Last week the Iowa Hawkeyes announced that junior guard Maishe Dailey will transfer from the program. Here’s the official tweet from Iowa basketball’s Twitter account.
Maishe Dailey will transfer from the Iowa basketball program.— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) March 28, 2019
“Maishe has been a great teammate and a valuable member of our program. We thank him for his contributions to our program and we wish him the best.” - Fran McCaffery #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/H7YqqrZFiL
Dailey saw his minutes and production gradually dwindle this season with the Hawkeyes. Last season he averaged 16.5 minutes a game and scored nearly five points a game. This season that scoring average dipped to 2.5 a game. Iowa’s backcourt of Jordan Bohannon, Connor McCaffery, Isaiah Moss, and Joe Wieskamp all took on bigger roles this season and return next season for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is also adding redshirt freshman CJ Fredrick, and freshmen Joe Toussaint and Pat McCaffery. The writing seemed to be on the wall for Dailey.
Dailey’s best game as a Hawkeye arguably came against Colorado last season. He scored 16 points in 27 minutes on 5-7 shooting from the field.
From a skillset standpoint, Dailey was known more for his defensive abilities. For an Iowa team that was 110th in defensive efficiency last season, it will be interesting to see how coach Fran McCaffery can get more out of that end of the floor without Iowa’s best defender.
No word yet on possible destinations for Dailey.
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