Bio and Stats

“The National Player of the Year conversation starts with Luka Garza. His game is so dynamic. He can beat you inside, outside, can get to the free throw line, and he can finish.”

Jim Jackson, FOX College Basketball Analyst (12/13/20)

26.9 ppg

Scoring - NCAA Leader

43.67 PER

Player Efficiency Rating - NCAA Leader


30-Point Games - NCAA Leader

"How do you solve a problem like Garzilla? Apparently, you don't. He's the nation's leading scorer. He's 6'11'', averaging almost 10 boards a game, and he's making 49 percent from 3. That should be against the rules."

Seth Davis, CBS College Basketball Analyst (01/17/21)


Most points vs. ranked teams since 2019-20 season - NCAA Leader


Iowa Career Scoring Leader in B1G Games


straight Big Ten games with 20+ points (Jan. 10 - Dec. 25, 2020)

“(Luka Garza) is really good. He’s the real deal. He has gotten better every year. Luka is expected to be one of the best players in the country, if not the best. And you look at the numbers that he’s put up and I think it boils down to one thing is he’s got probably tons more sweat than a lot of the guys have, and that’s something I really have always admired.”

Roy Williams, North Carolina Head Coach (12/7/20)

"It’s an almost an impossible task trying to guard Luka Garza. It doesn’t matter if there are three defenders trying to put a body on him. He is stronger than everybody else. He works harder than everybody else. He is more skilled than anyone else in the game and that is rare to say about a center."

Jess Settles, Big Ten Network College Basketball Analyst (12/13/20)

This Season’s Accolades

  • 2020-21 Associated Press Unanimous Preseason All-American
  • 2020-21 Blue Ribbon First Team Preseason All-American
  • 2020-21 CBS Sports First Team Preseason All-American
  • 2020-21 USA Today First Team Preseason All-American
  • 2020-21 Dick Vitale Preseason Player of the Year
  • 2020-21 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year
  • 2020-21 Naismith Trophy Player of the Year Watch List
  • 2020-21 NABC Player of the Year Preseason Watch List
  • 2020-21 Unanimous All-Big Ten Preseason Team
  • 2020-21 Kareem Abdul Jabbar Center of the Year Watch List
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 30, 2020)
  • Co-Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 14, 2020)
  • John R. Wooden Award Mid-Season Top 25