Iowa basketball: Five new faces will join Hawks roster next season

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Kaleb Wesson #34 of the Ohio State Buckeyes defends Cordell Pemsl #35 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the game at Value City Arena on February 10, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 82-64. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Kaleb Wesson #34 of the Ohio State Buckeyes defends Cordell Pemsl #35 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the game at Value City Arena on February 10, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 82-64. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 16: The Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate the win of the championship game against the Connecticut Huskies during the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 16: The Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate the win of the championship game against the Connecticut Huskies during the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

CJ Fredrick

Fredrick is probably the least known player on this list. Joining the Iowa basketball team as a three-star recruit in the shadows of top recruit Joe Wieskamp will do that to a player. Then, the decision was made to redshirt the freshman from Alexandria, Kentucky effectively ending his season before it even began.

Now entering a redshirt freshman season, will there be minutes for Fredrick?

Well, it first depends on if there are any additional departures. That being said, Fredrick will likely enter the season as the only true shooting guard on the roster that is on scholarship.

If he does get playing time, it will be just another three-point sniper option for the Iowa basketball team.

As a high school senior, Fredrick led his team to the Kentucky State Championship while averaging 23.1 points per game in route to being named Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year. What’s more impressive is that he shot 44.8% from behind the arc.

Fredrick is basically lethal from deep. Imagine that with this already potent offense.