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2009-10 roster NUMERICAL ROSTER o. N 1 3 4 5 11 12 15 21 22 23 24 30 33 44 54

Name Drew Crawford Mike Capocci Alex Marcotullio Jeff Ryan Reggie Hearn Luka Mirkovic Nick Fruendt Ivan Peljusic Michael Thompson Jeremy Nash John Shurna Davide Curletti Matt Steger Kevin Coble Kyle Rowley

Pos Ht. G/F 6-5 F 6-6 G 6-3 G/F 6-6 G 6-4 F/C 6-11 G 6-5 F 6-8 G 5-10 G 6-4 F 6-8 F 6-9 G/F 6-5 F 6-8 C 7-0

BY CLASS Wt. 195 195 176 201 195 243 195 215 190 191 208 228 190 215 280

Yr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr. So.

Hometown/High School Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East Warren, Mich./De La Salle Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider Belgrade, Serbia/La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) Batavia, Ill./Batavia Zadar, Croatia/V. Nazor Gymnasium Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park Chicago, Ill./Marist Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West Farmington Hills, Mich./Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Northfield, Ill./Loyola Academy Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale Christian Academy Arima, Trinidad/Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy

Wt. 195 215 195 228 195 195 176 243 191 215 285 201 208 190 190

Yr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Jr.

Hometown/High School Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale Christian Academy Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central Farmington Hills, Mich./Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Batavia, Ill./Batavia Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider Warren, Mich./De La Salle Belgrade, Serbia/La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) Chicago, Ill./Marist Zadar, Croatia/V. Nazor Gymnasium Arima, Trinidad/Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West Northfield, Ill./Loyola Academy Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER o. N 3 44 1 30 15 11 4 12 23 21 54 5 24 33 22

Name Mike Capocci Kevin Coble Drew Crawford Davide Curletti Nick Fruendt Reggie Hearn Alex Marcotullio Luka Mirkovic Jeremy Nash Ivan Peljusic Kyle Rowley Jeff Ryan John Shurna Matt Steger Michael Thompson

Pos Ht. F 6-6 F 6-8 G/F 6-5 F 6-9 G 6-5 G 6-4 G 6-3 F/C 6-11 G 6-4 F 6-8 C 7-0 G/F 6-6 F 6-8 G/F 6-5 G 5-10

Head Coach: Bill Carmody Assistant Coach: Mitch Henderson Assistant Coach: Tavaras Hardy Assistant Coach: Ivan Vujic Director of Operations: John Davidson

JUNIORS (3) Mike Capocci Michael Thompson Ivan Peljusic SOPHOMORES (5) Davide Curletti Nick Fruendt Luka Mirkovic Kyle Rowley John Shurna FRESHMEN (3) Drew Crawford Reggie Hearn Alex Marcotullio

BY STATE/COUNTRY ILLINOIS (8) Mike Capocci Drew Crawford Nick Fruendt Jeremy Nash Jeff Ryan John Shurna Matt Steger Michael Thompson MICHIGAN (2) Davide Curletti Alex Marcotullio ARIZONA (1) Kevin Coble INDIANA (1) Reggie Hearn

PRONUNCIATIONS Mike Capocci (3)...................................... Ka-POE-see Kevin Coble (44).............................................. CO-bull Davide Curletti (30).................................DAH-vuh-day Alex Marcotullio (4).....................mark-oh-TOO-lee-oh Luka Mirkovic (12).................LOO-kah MERK-uh-vick Ivan Peljusic (21)................... EE-vahn Pel-YOO-sitch Matt Steger (33)........................................... STEE-gur Ivan Vujic........................................EE-vahn VOO-itch

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SENIORS (4) Kevin Coble Jeremy Nash Jeff Ryan Matt Steger

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CROATIA (1) Ivan Peljusic SERBIA (1) Luka Mirkovic TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (1) Kyle Rowley


2009-10 season notes FOUR STARTERS, 12 LETTERWINNERS RETURN Northwestern welcomes back 12 letterwinners from a season ago, including four starters. The Wildcats return 76.1 percent of their scoring and 86.4 percent of their rebounding. The 12 letterwinners returning tie the ’Cats with Michigan State for the highest total in the Big Ten. COBLE RETURNS FOR FINAL SEASON Through his first three seasons of play, forward Kevin Coble has already established himself as one of the top players in program history. Coble enters his final campaign ranked 14th in school history with 1,203 career points and has an outstanding chance of finishing among the top three scorers all-time at Northwestern. He became the first NU player to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding as a freshman and has done the same in each of the last two seasons as well. Coble was a consensus secondteam All-Big Ten pick in 2008-09. He has posted the highest scoring game by a Big Ten player each of the last two seasons, posting 37 points against Indiana Feb. 23, 2008 and 31 in a win at eventual national runner-up Michigan State Jan. 21, 2009. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Sophomores John Shurna and Kyle Rowley each gained valuable experience playing internationally during the summer. Shurna was a key contributor on the United States’ team which captured the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. The U.S. went a perfect 9-0 with Shurna contributing 6.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Rowley was the youngest member of the national team of his native Trinidad and Tobago. The squad competed at the 20thannual Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Men’s Basketball Championships in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

THREE NEWCOMERS JOIN THE MIX Three freshmen join the Wildcats for the 2009-10 season. Drew Crawford, a guard/forward, joins NU following a standout senior season at nearby Naperville Central High where he was named a firstteam all-state selection. Southpaw Alex Marcotullio comes to Evanston as a sharp-shooter who was considered one of the top guards in the state of Michigan at De La Salle High in suburban Detroit. Walk-on Reggie Hearn has also joined the Wildcats after helping Fort Wayne Snider to an Indiana Class 4A state runner-up finish as a senior. TOUGH SCHEDULE AWAITS WILDCATS The ’Cats face a challenging slate in 2009-10, playing 18 of their 31 regular-season games against teams that participated in postseason play a year ago. Among the Wildcats’ non-conference opponents are traditional powers Notre Dame, Butler, North Carolina State and Stanford, as well as a season-opening matchup against local foe Northern Illinois. Northwestern’s Big Ten slate should prove to be quite the challenge as the Wildcats’ first 10 games are being played against teams that reached the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten has been picked as top league in the country by many preseason prognosticators. In the 18-game conference schedule, NU will not host Ohio State or travel to Purdue this season. HOME SWEET HOME After setting a program best with 13 home wins in 2008-09, the Wildcats will have plenty more opportunities to play at the friendly confines of Welsh-Ryan Arena this season. Northwestern is set to play a school-record 19 regular-season home games during the 2009-10 campaign. NU’s lone nonconference road game is at N.C. State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

NORTHWESTERN BY THE NUMBERS

9 397 1 7 41.7 39

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Wins in as many games played by the United States’ U19 team on which John Shurna played and won a gold medal at the FIBA World Championships. Points senior forward Kevin Coble needs to become just the third player in school history to reach 1,600 for his career. Players who have led NU in both scoring and rebounding in each of his first three seasons. Coble is the lone individual to accomplish the feat. Steals by Jeremy Nash, a season high for any Big Ten player last season, in a win over Chicago State Feb. 4, 2009. Percentage of threepointers made by Michael Thompson during the 2008-09 season, the third-best mark in the Big Ten. Number of Division I true freshmen, including NU’s John Shurna, who started each of their team’s games last season.

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oming off a campaign in which the team reached the National Invitation Tournament and came close to an NCAA Tournament berth, Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody returns a veteran group to the court for the 2009-10 season. Carmody isn’t one to rest on his laurels, though, and realizes the successes of a year ago don’t guarantee anything for the future. “I don’t look at this as a continuation of last year because every year, even if it’s the exact same personnel, guys change,” Carmody said. “They grow up, they get better, they get worse or they stagnate. I try to go into it with an open mind and see what the best combination of guys is that’s going to help us win. Having said that, it’s nice to have a veteran team.” That veteran group includes four starters from 2008-09 and 12 letterwinners overall which matches Michigan State as the most of any team in the Big Ten Conference. The one major hole in the lineup the Wildcats must replace is in the form of guard Craig Moore who not only graduated ranked first in school history in 3-point baskets and was a third-team AllBig Ten pick a year ago, he was also the squad’s emotional leader. “The guys who are really going to have to step up are the guys who played last year,” said Carmody. “We lost Craig Moore and I think we can replace his scoring, but he was a competitor who cared as much as anyone. Now we need to find out who is going to show that kind of leadership and competitiveness that you need to be successful in this conference.” BACKCOURT Leading the offensive charge for the third consecutive season will be junior point guard Michael Thompson. One of the truly underrated players in the conference, Thompson posted an impressive 2.19 assist-to-turnover ratio and also ranked third in the Big Ten with a .431 3-point field goal percentage while averaging 9.9 points per game. Carmody looks for Thompson to assume control of the offense while having a big season. “Michael has done better in his first two years than I thought he would do,” Carmody said. “He’s exceeded my expectations so far, but knowing him, I know that’s not enough for him. He has run the team with Craig in the past, but now he’s going to have to take over everything. He’s got to be the guy. He also can’t take five or six shots in a game. He’s going to have to take 10, 12 or 14 shots. He can get by his man, he finishes off things, he’s got a good in-between game and he was our best 3-point shooter last year percentage-wise. He worked his tail off this summer. He’s a gym rat and I think he’s going to have a terrific year.” Senior Jeremy Nash has an opportunity to fill Moore’s spot in the

Northwestern’s 2009-10 roster features a total of eight players who attended high school in the Chicagoland area: (from left) MIKE CAPOCCI, NICK FRUENDT, DREW CRAWFORD, MICHAEL THOMPSON, JOHN SHURNA, JEREMY NASH, JEFF RYAN and MATT STEGER.

