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Robert Vaden

  • Full Name: Robert Anthony Vaden
  • Position: Guard / Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 205
  • Birthdate: March 3, 1985
  • College: Alabama-Birmingham
2004-05 29 29 100 266 0.376 53 66 0.803 44 119 0.37 126 62 45 7 297 10.2
2005-06 31 31 150 344 0.436 37 46 0.804 81 195 0.415 170 109 38 6 418 13.5
Totals 60 60 250 610 0.41 90 112 0.804 125 314 0.398 296 171 83 13 715 11.9

Career Highlights:

Named First Team All-Conference USA as a junior and was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year. Named Second Team All Conference USA as a senior. Became the fastest player in UAB history to reach the 1,000-point mark, reaching the feat in his 50th game. Earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore. Spent first two seasons of college career at Indiana before transferring to Alabama-Birmingham. Sat out the 2006-07 season at UAB under NCAA transfer rules.

Senior (2008-09):

Led the Blazers and ranked fifth in Conference USA in scoring (17.6 ppg). Scored in double figures in 32 of 34 games, with 15 20-point scoring efforts. Led the team in scoring on 16 occasions. Scored a season-high 28 points, 22 in the first half, in a win at Old Dominion. Scored 24 points on 9-for-16 shooting, including six three-pointers in an NIT opening round game at Notre Dame. Made five three-pointers en route to 23 points against Butler. Made at least six three-pointers in a game eight times.

Junior (2007-08):

Ranked third in Conference USA in scoring (21.1 ppg). Also ranked second in the league in free throw percentage (.863). Led NCAA Division I in three-point field goals made per game and set a Conference USA mark for total three-point field goals made (142). Set a school single season record for points (695). Scored 20 or more points 17 times and topped the 30-point mark four times. Exploded for a career-high 41 points at UTEP, hitting a school record nine three-pointers. Hit eight threes on three other occasions, a 26-point effort at Georgia State, a 26-point effort vs. Tulsa and a 24-point effort at SMU. Hit all 11 free throw attempts in scoring 30 points vs. Tulane. Registered 33 points in games vs. Kentucky and Southern Miss. Recorded 27 points and five rebounds vs. Memphis.

Sophomore (2005-06):

At Indiana, averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists. Scored 20 or more points seven times. Recorded three double-doubles. Posted season-high 26 points, hitting 8-for-12 from three-point range at Iowa. Registered 22 points in back-to-back games vs. Butler and at Ball State. Recorded 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at Wisconsin. Tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists vs. Michigan State. Contributed 18 points vs. San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Hit six threes on his way to a team-high 20 points vs. Gonzaga in the second round.

Freshman (2004-05):

Averaged 10.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals (ranked fifth in the Big Ten). Led team in free throw percentage (.803). Scored in double figures 20 times, recording a season-high 18 points at Michigan. Registered 16 points, a season-high nine rebounds and four assists vs. North Carolina. Posted 13 points and five rebounds at Connecticut. Recorded 12 points and a season-high five assists vs. Northwestern.

Strengths: Volume shooter who’s become very proficient from behind the arc. Adept at coming off screens, catching and shooting.

Personal: Majoring in philosophy.

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