Adam Woodbury stands out. That tends to happen when you're 7-foot-1.
Like many big men adjusting to the jump from high school to college, Woodbury has experienced his ups and downs. Most recently, the ups have far exceeded the downs.
In 18 minutes against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Iowa's last game, Woodbury stuffed the stat sheet. He scored 10 points, dished out four assists, grabbed four rebounds and had two steals. He pulled down 11 rebounds in 25 minutes at Iowa State.
Woodbury will play against more traditional centers in the Big Ten play, which opens for the Hawkeyes Tuesday night against Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
"He just keeps getting better," Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said during a Monday morning teleconference. "He's much more comfortable. He's feeling good about himself physically. He's feeling good about what we expect from him and what we're going to ask him to do.
"He's always been a smart, tough player. He's going to lock into the game plan, physically bang and not back down from anybody."
McCaffery talked more about his sophomore center, the Huskers and other topics. You can hear what the coach had to say in this audio of his entire teleconference: