Sammy  Friday
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Sammy Friday

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ

High School:
Hudson Catholic

Last College:
St. Andrew's School (RI)

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 243

Position:
F

12/29/2016

Saints Drop 2016, Non-Conference Finale

Catamounts Hand Siena First Home Loss

12/29/2016

Siena Basketball Coaches Show (Free Archive)

Sammy Friday and Margot Hetzke Joined Program This Week

11/02/2016

Saints Host Daemen in Exhibition at the ARC (7 PM - WATCH in HD)

Siena Set for Lone Exhibition Tune Up Before Start of 2016-17 Season

10/18/2016

Siena to Host Division II Daemen in Exhibition November 2

Saints Set to Play Division II Foe at 7 PM at the ARC

10/03/2017

2017-18 Siena Men's Basketball Photo Day

2017-18 Siena Men's Basketball Photo Day

04/13/2017

2016-17 KeyBank Siena Basketball Celebration

2016-17 KeyBank Siena Basketball Celebration

03/05/2017

Men's Basketball MAAC Semifinal v. Monmouth (3/5/17)

Men's Basketball MAAC Semifinal v. Monmouth (3/5/17)

03/04/2017

Men's Basketball MAAC Quarterfinal v. Fairfield (3/4/17)

Men's Basketball MAAC Quarterfinal v. Fairfield (3/4/17)

02/27/2017

Men's Basketball Senior Day vs. Marist (2/27/17)

Men's Basketball Senior Day vs. Marist (2/27/17)

GENERAL:
  • Arrived at Siena following a postgraduate year at St. Andrew's School in Rhode Island
  • Late bloomer with big upside
  • Traditional back to the basket inside player with strong post moves

2016-17:
  • Saw action in 26 games as a freshman
  • Averaged 1.3 points and 0.8 rebounds in 4.2 minutes of action
  • Scored season-high seven points in just nine minutes off the bench at Quinnipiac (Jan. 30)
  • Pulled down season-high five rebounds in collegiate debut at No. 7/8 Kansas (Nov. 18)

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Averaged 12 points and eight rebounds while leading St. Andrew's School to a 21-10 record
  • Averaged 10 points 7.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in guiding Hudson Catholic to the Hudson County Tournament Title in 2014-15
  • Honor student
  • Played AAU basketball for NJ Playaz

PERSONAL:
  • Son of Sammy III and Evey Friday
  • Has a younger brother, Tyler, who is a highly touted high school football defensive end at Don Bosco Prep
  • Chose Siena because "it's close to home and has both strong academics and a great basketball program"

THE FRIDAY FILE:

    Nickname: Turtle Man
    Major: Exploring Business
    Twitter handle: @lilsamfresh
    Instagram handle: sam_metro
    What I like most about Siena Basketball: The style of play
    What I like most about coach Patsos: His personality
    Player I most relate to on the team: Ben
    My goal for the upcoming season: Play a lot
    My hobbies are: Playing chess
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: China
    Best advice I have ever received: Stay positive
    Person I look up to the most: My pops
    Three words that describe me: Funny, kind and chill
    If I could have any pet, I would have a: Tiger
    My dream car: Hover car

    Favorites
    TV show: Power
    Color: Blue
    Flavor of ice cream: All flavors except mint
    Animal: Turtle
    Food: Anything
    Movie: Boyz N the Hood
    Actor/Actress: Tori Hughes

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