Iowa won’t sign members of its 2018 women’s basketball recruiting class until November, but the Hawkeyes already have a start on 2019.
Megan Meyer, the younger sister of current Hawkeye Makenzie Meyer, has verbally committed to join the Iowa program for the 2019-20 school year.
The 5-foot-8 guard from Mason City announced her decision on Twitter on Thursday night, and the first member of the Hawkeyes’ 2019 recruiting class drew quick praise from her sister.
“So extremely proud of my sister committing to be a Hawkeye,’’ Makenzie Meyer wrote on Instagram. “It’s great to see your hard work pay off but this is only the beginning. Hopefully we’ll be lighting it up in Carver in a couple of years.’’
Megan Meyer indicated she was “super excited’’ to announce her decision, thanking coaches and supporters for their help “along the way’’ after selecting the Hawkeyes over offers from Iowa State, Drake and South Dakota State.
Already a two-time all-state selection, Megan Meyer averaged 18.5 points last season as a sophomore at Mason City, which she led with 49 three-point baskets, 60 assists and 57 steals in 23 games.
As a freshman, she averaged 10.1 points while teaming up with her sister on a team which won the Iowa Class 4A state championship.
Makenzie Meyer averaged 6.8 points per game last season as a freshman with the Hawkeyes, finishing second on the team with 42 three-point field goals while starting 23 of the 34 games she appeared in.