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Prosper Karangwa   3
Prosper Karangwa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montreal, Quebec

High School:
Dawson College

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 190

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/17/1978


GENERAL...An oversized, skilled guard with unlimited ability...Has been a vital part to the team's success throughout his career...Playing time increased with increased commitment to defense last season...Explosive to the basket and equally adept in the open floor... Range to three-point arc and beyond... Performs at highest level when he uses his size to create room for his mid-range jump shot...One of the top athletes in the league...Was forced to play point guard on several occasions last season including the MAAC Championship when he averaged nearly 10 assists per game...When on top of his game, Saints will play their best team basketball...Played with and against some of the world's top basketball talents when traveling with the Canadian National Team the past two summer... Teammates included NBA stars Steve Nash and Todd MacCulloch.

2001-02...Finished season second on the team in scoring with 11.1 points per game...Named to the MAAC Tournament Team after averaging 11.8 points and 8.3 assists in four Siena wins...Played in 34 games starting the last 23 he played in...Averaged 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game...Tops on squad with 41 steals...Shot 43% from the floor and 31% from three-point range...Second on the team in free-throw shooting percentage (81.4%)...Registered career-highs with 31 points and nine rebounds while shooting 12-16 from the field and 2-2 from three-point range in NCAA Opening Round win over Alcorn State in Dayton, Ohio (3/12)...Registered double-figures in 17 games...Scored 20 or more points on four occasions including 30 in home win over Rider (1/5)...Led the Saints in scoring five times.

2000-01?Appeared in all 31 contests, making two starts?Averaged 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game?Scored in double figures in 10 contests including the first five games of the season?Led team with 37 steals?Second on squad with 13 blocked shots?Averaged 20 minutes of playing time per game and shot 44% from the field?Enjoyed finest game of his season against Hawaii-Pacific (11/25), dropping a career-best 21 points, while connecting on 8-of-9 shots from the floor...He then equaled that point total the next day against Duquesne?Against Rider (2/11) Karangwa was recognized as Player of the Game after reaching double figures for the 10th time of the season.

1999-00...Saw action in 32 games, logging 275 minutes... Honored as MAAC Rookie of the Week (12/13/99), following back-to-back solid performances against Colgate and George Washington...Reached double figures in scoring three times... Tallied 13 points and dished out four assists in win over Loyola (2/10/00)...Ended season second on team in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 14-31 attempts (47.1%)...Averaged 18.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 4.9 assists per 40 minutes.

IN HIGH SCHOOL...Played at Antoine St.-Exupery before taking his talents to Dawson College, where he played two seasons... While at Dawson, he was named Athlete of the Year both seasons ...During his senior year, he was tabbed Quebec Player of the Year...Received 11 MVP awards during two years of prep school.

PERSONAL...Born on May 17, 1978 in Bujumbura, Burundi... The son of Antoinette Mukazanlamba...Can speak five languages (English, Spanish, French, the dialect of his native Burundi and Creole)... Enjoys watching movies and reading...Major is Sociology.

The Prosper Karangwa File
Nickname: Pros
The best player I ever played against was: Steve Nash, Peja Stojakovic
My greatest moment in sports was: Making the Canadian National Team
The most memorable game was: Scoring 31 points in the NCAA Tournament Opening Round game
If I didn't play basketball, I would be: A dancer
My best Siena basketball moment was: Going to the NCAA Tournament
If I could have one TV sports announcer call my best play, it would be: Gus Johnson
My favorite aspect of Coach Lanier is: His ability to talk with people
My idol is: My mother
When I played basketball as a kid, I pretended to be: Scottie Pippen
If I could have dinner with any person in the world it would be: Michael Jordan
The thing I like most about Albany is: College Life
My favorite aspect of making the NCAA Tournament was: Being in the national spotlight
My favorite food is: West India Food
My favorite book is: Soul Influence
My favorite class at Siena is: Acting
My advice to children is: Listen to your parents or guardian If I could change one aspect of my game, it would be: I would be more focused
If I had three wishes, I would wish for: 1. World Peace 2. Live a good life 3. Make the NBA
The most important lesson playing college basketball has taught me is: Hard work
My preseason MVP is: Myself
My preseason team surprise is: Big Buhrm (Michael Buhrman)

2001-2002 Highs
Points: 31 vs. Alcorn State 3/12/02 (NCAA Opening Round)
Rebounds: 9 vs. Alcorn State 3/12/02 (NCAA Opening Round)
Assists: 11 vs. Niagara 3/4/02 (MAAC Championship Game)
Steals: 4 four times
FG Made: 12 vs. Alcorn State 3/12/02 (NCAA Opening Round)
FT Made: 10 vs. Northwestern State 11/21/01
Minutes: 37 three times

Career Highs
Points: 31 vs. Alcorn State 3/12/02 (NCAA Opening Round)
Rebounds: 9 vs. Alcorn State 3/12/02 (NCAA Opening Round)
Assists: 11 vs. Niagara 3/4/02 (MAAC Championship Game)
Steals: 4 four times
FG Made: 12 vs. Alcorn State 3/12/02 (NCAA Opening Round)
FT Made: 10 vs. Northwestern State 11/21/01
Minutes: 37 three times

KARANGWA'S CAREER STATISTICS

yearg/gsfgfgafg%3fg3fga3fg%ftftaft%ptsavg reb avg pf/dq ast blk to stl min
99-0032/049104.4711431.4521226.4621243.9421.343/23465419275
00-0131/291209.4351856.3214360.7172437.8732.460/147144737608
01-0234/23126292.43233106.31192113.81437711.11253.7102104259141915
Totals97/25266605.43965193.337147199.7397447.72402.5113/518545192971798
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