Josh Oglesby, guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes, has missed the first 12 games of the season with a broken foot. But now, Oglesby has returned from his injury, and should be joining the Hawkeyes back on the court in the next few days. From ESPN,
“I look at him as one of our better players,” coach Fran McCaffery said. “He can pass, he can defend. He doesn’t turn it over, he’s experienced and he happens to make some jump shots. Whatever we need to do with him, we’ll do with him. He’s ready.”
As a freshman two years ago, Oglesby was one of the Hawkeyes’ best outside shooters at 37.2 percent from beyond the arc. However, after his 3-point shooting dipped to 26.9 percent last season, doubts were cast about his future role with Iowa.
But McCaffery remains optimistic that Oglesby can play key minutes for a team in line to compete for a Big Ten title.
“The thing about Josh is, he just really knows how to play,” McCaffrey said. “And when you put a guy on the floor who is 6-foot-6, is tough, who can make shots and can handle the ball and knows what to do … those guys help you win.”
No. 25 Iowa is currently 10-2 on the season and holds first place in the Big Ten Conference. Β It is expected that Oglesby will be playing for the team this Sunday as the Hawkeyes take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff.