Player of the Week

Luka Garza, Iowa

C – Jr. – 6-11 – Washington, D.C. – Maret School – Major: Business

  • Averaged 30 points, five rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in a pair of victories over Northwestern and No. 19 Michigan
  • Connected on 10 field goals in both games averaging .625 from the field and shot .667 from the three-point line for the week
  • Poured in 33 points, bolstered by a career-high 11 free-throws made, in a seven-point triumph over the Wolverines on Friday
  • Posted 77 points in two games versus Michigan this season, the most points by any Big Ten player versus a single opponent in regular season conference play over the last 20 seasons
  • Now has four 30+ scoring games this year, the most by a Hawkeye since Peter Jok (5) in 2017 and ranks fourth nationally and most by any player from a Power 5 conference this year
  • In Iowa’s win at Northwestern, led all scorers with 27 points and scored Iowa’s first 10 points of the game as well as posted 14 straight points in the second half
  • Earns the second Player of the Week accolade of his career; was a two-time Freshman of the Week honoree in 2017-18
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Luka Garza (Dec. 9, 2019)

 

Freshman of the Week

CJ Fredrick, Iowa

– 6-3 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Covington Catholic – Major: Sport and Recreation Management

  • Scored in double figures in a pair of Iowa wins, posting 11 points at Northwestern and 21 points versus No. 19 Michigan averaging 16 points per game for the week
  • Shot .750 from the three-point line versus the Wolverines and .667 from the field
  • Tied personal bests in assists (5) and steals (2) in the win at Northwestern
  • Also tied a personal best with 21 points in a home win versus the Wolverines
  • Helped Iowa win its seventh game of the last nine outings, including the Hawkeyes’ third win over a ranked team this season
  • Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Joe Toussaint (Jan. 6, 2020)