Summer drills underway for Iowa men’s basketball

Summer workouts are underway for the Iowa men’s basketball team as the Hawkeyes look for a return to the NCAA Tournament. Iowa finished 19-14 this past season but missed the Big Dance for the first time since 2018.

That’s junior guard Josh Dix, whose role increased in the second half of last season. The Council Bluffs native started 20 games and averaged just under nine points per game. He expects a more expanded role next season.

He also expects to be more of a leader.

Point guard Brock Harding appeared in all 34 games as a freshman and is working on improving his shooting. Harding shot only 36 percent from the floor and just under 38 percent from behind the arc.

Harding has worked hard in the offseason to shore up his game.

Harding averaghd about 10 minutes per game and feels that experience will help getting ready for next season.

The Hawkeyes got a lift when senior Payton Sandfort withdrew his name from the NBA Draft to return for his final season.

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