University of Iowa Athletics

#3 Michael Soukup

Height 6-5
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Decatur, IL
High School St. Teresa
Michael Soukup - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Averaged six points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.75 assists, and one steal on Iowa’s four-game tour in Europe last August.

2016-17 — Started six of 34 games at point guard… averaged 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals… scored a career-best 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field in Iowa’s overtime win over Indiana (Feb. 21)… posted single season bests in points (80), rebounding (53), assists (53),and  steals (26)… his 53 assists and 26 steals both rank fourth best on the team… led team in steals eight times and assists three times… credited with four or more assists four times… dished out a career-best six assists and had no turnovers in Iowa’s win over Penn State in the regular season finale… collected three steals in a span of 31 seconds at Michigan State… netted four points in a 28-second span in the first half win home win over #17/19 Purdue… equaled a personal best with three steals in home win over Rutgers… contributed nine points and three steals in triumph over Delaware State… grabbed a season-best six rebounds while also scoring six points in Iowa’s win over Stetson… led team in assists (5) and steals (2) in season opening win over Kennesaw State… letterwinner.

2015-16 — Competed in 20 games… averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds over the final six games of the season… had three points in three minutes of action in season opening win over Gardner-Webb… tallied five points and two assists in victory over Coppin State… made both free throw attempts and collected a steal in win over Tennessee Tech… recorded one steal and one assist in four minutes of action in win at #4 Michigan State… collected two rebounds in home win over Northwestern… shot 2-of-2 from the floor in home win over Penn State, scoring four points and grabbing one rebound… recorded season bests in points (8), rebounds (3), and steals (2) in home loss to #11 Indiana… tallied three points in seven minutes of action at Michigan… grabbed two rebounds and recorded one assist in five minutes of action against Illinois at the Big Ten Tournament… made only shot attempt and grabbed one rebound in NCAA Tournament overtime win over Temple… drained a 3-pointer and snagged a rebound in NCAA Tournament game against Villanova… letterwinner.

High School — Prepped at St. Teresa High School in Illinois where he became the school’s all-time leading scorer and ranks in the top-20 in scoring in Macon County with 1,587 points… a two-time all-state and three-time first-team all-league selection… posted 20 career double-doubles and helped the Bulldogs win 20 games all four years on varsity… tabbed first-team all-state by the Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) after averaging 18.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.3 steals, and three assists as a senior… recognized as the Macon County Player of the Year by the Herald & Review and WCIA, and was an all-conference honoree… helped lead St. Teresa (27-5) to an undefeated conference record and unprecedented success in postseason play… the Bulldogs captured regional, sectional, and super sectional championships, and finished runner-up at the state tournament… averaged 18.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.8 steals while earning all-state accolades by the Associated Press and IBCA as a junior… Williams and the Bulldogs captured their second straight conference championship, while posting a 25-4 overall record in 2014… netted a personal-best 41 points during his junior season against Monticello on Jan. 22, 2014… averaged 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 blocks on St. Teresa’s 22-6 conference champion team in 2013… averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds his freshman season on a 20-9 squad… played in the Illinois-Missouri All-Star Classic and the IBCA All-Star Game… also competed for the Peoria Irish on the AAU circuit.

Personal — Born 8/13/96… sport studies major… mother is Marla Williams… two siblings, Ciara Willies and Darius Warren High School coach was Tom Noonan… AAU Coach was Gavin Sullivan.

Career Bests

Points: 10 vs. Indiana, 2/21/17
Rebounds: 6 vs. Stetson, 12/5/16
FGM: 5 vs. Indiana, 2/21/17
FGA: 7 at Illinois, 1/25/17
3-pt FG: 2 vs. Seton Hall, 11/17/16
3-pt FGA: 2 vs. Seton Hall, 11/17/16
FTM: 4 vs. Indiana, 3/1/16
FTA: 5, 2x, last vs. Illinois, 1/25/17
Assists: 6 vs. Penn State, 3/5/17
Steals: 3, 3x, last at Michigan State, 2/11/17
Blocks: 1 vs. Kennesaw State, 11/11/17
Minutes: 24, 2x, last vs. Delaware State, 12/22/16