Luka Garza closing in on 2,000 career points, Iowa scoring record
Iowa big man Luka Garza may own the program’s scoring record before too long.
According to David Eickholt of 247Sports, Garza is closing in on the hard-to-reach 2,000-career point total, sitting just 65 points away from hitting that elusive mark. With the big man averaging nearly 27 points per game, there’s a chance Garza could hit that milestone in less than three games.
But that’s not the only impressive milestone on Garza’s radar. The Iowa center is closing in on the Hawkeyes’ all-time scoring record, set by Roy Marble in the 1980s. Marble scored 2,116 career points while with the Hawkeyes from 1985-89.
Luka Garza is 65 points from 2,000 career points and 182 points from surpassing Roy Marble to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer.
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) January 19, 2021
Per Eickholt, Garza is just 182 points shy of that mark. If Garza continues to fill the stat sheet at his current rate, he could be Iowa’s all-time leading scorer within the next 7 games.
Garza has been a double-double machine again for the Hawkeyes during the 2020-21 season. In addition to the 26.9 points per game average, Garza is also averaged 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists and is knocking down shots at a 62.5% clip from the floor.
Iowa is 12-2 on the season and the Hawkeyes will be back in action on Thursday hosting Indiana.