Oct. 28, 2004
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Former University of Iowa center Jared Reiner has made the final roster as the Chicago Bulls head into the 2004-05 NBA season.
The 6-11 native of Tripp, SD joined the Bulls for pre-season camp and earned a spot on the roster through his play during the exhibition season. Reiner averaged 3.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in eight exhibition games, shooting 40.9% from the field.
“On behalf of our staff and his former teammates, we’re extremely proud and happy for Jared,” said Iowa Coach Steve Alford. “He’s been fighting through injuries for two years. This is a real tribute to him. He has persevered through the injuries and continued to improve. We wish him the best, there are a lot of Bulls fans in our office now.”
Reiner played in just 13 games for Iowa in 2004 due to injury. He averaged 10.5 points and 7.2 rebounds before missing the final 16 games of the season. As a junior he averaged 9.7 points and 8.3 rebounds a game, leading the Big Ten in rebounding despite missing three games and fighting through knee and hand injuries.
Reiner scored 618 points and had 507 rebounds while playing in 109 games during his Hawkeye career, helping Iowa post a 75-55 overall record while advancing to post-season play in each of the past four seasons.