GENERAL: True point guard with great vision...Has emerged as great team leader...Clutch performer who has a flair for the dramatic...Slippery ball handler, terrific passer and outstanding defender... Takes care of the basketball...Possesses tremendous composure and courage...Plays game at full throttle, excelling in transition...Has range beyond 3-point arc...Sees the floor extremely well and gets his teammates involved...Game savvy and court awareness make him one of the most critical players on the floor...Excellent rebounder as a result of his athleticism and his ability to read the game...Durable presence who has started 61 consecutive games entering senior season...Has recorded more turnovers than assists just nine times in 94 career starts...Enters senior season ranking fourth all-time in team history in assists and second in assists per game.
2008-09: Second Team All-MAAC selection...Named to the All-MAAC Tournament Team...Named one of 31 finalists for Bob Cousy Award...Drained game-winning three pointer with 3.9 seconds left in double overtime after hitting tying three at the end of first overtime in thrilling NCAA Tournament First Round win over #8 seed Ohio State (3/20)...Played all 40 minutes, tallying 10 assists in NCAA Tournament Second Round loss to #1 Louisville (3/22)...Handed out 16 assists as opposed to just three turnovers in two NCAA Tournament games...Dished out career-high and MAAC Tournament record 14 assists vs. Fairfield (3/8)...Ranked 12th nationally and led MAAC in assists (6.4) and was eighth nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.91)...Recorded seven or more assists in 15 games...MAAC Player of the Week (1/12)...Scored career-high 23 points and made career-high five three pointers at Niagara (2/28)...Tied career-high with nine rebounds in MAAC Championship vs. Niagara (3/9)...Led team with 18 points and eight assists at Kansas (1/6).
2007-08: Led the team and finished second in the MAAC with 180 assists (5.29/game) which tied for sixth most in a season in school history...Finished second in the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.4)...Had more turnovers than assists just four times in 34 games played...Was second on the team with 31.8 minutes per game and third on the team with 4.1 rebounds per game...Second on the team and eighth in MAAC with 51 steals (1.5/game)...Scored double figures 14 times...Fourth on the team with 31 3-pointers...Set career-high with 11 assists and had no turnovers in narrow loss at Syracuse (11/12)...Scored season-high 19 points in season-opening loss at James Madison (11/9)...Had 11 points and 10 assists in MAAC Tournament First Round win over Manhattan (3/8)...Led team during MAAC Tournament with 6.3 in assists per game...Posted 11 points, six rebounds and six assists in NCAA win over Vanderbilt (3/21).
2006-07: Started last 27 games at point guard...Led team with 31.2 minutes per game...MAAC Rookie of the Week selection (2/26)...Third in MAAC with 4.94 assists per game--the 11th highest single-season total in school history...Second in league with a 2.26 assist/turnover ratio...Sixth on team with 7.4 points per game and fifth on squad with 3.5 rebounds per game...Tied for third with 36 3-pointers...Averaged 9.1 points, 5.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds over final 15 games of regular season...Posted first career double-double with 16 points and 10 assists in home win over Manhattan (2/22)...Tallied more assists than turnovers in all but two of the 27 games he started...Played 30 minutes or more in each of the last 13 games...His 158 assists were third most by a freshman in Siena history.
BEFORE SIENA: Third-Team All-Southern Pennsylvania selection by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a senior at Plymouth Whitemarsh...Scored 1,178 career points...Averaged 17 points, eight assists and two steals per game helping Plymouth Whitemarsh to a 28-3 record as a senior...Selected Colonial Newspaper Player of The Year and Times Herald Player of the Year as a senior...Guided Plymouth Whitemarsh to three consecutive Suburban 1 Championships.
PERSONAL: Born July 14, 1988 in Philadelphia...Cousin John Salmons plays for the Chicago Bulls...Uncle Jimmy Baker played professionally for the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA....Brother Chuck attended Vanderbilt and now plays basketball overseas...A marketing and management major.
The Ronald Moore File
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I write left-handed and perform everything else with my right hand
What I like most about Siena basketball: That we're one family
What I like most about Siena College: Size of the school & how friendly everyone is
What I like most about Coach McCaffery: His sense of humor
What I like most about the Times Union Center: The atmosphere at the games
My best Siena basketball moment has been: Ohio State game in the NCAA Tournament
If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?: Chris Tucker
If I didn't play basketball, I would: run track in college
My favorite TV show is: Entourage
My favorite artist(musical) is: Jay-Z
My favorite professional athlete is: Lebron James
My favorite pro sports team is: Philadelphia Eagles
My favorite movie is: Money Talks
My favorite food is: Fried chicken
The funniest player on the team is: Brandon Walters
If I could travel to anywhere in the world, I would go to(why)?: Australia. I have always wanted to go.
The best player I ever played against was: Derrick Rose
The person I'd most like to play 1-on-1 is: Chris Paul
If I had $10 million I would: take care of my family