Basketball

Haliburton on Lute Olson Award midseason watch list

Mar 16, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Tyrese Haliburton (22) reacts after a play against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half of the final of the Big 12 conference tournament at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton is one of 30 players that has been named to the Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch List.

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation’s top men’s basketball player.

Haliburton is having an outstanding sophomore season for the Cyclones, ranking second in the Big 12 Conference averaging 17.7 points. He leads the league in assists per game (7.9) and steals per game (2.6), while also ranking second in three-point percentage (42.5) and third in field goal percentage (52.6). 

The Oshkosh, Wisconsin native is also leading the league and ranks fourth nationally with a 3.28 assist-to-turnover ratio. Haliburton also ranks among the nation’s top-12 in assists per game (4th) and steals (11th).

Last weekend, Haliburton recorded the sixth triple-double in school history when he finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against TCU.

Haliburton and the Cyclones return to action Wednesday evening when they host No. 3 Kansas on Big 12 Now/ESPN+.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.