Iowa men's hoops to hold open tryout

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 21, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa men's basketball team will hold an open tryout for those interested in joining the Hawkeyes as a walk-on, according to a release.

The tryout would likely be for a single spot, and the player selected would primarily play on Iowa's practice squad, said Matt Weitzel, an assistant sports information director.

Interested individuals must be full-time students taking at least 12 hours of classes at Iowa, must have passed a physical examination in the past six months, and should call basketball administrative assistant Drew Speraw for more details at 319-335-9385.

The three requirements must be fulfilled before Oct. 27.

If the team selects a player from the tryout, it will be the second-straight year that head coach Fran McCaffery has added a late walk-on. The second-year coach brought then-senior forward T.J. Sayre aboard to give his post players a big body to practice against last season.

Iowa has added two walk-ons for the 2011-12 season; the team announced it was pushing its roster to 16 players with the additions of sophomore Steven McCarty and freshman Kyle Denning on Oct. 4.

— by Seth Roberts

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