Payton Sandfort talked about how much it meant to the team for Patrick McCaffery to be so public about his mental health issues. This was all said at Wednesday’s presser.

Sandfort is glad that McCaffery decided to be very honest about what has been going on. It gives Sandfort and Iowa an idea of what McCaffery is going through. Sandfort also explained how much respect and love McCaffery has earned from the team.

“I think (Patrick McCaffery being public with his anxiety) opened up a lot of conversation and opportunity for us to come together,” said Sandfort. “We love him and we’re doing everything we can to help him.”

McCaffery played on New Year’s Day against Penn State before stepping away from college basketball for mental health reasons. The outpouring of supports from his teammates and fans around the country has been great to see.

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