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Austin Daye

  • Full Name: Austin Darren Daye
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-11 / 200
  • Birthdate: June 5, 1988
  • College: Gonzaga
2007-08 33 1 116 244 0.475 89 101 0.881 26 63 0.413 154 32 21 54 347 10.5
2008-09 34 33 159 333 0.477 77 109 0.706 36 84 0.429 232 37 24 70 431 12.7
Totals 67 34 275 577 0.477 166 210 0.79 62 147 0.422 386 69 45 124 778 11.6

An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights:

Named Honorable Mention All-West Coast Conference as a freshman and sophomore. Named to WCC All-Freshman Team.

Sophomore (2008-09):

Opened season with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds against Montana State-Billings. Had 17 points and 10 rebounds against Maryland. Finished season with 70 blocks, third-best single-season mark in program history. Scored career-high 28 points against Santa Clara, going 10-for-13 from the field including 3-for-4 from three-point range. Had back-to-back double-doubles against Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount. Scored 10 points in each of Gonzaga’s three NCAA Tournament games.

Freshman (2007-08):

Had fantastic debut, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against Montana. Had a streak of 29 straight free throws during the season. Had 54 blocks on the season, fourth-best single-season total in program history. Had season-best six blocks against Idaho. Shot 88.1 percent from the free throw line. Scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds against Davidson in a first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament. Finished season ranked 16th in the conference for scoring and 10th for field goal percentage.

Strengths: Possesses ideal height and length for the wing position. Shows great touch from all spots on the floor. Handles the ball well and is able to create shots for himself. Shows natural instincts as a shot-blocker.

Personal: Father, Darren Daye, was drafted in the 10th round of the 1983 NBA Draft and played five seasons in the NBA for Washington, Chicago and the L.A. Clippers.

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