IOWA CITY, Iowa - Hawkeye basketball player and Cedar Rapids native Josh Oglesby was arrested early Saturday morning on a public intoxication charge in Iowa City.
A University of Iowa press release did not go into detail about Oglesby’s arrest. Hawkeye head coach Fran McCaffery is out of town but released a statement on the arrest.
I will collect all the facts when I return to Iowa City. Once fully informed of the situation, I will visit with Josh and we will operate in accordance with the rules and regulations of our student-athlete Code of Conduct, McCaffery said.
Oglesby is a senior this season. As a junior last season, he averaged 6.6 points in 21 games for the Hawkeyes and was named the team’s most improved player.
Oglesby is the second Hawkeye basketball player arrested in the off-season. Sophomore guard Peter Jok was arrested in April on a drunk driving charge and again in July for driving without a license. He has been suspended from the team indefinitely. Former Hawkeye Zach McCabe was initially charged with assault after a fight outside a bar. Those charges were later dropped.