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Dean Oliver


Full Name:
Dean Daniel Oliver
Position:
Guard
College:
Iowa
Height:
5-11
Weight:
175
High School:
Mason City HS, Mason City, Iowa
Birthdate:
November 5, 1978
Birthplace:
Quincy, Ill.

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
  Named to All-Big Ten Conference Third Team each of last three seasons.
  Started all but two games for the Hawkeyes over the past four seasons.
  Is only the third player in Big Ten history to collect over 1,500 points, 500 assists and 200 steals.
  As a senior, led Big Ten Conference in assist/turnover ratio and assists per game.
  Ranks second all-time at Iowa in career assists and career steals.
  Selected to participate in the fourth annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference following junior season.
  At Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, averaged 10.7 points and tournament-best 6.0 assists per game.


AT IOWA
  As a senior, averaged 14.9 points and 4.8 assists per game, both career highs.
  Also collected 50 steals.
  Named to the All-Tournament teams at both the Rainbow Classic and the Gazette Hawkeye Challenge.
  Named co-Big Ten Player of the Week after victories over Illinois and Purdue.
  Scored 26 points along with four assists and three steals vs. Kentucky, with no turnovers.
  Scored a season-high 27 points vs. Ohio State, with five assists, four rebounds and two steals.
  Set a Big Ten Tournament record for free throws made (23) and attempted (35) in one tournament.

  The only Hawkeye to start all 30 games as a junior.
  Led the team in scoring (13.6 ppg), assists (126, 4.2 apg), steals (62, 2.1 spg) and minutes played (34.0).
  Scored a career-high 30 points vs. Michigan.
  Collected 24 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes at Indiana.
  Named to the all-Midwest All-America Team by Basketball Times.
  Named Co-MVP of the team for the second straight year.

  As a sophomore, was selected to the NABC all-District Second Team.
  Led team in scoring (11.9 ppg) and steals (51, 1.7 spg).
  Shot career high from three-point range (36.7%).
  Was named Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 14) after leading Iowa to wins over Kansas and Iowa State.
  Scored 24 points at Minnesota, including 22 in the second half.
  Earned Co-Most Valuable Player and Most Dedicated Player awards for the team.

  Started 30 of 31 games as a freshman, averaging 8.8 points and 4.2 assists per game.
  Had just nine turnovers in the final six games of the season.
  Collected 12 assists vs. Chicago State, the most ever by an Iowa freshman in a single game and the fifth best single-game total in school history.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1997-98 31 79 211 .374 96 126 .762 78 131 274 8.8
1998-99 30 105 262 .401 111 155 .716 106 136 357 11.9
1999-00 30 125 339 .369 118 154 .766 87 126 408 13.6
2000-01 35 157 401 .392 143 186 .769 98 168 522 14.9
TOTALS 126 466 1213 .384 468 621 .754 369 561 1561 12.4
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 20-for-63 (.317); 1998-99, 36-for-98 (.367); 1999-00, 40-for-125 (.320); 2000-01, 65-for-179 (.363). Totals: 161-for-465 (.346).


 
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