The Iowa basketball team opens the regular season on Friday night at home against Idaho State and will be without starting pointing guard Tony Freeman. The junior broke a bone in his left foot in last week’s exhibition game against Simpson College and will be out four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair it.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says they feel bad for him as he has worked hard, but Lickliter says Freeman will attack it once the doctors release him to play. In Freeman’s absence freshman Jeff Peterson is listed as the starter at point.
Lickliter says Peterson has done a great job of picking things up and made gains faster than some other players might. He says Peterson has a great mind of the game, and that is important.
Lickliter says Freeman will do whatever he can to speed up the recovery process. He says Freeman is in great shape and takes good care of himself, and will really work hard in rehab.