Once Iowa entered the post-season, senior Eric May knew going into each game that it could be his last. Fortunately, for May, the Hawkeyes have reeled off four consecutive wins in the NIT and find themselves in the championship game against Baylor. May talks about preparing for his final college...[details]
2011 (Junior): Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree... Team co-captain... competed in 33 games with 21 starts... averaged 4.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists...did not play in Iowa's home games versus Minnesota (Feb. 1) and #18 Indiana (Feb. 19) due to an injured back... grabbed five or more rebounds in five Big Ten contests... dished out a game and career-high five assists in win over Chicago State... matched a career best with 20 points on 8-12 shooting from the field, including 3-4 from 3-point range, and 1-3 from the foul line and also pulled down a season-high nine rebounds in win over NC A&T... tallied 14 points and had four assists in win over Northern Illinois... controlled a team-high six rebounds vs. Creighton... recorded 10 points at UNI, hitting 5-of-11 field goals... notched 10 points and a game-high three steals in win over Central Arkansas... went 4-4 from the line against Purdue to equal his career best free throws made... scored all nine of his points and cleared all six of his rebounds in the second half in home game vs. Purdue... led Iowa in scoring (9) and rebounding (6) for the first time in his career vs. #6 Ohio State... had a team-high seven rebounds in win over #13 Michigan... letterwinner.
2010 (Sophomore): Academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree... Competed in all 30 games with 25 starts... missed only one game, Iowa's home game vs. #2 Ohio State due to a groin injury... had two highlight reel half court alley oop dunks in win at Indiana (Feb. 5)... came off the bench in Iowa's last five games... tied for first in team steals (38) and ranked fifth in scoring (7.8)... ranked sixth in the Big Ten in steals (1.27)... reached double digits in scoring 13 times... posted a career-high 20 points in season opener vs. South Dakota State... recorded nine points, six rebounds and three steals in win over UL Monroe... reached double digits in scoring in each of Iowa's games at the Paradise Jam, tallying 11 vs. Xavier, 12 vs. Alabama and 15 vs. Long Beach State... made 75% (6-8) of his 3-point attempts in three games at Paradise Jam... collected a game-high seven steals in victory over SIU-Edwardsville, which ties for the fourth most in a single-game in Iowa history; the seven thefts are the most by a Big Ten player in 2011... recorded a game-high six steals and a team-high 17 points at Wake Forest... tallied 11 points and six rebounds in win over Idaho State... had a game-high three steals vs. Iowa State... notched 10 points, four rebounds and three assists in win over Louisiana Tech... recorded 12 points in home game vs. #23 Illinois... posted 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals at #25 Minnesota... registered 11 points and five rebounds in home win over Indiana... tallied 11 points in win at Indiana.
2009 (Freshman): Saw action in all 32 games with 23 starts... started 22 of the last 24 contests, including the last 19... all-Big Ten Freshman team honoree by the Big Ten Conference and Sporting News... ranked first on the team in blocks (26) and steals (34), third in rebounds (4.6) and 3-pointers (41) and fourth in scoring (9.0)... became the first Hawkeye freshman to lead team in blocks since Ryan Bowen in 1995... led or shared team-high honors in blocks 15 times, steals 14 times, rebounding six times, scoring five times and assists four times... ranked ninth in Big Ten blocks, first among freshmen... his 26 blocks rank sixth best and 41 triples rank fourth best in a single-season by a freshman at Iowa... tallied first career 3-pointer against Bowling Green, going 4-4 from long distance and recording a game-high 16 points... recorded first career double-double in first career start vs. Prairie View A&M, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds... posted 10 of his 13 points in the second half in Iowa's win over Drake; additionally, seven of his 13 points came at the free throw line, including shooting 3-of-4 in the final minute against the Bulldogs... set career highs in points (18), field goals made (seven) against South Carolina State... recorded 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a career-high 38 minutes vs. #4 Purdue... posted team highs in points (9) and assists (3) and also collected eight rebounds at Illinois... registered career-highs in assists (4) and steals (3) in win over Tennessee State, while adding seven points and five rebounds... netted a team-high 16 points, bolstered by 4-7 from 3-point range, at #13 Ohio State... played a career-high 43 minutes in overtime loss to Michigan... tied career highs in points (18) and blocks (3) against #20 Ohio State, while setting career highs in 3-pointers made (5) and attempted (10) and total field goals attempted (12)... tied career highs in steals (3) at #6 Michigan State, while posting eight points and six rebounds.
Personal: Born 8/1/90 . . . pre-business major . . . parents are Bill and Karen May . . . Eagle Excellence, US Marine Corp Athletic Excellence Presidents Academic Excellence and Gailen P. Thomas Memorial awards . . . high school coach was Tom English.
High school: Earned first team all-state and all-conference honors in Class 3-A as a junior and senior . . . Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 3-A Player of the Year . . . 2009 IBCA All-Star selection and Tournament MVP . . . career and single-game scoring leader at Wahlert . . . averaged 24.3 points and 9.1 rebounds as Wahlert posted an 18-7 record his senior campaign . . . led prep team to return trip to the state tournament before loss in the quarterfinals by eventual state runner-up . . . also averaged 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocked shots as a senior, while shooting 57.2% from the field, 36.8% from three-point range and 72% from the free throw line . . . served as team captain and named recipient of Ed Colbert Scholarship Award as team MVP . . . averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals as a junior as team posted a 24-3 record . . . lead prep team to Class 3-A state championship, hitting a 35-foot shot at the buzzer to left team to a 70-67 win . . . averaged 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds, shooting 50% from three-point range and 87.5% from the free throw line, in three games at the state tournament, where he was named captain of the all-tournament team . . . starter on basketball team as a sophomore, averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds as team posted a 16-7 overall record . . . earned first team all-conference recognition as one of the top prep quarterbacks in the state as a senior.