A one-on-one sitdown with Marquette men's basketball freshman Sacar Anim (Minneapolis, Minn.).
Honors and Awards: 2016-17 BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2015-16 Marquette's Top Scholar-Athlete Award BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2017-18 Season Notes: Started and played 33 minutes in the season opener and his first game back from a redshirt season against Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 10) ... Collected 12 points versus LSU in the Maui Jam Maui Invitational (Nov. 22) ... Neared a double-double against Chicago State with 13 points and nine rebounds (Dec. 2) ... Added six points and five assists in a win versus Vermont (Dec. 5) ... Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in back-to-back games against Wisconsin (Dec. 9) and Northern Illinois (Dec. 18) ... Approached a double-double with seven points, eight rebounds and five assists versus Georgetown (Dec. 30) ... Notched a season-high 14 points at No. 1 Villanova (Jan. 6) ... Added seven points and four rebounds at Butler (Jan. 12) ... Scored six points versus DePaul (Jan. 15) ... Tallied six points and an assists and a rebound against No. 8 Xavier (Jan. 24) ... Turned in a strong effort against No. 1 Villanova, notching 14 points, three assists and three rebounds (Jan. 28) ... Posted a season high of 15 points in 26 minutes against Butler (1/31) ... Added eight points before fouling out in the National Marquette Day game against Providence (2/3) ... Tied his season high of 15 points in the win of Seton Hall (2/7) ... Set a career high of 26 points and was the team leader in points against Creighton (2/17) ... Pitched in 11 points and six rebounds in the win over St. John's (2/21) ... Posted 10 points and two rebounds before fouling out after 36 minutes of play in Chicago (2/24) ... Scored 16 points, adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals in against DePaul in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament (3/7) ... Added nine points in the quarterfinal loss to Villanova (3/8) ... Totaled four points and three assists in the opening round of the NIT Tournament against Harvard (3/14) ... Was good for 12 points, six rebounds, and a single assists, block and steal before fouling out in the second round win of the NIT against Oregon (3/18) ... Collected six points and two rebounds in the loss against Penn State in the third round of the NIT (3/20).
2016-17 Season Notes: Redshirted.
2015-16 Season Notes: Received team's Top Scholar-Athlete Award ... Played in a total of 16 games, including eight in BIG EAST play, during the regular season of his freshman campaign and posted 1.2 points per game ... Saw first career action in the season opener against Belmont (Nov. 13), in which he posted two points, two rebounds and a pair of steals in 10 minutes ... Scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting against both Grambling State (Dec. 2) and Maine (Dec. 5) ... Notched four points and two blocks in seven minutes against Grambling State (Dec. 2) ... Played a season-high 11 minutes in a win against Maine (Dec. 5) and tallied four points and two boards ... Recorded three points and one rebound in nine minutes of action in a loss vs. DePaul (Jan. 20).
High School: Tabbed the Associated Press Player of the Year in Minnesota as a senior after helping DeLaSalle High School to a record-tying fourth-straight state championship under head coach Dave Thorson ... Islanders defeated St. Paul Johnson in the Class 3A title game and he chipped in 32 points in the contest ... Averaged 25.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in 2014-15 and was the division's top scorer in the state tournament, earning him a spot on the all-tourney roster ... Three-time all-conference selection, four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at DeLaSalle ... Program also claimed the league title each of his four seasons and lost only one conference matchup during his tenure ... Played with the Howard Pulley Panthers in the Nike EYBL and he was selected to play in the Minnesota State Basketball Coaches All-Star Game after his senior year.
Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1997 in Minneapolis, Minnesota ... Son of Sam and Carla Anim ... Has one brother (Rakim) ... Majoring in advertising.