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starting lineup. Known around the Big Ten as a tenacious defender off the bench, Nash has exhibited consistent improvement in his all-around game which Carmody hopes will translate him into becoming someone who is responsible for winning games this season. “Jeremy could have started for us last year, but he had that energy that was a little better coming off the bench,” said Carmody. “Whether he starts or not, we’ll see, but he’s going to get an opportunity. I want him to be more than just an energy guy this year. He’s got to be consistently good, and then half of those games he makes you win. He’s capable of doing that.” Sophomore Nick Fruendt saw limited action during his initial season in a Wildcat uniform. However, he has shown a knack for scoring and if he continues to adapt to the college game, he could compete for quality minutes. “Nick has gotten stronger and more aggressive,” Carmody said. “He worked very hard in the spring with Coach (Mitch) Henderson. I had him work with Michael Thompson to show him what it means to go to work. He was behind a guy last year in Craig Moore who was playing the majority of the minutes. Nick seems to have improved. He has an assortment of shots and can put the ball in the basket. He needs to be able to help us win by doing the little things as well.” NU’s recruiting class included a pair of guards who have already shown the potential to step in and contribute immediately. Southpaw sharp-shooter Alex Marcotullio has already displayed a great knowledge of the game that Carmody compares favorably to another recent Wildcat who made a few shots in his day. “Alex reminds me of Craig in that he’s like a point guard from the neck up,” said Carmody. “He’s a competitor and he understands things. He can really shoot the ball. Like any freshman, the question will be is there going to be a big transition because of the strength, speed and intensity of Big Ten basketball? If he’s tough enough and strong enough and can sustain it, he’s going to be a good player for us.” In Carmody’s eyes, the same holds true for Drew Crawford. A native of nearby Naperville, the athletic wing has shown that he can do a little bit of everything. His versatility could prove to be a major asset to the ’Cats. “Drew flew under the radar a little bit in high school and was able to get by on his athleticism sometimes,” Carmody said. “He had a terrific summer, got a lot stronger and is shooting the ball well. He has the potential to be a stat sheet stuffer. I think he’s a pretty good all-around player. The same that’s true for Alex is true for Drew. Is it going to take a year to get used to the college game or can you slide right in like Kevin Coble, Michael Thompson and Craig Moore did?” FRONTCOURT Kevin Coble is the type of player where around the Big Ten, numerous people are quizzically asking, “He’s still there?” Now a senior, Coble has become known as one of the most prolific scorers in the conference. After ranking fourth in the league with an average of 15.5 points per game last season, Coble is being looked to by Carmody to finish off his Northwestern career in style. A second-team All-Big Ten selection a year ago, Coble is the only player in program history to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding in each of his first three seasons. “Kevin has gotten a lot stronger,” said Carmody. “He worked hard this summer to get his body filled out. He had a lot to do with us being successful last season. He’s going to have to take on more of a leadership role this season. He’s not going to have to dominate because we have a lot of veterans, but people need to be able to look to him. He needs to make sure that some of the younger guys keep progressing. When you have a really good player like Kevin is, sometimes he can make everyone’s game jump a couple of levels. How he goes about his business is really important, and I’ve never had any complaints about that in the past.” Following a memorable summer, John Shurna returns as a starter at another forward spot. The Glen Ellyn, Ill., product had a productive

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MATT STEGER, JEFF RYAN, JEREMY NASH and KEVIN COBLE comprise this year’s senior class. freshman season before helping guide the United States Under-19 team to a gold medal at the FIBA World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. Carmody is looking for Shurna to display increased consistency this season. “I think John had a nice year last year,” said Carmody. “He had some very good games for us where he looked like he was the best player on the court. He also had some games where he looked like a freshman. He has played enough minutes where he shouldn’t look like a young guy out there. He should be a veteran as a sophomore. For about six weeks this summer, he was playing against very good competition as a member of the U.S. Under-19 team both here and in New Zealand. He can really shoot the ball, run and rebound. He just needs to keep improving his defense.” Fellow sophomore Luka Mirkovic also displayed tremendous potential during his freshman campaign. He split time with classmate Kyle Rowley, giving the Wildcats an inside presence they had been lacking in previous seasons. “Luka had a nice year last year,” Carmody said. “He had some very good games for us. I thought he was a little robotic at first, but I thought he got better and better as the season went along. He knows he needs to get better and he’s a hard worker who’s capable of it. I think he’s used to American basketball now and I’m expecting real good things from him. He has worked hard on his shooting so if he can step out and make shots and pull defenders out, he’s going to be someone who’s tough to deal with.” Meanwhile, Rowley got the majority of the starting nods in the post last season and provided Northwestern with one of the biggest bodies it has had on its roster in recent memory. The Wildcats are hoping that Rowley can bounce back from a foot injury he suffered over the summer that has sidelined him through portions of the preseason. “Kyle was doing really well in the spring and the summer and then he broke a bone in his foot in August. We’ll see how the rehab process goes and how quickly he comes along. We’ll be cautious with it and not rush him back. He was important for us last year. Defensively, guys got the ball in the post on him, but they didn’t score that much. He’s got a big body and he knows how to position himself. He’s really important to us.” A fourth post member of last season’s touted recruiting class, Davide Curletti got his first year off to a solid start and made one spot start in a home win over Ohio State. But as freshmen tend to do, Curletti struggled a bit over the course of the long season. Carmody believes that a strong offseason will allow Curletti to be a regular contributor in 2009-10. “Davide started out very strong last season and then seemed to wear

down a bit,” Carmody said. “He spent the whole summer here and worked out all the time. I think he’s much better than he was last year. He’s a pretty physical guy who has good legs and a good motor. Now he just needs to stay with it and be consistent. I think he can help us on the backboards. He can provide matchup problems for a lot of teams. He’s got a good shot to help us.” In addition to the talented sophomore class, Northwestern has a solid group of upperclassmen that it can turn to as well. Leading the way is senior Jeff Ryan who has both the size and athleticism to help the Wildcats at multiple positions. “Jeff is a pretty versatile guy who can swing from guard to forward,” Carmody said. “He’s a high IQ guy and knows what’s going on. He just needs to play with confidence. He’s a good dribbler, passer and defender and can run and jump. If you’re good at all of those things, now let’s put it all together.” Ditto for junior Mike Capocci. Perhaps the most athletic player on the NU roster, Capocci can help tremendously if he can prove that he can incorporate his skills into game situations. “Going into his junior year, this is the time that Mike needs to put it all together,” said Carmody. “Most of the parts are there, now he needs to put it together on the court. He’s a guy who can really help us with his athleticism.” Yet another player who can be a mismatch for the opposition is Ivan Peljusic. The redshirt junior feeds off emotion and Carmody hopes Peljusic can find the right balance of playing with energy, yet under control. “I think Ivan can have a good year. He has all the physical tools, he just tries to do too much sometimes. We really stress with him that we need to eliminate the turnovers and just let the game come to you. He’s an athletic guy and is a good basketball player, but sometimes he gets too excited out there. He needs to play a little more calmly, but I don’t want to take away the enthusiasm because he’s one of the best-liked guys on the team and I want to see him do well.” THE SCHEDULE The Wildcats will be challenged early and often throughout the 2009-10 campaign, as they are set to play 18 of the 31 regular-season games against teams that appeared in postseason play a year ago. After winning a schoolrecord 13 home games last season, Northwestern has a program-best 19 games scheduled for Welsh-Ryan Arena. The regular-season slate opens Nov. 13 as the ’Cats take on local foe Northern Illinois. It will be the first meeting between the schools since the 1986-87 season. Butler, which is expected to begin the season ranked in the top 25, makes the trek to Evanston five days later. Northwestern then takes part in the Chicago Invitational Challenge, hosting Tennessee State and Liberty Nov. 22 and 24, respectively, at WelshRyan Arena. The event then moves to the UIC Pavilion where the Wildcats take on Notre Dame Nov. 27 followed by a matchup against either Saint Louis or Iowa State the following day. This year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge sees the ’Cats travel to North Carolina State Dec. 1. It is the lone road nonconference game the Wildcats have scheduled this season. Pac-10 foe Stanford is on the schedule for the fourth straight season as the Cardinal comes to Evanston Dec. 19. The Big Ten Conference has been rated by many prognosticators as the top league in the country heading into the 2009-10 season and Northwestern will be put through the gauntlet right out of the gates. NU’s first 10 conference games are against teams that appeared in last season’s NCAA tournament. Northwestern starts league play on the road Dec. 30 at in-state rival Illinois. The Big Ten home season tips off Jan. 2 when the Wildcats welcome defending national runner-up Michigan State. NU has four home games over a five-game stretch in early February before finishing with three of its last four conference games on the road. The 2009 Big Ten Tournament is set for March 11-14 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.

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THE PLAYERS KEVIN COBLE............................................................................................................... 50-51 JEREMY NASH.............................................................................................................52-53 JEFF RYAN................................................................................................................... 54-55 MICHAEL THOMPSON.................................................................................................56-57 MIKE CAPOCCI............................................................................................................ 58-59 IVAN PELJUSIC............................................................................................................60-61 DAVIDe CURLETTI............................................................................................................ 62 NICK FRUENDT................................................................................................................. 63 LUKA MIRKOVIC................................................................................................................ 64 JOHN SHURNA.................................................................................................................. 65 KYLE ROWLEY.................................................................................................................. 66 MATT STEGER.................................................................................................................. 67 Drew crawford.......................................................................................................... 68 alex marcotullio....................................................................................................... 68 reggie hearn................................................................................................................ 68 ’Cat nips.......................................................................................................................... 69


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KEVIN COBLE 6-8 • 215 • Sr. Forward Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale Christian Academy 2008-09

Consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection ... NABC Second-Team All-District pick ... Ranked fourth with 15.7 points and fifth with 1.67 steals per game and an .825 free throw percentage in league play ... Scored a game-high 18 points in a victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/19) ... Enjoyed a solid all-around performance in a win over Florida State (12/3), notching 15 points, eight rebounds and a career-high-tying seven assists ... Tallied 16 of a season-high 25 points in the first half of a win over DePaul (12/6) ... Tallied 22 points and eight rebounds in a win over UMKC (12/15) ... Recorded team highs of 15 points and six rebounds at Stanford (12/20) ... Notched 20 points in a victory over No. 18 Minnesota (1/18), including a perfect 9-for-9 effort from the free throw line ... Scored a season-high 31 points, including 19 in the first half, to go along with four steals in an upset win at No. 7 Michigan State (1/21) ... Named Big Ten co-Player of the Week Jan. 26, the first such honor of his career, for his efforts at Michigan State and Michigan ... Posted game-high 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including tying a season high with four 3-pointers, in a win over Ohio State (2/18) ... Notched 16 points and eight rebounds in a win at No. 19 Purdue (3/4).

2007-08 Honorable mention All-Big Ten pick of both the media and coaches ... Missed first nine games of the season while taking a leave from the program to be with his mother who was battling cancer ... Led team in scoring and rebounding average for the second consecutive season ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in scoring in conference games (15.2 ppg) ... Tied a Welsh-Ryan Arena record, set a career high and set a Big Ten season high with 37 points on 12-of-16 shooting against No. 15 Indiana (2/23) ... Grabbed career-high five steals vs. Ohio State (2/13) ... Posted 29 points in a win over UT-Pan American (1/30) ... Recorded career highs of 14 rebounds and seven assists to go along with 19 points at Chicago State (1/16) ... Tallied 34 points on 14-of-18 shooting vs. Michigan (1/12) ... Scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds in first start of the season at Minnesota (1/9) ... First player since Evan Eschmeyer (1998-99) to post multiple games with 29 or more points in the same season ... One of 14 national finalists for the V Foundation Comeback Award.

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Started 28 of 29 games in which he played ... Named to the Big Ten AllFreshman Team after becoming the first freshman in school history to lead the team in both scoring (13.4 ppg) and rebounding (5.2 rpg) ... Among conference newcomers, ranked third in scoring (13.4), second in rebounding (5.2), third in FG percentage (.494), third in 3FG percentage (.388) and fourth in FT percentage (.795) ... Had five games with 20 or more points ... Scored a season-high 25 points and went 9-of-10 from the FT line in an overtime win over Western Michigan (12/9) ... Scored 17 of 24 points in the second half at No. 2 Wisconsin (2/3) ... Had 24 points in the home loss to Purdue (2/24) ... Recorded season highs with six assists and four steals in the win over Loyola (Md.) (12/27) ... Became the first Wildcat since Jitim Young in 2003 to record back-to-back double-doubles, recording 16 points and 10 boards against Penn State (2/10) and 14 points

and 11 rebounds at Iowa (2/15) ... Notched 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and eight boards in the win over Texas Pan-American (2/21) ... Averaged 20.3 ppg at the San Juan Shootout and was named to the all-tournament team ... Made all five 3-point attempts in the blowout win over Utah (12/21) ... Scored the winning basket with a putback with 3.2 seconds remaining in the win over North Florida (11/25).

