Fran McCaffrey is getting some assuring news regarding his roster next season as the NCAA starts announcing some eligibility waiver decisions. Jordan Bohannon and Jack Nunge both received an extra year of eligibility, per the athletic department on Tuesday. Jon Rothstein noted that Patrick McCaffery, son of Fran, is still awaiting a decision from the NCAA.
The Big Ten has approved hardship waivers for Iowa's Jordan Bohannon and Jack Nunge, per release. Patrick McCaffery's is still under review.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 12, 2020
Nunge was looking like a solid contributor for the Hawkeyes, prior to his season-ending injury. He had started all five games and was averaging 6.0 points per game before tearing his ACL against Cal Poly. He’s started 19 games so far in his career and looks to tack onto that number this season with his return.
Bohannon has struggled with nagging lower-body injuries for the past couple of years. He underwent hip surgery last May to repair some structural damage. He was remaining optimistic, attempting to compete this past season before ultimately deciding to medically redshirt after appearing in just twelve games. His waiver being approved is not necessarily a surprise for Hawkeye fans, but still welcome news. Bohannon is a candidate for First-Team All-“How is he still in college?”, also known as the Perry Ellis Award. He’s been a steady force at point guard for Iowa, never averaging less than ten points per game in his three full seasons. Fans in Iowa City are hoping that his return, paired with Luka Garza and a returning Joe Wieskamp, will lead to a deep tournament run to validate McCaffrey’s run-and-gun style.