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Gerry McNamara
Full Name: Gerry McNamara
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 180
Birthdate: August 28, 1983 (Scranton, Pa.)
High School: Bishop Hannan (Scranton, Pa.)
College: Syracuse
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Syracuse
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 35 35 146 364 .401 90 99 .909 85 238 .357 80 155 77 2 467 13.3
2003-04 31 31 153 397 .385 123 141 72 105 270 .389 80 118 52 1 534 17.2
2004-05 34 34 160 433 .370 111 127 74 107 315 .340 79 168 63 2 538 15.8
2005-06 35 35 173 484 .357 109 121 .901 103 303 .340 93 204 65 2 558 16.4
Totals 134 134 632 1 .377 433 488 .887 400 1126 .355 332 645 257 7 2 15.7

Career Highlights: Named AP Honorable Mention All-America. Tied for third on Syracuseís all-time steals list, is fifth on the programís assist list and 10th on the schoolís scoring list. One of six players in NCAA history to hit 400 or more three-pointers. Big East all-time leader in three-pointers made. Started 119 straight games.

Senior (2005-06): Led the team in scoring (16.4 ppg). Scored 20 or more points 10 times and 30 or more twice. He hit the game-winning three pointer to lift Syracuse past Cincinnati in the First Round of the Big East Tournament. Followed that up with a game-tying three-pointer to force overtime in Syracuseís quarterfinal win against Connecticut. Averaged 16.1 points and 8.2 assists in four Big East Tournament games.

Junior (2004-05): Earned First Team All-Big East honors. Averaged 15.8 points. Scored in double figures in 27 of 34 games. Made 107 three-pointers and hit 87 percent of his free throws. Had a season-high 29 points against Siena. Topped 20 points eight times.

Sophomore (2003-04): Averaged 17.2 points. Was a Wooden and Naismith award candidate and Second Team All-Big East selection. Hit 105 three-pointers. Scored a career-high 43 points, including a team-record nine three-pointers, in Syracuseís NCAA tournament win against BYU. Averaged 26.7 points in three tournament games.

Freshman (2002-03): Named to the Big East All-Rookie team and the All-Final Four team. Scored 19 points in his teamís Final Four semifinal win against Texas and hit six three-pointers for 18 points against Kansas in the championship game.

Strengths: Clutch performer who hit big shots throughout his college career. Knows how to run a team and plays with heart. Outstanding free throw shooter.

Personal: Son of Gerry and Joyce McNamara. Has two older sisters and an older brother. Majoring in speech communications.