Uthoff Named NABC All-American


March 28, 2016

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Jarrod Uthoff was named Monday to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-America Third Team. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across the country.

Uthoff becomes Iowa’s first NABC All-American since Ronnie Lester earned third team laurels in 1979.

Uthoff, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ranked second in the Big Ten in scoring (18.9), first in blocked shots (2.6), and tied for 13th in rebounding (6.3). The forward ranks 19th in Iowa career scoring (1,298) and fourth in blocked shots (177). Uthoff (6-foot-9, 221 pounds) scored in double figures in all but one game this season, including netting 20 points or more a team-best 16 times. Uthoff’s 624 points scored this season ranks eighth most in Iowa single-season annals. The team co-captain is one of only three Hawkeyes in program history to amass 1,000 points and 150 blocks in a career (Acie Earl and Greg Stokes). He was one of only two players nationally to total more than 600 points, 200 rebounds, and 85 blocked shots (Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney). Additionally, Uthoff is only the second player nationally the last 20 years to average two blocks and two 3-pointers per game (Duke’s Shane Battier in 1999-00 and 2000-01).

The Hawkeyes won 22 games, tied for third place in the Big Ten, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2016.

First Team
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Ben Simmons, LSU
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Second Team
Kris Dunn, Providence
Perry Ellis, Kansas
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Jakob Poeltl, Utah
Tyler Ullis, Kentucky

Third Team
Grayson Allen, Duke
Kay Felder, Oakland
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Josh Hart, Villanova
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa

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