Ben Krikke, key transfer forward, officially signs with Iowa basketball
Ben Krikke is a key offseason addition for Iowa basketball. After previously committing to the Hawkeyes, the program officially announced the signing of the former Valparaiso star on Monday.
“We are excited that Ben is joining our Hawkeye family,” head coach Fran McCaffery said via press release. “Ben can score a variety of ways and shoots at a high percentage. He is excellent in transition and has a high basketball IQ. Having a need to bolster our frontcourt depth, Ben is a tremendous fit and addition to our program.”
Welcome to the Hawkeye family, Ben Krikke! 📝
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— Iowa Men’s Basketball (@IowaHoops) April 17, 2023
During the 2022-23 season, Krikke was the Missouri Valley COnference’s leading scorer while averaging 19.4 points per game to go with 5.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He was highly efficient while shooting 55% from the floor.
“I’m grateful for for the opportunity to become a Hawkeye,” Krikke said via press release. “I am excited to get to campus. I can tell the school is rich in tradition and history and is serious about success both academically and athletically. I’m excited to be supported by such a vibrant fan base and get to be a part of such a great community. I want to do everything I can to help the team win games and contribute to the school’s legacy.”
We’ll see how Krikke looks in a Hawkeye uniform as Iowa looks to return to the NCAA Tournament in the 2023-24 season.