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Luka Garza
Luka Garza
Luka Garza
Luka Garza

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Position(s): C

Luka Garza attended Maret High School and lived in Washington, DC. Garza was honored as the 2017 Gatorade D.C. Boys Basketball player of the Year, averaging 24.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 1.1 assists. He was ranked No. 98 by and No. 93 by He shot 69 percent from the field, including 48 percent from 3-point range as a senior. He left as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,993 points.

As a freshman at Iowa, he scored 400 points, which ranks fourth best as an Iowa rookie.

As a junior, he became the first player in program history to earn National Player of the Year recognition, and is the 3rd player in program history (first since 1952), to earn consensus All-America first team. He was also the 4th player in program history (first since 1968) to be named Player of the Year in the Big Ten. He also won the following national awards: Sporting News National Player of the Year, Pete Newell Big Man Award, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award.

After the shortened 2020 season, Garza declared for the NBA, but decided to return to Iowa for his senior season.

He surpassed Roy Marble as Iowa's all-time career scoring leader (2,116 points) against Penn State on 2/21/2021. After the final home game of the year, it was announced that his #55 jersey will be retired. He was named unanimous first team All-American for the second year in a row, and was named AP National Player of the Year and winner of the Naismith Award, the first Hawkeye ever to win these two prestigious awards, and the first Consensus National Player of the Year at Iowa.

He was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round of the 2021 NBA Draft.

Born 12/27/1998 and is 25 years old.

All Conference: First Team (2020, 2021) Player of the Year: Unanimous National Player of the Year (2021), Big Ten (2020, 2021), National Player of the Year - Multiple Outlets (2020) All American: Unanimous First Team (2020, 2021) Drafted Round 2 by Detroit Pistons in 2021 



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FAMOUS QUOTES from Luka Garza

FAMOUS QUOTES about Luka Garza

Luka Garza Jess Settles  on 2/22/2021 - Link to source
It's almost an impossible task trying to guard Luka Garza. It doesn't matter if there are three defenders trying to put a body on him. He is stronger than everybody else. He works harder than everybody else. He is more skilled than anyone else in the game, and that is rare to say about a center.

Fran McCaffery Fran McCaffery  from Iowa vs. Illinois on 1/29/2021
I thought that was really interesting, Chad. Good observation by you. You're a smart guy. You really are a smart guy. Either that, or I guess I've got to do a much better job of getting Luka Garza to the free-throw line, apparently. I'm just a horrendous coach. Shoots one free throw. That's my fault. I'll take full blame for that.

- Sarcastic response to reporter Chad Leistikow about not getting fouled in final 10 minutes.


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