powered by the Iowa City Press-Citizen & The Des Moines Register
Subscribe via RSS Feed

May (Bobblehead) Day

[ 0 ] December 4, 2012 |

<img src="http://hawkcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/may-055-225×300

.jpg” alt=”” width=”225″ height=”300″ class=”size-medium wp-image-115451″ /> Eric May's bobblehead
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Eric May was honored with a bobblehead in his likeness Tuesday.

“They got the number right,” May said after Iowa’s 87-63 victory against South Dakota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Bobbleheads are made for Iowa seniors each season. May is the lone senior on this year’s team. The first 1,500 fans throug

h the doors at Carver-Hawkeye Arena were presented with a May bobblehead.

“It’s cool to have something like that,” May said.

May looked to cap off his bobblehead celebration with a rim-rattling dunk in the second half. Unfortunately, the rim rattled but the ball didn’t go in.

“I didn’t get as much bounce as I thought I was going to,” May said. “I felt like I was jumping in sand or something. That’s how I want to attack the rim, attack hard. It puts pressure on defenses to either foul or get dunked on.”

May has decided to take a more aggressive approach to the game in his final months as a collegian.

“Just crashing the offensive boards, trying to affect the game that way,” May said. “Get second-chance points. It really changes the momentum of the game. Friday, when we play Iowa State, they’re a great rebounding team. That’s going to be a key, to get in there and affect the game with rebounds and second-chance points.”

zp8497586rq

Tags: ,

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

Comments closed