Nate Funk
Full Name: Nate Funk
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 195
Birthdate: November 7, 1983 (Sioux City, Iowa)
High School: Heelan HS (Sioux City, Iowa)
College: Creighton
 

Creighton
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 34 0 62 126 .492 15 24 .625 20 56 .357 32 62 27 4 159 4.70
2003-04 29 29 113 272 .415 48 62 .774 48 112 .429 98 78 27 7 332 11.1
2004-05 33 33 210 406 .517 99 120 .825 67 143 .469 167 76 23 10 586 17.8
2005-06 6 4 34 80 .425 24 30 .800 10 30 .333 28 8 7 1 102 17.0
2006-07 33 33 202 423 .478 126 146 .863 55 151 .364 115 99 41 3 585 17.7
Totals 135 99 621 1307 .475 312 382 .817 200 492 .407 446 323 125 25 1754 13.0

Career Highlights: Named Most Outstanding Player of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in 2007. Named First-Team All MVC and First-Team All-District by the USBWA and NABC. Played in a school-record 135 games. Named First-Team All MVC, First-Team All-District 6 by the USBWA in 2004-05. Appeared in only six games in 2005-06 before declaring a medical redshirt due to a shoulder injury.

Senior (2006-07): Led the team and Missouri Valley Conference in scoring (17.7 ppg). Totaled 66 points in the MVC Tournament, including a season-high 33 points on 10-for-15 shooting and eight rebounds in a win over Missouri State. Had 23 points and three rebounds in Creighton’s first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Nevada. Scored 28 points with a career-high seven three-pointers in a win over Nebraska. Hit three or more three-pointers in a game eight times. Scored 20 or more points 11 times.

Junior (2004-05): Led the team in scoring (17.8 ppg) and rebounding (5.1 rpg), and was second in assists (2.3 apg). Led the MVC in total points (586). Shot .517 percent from the field and 47 percent from three-point range. Scored 20 or more points 11 times, including a season-high 35 points on 10-for-14 shooting in a win over Wichita St.

Sophomore (2003-04): Scored in double figures 19 times and led the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and assists (2.7 apg). Had a season-high, 21 points in a win over Evansville. Hit three or more three-pointers in a game eight times and shot 43 percent from behind the arc.

Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 4.7 points per game on 49 percent shooting. Shot 36 percent from three-point range. Scored a season-high 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting against BYU and scored 10 points three times.

Strengths: Solid all-around player with a very good feel for the game. Can play with or without the ball. Knows how to get open. Terrific deep stroke. Will penetrate and hit floaters in the lane.

Personal: Son of Timm and Jean Funk. Has an older brother (Justin) and a younger sister (Sara).


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