Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln guard Josh Dix is off the board to Iowa. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound combo guard announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes Saturday morning.
“I just love the way they play,” Dix said of his decision.
Dix, one of the Midlands’ best high school basketball players informed the Hawkeye staff Thursday morning of his intentions. The draw of playing in the Big 10 was more of a draw than playing close to home.
“Being close to home wasn’t a big priority,” he said. “When the opportunity presented itself it made the decision easier.”
The quintessential combo guard, Dix had a stellar junior season at AL in which he averaged 19.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while shooting 54.5% from the field and 37.8% from 3-point range. At Iowa he will fit right into that mold.
“They (Iowa) said I’ll play anywhere from the 1-3 position,” he said. “More of a combo guard in their system.”
A three-star prospect and the No. 1 rated in-state (Iowa) player in the 2022 class according to 247Sports, Dix saw his recruitment rise to another level in the spring and summer playing for OSA Crusaders.
South Dakota State was the first to offer Dix on September 10, 2019. Drake and Colorado State followed suit in the fall of 2020. Missouri-Kansas City and Northern Iowa followed suit in January. Wake Forest was the first power-conference school to offer Dix in April. Purdue, Iowa, Minnesota, Utah and Wisconsin all offered in the spring and summer AAU season.
Two official visits to Iowa (June 8 and September 3) were key in his decision.
“I just felt like it was the right fit and after my official visit last weekend I just liked all of the guys and we clicked off the floor,”
In the end Dix chose the Hawkeyes over Wisconsin, Wake Forest and Drake.
— Josh Dix (@J0shDix) September 11, 2021