Iowa basketball's Jordan Bohannon receiving medical attention after 'serious head injury' from physical altercation

Register staff report

University of Iowa senior basketball player Jordan Bohannon was physically assaulted early Sunday morning in Iowa City, according to a Monday university news release.

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.”

UI associate athletic communications director Matt Weitzel said charges were not filed as of Monday night as the incident was being investigated. Older brother Zach Bohannon told the Register that neither Jordan Bohannon nor his family would have further comment at this time.

Jordan 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.

Bohannon's primary position is expected to change next season. Bohannon has been the point guard at Iowa for 4½ of his five years on campus. The only exception was when he was out due to hip surgery for the last 20 games of 2019-20. But now Iowa has two younger, ready point guards (Joe Toussaint and Ahron Ulis) who can allow Bohannon to fill a major need at shooting guard created by CJ Fredrick's surprise transfer. Bohannon’s career accuracy is 40% from 3-point range.