University of Iowa Athletics

#30 Connor McCaffery

Height 6-5
Weight 205 lbs.
Class RS Jr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School West
Connor McCaffery - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items — His career assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.59 (527 assists; 147 turnovers) is second best in NCAA history… played in 111 Iowa wins, tying Jordan Bohannon for most in program history… played in 166 games, second most in program history… scored in double figures 23 times… dished out 5+ assists 37 times… one of 10 representatives from the University of Iowa on the Big Ten Anti-Hate And Anti-Racism Coalition… five-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree… three-time NABC Honors Court… two-time Academic All-District First Team… two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and NABC Honors Court honoree… earned the team’s Academic Excellence Award the past five seasons.

2022-23 Honors – All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the media and coaches… Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2022-23 — Competed in 32 games, including starting 22… posted single-season bests in scoring (209), rebounding (131), steals (42), 3-pointers made (38) and free throw percentage (.875)… led the team in country in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.9)… led the team in assists (117) and ranked second in steals (42)… averaged 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest… netted double figures nine times, including a season-high 17 points vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 11)… cleared a season-high 10 rebounds three times (Georgia Tech; Wisconsin; Minnesota)… registered two double-doubles (Georgia Tech; Wisconsin)… credited with a career-high 13 assists (0 turnovers) in win over Ohio State (Feb. 16)… made 19 consecutive free throws from Nov. 29 to Dec. 29… led team in 5+ assist (8) and 3+ steal (5) games… made multiple 3-pointers in 13 games… letterwinner.

2021-22 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten… Fall Semester Dean’s List honoree… NABC Honors Court… co-winner of the team’s Academic Excellence Award, Top Playmaker Award and prestigious Chris Street Award. 2021-22 — Saw action in 34 games, including four starts… averaged 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.5 steals per game… scored in double figures three times… boasted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 5.0… dished out 3+ assists in 11 games… made 11-of-15 (.733) from 3-point range spanning four games (Feb. 19-28)… tallied a season-best 17 points, making a career-high five 3-pointers, on Senior Night against Northwestern… scored all 12 points via four 3-pointers made and tied a career high with three steals in overtime contest at Penn State… netted 11 points, bolstered by making all three 3-point attempts, in victory at Nebraska… snagged a season-high eight rebounds in win over Southeastern Louisiana… letterwinner.

2020-21 Honors — Shared team’s Top Playmaker Award and Academic Excellence Award… Academic All-Big Ten… Academic All-District First Team… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Fall and Spring Semester Dean’s List honoree… NABC Honors Court. 2020-21 — Started all 31 games… ranked fourth in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.73) and 10th in the league in assists per game (3.6)… averaged 3.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game… led team in assists 12 times and steals six times… his 112 assists are 11th most by a junior in program history… tied a career best with three steals in win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament… dished out a game-best eight assists and attempted a season-high seven 3-point field goals in win over Nebraska… led the team in rebounding for the first time this year, grabbing eight boards in only 17 minutes, at #3 Michigan… posted a season-high 16 points and made a career-high four 3-pointers in 30-point win at Michigan State… totaled 11 points, five assists, and three rebounds at #19 Illinois… career-high 10 assists (zero turnovers) in win at Maryland — one of three Hawkeyes (Bohannon 10 vs. Minnesota on Dec. 9, 2019 & Mike Gesell 12 vs. Minnesota on Feb. 14, 2016) since 2010-11 season to record at least 10 assists and no turnovers… letterwinner.

