University of Iowa Athletics

#5 CJ Fredrick

Height 6-3
Weight 195 lbs.
Class RS So.
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
High School Covington
CJ Fredrick - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items — Enters his junior season reaching double figures 19 career times… his 47.4 percent shooting from 3-pointer territory in 2020-21 is tops in a single-season by an Iowa sophomore, while his 36 triples are ninth most by a Hawkeye sophomore… his 46.1 percent shooting from 3-point range in 2019-20 is tops in a single-season by an Iowa freshman, while his 47 triples made tie for fourth most in a single-season by an Iowa freshman.

2020-21 Honors — Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by vote of league media… Iowa Men’s Basketball Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree. 2020-21 — Started 27 games… missed four full games and three second halves of other contests after Jan. 17, due to a lower leg injury… ranked fourth on the team in points per game (7.5) and 3-pointers made (36)… scored in double figures six times… made three or more 3-pointers six times… 47.4 percent from 3-point range is the second best percentage by a sophomore in program history, while his 36 triples are ninth most made by a sophomore in school annals… owned a 5.2 assist-to-turnover ratio (52 assists, 10 turnovers)… committed only six turnovers after Dec. 20… tallied 18 points versus Penn State on 7-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range… scored 17 of his 19 points vs. #19 Northwestern in the first half… netted a career-high 23 points versus Minnesota, tying career-high five 3-pointers… letterwinner.

2019-20 Honors — All-Big Ten Freshman Team honoree… voted to the Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team… earned the team’s Newcomer of the Year Award… named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 20). 2019-20 – Competed in 25 games, missing six full games and two second halves due to different injuries… one of only three players nationally — and only player from a major conference dating back to 1993 — with 65+ assists, 32 or fewer turnovers, and shoot 46 percent or better from 3-point range… Iowa’s third-leading scorer (10.2) and ranked sixth among Big Ten freshmen… shot a Big Ten-best 46.1 percent (47-of-102) from 3-point range… reached double figures in 13 contests… tied for 11th in the conference in 3-pointers made per game (1.9)… his 2.7 assists per game average tied for third most among Big Ten rookies… netted a season-high 21 points three times (Cal Poly, Cincinnati, Michigan… tallied five assists in six games… averaged 13 points per game on 60 percent shooting (9-of-15) and 3.5 assists per game in two games at the Las Vegas Invitational… made three or more 3-pointers in six games… matched season-high 21 points in win over #19 Michigan, aided by three 3-pointers and a season-high six free throws made… season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… letterwinner.

2018-19 — Redshirted.

High School — Named the 2018 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year after leading Covington Catholic High School to a state championship and a 35-4 record as a senior… scored 111 points (27.8 points), including two 32-point outbursts, while shooting 63 percent from the field (35-of-55) during the state tournament… set single-season school records for points (900), field goals made in a season (315), and 3-pointers made (107)… his 23.1 scoring average as a senior is second best while his 48.4 3-point percentage ranks third best in school history… 1,651 career points ranks fourth best in school history, while his career scoring average of 17.8 ranks third… team captain as a junior and senior… averaged 19.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, and 1.5 spg in 19 games as a junior… helped his high school team to district championship and regional runners-up honors in 2017… made 134-of-246 field goal attempts (.545), including 38-of-94 (.404) from 3-point range as a junior… averaged 10.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, and 1.6 apg as a sophomore… 2017 Most Outstanding Player 35th District Boys Basketball Tournament… helped his team place third at the 2016 King of the Bluegrass Tournament, while earning all-tournament team accolades… played on the Indian Elite AAU squad… 2016 and 2017 All-Conference Division 1 All-Star Team… 2016 and 2017 Northern Kentucky Coaches Association All-Star Team… 2017 Adidas AAU No. 1 Class of 2018 Top 3-Point Percentage Shooter (.506).

Personal — Born 7/10/99… sport and recreation management major… parents are Chuck and Laura Fredrick… has one sister, Julia… high school coach was Scott Ruthsatz… AAU coach was Mike Fox… uncle Joe played for Fran McCaffery when he was an assistant coach at Notre Dame.

Career Bests

Points: 23 at Minnesota, 12/25/20
Rebounds: 5 vs. Oral Roberts, 11/15/19
FGM: 8 vs. North Carolina, 12/8/20
FGA: 12, 2x, last at Minnesota, 12/25/20
3-pt FG: 5, 3x, last at Minnesota, 12/25/20
3-pt FGA: 8 at Maryland, 1/30/20
FTM: 6, 2x, last vs. Michigan, 1/17/20
FTA: 8 vs. Cincinnati, 12/21/19
Assists: 6 vs. Southern University, 11/27/20
Steals: 2, 5x, last vs. North Carolina, 12/8/20
Blocks: 1, 5x, last vs. Penn State, 1/29/20
Minutes: 39 at Minnesota, 12/25/20