Hawk Items – Enters his junior season having scored in double figures 27 times… granted retired uniform #22 by lettermen and All-American Bill Seaberg (1954-56) in honor of Austin “Flash” Schroeder, who passed away in 2015.
2021-22 Honors — Co-winner of the team’s Kenny Arnold Hawkeye Spirit Award. 2021-22 – Started all 32 games played… ranked third on the team in points (10.5) and free throws made (1.7) per game, fourth in rebounds per contest (3.6), 3-pointers made (1.03) and blocks (0.5) per game, and second in field goals made (3.9) and attempted (9.2) per contest… posted single season bests in every statistical category… netted double figures 21 times… scored a season-high 18 points twice (Minnesota; Richmond)… played a career-high 37 minutes, totaling 16 points and seven rebounds at Penn State… led the team in scoring in its NCAA Tournament game versus Richmond, making a personal-best four 3-pointers… averaged 8.8 points in four Big Ten Tournament games… tallied 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 at the foul line versus Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals… made a personal-best 7-of-10 from the free throw line at #2 Purdue… letterwinner.
2020-21 Honors — Earned the team’s Most Improved Player Award. 2020-21 — Played in all 31 games… averaged 5.2 points and 2.7 rebounds… scored in double figures six times… led team in steals five times and blocks four times… shot 50 percent or better in five of Iowa’s last six contests, including all four postseason games… tallied 10 points and two rebounds against Oregon in the NCAA Tournament Second Round… scored two points or more in 11 of the last 12 games, including seven straight… netted six points and snagged two rebounds in first career NCAA Tournament game of his career versus Grand Canyon… equaled a personal best with two rejections in win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament… made 18 of 26 field goal attempts (.692) in last six home games (Michigan State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Penn State, Nebraska, Wisconsin)… posted career bests in scoring (19), 3-pointers made (3) and attempted (6), rebounds (6), field goals made (8) and attempted (13) in victory over Nebraska… registered 10 points in double-digit victory at Maryland… letterwinner.
2019-20 — Saw limited action in two games… missed the remainder of the season due to health and wellness.
High School — Iowa City West High School’s all-time leading scorer… finalist for 2019 Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year… finalist for the 2019 Cedar Rapids Gazette Male Athlete of the Year… ranked as the 60th-best recruit in the nation according to ESPN.com… helped lead West HS to the 2017 4A State Championship; state runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2018; state tournament appearance in 2019… won a combined 86 games during his four-year career, winning 21 or more games all four seasons… two-time team captain (2018, 2019)… first team all-state, all-conference, and all-sub state as a junior and senior… second team all-state, first team all-conference, and first team all-sub state as a sophomore… averaged 25.1 points per game (58.2 field goal percentage) and 7.6 rebounds as a senior, 19.9 points and six rebounds per game as a junior, and 13.8 points and five rebounds as a sophomore… shot better the basketball better than 50 percent during his prep career… three-year starter and four-year letterwinner… member of the USA Basketball 3-on-3 Youth Olympics team that competed in Brazil in October, 2018… invited for USA Basketball U18 Trials… selected to compete for the US All-Stars at the Capital Hoops Classic in Washington, D.C., registering 10 points, five rebounds, and two assists in a starting role… competed on D1 Minnesota’s AAU team the summer of 2019.
Personal — Born 3/20/00… Sport and Recreation Management major… parents are Fran and Margaret McCaffery… has three siblings, Connor, Marit, and Jonathan… father is Iowa’s head men’s basketball coach and played basketball at Wake Forest and Penn… mother was an All-American basketball player at Notre Dame… older brother Connor is a redshirt sophomore teammate… high school coach was Steve Bergman.
Points: 19 vs. Nebraska, 3/4/21
Rebounds: 7, 3x, last vs. Minnesota, 2/6/22
FGM: 8, 2x, last vs. Minnesota, 2/6/22
FGA: 17 vs. Richmond, 3/17/22
3-pt FG: 4 vs. Richmond, 3/17/22
3-pt FGA: 7 vs. Richmond, 3/17/22
FTM: 7 at Purdue, 12/3/21
FTA: 10 at Purdue, 12/3/21
Assists: 4, 3x, last vs. Nebraska, 2/13/22
Steals: 3 vs. Indiana, 1/13/22
Blocks: 2, 4x, last vs. Penn State, 1/22/22
Minutes: 37 at Penn State, 1/31/22