NBA Draft

#55
Luka Garza
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Team: Iowa HawkeyesHeight: 6-11 Born: 12/27/1998
Class-Eligibility: Sr-SrWeight: 265 Hometown: Washington, DC


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Garza returned for his senior season because NBA talent evaluators weren't high on him and all he did was become the consensus national player of the year for Iowa.
And that did absolutely nothing to raise his stock despite averages of 24.1 rebounds and 8.7 rebounds and superb 44 percent shooting from 3-point range.
So Garza went to work on his frame and he dropped 22 pounds from his listed Iowa weight of 265. He said he worked with a dietitian to help get in better shape.
Still, Garza rates as nothing better than a middle second-round choice despite his lengthy list of exploits. Among those are finishing his career at Iowa's all-time leading scorer at 2,306 career points.
The 3-point shooting should catch a team's attention, as should Garza's ability to score around the basket and in the post.
But the 22-year-old Garza isn't a great athlete and his mobility is a problem. He doesn't defend well if matched up against a faster player and there will be a lot of them in the NBA.
Garza will play a role for an NBA team but he won't be the big-time star he was in college.
ANALYSIS
Positives: Can score, score and score and is a solid shooter from 3-point range. He is a strong rebounder who works hard to find the right positioning. Holds his own as a defender down in the low post.
Negatives: Consistently been downgraded as an NBA prospect, often due to not being a great athlete. There are questions about whether he will be able to guard NBA big men, especially athletic, spry ones. His conditioning has been viewed as an issue but he did make strides this offseason.
--Field Level Media

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
17-18 Iowa 33 26 21.7 12.1 6.4 1.1 0.3 1.0 1.1 2.4 .557 .348 .681
18-19 Iowa 32 30 23.6 13.1 4.5 0.9 0.3 0.5 1.3 2.3 .531 .292 .804
19-20 Iowa 31 31 32.1 23.9 9.8 1.2 0.8 1.8 1.8 2.5 .542 .358 .651
20-21 Iowa 31 31 31.6 24.1 8.7 1.7 0.7 1.6 1.5 2.3 .553 .440 .709
Career 127 118 27.1 18.2 7.3 1.2 0.5 1.2 1.4 2.4 .546 .367 .701

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
17-18 Iowa 33 26 715 146 262 16 46 92 135 79 211 35 11 32 35 80 400
18-19 Iowa 32 30 756 156 294 21 72 86 107 59 144 28 10 17 42 74 419
19-20 Iowa 31 31 994 287 530 39 109 127 195 111 305 36 26 55 57 78 740
20-21 Iowa 31 31 981 281 508 44 100 141 199 93 271 54 21 50 47 70 747
Career 127 118 3446 870 1594 120 327 446 636 342 931 153 68 154 181 302 2306

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/25 NCCent W 97-67 24 11 14 0 1 4 4 7 10 1 2 3 1 1 26
11/27 Sou W 103-76 29 14 15 3 3 10 12 1 9 0 0 3 2 4 41
12/3 WestIl W 99-58 25 13 21 2 4 7 10 3 10 1 1 2 2 2 35
12/8 UNC W 93-80 35 6 20 0 1 4 8 7 14 2 1 4 1 4 16
12/11 IaSt W 105-77 17 13 14 6 7 2 4 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 34
12/13 NIU W 106-53 20 8 10 2 3 5 7 2 8 2 0 1 0 0 23
12/19 Gonz L 88-99 37 13 18 0 2 4 7 1 10 2 0 3 1 3 30
12/22 Purdue W 70-55 31 7 14 4 8 4 6 2 9 1 0 2 0 3 22
12/25 @Minn L 95-102 39 11 27 1 5 9 12 11 17 1 2 1 2 2 32
12/29 NW W 87-72 34 6 14 0 3 6 6 2 6 1 0 1 1 1 18
1/2 @Rut W 77-75 35 9 11 1 2 6 7 2 4 1 0 2 2 1 25
1/7 @MD W 89-67 35 9 14 2 4 4 4 3 7 4 0 0 4 3 24
1/10 Minn W 86-71 34 13 20 1 2 6 8 0 5 3 0 1 2 2 33
1/17 @NW W 96-73 24 7 12 1 3 2 2 0 10 2 0 2 2 1 17
1/21 Ind L 69-81 35 10 22 1 4 7 9 6 12 3 1 2 4 2 28
1/29 @Ill L 75-80 28 9 18 1 3 0 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 4 19
2/2 MSU W 84-78 35 9 18 1 2 8 14 2 12 2 0 2 1 3 27
2/4 OhioSt L 85-89 36 6 13 1 3 3 6 2 7 5 0 0 0 3 16
2/7 @Ind L 65-67 27 6 14 0 0 6 8 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 18
2/10 Rut W 79-66 35 8 20 1 4 5 6 4 10 2 1 2 1 2 22
2/13 @MSU W 88-58 23 3 11 0 1 2 7 2 8 3 1 2 1 3 8
2/18 @Wisc W 77-62 36 11 19 4 6 4 5 1 8 2 0 1 1 1 30
2/21 PSU W 74-68 33 8 16 0 1 7 11 3 11 2 0 1 3 1 23
2/25 @Mich L 57-79 33 6 19 1 2 3 3 3 4 1 3 1 2 1 16
2/28 @OhioSt W 73-57 38 10 16 2 3 2 3 3 11 1 0 0 1 3 24
3/4 Neb W 102-64 24 5 8 1 3 3 4 2 8 1 0 4 2 0 14
3/7 Wisc W 77-73 37 9 18 1 6 2 3 4 16 2 1 3 2 3 21
3/12 Wisc W 62-57 38 10 15 0 2 4 5 4 9 3 1 4 0 2 24
3/13 @Ill L 71-82 35 8 21 0 3 5 6 3 12 2 3 1 3 4 21
3/20 GraCan W 86-74 33 9 16 4 5 2 4 4 6 1 2 1 2 3 24
3/22 Oregon L 80-95 36 14 20 3 4 5 7 4 9 1 1 0 1 3 36
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