IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa basketball player Connor McCaffery was the guest on Wednesday’s Hawk Fanatic radio show and podcast.
The son of Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery addressed multiple topics, including his decision to return for a sixth season, and his frustration with how this past season ended with a loss to Richmond in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Connor said he still struggles with the loss to Richmond, but he is also using it as motivation during the offseason.
He also talked about the podcast that he and his brother, Patrick McCaffery, are currently doing together on a weekly basis, and Connor also looked ahead to next season and explains why he thinks Iowa will have success.
Iowa is coming off a season in which it won the Big Ten Tournament and 26 games overall. The 26 wins is the second most in program history for a single season.
Connor is working hard this offseason to improve his 3-point shot because he knows that Iowa will need players to step up in that regard with Jordan Bohannon, the Big Ten’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals, having used up his eligibility.
Connor said there was a time when he thought he wouldn’t return next season, but he ultimately decided that he wanted to play one more season for his father.
Fran McCaffery actually broke the news that Connor would return next season on a recent episode of the Hawk Fanatic radio show and podcast.
Wednesday’s interview lasts for about 40 minutes and it starts about one hour into the podcast.