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Full Name: Willie Morris Deane
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 (1.85 m)/ 196 (88.9 kg)
Birthdate: February 23, 1980 (Schenectady, N.Y.)
High School: Schenectady HS (Schenectady, N.Y.)
College: Purdue

Boston College
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1998-9926049131.3742945.64441312501395.3
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 12-for-40 (.300).

Purdue
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2000-01329100234.4275071.704100553432768.6
2001-022922164376.434114149.7657795441150217.3
2002-033030164394.416158202.7821526552753417.8
Totals91614281004.426322422.76332921513021131214.4
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 26-for-69 (.377); 2001-02, 60-for-157 (.382); 2002-03, 48-for-151 (.318). Totals: 134-for-377 (.355).

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Began collegiate career at Boston College in 1998-99, then sat out 1999-2000 season at Purdue as a transfer student.

Career Highlights: As a senior, named First Team All-Big Ten Conference by both coaches and media. As a junior, named Second Team All-Big Ten Conference by media and Third Team by conference coaches.

Senior (2002-03): Led Purdue in scoring (17.8 ppg) and steals (52) for second straight season and was second in rebounding (5.1 rpg). Erupted for career-high 36 points in win at Michigan. Delivered 18 points and career-high 12 rebounds in win over Michigan State.

Junior (2001-02): Led the Boilermakers in scoring (17.3 ppg) and steals (44). Scored in double figures 26 times. Had 10 games of 20 or more, including a season-high 31 against Southwest Missouri State. Posted 18 or more points in 12 of his last 20 games.

Sophomore (2000-01): Appeared in all 32 games with nine starts. Scored a team-high 16 points in win over top-ranked Arizona. Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds while scoring nine points against Valparaiso. Scored in double figures in back-to-back games against Wisconsin (11) and Iowa (12). Scored a season-high 20 points against Michigan State.

Freshman (1998-99): At Boston College, appeared in all 26 games off the bench. Scored in double figures four times. Led the Eagles in scoring twice, including 13 points with five rebounds and seven assists against eventual NCAA national champion Connecticut. Scored a season-high 17 points vs. Pittsburgh. Led team with 14 points against Syracuse in the Big East Tournament.

Strengths: Very quick with the basketball and able to create his own shot. Can penetrate for shot or dish.

Personal: Majoring in English.