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#44 John Puk
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
High School: Waterloo West
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SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS:

Points: 16, at Drake -- 12/23/13
Rebounds: 11, HARTFORD -- 1/2/12 ; Hartford -- 1/2/12
Assists: 3, at UMBC -- 02-12-14 ; Rider -- 02/18/12 ; NJIT -- 11/12/13
Steals: 2, 4 times
Blocks: 5, UMBC -- 1/8/14
FG made: 8, at Drake -- 12/23/13
FG attempts: 11, at Drake -- 12/23/13
FT made: 7, at Siena -- 12/01/12
FT attempts: 7, at Siena -- 12/01/12

2013-14:

  • Concluded his career with 112 blocks, tallying his 100th on Feb. 12 at UMBC
  • Named to the America East All-Defensive Team
  • Recorded a career-high five blocks in a 73-72 double-overtime win over UMBC (1/8). Ranks second in Division I program history in single-game blocks. Also made the free throw with 0.4 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Great Danes the win.
  • Scored a career-high 16 points in his Iowa homecoming at Drake in a 73-61 loss (12/23)
  • Became the program's Division I leader in career blocks at Holy Cross (12/4) with three against the Crusaders for 77 total
  • Brought down 10 rebounds against Colgate (12/14), the first time he registered double-digit rebounds since setting his career high against Hartford on Jan. 2, 2012
  • Played his 100th career game in the home opener against NJIT (11/12)

2012-13

  • Shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line against Maine (1/12)
  • Shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor at Binghamton (1/07)
  • Perfect 7-of-7 from free-throw line and tied season high with eight rebounds at Siena (12/01)
  • Career-high in points (14) and season-high in rebounds (8) on 7-of-9 shooting in 17 minutes during home opener against Duquesne (11/09)

2011-12

  • Grabbed a career high 11 rebounds and seven points vs. Hartford (1/2)
  • Season-high seven points vs. Colgate (12/7)
  • One rebound vs. Siena (12/5)
  • Added 25 pounds to his frame last year
  • One block in 14 minutes vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (11/27)
  • Played in six minutes of the home opener vs. Navy (11/25)

2010-11

  • Ranked fourth among the America East Conference leaders at 1.2 blocked shots per game
  • Blocked 37 shots, the 14th-best single-season total in program's history
  • Tallied two or more blocks against 11 opponents
  • Averaged 2.5 points and 3.4 rebounds
  • Came off the bench for the fifth consecutive game vs. Stony Brook in America East quarterfinals ... totaled two points, two rebounds and three blocks
  • Started the opening 27 games
  • Four points, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Stony Brook on Feb. 14 and ended a five-game scoreless streak
  • Matched a career-best with four blocks and had six points and four rebounds against Binghamton (Jan. 20)
  • Seven points, two rebounds and two blocked shots vs. Stony Brook (Jan. 17)
  • Seven points and career-high four blocked shots vs. Central Connecticut State (Dec. 11) ... drew charging call with 4.6 seconds remaining in 64-63 win. seven points and collected four rebounds vs. Yale
  • Grabbed a then-career-high 10 rebounds to go with three points and two blocks vs. Niagara
  • career-high four blocked shots with seven rebounds and four points in double-overtime game at Detroit ...played a career-best 40 minutes
  • Made first career start against Cornell and had two points and four rebounds

High School: Received second-team All-Metro and second-team All-Mississippi Valley Conference honors as a senior ... averaged 10.8 points and 9.0 rebounds, plus shot 55 percent from the floor ... senior captain ... 24 points against Iowa City West ... 16 points and four blocked shots vs. Decorah ... lettered twice in tennis ... runner-up in district doubles ... MVC all-academic in basketball and tennis ... member of Martin Brothers 19-under AAU team ... yearbook editor ... student-athlete advisory committee ...

Personal: Major is biology (pre-medicine) ... born 7-23-91 ... given name is John Michael Puk ... parents are Michael and Donna Puk ... has two sisters, Erica and Haley, and one brother, Daniel ... father is an ophthlamologist with Cedar Valley Medical Specialists ... his father's four brothers all played college football at Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools ... J.J. Puk captained Iowa to a 1987 Holiday Bowl win and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference linebacker by AP and UPI ... David Puk (fullback) and Steve Puk (offensive guard) played for Lou Holtz at Minnesota in the mid-1980s ... Kevin Puk earned three varsity letters from 1989-91 at Stanford.

CAREER STATISTICS

Season GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
10-11 32 26 649 20.3 33 83 0.398 17 28 0.607 30 87 117 3.7 89 16 34 37 4 83 2.6
11-12 31 4 472 15.2 29 56 0.518 10 17 0.588 24 60 84 2.7 76 10 27 15 0 68 2.2
12-13 35 34 742 21.2 69 134 0.515 46 63 0.73 40 114 154 4.4 99 17 46 16 7 184 5.3
13-14 34 34 982 28.9 89 201 0.443 39 51 0.765 52 99 151 4.4 111 20 38 44 12 217 6.4
Career 132 98 2845 21.6 220 474 0.464 112 159 0.704 146 360 506 3.8 375 63 145 112 23 552 4.2