Nov. 10, 2004
Basketball guard Tony Freeman from St. Joseph’s High School in Westchester, IL has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Iowa.
Freeman, a 5-11 point guard, committed to the Iowa program in September before making it official Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period.
“We had targeted a guard in our recruiting, and we found a perfect fit with Tony,” said Iowa Coach Steve Alford. “His father (Tony, Sr.), and I played together one season at Indiana. He’s a product of a great program in the Chicago area. Tony is a fierce competitor and as tough a player that our staff has watched since Jeff (Horner) and Pierre (Pierce) were in high school. Tony has the same unique abilities as those two and will be a great addition to our program.”
Freeman averaged 18 points and four assists per game as a junior, leading St. Joseph’s to a 24-6 overall record under Coach Gene Pingatore. His father played at Indiana in 1987 when the Hoosiers won the NCAA title.
Iowa has just one senior on its 2004-05 roster and has one scholarship remaining for next season.