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Prospect Profile:
Luke Schenscher

Full Name: Luke Dean Schenscher
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-1 (2.16 m) / 255 (115.7 kg)
Birthdate: December 31, 1982 (Hope Forest, South Australia)
High School: Australian Institute of Sport (Canberra, Australia), then Lake Ginninderra College (Canberra, Australia)
College: Georgia Tech
(Australia)
NBA Draft 2004
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Career Highlights: Instrumental in leading Tech to the 2004 NCAA title game. Ranks fifth all-time at Tech in blocked shots (157) and 16th in rebounds (640). Has gained more than 40 pounds since arriving at Tech.

Senior (2004-05): Averaged 9.0 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting .500 from the floor in the ACC Tournament, including 15 points and 10 rebounds against North Carolina. Ranked seventh in the ACC with 7.3 rebounds per game. Led the Jackets in field goal percentage (.539) but did not meet the minimum attempts to qualify for league leaders. Scored in double figures in eight of last 10 games on the season and averaged 11.6 points over that stretch.

Junior (2003-04): Finished fourth in the ACC in blocks (1.4 bpg) and eighth in rebounds (6.6 rpg). Shot .565 from the floor. Tech’s second leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 10.8 points along with 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. Led Tech in the NCAA Final Four, where he recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds in the semifinal win over Oklahoma State, and nine points and 11 boards in the final vs. UConn. Averaged 16 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Australian National Team in the World University Games in Seoul, Korea in August 2003; team finished seventh in a field of 16.

Sophomore (2002-03): Started 16 games and ranked third on the team in field goal percentage (.472) and second in blocked shots (25). Played for the Australian Boomers national team that toured China in June of 2002.

Freshman (2001-02): Started five of first six games before being sidelined for 12 games with a broken foot. Led Tech in field goal percentage (.587). Averaged 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds for the season, numbers that improved to 5.7 ppg and 3.6 rpg in ACC play. Member of the Australian Under-22 National Team that finished eighth in the 2001 Under-22 World Championships in Satiama, Japan.

Strengths: Has decent hands, which allow him to catch an entry pass, gather himself and shoot a hook shot. Will rebound and block shots. Plays within his capabilities.

Personal: First high school player ever named to the Australian National Team. Attempted to make the 2004 Australian Olympic Team but did not make the final cut.

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