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2007-08 GAME-BY-GAME

Born Kevin Randolph Coble on 11/9/1987 in Greensboro, N.C. ... Son of Randy and Carlys Coble ... Was heavily involved throughout the community, volunteering at several charitable organizations and functions such as the Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief project for the Salvation Army ... Also considered Arizona State, New Mexico, Stanford, Yale and Notre Dame ... Major is political science.

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Stanford at DePaul Benedictine Brown at Virginia Savannah State Arkansas State at Western Michigan Howard Penn State 4-9 2-5 1-2 at Ohio State 4-12 1-4 2-2 at Minnesota * 7-14 3-7 0-0 Michigan * 14-18 4-5 2-2 at Chicago State * 8-22 1-6 2-2 at Wisconsin * 3-8 0-0 2-2 Michigan State * 7-14 3-6 0-0 at Illinois * 1-4 1-2 0-0 UT-Pan American * 11-17 3-6 4-4 at Indiana * 4-9 1-3 3-5 Minnesota * 9-18 2-6 2-2 at Michigan State * 6-17 2-6 0-1 Ohio State * 2-7 0-1 0-0 Purdue * 6-12 1-4 0-4 at Iowa * 5-12 2-5 0-0 Indiana * 12-16 5-6 8-8 at Michigan * 6-12 0-4 4-4 at Purdue * 4-7 0-1 2-2 Iowa * 6-17 2-6 2-2 Wisconsin * 7-15 1-4 2-2 vs. Minnesota * 4-10 1-3 4-5

2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME

2006-07 GAME-BY-GAME

Scored 2,346 career points and averaged 26.9 ppg during senior season, both school records ... Averaged 12.1 rebounds during senior season and grabbed 1,201 over career ... Shot 87.8 percent (137-156) from the free throw line senior season ... Scored 44 points in one game and had 22 rebounds in another ... Shot 58.9 percent from the field over career ... Nike All-America selection in 2005 and a Nike “Top 100” player in 2004 ... Led the Eagles to a 64-3 record and back-to-back state titles in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ... Named to the Arizona State All-Tournament team three straight years ... A three-time Arizona Republic and Tribune all-state selection ... Also a three-time Arizona Republic Small-School Player of the Year ... Fourtime team MVP ... A four-time all-region selection ... As a junior, averaged 19.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.5 assists per game ... Was listed as a small forward to watch following the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis ... Also a standout golfer, helped team to state runner-up finish in 2003 ... National Honor Society member ... Honor student with a 4.0 grade-point-average ... High school coach was Bob Fredericks.

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Opponent Central Arkansas Texas A&M-CC at Brown at Butler UC Riverside Florida State DePaul UMKC at Stanford SMU at Penn State Michigan State at Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Chicago State at Iowa Illinois Michigan Ohio State at Minnesota at Indiana Iowa at Purdue at Ohio State vs. Minnesota at Tulsa

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FT 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-2 5-7 3-5 0-1 0-2 1-2 3-3 0-0 5-6 2-3 3-4 9-9 8-9 1-1 5-8 1-2 0-0 0-1 2-2 12-13 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 6-6 2-2

Reb Pts 8 15 4 18 3 10 7 3 5 14 8 15 6 25 8 22 6 15 3 9 6 11 4 17 5 9 2 16 3 20 4 31 7 21 2 19 2 7 6 15 3 8 5 14 3 23 4 26 1 5 3 10 9 16 8 16 2 13 6 21 5 17

A 1 3 3 3 0 7 1 1 2 5 2 2 2 0 4 1 5 2 1 6 0 4 1 3 2 3 3 2 0 1 6

TO 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 2 0 4 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 4 2 2

B 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0

S Min 3 25 0 30 1 39 2 38 0 32 2 38 1 31 1 37 1 38 0 25 1 38 4 37 2 31 2 37 1 33 4 38 2 36 3 37 1 30 0 35 1 26 0 37 3 45 3 35 1 22 0 28 1 35 0 34 1 38 0 35 0 40-

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Cornell * 4-7 1-3 1-2 DePaul * 4-7 1-3 0-0 at Stanford * 2-9 1-3 0-0 Brown * 5-9 1-2 0-0 North Florida * 3-7 0-2 0-0 Miami (Fla.) * 3-5 0-0 1-2 Western Michigan * 7-13 2-5 9-10 Wheaton (Ill.) * 5-10 1-4 1-1 vs. Tennessee Tech * 9-20 5-11 0-0 vs. PR-Mayaguez * 8-12 0-2 0-0 vs. Utah * 8-11 5-5 1-1 Loyola (Md.) * 4-9 1-2 2-2 Northwestern State * 9-10 0-1 1-2 at Penn State * 0-3 0-1 0-0 Michigan * 3-13 1-5 3-3 at Michigan State * 3-8 1-3 0-0 Wisconsin at Ohio State at Minnesota 6-12 1-3 0-0 Ohio State * 4-9 2-7 0-0 Minnesota * 6-7 3-3 0-0 at Wisconsin * 10-17 3-7 1-1 Illinois * 4-9 1-3 0-0 Penn State * 6-11 3-6 1-2 at Iowa * 7-18 0-3 0-1 at Illinois * 4-13 1-7 0-0 UT-Pan American * 6-10 4-6 2-2 Purdue * 8-18 2-5 6-7 Indiana * 6-15 1-4 0-0 at Purdue * 7-15 1-6 0-0 vs. Michigan State * 5-9 3-4 2-3

Reb Pts DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2 11 6 11 7 17 5 34 14 19 6 8 6 17 3 3 5 29 4 12 5 22 6 14 2 4 7 13 5 12 5 37 6 16 7 10 2 15 3 17 8 13

A

TO

B

S Min

2 1 1 1 7 2 2 1 0 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 3

2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 3 1 3 0 3 2 2 1 2 2 2

1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2

1 23 1 33 3 34 1 402 37 2 32 1 36 1 25 0 38 0 31 1 39 1 32 5 36 0 36 0 36 1 39 1 20 0 35 1 37 3 35 2 40

Reb Pts 7 10 3 9 1 5 1 11 6 6 4 7 7 25 5 12 7 23 9 16 2 22 5 11 7 19 6 0 5 10 3 7 DNP DNP 4 13 2 10 3 15 7 24 3 9 10 16 11 14 5 9 8 18 4 24 8 13 3 15 6 15

A 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 6 2 0 2 3

TO 0 1 0 1 3 1 7 1 2 0 2 1 1 2 2 1

B 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

S Min 1 32 0 25 0 21 2 21 1 17 2 24 2 43 3 35 1 37 0 34 0 26 4 33 3 23 0 27 1 28 3 26

1 3 2 4 0 3 2 0 0 2 2 2 1

1 1 2 1 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 2

1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 0

1 3 0 3 2 1 0 2 1 2 4 3 1

29 32 33 38 34 34 37 35 32 38 39 34 34

COBLE’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2006-07 29-28 901-31.1 2007-08 21-19 734-35.0 2008-09 31-31 1060-34.2 CAREER 81-78 2695-33.3

Total 3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg 156-316 .494 45-116 .388 31-39 .795 25-127 152-5.2 130-270 .481 35-90 .389 39-48 .813 20-94 114-5.4 179-379 .472 47-119 .395 76-99 .768 22-126 148-4.8 465-965 .482 127-325 .391 146-186 .785 67-347 414-5.1

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PF 49 46 48 143

FO Ast 0 46 0 37 0 76 0 159

TO Blk Stl 41 21 46 32 9 27 43 19 41 116 49 114

Pts-Avg 388-13.4 334-15.9 481-15.5 1203-14.9

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2009-10 wildcats JEREMY NASH

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6-4 • 191 • Sr. Guard Chicago, Ill. Marist 2008-09 Came off the bench in all 31 games ... Ranked 13th in Big Ten games with an average of 1.18 steals per game despite not being a starter ... Had at least one steal in 18 of the last 24 games, including three or more in four games over a seven-game span from Jan. 15-Feb. 4 ... Had a stellar allaround game in a win over No. 18 Minnesota (1/18), posting nine points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 29 minutes of action ... Handed out a career-high four assists to go along with season highs of 10 points and three steals in a win over Indiana (1/28) ... Scored nine points, including a late slashing layup in a win over Wisconsin (1/31) ... Had a Big Ten season-high seven steals in a win over Chicago State (2/4) ... Tied a season high with 10 points in a win at Indiana (2/25).

2007-08 Saw playing time in 20 contests ... Made first career start vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament (3/13) ... Missed first eight games of the season due to injury ... Posted a career-high 12 points to go along with three rebounds at No. 11 Indiana (2/3) ... Notched eight points, including 3-for-3 shooting from the field, vs. Minnesota (2/6) ... Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds at No. 11 Michigan State (2/9), surpassing previous high of four ... Tallied nine points, eight rebounds and a season-high three steals against Ohio State (2/13) ... Also had three steals to go along with five points and six rebounds vs. Iowa (3/4).

2006-07 Played in 26 games off the bench ... Averaged 2.4 points while averaging 10.4 minutes per game ... Enjoyed best game offensively with 10 points at Penn State (1/3) ... Scored six points in the win over Utah at the San Juan Shootout (12/21) ... Scored seven points and grabbed a season-high four rebounds in the road loss at No. 4 Ohio State (1/17).

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Averaged 16.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.1 steals as a senior ... Finished as Marist’s third all-time leading scorer (1,241 points) and also is third on the all-time assists list with 314 ... Only the fourth player in Marist history to play varsity basketball all four years ... A two-time Class AA all-state selection and Daily Southtown all-area selection in 2005 and 2006 ... Three-time East Suburban Catholic all-conference choice ... Led the RedHawks to a 70-16 record in three full seasons on the varsity squad (Marist was 17-60 the three years prior) ... Guided Marist to three straight 20-win seasons for the first time in school history ... Member of the Ferrari 2006 AAU 17 and Under National Championship team ... High school coach was Gene Nolan ... Ranked in the top 20 on the ChicagoHoops.com list of top prospects in Illinois ... Averaged 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and three assists as a junior and 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds as a sophomore in helping Marist to back-to-back Class AA regional titles ... Was called up to varsity halfway through freshman season and averaged 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds ... Named to the Class AA All-State fourth team as voted by the Illinois Basketball Coaches ... ChicagoHoops.com All-Lockdown first team ... Also a four-year letterwinner playing wide receiver on the football team and one year playing baseball.

Personal Born Jeremy J. Nash on 12/1/1987 ... Son of James and Lynette Nash ... Also considered Dayton, Loyola and Ball State ... Major is learning and organizational change.

