IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa forward Owen Freeman has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the announcement was made Monday by the league office.
The Moline, Illinois, native earned the distinction after averaging 11 points and three rebounds in helping the Hawkeyes to a pair of season-opening wins over North Dakota and Alabama State. Iowa averaged 104 points in the two victories.
Freeman made 7-of-8 field goals, including three dunks, in his collegiate debut en route to a 14-point scoring output against the Fighting Hawks. He also had three rebounds and two steals in 15 minutes.
He followed it up with eight points in 11 minutes against Alabama State, throwing down an alley oop dunk (on an assist from Brock Harding), and making 6-of-9 three throws. He added three offensive rebounds and a block to his stat line.
Freeman is Iowa’s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree since the 2019-20 season. The Hawkeyes had two different freshmen earn the distinction that season (CJ Fredrick/Joe Toussaint).
Iowa (2-0) travels to Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday to face No. 8 Creighton in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Game time is set for 9:10 p.m. (CT) and the game will be televised on FS1.