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McCaffery rewards Stokes with scholarship

[ 0 ] August 29, 2013 |

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery announced today that he has put junior walk-on Darius Stokes on scholarship for the 2013-14 season.

The scholarship came open when freshman guard Patrick Ingram left the team after last season and transferred to IUPUI. McCaffery elected to save the scholarship and use it in the 2014 recruiting class.

“Darius is an incredibly hard worker who brings energy and enthusiasm on a daily basis,” McCaffery said. “It’s rewarding to see his growth and improvement since his freshman year. Darius is a valuable member of this team and has earned this scholarship.”

Stokes, a 6-foot-7 forward who has played in 24 games over the last two seasons, is the son of Greg Stokes, Iowa’s No. 3 all-time scorer (1,768 points from 1982-1985).

“This is a dream come true,” said Stokes, who played at Linn-Mar High School. “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. Coach McCaffery has always believed in me and pushed me in every practice. Having the opportunity to be part of this team as a walk-on and now earning a scholarship after working hard every day is an amazing feeling.”
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