Iowa Basketball Star Jordan Bohannon Seriously Injured In Bar Attack, Police Investigating
Iowa's Jordan BohannonHoops Star Seriously Injured In Bar Attack... Police Investigating
5/25/2021 7:17 AM PT
Jordan Bohannon -- the University of Iowa's all-time 3-point shot-maker -- was sucker-punched in a bar Sunday morning in a brutal attack captured on video.
Now, school officials say the 23-year-old is "recovering well" after suffering a "serious head injury" during the incident ... and police are now involved.
The video shows Bohannon hanging outside at DC's Sports Bar bar in Iowa City when suddenly he was blindsided with a brutal shot to the face.
Jordan Bohannon fight video. This is literally the scene at bar close almost every night in Iowa city. Jordan’s crew gotta do a better job looking out for their boy he got KTFO. pic.twitter.com/e4bCMOpXnu
Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery issued a statement on the incident saying, "Thankfully, Jordan is recovering well after being attacked by an individual he did not see coming at him."
"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 made headlines before the attack when he announced he would be returning to Iowa for a 6th season -- since the NCAA is allowing athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID pandemic.
The basketball star was named Iowa's Mr. Basketball in 2016 -- and during his college career, he set the record for career 3-pointers with 364.
During the shortened 2020-21 season, Bohannon averaged 10.6 points and 4.4 assists per game -- and played a key role in Iowa's journey to the 2021 NCAA Tournament.