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2009-10 wildcats 2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent GS Central Arkansas Texas A&M-CC at Brown at Butler UC Riverside Florida State DePaul UMKC at Stanford SMU at Penn State Michigan State at Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Chicago State at Iowa Illinois Michigan Ohio State at Minnesota at Indiana Iowa at Purdue at Ohio State vs. Minnesota at Tulsa

FG 0-0 0-0 1-6 2-5 0-2 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-3 0-1 0-0 1-4 1-6 3-4 0-3 1-2 4-5 3-4 2-5 2-4 1-3 1-4 2-5 3-7 2-3 0-1 1-3 1-3 3-6 2-4

3FG 0-0 0-0 1-4 1-2 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 1-3 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-2 1-2

FT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 3-4 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-2 0-0 2-2 5-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0

Reb Pts 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 3 3 2 0 2 0 3 0 4 2 0 3 6 9 3 0 6 2 3 10 1 9 3 5 2 5 2 4 2 4 3 4 2 9 2 10 3 0 1 2 2 2 3 8 2 5

A 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 4 0 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 0

TO 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 1

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0

S Min 0 15 0 2 0 16 1 19 0 7 0 6 0 2 1 5 1 15 1 14 1 7 0 14 1 22 3 28 3 29 1 28 2 31 3 29 1 30 7 22 0 20 0 20 1 21 2 24 0 21 2 26 0 20 0 15 1 15 2 31 1 25

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Stanford DNP at DePaul DNP Benedictine DNP Brown DNP at Virginia DNP Savannah State DNP Arkansas State DNP at Western Michigan DNP Howard 0-0 0-0 0-0 Penn State DNP at Ohio State DNP at Minnesota 1-5 0-4 0-0 Michigan 2-4 0-1 2-2 at Chicago State 1-2 0-0 0-0 at Wisconsin 0-1 0-1 2-2 Michigan State 0-0 0-0 1-2 at Illinois 2-5 0-2 0-0 UT-Pan American 1-3 0-1 0-1 at Indiana 4-5 2-3 2-2 Minnesota 3-3 0-0 2-2 at Michigan State 0-3 0-1 2-2 Ohio State 3-6 1-3 2-2 Purdue 1-2 0-0 0-0 at Iowa 1-1 0-0 1-1 Indiana 0-2 0-0 0-0 at Michigan 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Purdue 0-1 0-0 0-0 Iowa 1-1 1-1 2-4 Wisconsin 2-3 0-0 0-0 vs. Minnesota * 2-3 1-1 0-0

Reb Pts

A

TO

B

S Min

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0

0

0

0

1

1

4

0 1 2 0 3 2 2 3 1 10 8 2 6 3 3 0 6 3 2

2 6 2 2 1 4 2 12 8 2 9 2 3 0 0 0 5 4 5

0 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 1 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 4

2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0

7 3 11 9 9 17 18 27 18 29 29 28 20 16 18 15 27 29 22

2006-07 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Cornell 0-0 0-0 0-0 DePaul at Stanford 1-3 0-1 0-0 Brown 1-3 0-2 0-0 North Florida 1-3 0-2 0-0 Miami (Fla.) 1-3 1-2 0-1 Western Michigan 0-2 0-1 2-2 Wheaton (Ill.) 0-1 0-1 0-0 vs. Tennessee Tech 0-2 0-2 0-0 vs. PR-Mayaguez 2-2 1-1 0-0 vs. Utah 2-2 0-0 2-2 Loyola (Md.) 0-0 0-0 0-0 Northwestern State 2-7 1-5 0-0 at Penn State 3-7 1-5 3-6 Michigan 1-5 1-3 0-0 at Michigan State 0-1 0-1 0-0 Wisconsin 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Ohio State 3-6 1-3 0-0 at Minnesota 0-2 0-1 0-0 Ohio State Minnesota at Wisconsin 2-4 0-0 0-0 Illinois 1-4 0-3 0-0 Penn State at Iowa 1-4 0-1 0-0 at Illinois 0-2 0-1 0-0 UT-Pan American 0-0 0-0 0-0 Purdue 0-0 0-0 0-0 Indiana at Purdue 3-5 1-1 1-1 vs. Michigan State 0-1 0-0 0-0

Reb Pts 1 0 DNP 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 6 0 0 3 5 0 10 1 3 0 0 3 0 4 7 1 0 DNP DNP 2 4 1 2 DNP 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 2 8 2 0

A 0

TO 0

B 0

S Min 0 2

0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0

4 13 6 9 8 4 13 17 8 2 20 17 13 7 4 14 5

2 1

2 0

0 0

0 0

25 19

2 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 2 0 0

15 14 0+ 5

0 0

0 1

0 0

2 0

15 7

NASH’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2006-07 26-0 266-10.2 2007-08 20-1 356-17.8 2008-09 31-0 579-18.7 CAREER 77-1 1201-15.6

Total FG-FGA Pct 24-70 .343 24-51 .471 39-97 .402 87-218 .399

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg 7-36 .194 8-12 .667 9-20 29-1.1 5-18 .278 16-20 .800 22-35 57-2.9 14-41 .341 17-26 .654 22-47 69-2.2 26-95 .274 41-58 .707 53-102 155-2.0

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PF 30 48 74 152

FO Ast 0 11 1 27 3 34 4 72

TO 11 16 25 52

Blk Stl 5 18 3 18 6 35 14 71

Pts-Avg 63-2.4 69-3.5 109-3.5 241-3.1

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2009-10 wildcats JEFF RYAN

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6-6 • 201 • Sr. Guard/Forward Glenview, Ill. Glenbrook South 2008-09 Appeared in 28 of 31 games off the bench ... Tallied 10 points and tied a career high with six free throws made in seven attempts vs. Central Arkansas (11/16) ... Provided a boost off the bench with nine points, a career-high eight rebounds and three assists in a season-high 24 minutes of action in a win over Florida State (12/3) ... Scored eight points and had a pair of steals at Stanford (12/20) ... Posted season highs of four assists and three steals at Iowa (2/7) ... Contributed six points and a pair of rebounds in a win at No. 19 Purdue (3/4) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08 Played in the first 22 games, including making 12 starts, before missing the final eight contests due to injury ... Led team with a .575 field goal percentage ... Handed out a career-best five assists in the season-opener against then-No. 20 Stanford (11/15) ... Tallied a career-best 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a victory over Benedictine (11/20) ... Connected on all four field goal attempts en route to scoring eight points and tying a season high with five rebounds against Texas-Pan American (1/30) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2006-07 Played in 30 games and started 10 straight, all Big Ten games ... Averaged 5.1 points and shot 47 percent from the field ... Third on team with 32 steals ... Ranked 15th in the Big Ten with 1.1 steals per game ... Finished ninth among league freshman in scoring, sixth in FG percentage and fifth in steals ... In first career start, netted a season-high 18 points in the narrow loss to No. 3 Wisconsin ... Was 8-of-12 from the field in that game ... Had 10 points in the win over Texas-Pan American (2/21) and 11 on 5-of-6 from the floor against Indiana (2/28) ... Grabbed a seasonhigh six rebounds in the loss at No. 4 Ohio State (1/17) ... Had nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in the road win against Minnesota (1/20).

High School Four-year letterwinner ... Averaged 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals as a senior ... Finished career ranked fourth on Glenbrook South’s all-time scoring list and is the fifth player in school history to score over 1,000 points ... Was a special mention Chicago Sun-Times all-state selection and honorable mention Associated Press all-state selection ... Named to the IBCA all-state second team ... A two-time allCentral Suburban League choice and South Division Player of the Year ... Member of the 2006 City Suburban All-Star Team ... Led team to the CSL South Conference championship in 2004-05 ... Was listed as the No. 1 small forward and the No. 10 player overall in the state by ChicagoHoops.com ... Averaged 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in 2004 and led Glenbrook South to a 23-5 record and the regional championship during his junior campaign ... A three-year member of the Illinois Warriors AAU team, leading team to a second place finish in the National AAU Super Showcase ... Special mention 2005 Boys Class AA All-State selection ... High school coach was John Meyer.

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Personal Born Jeffrey B. Ryan on 7/11/1988 ... Son of Sue and Jeff Ryan ... Father played basketball at Stanford ... Also considered DePaul, Loyola and Saint Louis ... Major is learning and organizational change.

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Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Central Arkansas 2-4 0-0 6-7 Texas A&M-CC 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Brown at Butler 1-2 0-0 0-0 UC Riverside 1-1 0-0 1-2 Florida State 3-6 0-0 3-7 DePaul 0-3 0-0 0-1 UMKC 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Stanford 3-6 0-2 2-3 SMU 3-4 0-1 0-0 at Penn State 1-2 0-1 0-0 Michigan State 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Wisconsin 0-1 0-0 0-0 Purdue 0-2 0-0 3-4 Minnesota 0-1 0-0 1-2 at Michigan State 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Michigan 1-1 0-0 0-1 Indiana 0-0 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin Chicago State 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Iowa 0-1 0-0 4-4 Illinois Michigan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ohio State 0-1 0-1 0-0 at Minnesota 0-1 0-0 1-2 at Indiana 0-0 0-0 0-0 Iowa 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Purdue 3-4 0-0 0-0 at Ohio State 0-0 0-0 0-0 vs. Minnesota 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Tulsa 0-0 0-0 1-2

2007-08 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Stanford 3-6 0-1 0-2 at DePaul 3-3 1-1 0-2 Benedictine 8-11 1-1 3-3 Brown 3-4 0-0 0-0 at Virginia * 0-1 0-0 1-5 Savannah State * 4-6 1-1 2-3 Arkansas State * 1-3 0-1 2-5 at Western Michigan * 3-7 0-1 0-0 Howard * 5-8 0-0 0-0 Penn State * 4-6 1-2 0-2 at Ohio State * 2-3 0-0 0-0 at Minnesota * 1-3 0-0 1-4 Michigan * 1-3 0-1 0-0 at Chicago State * 3-5 0-0 0-0 at Wisconsin * 0-2 0-1 0-0 Michigan State 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Illinois 1-1 0-0 0-0 UT-Pan American 4-4 0-0 0-0 at Indiana * 1-3 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Michigan State 3-7 0-0 0-0 Ohio State 0-1 0-0 0-0 Purdue at Iowa Indiana at Michigan at Purdue Iowa Wisconsin vs. Minnesota

Reb Pts 0 10 0 0 DNP 1 2 2 3 8 9 4 0 0 0 3 8 5 6 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 3 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 DNP 0 0 2 4 DNP 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 2 0 2 0 2 1

A 1 1

TO 0 1

B 1 0

S Min 0 17 0 7

2 0 3 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0

1 1 0 1 2 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

8 15 24 17 14 25 25 14 9 8 20 6 7 14 1

0 4

0 0

0 0

0 3

4 18

0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0

6 16 18 6 1 14 16 11 8

Reb Pts 4 6 3 7 5 20 4 6 4 1 3 11 1 4 1 6 4 10 5 9 1 4 3 3 2 2 5 6 1 0 2 0 4 2 5 8 1 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

A 5 1 4 0 2 2 1 2 4 0 2 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 0

TO 1 0 2 0 3 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 1

B 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

S Min 1 32 1 37 0 22 1 33 0 23 2 38 0 24 2 27 3 20 0 38 0 17 0 24 0 17 3 36 0 19 0 11 0 23 2 27 0 9 0 4 0 33 0 9

