Gabe Pruitt
Full Name: Gabriel Michael Pruitt
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 170
Birthdate: April 19, 1986 (Los Angeles)
High School: Centennial HS (Compton, Calif.), then Westchester HS (Los Angeles)
College: Southern California
 

Southern California
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 29 21 124 255 .486 45 64 .703 63 140 .450 73 92 56 2 356 12.3
2005-06 25 25 130 321 .405 94 117 .803 68 179 .380 101 78 55 7 422 16.9
2006-07 26 24 104 250 .416 68 85 .800 48 137 .350 73 113 47 7 324 12.5
Totals 80 70 358 826 .433 207 266 .778 179 456 .393 247 283 158 16 1102 13.8

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors as a junior. Named All-District by the NABC as a sophomore. Currently ranks as the 27th all-time leading scorer in USC history with 1,102 points. Also ranks sixth in career steals (158) and fourth in three-point field goals made (179).

Junior (2006-07): Averaged 12.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Missed the first 11 games of the season due to academic issues. Posted 22 points and a season-high eight rebounds at Arizona State. Scored 16 points and dished out six assists at UCLA. Notched 17 points and a career-high-tying eight assists vs. Stanford in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament. Registered a season-high 26 points on 7-for-9 shooting, including 6-for-7 from beyond three-point range vs. Washington State in the semifinals. Tallied 13 points and seven assists vs. North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2005-06): Ranked second on the team in scoring (16.9 ppg, ranked fifth in the Pac-10), while averaging 4.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Placed second in the conference in steals (2.2 spg). Missed five games due to a tibial plateau fracture in his left knee. Scored 30 or more points three times. Posted a career-high 36 points on 13-for-19 shooting at Loyola Marymount. Sank six threes in scoring 30 points at Oregon. Registered a double-double of 17 points and a career-high 10 rebounds vs. BYU. Tallied 16 points, six rebounds, a season-high-tying six assists and four steals vs. North Carolina. Scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high seven steals vs. Arizona.

Freshman (2004-05): Led the team in scoring (12.3 ppg) and assists (3.2 apg, ranked 10th in the Pac-10). Paced the conference in steals (1.9 spg). Set a school record for three-point field goal percentage (.450). Scored 20 or more points three times. Set season-high of 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting vs. Stanford and matched that point total, hitting 7-for-11 from three-point range, in the rematch. Posted 21 points vs. Arizona. Tallied 12 points and a career-high eight assists vs. San Diego.

Strengths: Slender combo guard with good quickness and acceleration. Point guard skills continue to improve. Effective with the cross-over dribble to shake defenders. Shoots with range, but is streaky. Active defender who plays the passing lanes well.

Personal: Favorite food is French fries. Enjoys listening to the music of Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jay-Z and T.I.


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