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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 a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.