|Michael Haddix 33
GENERAL...1000-point scorer who returns to team after red-shirting 2005-2006 season...Injured Achilles' tendon on trip to China with MAAC All-Stars in Summer of 2005...Dominant post presence who plays well above his size...One of the top big men in the MAAC... Fierce competitor. Extremely creative with the basketball around the hoop...Exceptional rebounder...Returned to preseason workouts this season in best shape of career...A Second Team All-MAAC selection as a sophomore, and All-Rookie pick as a freshman...Powerful force around the basket with a drive for rebounding...Confident and seasoned, a much-needed, go-to presence inside.
2004-2005...A fracture in his left-leg forced him to miss 17 games including the season's final 12... Became the second fastest player in school history to eclipse 1000 career points at Manhattan (12/9), just 68 games into his career... Started 11 of the 12 games he played... Paced the team in scoring with a team-high 14.9 ppg and in rebounding average with 6.4 rpg... Led the team in scoring six times ...Recorded double-figures in all but the final game he played in, scoring 20+ points twice... Posted two double-digit rebounding games and two double-double's...Started season with 26-point effort against Pac-10 member Oregon State(11/17)...Grabbed seven offensive rebounds in first double-double against cross-town rival Albany (11/23).
2003-2004...Second Team Preseason and Postseason All-MAAC selection...MAAC All-Academic Team and Honor Roll member...Started 28 of the 29 games he played...Led the squad with 15.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game...Finished sixth in the MAAC in scoring and second in rebounding...Posted team-high nine double-doubles...Reached double figures in scoring 25 times and scored 20 or more points nine times...Ended regular-season averaging 20.3 points and 9.5 rebounds over the final six games (team went 5-1)...His 9.0 rebounds were the most since 1992-93 (Lee Matthews - 10.8)...Scored career-high 26 points and corralled 11 rebounds versus Niagara (12/6)...Scored 20 or more points and grabbed 10 or more rebounds in each of the Saints final three regular-season games...Shot 48% from the floor and led team with 36 blocks (5th in MAAC).
2002-2003...Enjoyed most productive rookie season of any player ever to don the Green and Gold...Selected to MAAC All-Rookie Team...Named MAAC Rookie of the Week four times...Set Siena freshman scoring records with 440 points and 13.8 points per game...Pulled down 7.2 rebounds per game...Started final 27 games of season...Reached double figures in 25 of 32 games...Had seven or more rebounds in 19 games...Registered four double-doubles...Shot 52% from the field and 69% from the free throw line...Scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in victory over Providence (1/4)...Notched three consecutive double-doubles to end the season against Rider (2/23), Manhattan (2/27) and Saint Peter's (3/1)...Recorded 21points and five rebounds in narrow loss to nationally ranked Xavier and consensus All-American David West...Scored 20 or more points four times.
BEFORE SIENA...Averaged better than 18 points and nine rebounds at highly regarded St. John Neumann...Selected Second Team All-State, All-Atlantic City Press, Philadelphia Daily News Co-Player of the Year and Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a senior at St. John Neumann...Selected Honorable Mention All-Catholic as a junior at St. Augustine.
PERSONAL...Born August 23, 1984 in Philadelphia...A psychology major who aspires to be an orthopedic surgeon upon graduation...Chose Siena over Princeton and Pennsylvania...Father Michael played eight seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.
The Michael Haddix File
Nickname: Haddix, M.H.
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Who wants to marry a millionaire because I would be a millionaire
My superstitions are: I have to listen to Oldies before every game.
One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is: I would like to become a doctor
One thing people would be surprised to know about me is: I am very religious
My favorite sports team is: The Philadelphia Eagles
If they made a movie about my life, the actor who played me would be: LL Cool J
My favorite class at Siena is: Social Problems in America
The thing I like most about Siena is: All of the students
My favorite musician is: Ray Charles
The player on the team who I relate to best is: David Ryan because we both have been here what feels like forever
The quality I like most about Coach McCaffery is: The good food at his house
My favorite website is: www.espn.com
My idol is: My father
Three words that describe me are: Sociable, determined and bold
My best Siena basketball moment has been: Beating Providence
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Africa
When I first walked into Pepsi Arena, I thought: I better not miss a lay-up
My favorite book: Friday Night Lights (H.G. Bissinger)
Points: 26 vs. Niagara 12/6/03
Rebounds: 16 vs. Saint Peter's 3/1/03
Assists: 4 at Winthrop 12/5/04
Steals: 3 four times- most recent at Winthrop 12/5/04
Blocks: 5 vs. Fairfield 3/6/04
FG Made: 11 vs. Canisius 2/26/04
FG Attempted: 19 at Manhattan 2/15/04
FT Made: 10 three times-most recent: vs. Oregon State 11/17/04
FT Attempted: 14 at Iona 2/9/03
Minutes: 37 at Manhattan 2/15/04
HADDIX'S CAREER STATS