If Iowa basketball 4-star center commit Luka Garza’s recent accomplishments are any indication of his future with the Hawkeyes, his next four seasons in Iowa City should be pretty special.
On Monday morning, Garza was named Washington, D.C., Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year, an honor that puts him in the running for the National Player of the Year award.
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According to 247Sports, the Maret School product is the No. 2 recruit in the D.C. area and the No. 13 center in the country.
In his senior season, Garza averaged 24.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. He ed his team to conference and D.C. championship games, averaging 33.3 points and 16 rebounds per game during the run.
The 6-foot-11, 230-pound Hawkeyes commit also had offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, George Washington and Indiana, among others.
With his status of POY, Garza also gets to pick a youth sports organization to give a $1,000 grant to.
He committed in September as part of a three-player Hawkeyes class that includes Connor McCaffery, a 4-star small forward recruit and the son of coach Fran McCaffery, and 3-star power forward Jack Nunge.
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