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Taquan Dean
Full Name: Taquan Shamar Dean
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 195
Birthdate: August 6, 1983 (Neptune,N.J.)
High School: Neptune HS (Red Bank, N.J.)
College: Louisville
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Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 32 22 101 256 .395 19 26 .731 63 178 .354 108 50 25 1 282 8.80
2003-04 28 27 97 245 .396 38 45 .844 71 177 .401 101 54 16 2 303 10.8
2004-05 37 31 173 389 .447 65 80 .813 122 273 .447 149 90 41 0 533 14.4
2005-06 31 29 167 437 .382 92 107 .860 105 275 .382 174 107 32 2 531 17.1
Totals 128 109 538 1327 .405 214 258 .829 361 903 .396 532 301 114 5 1649 12.9

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-Big East as a senior. Named to the All-District 7 First Team by the NABC. Named to the NIT All-Tournament team. Louisvilleís career leader in three-pointers made (359).

Senior (2005-06): Led the team in scoring (17.1 ppg), assists (3.5 apg) and free throw percentage (.860). Scored 20 or more points 13 times. Scored 21 points in teamís loss to South Carolina in NIT semifinal. Had 26 points in teamís win over Missouri St. in NIT quarterfinal. Had a season-high nine rebounds four times. Hit five or more three-pointers in a game eight times, including seven against Richmond.

Junior (2004-05): Third Team All-Conference USA selection. Averaged a career-high 14.4 points. Shot 44.7 percent from three-point range, good enough for ninth in the nation. Set a school record with 122 three-pointers. Had 23 points, including seven three-pointers, against West Virginia in the Albuquerque Region championship game of the NCAA tournament.

Sophomore (2003-04): Team Tri-Captain, he led the team with 71 three-point field goals (40.1 percent) made. Switched from shooting guard to point guard. Hit a school-record nine three-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points against VMI.

Freshman (2002-03): Earned C-USA All-Freshman Team honors. Started 22 games and finished the season with an 8.8 scoring average. Scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds against UAB in C-USA tournament title game. Scored a season-high 21 points against Furman.

Strengths: Great range on jump shot. Can play both guard spots. Good on-the-ball defender and very good rebounder from the guard position.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Jacquelin Owens. Has two brothers, a sister and a cousin, Raheem Carter who played basketball at Seton Hall. Major is justice administration. Favorite basketball player is Kobe Bryant.