Iowa basketball: Hawks extend scholarship offer to 2020 center

The Iowa basketball team is continuing to build it’s 2020 recruiting class as it extended an offer to 2020 center Josh Ogundele.

There’s a lot that can be ready into a scholarship offer to a guy playing the same position as coveted in-state recruit Xavier Foster, but instead of digging too deep, I am going to take it at the surface level for now. The Iowa basketball team likes what they see in Josh Ogundele just like they did with Chicago center Martice Mitchell, and they want to hedge their bet on Xavier Foster, who is scheduled for an official visit with the Hawks in two weeks at the Penn State game.

Ogundele, a Great Britain native, currently plays for Worcester Academy in Massachusetts and at 6’10” 240 pounds, he is a big dude who is starting to attract quite a bit of interest.

To date, Ogundele has 15 offers with the Iowa basketball not only being the latest offer, but the only Power 5 offer the 2020 center has received.

While that is likely to change in the coming months for the three-star prospect, the timing is interesting as the Hawks continue to recruit Oskaloosa prospect Xavier Foster.

If two of Foster, Ogundele, and Mitchell commit to the Iowa basketball team, do they envision spacing out the classes or playing them together, creating a big and tall front court similar to what we are going to see this year with Jack Nunge and Luka Garza playing the 4 and 5?

Given Mitchell and Ogundele’s size and Foster’s skill set, I could actually see any of them being perfectly fine at the 4, even in the Iowa basketball team’s offense, but we will see how it all plays out over the coming months.

My guess is once the Xavier Foster domino drops, in whichever direction, we are going to see significant movement on the 2020 recruiting front.

As of right now, the Iowa basketball team has just one commitment, Chicago’s Ahron Ulis, in the class of 2020.