Tuttle chooses to stay home

West Fork High School graduate Seth Tuttle, center, shares a laugh with coach Ben Jacobson and the 2018 UNI team during the team’s media day at the McLeod Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

CEDAR FALLS – The draw of home was impossible to resist in the end for West Fork graduate and Sheffield native Seth Tuttle.

After a seesaw inward battle, Tuttle chose to accept the University of Northern Iowa graduate manager position over playing a fourth year of professional basketball in Europe shortly after holding his final summer camp in Sheffield.

“It was a tough decision,” Tuttle said during the team’s media day on Wednesday, Oct. 17. “I bounced back and forth quite a bit. Some days I would be like, ‘I’m going to go play,’ and some days, ‘no way I can go back over there...'"

The full story appears in the Oct. 24 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.