Hawk Item — Earned a scholarship prior to his senior season after three seasons as a non-scholarship student-athlete… played in 35 career games.
2014-15 Honors — Earned the team’s Appreciation Award. 2014-15 — Played in nine games… tallied two points and snagged a rebound in season opening win over Hampton… had one assist in two minutes of action in win over North Dakota State… made only field goal attempt in win over Longwood… grabbed a rebound in win over UMBC… had a steal while playing a season-high seven minutes in win over Rutgers… sank a 3-pointer in Iowa’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game against Davidson… letterwinner.
2013-14 — Saw action in 10 contests… scored a single-season-high 14 points… made one basket in first four games played this season… drained a 3-pointer in wins over UNC Wilmington and Maryland-Eastern Shore… played a career-high eight minutes against Maryland Eastern Shore and Abilene Christian… tallied two points and had a rebound in victory over Penn… scored two points in win over FDU… netted two points and had an assist in win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff… letterinner.
2011-12 — Saw limited action in four games… sank both free throw attempts in four minutes of action in Iowa’s season opening win over Chicago State… registered first career field goal and rebound in win over Central Arkansas… letterwinner.
High School — Three-year starter and three-time all-state, all-district, all-conference and all-metro honoree for Northern University High School basketball team… school record holder in career steals (261), assists (264) and 3-pointers (187) and single-season steals (114)… team captain and team MVP his senior year… 2010 NICL East Player of the Year and Iowa Class 1A Player of the Year… led all classes in scoring at the 2010 state tournament with 77 points and was recognized on the all-tournament squad… 2010 IBCA All-Star selection… averaged 18.3 points, 4.1 steals and 3.1 assists in leading his team to a league championship and fourth place at state… averaged 11.6 points, 4.2 assists and 2.6 steals on a team that won the conference title and place third at state… his team captured both the state and conference championship his freshman year… a three-sport letterwinner, also lettering in football and baseball… two-time all-metro (2008 and 2009) and an all-state (2009) honoree as the team’s quarterback… threw for a school-record 451 yards in a game and 2,205 yards in 2009… three-time all-state and four-time all-conference honoree playing shortstop and pitcher… 2011 Conference Pitcher of the Year… helped lead his baseball team to back-to-back league titles (2009 and 2010)… holds baseball school records in career hits (202), runs (162), stolen bases (117), and pitching wins (27) and strikeouts (250), and single-season hits (59), RBI (51), ERA (1.47)… recognized on the Honor Roll twice… 2011 Endeavour Award recipient.
Personal — Born 5/19/93… parents are Brent and Laurie Denning… leisure studies major… siblings include older brother Brad and younger sister Taylor… high school coach was Paul Elser.
Points: 6 vs. SC State, 12/19/12
Rebounds: 1, 7x, last vs. UM-Baltimore County, 12/6/14
FGM: 2 vs. SC State, 12/19/12
FGA: 4 vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13
3-pt FG: 2 vs. SC State, 12/19/12
3-pt FGA: 3, 2x, last vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13
FTM: 2 vs. Chicago State, 11/11/11
FTA: 2 vs. Chicago State, 11/11/11
Assists: 2, 2x, last vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13
Steals: 1, 3x, last vs. Rutgers, 2/19/15
Blocks: – – –
Minutes: 8, 2x, last vs. Abilene Christian, 11/17/13