2006-07 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Cornell 1-1 0-0 0-0 DePaul 2-4 0-1 0-0 at Stanford 3-6 1-2 1-5 Brown 2-4 0-1 0-1 North Florida 3-9 0-2 1-2 Miami (Fla.) 1-2 1-2 0-0 Western Michigan 0-1 0-0 0-0 Wheaton (Ill.) 1-3 0-1 0-0 vs. Tennessee Tech 1-1 0-0 0-0 vs. PR-Mayaguez 0-1 0-1 0-0 vs. Utah 1-1 0-0 1-2 Loyola (Md.) 3-3 1-1 2-3 Northwestern State 2-5 0-1 5-7 at Penn State Michigan 0-1 0-1 1-2 at Michigan State 2-4 1-3 3-4 Wisconsin * 8-12 1-2 1-3 at Ohio State * 1-7 0-1 0-0 at Minnesota * 4-6 0-2 1-1 Ohio State * 0-3 0-0 0-0 Minnesota * 3-9 0-1 1-2 at Wisconsin * 3-5 0-0 0-1 Illinois * 3-4 0-0 0-0 Penn State * 0-0 0-0 1-2 at Iowa * 2-4 0-0 3-3 at Illinois * 1-6 1-3 0-0 UT-Pan American 2-3 0-0 6-7 Purdue 2-4 1-1 0-0 Indiana 5-6 0-0 1-2 at Purdue 0-3 0-0 0-0 Michigan State 2-6 0-1 1-1

Reb Pts 1 2 0 4 0 8 2 4 3 7 4 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 9 4 9 DNP 1 1 1 8 3 18 6 2 4 9 3 0 5 7 5 6 2 6 1 1 2 7 3 3 3 10 1 5 5 11 3 0 0 5

A 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0

TO 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 2 13 1 13 1 24 2 19 1 23 1 14 0 11 0 7 0 5 1 13 0 14 0 13 3 18

1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 3

0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 1 3

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2 3 4 1 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1

13 24 37 28 32 23 26 30 31 24 23 32 24 26 33 24 33

RYAN’S CAREER STATS Total Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 2006-07 30-10 650-21.7 58-124 .468 2007-08 22-12 523-23.8 50-87 .575 2008-09 28-0 349-12.5 18-43 .419 CAREER 80-22 1522-19.0 126-254 .496

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg 7-27 .259 29-48 .604 16-50 66-2.2 4-10 .400 9-26 .346 11-50 61-2.8 0-5 .000 22-35 .629 17-31 48-1.7 11-42 .262 60-109 .550 44-131 175-2.2

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PF 34 48 40 122

FO Ast 0 28 3 39 0 30 3 97

TO 31 31 20 82

Blk Stl 1 32 11 15 3 15 15 62

Pts-Avg 152-5.1 113-5.1 58-2.1 323-4.0

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2009-10 wildcats MICHAEL THOMPSON

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5-10 • 190 • Jr. Guard Chicago, Ill. Lincoln Park 2008-09 Started all 31 games ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten with a 2.19 assist-toturnover ratio ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week March 2 after averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in wins over Indiana and Iowa ... Handed out at least six assists six times ... Scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half at Brown (11/22), connecting on 6-of-7 field goal attempts to go along with five assists and no turnovers ... Posted a teamhigh 12 points at Butler (11/25) ... Hauled in a season-high six rebounds to go along with eight points, four assists and three steals in a win over UC Riverside (12/1) ... Dished out a season-high eight assists in a win over DePaul (12/6) ... Had solid all-around game at Penn State (12/31), posting 10 points, six assists, five rebounds, three steals and no turnovers ... Tallied a season-high 20 points in an upset win at No. 7 Michigan State (1/21) ... Handed out seven assists in a win over Wisconsin (1/31) and again in a victory over Ohio State (2/18).

2007-08 Started all 30 games as a true freshman ... Set a Northwestern freshman record with 128 assists, the fifth-best school season total overall ... Handed out seven or more assists in a game seven times, including becoming just the third player in school history to post two games with nine assists or more in the same season ... Led all Big Ten freshmen in assists (4.27 pg), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.97) and minutes played (35.5 pg), was third in 3-point field goal percentage (.433) and fifth in scoring (11.6 ppg) ... Ranked second on team with 34 steals ... Scored 16 points, all in the second half, in first collegiate game against then-No. 20 Stanford (11/15) ... Scored career-best 24 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, at DePaul (11/17) ... Enjoyed solid all-around performance in his first career Big Ten game against Penn State (1/2), scoring 17 points and handing out a careerbest 10 assists while committing just one turnover in 40 minutes of action.

High School Rated the No. 13 prospect in Illinois by ChicagoHoops.com ... Averaged 18 points, seven assists, four steals and five rebounds in his senior season ... A 2007 IBCA third-team All-State selection ... Also a first-team all-city and first-team all-Chicago Public League choice ... Team MVP as a senior ... Named the MVP of the 2006 Bigger Dipper Tournament ... Became the first player ever to be named to the Bigger Dipper all-tournament team all four years ... Named the MVP of the 2005 St. Rita Holiday Tournament after averaging 22 points and five assist in four games ... Fourth-team all-city selection and first-team all-conference as a junior ... Led his team to a 16-12 record and a third place finish in the league ... Also a first-team all-conference selection as a sophomore ... Recorded career highs of 33 points, 13 assists and 10 boards ... High School coach was Tom Livatino ... Member of the Rising Stars AAU team four years, playing along side current Northwestern teammate Mike Capocci ... Member of the National Honor Society and Chicago Public League All-Academic Team.

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Personal Born Michael Jovan Thompson on 2/9/1989 ... Parents are Gina and Joel Thompson ... Goes by the nickname “Juice” ... Chose Northwestern over Oklahoma State, Dayton, Tulsa, Bradley and Clemson ... Majoring in communication studies.

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2009-10 wildcats 2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent Central Arkansas Texas A&M-CC at Brown at Butler UC Riverside Florida State DePaul UMKC at Stanford SMU at Penn State Michigan State at Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Chicago State at Iowa Illinois Michigan Ohio State at Minnesota at Indiana Iowa at Purdue at Ohio State vs. Minnesota at Tulsa

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FG 4-6 2-10 6-7 4-8 2-6 1-6 3-5 5-9 2-6 5-9 4-6 4-13 2-7 2-6 3-7 6-13 6-13 5-9 2-5 3-9 0-3 4-11 4-8 1-5 3-8 4-5 4-8 4-9 4-8 3-9 2-5

2007-08 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent GS Stanford * at DePaul * Benedictine * Brown * at Virginia * Savannah State * Arkansas State * at Western Michigan * Howard * Penn State * at Ohio State * at Minnesota * Michigan * at Chicago State * at Wisconsin * Michigan State * at Illinois * UT-Pan American * at Indiana * Minnesota * at Michigan State * Ohio State * Purdue * at Iowa * Indiana * at Michigan * at Purdue * Iowa * Wisconsin * vs. Minnesota *

FG 6-14 8-14 3-4 5-12 5-17 1-8 5-8 5-7 3-8 5-9 3-11 4-10 6-14 4-7 5-11 0-6 5-12 5-9 3-9 7-8 3-7 4-7 4-12 2-6 6-13 1-7 1-4 5-10 5-13 5-9

3FG 2-3 0-4 2-2 2-4 1-5 0-1 4-7 3-6 0-1 3-5 2-3 2-8 0-3 1-2 1-3 4-8 4-8 3-5 1-2 1-3 0-1 1-4 1-3 1-2 2-5 2-3 4-7 2-5 2-5 0-2 0-1

FT 0-0 5-6 1-2 2-2 3-4 2-4 0-0 4-4 3-4 1-2 0-0 1-4 2-2 1-3 1-4 4-5 0-0 2-2 2-4 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-6 2-2 2-3 2-3 2-2 0-1

Reb Pts 1 10 1 9 0 15 1 12 6 8 3 4 4 7 4 17 1 7 4 14 5 10 4 11 4 6 1 6 1 8 1 20 1 16 0 15 1 7 1 9 3 0 2 9 2 9 1 3 0 8 2 16 2 14 1 12 1 12 1 8 1 4

A 4 1 5 2 4 2 8 6 6 1 6 3 2 3 3 3 3 5 7 5 3 5 3 7 1 5 4 2 2 1 2

TO 0 1 0 3 2 2 1 1 6 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 7 1 1 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

S Min 1 21 2 33 2 39 0 31 3 34 0 28 1 34 0 38 0 34 2 37 3 35 0 37 1 29 2 25 2 36 1 38 0 37 2 31 1 39 0 31 1 34 1 37 0 28 3 30 1 30 3 31 2 402 33 2 37 2 26 0 26

3FG 1-3 5-8 0-1 3-5 3-9 1-5 3-4 1-1 2-6 1-2 3-8 1-2 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-1 2-3 0-3 1-3 2-3 1-4 2-2 2-4 0-2 1-5 0-3 1-2 2-2 2-4 3-4

FT 3-5 3-5 1-1 1-2 1-2 9-12 2-4 0-1 0-0 6-6 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-1 5-8 0-0 1-2 8-11 0-0 3-5 3-4 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 0-1 2-2 1-3 0-0

Reb Pts 3 16 4 24 0 7 1 14 3 14 0 12 1 15 0 11 6 8 2 17 2 10 4 9 3 14 4 8 3 16 0 0 1 13 7 18 1 7 1 19 1 10 1 12 1 10 3 4 1 15 1 2 1 3 4 14 2 13 0 13

A 4 2 7 9 2 6 8 4 3 10 3 4 7 3 5 2 2 7 3 7 2 2 3 2 4 3 4 2 5 3

TO 0 3 3 2 4 3 4 0 2 1 3 6 4 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 5 4

B 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 2 35 0 37 0 28 3 40 0 37 1 40 1 36 1 40 2 26 2 40 1 40 3 35 1 39 0 32 1 40 1 27 1 37 0 37 0 37 1 38 2 36 1 31 1 37 2 37 2 40 0 35 1 23 2 31 1 37 1 37

THOMPSON’S CAREER STATS Total Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 2007-08 30-30 1065-35.5 124-286 .434 2008-09 31-31 1019-32.9 104-239 .435 CAREER 61-61 2084-34.2 228-525 .434

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg 45-104 .433 55-86 .640 14-47 61-2.0 48-115 .417 50-71 .704 11-49 60-1.9 93-219 .425 105-157 .669 25-96 121-2.0

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PF 84 93 177

FO 2 4 6

Ast 128 114 242

TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg 65 2 34 348-11.6 52 2 40 306-9.9 117 4 74 654-10.7

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6-6 • 195 • Jr. Forward Lombard, Ill. Glenbard East 2008-09 Appeared in 16 games ... Scored seven points in a season-opening win over Central Arkansas (11/16) ... Grabbed a season-high three rebounds to go along with three points and a steal vs. Chicago State (2/4) ... Dished out a season-high two assists and had two steals at Minnesota (2/22) ... Connected on nine of 12 free throw attempts ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08 Appeared in 24 games ... Started five games as a true freshman, including the team’s first four contests ... Scored eight points in collegiate debut vs. No. 20 Stanford (11/15) ... Enjoyed his best all-around performance in a win over Benedictine (11/20), posting career bests of 12 points, six assists, five rebounds and a team season-high seven steals ... Recorded nine points and three steals in a win over Savannah State (12/1) ... Scored eight points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in just 12 minutes of action at Minnesota (1/9).

