Iowa’s basketball depth took a hit on the eve of the 2013-14 season opener.
Iowa spokesman Matt Weitzel confirmed Thursday that junior guard Josh Oglesby will have foot surgery and be sidelined four to six weeks. Oglesby was injured in practice Wednesday. Iowa opens the season against North Carolina-Wilmington at 8:30 Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Oglesby, a shooting guard from Cedar Rapids, was expected to be in coach Fran McCaffery’s 11-man rotation. He played in all 37 games last season, starting twice and averaging 4.5 points. Oglesby struggled from 3-point range, shooting just 26.9 percent, but was expected to be one of the Hawkeyes’ top perimeter threats this season.
Oglesby was slated to back up Mike Gesell at the second guard. Oglesby’s absence could give freshman Peter Jok increased minutes at that position. McCaffery has several versatile players — most notably Jarrod Uthoff — who could also see time at that position. Starting point guard Devyn Marble also has experience at second guard.
This is the second injury Oglesby has had this year. He missed several Prime Time League games this summer after breaking a finger playing in a pick-up game at Coe College.
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