Some interesting news came from Jon Rothstein on Monday morning that could have a significant impact for the Iowa Hawkeyes moving forward. Rothstein reported that there is a “chance” that star guard Jordan Bohannon could return to the lineup this season. Earlier reports had indicated that he would be sidelined for the year.
Fran McCaffery tells me "there's still a chance" that Jordan Bohannon (hip) could play this year.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 16, 2019
McCaffery: "Not playing yet and won't be playing for a while."
Bohannon had surgery following last year and averaged 11.6 PPG and 3.4 APG last season.
While Bohannon has had some ups and downs for the Hawkeyes during his career, he really came into his own last season. Iowa put together a 23-12 campaign as the team came within a bucket of making it to the Sweet 16. Bohannon was a key piece of that, averaging 11.6 points and 3.4 assists per game last season.
If Bohannon does remain sidelined, the team will likely be looking to transfer Bakari Evelyn and freshman Joe Toussaint to hold down the point guard position. Both could be decent, but neither has the ceiling of a player like Bohannon. That’s why it could be so significant for Bohannon to be able to return before season’s end.
Whether Bohannon can actually make it back remains to be seen, but Hawkeye fans have to be excited about this news nonetheless. Potentially get a star guard back is better than him being ruled out for the entire season. And if he can make it back, watch out for Iowa heading into this season.