Men's Basketball

Scott Merritt
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wauwatosa, Wis.

High School:
East

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/03/1982

Scott Merritt

Career Notes: Through three years, he has played in 95 career games ... Owns 26 performances of double-digit scoring ... Has nine career efforts of double-digit rebounding ... Has 91 career blocked shots and is seventh all-time at Marquette in that statistic ... At the conclusion of the '02-03 season, he was 33 boards shy of reaching 500 in his career ... Seven career double doubles

2002-03 Notes: Ended the year No. 4 on the squad in scoring (10.1 ppg) and No. 2 in rebounding (6.6 rpg), good for 16th place among C-USA players ... Second on the squad with 39 blocked shots and his 1.18 blocks per game average ranked him 12th among C-USA players ... MU's top board man with 11 against Kansas (Apr. 5) in the NCAA national semifinals ... Team's No. 2 scorer with 17 points and sank a career-high nine free throws vs. Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tourney Midwest Regional semifinal (Mar. 27) ... Fine effort vs. Missouri (Mar. 22) in the NCAA Tournament second round with a season-high tying 18 points on a career-high tying eight-of-11 field goal shooting while ranking as team's No. 2 rebounder with seven boards ... Claimed 17 contests of double-figure scoring during the year ... Chalked up five double doubles including a 12-point, 11-rebound performance against Kansas ... Led or shared for the team honors in rebounding on eight occasions including a nine-rebound effort vs. UAB (Mar. 13) ... 13 points and tied his career high with four assists vs. Cincinnati (Mar. 8) ... Team's No. 2 scorer with a then season-high 18 points, sinking seven field goals in 10 attempts, vs. Louisville (Feb. 27) ... Posted his fourth double double of the season with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds vs. Charlotte (Feb. 20) ... Also recorded three assists and three blocked shots against the 49ers ... Tied a career long with 36 minutes against Holy Cross (Mar. 20) in the NCAA Tournament ... Finished the campaign with seven performances of 10 or more caroms ... Ranked 14th among C-USA players in free throw shooting with a mark of 77.7% (94-of-121) ... Team's No. 2 rebounder vs. Louisville (Feb. 15) with seven boards ... 16-point performance and was the team's No. 2 rebounder with nine boards vs. Wake Forest (Feb. 9) ... Paced the team with a career-high tying 13 boards vs. East Carolina (Jan. 29) ... Posted a team-high 11 rebounds against Charlotte (Jan. 18) ... Played 36 minutes and tallied nine points and was the team's No. 2 rebounder with nine against Tulane (Jan. 14) ... Tallied 13 points, his third straight double-figure scoring contest and three blocked shots vs. South Florida (Jan. 11) ... 140 defensive rebounds were No. 2 on the team ... Led the team in scoring for the first time in '02-03 with 14 points, while grabbing a team-high 11 boards (fifth career double double), vs. Saint Louis (Jan. 7) ... Tied his then career high with six free throws in the SLU outing ... 16-point performance at Dayton (Jan. 4) ... Hit a then season-high seven field goals in 12 attempts and picked up 17 points against Appalachian State (Dec. 7) ... Also snagged 12 rebounds vs. APSU which represented his second double double of the year and fourth of his career ... His four blocked shots against Appalachian State established a career high ... Nine outings of two or more blocked shots ... Shot 50 percent or better from the field in a seven-game stretch (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) ... Team's leading rebounder in back-to-back games vs. Eastern Illinois (12 rebs.) and Notre Dame (9 rebs.) ... Played a then career-long 33 minutes vs. Eastern Illinois (Nov. 26) and contributed 10 points along with his rebounds total that marked his third career double double ... Also tallied three blocks in the EIU game ... Hit six-of-eight from the floor en route to 13 points vs. Texas San Antonio (Nov. 23) ... All-Tournament selection at the Pepsi Blue and Gold Classic after picking up 19 points and 13 rebounds in two games.

2001-02 Notes: Ended the season having played in all 33 MU games, 20 as a starter ... Concluded the year No. 3 on the squad in rebounding (4.4 rpg) ... Tossed in 5.9 points per outing ... Finished second among Golden Eagles in blocked shots with 27 ... Team's No. 2 rebounder vs. Cincinnati (Mar. 9) in the C-USA Tournament championship game ... Saw a 16-game streak of drawing starting duties come to an end in the DePaul (Mar. 1) game, but did register six points and three boards off the bench against the Blue Demons ... Scored in double figures on five occasions ... Solid game against Cincinnati (Feb. 22) with 10 points, his highest total since a 10-point night vs. UAB (Jan. 15), along with a team-high eight rebounds ... His point production against the Bearcats was his fifth double-digit game of the season ... Played a then career-long 31 minutes vs. UAB (Jan. 15) and recorded his fourth double-figure scoring game of the year with 10 points along with six rebounds ... 30 minutes vs. Saint Louis (Jan. 12) and tied for the team lead with eight boards while coming up with a career-high tying three blocks ... Led or tied for the team lead in rebounds on six occasions during the year... Hit all four of his field goal attempts en route to 12 points vs. Louisville (Jan. 9) ... 30 minutes vs. Charlotte (Jan. 5) and posted eight points along with a team-best nine boards, tying his second-highest total of the year ... Made his first career start and totaled a career-high 22-points against Morris Brown (Jan. 2), hitting on a career-best eight field goals in 12 attempts ... Also grabbed nine rebounds in the Morris Brown game ... Tied with Blankson for the team lead in rebounds with eight vs. Wake Forest (Dec. 29) ... Shot 50% or better from the floor in 14 games ... Fine performance against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, scoring a then career-high 15 points and tying his career best with 13 rebounds -- his second career double-double ... Seven points and and tied for the team lead with seven rebounds vs. Dayton (Dec. 5) ... Eight points against Sam Houston State in championship game of Blue and Gold Coca-Cola Classic ... Had blocks in 18 games.