High School 2007 IBCA first-team All-State and Associated Press third-team selection ... Two-time DuPage Valley Conference Player of the Year ... 2007 Chicago Sun-Times All-Area ... Averaged 18.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.4 assists for Glenbard East ... Totaled 1,475 points, 687 rebounds, 211 steals and 205 assists in his last three years ... Four-year letterwinner ... Recorded game highs of 35 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists ... Participated in the IBCA all-state, Windy City Hoops and Chicago City-Suburban All-Star games ... Third-team all-state selection as a junior ... Named the MVP of the Lemont Christmas Classic after averaging 26 points and nine rebounds ... Led team to a 68-16 record in three years on the varsity, including a school record with 25 wins in 2006-07 ... Posted career highs of 35 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists ... Unanimous allconference, all-DuPage County and honorable mention all-state selection as a sophomore ... Also named to the District 87 all-tournament team ... High school coach was Scott Miller ... Member of the Illinois Defenders AAU squad for four years and also the Rising Stars, playing alongside fellow recruit Michael Thompson ... 2007 Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete ... Ranked 24th in his class of 597 students ... Member of the Spanish Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta (math honors society) ... Given the President’s Award for academic excellence.

Personal Born Michael William Capocci on 9/2/1988 ... Parents are Robert and Meredith Capocci ... Chose Northwestern over Stanford, Marquette, Loyola, Wisconsin and Wyoming ... Major is economics.

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Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Central Arkansas 2-2 0-0 3-4 Texas A&M-CC 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Brown 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Butler 0-0 0-0 0-0 UC Riverside 2-5 0-1 0-0 Florida State 0-2 0-0 0-0 DePaul 1-1 0-0 0-0 UMKC at Stanford SMU 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Penn State Michigan State 0-0 0-0 2-2 at Wisconsin 0-1 0-1 2-2 Purdue Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan Indiana Wisconsin 0-0 0-0 1-2 Chicago State 1-1 0-0 1-2 at Iowa 0-0 0-0 0-0 Illinois 0-0 0-0 0-0 Michigan Ohio State at Minnesota 1-1 0-0 0-0 at Indiana 0-0 0-0 0-0 Iowa at Purdue at Ohio State vs. Minnesota at Tulsa

2007-08 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Stanford * 4-6 0-0 0-2 at DePaul * 0-5 0-1 0-0 Benedictine * 4-8 1-2 3-5 Brown * 0-0 0-0 3-4 at Virginia 3-6 0-1 1-2 Savannah State 3-4 0-0 3-4 Arkansas State * 1-1 0-0 2-4 at Western Michigan 1-1 1-1 0-0 Howard 1-6 0-0 0-0 Penn State at Ohio State 1-3 0-0 0-0 at Minnesota 3-4 0-0 2-2 Michigan 1-2 0-0 2-3 at Chicago State 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Wisconsin Michigan State 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Illinois 0-1 0-1 0-0 UT-Pan American at Indiana Minnesota 0-0 0-0 0-2 at Michigan State 0-0 0-0 0-2 Ohio State Purdue 1-1 0-0 0-1 at Iowa 0-2 0-0 2-2 Indiana 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Michigan 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Purdue 1-1 0-0 0-1 Iowa 1-1 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 0-0 0-0 0-0 vs. Minnesota

Reb Pts 2 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 2 2 DNP DNP 0 0 DNP 0 2 0 2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 DNP DNP 1 2 0 0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

A 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

TO 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

S Min 1 13 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 10 1 2 2 5

1

1

0

2

6

1 0

0 1

0 0

1 0

6 6

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0

3 6 2 4

2 1

0 0

0 0

2 0

8 1

Reb Pts 1 8 0 0 5 12 1 3 5 7 1 9 1 4 1 3 1 2 DNP 2 2 8 8 0 4 0 0 DNP 0 0 0 0 DNP DNP 4 0 0 0 DNP 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 DNP

A 0 1 6 0 2 0 1 0 1

TO 4 2 2 3 2 1 1 0 1

B 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 1 15 0 19 7 24 1 12 0 21 3 13 0 13 0 2 0 14

2 0 1 0

2 3 0 0

0 0 0 0

1 1 1 0

15 12 11 6

1 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

4 11

2 0

2 0

1 0

0 0

16 1

1 0 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1

5 8 1 1 6 3 7

CAPOCCI’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2007-08 24-5 240-10.0 2008-09 16-0 78-4.9 TOTAL 40-5 318-8.0

Total FG-FGA Pct 25-54 .463 7-13 .538 32-67 .478

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg 2-6 .333 18-34 .529 15-18 33-1.4 0-2 .000 9-12 .750 7-7 14-0.9 2-8 .250 27-46 .587 22-25 47-1.2

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TO 26 4 30

Blk Stl 3 16 1 10 4 26

Pts-Avg 70-2.9 23-1.4 93-2.3

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IVAN PELJUSIC 6-8 • 215 • Jr. Forward Zadar, Croatia V. Nazor Gymnasium 2008-09

Came off the bench each of the first 18 games of the season and 24 overall ... Enjoyed solid all-around performance at Butler, scoring 11 points, grabbing six rebounds and handing out three assists in 29 minutes of action ... Scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting with two rebounds and two assists in just eight minutes of action in a win over Central Arkansas (11/16) ... Tallied 10 points, including eight in a one-minute stretch during the second half, in a win over Florida State (12/3) ... Posted seven points and team highs of six rebounds and four assists vs. Purdue (1/15).

2007-08 Appeared in 17 games and made nine starts as a redshirt freshman ... Made first career start against Ohio State (2/13) ... Handed out career-best 7 assists vs. No. 15 Indiana (2/23) ... Posted career highs of 13 points and seven rebounds in a win at Michigan (2/26) ... Scored all 13 of his teamhigh point total in the first half at No. 16 Purdue (3/1) ... Tallied 6 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in a season-high 32 minutes of action vs. Iowa (3/4) ... Posted 8 points and 5 rebounds in 10 minutes against Howard (12/20).

2006-07 Did not see any game action.

High School Member of club team KK Borik-Puntamika that finished seventh at the Croatian Championships ... Averaged 15.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists senior year.

Personal Born Ivan Peljusic on 8/6/1987 ... Parents are Ksenija Peljusic and the late Davor Peljusic ... Major is communication studies.

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Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Central Arkansas 3-3 1-1 0-0 Texas A&M-CC 0-1 0-1 0-0 at Brown 0-1 0-1 0-0 at Butler 5-8 0-0 1-2 UC Riverside 0-3 0-1 0-0 Florida State 3-7 1-1 3-4 DePaul 0-3 0-1 0-0 UMKC 1-3 0-1 0-0 at Stanford 0-1 0-0 0-0 SMU 0-0 0-0 1-2 at Penn State 0-0 0-0 1-2 Michigan State 0-0 0-0 0-1 at Wisconsin 0-0 0-0 1-2 Purdue 3-5 1-2 0-0 Minnesota 2-2 0-0 0-0 at Michigan State 2-2 0-0 0-0 at Michigan 1-2 0-0 0-0 Indiana 1-1 0-0 1-2 Wisconsin Chicago State 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Iowa Illinois Michigan 2-6 0-0 0-4 Ohio State at Minnesota 0-1 0-0 0-1 at Indiana Iowa at Purdue 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Ohio State vs. Minnesota 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Tulsa 0-0 0-0 0-0

2007-08 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Stanford at DePaul Benedictine 2-3 0-1 0-2 Brown at Virginia 0-2 0-1 0-0 Savannah State Arkansas State 0-1 0-1 0-0 at Western Michigan Howard 4-7 0-1 0-0 Penn State at Ohio State at Minnesota 0-0 0-0 2-2 Michigan at Chicago State at Wisconsin Michigan State at Illinois 0-2 0-1 0-2 UT-Pan American at Indiana Minnesota 1-3 0-1 0-0 at Michigan State 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ohio State * 0-0 0-0 0-0 Purdue * 3-7 0-0 2-2 at Iowa * 2-5 0-1 0-0 Indiana * 2-6 0-1 0-0 at Michigan * 5-10 1-2 2-3 at Purdue * 6-12 1-1 0-0 Iowa * 3-7 0-1 0-0 Wisconsin * 0-4 0-2 0-0 vs. Minnesota * 1-3 1-2 0-0

Reb Pts 2 7 1 0 1 0 6 11 0 0 2 10 6 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 6 7 1 4 1 4 1 2 3 3 DNP 1 0 DNP DNP 5 4 DNP 0 0 DNP DNP 0 0 DNP 3 0 1 0

A 2 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 1

TO 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3

B 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

S Min 0 8 0 2 0 6 0 29 0 7 1 20 1 13 2 17 0 4 0 3 0 6 0 7 0 4 0 21 0 8 0 4 0 14 1 15

1

0

0

0

2

3

0

0

2

29

0

0

0

0

8

0

0

0

0

1

0 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

7 1

Reb Pts DNP DNP 2 4 DNP 1 0 DNP 0 0 DNP 5 8 DNP DNP 0 2 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1 0 DNP DNP 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 5 4 3 4 7 13 3 13 6 6 4 0 2 3

A

TO

B

S Min

0

1

0

0

10

1

2

0

0

4

0

1

0

0

2

1

1

0

1

10

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

3

0 0 0 1 0 7 3 0 4 5 3

1 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1

12 1 5 15 14 22 27 26 32 20 26

PELJUSIC’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2007-08 17-9 231-13.6 2008-09 24-0 236-9.8 CAREER 41-9 467-11.4

Total FG-FGA Pct 29-72 .403 23-50 .460 52-122 .426

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg 3-16 .188 6-11 .545 14-29 43-2.5 3-9 .333 8-20 .400 13-33 46-1.9 6-25 .240 14-31 .452 27-62 89-2.2

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PF FO Ast 26 1 25 21 0 21 47 1 46

TO 17 16 33

Blk Stl 1 4 6 7 7 11

Pts-Avg 67-3.9 57-2.4 124-3.0

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MATT STEGER 6-5 • 190 • Sr. Guard/Forward Northfield, Ill. Loyola Academy 2008-09

Appeared in four games off the bench before having season cut short due to injuries ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08 Battled injuries throughout the season and appeared in just two games ... Saw first playing time of the season in a win over Arkansas State (12/3) ... Grabbed a rebound and handed out an assist in a victory over Howard (12/20).

2006-07 Played in eight games ... Scored two points in the win over Northwestern State (12/31) ... Made one free throw at Purdue (3/3).

High School Helped lead Loyola Academy to a 50-10 record over final two seasons ... Three-year letterwinner and team captain ... Averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists his senior season as the Ramblers went 27-4 and captured a regional championship and the Chicago Catholic League title ... A two-time Chicago Catholic League all-conference selection ... High school coach was Bryan Tucker ... Helped his team to a 23-6 record in 2004-05 ... Member of the Illinois Warriors AAU team in the summer of 2005, playing with current NU teammate Jeff Ryan ... Also played golf for two years.

Personal Born Matthew Milberg Steger on 11/7/1987 ... Parents are Peter and Sheila Steger ... Father played baseball at the University of Illinois from 1975-79 ... Grandfather, Russell Steger, was an All-American football player at Illinois from 1946-50 and an all-Big Ten baseball player ... Uncle, Geoff Steger, played football at the University of Michigan from 1970-74 ... Major is learning and organizational change.

