Earlier this week, the Iowa Hawkeyes got some exciting news as North Dakota transfer Filip Rebrača announced his commitment to the program. Rebrača is an international player who should help provide some valuable depth for Iowa as it attempts to move past the Luka Garza era next season.
@IowaHoops pic.twitter.com/ZwouFQUFjj— Filip Rebraca (@FRebraca) April 22, 2021
Rebrača played three seasons for North Dakota, averaging 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his final season with the program. His numbers won’t blow you away, but he does have decent size at 6-foot-9 and 222 pounds and did improve his outside shooting. Perhaps he can elevate those numbers even further with better players around him.
It’s hard to project how Rebrača might fit in to Iowa’s lineup given the program’s roster upheaval and Garza’s departure. The Hawkeyes are going to look exceptionally different next season, and Rebrača is certainly going to be a part of that. However, expect Rebrača to get a serious shot at some frontcourt minutes and could very well start with Garza and Jack Nunges exits. He could be a key piece in keeping Iowa competitive next season.
Fran McCaffery and his staff are certainly going to be active on the recruiting trail moving forward, but fans have to be thrilled with this addition.