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Guy Rucker
Guy Rucker

Hometown:
Inkster, MI

High School:
John Glenn HS

Position:
Center

Hawk-Item - Ranks 6th in career blocked shots with 84...39 blocked shots in 1997 ranks third best by an Iowa freshman and ninth best overall for a single season...played in just two games on summer tour in England, averaging 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 54.2% from the field.

1998-99 - Co-winner of Best Defensive Player award...played in 29 games, with 13 starts...second on tea in blocked shots (25), while averaging 6.7 points and 3.9 rebounds...eight points (4-6 FGs) and six rebounds vs. Connecticut...four points, three rebounds and one blocked shot vs. Arkansas...seven points and season-high nine rebounds vs. Ohio State...eight points in 13 minutes vs. Michigan State...eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots vs. Penn State...12 points (6-8 FGs) and six rebounds at Michigan State...seven points, five rebounds and career-high five blocked shots at Minnesota...11 points and five rebounds vs. Illinois, hitting 3-6 FGs and 5-6 FTs...four points and seven rebounds in win over Indiana...11 points and five rebounds vs. Coppin State...12 points, five rebounds and a blocked shot vs. Missouri...eight points, six rebounds and a blocked shot at Kansas...10 points and seven rebounds in win over Detroit...10 points, six rebounds and two assists at Drake...12 points and six rebounds vs. Creighton...12 points, four rebounds and two assists vs. Northern Iowa...15 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots vs. Western Illinois, hitting 6-13 FGs and 3-4 FTs...39 blocked shots in 1997 ranks third best by an Iowa freshman and ninth best overall for a single season.

1997-98 - Five points and five rebounds in 11 minutes vs. Indiana...six points, four rebounds and three blocked shots at Michigan State...six points and three rebounds at Wisconsin...six points, six rebounds and one assist at Penn state...13 points and five rebounds vs. Michigan State...14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Northwestern...13 points and six rebounds at Indiana...12 points while hitting 4-5 FTs, to go with two blocks vs. Bucknell...11 points while shooting 5-7 from the floor vs. St. Bonaventure...10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Mayaguez for second double-double of the season...11 points, three rebounds and two blocked shots in win at Iowa State, including blocked shot in final seconds to secure 60-59 win...eight points and three rebounds in win over Long Island...13 points, six rebounds and a career-high three assists vs. Chicago State...10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds vs. North Texas. Also had four assists, three blocked shots and a steal.

1996-97 - Averaged 10.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, shooting .518 from the field and .662 from the free throw line...played in all 32 games and started all but the season opener...scored in double figures in 11 of last 14 games, improving career-high in each of last two regular-season outings...10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots vs. Kentucky...19 points, five rebounds and season-high four blocked shots in NCAA win over Virginia...career-high 20 points (10-17 FGs) and eight rebounds in win at Northwestern...18 points (9-12 FGs) and seven rebounds in win over Penn State...16 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots in home win over Purdue...six points, five rebounds and two blocks in win over Michigan...15 points and six rebounds in home loss to Minnesota...17 points (8-13 FGs) and four rebounds at Michigan State...16 points on 7-11 FGs and 2-2 FT, and one block at Illinois...12 points and two steals vs. Indiana, hitting 4-8 FGs and 4-6 FTs...15 points (7-13 FG) and six rebounds vs. Illinois...10 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots at Minnesota...eight points and career-high 10 rebounds at Michigan...11 points and two blocked shots vs. Ohio State...15 points at Purdue, hitting 7-8 FGs...10 points and six rebounds vs. Northwestern...14 points (6-8 FG) and seven rebounds in just 17 minutes vs. Cal State Northridge...17 points (8-10 FGs) and six rebounds vs. Austin Peay...16 points, six rebounds and a blocked shot vs. Chaminade...12 points and nine rebounds vs. LSU...10 points and seven rebounds in first career start vs. California.

1995-96 - Redshirted.

High School - Earned first team all-conference and all-Division honors as a senior...selected to participate in Magic's Roundball Classic at the Palace in Auburn Hills following senior season...named team captain and team MVP as a senior, leading team to a 16-3 record...prep team compiled a 48-17 mark over his final three seasons...holds career records for rebounds and blocked shots at John Glenn...averaged 22 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots per game as a senior, shooting 69% from the field and 75% from the free throw line...averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks as a junior.

Personal - Born 7/27/77...African American world studies major...high school coach was Mike Schuette.

YEAR	G/GS	FG-A	PCT	FT-A	PCT	RB	AVG	AS	TO	BK	ST	PTS	AVG
Fresh.	32/31	146-282	.518	47-71	.662	181	5.7	13	55	39	11	339	10.6
Soph.	31/20	88-180	.489	30-45	.667	101	3.3	26	47	20	9	206	6.6
Jun.	29/13	79-165	.479	37-61	.607	114	3.9	13	44	25	9	195	6.7
Career	92/64	313-627	.499	114-177	.644	396	4.3	52	146	84	29	740	8.0
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