UI men's basketball hands out team awards at banquet
Hawkeyes land in top-25 preseason polls
Hawkeyes earn NIT runner-up honors, win 25 games
Hawkeyes and Bears square off at 8 p.m. (CT) Thursday
UI freshman center Adam Woodbury continues to improve
April 4, 2013 New York Madison Square Garden
Iowa faces Baylor in the 2013 NIT Championship game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 4.
NIT Championship: Iowa vs. Baylor
Iowa faces Maryland on April 2 at Madison Square Garden.
Iowa-Maryland NIT Semifinal Tuesaday, April 2, 2013
Hawk Item -- Started 38 games as a freshman, sharing the school record with teammate Aaron White for the most starts in a single-season... his 181 rebounds tie for sixth-most ever for a Hawkeye rookie, while his 29 blocks ranks seventh-most ever for a Hawkeye freshman.
2012-13 Honors -- Shared the team's Defensive Player and Freshman of the Year awards. 2012-13 -- Started all 38 games at center as a freshman... ranked third on team in rebounding (4.8) and third in blocks (29)... averaged five points and five rebounds in five NIT games... led team in blocks 10 times and rebounding six times... his 29 blocks ranks seventh-most ever for a Hawkeye freshman... scored in double figures five times... grabbed seven or more boards eight times... blocked three shots to go along with 10 points in opening win vs. UTPA ... recorded 12 points and eight rebounds against Gardner-Webb, making 5-of-6 field goals... tallied team-high three blocks to go along with seven points against Virginia Tech... scored a personal-high 13 points and went 5-of-6 from the field against A&M-CC... had 10 points and six rebounds in win over South Dakota... dished out a personal-best three assists to go along with nine points and five boards in win over Iowa State... pulled down a personal-best nine rebounds to go along with six points and a steal in victory over South Carolina State... led the team with seven boards at #2 Michigan... cleared a game-high nine rebounds in win at Northwestern... tallied eight points in win over Illinois... scored a season high in Big Ten play with 12 points in home victory over Nebraska... tallied seven points, four rebounds and matched career best with two steals in B1G tourney win over Northwestern... registered 10 points and eight rebounds while playing a personal-high 26 minutes in NIT win at Virginia, finishing 5-of-7 from the field... netted nine points, three rebounds and two blocks in NIT Semifinals win over Maryland, playing a season-high 29 minutes... letterwinner.
High School -- Selected to play in the 2012 All-American Championship at the Final Four in New Orleans, posting a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds... three-time first team All-State, All-Missouri River Conference, All-Northwest Iowa and All-City honoree... named the Most Valuable Player at the 2011 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp... ranked No. 39 ranked player in the Class of 2012 by ESPN.com, No. 50 by Rivals.com and No. 47 by Scout.com... captain of the 2012 Sioux City Journal's All-Northwest Iowa boys basketball team... Des Moines Register first team All-State honoree in 2012... named to the 2012 Class 4A All-Tournament team, averaging 15 points and 11 boards for the state runners-up... became only the 21st Iowa high school player to surpass 1,000 career rebounds finishing his prep career with 1,009 rebounds, which is a school record... led Iowa Class 4A rebounders his last three years (2010-12)... averaged 17 points and 11.6 rebounds per game as a senior and finished as Sioux City East's all-time leading scorer and Sioux City's second all-time leading scorer totaling 1,354 points... led the Black Raiders to three straight conference championships and four consecutive state tournament appearances... averaged a double-double (18.5 points and 12 rebounds) his junior campaign... averaged 17.4 points and grabbed a school single-season record 315 rebounds (12.1 avg.) his sophomore year... participated in the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy and Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy in 2011.... played AAU for Martin Brothers and All-Iowa Attack from seventh through 11th grade... classmate Mike Gesell was an AAU teammate of Woodbury.
Personal -- Born 1/13/94... open major... parents are Lance and Brenda Woodbury... brother is Aaron... high school coach was Ras Vanderloo... AAU coach was Hank Huddleson... Iowa's first seven-footer since Seth Gorney (2005-08) and is the tallest Hawkeye since Antonio Ramos (1999), who stood 7-foot-2.
Points: 14 vs. Texas A&M-CC, 12/1/12