Luka Garza releases statement after passing Roy Marble on Iowa's all-time scoring list
Luka Garza rewrote Iowa’s record books on Sunday, passing Roy Marble to become the school’s all-time leading scorer. And with four regular season games still on the schedule, the center has some time to grow his point total.
Marble set the school record by scoring 2,116 career points with the Hawkeyes. Garza surpassed that total by scoring 23 in Iowa’s 74-68 victory over Penn State on Sunday. After the achievement, Garza released a statement.
“It’s truly an honor to be in the same sentence as [Roy Marble]. To pass him, that’s something I never could dream about,” Garza said. “All the credit for this goes to the coaching staff here, Coach Fran McCaffrey for recruiting me, all the teammates I’ve had, my family, and the coaches I’ve had through the course of my career who have taught me the game of basketball. That got me to this position…and to the University of Iowa and fans for really changing my life. I’m really lucky to be in this situation and it’s an honor to pass Roy Marble.”
— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) February 22, 2021
Garza is considered a frontrunner to the B1G and National Player of the Year awards.
The Hawkeyes still have four games left on the schedule, with big matchups against No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State, Nebraska and No. 23 Wisconsin still remaining.