Patrick McCaffery, son of Iowa coach, enters transfer portal

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 27 Mar, 2024 at 10:16 PM

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Iowa forward Patrick McCaffery, son of coach Fran McCaffery, has entered the transfer portal, according to the school.

Patrick McCaffery has one season of eligibility remaining after playing in 123 games for the Hawkeyes over the past four-plus seasons.

McCaffery has career averages of 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds while starting 60 games. This season, he averaged 8.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 31 games (15 starts).

During the 2022-23 season, McCaffery took a six-game leave of absence to address anxiety issues.

The 6-foot-9 McCaffery finished this season strong with 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting in Sunday's 91-82 season-ending loss to Utah in the second round of the NIT. He scored in single digits in each of the previous six games.

Earlier in the week, Iowa guard Tony Perkins also entered the portal. He ranked second on the team in scoring at 14.0 points per game and contributed a team-best 4.6 assists per contest.

Fran McCaffery just completed his 14th season as Iowa coach. He is the winningest coach in school history and has a 280-191 record.

The Hawkeyes finished this season with a 19-15 record.

--Field Level Media