The two recruits that the Iowa basketball team already has signed for next seasons have had mixed results so far in their senior seasons at the high school level.
And one of them won’t be doing much of anything more until at least February.
The Milwaukee Journal reported Monday that Sussex (Wis.) Hamilton star Brady Ellingson has mononucleosis and will be sidelined for “two-to-five more weeks.’’
The 6-foot-4 Ellingson, who was the Greater Metro player of the year in Milwaukee last season, was averaging 27 points per game when he got sick. He still is attending classes but cannot practice.
Hamilton is 6-4 this season.
Iowa’s other signee, Dominique Uhl of Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) High School, has had more team success although he hasn’t put up the statistical numbers that Ellingson has. He has helped his team to a 6-0 start.
Uhl had 9 points, 12 rebounds and 3 steals Saturday in a 57-37 victory over Jackson Memorial in the Boardwalk Hoop Group Showcase. The 6-8 Uhl had 11 points in the previous game and had a high of 19 in the season opener.
Matt Farrell, a 6-1 guard, leads Point Beach in scoring and had 26 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in Saturday’s victory. Farrell committed to Boston College in October, but did not sign during the November letter of intent period and is now reconsidering his options.