2000-01 Notes: Earned first letter after seeing action as a key reserve in all 29 games ... Averaged 18.1 minutes per outing ... Averaged 6.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per contest ... Totaled eight points vs. Tulane (3/7) in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament ... Eight points, tying high for C-USA regular-season game, and five rebounds (all offensive) vs. Cincinnati (2/18) ... 24 mins. vs. Louisville (2/24) tied his season long in a C-USA game ... Scored in 27 and had rebounds in 28 outings ... Eight points and tied for team lead in rebounds (5) vs. St. Louis (2/11) ... 11 points, second-high on the team, and five boards vs. Dayton (12/30) ... Registered four double-figure scoring games ... First double-double of career was an 11-point, season-best 13 rebound night vs. Western Carolina (12/20) ... Finished with a team-best 25 blocked shots -- blocked shots in 20 games ... Picked up season-high 12 points (team high) vs. UALR (12/9) and went six (season high)-of-six from the charity stripe in that game ... First double-figure scoring game was a 10-point effort (four-of-five from the floor) vs. Cal State Northridge in the championship game of the Blue and Gold Coca-Cola championship game (12/2) ... Three blocked shots in the season opener vs. South Alabama (11/14).

High School Notes: Averaged 16.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game as a senior en route to all-state honors ... Ranked as the No. 71 player in the nation for the Class of 2000 by Full Court Magazine ... FoxSports.com listed him as the No. 54 prospect in the country ... Recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons listed him as the No. 66 senior in the nation ... Analyst Max Emfinger had him slotted as the No. 82 player in the nation ... Played in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches All-Star Game this June where he scored 12 points while grabbing a game-high seven boards ... Averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds as a junior in helping East to a 19-5 record ... Turned in strong performances Playground Warriors at the `99 Super Showcase in Orlando as well as at the NIKE Camp ... Captured All-Tournament honors at the1999 Spice Run `N' Slam All-Star Classic ... Considered numerous schools including Ohio State, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse and Michigan.

Personal: Born Jan. 3, 1982 ... Son of Kathleen Merritt and Khari Merritt ... Majors in Communciation Studies.

Scott Merritt's Career Highs

Points

22 vs. Morris Brown - Jan. 2, 2002

18 vs. Missouri - Mar. 22, 2003

18 vs. Louisville - Feb. 27, 2003

FG

8 vs. Missouri - Mar. 22, 2003

8 vs. Morris Brown - Jan. 2, 2002

FGA

14 vs. Kansas - Apr. 5, 2003

FG%

1.000% (6-6) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Dec. 19, 2001

3FG

1 on four occasions

3FGA

2 on two occasions

FT

9 vs. Pittsburgh - Mar. 27, 2003

FTA

11 vs. Pittsburgh - Mar. 27, 2003

Off. Reb.

7 vs. Kansas - Apr. 5, 2003

Def. Reb.

11 vs. Appalachian State - Dec. 7, 2002

Tot. Reb.

13 vs. East Carolina - Jan. 29, 2003

13 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Dec. 19, 2001

13 vs. Western Carolina - Dec. 20, 2000

Assists

4 on four occasions

Blocked Shots

4 vs. Appalachian State - Dec. 7, 2002

Steals

3 vs. Wake Forest - Feb. 9, 2003

3 vs. Elon - Dec. 21, 2002

3 vs. Texas-San Antonio - Nov. 23, 2002

Minutes

36 vs. Holy Cross - Mar. 20, 2003

36 vs. Tulane - Jan. 14, 2003

Career Stats

Year    GP-GS  FG-FGA  PCT  FT-FTA  PCT  REB/AVG  BL  PTS/AVG
00-01   29- 0  61-142 .430  48-67  .716  104/3.6  25  173/6.0
01-02   33-20  65-142 .458  65-89  .730  145/4.4  27  195/5.9
02-03   33-33 119-253 .470  94-121 .777  218/6.6  39  333/10.1

TOT 95-53 245-537 .456 207-277 .747 467/4.9 91 701/7.4

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