The 26th version of the Prime Time summer basketball league in Iowa City will be a condensed one. New NCAA rules allowing summer workouts with coaches mean fewer division one players are taking part according to Iowa City attorney and league commissioner Randy Larson.
Larson says players have more demands on their time so they will play only 7 nights and have only four teams. Players from U.N.I. will not be part of the league this year but Larson says there will be a full contingent of Iowa Hawkeyes taking part, including Wisconsin transfer Jarrod Uhtoff who was the first pick in Wednesday night’s draft.
Larson says they used to play two games at the same time, but now they will play them back-to-back, which is an advantage to the fans who want to see both games.
Larson says while the number of teams is down this year the level of play will not. The Prime Time League begins next Tuesday night. The opening night of competition in the Game Time League for women is Monday. All the games will be played at the North Liberty Recreation Center.