Northern Iowa basketball programs rely on in-state recruits - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Sports

Northern Iowa basketball programs rely on in-state recruits

Posted:
The UNI women's basketball program has been to three NCAA tournaments in the last ten years. The UNI women's basketball program has been to three NCAA tournaments in the last ten years.
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -

The Northern Iowa 'Panther Caravan' stopped in Sioux City Monday night.

The UNI basketball programs have relied heavily on in-state players. Ten of the 17 men's players last year were from Iowa. And head coach Ben Jacobson has A.J. Green coming in next season. He's a top-100 recruit nationally who's from Cedar Falls.

Nine of the 15 women's player are from the state. The school's two head coaches say that's by design.

"Our first high school player to commit to us after we had gotten the job was Ben Jacobson from Sioux City East," said UNI coach Ben Jacobson. "Benny ended up having a tremendous career. His jumping aboard when we first got there, before we had done anything, was a big deal to us. It's the first place we start when we're recruiting."

"Iowa's extremely important to us. It will always be important," said UNI coach Tonya Warren. "We will always recruit from in, out."

The UNI women have made three NCAA tournaments in their history, all since coach Warren arrived.

  • National SportsMore>>

  • Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

    Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:47:41 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:33:55 GMT
    Harper thrills home crowd and father by winning Home Run Derby over Schwarber 19-18.More >>
    Harper thrills home crowd and father by winning Home Run Derby over Schwarber 19-18.More >>
  • The Latest: Rose doesn't understand poor British Open record

    The Latest: Rose doesn't understand poor British Open record

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:58:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:13:17 GMT
    (Jane Barlow/PA via AP). England's Justin Rose speaks during a press conference on preview day three of The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Justin Rose’s best finish at a British Open remains hi...(Jane Barlow/PA via AP). England's Justin Rose speaks during a press conference on preview day three of The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Justin Rose’s best finish at a British Open remains hi...
    Justin Rose's best finish at a British Open remains his tie for fourth at Royal Birkdale in 1998, when he was an amateur, and he doesn't understand why.More >>
    Justin Rose's best finish at a British Open remains his tie for fourth at Royal Birkdale in 1998, when he was an amateur, and he doesn't understand why.More >>
  • World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:45:42 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:05:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
Powered by Frankly