A WINNER, HONOREE AND 1,000 POINT CLUB MEMBER: 2008-09 First Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection, USBWA (United States Basketball Writers Association) District 5 Team and NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) District 4 Second Team pick...selected to play in the NABC All-Star Game during Final Four Weekend...also selected for the Portsmouth Invitational for the top senior pro prospects...Xavier recorded a 103-35 record (.746) during his career...the 103 wins are the most by any XU player in his career...XU was 36-6 during his career when he scored at least 12 points...joined the 1,000 Point Club during his 14-point game against Dayton on March 5...34th on XU's all-time scoring list with 1,104 career points...played in a school record 137 games...holds the school records for most NCAA Tournament games played (10) and NCAA wins (6).
MORE FROM 2008-09: First on the team in scoring at 14.1 ppg. (13th in the Atlantic 10), including his team-high 15 points (12 in the second half) in the Wisconsin win that helped earn him CBS/Chevrolet Game MVP honors...had 18-point games at Saint Joseph's and in each of the A-10 Tournament games...averaged 16.6 ppg. over his last 17 games, while hitting 48.7 percent from the field...contributed double-figure scoring in a team-high 28 games, including nine straight, 16 of the last 17 games and 19 of his last 21 games...his streak of four straight 20-point games (LSU, Charlotte, UMass and Temple) made him the first XU player to accomplish that feat since then sophomore David West did it in the 2000-01 season...scored 24 on the strength of five three-pointers in the Temple win...scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting against UMass...made a team-high 84 three-pointers (seven against Auburn and six versus Charlotte)...ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10 in three-point percentage (.410) and sixth in three-pointers made per game (2.40)...had a 21-point effort at LSU that included 16 second-half points followed by his 23-point, career-high tying 10-rebound game against Charlotte...scored 24 at Virginia to go with six rebounds and two blocks...has shown steady improvement from his freshman (3.4 ppg.) to sophomore (4.1 ppg.) to junior (9.9 ppg.) years to this season...his 80.9 free throw percentage would have been tied for third in the Atlantic 10 but his free throws made average (2.2) was below the minimum...hit his last nine free throws at LSU, including eight in the final 2:19...came up big with 13 points, six rebounds and two assists against Miami (Ohio) while handling point guard duties in the second half for the first time in his XU career...scored 11 points on the strength of 8-of-10 free throw shooting in the win over Missouri and had 11 points in the win over Memphis.
ATLANTIC 10 HONORS: 2008-09 First Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection...earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors twice this season...averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in victories over Charlotte (1-28-09) and UMass (1-31-09) to earn the honor...shot 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the field...also earned A-10 Player of the Week honors after scoring a career-high 32 points in the win over Auburn on December 3, while setting career highs for three-pointers (7-of-9) and total field goals (10-of-13).
2007-08: Hit double figures in scoring in 20 games, including 22 points versus Richmond...had six three-pointers at Auburn and five in three other games...a hero of the NCAA Regional Semifinal win over West Virginia, scoring all eight of his points in overtime...hit two big three-pointers in the final 1:22 of overtime that erased a 74-72 WVU lead and gave XU a 78-74 lead with 30 seconds left...had his first career double-double in the win over Indiana with 19 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.
2006-07: Came up big in the win over BYU in the NCAA Tournament by hitting 3-of-4 from three-point range...played 15.8 minutes per game over the last 12 games (10-2 XU stretch), tops among the non-starters.
2005-06: Gave XU a lift off the bench in Xavier's last 11 games as a freshman, averaging 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 21.1 minutes per game.
AT ST. JOHN'S JESUIT: His school's all-time leading scorer (1,466) and second all-time leading rebounder (577)...2005 First Team Div. I All-State...two-time Toledo Blade Player of the Year...basketball coach: Ed Heintschel.
PERSONAL: A liberal arts major...born May 8, 1987 in Boston, Mass...parents are Benjamin Raymond Jr. and Sylvia Raymond.
|Points||32||vs.Auburn (December 3, 2008)|
|Field Goals Made||10||vs.Auburn (December 3, 2008)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||7||vs.Auburn (December 3, 2008)|
|Free Throws Made||9||at LSU(January 29, 2009)|
|Rebounds||10||vs. Charlotte (January 28, 2009)|
|Assists||4||vs. Saint Joseph's (February 10, 2008)|
|Steals||4||vs. Cincinnati (December 12, 2007)|