Iowa will have plenty of great players returning next year and the Big 10 conference will simply not be as good. Michigan and Indiana will clearly be losing a lot of talent, but other teams in the conference will be losing key players as well.
It will be hard for the Hawkeyes to actually win the conference, since Michigan State should be ranked in the top five to start the season and the Ohio State Buckeyes will likely not skip a beat, however, anything is possible in college hoops.
When you get your leading scorer back from the previous season, though, it is always a good feeling. Roy Devyn Marble will be back and his 15 points per game will be very important to this team. You cannot forget about Aaron White, though, who was the second leading scorer on the team with 12.8 points per game. White will also be back.
Iowa won 25 games on the year and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten standings. Just imagine how good the Hawkeyes will be next year when the Big Ten won’t be as brutal–but still good–and when this team has so many players returning.
It would be a huge stretch to say that Iowa will win the conference next season, but it is not a huge stretch to say that this team will compete for a conference title.
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