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Luke Recker
Luke Recker

Auburn, IN

High School:
DeKalb HS

Last College:
Indiana University


Before Iowa - Used 1999-00 as a redshirt season after transferring from Arizona in December 1999...attended Arizona for just one semester (fall, 1999)...played in 66 games in two seasons at Indiana, earning third team all-Big Ten honors in 1999 and honorable mention recognition in 1998...academic all-Big Ten and selected to GTE Academic all-America third team.

Hawk-Items - 1,880 career points in four seasons, including 926 in two years at Iowa...Associated Press honorable mention all-American...earned all-tournament honors at Big Ten Tournament...third team all-Big Ten...named to Verizon academic all-America third team...named to NABC all-district 12 second team...earned all-tournament honors at the Guardians Classic...earned all-tournament honors at Iowa's Gazette Hawkeye Challenge...ranks second in three-point field goals in a season (92) and in three-point attempts in a season (223)...ranks fourth in career three-point field goals (149) and ranks fifth in career three-point attempts (332)...tied school record for free throw percentage in a game (100% with more than 10 attempts) and set Iowa records for free throw percentage in a season and career.

2001-02 - Played in all 35 games, with 32 starts...led team in scoring (17.1) and ranked third in rebounding (3.4)...shot 44.4% from the field, 41.3% from three-point range and 88.5% from the free throw line...led team with 56 steals and was second in assists (88)...12 points and four assists vs. LSU...21 points and three rebounds in Big Ten title game vs. Ohio State...17 points in win over Indiana, including winning basket with 1.4 seconds remaining...28 points and career-high five steals in win over Wisconsin, including winning basket with 1.4 seconds remaining. Made 9-14 FGs and 6-6 FTs, scoring 16 of Iowa's final 19 points over the final 10:14 of the game...25 points in win over Purdue, hitting 9-10 FGs and 5-7 FTs...20 points and four rebounds at Michigan State...25 points (11-11 FTs) and three assists vs. Minnesota...20 points, five rebounds and four assists at Purdue...16 points and two steals in win over Michigan State...16 points and three rebounds at Illinois...20 points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in win over Northwestern...11 points, six rebounds and two assists at Ohio State...23 points, six rebounds and three steals in win over Wisconsin...nine rebounds, four assists and five points in win over Mercer...29 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in win over Kansas State, making 12-12 31 points at Missouri, plus four rebounds, two assists and two steals...24 points, (9-13 FGs), four assists and four steals vs. Drake...21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots at Northern Iowa...22 points, six assists and three steals in win over SMU...15 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. Duke...17 points, three rebounds and three steals vs. Missouri...20 points and five rebounds in win over Memphis...17 points, three steals and two assists vs. Louisiana Tech...recorded first double-double at Iowa with 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Boston University, along with five assists...25 points, two assists and two steals vs. Globetrotters.

2000-01 - Academic all-Big Ten and selected to Verizon Academic all-America second team...started all 18 games he played...averaged 18.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, shooting 43.9% from the field, 43.1% from three-point range and 85.6% from the free throw line...suffered fractured kneecap vs. Indiana (1/27/01) and missed final 15 games of the season...selected honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media...selected to NABC all-District second Ten Player of the Week for his play in Iowa's win over Minnesota and Ten Player of the Week for his play in Iowa's wins over Northern Iowa and Iowa State...named all-tournament in Iowa's Gazette Hawkeye Challenge...27 points and eight rebounds in win over Indiana...17 points, three rebounds and three assists at Minnesota...18 points, five rebounds and two assists vs. Michigan...27 points (10-10 FTs), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in win over Illinois...20 points and six assists at Penn State, including Iowa's final four points in the final 54 seconds...10 points, three assists and two steals in win over Detroit, including three-pointer that gave Iowa a 67-66 lead with 1:45 remaining...25 points and two assists at Kansas State...23 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Missouri...28 points, eight rebounds and four assists vs. Iowa State...22 points, five rebounds and two steals vs. Northern Iowa...18 points and two assists vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga...21 points and seven assists vs. Georgia Tech...26 points, five rebounds and four steals in win at Drake...scored winning basket in final minutes and came up with loose ball in final seconds in win at Drake...17 points, four rebounds and two assists in win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

1998-99 - Academic all-Big Ten and selected to GTE Academic all-America third team...played in 34 games, with 33 starts, and averaged 31.8 minutes per game...averaged 16.1 points and four rebounds per game as a sophomore at Indiana...shot 36.4% (64-176) from three-point range...scored at least 20 points in 12 games and scored in double figures in 26 games...28 points vs. Michigan and Northwestern...21 points, seven rebounds and six assists vs. Purdue and 24 points, six rebounds and three assists in second meeting with Boilermakers...earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for his efforts vs. Purdue and Northwestern.

1997-98 - Appeared in 32 games, with 30 starts...ranked second on team in minutes played...averaged 12.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game and led team with 48 steals...scored in double figures in 19 games as Indiana was 14-5 in those 29 points vs. Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament...led team in steals in 12 games.

High School - Named Indiana's Mr. Basketball as a senior...named to Parade Magazine and McDonald's All-America teams...averaged 26.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and five assists per game as a senior, ranking third in the state in scoring...led prep team to a 26-4 record and a berth in the Fort Wayne semistate final...set school records for points (2,008) and assists (477)...shot 50% from the field and 70% from the free throw line as both a senior and junior...prep team posted a 79-23 record during his career...played on USA Basketball's Junior Select team following senior season.

Personal - Born 6/17/78 in Lima, OH...communications major...given name is Lucas...parents are Martha Pepple and Clair Recker...father played collegiate basketball at Bluffton College and resides in Washington, includes four sisters, all were active in athletics...Maria played basketball at Michigan State...Wendy and Annie played basketball at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne and Jackie competed in basketball, track and volleyball at DeKalb HS...high school coach was Cliff Hawkins.

Fresh.	32/30	146-293	.498	34-94	.362	82-105	.781	124	3.9	88	72	12	48	408	12.8
Soph.	34/33	182-425	.428	64-176	.364	118-158	.747	135	4.0	90	77	10	59	546	16.1
Jun.	18/18	101-230	.439	47-109	.431	77-90	.856	71	3.9	49	33	2	20	326	18.1
Sen.	35/32	200-450	.444	92-223	.413	108-122	.885	119	3.4	88	97	13	56	600	17.1
Career	119-113	629-1398	.450	237-602	.394	385-475	.811	449	3.8	315	279	37	183	1880	15.8
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