University of Iowa Athletics

#25 Eric May

Height 6-5
Weight 219 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Dubuque, Iowa
High School Wahlert
Eric May - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

2010 Big Ten All-Freshman Team | 2011 Academic All-Big Ten | 2012 Academic All-Big Ten | 2013 Chris Street Award | 2013 Academic All-Big Ten | 2013 Iowa Men[apos]s Basketball Big Ten Sportsmanship Award

Hawk Items — Netted double figures 33 times in his career… ranks seventh in Iowa freshman history in single-season blocks (26) and fourth in 3-pointers made (41)… three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2012-13 Honors — Chris Street Award winner and earned a share of the team[apos]s Defensive Player of the Year Award… Academic All-Big Ten Conference selection… Iowa[apos]s male Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree. 2012-13 — Team co-captain… played in all 38 games, with seven starts… netted double figures five times… ranked fourth in team steals (34) and assists (68)… led or shared the team in steals nine times, rebounding five times, and assists five times… posted his best offensive rebound average, assist rate, turnover rate and free throw percentage of his career … started for the first time this year vs. #18 Michigan State, grabbing a season-high seven boards and scoring five points… made at least one 3-pointer in six of the last seven games, including the last five… pulled down two rebounds or more in all but four games … averaged 10.5 points and six rebounds in two Cancun Challenge games… posted career bests in free throws made (9) and attempted (10) against Wichita State… credited with a career-high seven assists in win over UNI… netted 12 points and tied a season high with seven boards at #1 Indiana… tallied seven points and had two assists in win at Northwestern… scored eight points at #14 Ohio State… recorded seven points, three boards and three assists in home victory over Penn State… had two steals and scored five points, including a clutch traditional 3-point play down the stretch, at Minnesota… grabbed seven rebounds and shot 3-3 from field for six points in double-overtime game at Wisconsin… totaled seven points, four rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist in road win at Penn State… led team in rebounding (7) and scored 10 points, which is a season high against Big Ten competition, in home win over Minnesota… tallied 10 points on 4-6 shooting from the field, including 2-3 from 3-point range at Nebraska… posted seven points, three rebounds and five assists in B1G Tourney win vs. Northwestern… had five points, two rebounds and two steals in NIT win over Indiana State… registered four points, four rebounds and four assists in NIT victory over Stony Brook… equaled a season high with two 3-pointers (2-for-2) in NIT win at Virginia; finished with eight points… posted 12 points, to go along with game highs in assists (five) and steals (three), in NIT Semifinals win against Maryland… letterwinner.

2011-12 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree… 2011-12 — Team co-captain… competed in 33 games with 21 starts… averaged 4.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists…did not play in Iowa[apos]s home games versus Minnesota (Feb. 1) and #18 Indiana (Feb. 19) due to an injured back… grabbed five or more rebounds in five Big Ten contests… dished out a game and career-high five assists in win over Chicago State… matched a career best with 20 points on 8-12 shooting from the field, including 3-4 from 3-point range, and 1-3 from the foul line and also pulled down a season-high nine rebounds in win over NC A&T… tallied 14 points and had four assists in win over Northern Illinois… controlled a team-high six rebounds vs. Creighton… recorded 10 points at UNI, hitting 5-of-11 field goals… notched 10 points and a game-high three steals in win over Central Arkansas… went 4-4 from the line against Purdue to equal his career best free throws made… scored all nine of his points and cleared all six of his rebounds in the second half in home game vs. Purdue… led Iowa in scoring (9) and rebounding (6) for the first time in his career vs. #6 Ohio State… had a team-high seven rebounds in win over #13 Michigan… letterwinner.

2010-11 Honors — Academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree… 2010-11 — Competed in all 30 games with 25 starts… missed only one game, Iowa[apos]s home game vs. #2 Ohio State due to a groin injury… had two highlight reel half court alley oop dunks in win at Indiana (Feb. 5)… came off the bench in Iowa[apos]s last five games… tied for first in team steals (38) and ranked fifth in scoring (7.8)… ranked sixth in the Big Ten in steals (1.27)… reached double digits in scoring 13 times… posted a career-high 20 points in season opener vs. South Dakota State… recorded nine points, six rebounds and three steals in win over UL Monroe… reached double digits in scoring in each of Iowa[apos]s games at the Paradise Jam, tallying 11 vs. Xavier, 12 vs. Alabama and 15 vs. Long Beach State… made 75% (6-8) of his 3-point attempts in three games at Paradise Jam… collected a game-high seven steals in victory over SIU-Edwardsville, which ties for the fourth most in a single-game in Iowa history; the seven thefts are the most by a Big Ten player in 2011… recorded a game-high six steals and a team-high 17 points at Wake Forest… tallied 11 points and six rebounds in win over Idaho State… had a game-high three steals vs. Iowa State… notched 10 points, four rebounds and three assists in win over Louisiana Tech… recorded 12 points in home game vs. #23 Illinois… posted 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals at #25 Minnesota… registered 11 points and five rebounds in home win over Indiana… tallied 11 points in win at Indiana.

