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Willie Deane
Willie Deane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Schenectady, NY

High School:
Schenectady

Last College:
Boston College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 196

Position:
Guard



Scouting Deane:

A solid penetrator who has a knack for creating scoring opportunities ... excellent three-point shooter ... possesses tremendous athletic ability and a great vertical leap ... improving on defensive end of the floor.

European Trip (May 2002)

>Averaged a team-high 24.5 points in eight games. One of four Boilermakers to average double figure scoring.

>Connected on 28 of 31 free throw attempts (.903) and 29 of 70 three-point field goal attempts (.414).

Junior Season (2001-02)

>Named second team All-Big Ten by the media and third team All-Big Ten by the conference coaches.

>Led the Big Ten in scoring in overall games averaging 17.3 points per contest. First Boilermaker to lead the conference in scoring since Glenn Robinson in the 1993-94 season.

>Saw action in 30 of 31 games, including 23 starts.

>Led team in scoring in 17 contests and assists in nine games.

>Scored in double figures in 27 of 31 games and had over 20 points in 10 games.

>Led team in steals with 44 and ranked second in assists with 98.

>Connected on a team-high 63 three-point shots and shot a team-high 38 percent from behind the arc.

>First Boilermaker to score more than 500 points in a season since Jaraan Cornell accomplished the feat in the 1998-99 season.

>Notched team highs in free throws (117) and free throws attempted (153).

>Recorded career-highs in scoring and rebounding against Southwest Missouri State with 31 points, nine rebounds and a game-winning shot with 2.1 seconds remaining (12/20/01).

>Set team season high in assists with 13 against Northwestern (1/23/02).

Sophomore Season (2000-01)

>Appeared in all 32 games with nine starts.

>Led team in steals with 34.

>Scored in double figures in 13 games, including six of last 10 outings.

>Scored season-high 20 points, including hitting 6 of 8 three-point field goals at Michigan State (2/4/01).

>Scored 10 or more points in four consecutive games from 2/14/01 to 2/24/01.

1999-2000 Season

>Sat out season per NCAA transfer rule.

Freshman Season (1998-99) at Boston College

>Appeared in 26 games, averaging 14.8 minutes, 5.3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

>Scored in double figures four times.

>Led Boston College in scoring twice, including a 17-point performance against Pittsburgh and a 13-point performance against eventual national champion Connecticut.

>Scored 13 points against Syracuse in the first round of the Big East Tournament.

High School

>Averaged 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a senior and 15.7 points per game as a junior at Schenectady High School.

>Named to the 1997-98 USA Today All-America honorable mention team.

>Earned 1997-98 Albany Times-Union Player of the Year honors.

>Named an all-star by the Schenectady Gazette after leading the Schenectady to a 28-1 record en route to the NYSPHSAA Class A Championship.

>Finished high school career with 1,521 points and started all four years, missing only one game for coach Gary DiNola.

>Played in Paris, France in 1995 and won a tournament with USDBL (AAU) against teams from Russia, Yugoslavia and France under coach Mickey Walker.

Personal

>Majoring in English

>Born Feb. 23, 1980

>Son of Sue and Willie Deane