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IOWA CITY - It sounds like an outer space situation or maybe a time travel situation - Highland graduate Zack Lasek has entered the transfer portal.
Actually it is just a way to notify other colleges of his availability.
Lasek went to the University of Iowa to play football as a preferred walk on. He issued this statement on Twitter last week.
'I'd like to thank the Iowa football program for the opportunity I was given to compete at a high-level, but this past fall I stepped away from the team with hopes of resuming my basketball career. After giving it much thought I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal with intention to find somewhere to play basketball. I have four years of eligibility remaining.”
The NCAA released the following statement: University of Iowa has submitted your notification of transfer. Your information is now visible on the NCAA transfer portal.
'This decision really just came down to realizing I did not absolutely love football enough to give it the attention and time that it requires at that level, but also that I really missed being on the court and playing basketball too,” Lasek said.
Lasek has not made any visits or been contacted by any schools, yet.
Lasek is 6-feet, 8-inches tall. Lasek was contacted by numerous programs when he was in high school, including Division I, Division II and junior colleges.
'I don't really have any preference on the level,” Lasek said. 'I had a pretty wide variety of interest from before I shifted my focus to football but I understand the opportunities may not be the same as it's been some time since I've played basketball, but I'm open to all levels.”
Lasek said there was nothing specific that promoted this decision.
'I enjoyed my time at Iowa, I just wanted to give basketball another go around and didn't want to miss my window of opportunity,” Lasek said.
His initial plan was to pursue a path to a degree in Business Marketing and he will continue to do that.