Hawk-Items - - Ranks seventh in career blocked shots with 79 . . . led Big Ten in rebounding (8.3) in league games and for all games (8.3) in 2003 . . . led team in rebounding (8.3) and field goal percentage (.541) and tied for team lead in blocked shots (34).
Summer Tour - - Averaged 14.2 points and 10.4 rebounds as Iowa won four of five games on summer tour in Australia . . . led team in rebounding in three of five games while shooting 52.7% from the field . . . tip-in basket in final seconds secured overtime win in first of five games . . . also recorded 10 assists and five blocked shots.
2002-03 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten for second consecutive year . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . earned team award for Highest GPA . . . named to all-Tournament team in Iowa's Gazette Hawkeye Challenge . . . named Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 25 and March 3.
2002-03 - - Played in 28 games, with 26 starts . . . missed three games due to sprained knee . . . eight rebounds and two assists in win at Iowa State . . . 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in NIT win over Valparaiso . . . 20 points (8-12 FGs, 4-4 FTs), 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in win over Northwestern . . . 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals at Michigan State . . . career-highs in points (25) and rebounds (17) at Indiana . . . 16 points, along with 10 rebounds, in win at Ohio State . . . 10 points and six rebounds in home loss to Wisconsin . . . 14 points and six rebounds in win over Penn State . . . returned to action with eight points and five rebounds in 18 minutes at Minnesota . . . suffered sprained right knee vs. Ohio State (1/25/03) and missed games vs. Purdue, Penn State and Michigan . . . nine points and 10 rebounds vs. Ohio State before being injured in final minute of the game . . . suffered spiral fracture in right hand in win over Illinois, but did not miss any games . . . 10 points (4-5 FGs) and seven rebounds at Wisconsin . . . 16 rebounds and six points in win at Northwestern . . . 10 points, six rebounds and two assists in win at Tulsa . . . 11 points, six rebounds and four steals in win over Liberty . . . 15 rebounds vs. Iowa State . . . 10 rebounds and seven points in win over Montana State . . . 10 rebounds and six points at Florida State while matching career-high with four assists . . . 10 points and 14 rebounds in win over Tennessee State . . . two free throws with 51 seconds to play provided final points in 50-49 win at Drake . . . also had10 rebounds at Drake . . . earned Big Ten Conference Player of the Week honors for his play in season-opening win over Florida Atlantic, collecting 15 points 14 rebounds (14) and four blocked shots.
2001-02 - - Averaged 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds on summer tour with Big Ten all-star team, shooting .42/9% from the field and 61.9% from the free throw line in helping team post 4-1 record . . . saw action in 33 games, with 18 starts . . . averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 53.2% from the field and 67.9% from the free throw line . . . ranked second on the team with 25 blocked shots . . . suffered cut lip (five stitches) in win over Indiana and played very little vs. Indiana and Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament . . . suffered ankle injury in practice on 2/11/02 and did not play at Penn State or at home vs. Ohio State . . . seven points and eight rebounds in home win over Penn State . . . four points, four rebounds and two assists at Ohio State . . . seven points and four rebounds in win over Drake . . . four points and three rebounds in win at Iowa State . . . four points and career-high four assists in win over SMU . . . career-high 12 points vs. Alabama State, along with five rebounds and two blocked shots . . . nine points in win over Memphis, and also collected three rebounds and three assists . . . eight points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in career-high 24 minutes vs. Louisiana Tech . . . six points and three rebounds vs. Boston University . . . six points, nine rebounds and two blocks vs. Eastern Shore . . . six points and 10 rebounds in opening exhibition win.
2000-01 - - Played in all 35 games, with 23 starts . . . averaged 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds, shooting 41.1% from the field and 67.3% from the free throw line . . . second on the team with 20 blocked shots . . . two points and four rebounds in win over Indiana . . . six points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in win over Penn State . . . four points, four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in win over Ohio State . . . six points and three rebounds at Michigan State . . . seven points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in home win over Minnesota . . . six points and six rebounds in win at Minnesota . . . six points and four rebounds at Wisconsin . . . five points and season-high seven rebounds in win over Illinois . . . six points, six rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot at Penn State . . . five points, five rebounds and a blocked shot vs. Tennessee . . . six points in 3-3 FGs in win over Detroit . . . five rebounds and three assists in win over Centenary . . . three points, two rebounds and two blocks vs. Iowa State . . . six points, four rebounds and a blocked shot vs. Northern Iowa . . . five points and three rebounds in win over Tulsa . . . eight points, four rebounds and one blocked shot vs. Georgia Tech . . . nine points, four rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
High school - - Named Player of the Year in South Dakota by USA Today, Gatorade, the Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), the Mitchell (SD) Daily Leader and Rivals.com . . . considered one of the top players in the nation at his position . . . first team all-state and all-conference as junior and senior . . . team captain and MVP as junior and senior . . . led prep team to 22-2 record and Class B state championship as a senior . . . scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as prep team avenged earlier defeat by winning state title over top-ranked team in the state . . . named to all-tournament team . . . averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, six blocked shots and three assists per game as a senior, shooting 67% from the field and 71% from the free throw line . . . averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots per game as a junior, shooting 65% from the field and 69% from the free throw line . . . as a sophomore averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots per game . . . was named to all-tournament teams while competing in invitational tournaments in Las Vegas and New Jersey following his junior season . . . helped prep team to four year record of 73-17 . . . team was state runner-up his freshman season . . . also played tight end and defensive end for his prep football team and lettered in track and field . . . member of prep football team for three seasons . . . football team won two state titles and lost just three games in those three seasons . . . competed in the Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. following senior season and traveled with Team USA to Germany for the Albert Schweitzer Games . . . placed seventh in the nation at Hershey Track Meet in the softball throw at age 10 . . . holds brown belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.
Personal - - Born 4/8/82 . . . open major . . . mother is Joanne Reiner . . . carried a 3.8 GPA as a prep . . . class valedictorian . . . honor roll student each semester during high school career . . . earned Spirit of Sioux Award for exceptional performance as a student-athlete, an award given each year in South Dakota to an athlete who excels on the basketball court and in the classroom . . . high school coach was Dan Sabers.
Points: 25 at Indiana, 3/1/03
Rebounds: 17 at Indiana, 3/1/01
FGM: 10 at Indiana, 3/1/03
FGA: 13 at Indiana, 3/1/03
FTM: 7, twice, last vs. Liberty, 12/22/02
FTA: 9 vs. Liberty, 12/22/02
Assists: 4, three times, last at Indiana, 3/1/03
Steals: 4 vs. Liberty, 12/22/02
Blocks: 4, twice, last vs. Northern Iowa, 12/10/02
Minutes: 40 at Indiana, 3/1/03