Transferred to Marquette following the 2003-04 academic year.
As a Freshman (2003-04): Returned to the bench against Charlotte (3/6) after starting four straight games. Made his second straight start against Saint Louis (2/28), playing a career-high 32 minutes and scoring four points with four boards. Tallied 10 points and matched his career-high with five rebounds against UAB (2/25), hitting a pair of crucial free throws with 16.4 seconds to go. Exploded for a career-high 16 points, including four three-pointers, in the loss at Marquette (2/21). Matched his career-best with 10 points against TCU (2/14), while assisting on the game-winning basket with a pass to Vytas Tatarunas for the victory. Came off the bench to score a career-high 10 points to go with four rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes against USF (2/7). Scored a then-career-high eight points for the third time this year against UAB (1/28), while also matching his career-high in minutes with 21. Matched his career-high with eight points in 21 minutes against Savannah State (1/24). Scored seven points in 14 minutes of action against Memphis (1/20). Saw 19 minutes of action against #8 Louisville (1/17), snagging a pair of rebounds. Played a career-high 21 minutes against Nicholls State (12/31). Tallied three points and two boards against Mississippi State (12/27). Registered a career-best eight points with four rebounds and two assists against Northwestern (12/9). Tallied four points with a career-high three assists against Rice (12/3). Scored three points in 18 minutes of action against Southern (11/25) in his collegiate debut. Collected five rebounds in the win over UAPB (11/29).
Prep: A three-year letterwinner in basketball and soccer. A Street & Smith's All-American and a McDonald's All-American nominee as well as an all-state selection as a senior by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As a senior, averaged 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block per game for the Cadets. A two-time all-conference selection who helped his team to two Classic Suburban Conference championships. Team advanced to state championship game as a sophomore and sectional championship as a junior and senior. Averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior, including a 35-point effort which included eight three-pointers. Honorable mention all-state player as a junior. Captained his basketball team as a senior and was a two-time team captain in soccer, in which he earned all-league honors as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Daniel John Fitzgerald. Born August 12, 1984 in St. Paul, Minn. The son of Angel and John Fitzgerald. The fourth of five children (two brothers, two sisters). Plans to major in business at Tulane. Comes from a family of athletes. Father and older brother (Kevin) played D-III basketball at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis), while his mother played D-III volleyball at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Older twin sisters Shannon and Kelly were three-sport high school athletes.
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