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Allan Ray

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bronx, N.Y.

High School:
St. Raymond's

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
06/17/1984

Experience:
3L

An explosive scoring guard ... Tremendous leaper ... One of the top 3-point field goal shooters in the nation ... Beats foes off the dribble or with a jumper ... Range beyond the 3-point arc.

Career Statistics: Scored 2,025 points to become the 6th all-time leading scorer in Wildcat history ... Averaged 15.6 points per game over 130 games ... Made 312 career three-pointers ... Grabbed 419 career rebounds ... Dished out 244 assists and tallied 138 career steals.

2005-2006: Naismith Award Finalist ... Wooden Award Candidate ... NABC Second Team All-American ... Sporting News Second Team All-American ... Big East First Team All-Conference ... First Team All-Big 5 ... Big East Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 6) ... Big East Player of the Week (Feb. 20) ... Big East Honor Roll (two times) ... Preseason All-Big East Selection ... Big Five Player of the Week (Dec. 26, Feb. 6, Feb. 20) ... Named, along with Randy Foye, as top backcourt duo in America (SI.com, Jan. 19) ... Midseason Second Team All-American (SI.com) ... Returned to the lineup in Mar. 17 NCAA first round game against Monmouth just one week after suffering soft tissue injury in right eye during Big East Tournament semifinal loss to Pittsburgh ... Has started all 32 games played and ranks second on the team in scoring with 18.5 ppg ... His 107 three-pointers this season are a school record ... Averages 3.6 rebounds per game and plays 32.1 minutes per contest ... Has scored in double figures 29 times and reached at least 20 points on 16 occasions ... Scored 11 points in 27 minutes in an Elite 8 loss to Florida ... Was the game's high scorer in the Wildcats first two NCAA Tournament games this season ... Contributed 25 points against Arizona in 82-78 victory on Mar. 19 ... Made four three-pointers and was 7-of-8 from the free throw line ... Tied a season-best with four assists and also had two steals in the game ... Scored game-high 19 points against Monmouth ... Drained five three-pointers along the way, giving him exactly 100 for the season ... Led the team with 26 points on 8-18 shooting, including 7-7 from the line in the 87-55 win over Rutgers on Mar. 9 ... Scored a team-high 28 points against Syracuse on March 5 ... Connected on six three-pointers and et a new school record with 168 triples in regular season Big East games ... Moved into third place in conference history with that mark ... Returned from a mild sprain of his left knee suffered on Feb. 26 at UConn to score 15 points on Senior Night against St. John's on March 1 ... Fed a pass to Dante Cunnigham for the winning basket in a 74-72 win at Cincinnati on Feb. 23 ... Also added 19 points and seven rebounds ... Scored 20 points in 75-65 win over Georgetown on Feb. 19 ... Drilled five three-pointers and passed Kerry Kittles for second place on school's all-time career list ... Led the charge back from a 12-point second half deficit with 5 3-point goals in a 69-64 win over UConn on Feb. 13 ... Ended the night with 25 points, four rebounds and three steals ... Dropped in a season-high 28 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead VU to a 72-67 win over Marquette on Feb. 4 ... His 26 points and eight rebounds helped lead VU to a 79-73 win over Louisville on Jan. 30 ... Rebounded with huge performance after being forced to sit out game at USF due to injury ... Scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting, added four assists and a season-high 10 rebounds to key a 72-70 win at Notre Dame on Jan. 28 ... Missed first career game after suffering a strained left hamstring in practice on Jan. 23 ... Did not see action against USF ... Came up with a season-high eight rebounds and 22 points to help lift the `Cat to an 80-65 win over Syracuse on Jan. 21 ... Scored 17 points and tied a season-high with three steals in 84-78 victory over Rutgers ... Made four free throws in overtime period to help seal the win ... His 20 points set the pace for the `Cats in a 75-53 win at Temple on New Year's Eve ... Dropped in 21 points in 24 minutes of a 98-57 win over La Salle on Dec. 22 ... Named Big Five Player of the Week for his efforts ... Made big free throws down the stretch to help secure a 62-55 win at Penn on Dec. 13 ... In addition to scoring 19 points he also collected six rebounds against the Quakers ... Scored 20 points to go with two assists and a steal in a 90-77 win over Longwood on Dec. 10 ... Dropped in 18 second half points to help spark VU to a 79-60 win at Bucknell on Dec. 6 ... Contributed 21 points to VU's 85-74 win over No. 5 Oklahoma on Dec. 3 at the Pavilion ... Established a new school record with eight 3-point field goals on his way to 26 points in a 84-47 victory over Lehigh on Nov. 27.

