Larson’s high school coach: Former Iowa signee not eliminating Big Ten schools

Cody Larson is continuing to evaluate other Big Ten schools despite a conference rule that he can not accept a scholarship from anyone in the league, his high school basketball coach said.

Larson, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., had signed with Iowa in the fall but requested and was granted his release after Iowa fired head coach Todd Lickliter and hired Fran McCaffrey as his replacement. Since his transfer, Indiana has been among the teams recruiting him as has Ohio State and Michigan.

However, a Big Ten rule states that a player can not receive scholarship money if he transfers from one school to another. Though Larson has yet to enroll at Iowa, he is looked at as a transfer in this case after signing a National Letter of Intent.

Larson can still appeal the rule to the Big Ten. Lee Taylor the coach at Roosevelt, said Larson is still looking at all his options and will appeal the rule if he decides he wants to go to a Big Ten school. He has also received scholarship offers from Florida, Arizona State and Wake Forest among others.

“Right now it’s just about finding the right fit,” Taylor said. “If he decides to go to a Big 12 school or something like that, obviously, he doesn’t have to do anything. But he’s still considering Indiana and some of the other schools, and if he decides he wants to go there, maybe he’ll appeal.”

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