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Big Ten grants Iowa's Connor McCaffery hardship waiver

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa point guard Connor McCaffery has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big Ten, leaving him with four seasons of remaining eligibility.

The league announced Monday it had approved McCaffery's petition after he played just four games as a true freshman.

McCaffery, the son of coach Fran McCaffery, missed two games with a sprained ankle, eight games with mononucleosis and 19 games after undergoing a tonsillectomy in December.

A healthy McCaffery could be in line to start next season and allow Jordan Bohannon to play more off the ball.

Iowa finished 14-19 in 2017-18, pushing Final Four-bound Michigan to overtime in its finale in the Big Ten tournament.