Iowa planning to honor Luka Garza at Saturday's spring practice
Before he heads to the NBA, Iowa plans to honor basketball star Luka Garza at least one more time.
According to Scott Dochterman of The Athletic, Iowa is planning to recognize Garza following the Hawkeyes’ open spring football practice on Saturday, May 1. This weekend’s event is the second of two open practices Iowa’s football team during the spring, allowing fans to catch a glimpse of the 2021 squad early.
Iowa plans to recognize consensus men's basketball national player of the year Luka Garza following the football team's spring practice on Saturday morning at Kinnick Stadium.
Garza became Iowa's first two-time unanimous All-American and is the program's all-time scoring leader.
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) April 26, 2021
Garza is the program’s first two-time consensus All-American and became the men’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, passing Roy Marble. The Hawkeye star was named the B1G Player of the Year and was the consensus National Player of the Year following the 2020-21 regular season.
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Last season, Garza averaged 24.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 blocks per game in his final year at Iowa. The Hawkeyes finished the season with a 22-9 record, including a 14-6 mark in the B1G. They earned a No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
For his career, Garza averaged 18.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest. He leaves the program having scored 2,306 points, grabbing 931 rebounds, blocking 154 shots and dishing out 153 assists.