Jack Devlin, an Iowa student manager hits a half-court shot, sends players and Fran McCaffery into frenzy
Jack Devlin is one of the biggest fan favorites in the Big Ten, and the Iowa men’s basketball manager pulled off another feat on Monday to add to his accolades.
At the under-4-minute media timeout, Devlin, a graduating senior, nailed a halfcourt shot, and brought the Hawkeye players and staff pouring on to the floor to celebrate with him. The make came after he missed his first attempt, but once it went in, the friendly crowd inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena into a frenzy.
“I knew as soon as that thing went in that the players were going to go nuts,” Fran McCaffery said, per Hawkeyes Insider. “And it’s truly genuine. Great feeling for all of us for somebody so special to us.”
Added Connor McCaffery, “I’m going to be honest, he’s been coldly recently. We’ve had practice rounds for him and he’s been ice-cold. He’s been short, he can’t get it there, but today, I think it was the adrenaline that got him there. You can’t make it up.”
Jordan Bohannon said the student managers will do some cool things when they’re older, and he believes Devlin will remember it for a long time.
“What a cool memory for Jack Devlin,” he said. “He’s put in a lot of work behind the scenes, all of our student-managers do.”
JACK DEVLIN HIT IT!
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