Connor McCaffery's hardship waiver petition approved by the Big Ten Conference

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By Hawkeyesports.com

IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa freshman guard Connor McCaffery’s hardship waiver petition has been approved by the Big Ten Conference. The announcement came on Monday from the Big Ten.

McCaffery (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) will have four years of men’s basketball eligibility remaining after averaging 13.3 minutes in only four games in December as a true freshman. The native of Iowa City missed two games due to a sprained ankle, eight contests due to mononucleosis, and 19 games after undergoing a tonsillectomy in December.

Connor McCaffery is the son of Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery and the older brother of 2019 Hawkeye commit Patrick McCaffery. The McCaffery brothers now will have three years to play together in college.

Connor is also a member of the Iowa baseball team.