By Dallas Jones
IOWA CITY, IA- Across all programs in college basketball teams deal with turnover and guys stepping into larger roles as we move towards the next season.
While the Hawkeyes may have bigger holes left than others, it is a position we have seen the Hawkeyes in just a season ago.
After the departures of Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza to the NBA, many people had uncertainties about the Hawks coming into last season.
They silenced the doubters by putting together a 26-10 season, making the NCAA tourney, and bringing home the Big Ten tournament championship.
With the losses of Keegan Murray, Jordan Bohannon, and Joe Toussaint, the Hawkeyes will look to put again fill those holes left and stay the course.
I got a chance to talk returning player from both the backcourt and front court to get their insight on how they are improving, how last years experience helped, and more below.
Backcourt: The Iowa backcourt lost two key players after last season in Jordan Bohannon and Joe Toussaint.
That means much more pressure for Junior guards Tony Perkins and Ahron Ulis. They have both shown great talent, but will need to handle a larger load this year for the Hawkeyes to be successful.
Today they commented on multiple topics:
Frontcourt: It is not often that teams lose two of their best players in school history in back to back years, but that is a fate the Hawkeye frontcourt is specifically handling.
While Kris Murray has all the eyes on him to step up and lead this team, just as much pressure will be applied to the rest of the teams unit to also step up and perform.
Patrick McCaffery and Filip Rebraca are both looking to build off of solid seasons last year. While Sophmore Riley Mulvey is looking to break into heavy rotation minutes.riley
Take a look at what they had to say when they spoke with media today: