Hawkeyes’ Garza and Fredrick claim weekly awards
Player of the Week
Luka Garza, Iowa
C – Jr. – 6-11 – Washington, D.C. – Maret School – Major: Business
Averaged 30 points, five rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in a pair of victories over Northwestern and No. 19 Michigan
Connected on 10 field goals in both games averaging .625 from the field and shot .667 from the three-point line for the week
Poured in 33 points, bolstered by a career-high 11 free-throws made, in a seven-point triumph over the Wolverines on Friday
Posted 77 points in two games versus Michigan this season, the most points by any Big Ten player versus a single opponent in regular season conference play over the last 20 seasons
Now has four 30+ scoring games this year, the most by a Hawkeye since Peter Jok (5) in 2017 and ranks fourth nationally and most by any player from a Power 5 conference this year
In Iowa’s win at Northwestern, led all scorers with 27 points and scored Iowa’s first 10 points of the game as well as posted 14 straight points in the second half
Earns the second Player of the Week accolade of his career; was a two-time Freshman of the Week honoree in 2017-18
Last Iowa Player of the Week: Luka Garza (Dec. 9, 2019)
Freshman of the Week
CJ Fredrick, Iowa
G – 6-3 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Covington Catholic – Major: Sport and Recreation Management
Scored in double figures in a pair of Iowa wins, posting 11 points at Northwestern and 21 points versus No. 19 Michigan averaging 16 points per game for the week
Shot .750 from the three-point line versus the Wolverines and .667 from the field
Tied personal bests in assists (5) and steals (2) in the win at Northwestern
Also tied a personal best with 21 points in a home win versus the Wolverines
Helped Iowa win its seventh game of the last nine outings, including the Hawkeyes’ third win over a ranked team this season
Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of his career
Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Joe Toussaint (Jan. 6, 2020)