April 17, 2008
Iowa City, IA (UWIRE) -- First-year men's basketball coach Todd Lickliter announced Wednesday that two more touted recruits have signed national letters of intent to join the Hawkeyes' 2008 recruiting class.
Junior-college guard Devan Bawinkel and high-school forward Aaron Fuller - who was named the Class 4A-5A Arizona Player of the Year by the Arizona Republic - committed to Iowa this week as the fifth and sixth recruits in a versatile incoming group of players.
"I'm excited about the addition of Devan and Aaron to our program," said Lickliter. "Both have prepared well, on the court and in the classroom, for successful careers."
A native of Winnebago, Ill., this marks the second collegiate transfer for Bawinkel (6-5, 185 pounds), who played basketball at West Virginia during his freshman year before moving to Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill., last season. In his one year at Highland, Bawinkel was named the MVP in the Arrowhead Conference, averaging 13.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
Fuller (6-7, 205 pounds), a senior prep out of Mesa, Ariz., was named East Valley Region Player of the Year last season after averaging 24.7 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
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