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Iowa’s Garza consensus All-American

Luka Garza

IOWA CITY — The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its first-team All-America team on Tuesday, which included University of Iowa junior center Luka Garza.

Garza has earned consensus first-team All-America status as a result of being voted to All-America first teams by the NABC, Sporting News, AP, and United States Basketball Writers Association. Garza joins former Hawkeyes Murray Wier (1948) and Charles Darling (1952) as consensus first team All-Americans.

Five major news outlets have already named Garza as its national player of the year: Sporting News, Basketball Times, Stadium, Bleacher Report, and ESPN. He was runner-up to Dayton’s Obi Toppin for The Associated Press’ player of the year award, which was announced Tuesday.

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