2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent GS Central Arkansas Texas A&M-CC UC Riverside DePaul

FG 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

2007-08 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent GS Arkansas State Howard

FG 0-0 0-1

2006-07 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent GS Brown vs. Utah Northwestern State at Penn State at Michigan State at Ohio State Illinois at Purdue

FG 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

3FG 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Reb Pts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 1

TO 0 0 0 0

B 0 0 0 0

S Min 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2

3FG 0-0 0-1

FT 0-0 0-0

Reb Pts 0 0 1 0

A 0 1

TO 0 0

B 0 0

S Min 0 1 0 3

3FG 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2

Reb Pts 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

TO 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 2

STEGER’S CAREER STATS

62

Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2006-07 8-0 14-1.8 2007-08 2-0 4-2.0 2008-09 4-0 5-1.3 CAREER 14-0 23-1.6

Total FG-FGA Pct 1-3 .333 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 1-5 .200

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO Ast 0-1 .000 1-3 .333 0-1 1-0.1 2 0 1 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 1-0.5 2 0 1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0.0 0 0 1 0-2 .000 1-3 .333 0-2 2-0.1 4 0 3

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Blk Stl 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

Pts-Avg 3-0.4 0-0.0 0-0.0 3-0.2


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DavidE CURLETTI 6-9 • 228 • So. Forward Farmington Hills, Mich. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 2008-09

Earned first career start vs. Ohio State (2/18), grabbing a pair of rebounds ... Came off the bench in 16 other contests ... Scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in a season-opening win over Central Arkansas (11/16) ... Posted four points in a win over DePaul (12/6) ... Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes of action at Wisconsin (1/7) ... Played seven minutes in an upset win at No. 20 Michigan State (1/21) ... Handed out a pair of assists at Michigan (1/24).

High School Second-team all-state selection of the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News ... Honorable mention all-state pick of the Associated Press ... Averaged 16.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game ... Helped St. Mary’s to three consecutive Catholic League titles and a berth in the Class A quarterfinals as a senior ... Named to All-Metro North team ... Team MVP ... Four-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... Participated in the Michigan prep all-star game ... Competed on the AAU circuit with The Family ... High school coach was George Poritt.

Personal Born Davide Curletti on 3/21/1990 ... Son of Dario and Maura Curletti ... High school teammate of Michigan State’s Kalin Lucas ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan ... Major is undeclared.

2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Central Arkansas 2-2 1-1 0-0 Texas A&M-CC 1-2 0-0 0-0 at Brown at Butler UC Riverside 0-0 0-0 0-0 Florida State 0-0 0-0 0-0 DePaul 2-3 0-0 0-0 UMKC at Stanford SMU at Penn State Michigan State at Wisconsin 2-4 0-0 0-1 Purdue Minnesota at Michigan State 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Michigan 0-1 0-0 0-0 Indiana 0-0 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 0-0 0-0 0-0 Chicago State 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Iowa 0-1 0-0 0-0 Illinois Michigan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ohio State * 0-1 0-0 0-0 at Minnesota 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Indiana 1-1 1-1 0-0 Iowa at Purdue at Ohio State vs. Minnesota at Tulsa 0-0 0-0 0-0

Reb Pts A TO B S Min 2 5 1 2 0 0 16 1 2 0 1 1 0 15 DNP DNP 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 3 4 1 2 0 0 12 DNP DNP 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 DNP 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 DNP DNP DNP DNP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

curletti’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2008-09 17-1 102-6.0

Total FG-FGA Pct 8-15 .533

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO Ast 2-2 1.000 0-1 .000 3-11 14-0.8 19 0 7

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TO 10

Blk Stl 1 1

Pts-Avg 18-1.1

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NICK FRUENDT 6-5 • 195 • So. Guard Batavia, Ill. Batavia 2008-09

Came off the bench to appear in eight games ... Scored first career points on first field goal attempt vs. Central Arkansas (11/16) ... Connected on a pair of free throw attempts at Wisconsin (1/7).

High School Posted averages of 19.9 points, 7.2 rebounds 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a senior and 21.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game as a junior ... School’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,849 career points ... Named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state first team as a senior and second team as a junior ... First-team all-state selection of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a senior and junior and a third-team pick sophomore year ... Four-time All-Western Sun Conference pick, leading Batavia to three conference titles ... Chicago Sun-Times three-time all-area selection, including 4A first-team all-state senior year ... All-state pick of the Chicago Tribune as a junior and senior ... Four-time all-area selection of the Daily Herald, including two-time captain of the squad ... Three-time Player of the Year pick of the Geneva Republican ... Four-year letterwinner ... High honor roll student.

Personal Born Nicholas Kenneth Fruendt on 10/2/1989 ... Son of Joel and Suzanne Fruendt ... Father played collegiate basketball at Illinois Wesleyan ... Attended same high school as NBA great Dan Issel ... Chose Northwestern over Bradley, DePaul, Southern Illinois, Dayton, Wisconsin and Xavier ... Major is undeclared.

2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Central Arkansas 1-1 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-CC 0-0 0-0 0-0 at Brown at Butler UC Riverside 0-1 0-0 0-0 Florida State DePaul 0-2 0-1 0-0 UMKC at Stanford SMU at Penn State Michigan State at Wisconsin 0-1 0-0 2-2 Purdue Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Chicago State at Iowa 0-1 0-0 0-0 Illinois Michigan Ohio State at Minnesota 0-2 0-0 0-0 at Indiana 0-0 0-0 0-0 Iowa at Purdue at Ohio State vs. Minnesota at Tulsa 0-0 0-0 0-0

Reb Pts A TO B S Min 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 DNP DNP 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 DNP 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+ DNP DNP DNP 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 DNP DNP DNP DNP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

fruendt’S CAREER STATS

64

Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2008-09 9-0 17-1.9

Total FG-FGA Pct 1-8 .125

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO Ast 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 1-1 2-0.2 2 0 1

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TO 1

Blk Stl 0 0

Pts-Avg 4-0.4


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LUKA MIRKOVIC 6-11 • 243 • So. Forward/Center Belgrade, Serbia La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) 2008-09

Posted a .444 field goal percentage, including .526 in Big Ten play ... Recorded seven points, six rebounds and two blocked shots at Stanford (12/20) ... Tied a team season high with three blocked shots vs. SMU (12/23) ... Tallied nine points and three assists vs. No. 10 Michigan State (1/3) ... Contributed eight points, four rebounds and three assists vs. No. 19 Purdue (1/15) ... Posted four points and five rebounds in a win over No. 18 Minnesota (1/18) ... Notched seven points, including a key basket with just over a minute remaining, in a win over Wisconsin (1/31) ... Tallied nine points and six rebounds at Iowa (2/7) ... Established career highs with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in first career start vs. No. 22 Illinois (1/12) ... Contributed eight points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in a win at Indiana (2/25) ... Posted six points, eight rebounds and five assists in a victory at No. 19 Purdue (3/4).

High School Rated as the fourth-best collegiate prospect in the state of Indiana by Hoops Indiana ... Averaged 25 points and 15 rebounds per game at La Lumiere ... First-team all-area selection of The News-Dispatch ... Season high in scoring was 37 points ... Team captain ... Scored a game-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in The NewsDispatch charity all-star game ... Honor roll student ... High school coach was Delray Brooks.

Personal Born Luka Mirkovic in Belgrade, Serbia on 5/27/1989 ... Son of Aleksandar and Dragana Mirkovic ... Chose Northwestern over Louisville, DePaul and Marquette ... Major is undeclared.

2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent GS FG 3FG FT Central Arkansas Texas A&M-CC 0-0 0-0 2-2 at Brown 0-3 0-0 3-4 at Butler 1-1 0-0 0-0 UC Riverside 0-2 0-1 0-2 Florida State 0-1 0-0 1-2 DePaul 0-1 0-1 0-0 UMKC at Stanford 3-6 0-0 1-2 SMU 0-2 0-0 0-1 at Penn State 2-3 0-0 0-0 Michigan State 4-5 0-0 1-2 at Wisconsin 1-2 0-0 0-1 Purdue 3-4 1-1 1-1 Minnesota 1-4 0-0 2-2 at Michigan State 1-2 0-0 0-0 at Michigan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Indiana Wisconsin 2-3 0-1 3-4 Chicago State 0-0 0-0 1-2 at Iowa 4-4 0-0 1-1 Illinois * 5-7 2-2 2-3 Michigan Ohio State at Minnesota * 0-3 0-1 0-0 at Indiana 4-7 0-1 0-0 Iowa 0-1 0-0 3-4 at Purdue 3-8 0-0 0-0 at Ohio State 0-4 0-1 0-0 vs. Minnesota 1-3 0-0 2-2 at Tulsa 1-5 1-1 3-4

Reb Pts DNP 1 2 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 DNP 6 7 1 0 2 4 2 9 3 2 4 8 5 4 4 2 0 0 DNP 3 7 0 1 6 9 12 14 DNP DNP 1 0 7 8 0 3 8 6 2 0 5 4 5 6

A

TO

B

S Min

1 1 1 2 0 0

2 1 0 2 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0

10 21 7 12 1 12

0 1 1 3 0 3 2 1 0

0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0

2 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

20 17 20 16 13 16 22 17 15

0 4 0 4

2 1 0 0

1 0 1 0

0 1 1 1

25 15 22 35

1 2 2 5 2 1 3

2 2 0 0 1 3 3

0 2 0 0 0 1 0

0 2 0 0 0 0 1

8 33 25 27 21 20 30

mirkovic’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2008-09 26-2 480-18.5

Total FG-FGA Pct 36-81 .444

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO Ast 4-10 .400 26-39 .667 30-54 84-3.2 59 1 40

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TO 26

Blk Stl 14 11

Pts-Avg 102-3.9

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KYLE ROWLEY 7-0 • 285 • So. Center Arima, Trinidad Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy 2008-09

Started 28 games and appeared in all 31 as a true freshman ... Ranked third on the team with a .465 field goal percentage ... Enjoyed a solid collegiate debut, recording 10 points, four rebounds and two assists in a win over Central Arkansas (11/16) ... Tied a collegiate high with 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting against UC Riverside (12/1) ... Scored seven points while tying a career high of 21 minutes played in a win over Indiana (1/28) ... Contributed seven points and three rebounds off the bench in a career-high 23 minutes of action in a win over Ohio State (2/18) ... Came off the bench to post seven points, two assists and two rebounds at Minnesota (2/22) ... Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds in a win at No. 19 Purdue (3/4).

High School Competed for two years at Lake Forest Academy ... Named the Independent School League co-Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection ... Averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game during the 2007-08 season ... Former Wildcat guard Nate Pomeday was an assistant coach of his at Lake Forest Academy ... Played with Trinidad and Tobago’s under-18 national team during the summer of 2007 ... Invited to participate in the 2008 NBPA Top 100 Camp prior to declaring himself as collegiate prospect for 2008-09 ... First-team all-conference selection in track and field, placing first in the shot put and second in the discus ... Competed on the AAU circuit for Full Package for two years ... High school coach was Matt Vaughn.

Personal Born Kyle Christian Rowley on 1/21/1990 ... Son of Keith and Cheryl Rowley ... Chose Northwestern over Indiana, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Oregon State ... ... Major is undeclared.

