely start at point guard next year.

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