Zam Fredrick II
Sat out the year after he transferred from Georgia Tech where he started as a point guard his sophomore year ... Known mainly as a scorer in high school, has since displayed more play-making skills and has become a much better defender ... Former Mr. Basketball in the state of South Carolina (2005) ... Will be eligible for play in the 2007-08 season ... Wingspan is 78 inches ... When transferring, he `knew I really wanted to come home to South Carolina to play for the Gamecocks.'
Averaged 28.8 mpg, 10.6 ppg, 4 apg and 2.5 rpg ... 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 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 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 ... 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 ... Had 16 double-digit scoring games, 10 of them in ACC games.
Averaged 6.7 mpg, 1.6 ppg, 0.8 apg and 0.6 rpg ... Played in 19 games ... 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.
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 and 23 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 ppg his sophomore year ... 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 ... Hoopsters.com ranked him No. 63 nationally and No. 15 among point guards ... No. 94 nationally by Bob Gibbons and No. 81 by Van Coleman.
Points: 22 vs. NC State (2/12/06)
Rebounds: 7 at NC State (1/14/06)
Assists: 10 at Michigan State (11/30/05)
Steals: 2 vs. 6 teams (last time: at Boston College 1/8/06)
FG Made: 9 vs. NC State (2/12/06)
FG Attempts: 16 at Clemson (3/4/06)
FG%: .714 (5-7) at Florida State (2/8/06)
3P Made: 3 vs. 4 teams (last time: at North Carolina 2/15/06)
3P Attempts: 9 at Virginia Tech (1/31/06)
FT Made: 8 vs. Elon (11/21/05)
FT Attempts: 10 vs. Elon (11/21/05)
Minutes Played: 38 vs. Boston College (1/8/06)