Iowa's Jake Kelly Nabs Final Weekly Laurel of the Season

Jake Kelly posted his first two career double-doubles last week.

Jake Kelly posted his first two career double-doubles last week.

March 9, 2009

Player of the Week:
Jake Kelly, Iowa
6-6 – G – So.
Carmel, Ind. – Carmel

Iowa’s Jake Kelly garners his second weekly award of the 2008-09 campaign on the heels of posting a pair of double-doubles last week to end regular season play. The double-doubles marked the first two of his career as the Hawkeye sophomore averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two home contests against Ohio State and Penn State. In Iowa’s opening matchup of the week, Kelly kept his squad in the game against the Buckeyes, netting 19 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds. On Saturday against Penn State, he then paced the Hawkeyes with 22 points on eight-of-16 shooting from the field while handing out 11 helpers. The Carmel, Ind., native led his squad through two overtimes, connecting on clutch shots to pull out the win on Senior Day in Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Jake Kelly (Feb. 23, 2009)