CEDAR FALLS, IA–Ali Farokhmanesh, the University of Iowa basketball guard, who led his team to win over No.1 Kansas will be on the cover page of the Sports Illustrated magazine.
he honor comes after UNIâ€™s victory over the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in the second round of the NCAA Menâ€™s Basketball Tournament. Farokhmaneshâ€™s critical three-pointer in the last minute as well as two game-icing free throws led the Panthers past Kansas and into tourney history.
Sports Illustratedâ€™s cover story is about several surprising upsets in the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament.
Farokhmaneshâ€™s Iranian born father, Mashallah, was also a member of the Iranian menâ€™s national volleyball team, before immigrating to the US in 1977.