Record breaker: Luka Garza becomes all-time leading scorer in Iowa history
Luka Garza has officially made history.
On Sunday against Penn State, he surpassed Roy Marble’s career mark of 2,116 career points.
Here’s the bucket that broke the record:
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Garza is currently the frontrunner for National Player of the Year and is a shoe-in to be a first team All-American for the second consecutive year.
He was solid during his first two years with the Hawkeyes, but really turned it on as a junior last season. He’s on pace to set career highs again this year — averaging 24.7 points per game coming into this contest with the Nittany Lions.
Here’s a cool side-by-side of Garza’s first bucket at Iowa and this record-breaking shot:
Point 1 ➡️ Point 2,118
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Garza and Marble are the only two Hawkeyes to score more than 2,000 points in program history. Aaron White, who played at Iowa from 2011-15, is third on the list with 1,859 points.
Marble was a first round pick in the 1989 NBA draft, but did not have a lengthy NBA career. He played just 29 career games in the Association.
Garza is now No. 13 in points in Big Ten basketball history. Indiana’s Calbert Cheaney is No. 1 on that list with 2,613 career points.