#5 Luke Linz
Senior
Forward - F
Height: 6-6
Weight: 225
Hometown: Watkins, Minn.
High School: Eden Valley-Watkins H.S. ('04)
Major: Biology


 
Total
3-Point
Year
GP/GS
Min/Avg
Pts/Avg
FG-FGA
Pct
FG-FGA
Pct
07-08 26-26 794/30.5 472.18.2 173-338 .512 8-26 .308
06-07
25-25

820/32.8

494/19.8
101-325
.557
0-5
.000
05-06
14-14
400/28.6
190/13.6
76-148
.514
2-11
.182
04-05
26/0
464/17.8
209/8.0
75-125
.600
4-7
.571
Total
67-65
2478/27.4
1365/14.9
425-963
.545
14-49
.265
 
Rebounds
 
Year
FT-FTA
Pct
Off-Def
Tot
Avg
PF-FO
Ast
TO
Blk
Stl
07-08 118-159 .742 47-122 169 6.5 70-3 65 82 29 22
06-07
132-181
.729
51-124
175
7.0
73-1
58
76
27
25
05-06
36-53
.679
16-55
71
5.1
29-0
19
29
7
13
04-05
55-82
.671
34-76
110
4.2
30-0
30
43
10
12
Total
341-475
.705
148-377
525
5.7
202-4
172
230
73
72
 

Cobber Career Highlights

2007-08 Season: Named to the NABC All-West Region Second Team...named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region Second Team...named MIAC Player of the Year...became first Concordia player to ever score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds...named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team...played and started in 26 games for the Cobbers...fourth in the MIAC in scoring (472), ninth in rebounding (6.5 rpg), tenth in field goal pct. (.512), fifth in blocked shots (1.12 per game), lead the team in points, rebounds, blocked shots, field goal percentage, minutes played...scored 30 or more points three times this season...had at least three blocked shots in two games...went 14-16 from the free throw line against Bethel.

2006-07 Season: Named to the MIAC All-Conference First Team...second in the MIAC in scoring...fourth in the MIAC in field goal percentage (58.8%) and blocks per game (1.05 bpg), seventh in defensive rebounds (4.90 rpg), ninth in minutes played per game (32.7) and 10th in overall rebounding (6.8 rpg)...played and started in 25 games for the Cobbers... scored 494 points, averaged 19.8 which lead the team...Had 820 minutes and avereged 32.8 minutes a game both lead team...had a total of 175 rebounds, 124 on defense and lead team in rebounds... shot 72.9 from the line also lead team in total free-throws...Also had 58 assists, 27 blocks(lead the team), and 25 steals

2005-06 Season: Played and started in 14 games for the Cobbers...had a season-ending injury when he broke his foot at Hamline...scored 190 points and averaged 13.6 points per game...total of 71 rebounds, 19 assists, 7 blocks and 13 steals on the year...shot 51.4% from the field...averaged 28.6 minutes per game.

2004-05 Season: Named to the 2004-05 MIAC All-First Year Team...played in all 26 games for Concordia and averaged 17.8 minutes per game...shot 60 percent from the field...grabbed 110 rebounds, scored 209 points, and blocked 10 shots...team leading rebounder in 6 of the 26 games...second on the team and 22nd in the MIAC for rebounding...19th in the MIAC for free throw shooting.

Personal: Central Minnesota All-Conference and MVP...letter winner in basketball and golf...son of Bob and Linda...hobbies include hunting, biking, and watching TV.

Why did you choose to come to Concordia? "One reason was for the chance to continue playing basketball."

What do you like best about Concordia? "The people."

Awards: March 2, 2005: Named to 2004-05 MIAC All-First Year Team

The LINZ File:

Place I would most like to visit: Hawaii

Favorite foods: Pizza

Favorite restaurant: Applebees

Favorite movies: Wedding Crashers

Favorite TV shows: That 70's Show, CSI

Favorite musical groups: Journey, Boston,Styx

Favorite book: Where the Red Fern Grows

Favortie holiday: Christmas

Nobody knows how much I like to: sleep

The biggest influence on my basketball career: Playing AAU

If I were to play another sport, it would be: Ping-Pong

My dream job is: Being an astronaut