32 Scott Saunders
32 Scott Saunders
Height: 6-10
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Position: F/C
Last School: Rice University
Experience: 3 VL

Statistics: 2011 | 2010

2010-11: Second Team All-Atlantic Sun ... Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (12/20/10) ... Capital One/CoSida Academic All-America University Division Third Team ... Capital One/CoSida Academic All-District University Division First Team ... Academic All-Conference ... One of the most improved post players in the Atlantic Sun and in all of college basketball for that matter ... A reliable presence on both ends of the floor ... 35 game appearances ... Among Atlantic Sun Conference leaders in five statistical categories ... Sixth in A-Sun in blocked shots per game, seventh in field goal percentage, eighth in free throw percentage ... Leads the Atlantic Sun in points per 40 minutes ... Ninth in NCAA in fouls drawn per 40 minutes (Ken Pomeroy) ... 17 double figure scoring games ... Three double-doubles ... Career-high 24 points, six rebounds vs. Marist (11/22/10) ... 19 points, 10 rebounds, four blocked shots vs. Kennesaw State (12/16/10) ... 19 points, six rebounds at Kennesaw State (2/26/11) ... 16 points, nine rebounds, two steals vs. Florida Gulf Coast (1/28/11) ... 16 points vs. Campbell (1/15/11) ... 15 points in Atlantic Sun Championship vs. North Florida (3/5/11) ... 15 points, five rebounds, two blocked shots vs. North Florida (1/8/11) ... 14 points, five rebounds at Florida Gulf Coast (1/3/11) ... 14 points, three rebounds at Tennessee State (11/29/10).

2009-10: Academic All-Conference ... Athletes in Action (University of Washington) All-Tournament Team ... A huge physical presence for the Bruins on both ends of the floor ... Among Atlantic Sun Conference leaders in blocked shots in league games ... Second on team in field goal percentage and blocked shots and third in rebounds and free throw attempts ... Appeared in all 31 games with five starts ... Eight double figure scoring games ... Career-high 19 points, eight rebounds and two blocks vs. USC Upstate (1/7/10) ... 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting, five rebounds at Washington (11/14/09) ... 17 points on 9-for-13 free throw shooting, six rebounds vs. Stetson (1/4/10) ... 13 points, four rebounds vs. Alabama State (11/21/09) ... 13 points, four rebounds vs. Tennessee State (11/30/09) ... 12 points, seven rebounds in key televised conference win over Jacksonville (2/5/10) ... 11 points, three rebounds at Mercer in Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal (3/4/10) ... Shot 67 percent or better in 11 games ... Career-high three blocks at Campbell (1/30/10) ... Nine points, four rebounds at Eastern Illinois (11/28/09) ... Nine points, seven rebounds vs. Eastern Illinois (12/19/09) ... Nine points, four rebounds at Lipscomb (1/11/10) ... Nine points vs. Mercer (2/25/10) ... Career-high 10 rebounds at North Florida (1/14/10).

2008-09: Academic All-Conference ... Sat out in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.

Prior to Belmont: Spent one season at Rice University. 2007-08: One of four players to see action in all 30 games for Rice and started the Owls' last 12 games as a true freshman ... for the year averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds ... shot 45.9 percent from the field (34-of-74) ... made his first career start in the Owls' Conference USA opener against Marshall ... scored four points and had four rebounds in 26 minutes of play against Marshall ... registered a career-high, 12-point night against Memphis ... after starting the previous two Conference USA games, came off the bench to go 5-for-7 from the field against the nationally-ranked Tigers and knocked down 2-of-3 free throws ... also had three rebounds against Memphis ... had a six-point, three-rebound effort against UAB ... made 3-of-4 shots from the field while playing 26 minutes against the Blazers ... Against Texas, scored seven points and more than doubled his previous playing time high for the year, seeing 27 minutes of action ... was 3-for-8 from the field against the Longhorns ... pulled down six rebounds in loss at Vanderbilt ... game was a homecoming of sorts as he prepped at nearby Battle Ground Academy and scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting while seeing 19 minutes of action in Nashville ... following Vanderbilt game, had five rebounds at Oklahoma.

High School: Averaged double-double his senior season at BGA (19 points and 13 rebounds) and four blocks... Led team in points, rebounds, and blocked shots both junior and senior seasons ... Played in Tennessee East-West All-Star game... Two-time all-region and all-state for Division II... Tennessean All-Midstate... McDonald's All-America nominee... Team was 2006 region runner-up to Brandan Wright and Brentwood Academy... Averaged 17 points and 10 boards his junior season... Saunders transferred from Jesuit High School in New Orleans, La. to Battle Ground Academy following Hurricane Katrina ... National Honor Society.

Personal: Majoring in Finance ... Son of Larry and Debbie Saunders ... Born Scott Logan Saunders on July 10, 1989, in New Orleans, La. ... One sibling, Grant ... Father, Larry, lettered in basketball at Duke (1970 and 1971) ... Four AAU teammates (Josh Slater, Lipscomb; Gerald Robinson, Jr., Georgia; G.W. Boone, Bucknell; Jamie Graham, Vanderbilt) playing Division-I college basketball ... Enjoys plying guitar and following the New Orleans Saints ... Lists Chris Paul, Drew Brees and Michael Lewis as favorite athletes.

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