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Prospect Profile:
Romain Sato (Roe-MAIN sa-to)
Selected with No. 52 overall pick by San Antonio Spurs

Full Name: Romain Guessagba-Sato-Lebel
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.96 m) / 205 (93.0 kg)
Birthdate: March 2, 1981 (Bangui, Central African Republic)
High School: Dayton Christian (Dayton, Ohio)
College: Xavier
(Central African Republic)
NBA Draft 2004
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Xavier
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 29 29 95 246 .386 54 74 .730 65 174 .374 156 40 25 10 309 10.7
2001-02 32 32 166 359 .462 99 144 .688 83 200 .415 212 58 30 21 514 16.1
2002-03 32 32 182 443 .411 131 162 .809 84 247 .340 227 74 32 8 579 18.1
2003-04 37 37 179 443 .404 170 205 .829 75 215 .349 297 84 47 5 603 16.3
Totals 130 130 622 1491 .417 454 585 .776 307 836 .367 892 256 134 44 2005 15.4

Career Highlights: Named to the NCAA Tournament All-Regional Team after averaging 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while helping Xavier earn its first trip to the Elite Eight. Set XU record for career three-point field goals (307). Finished third on Xavier’s all-time scoring list (2,005 points) and eighth in career rebounds (892), the only guard ranked among the school’s top 15 in rebounding. One of four Musketeers to rank in top 10 in XU history in both scoring and rebounding (along with David West, Tyrone Hill and Brian Grant). Had 20 career double-doubles in scoring-rebounding and set school record with 130 career starts.

Senior (2003-04): Earned AP All-America Honorable Mention honors and named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team by coaches. Named to the A-10 All-Tournament Team, as well as the A-10 All-Defensive Team for third straight year. Led the team in rebounding (8.0 rpg, 4th in A-10) and free-throw percentage (.829, 3rd), and finished second in scoring (16.3 ppg, 9th). Also finished among conference leaders in three-point field goals (2.0 per game, 12th) and three-point field-goal percentage (.349, 13th). Set the XU single-season record by scoring in double figures in 33 games.

Junior (2002-03): An A-10 First Team selection by conference coaches and named to the A-10 All-Defensive Team. XU’s Defensive MVP. Earned A-10 Player of the Week honors five times during the season. Finished sixth in the A-10 with 18.1 ppg and fifth with 7.1 rpg. Scored in double figures in 29 of 32 games, including each of the last 17 games. Set a school record – and tied the A-10 mark – with nine three-pointers en route to 34 points against Rhode Island. Followed with a career-high 35 points against La Salle.

Sophomore (2001-02): Earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference Second Team honors. Also named to the A-10 All-Defensive Team and the A-10 All-Tournament Team. Finished second on team in scoring (16.1 ppg, 9th in A-10).

Freshman (2000-01): Named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team after averaging 10.7 points and 5.4 rebounds.

Strengths: A prolific rebounding guard and tenacious defender with the size and versatility to guard a variety of positions. On the offensive end, combines athleticism with accuracy as a talented long-range jump shooter.

Personal: Played for the Central African Republic National Team at the 2003 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Egypt. Majored in French and speaks six languages.

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