Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery has to find a way to replace a lot of talent from last year’s squad. He made a pretty big splash via the transfer portal on Thursday.

Former North Dakota starting forward Filip Rebraca announced via Twitter that he has committed to Iowa to continues his college basketball career. He makes the decision after spending the last three seasons with North Dakota.

With the NCAA’s new one-time transfer rule and blanket waiver for all student-athletes in the 2020-21 academic year, Rebraca will be immediately eligible for the Hawkeyes in 2021-22 and has two years remaining.


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Last season, Rebraca played in and started 26 games at North Dakota, logging nearly 32 minutes per contest. He averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, as well as dishing out 1.2 assists per contest. The junior also shot a career-best 36.6% from behind the 3-point line, as well.

In three seasons at North Dakota, Rebraca has appeared in 87 games and started in all but 13 contests. He’s averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds for his career. He averaged nearly a double-double during the 2019-20 season with 14.3 points and 8.9 boards per contest.

Iowa is looking to replace talented players like Luka Garza (NBA Draft), CJ Fredrick (transfer) and Jack Nunge (transfer) from the 2020-21 roster. Starter Joe Wieskamp is also testing the NBA Draft waters but has not made a decision on his future.