Rebraca is not Garza but there are similarities | Sports News
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery sees it that way as well. He described Rebraca as “a perfect fit for our transition and our movement game.”
âHe’s a very talented 6-9 guy who can bounce back, can handle it, can pull it and drive it. He can pass, gives us a lot of versatilityâ¦ âsaid McCaffery. “I think I want him to be a guy who is not a straight 5. He will play 5, he will play a lot of 5, but he will be in the perimeter.”
When Rebraca was looking to leave North Dakota as a graduate transfer after last season, he wanted to go to a school that had a quality master’s program in finance and a fast, high-scoring offense. He also wanted to go to a larger community with a better climate.
Iowa ticked all the boxes, even the weather one.
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âI’ll never forget the winters up there,â Rebraca said of North Dakota. “It was probably the most brutal thing I have ever experienced.”
Remind us not to book a January vacation to Grand Forks.
It is suspected that it was the offense employed by the Hawkeyes and the way they have used Garza over the past few years that have been the biggest lure.
âIt’s a very fluid attack,â Rebraca said. âEveryone is engaged, everyone has a role to play, everyone can make decisions and play games. I wanted to go somewhere where it does because I think it’s the best and funniest basketball brand.