Samantha Logic Iowa's career assist leader
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Iowa point guard Samantha Logic defies logic.
How does a 5-foot-9 point guard lead her team in steals, assists and rebounds?
"I don't know if I'll ever coach a point guard like her again," Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. "A point guard that leads you in steals, rebounds and assists? That's unheard of. And a person with such an incredible IQ on the floor. You expect your point guard to have a high IQ. But she takes it to another level."
Logic, a senior, led the Hawkeyes last season with 6.6 rebounds, 88 steals and 269 assists. Her 13.3 points a game ranked second. Logic, a first-team preseason all-Big Ten pick by both coaches and media, is Iowa's career assists leader with 622. That's also the ninth-most in Big Ten history. And that's the statistic that Logic treasures most.
"Assists are so valued in our program, so it fits in pretty well," Logic said.
Logic is one of four starters returning from a 27-9 team that made the NCAA Tournament for a seventh consecutive season.
"I've got high expectations," Bluder said. "I think your job is easier as a coach when you have veteran players returning, because you know exactly what you have. Your job is to push then further than they think they can go."
Iowa women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder at media day in Chicago.