2019-20 Honors — Iowa’s Male Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… earned the team’s Top Playmaker Award and shared the team’s Academic Excellence Award… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team recognition… NABC Honors Court… Fall and Spring Semester Dean’s List honoree. 2019-20 – Started all 31 games… play four different positions (1-4)… led the NCAA in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.6; 124 assists, 27 turnovers)… posted 193 points, 124 rebounds, a single-season high 124 assists, 35 steals, and 27 turnovers; he is the only Division I player dating back to 1993, with 175+ points, 120+ assists, 120+ rebounds, 25+ steals, and 27 or fewer turnovers in a single-season… only player in the country with more than 120 assists and less than 30 turnovers… only player nationally to average at least six points, four rebounds, four assists, and less than one turnover per game… tallied 33 assists and only four turnovers over the last six games of the year, spanning 197 minutes… led team and tied for seventh in the conference in assists (4.0) and tied for 10th in steals per game (1.1)… reached double figures in scoring six times and led team in assists a team-best 15 times… recorded three seven-assists/zero-turnover performances in last 10 games, boasting a 6.85 assist-to-turnover ratio (48 assists, seven turnovers) in that span (322 minutes)… equaled a career high with eight assists to go along with 10 points and five rebounds at #23 Illinois… recorded seven assists on the road at #24 Michigan State, while adding career-high three steals and 11 points… posted 12 games with zero turnovers and 11 games of five or more rebounds… registered Iowa’s two highest plus/minus’ of the season: +40 vs. Kennesaw State, +32 vs. Minnesota… grabbed career-high 13 rebounds in win over #19 Michigan — the second highest total by a Hawkeye this season… netted a season-high 15 points against San Diego State… tied career-high three 3-pointers made in home win over #19 Illinois… season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… letterwinner.

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree… shared the team’s Academic Excellence Award. 2018-19 – Competed in 34 games… averaged 4.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists… finished second on the team in assists (3.1), which tied for 12th most in the Big Ten… led team in assists 15 times and steals five times… netted double figures three times… ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 50th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.37)… credited with the assist on Iowa’s three clutchest moments of the season (vs. Northwestern, at Rutgers, vs. Indiana)… tallied a season-best 19 points, bolstered by 9-of-11 at the free throw line, in 2K Empire Classic title game versus Connecticut… made 8-of-8 free throws down the stretch in win over instate rival Iowa State… credited with a career-high eight assists twice, both against Illinois… registered a career-high three steals in road win over Indiana… recorded a team-high five assists in comeback home win over Northwestern, including the game-winning inbounds pass to Jordan Bohannon in the final second… letterwinner.

2017-18 Honors — Fall Dean’s List honoree… co-winner of the team’s Academic Excellence Award. 2017-18 – Played limited minutes in only four games with Iowa winning all four contests… missed first two games of the season due to sprained ankle… missed following eight contests due to mononucleosis… missed final 19 games after undergoing tonsillectomy on Dec. 26… played in first collegiate game on Dec. 10 in win over Southern University, collecting five points, four assists, three rebounds, and one steal… letterwinner.

High School — Competed in seven Iowa state tournaments during his prep career at Iowa City West High School in basketball (4) and baseball (3)… four-year starter leading West HS to the state tournament all four years… led West HS as team captain to a 23-3 season and a Class 4A Basketball state title as a senior… led team in scoring (19.6 ppg) and rebounds (4.8 rpg), while also averaging 3.7 assists, and 1.8 steals per game his senior campaign… shot the basketball at a 52 percent clip from the field and 84 percent from the foul line as a senior… 2017 Des Moines Register Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Gazette-area Player of the Year, All Iowa Player of the Year, Conference Player of the Year, and State Tournament Most Valuable Player… ranked No. 90 by and No. 116 by… paced West with 19 points and eight rebounds in 2017 state title game win over West Des Moines Valley and was named captain of the 4A all-tournament team… named to the Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa Elite Team… averaged 15.5 points, 4.9 assists, and 3.5 rebounds leading his team to a Class 4A Basketball runner-up finish as a junior… hit .407 for West’s state runner-up baseball team his junior year… led team with eight home runs and four triples to go along with 33 RBI and 10 doubles in 2016… member of the National Honor Society… academic all-state.

Personal — Born 7/13/98… finance major… parents are Fran and Margaret McCaffery… has three younger siblings, Patrick, 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… high school coach was Steve Bergman.

Career Bests

Points: 19 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/18
Rebounds: 13 vs. Michigan, 1/17/20
FGM: 6, 2x, last vs. Wisconsin, 12/11/22
FGA: 14 vs. Wisconsin, 12/11/22
3-pt FG: 5 vs. Northwestern, 2/28/22
3-pt FGA: 9 vs. Northwestern, 2/28/22
FTM: 9 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/18
FTA: 11 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/18
Assists: 13 vs. Ohio State, 2/16/23
Steals: 3, 15 times, last vs. Nebraska, 3/5/23
Blocks: 1, 8x, last vs. Illinois, 3/13/21
Minutes: 41 vs. Wisconsin, 12/11/22