By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – One of the worst kept secrets in Iowa is no longer a secret as Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon announced Monday
The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility for 2020-21 athletes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The news was first reported by veteran reporter Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News.
— Jordan Bohannon (@JordanBo_3) April 26, 2021
Bohannon, a native of Marion, is Iowa’s all-time leader in assists and made 3-pointers.
“I am beyond excited to return to Iowa for my sixth year,” Bohannon said. “Last year never felt right with no fans in attendance. I look forward to providing leadership to the young guys this upcoming year and help them along the way of the incredible journey.”
Bohannon is currently ninth on Iowa’s all-time scoring list with 1,638 points.
The 6-foot-1 Bohannon already holds the school record with 143 career games played and his 364 3-pointers are second in Big Ten history.
Bohannon needs to play 15 games next season to break the NCAA record for games played set by David Lighty, who played at Ohio State from 2006-11.
“We are excited that Jordan has decided to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility and return for another season,” coach Fran McCaffery said. “Having someone with his talent and experience will be invaluable to our guys. Jordan will bolster our backcourt and will be a team leader on and off the court.”
Bohannon said in March that he would return for another season if an Iowa name, image, likeness bill passed, but the bill died in the Senate.
The news of Bohannon’s return comes a week after it was announced that C.J. Fredrick was leaving the program.
Iowa is currently at its 13 scholarship limit, but if junior guard Joe Wieskamp decides to withdraw from the NBA Draft the Hawkeyes will have an extra scholarship for next season.