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Thursday / May 30.
  • Butler adds Iowa transfer Patrick McCaffery

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    Patrick McCaffery is transferring to Butler from Iowa.
     
    McCaffery, a 6-foot- 9 forward, will have a single season of eligibility at Butler as a graduate student after transferring from Iowa.
     
    “Patrick has played in multiple NCAA Tournaments and in really high-level games in the Big Ten; that experience will serve our program well over the next season,” said Butler coach Thad Matta. “He brings a high basketball IQ and has obviously been well-coached. As we build our program, players and leaders like Patrick are exactly what we need.”
     
    He arrives at Butler with 1,044 career points from his 123 career games at Iowa. That includes 61 starts as a Hawkeye while playing for his father, head coach Fran McCaffery. McCaffery has 52 double-figure scoring games in his career, including seven 20-point outings.
     
    During the 2023-24 season, McCaffery averaged 8.9 points per game along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists while playing 23 minutes per game.
     
    A cancer survivor, McCaffery was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2014 and beat it prior to beginning his career at the University of Iowa.
     
    Also this week, Butler added Maryland transfer Jamie Kaiser.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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