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Carl Krauser
Full Name: Carl Isaac Krauser
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 200
Birthdate: May 13, 1981 (New York, N.Y.)
High School: St. Thomas More Prep (Oakdale, Conn.), then Notre Dame Academy (Hingham, Mass.)
College: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 32 1 60 136 .441 51 70 .729 21 54 .389 89 93 34 0 192 6.00
2003-04 32 32 153 377 .406 139 179 .777 48 144 .333 156 145 52 2 493 15.4
2004-05 29 29 134 326 .411 141 188 .750 54 137 .394 140 170 51 2 463 16.0
2005-06 33 33 157 391 .402 113 155 .729 67 182 .368 141 160 53 0 494 15.0
Totals 126 95 504 1230 .410 444 592 .750 190 517 .368 526 568 190 4 1642 13.0

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Participated in the 2005 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago. Redshirted as a freshman in 2001-02.

Career Highlights: First player in school history to surpass 1,500 points, 500 assists and 500 rebounds in a career. Third player in school history to win 20-plus games in each of his four seasons, and also the third to compete in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments.

Senior (2005-06): All-Big East Second Team selection and finalist for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award for the second consecutive season. Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press. Averaged 16.0 points and 4.8 assists. Scored a career-high 32 points against Syracuse. Had 17 points and six rebounds against Bradley in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2004-05): All-Big East Second Team selection and finalist for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. Ranked 21st in NCAA Division I and third in the Big East in assists (5.9 apg). Finished seventh in the league in scoring (16.0 ppg), 11th in free throw percentage (.750) and seventh in steals (1.8 spg). Notched six 20-plus scoring games and reached double figure scoring in 25 of 29 games. Scored 27 points (5-for-10 on threes) in 40 minutes in NCAA First Round vs. Pacific.

Sophomore (2003-04): Earned All-Big East Second Team and AP All-America Honorable Mention honors. Big East Most Improved Player Award. Led the Panthers in scoring (15.4 ppg) and assists (145) on the season. Finished 15th in the Big East in scoring, ninth in free throw percentage (.777), and fourth in assists (4.5 apg). Scored double figures in 26 games.

Freshman (2002-03): Played in 32 games and reached double figures in eight contests. His 93 assists ranked as the fourth-best single-season total all-time among Pitt freshmen. Averaged 6.0 points in 18.0 minutes in three Big East Tournament games.

Strengths: Good size for the point and has the ability to get into the lane and make plays. Plays passing lanes well on defense and likes to push tempo. Loves to compete and plays extremely hard.

Personal: Owns a 2-0 record as an amateur boxer but gave it up to concentrate on basketball. Plays in New York City’s Rucker League during the summers. Son of Joy Mays and Mario Krauser. Majored in legal studies.