Feb. 5, 2007
IOWA CITY – Iowa senior Adam Haluska has been named national Player of the Week by The Sporting News and Big Ten Player of the Week for his play in leading Iowa to a pair of victories last week, a 69-62 win at Michigan and an 81-75 home win over 25th-ranked Indiana.
Haluska (6-5, 210), a native of Carroll, IA, recorded the third double-double of his career at Michigan with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He added 33 points and five rebounds in the win over Indiana, setting a career-scoring high against a Big Ten opponent.
“Adam had two good all-around performances for us last week and is very deserving of the national attention,” said Iowa Coach Steve Alford. “As a senior, Adam is providing leadership while continuing to improve his overall game and providing an example for our younger guys.”
In the two games Haluska shot 41.3% from the field, 32.1% from three-point range and 82.4% (14-17) from the free throw line. Haluska leads the Big Ten in scoring (20.5) and three-point field goals per game (3.0), is second in free throw percentage (88.1%) and 11th in steals (1.2).
Haluska was also named Player of the Week Dec. 26 after leading Iowa to non-conference wins over Georgia State and Texas Southern. This marks the third time in his career he has earned the Big Ten award.
Haluska has started all 121 games during his four-year career, a streak that ranks longest in the nation among active players. He has scored 1,696 career points, including 1,412 in his three seasons at Iowa. He ranks 12th in career scoring.