Iowa downed UMBC, 77-47, on Saturday afternoon
3 Hawkeyes post double-doubles in 92-59 victory, Hawkeyes 10th win on the year
Hawkeyes buckle down in 2nd half to post an 83-66 victory over Bulldogs
Hawkeyes shoot 52.5 percent, 4 players reach double figures in an 89-53 victory
UI sophomore scores career-best 19 points in an 86-55 rout
Iowa vs. Minnesota (USATSI)
December 30, 2014
Men's basketball USATSI Gallery -- 12/22/14
Iowa vs. Alcorn State men's basketball
Men's basketball, USATSI Gallery -- 12/6/14
Hawk Item -- Averaged 13.3 points in Iowa's six-game 2013 European summer tour, which was the second-best scoring average on the team.
2013-14 -- Played in 26 games... ranked sixth on the team in 3-pointers made (16)... his 34.8 3-point percentage (16-of-46) ranks eighth best by an Iowa freshman... scored in double figures seven times... made at least one triple in three of the last four games... missed only seven free throws (27-of-34, .794)... joins Kenyon Murray as the only Iowa freshman to score 10+ points and shoot 80+% in an NCAA Tournament game when he tallied 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range vs. Tennessee in the first round... scored 11 points and snagged five rebounds in win over UNC Wilmington... scored eight of 10 points from the free throw line (8-of-8) in win over Maryland Eastern Shore... netted a personal-best 15 points, bolstered by 3-5 shooting from 3-point range, in win over Abilene Christian... scored 14 points, shooting 2-of-4 from 3-point range in win over UTEP... tallied 14 points and grabbed a personal-best seven rebounds in win over Drake... dished out a personal-best four assists to go along with 11 points in win over FDU... equaled a personal best with four assists in win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff... scored six points and equaled a personal best with two steals at #22 Michigan State... posted three points and two assists in home game vs. Illinois... blocked third shot of the season against Northwestern at Big Ten Tournament... letterwinner.
High school -- 2013 Parade All-American... first team all-state performer leading Iowa Class 4A in scoring average (23.6) as a senior, making 42 percent of his shots from 3-point range and 92.6 percent (126-of-136) at the free throw line ... earned second team all-conference honors as a junior after averaging 10.2 points, hitting 86 percent of his free throws, grabbed 4.3 rebounds and made 37 percent of his 3-point attempts.. as a sophomore at Roosevelt, he averaged 18.5 points and seven rebounds and was a second team all-state and first team all-conference honoree... one of 30 high school freshmen invited to the Nike Top 100 Camp in St. Louis in 2010, and participated in the 2012 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp... competed on the AAU basketball All-Iowa Attack team.
Personal -- Born on March 30, 1994 in the Sudan... son of Amelia Ring and the late Dut Jok... Mike Nixon is his guardian... counts the late Manute Bol and current Chicago Bull Luol Deng among his relatives... older brother is a senior on the basketball team at Penn... played first two years as a prep at Roosevelt HS before playing his final two seasons at Valley... high school coach at Valley was former Hawkeye point guard, and all-time assists leader, Jeff Horner... suffered a torn patella tendon in left knee as a freshman.
Points: 15 vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13
Rebounds: 7 vs. Drake, 12/7/13
FGM: 6 vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13
FGA: 13 vs. UNC Wilmington, 11/8/13
3-pt FGM: 3 vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13
3-pt FGA: 5, 2x, last vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13
FTM: 8, Maryland Eastern Shore, 11/14/13
FTA: 8, Maryland Eastern Shore, 11/14/13
Assists: 4, 2x, last vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff, 12/22/13
Steals: 2, 2x, last at Michigan State, 3/6/14
Blocks: 1, 3x, last vs. Northwestern, 3/13/14
Minutes: 24, 2x, last vs. FDU, 12/9/13