Northview 6-foot-10 center Kyle Meyer commits to Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa-bound recruit Kyle Meyer (photo submitted by Meyer family)

Iowa-bound recruit Kyle Meyer (photo submitted by Meyer family)

One of Georgia’s top big men is leaving the state.

Kyle Meyer, a 6-foot-10 center from Northview High, committed to Iowa over early basketball scholarship offers from East Carolina, Drake, Jacksonville, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Mercer.

Meyer recently completed his junior season and was also getting looks from UGA and Georgia Tech, among other SEC and ACC schools.

“Iowa is getting a player that can do a little bit of everything,” Northview coach Steve Bombard told the AJC.

“Aside from his ability to score from the inside, he can also step out and shoot 3-pointers.. He is a very good passer, especially outlet passes in transition. And he runs the floor very well for a big man.”

Meyer averaged 16 points and 14 rebounds this past season at Northview. He caught Iowa’s attention while playing AAU basketball for the Atlanta Celtics last summer.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was impressed enough to investigate further, making two separate trips to the Atlanta area to observe Meyer at Northview in recent months. Once Meyer realized the seriousness of Iowa’s interest, he made a pair of unofficial visits with the Hawkeyes.

Meyer is Iowa’s first commitment for its 2012 recruiting class. He is also only the second player from Georgia to pick Iowa since the 1940s, according to HawkCentral.

25 comments Add your comment

gwinnett fan

March 15th, 2011
12:58 pm

Desperation on the Ave

March 15th, 2011
2:02 pm

Why not Georgia Tech???

I thought Georgia Tech was going to be AWESOME with their new coach!!!



March 15th, 2011
2:59 pm

Iowa had a guard from Milledgeville but I can’t remember his name

Kyle Hockman is a jerk

March 15th, 2011
3:00 pm

Good luck kid.

Delbert D.

March 15th, 2011
3:56 pm

In that photo, he has a really long, narrow head. Get a better pic.


March 15th, 2011
3:59 pm

The guard from Milledgeville was Michael Reaves. He was a freshman during the ‘84-’85 season. Served as a back up to B.J. Armstrong.

Jacket Man

March 15th, 2011
4:38 pm

“Desperation on the Ave;” it’s time for your nap.


March 15th, 2011
5:32 pm

Smart choice.

IOWA was the only big time school who made an offer so far.


March 15th, 2011
6:14 pm

Regardless of where he is going to play, that is a creepy webcam photo.

Destin Dawg

March 15th, 2011
6:40 pm

only a junior… shouldn”t commit so early… unless he has friends and or family from Iowa ???? could have better choices next year….


March 15th, 2011
7:42 pm

Congrats, Mr. Meyer and good luck. Keep working hard.


March 15th, 2011
9:02 pm

Always liked Michael Reaves at Iowa in the 1980s during Raveling, Dr. Tom Davis eras at Iowa. Welcome back to the Midwest Mr. Meyer, who was previously from IN.



March 16th, 2011
9:16 am

Agree with Destin Dawg. It sounds like he would have had significant interest from SEC and ACC teams much closer to home had he waited. Now, he’ll be playing at a bottom-tier Big 10/12 school. Still, wish the kid much success for the Hawkeyes.


March 16th, 2011
11:10 am

Stop giving these traders news coverage. Give us news about players who appreciate the State of Ga.


March 16th, 2011
3:21 pm

Iowa’s coach McCaffrey 1st year was with the previous coaches players and the cuppard was just short of bare. He led Sienna to the big dance more than not. Kyle is getting a fantastic coach who needs a big man badly. The 2 players he was able to recruit at the last moment were honored by the Big Ten. Ease your minds that program is going to be very successfully in short order.

[...] Posted on 16 March 2011 Iowa started its 2012 recruiting efforts by landing a verbal commitment from 2012 C Kyle Meyer of Northview (GA). Meyer is an all-around big man that had other scholarship offers from East Carolina, Drake, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Mercer, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. [...]


March 21st, 2011
1:21 pm

congrats kyle wish you the best i watched alpharetta vs northview 2twice this year alpharetta won both games earl hill who’s only 6′5 dominated him avg 20pts 16rebs 4 blocks i wonder if anyone is recruiting that kid no wonder all these coaches in georgia are getting fired they don’t recruit in there own state

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May 6th, 2011
6:42 pm

Hey Raider, what year is this Hill kid? If he is the real deal, where is he going?

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11:44 pm

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