University of Iowa Athletics
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#32 Owen Freeman

Height 6-10
Weight 230 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Moline, Ill.
High School Moline
Owen Freeman - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-24 Honors — Big Ten Freshman of the Year (media)… Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year (coaches)… second Hawkeye in program history to earn Freshman of the Year honor and first in 30 years… honorable mention All-Big Ten…. Big Ten All-Freshman team… nine-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree — the second-most in league history… named Iowa’s Newcomer of the Year and co-recipient of Top Rebounder Award… Dean’s List honoree. 2023-24 — Played in all 34 games with 25 starts… averaged 10.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.2 assists and 0.9 steals in 22.9 minutes per game… shot 61.4 percent (145-of-236) from the floor and 66.1 percent (72-of-109) from the free throw line… had a team-best 38 dunks on the year… scored in double figures in 18 games with two 20-point contests… had seven or more rebounds in 19 games with five games with 10+ rebounds… had 11 games with three or more blocks… ranked fourth in the Big Ten in blocks (61), sixth in blocks per game (1.79) and 12th in rebounding (6.6)… was 43rd nationally in blocks per game… ranked second among freshman nationally in blocks… led all Big Ten freshman in rebounds (225) and blocks (61), while ranking second in field goal percentage (.614) and steals (32) and third in scoring (362)… tied for the team lead with five double-doubles — tops among all Big Ten freshman and tied for the eighth most among freshman nationally… they were the most double-doubles by a Hawkeye freshman since 2010-11 and tied for the second-most in program history… had Iowa freshman records in total rebounds (225) and blocks (61)… also ranked second in field goal percentage (.614) and 10th in scoring (362)… finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four blocks in win over No. 20/21 Wisconsin… he was one of eight players since 2010-11 to post at least 20-12-6-4 in a game and he was one of three freshman from a major conference to post the stat line since 2000… scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with five rebounds and five blocks (three in a matter of seconds on a single possession) against North Florida (11/29)… the block effort was the No. 4 play of the day on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays… made his first career start against Michigan (12/10)… scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Nebraska (1/12), making a career-high 11 field goals with six dunks… finished with 17 points, a career-high 14 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in 20-point comeback win over Minnesota (2/11)… letterwinner.

High School — Earned Associated Press All-State and Western Big 6 honors as a senior… averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game… helped Moline to an unbeaten run to a WB6 outright title and a state championship… transferred from Bradley-Bourbonnais High School to Moline High School for his senior season… Bradley Bourbonnais record holder in highest field goal percentage in a season (.682), established in 2022… named Red Division Player of the Year, first-team all-state, all-area, and all-conference as a junior… named the Daily Journal Player of the Year as a junior… averaged a double-double as a junior: 18.5 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks… two-time team Most Valuable Player and team captain… led Bradley-Bourbonnais to its first-ever Red Division Conference championship… single game career highs: points (32), rebounds (20), blocked shots (6), and assists (9)… No. 20 ranked power forward nationally according to Rivals… also competed at Mid-Pro Academy with Harding — the No. 1 ranked independent team in the country — going 20-0 in 17-under in summer competition… Pangos All-American… National Honor Society inductee and High Honor Roll distinction as a sophomore and junior.

Personal — Born Nov. 15, 2004… son of Zach and Christina Freeman… has a younger brother, Braden… senior year prep teammate of fellow Hawkeye Brock Harding… majoring in sport and recreation management.

CAREER BESTS
Points: 22 vs. Nebraska, 1/12/24
Rebounds: 14 vs. Minnesota, 2/11/24
FGM: 11 vs. Nebraska, 11/12/24
FGA: 13, 2X, last vs. Illinois, 3/10/24
3-pt FG:
3-pt FGA: 1, 4X, last vs. Ohio State, 3/14/24
FTM: 8 vs. Wisconsin, 2/17/24
FTA: 11 vs. Wisconsin, 2/17/24
Assists: 6 vs. Wisconsin, 2/17/24
Steals: 4 vs. Wisconsin, 2/17/24
Blocks: 5, 2X, last vs. Illinois, 3/10/24
Minutes: 38:16 vs. Wisconsin, 2/17/24

Patrick McCaffery Receives Chris Street Award
Sold Out, Gold Out
Freeman Goes Back-to-Back; Earns 9th Big Ten Honor
Hawkeyes to Face Utah in Sioux Falls in 2024-25
Saturday’s Iowa-Wisconsin Game is Sold Out
Freeman Earns 8th B1G Freshman Honor; 2nd-Most All-Time
Lucky No. 7; Freeman Earns 7th B1G Honor
Freeman Goes Back-to-Back; Earns 6th B1G Honor
Freeman Earns 5th Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honor
Freeman Earns Record 4th B1G Freshman of the Week Honor
Freeman Earns 3rd B1G Honor; Ties Aaron White
Krikke, Freeman Sweep Big Ten Weekly Honors
Freeman Named B1G Freshman of the Week