IOWA CITY, Iowa – It turned out that Iowa Basketball didn’t need to go into the transfer portal to replace transferring CJ Fredrick with an outside shooter. The program’s all-time leading three-point maker announced Monday that he’s coming back for another season.
Jordan Bohannon Tweeted that he was taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility provided by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Marion (IA) Linn-Mar High product just completed his fifth season with the program.
“I am beyond excited to return to Iowa for my sixth year,” Bohannon said in a university press release. “Last year never felt right with no fans in attendance. I look forward to providing leadership to the young guys this upcoming year and help them along the way of the incredible journey.”
Bohannon earned honorable mention All-Big Ten laurels this past season, starting all 31 games. He ranked first on the team in assists (135) and 3-pointers made (80), and was third in points per game (10.6). He netted double figures 15 times, led team in assists 14 times and steals five times.
“We are excited that Jordan has decided to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility and return for another season,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said in a press release. “Having someone with his talent and experience on our roster will be invaluable to our guys. Jordan will bolster our backcourt and will be a team leader on and off the court.”
Bohannon is the school record holder in career 3-pointers made (364), games played (143), assists (639), and free throw percentage (.887, 290-327). His 364 3-pointers rank second most in Big Ten history, 10 behind the all-time mark set by Ohio State’s Jon Diebler.
Bohannon ranks ninth in Iowa career scoring (1,638). He’s one of only three Hawkeyes with four 100-assist seasons (Dean Oliver, Jeff Horner). He’s the second Hawkeye in program history to total 1,500+ points and 600+ assists (Jeff Horner). He’s one of three Division I players since the 1992-93 season to amass more than 625 assists and 350 3-pointers.
The Bohannon news came one week after fellow starting guard CJ Fredrick announced he was going into the transfer portal. That left a hole in Iowa’s lineup for an outside shooter, one that has now been filled by Bohannon’s return.
Iowa has 12 of a possible 13 scholarships filled on next year’s roster. Joe Wieskamp could use the last one if he chooses to withdraw from the NBA Draft.