IOWA CITY, Iowa – Hawkeye forward Jared Uthoff has been named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for the second time in his career.
Uthoff, who was named along with Maryland guard Melo Trimble, scored the ball at will for Iowa during the team’s two games last week. He scored 27 points in the Hawkeyes’ first game against Western Illinois, which at the time was his career high. He followed that performance with a new personal-best of 32 points in Iowa’s heartbreaking loss on the road to No. 5 Iowa State.
He specifically shined in the first half against the Cyclones, scoring 30 points and shooting 11-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-6 from deep.
The senior averaged 29.5 points, 9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks overall last week. He shot 61 percent from the field and made a sensational 69 percent of his attempts from behind the arc.
In 10 games played this year, Uthoff has posted a PER of 32.6 while averaging 19 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. The forward leads the Big Ten in points per game, PER, and total blocks.