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Zam Fredrick

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Matthews, S.C.

High School:
Calhoun County

Last College:
Georgia Tech

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 209

Position:
G

Birthdate:
02/03/1986

Experience:
2 VL

2005-06 (at Georgia Tech):

Came off the bench for Tech's last eight games after starting 18 of the first 20 ... Finished out the year (last eight games) by averaging 14.4 points a game ... Scored 19 points at Florida State, 22 against NC State, 15 at North Carolina, 17 at Maryland, 13 against Duke, 17 at Clemson ... Made 51.0 percent of his field goals during that stretch, 44.0 percent (11-of-25) from three-point range, and averaged 4.1 assists, including nine (a career high for an ACC game) against Duke ... In Tech's win over NC State, had six assists and just one turnover, and made the two most important FG of the game, a three-pointer at 3:22 left and a baseline jumper with 1:03 left ... Reached double figures 12 times in Tech's last 19 games ... Also scored 12 vs. Vanderbilt, 11 at NC State, 14 vs. Clemson and 10 vs. Maryland ... Scored 18 at Centenary despite playing just 24 minutes due to foul trouble ... Had three or fewer turnovers in 13 of the last 17 games ... Had seven assists with just one turnover in 34 minutes on Jan. 14 at NC State, while scoring 11 points and taking a career-high seven boards ... His overall assist average of 3.93 per game ranked eighth in the ACC ... Shot the ball from long range much better over the final two months, 24-of-59 three-point shots (40.8 pct.) over his last 18 games (4-for-28 in the first 10) ... Averaged 11.1 points and 3.8 assists in regular season ACC games ... In games against Top-25 teams, has averaged 11.6 points, 5.9 assists, shot 42.3 percent from three-point range ... Put together an excellent game against Michigan State, scoring 11 points with a career-high 10 assists and five rebounds ... Tried an open 30-footer for the winning points at the buzzer, but was just long and the shot bounced off the back of the rim ... Had 16 double-digit scoring games, 10 of them in ACC games.

2004-05 (at Georgia Tech)

Played in 19 games, averaging 1.6 points and 0.8 assists ... Shot less than 30 percent from the field, but took care of the ball (just 10 turnovers) ... Had his best performances against Georgia, Charleston Southern and Lafayette, with six points in each game .... Played a career-high 17 minutes vs. CSU, and went 2-for-5 (both threes) from the floor against Lafayette ... Scored his first points against an ACC team against Florida State, knocking down a three in the first half of a game that was decided by three points ... Played 14 key minutes against Virginia, dishing three assists and grabbing two rebounds and one steal ... Played more limited minutes after that ... Played double figures in minutes four times and usually was on the floor to give Jack and Bynum a rest ... Played in only two of Tech's last 12 games, however, his only appearances coming against Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC Tournament (scored two points) and Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.

High School

Named "Mr. Basketball" in the state of South Carolina and a four-time all-state performer who set the state career scoring record with 3,481 points ... Lettered five seasons for his father, Zam, Sr., at Calhoun County High School, served as team captain three years, and helped his team win three state championships ... Averaged 34.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game as a senior ... Averaged 32 points, nine rebounds as a junior ... Ranked No. 68 nationally by Clark Francis in Basketball Times, No. 90 by TheInsiders.com and No. 126 by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 55 nationally by RivalsHoops and No. 23 among point guards ... Hoopmasters.com ranked him No. 63 nationally and No. 15 among point guards ... No. 94 nationally by Bob Gibbons and No. 81 by Van Coleman ... Played in the Pittsburgh Hoops World Classic in Pittsburgh and the Charm City Classic (16 pts., 4 reb., 2 ast.) in Baltimore, Md. ... Played for Team USA in the fifth annual Global Games in Dallas, Texas, averaging 4.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in five games ... Excellent student (4.0 GPA) who took community college courses during his senior year ... Graduated second in his class, and was on the Principal's List every semester in high school ... Was treasurer of the Student Government Association and senior class president.

Personal

Full name is Zambolist Fredrick II ... Goes by Zam or his nickname, "Buck" ... Born February 3, 1986, in Pesaro, Italy ... Son of Zam, Sr., and Debra Fredrick ... Father Zam was a basketball star at South Carolina in the late 1970s and early 1980s, leading the nation in scoring in 1981 ... Majoring in Management.

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