Luka Garza calls former Hawkeye star Megan Gustafson greatest basketball player in Iowa history
Luka Garza accomplished a lot during his time at Iowa. He is a two-time National Player of the Year candidate, became the program’s all-time leading scorer and has his number 55 retired after his final game with the Hawkeyes.
But the Iowa sensation does not believe he’s the best basketball player to wear a Hawkeye uniform. Garza says that title belongs to former Iowa women’s basketball star Megan Gustafson, according to David Eickholt of 247Sports.
Gustafson had an incredible career with the Hawkeyes, and was rewarded in 2019 with a plethora of honors. She was named the Naismith Player of the Year, the AP Player of the Year, The ESPNW National Player of the Year and the B1G Player of the Year.
Luka Garza says that Megan Gustafson is the best player to ever play at Iowa– man or woman.
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) March 7, 2021
She scored 2,825 career points, grabbed 1,465 rebounds, blocked 226 shots, dished 153 assists and recorded 67 steals in her four seasons with the Hawkeyes. Gustafson was outstanding in her final season (2018-19), scoring 1,023 points, collecting 493 rebounds and blocking 68 shots.
Iowa also retired Gustafson’s No. 10. She was selected in the second round of the 2019 WNBA Draft and is currently a member of the Dallas Wings.
Garza is averaging 23.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season, leading the Hawkeyes in both categories. Iowa locked up the No. 3 seed for the B1G Tournament this week.