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Iowa among finalists for Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball

[ 0 ] May 11, 2014 |

Andrew Fleming already was impressed enough with the Iowa basketball program that his family paid for him to take an unofficial visit to Iowa City this past weekend.

It could be money well spent.

Fleming, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard in the 2015 high school senior class, spoke highly on Twitter about his visit to Iowa City and now is expected to announce his choice for college on Monday afternoon.

Fleming posted on Twitter on Sunday about the coming announcement.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Fleming was named the state’s Mr. Basketball in this past season after leading Ensworth High School to its third consecutive state title. He has since decided to transfer to perennial power Oak Hill Academy in Virginia for his senior season.

Speculation has Fleming leaning towards perennial power Florida, in large part because both his parents attended the school.

However, that was before Fleming saw the Iowa campus up close and before he had a chance to meet with coach Fran McCaffery and with Hawkeye players and assistant coaches.

Fleming, who was accompanied on the trip by his father, raved about his experience throughout the visit on Twitter, including this post on Friday:

“Loving my day here at Iowa! Coach is awesome! The campus is gorgeous. The facilities are the best! Blown away!”

Iowa already has one player committed to the 2015 class. Brandon Hutton, a 6-6 small forward from De La Salle High School in Chicago, picked the Hawkeyes in early March.

Iowa also has received a verbal commitment from Cordell Pemsl, a 6-7 all-state sophomore forward from Dubuque Wahlert. He committed to the Hawkeyes on May 1.

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About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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