Full Name:
Tarise Bryson
Position:
Guard
College:
Illinois State
Height:
6-1
Weight:
175
High School:
Stephen Decatur HS (Decatur, Ill.)
Birthdate:
June 19, 1978
Birthplace:
Decatur, Ill.

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press following 2000-01 season.
Sat out the 1997-98 academic year to meet NCAA academic requirements, but regained that year of eligibility by meeting academic requirements prior to the 2001-02 season.
Incurred season-ending right wrist injury in first game of the 2001-02 season against Weber State.
Petitioned the NCAA for an additional season of athletic eligibility but three appeals were denied by the NCAA as of mid-May 2002.
A ruling on a fourth and final appeal was expected by the end of May.
Is currently the sixth-leading scorer in school history and is 505 points short of eclipsing Doug Collinsí 30-year-old career scoring record.
Named 2001 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Named to MVC First Team in 2000 and 2001 and was 1999 MVC Newcomer of the Year.
Named team MVP all three complete seasons at Illinois State.


AT ILLINOIS STATE
In 2000-01, finished fourth in the nation in scoring (22.8 ppg) and led the team and the MVC, becoming only second Illinois State player (joining Rico Hill) to lead the league in scoring and win MVC Player of the Year honors.
Joined former NBA player and current Washington Wizardsí head coach Doug Collins and Rick Lamb as only players to lead team in scoring three consecutive seasons.
Scored 30 or more points five times, including career-high 41 points at Central Michigan and 38 points at Purdue.
Scored at least 20 points in 12 of the final 14 games.
Matched career-high with six steals vs. Wichita State.

In 1999-2000, finished 33rd in nation in scoring (19.3 ppg), leading the team and finishing second in the MVC.
Led team in scoring and assists (3.5 apg), the first Redbird to do so.
Scored at least 30 points four times, including season-high 40 points against Miami (Florida).
His 84 three-point field goals was second-best single season in school history.
Tied a school record with eight three-point field goals against Miami and Drake.
Hit a 14-foot jumper to lift team to 75-74 overtime win over Bradley.
Grabbed career-high 11 rebounds vs. Western Illinois.

In 1998-99, shook off rust of season on sidelines to average team-leading 15.5 points.
Scored season-high 28 points twice, against Wisconsin and Southern Mississippi.
Tallied 25 points vs. Southwest Missouri State.
His 68 three-point field goals was fourth-best single season in school history.
Notched career-best nine assists at Creighton.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 30 26 141 333 .423 115 140 .821 126 84 37 9 465 15.5
1999-00 30 29 175 447 .391 144 182 .791 124 105 33 6 578 19.3
2000-01 30 27 208 447 .465 207 252 .821 118 72 56 13 685 22.8
2001-02 1 1 3 11 .273 2 2 1.000 3 3 3 0 8 8.0
Totals 91 83 527 1238 .426 468 576 .812 371 264 129 28 1736 19.1
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 68-for-162 (.420); 1999-00, 84-for-212 (.396); 2000-01, 62-for-174 (.356); 2001-02, 0-for-6 (.000). Totals: 214-for-554 (.386).