Mulvey Makes Early Pledge to Iowa
St. Thomas More and Albany City Rocks 2022 big man Riley Mulvey announced an early commitment to Iowa on Monday.
The Hawkeyes became the first high-major school to offer the 6-foot-11 big man a scholarship last May and have since been joined by a number of other suitors at that level.
The ties go back far longer than that to when Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery was the head coach at Siena where Mulvey's father once played soccer and his uncle is in the school's basketball Hall of Fame.
Iowa is currently in the midst of a tremendous season with current center Luke Garza widely regarded as college basketball's top player.
"Garza's play and the way they use him was 100% a huge selling point for me," Mulvey said. "I feel like if I go to Iowa and learn under Coach McCaffery that I can continue to improve and hopefully someday get close to Luka's level."
Mulvey has already made tremendous strides this year under STM head coach Jere Quinn, transforming his physique and continuing to build-up his offensive game while continuing to be a defensive minded big man.