University of Iowa senior basketball player Jordan Bohannon was physically assaulted early Sunday morning in Iowa City, according to a news release Monday from the university.
Bohannon is recovering after receiving medical attention to treat a serious head injury, the university said.
“Thankfully Jordan is recovering well after being attacked by an individual he did not see coming at him,” Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery said in the news release. “We were made aware of the incident immediately. We are grateful that friends who were with Jordan at the time kept the incident from escalating. His health is our number one concern.”
Bohannon is the Iowa men’s basketball program’s all-time leader in assists (with 639), 3-pointers (364) and games played (143). He announced last month that he will return to play a sixth season for the Hawkeyes.
Bohannon will turn 24 in June. He is 11 3-pointers shy of breaking Jon Diebler’s Big Ten Conference record (374). He is Iowa’s all-time leader in free-throw accuracy (88.7%). He’s also No. 9 on Iowa’s all-time scoring list, with 1,638 points. With just 222 more points, he would pass Aaron White for No. 3 in Hawkeye history.