Either way, it seems as if Jarrod Uthoff has methodically worked himself into a winning situation.
Multiple news outlets, including Metro Sports Report, revealed over the weekend that Uthoff has trimmed his collegiate choices to Iowa State and Iowa. The former Cedar Rapids Jefferson star and former Mr. Iowa Basketball left Wisconsin in April.
His exit, or more precisely Badger Coach Bo Ryan’s original restrictions on his transfer, created a national media and Internet firestorm. The situation was the topic of sports talk shows nationwide and became juicy material for columnists near and far.
Upon his leaving Wisconsin, Uthoff reportedly was considering a transfer to several schools – Iowa, Iowa State, Creighton, Marquette and Florida among them. Now, it’s down to the Cyclones and Hawkeyes, two heated in-state rivals.
How can Uthoff go wrong between the two? I know, Cyclone and Hawkeye fans have their arguments and provincial opinions. But an Iowa guy is going to play in Iowa, and that’s what fan bases of both schools really want from Iowa prep stars, right?