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Carl Krauser

Full Name: Carl Isaac Krauser
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 (1.88 m) / 200 (90.7 kg)
Birthdate: May 13, 1981 (New York, N.Y.)
High School: St. Thomas More Prep (Oakdale, Conn.), then Notre Dame Academy (Hingham, Mass.)
College: Pittsburgh
NBA Draft 2004
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An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft. Redshirted as a freshman in 2001-02.

Career Highlights: Became the fifth player in Pitt history to score 1,000 career points and dish out 400 career assists. Ranks eighth all-time in school history in assists (408) and became only the seventh player to register 400-plus assists in a career.

Junior (2004-05): All-Big East Second Team selection and finalist for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. Ranked 21st in NCAA Division I and third in the Big East in assists (5.9 apg). Finished seventh in the league in scoring (16.0 ppg), 11th in free throw percentage (.750), seventh in steals (1.8 spg) and eighth in three-pointers made (54). Notched six 20-plus scoring games and reached double figure scoring in 25 of 29 games. Scored 27 points (5-for-10 on threes) in 40 minutes in NCAA First Round vs. Pacific. Dished out a career-high 15 assists vs. West Virginia. Finished with a career-high 31 points (6-of-8 threes), to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in a victory over Richmond.

Sophomore (2003-04): Earned All-Big East Second Team and AP All-America Honorable Mention honors. Big East Most Improved Player Award. Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team after leading Pittsburgh in scoring (14.7 ppg), averaging 4.7 rebounds and knocking down 15-of-18 free throws in three games. Led the Panthers in scoring (15.4 ppg) and assists (145) on the season. Finished 15th in the Big East in scoring, ninth in free throw percentage (.777), and fourth in assists (4.5 apg). Scored double figures in 26 games. Averaged 17.0 points and hit 20-of-26 free throws (.769) in three NCAA Tournament games.

Freshman (2002-03): Played in 32 games and reached double figures in eight contests. His 93 assists ranked as the fourth-best single-season total all-time among Pitt freshmen. Averaged 6.0 points in 18.0 minutes in three Big East Tournament games. Recorded 12 points (2-of-3 threes), six rebounds and 4-of-5 free throws in 27 minutes during NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Wagner.

Strengths: Good size for the point and has the ability to get into the lane and make plays. Plays passing lanes well on defense and likes to push tempo. An improving outside shooter.

Personal: Owns a 2-0 record as an amateur boxer but gave it up to concentrate on basketball. Plays in New York City’s Rucker League during the summers. Son of Joy Mays and Mario Krauser. Majored in legal studies.