2004-05: Named second team All-Big East and first team All-Philadelphia Big Five ... Led the Wildcats in scoring at 16.2 ppg ... Took home the Sy Kaselman Award as the Big Five's top free throw shooter (.828) ... Averaged 17.5 ppg in a pair of Big East Tournament games ... His 22 points helped Villanova hold off St. John's 70-68 on March 5 ... Came up with 21 second-half points, including a conventional 3-point play with 1:05 left, to seal an 80-72 win over Pittsburgh on Feb. 20 ... Delivered 23 points, three rebounds and two steals in an 89-51 win over Bucknell on Feb. 15 ... Notched a season-high five assists to go with 14 points in a 67-52 win over St. Joseph's on Feb. 7 ... Named Big East Player of the Week on Jan. 31 and Dick Vitale national player of the week ... Converted 5-of-6 from 3-point territory on his way to 21 points in a 94-61 win over Rutgers on Jan. 29 ... Made several key shots down the stretch on his way to 23 points in a 65-60 win over Notre Dame on Jan. 26 ... Matched his season high with 27 points in 83-62 win over Kansas on Jan. 22 ... Posted a new season high with 27 points in an 83-78 overtime win at Providence on Jan. 11 ... His 3-point field goal with 45 seconds left in overtime effectively sealed the win ... Tied a season high with 26 points, on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor in an 84-46 win over West Virginia on Jan. 5 ... Scored 14 points to go with six rebounds in a 74-64 win over Penn on Dec. 31 ... Passed the 1,000 point plateau in a 26-point outburst against Albany on Dec. 22 ... Moved into the 1,000 point club on a 3-point field goal with 10:24 left in the second half ... Came off the bench for the first time inbn 2004-05 to contribute 11 points in 27 minutes of a 54-43 win over La Salle on Dec. 11 ... Added 14 points in 21 minutes of a 70-50 win over Monmouth on Dec. 7 ... Contributed 11 points and two assists in 39 minutes against Temple at the Palestra on Dec. 4 ... Made his season debut a strong one by scoring 23 points in just 26 minutes of a 66-41 win over UMBC on Nov. 23 at the Pavilion... Connected on 9-of-13 field goal attempts and 5-of-7 3-point field goal tries.

2003-04: Named third team All-Big East and first team All-Philadelphia Big Five ... Paced the `Cats in scoring, minutes and 3-point field goal percentage ... Posted new career highs in every statistical category ... Paced the `Cats with 23 points in a 73-62 win over Virginia to help VU advance to NIT quarterfinals on March 20 ... Also added eight rebounds ... Established a new career high with 12 free throws in an 85-70 win over Drexel on March 17 ... His steal and dunk with 14:01 left gave VU a lead it did not surrender ... Scored 15 points and added four assists in a 61-60 win over Seton Hall in opening round of Big East Tournament ... Ended the regular season with a flurry of points, including 24 at Pittsburgh on March 6 and 27 in the home finale against Miami on March 2 ... Tied a career high by playing 43 minutes in a 75-74 loss Connecticut on Feb. 28 ... Also scored 20 points and handed out three assists ... Led `Cats with 18 points in a 70-68 loss at Seton Hall on Feb. 21 ... Exploded for 29 points in an 80-68 victory over Virginia Tech on Feb. 18 ... Set a new career high with six 3-point field goals, which he later advanced to seven against Miami ... Contributed 23 points in an 85-74 win over St. John's on Jan. 18 ... Notched 21 of his 23 points in the second half of a 92-89 win at Boston College on Jan. 14 ... Recorded a team-best 22 points to go with six rebounds and seven assists at Kansas on Jan. 2 ... His 3-point field goal with 17 seconds left in regulation helped VU erase a five point deficit on Nov. 25 against Santa Clara en route to a 53-51 win ... Sparked the club with a career high 38 points and 11 rebounds in a 114-103 win at the University of Redlands on Nov. 22.

2002-03: A key contributor throughout his freshman campaign who ended the year in the starting lineup ... Produced 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes of a 46-41 loss to Georgetown in the Big East Tournament despite battling a stomach flu ... Moved back into the starting lineup on March 9 ... Scored 15 points in a 56-54 loss to No. 7 Pittsburgh ... Was a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line in a 39-minute effort ... Delivered 11 points in 28 minutes off the bench in a 92-84 loss at Boston College on March 4 ... Led the `Cats with 12 points in a 57-56 loss at Seton Hall on Feb. 27 ... Delivered nine points and two steals in 17 minutes of a 75-56 win over Miami on Feb. 25 ... Scored 11 points in 29 minutes in a 52-50 loss to St. John's on Feb. 11 ... Made a major contribution with four overtime points in a 72-67 win at Miami on Feb. 8 ... Ended the evening with 12 points and three assists in 30 minutes of action in Coral Gables, Fla ... Added 18 points to the cause in a 94-83 win over Boston College on Jan. 22 ... Also contributed three steals, five rebounds and five assists .. Scored 11 points in a 110-89 win at Rutgers on Jan. 18 ... Added 10 second half points and a total of 15 in a 72-68 loss at Memphis on Jan. 5 ... Scored 16 points to lead Villanova to a 70-62 win over Temple on Dec. 31 ... Also added four rebounds ... His 12 second half points helped spark Villanova to a 68-53 win over Binghamton on Dec. 27 ... Also came up with four steals, a season high ... Established a new career high with 19 points in a 74-71 win over La Salle on 74-71 at the Palestra ... Contributed 12 points in Villanova's 81-73 victory over No. 9 Michigan State at Great Alaska Shootout ... Scored 15 points to lead VU to a 64-41 win over Drexel in home opener on Nov. 22 ... Paced theWildcats with 16 points in his college debut on Nov. 15 in a 73-61 loss to Marquette.

ST. RAYMOND'S HIGH SCHOOL: Teamed with Julius Hodge (N.C. State) to lead Ravens to state championship in 2000-01 ... Averaged 17 points a game for CHSAA champs ... Most Valuable Player in CHSAA title game ... Missed all but a handful of games in 2001-02 while recovering from a stress fracture in his foot ... Returned in time for the Catholic League playoffs ... Earned academic honors as a sophomore, junior and senior

PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1984 in the Bronx, N.Y. ... Parents are Allan Ray and Larnel Ray ... His three siblings are Judith (17), Kendrick (11) and Aaron (9).

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