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Former Iowa Hawkeye Basketball Standout Passes Away In Georgia Earlier Today At The Age 54

Former University of Iowa men’s basketball player Michael Reaves passed away on Saturday at the age of 54 surrounded by family at his home in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Reaves was a four-year lettermen playing for both head coaches George Raveling (1985-86) and Tom Davis (1987-88). Reaves and the Hawkeyes won a combined 95 games during his four years, which are the second most in program history over a four-year span.

Reaves and the Hawkeyes competed in four NCAA tournaments, including reaching the 1987 Elite Eight and 1988 Sweet 16.

Reaves averaged 5.5 points per game as a senior and holds the school record for best 3-point field goal percentage (.475, 29-of-61) by a Hawkeye senior on the 1987-88 team that won a school-record 30 games.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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