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Prospect Profile

A.J. Slaughter

  • Full Name: Anthony Darrell Slaughter, Jr.
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-3 / 180
  • Birthdate: August 3, 1987
  • College: Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky
2006-07 33 0 75 178 0.421 25 37 0.676 25 66 0.379 57 32 32 2 200 6.1
2007-08 36 0 98 225 0.436 43 57 0.754 34 78 0.436 76 39 40 3 273 7.6
2008-09 32 0 171 410 0.417 99 129 0.767 72 198 0.364 99 114 43 1 513 16.0
2009-10 34 0 184 442 0.416 148 179 0.827 79 220 0.359 108 147 54 4 595 17.5

Career Highlights: Along with teammate Jeremy Evans, combined for two regular season Sun Belt Championships, two SBC Tournament titles, three NCAA Tournament wins and a 97-40 ledger in four years at Western Kentucky. Finished 12th in school history with 1,581 career points.


Senior (2009-10): Honored as the Clem Haskins Most Valuable Player for the second-straight season at the team’s annual year-end awards banquet. Named to the 2010 Sun Belt All-Conference First-Team. Became the 43rd member of the 1,000-point club at WKU with 30 versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Preseason NIT. Finished 12th on the WKU all-time scoring list with 1,581 points. Saw more time on the court than any other player in the conference, averaging 36.5 minutes per game. Was the only player in the league to rank in the top four in the Sun Belt in assists, steals, free three percentage and three-pointers made per game.  Was named All-Tournament after leading WKU to the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals. Scored a career-high 31 on against South Alabama. 


Junior (2008-09): Led the Hilltoppers and finished sixth in the Sun Belt Conference in scoring averaging 16.0 points per game. Shared team’s Most Valuable Player award with Orlando Mendez-Valdez, presented at the year-end team banquet. Awarded Sun Belt All-Conference Second-Team acclaim at season's end. Averaged 17.3 ppg during the Sun Belt Tournament in leading WKU to the program's seventh tournament title and a berth in the school's 21st NCAA Tournament. Selected as the Sun Belt Tournament Most Valuable Player. In the NCAA Tournament, after scoring 14 in the first round win over Illinois, Slaughter poured in 24 points against 10th-ranked Gonzaga. Set career-highs in points (25) and rebounds (9) in the Toppers' 68-54 upset of third-ranked Louisville. Reached double figures in 30 of 32 games played in 2008-09 including a current career-best stretch of 18 games. Led WKU in scoring on 13 occasions and tallied 10 performances of 20 or more points. His 72 made three-pointers ranks as the 10th most in a single season in Hilltopper history.


Sophomore (2007-08): Third on the team in scoring, and first among reserves, at 7.6 points per contest. Shot a team-best 43.6 percent from beyond the arc. Scored in double digits on 12 occasions, and led the team in steals six times. Recorded seven points, three assists (without a turnover), and two steals against second-ranked UCLA in the NCAA Sweet 16. Led WKU in scoring for the first time with 12 points in victory at FIU, adding four rebounds, and one assist while shooting 6-of-12 from the floor. Scored season-high 17 points in a January 31 win over UALR.


Freshman (2006-07): Appeared in all 33 games as a freshman, making three starts. Averaged 6.1 points and 1.7 rebounds per game, as his 200 points ranked 10th on the season record list for WKU freshmen. Scored in double digits four times. Led the team in steals on nine occasions. Made first career start in place of an injured Courtney Lee in a win at FIU on January 11, finishing with six points and two rebounds. Handed out a season-best five assists in December 30 win at Florida Atlantic. Scored 18 points in his collegiate debut at Kennesaw State on November 11.

Strengths: Extremely quick, offensive-minded guard. Easily separates from defenders, and looks to finish plays near the basket. Shoots with range and is clever using the glass on shorter shots.  

Personal: Father played basketball at Murray State. Older sister, Toni, played basketball at Louisville. Younger sister, Antonita, is expected to play at Louisville this season.


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