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Thursday, November 11, 2004
Odds and Ends
Iowa signed Tony Freeman, a 5'11" point guard from St. Joseph's high school in Westchester, Illinois. He averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game as a junior last year.

The Quad City Times reports that the Hawkeyes also signed Kurt Looby:

A native of the St. John’s Antigua, Looby is ranked as the eighth-best
junior college sophomore center in the country this season by talent scout Van
Coleman, but he is just in his second year of organized basketball and has
gained almost 30 pounds since arriving in Texas a little over a year ago.
“He’s a shot blocker who runs the floor well and has above average athletic
ability,’’ Marquis said. “Iowa plans to redshirt him next year, which is what he needs.
He’s on the verge of becoming something special, and time will only help

Hawkeye Nation claims Looby "is a raw prospect offensively, but possesses NBA athletic ability."

Quote of the day, from juco transfer Doug Thomas: "I just look forward to being the Ben Wallace - the beast, getting the dunk, the occasional rebound or good play and get my teammates involved. I'm not a selfish person, if I get my points I get my points, but I'm looking to get my teammates in the game."

As if I needed any more reason to like this guy.

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