Hawkeyes hold Huskies to 27.9 percent shooting in 21 point win
UI senior's offense has caught up to his defense, rebounding heading into 2014-15
Roy Devyn Marble earns Chris Street Award
Junior Gabriel Olaseni provides Hawkeyes with additional scoring chances
Olaseni has 4 double-doubles as a reserve for Iowa this season
Illinois at Iowa Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Iowa vs. Wisconsin (USATSI)
Iowa vs. Purdue (USATSI)
Iowa vs. Minnesota (USATSI)
December 30, 2014
Hawk Item -- Scored in double figures 10 career times... posted four career double-doubles... career 50 percent shooter from the field... averaged 9.7 points in Iowa's six-game 2013 European summer tour... his 36 blocks in 2013 rank as the third-most ever in a single-season by a Hawkeye sophomore... his 43 blocks in 2014 rank as the sixth-most ever in a single-season by an Iowa junior.
2013-14 -- Saw action in all 33 games... led team and ranked second in the Big Ten in offensive rebounds (2.5)... grabbed 16.8 percent of offensive rebounds available, which ranked sixth best in the country... one of only four players in the country (minimum 160 rebounds) with more offensive rebounds (82) than defensive (81)... posted single-season bests in scoring, blocked shots, rebounding and assists... netted double figures nine times... ranked first among Big Ten reserves in blocked shots and ninth overall (1.3)... posted four double-doubles to share for the team lead and rank first among Big Ten reserves (Xavier, Fairleigh Dickinson, Northwestern and Illinois)... made 10 of his last 13 free throw-attempts (.769) over a span of the last eight games... rejected at least three shots seven times... blocked a season-high five shots, while also scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds in win over UNC Wilmington... had eight points and six rebounds in victory over Penn... averaged eight boards and 5.3 points, while shooting .909 (10-11) percent from the free-throw line in Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament ... made a career-high eight free throws (nine attempts) and grabbed a personal-best 11 rebounds in win over Xavier... tallied nine points and cleared five rebounds in win over Notre Dame... posted eight points and six rebounds at #4 Wisconsin... scored 12 points and snagged a team-high seven rebounds, six offensive, in home win over Minnesota... posted career bests in scoring (15), rebounding (12), and free throws made (9) and attempted (10) in win at Illinois... had 14 points and cleared six rebounds in home game vs. #25 Ohio State... rejected a game-high three shots to go along with nine points and four rebounds in home win over #10 Michigan... scored 10 points and controlled four rebounds in home game vs. Wisconsin... posted six points, grabbed seven rebounds and denied two shots in win over Purdue... had six points and four rebounds in home game vs. Illinois... grabbed eight rebounds vs. Northwestern at Big Ten Tournament... letterwinner.
2012-13 Honors -- Earned the team's Most Improved Player Award. 2012-13 -- Played in 38 games... posted season bests in every statistical category... ranked 12th in Big Ten blocks (1.0)... made first 15 free throw attempts... posted season best numbers in every statistical category... grabbed seven rebounds or more four times... averaged four blocks in Iowa's last two regular-season games (Illinois and Nebraska)... snagged seven rebounds in opening win vs. UTPA... scored eight points in win against South Dakota, and snagged nine rebounds... scored four points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots in victory over UNI... posted career bests in rebounding (10) and blocked shots (4) to go along with six points in victory over South Carolina State... netted a career-high 14 points, grabbed seven boards and rejected two shots in win over Coppin State.. had eight points in road game at #2 Michigan... scored four points in each of the two contests in the B1G tourney... rejected a career-high seven shots, which tie for seventh in school history, in win over Illinois... blocked a game-high three shots and dished out a career-best three assists in home victory over Nebraska... letterwinner.
2011-12 -- Saw action in 18 games as a reserve... averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds... scored eight points and corralled four rebounds in win over Chicago State... grabbed five rebounds and had an assist in win over Northern Illinois... made his only field goal attempt and grabbed one rebound in win over IPFW... equaled a career best with eight points, on 4-of-5 field goal attempts, and tallied a career high with three blocks in win over Central Arkansas... notched two points and two blocks at #16 Indiana... collected a career-high two steals at Penn State... recorded four points, two rebounds and a block against #8 Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game... letterwinner.
High School -- Averaged 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 1.2 assists in 28 games his senior year... shot at a 72% clip from the field... helped Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas to the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I national title... an NACA All-American... tabbed the Defensive MVP of the national tournament... also recognized on the Colby Orange and Black All-Tournament team.
Personal -- Born 12/29/1991... parents are Benson and Yvette Olaseni... siblings include Folasade, Bamidele and Baderinna... high school coach was Kyle Linstead.
Points: 15 at Illinois, 2/1/14
Rebounds: 12 at Illinois, 2/1/14
FGM: 6 vs. Coppin State, 12/22/12
FGA: 10 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 11/14/13
FTM: 9 at Illinois, 2/1/14
FTA: 10 at Illinois, 2/1/14
Assists: 3 vs. Nebraska, 3/9/13
Steals: 2, 3x, last at Minnesota, 2/25/14
Blocks: 7 vs. Illinois, 3/5/13
Minutes: 29 vs. Xavier, 11/28/13