2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent GS Central Arkansas * Texas A&M-CC * at Brown * at Butler * UC Riverside * Florida State * DePaul * UMKC * at Stanford * SMU * at Penn State * Michigan State * at Wisconsin * Purdue * Minnesota * at Michigan State * at Michigan * Indiana * Wisconsin * Chicago State * at Iowa * Illinois Michigan * Ohio State at Minnesota at Indiana * Iowa * at Purdue * at Ohio State * vs. Minnesota * at Tulsa *

FG 3-5 1-4 3-5 1-1 5-6 1-2 0-0 2-5 3-4 3-7 1-1 1-4 2-5 0-1 1-2 1-3 1-1 3-5 1-1 2-5 0-3 0-1 1-2 3-8 2-3 0-3 2-3 2-3 1-2 0-2 0-2

3FG 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT 4-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 3-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-3 1-6 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 3-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Reb Pts 4 10 2 2 0 6 0 2 3 10 2 3 2 0 4 5 2 6 4 9 1 2 3 4 1 4 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 2 2 7 2 3 3 5 2 1 1 0 1 2 3 7 2 7 1 0 1 4 3 4 4 2 0 0 0 0

A 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

TO 5 0 1 1 4 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

B 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

S Min 0 19 0 13 0 13 0 2 0 20 0 16 0 10 1 21 0 16 0 20 1 12 0 16 0 12 0 3 0 10 1 11 0 9 1 21 0 10 0 18 0 12 0 5 0 11 1 23 0 20 0 7 0 13 0 11 0 19 0 11 0 9

rowley’S CAREER STATS

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Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2008-09 31-28 413-13.3

Total FG-FGA Pct 46-99 .465

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO Ast 0-0 .000 19-35 .543 19-37 56-1.8 58 1 18

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TO 38

Blk Stl 9 5

Pts-Avg 111-3.6


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JOHN SHURNA 6-8 • 208 • So. Forward Glen Ellyn, Ill. Glenbard West 2008-09

Started all 31 games as a true freshman ... Second on the team with a .466 field goal percentage and 18 blocked shots ... Scored 17 points, hitting 6-of-7 field goal attempts, while grabbing nine rebounds and blocking three shots in a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/19) ... Scored 10 points and hauled in a game-high seven rebounds against UC Riverside (12/1) ... Posted a career-high 20 points and a team-high eight rebounds in a win over UMKC (12/15) ... Tallied a team-high 16 points in first Big Ten game at Penn State (12/31) ... Posted 18 points, including four 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the second half, in a win over Chicago State (2/4) ... Notched 17 points and eight rebounds vs. Michigan (2/15) ... Knocked down a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in a victory over Ohio State (2/18).

High School Named 4A second-team all-state by Associated Press and first-team 3A/4A all-state by Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a senior ... Set school records with averages of 22.9 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game senior year ... Won 4A slam dunk title at the state tournament ... Earned all-state special mention honors from the Chicago Tribune after averaging 19.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as a junior ... Two-time Daily Herald all-area pick ... Twice named Player of the Year by Glen Ellyn News ... Three-time All-West Suburban Conference selection ... Helped guide the Hilltoppers to their first Class AA sectional championship title since 1938 junior year with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocked shots in a win over East Aurora ... High school coach was Tim Hoder ... Also competed in volleyball, earning special mention allarea honors from the Daily Herald.

Personal Born John William Shurna on 4/30/1990 ... Son of Antanas and Suzy Shurna ... Chose Northwestern over Washington State, Loyola, Green Bay, Davidson and Penn ... Major is undeclared.

2008-09 GAME-BY-GAME Opponent Central Arkansas Texas A&M-CC at Brown at Butler UC Riverside Florida State DePaul UMKC at Stanford SMU at Penn State Michigan State at Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota at Michigan State at Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Chicago State at Iowa Illinois Michigan Ohio State at Minnesota at Indiana Iowa at Purdue at Ohio State vs. Minnesota at Tulsa

GS * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FG 2-4 6-7 2-4 2-4 4-7 3-8 3-8 7-12 2-3 4-7 6-15 1-2 1-4 0-2 0-3 0-1 1-2 0-2 2-2 7-12 2-5 3-8 7-9 3-8 2-7 4-9 3-6 1-6 0-1 1-2 4-8

3FG 2-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-3 1-3 0-0 2-4 1-1 1-3 2-8 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-2 2-2 4-6 0-3 1-5 1-1 1-2 1-3 0-2 1-2 0-2 0-1 1-2 1-5

FT 0-0 4-7 1-1 0-0 2-2 1-2 3-4 4-5 0-0 4-7 2-3 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-2 2-3 4-4 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Reb Pts 0 6 9 17 3 5 2 5 7 10 5 8 4 9 8 20 3 5 4 13 2 16 1 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 18 3 4 4 8 8 17 2 9 6 9 3 11 4 7 2 2 4 0 2 3 2 9

A 1 2 1 0 2 2 2 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

TO 1 1 1 4 2 3 1 3 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 3

B 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0

S Min 1 13 2 29 1 23 1 11 0 19 1 20 0 25 0 28 0 10 0 27 2 28 0 18 0 12 1 3 0 12 0 6 0 6 0 11 0 13 1 20 1 18 0 22 1 33 0 19 0 23 0 25 0 27 0 21 0 12 0 12 2 28

shurna’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 2008-09 31-31 574-18.5

Total FG-FGA Pct 83-178 .466

3-pt Rebounds FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO Ast 26-75 .347 35-47 .745 33-60 93-3.0 37 2 32

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TO 38

Blk Stl 18 14

Pts-Avg 227-7.3

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alex marcotullio

6-5 • 195 • Fr. Guard/Forward Naperville, Ill. Naperville Central

6-3 • 176 • Fr. Guard Warren, Mich. De La Salle

High School

High School

First-team all-state selection of the Chicago Sun-Times and second-team pick by the Chicago Tribune and Associated Press as a senior ... Two-time DuPage Valley Conference co-Player of the Year ... Twice named to Daily Herald all-area team, including DuPage County Player of the Year senior year ... Posted averages of 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists per game during final prep season ... Nominated for McDonald’s All-America game ... Guided Naperville Central to back-to-back conference titles, including going undefeated in 2008-09 ... Averaged 17 points and 6 rebounds per game as a junior ... Rated No. 3 prospect in the state of Illinois by City/ Suburban Hoops Report ... Scored 40 points in a regional semifinal win over Geneva junior year ... Played for Illinois Warriors AAU team ... High school coach was Pete Kramer.

Second-team Class A all-state selection of the Detroit Free Press as a senior and third-team pick as a junior ... Fourth-team pick of the Detroit News junior year ... Averaged 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game as a senior ... Twice named first-team All-Catholic ... Two-time first-team All-Macomb County, including Player of the Year as a senior ... First-team All-Metro East ... Team MVP ... Two-time team captain ... Nominated for McDonald’s All-America game ... Sporting News honorable mention All-American ... Team earned a berth in the MHSAA state semifinals as a sophomore ... Guided the Pilots to four district championships ... Played AAU ball for The Family, the same club as current Northwestern teammate Davide Curletti ... Also competed in football and baseball ... Honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... High school coach was Greg Esler.

Personal Born Andrew Eugene Crawford on 10/18/1990 ... Son of Danny and Claudia Crawford ... Father is a long-time NBA referee ... Chose Northwestern over Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, Loyola Chicago and DePaul.

reggie hearn

Personal Born Alex James Marcotullio on 6/6/1991 ... Son of Loretta and Lyle Marcotullio ... Chose Northwestern over Western Michigan and Oakland.

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6-4 • 195 • Fr. Guard Fort Wayne, Ind. Snider High School Three-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... Averaged 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a senior ... Helped guide Snider to a 25-2 record and a 4A state runner-up finish senior year ... Named to all-tournament team after scoring 15 points in the championship game and setting a state finals record by going 11-of-15 from the free throw line ... All-Summit Athletic Conference and all-area selection ... Recipient of the Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award for Class 4A ... Participated in Hall of Fame Classic and East/West Indiana All-Star Game ... National Honor Society member ... Graduated fourth in his class ... Member of Youth Leadership Fort Wayne ... National Achievement Scholar member of National Society of High School Scholars ... High school coach was Ray Sims.

Personal

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Born Reggie Christian Hearn on 8/14/1991 ... Son of Lisa Hearn and Crane Hearn ... Father played basketball at Carthage College ... Attended same high school as former NFL players Rod Woodson and Vaughn Dunbar.

Freshmen ALEX MARCOTULLIO, DREW CRAWFORD and REGGIE HEARN

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’cat nips Favorite food

Dream job

Favorite TV show(s)

Favorite website

Best thing about being a Wildcat

Person I’d most like to meet

MIKE CAPOCCI

Buffalo chicken salad

Pro basketball player turned architect

Sports Soup

stumbleupon.com

Being a part of a program on the rise

My grandfather Frank

KEVIN COBLE

New York strip steak

Play in the NBA

Seinfeld

Google

Playing in the Big Ten and earning a Northwestern education

Tiger Woods

DREW Thanksgiving dinner CRAWFORD

Professional ice skater

Lost

Kanye West’s blog

All the great people around me!

Miley Cyrus

DAVIDE CURLETTI

Lasagna

Film producer

Lost

NUsports.com

Living so close to Chicago and playing at the high major level

Leonardo DiCaprio

NICK FRUENDT

Double cheeseburger

NBA all-star or professional golfer

CSI

ESPN.com

My teammates

Peyton Manning

Pizza and my mom’s spaghetti

Deep sea diver

Shaq vs.

sportsillustrated.com

Playing in the Big Ten Conference

LeBron James

Lasagna

NBA commentator

Sportscenter

Facebook

It always feels like a family

Larry Bird

Macaroni and cheese

Professional basketball player

Grey’s Anatomy

YouTube

Playing against great competition

Barack Obama

Entourage and Family Guy

ESPN.com and YouTube

REGGIE HEARN ALEX MARCOTULLIO

LUKA MIRKOVIC JEREMY NASH

Barbeque hot wings Play in the NBA or a head coaching job from Hooters

IVAN PELJUSIC

Any kind of seafood

Basketball player

Sopranos, Prison Break and Entourage

Northwestern.edu

The opportunity to play against the best basketball players in the country

Barack Obama

KYLE ROWLEY

Pasta or anything Italian

Sports analyst for ESPN or NBA TV

Entourage, Prison Break and Friends

craigmoore.wordpress.com

The valuable relationships you build

Barack Obama

JEFF RYAN

Pasta with homemade vodka sauce

Stay-at-home dad

24, The Office and Seinfeld

YouTube

Playing in the Big Ten and living in the Chicago area

Barack Obama

JOHN SHURNA

Ribs

Batman

Seinfeld and Entourage

NUsports.com

The proximity to Chicago

Ricky Bobby

MATT STEGER

Buffalo wings

Head coach

Californication

chicagoblackhawks.com

Big Ten games

John Wooden

Pizza

College or NBA coach

The Game

NUsports.com

Spending every day with my teammates

Deron Williams

MICHAEL THOMPSON

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Being able to compete Michael Jordan or at the highest level Denzel Washington

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