Iowa got some good news today when guard Jordan Bohannon announced he would be taking advantage of his extra year of eligibility and returning for a sixth season in 2021-22.
Bohannon averaged 10.6 points, 4.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game this past season while also shooting 39% from three and 88.9% from the line. Throughout his career he’s averaged 11.5 points per game while shooting 40% from three. Bohannon will bring plenty of experience to the table next year, being a starter for the Hawkeyes the past five seasons (he only played in 10 games in 2019-20 after getting hurt, allowing him to redshirt).
With the COVID-19 pandemic taking place, the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to players if they chose to take advantage of it (essentially, this past year didn’t count against a players remaining eligibility). Some players have chosen to not take advantage of the extra year, but Bohannon will and come back for a sixth season. He is already the Hawkeye’s career leader in assists, three pointers made, free throw percentage and games played, while ranking ninth in career scoring for Iowa.
“I am beyond excited to return to Iowa for my sixth year,” Bohannon said. “Last year never felt right with no fans in attendance. I look forward to providing leadership to the young guys this upcoming year and help them along the way of the incredible journey.”
It looks like we can retire the Robbie Hummel spending a decade at Purdue jokes and start applying them to guys like Bohannon and Brad Davison heading forward.
Newly-reclassified 2021 Iowa center Riley Mulvey was in 6th grade when Jordan Bohannon began his Iowa basketball career.— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) April 26, 2021
Now, they'll suit up together for the 2022 season.