Just like Dirk? Iowa big man Luka Garza shows off fadeaway jumper in season opener
Iowa center Luka Garza has been working on his jumper this offseason.
In the Hawkeyes’ season-opener vs. North Carolina Central, Garza pulled off a jumper that is eerily similar to NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki’s iconic fadeaway.
Here’s a look:
Luka thinks he's Dirk.
— Iowa On BTN (@IowaOnBTN) November 25, 2020
The dribbles. The right foot raising up to clear space. The over-the-head release. The swish. It’s all there, and it’s clearly an homage to Dirk’s famous fadeaway.
In case you need a refresher, since Nowitzki has been out of the league for a couple years:
Dirk’s one-legged fadeaway is truly a thing of beauty🔥
NBA legends pay tribute to Dirk’s patented shotpic.twitter.com/0SxzBTeB8K
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 5, 2020
Garza is a consensus preseason All-American and will be one of the leading candidates to be National Player of the Year at season’s end.
Iowa is also a threat to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 5 in the preseason AP Poll.
Garza finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds in Iowa’s 97-67 win over North Carolina Central on Wednesday.
The Hawkeyes play again on Friday against Southern U.