Drew Neitzel
Full Name: Drew Alan Neitzel
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 180
Birthdate: May 7, 1985
High School: Wyoming Park HS
College: Michigan State
 

Michigan State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 33 14 43 113 .381 13 20 .650 16 49 .327 24 97 16 0 115 3.50
2005-06 34 34 98 240 .408 41 44 .932 46 114 .404 69 189 20 3 283 8.30
2006-07 35 34 199 467 .426 123 140 .879 114 277 .412 99 151 29 9 635 18.1
2007-08 36 35 165 407 .405 74 86 .860 97 244 .398 90 145 35 2 501 13.9
Totals 138 117 505 1227 .412 251 290 .866 273 684 .399 282 582 100 14 1534 11.1

Career Highlights: MSUís all-time leader in career free throw percentage (.866). Finished fourth in assists (582, 10th in Big Ten history), third in three-pointers made (273) and attempted (684), and 14th in points (1,534). One of three players in school history and 12 players in Big Ten history to reach 1,500 points and 500 assists.

Senior (2007-08): All-Big Ten First Team (coaches) and Second Team Academic All-America. NABC and USBWA All-District selection. Ranked seventh in nation and led Big Ten in assist-turnover ratio (2.84). Ranked fourth in league in assists (4.03 apg), free-throw percentage (.860) and three-pointers made (2.69 pg), seventh in scoring (13.9 ppg), 11th in minutes (31.58 mpg), and 12th in three-point percentage (.398). Recorded 21 points and five three-pointers in NCAA Second Round vs. Pitt. Scored 26 points in Big Ten semis vs. Wisconsin. Posted a season-high 28 points vs. Ohio State in Big Ten quarterfinals. Made the 2007 USA Pan Am Games Team, leading the squad in minutes (29.6 mpg) and assists (2.2 apg).

Junior (2006-07): All-Big Ten First Team (media and coaches) and AP All-America honorable mention. NABC and USBWA All-District honoree. Three-time Big Ten Player of the Week. Ranked fourth in Big Ten in scoring (18.1 ppg), fifth in assists (4.31 apg), first in free throw percentage (.879) and three-pointers made (3.26 pg), fifth in assist-turnover ratio (1.84) and second in minutes (35.69 mpg). Increased scoring average by 9.8 points from 2005-06. Scored a career-best 32 points vs. Chicago State and 29 point vs. Ohio State. Recorded 28 points vs. Penn State and Wisconsin. Scored 26 points vs. Vermont and UNC. Posted first career double-double against Loyola (Md.) with 10 points and 12 assists.

Sophomore (2005-06): Started all 34 games. Ranked third in Big Ten in assists (5.56 apg), first in assist-turnover ratio (2.86) and sixth in three-point percentage (.404).

Freshman (2004-05): Big Ten All-Freshmen Team after leading all league freshmen in assists (2.9 apg). Started 14 of final 15 contests on the season, averaging 4.6 points and 3.0 assists as a starter. Averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 assists in five NCAA Tournament games, shooting .500 from the field.

Strengths: Can play both guard spots. Outstanding range, with a quick release. Displays excellent court vision and awareness. Gritty competitor.

Personal: Son of Craig and Linda Neitzel. Won the two-ball national championship at age 12. Majoring in interdisciplinary humanities.



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