University of Iowa Athletics

#20 Payton Sandfort

Height 6-7
Weight 215 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Waukee, Iowa
High School Waukee
Payton Sandfort - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items – Enters his junior season having scored in double figures 30 times.

2022-23 Honors – Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year… Academic All-District… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Fall and Spring Semester Dean’s List honoree. 2022-23 – One of two Hawkeyes to play all 33 games… started seven contests… averaged 10.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game… his 59 3-pointers were second on the team and sixth most by a sophomore in program history… netted double figures 14 times, including topping 20 points six times… made multiple 3-pointers in 16 games, including four or more in five contests… missed only eight free throws (51-of-59, .864)… instrumental in a pair of overtime victories over the state of Michigan… scored 24 of his career-best 26 points in the second half and overtime against the Wolverines… netted Iowa’s final seven points of regulation (63 seconds) in the Michigan game, including a four-point play with 20 seconds left to force overtime… registered 22 points, sinking a career-high six 3-pointers, including a game-tying triple with three seconds left to force overtime against Michigan State… was a team-best +18 in home win over Northwestern, scoring 20 points, bolstered by making 5-of-7 from long distance… led all players with a +21 in home victory over Illinois… letterwinner.

2021-22 Honors — Co-winner of the team’s Newcomer of the Year Award… Spring Semester Dean’s List honoree. 2021-22 — Competed in 34-of-36 games… his 34 3-pointers made were fourth most on the team and are the eighth most ever by a Hawkeye freshman… missed only one free throw attempt (15-of-16, .938)… tallied double figures in scoring seven times… averaged five points per game… poured in a season-high 21 points, bolstered by sinking five 3-pointers, in victory over Alabama State… made 6-of-10 (.600) from long distance in Iowa’s four games at the Big Ten Tournament, including sinking both attempts in the championship game versus #9 Purdue… sank a combined ten 3-pointers in back-to-back games (Alabama State; Western Michigan)… pulled down a season-best eight rebounds in win at Nebraska… letterwinner.

High School — Iowa Basketball Coaches Association 4A Player of the Year as a senior… McDonald’s All-American nominee in 2021… averaged 16.6 points (56% FG; 49% 3-pt), 7.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists his senior season… averaged 19.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 4.0 assists his junior season… two-time team captain… shot at a 45 percent clip from 3-point range his sophomore and junior seasons… two-time first-team All-State (Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Writers Association)… All-Elite Team in 2021… first-team all-conference, State All-Tournament Team, and All Substate Team honoree as a junior… led Waukee High School to a State championship as a senior… led team to a conference and substate championship, and State tournament runner-up finish as a junior… member of the Waukee 2018 and 2019 conference and substate championship team that also placed third at the Iowa State tournament both seasons… competed on Kingdom Hoops AAU team in 2020, averaging 21 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists… starter on the Waukee Golf Team that won the 2020 state and district championship… individual runner-up at the district tournament, shooting an even-par 71… National Honor Society member… three-time All-Academic Award (Central Iowa Metro League)… Powerlife Leader for Lutheran Church of Hope middle school students the last three years.

Personal — Born July 12, 2002… parents are Brian and Gretchen Sandfort… has two younger siblings, Pryce and Piper… father played basketball at Hastings College… mother played basketball at Simpson College… high school coach was Justin Ohl… AAU coach was Tim Lubke… majoring in finance.

Points: 26 vs. Michigan, 1/12/23
Rebounds: 8, 2x, last vs. Rutgers, 1/29/23
FGM: 9, 2x, last vs. Michigan, 1/12/23
FGA: 17 vs. Michigan, 1/12/23
3-pt FG: 6 vs. Michigan State, 2/25/23
3-pt FGA: 12 vs. Alabama State, 11/18/21
FTM: 6 at Rutgers, 1/8/23
FTA: 7 at Rutgers, 1/8/23
Assists: 5 vs. Northwestern, 1/31/23
Steals: 2, 3x, last at Northwestern, 2/19/23
Blocks: 2 vs. Illinois, 2/4/23
Minutes: 35 vs. Eastern Illinois, 12/21/23