2009-10 — Saw action in all 32 games with 23 starts… started 22 of the last 24 contests, including the last 19… all-Big Ten Freshman team honoree by the Big Ten Conference and Sporting News… ranked first on the team in blocks (26) and steals (34), third in rebounds (4.6) and 3-pointers (41) and fourth in scoring (9.0)… became the first Hawkeye freshman to lead team in blocks since Ryan Bowen in 1995… led or shared team-high honors in blocks 15 times, steals 14 times, rebounding six times, scoring five times and assists four times… ranked ninth in Big Ten blocks, first among freshmen… his 26 blocks rank sixth best and 41 triples rank fourth best in a single-season by a freshman at Iowa… tallied first career 3-pointer against Bowling Green, going 4-4 from long distance and recording a game-high 16 points… recorded first career double-double in first career start vs. Prairie View A&M, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds… posted 10 of his 13 points in the second half in Iowa[apos]s win over Drake; additionally, seven of his 13 points came at the free throw line, including shooting 3-of-4 in the final minute against the Bulldogs… set career highs in points (18), field goals made (seven) against South Carolina State… recorded 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a career-high 38 minutes vs. #4 Purdue… posted team highs in points (9) and assists (3) and also collected eight rebounds at Illinois… registered career-highs in assists (4) and steals (3) in win over Tennessee State, while adding seven points and five rebounds… netted a team-high 16 points, bolstered by 4-7 from 3-point range, at #13 Ohio State… played a career-high 43 minutes in overtime loss to Michigan… tied career highs in points (18) and blocks (3) against #20 Ohio State, while setting career highs in 3-pointers made (5) and attempted (10) and total field goals attempted (12)… tied career highs in steals (3) at #6 Michigan State, while posting eight points and six rebounds.

High school — Earned first team all-state and all-conference honors in Class 3-A as a junior and senior… Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 3-A Player of the Year… 2009 IBCA All-Star selection and Tournament MVP… career and single-game scoring leader at Wahlert… averaged 24.3 points and 9.1 rebounds as Wahlert posted an 18-7 record his senior campaign… led prep team to return trip to the state tournament before loss in the quarterfinals by eventual state runner-up… also averaged 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocked shots as a senior, while shooting 57.2% from the field, 36.8% from 3-point range and 72% from the free throw line… served as team captain and named recipient of Ed Colbert Scholarship Award as team MVP… averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals as a junior as team posted a 24-3 record… led prep team to Class 3-A state championship, hitting a 35-foot shot at the buzzer to lift team to a 70-67 win… averaged 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds, shooting 50% from three-point range and 87.5% from the free throw line, in three games at the state tournament, where he was named captain of the all-tournament team… starter on basketball team as a sophomore, averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds as team posted a 16-7 overall record… earned first team all-conference recognition as one of the top prep quarterbacks in the state as a senior.

Personal — Born 8/1/90… accounting major… parents are Bill and Karen May… Eagle Excellence, US Marine Corp Athletic Excellence Presidents Academic Excellence and Gailen P. Thomas Memorial awards… high school coach was Tom English.

Career Bests

Points: 20, 2x, last vs. North Carolina A&T, 11/14/11
Rebounds: 11 vs. Prairie View A&M, 12/5/09
FGM: 8, 2x, last at Wake Forest, 11/30/10
FGA: 16 vs. South Dakota State, 11/14/10
3-pt. FG: 5 vs. Ohio State, 1/27/10
3-pt. FGA: 10 vs. Ohio State, 1/27/10
FTM: 9 vs. Wichita State, 11/21/12
FTA: 10 vs. Wichita State, 11/21/12
Assists: 7 vs. Northern Iowa, 12/15/12
Steals: 7 vs. SIUE, 11/26/10
Blocks: 3, 3x, last at Michigan, 1/30/10
Minutes: 43 vs. Michigan, 2/16/10