Iowa Basketball has open scholarships for the 2022-23 season. Amarion Nimmers is hoping for more scholarship offers.
Perhaps the two parties will come together.
The Hawkeyes played host to Nimmers for a campus visit on Monday.
“The aspect of the visit that I liked the most is how intriguing the whole basketball facility is,” the ’22 Rock Island (IL) combo guard told HF. “It shows they really care about their players and the tradition they have over there.”
New assistant Courtney Eldridge invited Nimmers (6-3, 175) to town for the visit. Nimmers met with him and head coach Fran McCaffery on Monday.
“I really think highly of coach McCaffery. Just sitting down talking to him I felt really comfortable being around him and the staff. I can tell he really believes in me and thinks I can play or have the potential to play at this level and be effective,” Nimmers said.
Nimmers enjoyed a fantastic senior season for Rocky. He averaged 23.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He dropped a school-record 45 points on Dubuque (IA) Hempstead, and was an Associated Press second-team all-state selection and a first-team choice by the coaches.
“If I were to go to Iowa, I feel like I would be used as a scorer. I can score very effectively from anywhere on the floor, a three-level scorer, and I can also pass and create shots for my teammates. I feel like I’d be used as someone who could control the offense and score and get my guys open because of my ability to drive also,” he said.
“I feel like I could bring a lot of athletic ability and offensive tendencies to the team as well with my athleticism on the defensive end.”
You can see his athleticism in this video of him winning a slam dunk contest.
Nimmers met with current Hawkeyes during his visit. He found it rewarding.
“The team was really cool. I talked to all them a lot. We also all worked out together. I talked the most with Tony (Perkins), Ahron (Ulis) and Pat McCaffery. They were all really cool and treated me like one of the guys from start of my visit,” he said
Nimmers is looking at a major preparing him for the sports medicine field.
“I just want to go somewhere where I can succeed in the classroom as well on the court and reach my highest potential and get better everyday. Iowa definitely gave me that feeling,” he said.
Nimmers, who runs with the Illinois Wolves in the AAU circuit, reports an offer from Eastern Illinois. He’s hearing from Iowa, Illinois, Drake and Illinois-Chicago, among others.
He visited Illinois on Tuesday.