CU (M) Basketball BIO
21 Isaiah Zierden
Awards & Honors
2013-14    BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2014-15    BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2014-15    Emerald Coast Classic All-Tournament         Team

Summer 2015: Italy Trip
• Did not play in Italy while recovering from February knee surgery.

2014-15: Sophomore at Creighton
• Injured his right knee at Butler (Jan. 21) and missed the rest of the season with a partially torn MCL and a patella injury.
• Underwent knee surgery in Washington, D.C., on February 13.
• Ranked third on the team in scoring average  (9.5) and finished fourth on the team in three-pointers made (44).
• Named to Emerald Coast Classic All-Tournament Team.
• Had 16 points and three steals in 19 minutes in season-opener vs. Central Arkansas (Nov. 14).
• Followed that up with 18 points in 22 minutes vs. Chicago State (Nov. 16), including four three-pointers.
• Had career-high with 20 points vs. North Carolina Central (Nov. 23), making 4-of-7 three-point shots.
• Scored 18 points, including five three-pointers, vs. Ole Miss (Nov. 28).
• Scored 13 points, all in the second half, to key road win at Nebraska (Dec. 7).
• Finished with 11 points and career-high seven rebounds in 43 minutes off the bench in double-overtime win vs. South Dakota (Dec. 9).
• Program’s first player since 1986-87 (Gary Swain) to play more than 40 minutes in consecutive games (Dec. 9 & 13).
• Dished a career-best six assists vs. Texas-Pan American (Dec. 19).
• Limited to 10 scoreless minutes vs. No. 19 Seton Hall (Jan. 10) due to injury.
• Made at least one three-pointer in 11 straight games before it was snapped on Jan. 10.
• Creighton is 10-3 all-time when he scores in double-figures.

2013-14: Freshman at Creighton
• Scored five points and added three rebounds and three assists in debut vs. Alcorn State (Nov. 8).
• Cracked double figures for the first time with 10 points in 16 minutes vs. UMKC (Nov. 11).
• Had a four-point play in final minute of first half vs. Arizona State (Nov. 28).
• Scored 12 points, making 4-of-7 three-pointers, in road win at Long Beach State (Dec. 3).
• Recorded six points in 13 minutes vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Dec. 17.
• Set screen that got Doug McDermott open on his game-winning three-pointer with 2.8 seconds left vs. St. John’s (Jan. 28).
• With his father in the crowd due to the NBA All-Star break, scored a season-high 13 points in 24 minutes on 4-for-5 shooting in win over No. 6 Villanova (Feb. 16).
• Owned 26 assists and just four turnovers in 304 minutes, making him one of two players nationally with 300+ minutes and less than five turnovers.
• Dislocated patellar tendon (kneecap) in right knee on March 1 at Xavier and missed the rest of the season.

2012-13: Redshirted at Creighton
• Practiced but did not play for Creighton’s 2012-13 MVC championship team that finished 28-8, as part of a redshirt season.
• Had four points and six rebounds in exhibition game win vs. University of Mary (Nov. 2).

Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School
• Four-year member of the varsity team, twice earning All-North Suburban Conference honors.
• A finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball as a senior, when he picked up First Team All-State honors by ESPNHS and the St. Paul Pioneer-Press after averaging 19.7 points per game for the Red Knights.
• Named to Minneapolis Star-Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press All-Metro Team as a senior.
• Named Conference co-MVP along with teammate Sanjay Lumpkin, who went to Northwestern.
• A career 90 percent free-throw shooter and 46 percent from three-point range at the high school level.
• Scored more than 1,000 points as a prep, playing for coach John Moore.
• Finished as a runner-up at the nationally-televised High School Three-Point Championships in April after his senior campaign. He led all competitors with 20 in the first round and 24 in the second round, then lost 18-17 in the finals to Oklahoma State-bound Phil Forte.
• As a junior, averaged 18.8 points per game for team that reached the sectional finals.
• As a sophomore, averaged 16.1 points per game for a team that went 24-6 and lost in the state semifinals.
• Named by as a top-10 three-point shooter in the 2012 prep class and by ESPN as a top-25 three-point shooter.
• Led the 2011 Nike EYBL Peach Jam in free-throw percentage (94.7 percent) and three-pointers made (20), and was fifth with 48 percent marksmanship from downtown.
• Also had offers from Manhattan, Wofford, George Mason and Jacksonville.

More About Isaiah

Sept. 25, 1993

Don and Anne Zierden


Dream Job

Favorite TV Show

Favorite Sports Team
Washington Wizards

Favorite Athletes
Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry

Favorite Professor at Creighton
Tim Bastian

Why Creighton
The atmosphere

Dream Car

Favorite Candy

If I Could Meet Anyone

Favorite Video Game
FIFA - I’m the best on the team

Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
High School: Benilde-St. Margaret's