Iowa starting guard transferring out of program after three seasons
One of Iowa’s top players from last season has decided to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
According to Hawk Central, starting guard CJ Fredrick is planning to leave the program after spending three seasons with the Hawkeyes. As of early Monday morning, neither Fredrick nor Iowa had made a statement on the decision.
Fredrick redshirted his first season at Iowa but has played in 52 games over the last two seasons. He’s been a strong scorer and solid assist man for the Hawkeyes during the past two years, averaging 8.8 points and 2.3 assists per game for his career.
Last season, Fredrick averaged 7.5 points per game, ranking fourth on the team in scoring. He also averaged 1.9 assists per contest and was a strong 3-point shooter, knocking down 47.4% of his attempts from long range.
Fredrick missed four games during the 2020-21 season because of injury. He started in all 27 games he played in for the Hawkeyes and was a big piece to Iowa’s 22-9 campaign.
With the NCAA granting a blanket waiver to all winter student-athletes, Fredrick will still have three years of eligibility to use at his next destination.
Iowa was already losing a few key pieces from last year’s squad. National Player of the Year Luka Garza is heading to the NBA Draft and Jack Nunge also entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Jordan Bohannon hasn’t made a decision on a potential return and Joe Wieskamp is testing the draft waters, as well.