December 14, 2006

Sash has a busy and fun weekend

It was a long night on Friday for Tyler Sash, but a good one. He started his evening off by scoring 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a win over Norwalk. Then it was off to Iowa City to take care of "official" business with his other sport, football.

"Right after the game on Friday night, we headed to Iowa City and got in around midnight," Sash said.

Being a bit of a basketball junkie, Sash was disappointed that he missed his opportunity at a courtside seat for Iowa's win over Iowa State, but he said he did get to see Tyler Smith's dunk on Sportscenter.

On Saturday morning, Sash began his visit by spending time with his host, freshman Brett Greenwood, who played safety this season. Greenwood, who was a multi-sport star at Pleasant Valley High School, was a big help in understanding the in's and out's of the program according to Sash.

In fact meeting many of the players and having the opportunity to get to know some of them was the highlight of the trip for the future Hawkeye.

"It was fun getting to know some of the players," Sash said. "There was a lot of stuff that was different this time like a player panel where we were able to ask questions about what they thought of things. On the unofficials, you really don't get much player interaction."

Along with meeting some of his future teammates already on campus, the official visit also gave Sash the opportunity to get together with some of his future teammates once again.

"We all really bond well together," Sash said of the Class of 2007. "With the in-state guys, we have all known each other for a long time through things like basketball and track. We really get along with each other, even the out of state guys like Smith, Bulaga, and McNutt."

Of course part of the weekend was also meant to have some of the committed Hawkeyes work on the three uncommitted prospects that were also in town for the weekend. Sash gives us a rundown on his thoughts on those prospects.

"I talked to all of the uncommitted guys as well. I have obviously known Bernstine for a while and he really likes Iowa. I had a chance to hang out with David Gilreath and he said he has de-committed from Minnesota and really likes the way Iowa uses their receivers and the offense. He said he is down to Iowa and Wisconsin. Dale Martin was kind of quiet, but he said he was going to visit Florida," he said.

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