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Daniel Puckett
Daniel Puckett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McEwen, Tenn.

High School:
McEwen

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L


TULANE - A three-year letterwinner and returning starter who has played in 90 games with 31 starts . . . career numbers include 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

AS A JUNIOR (2007-08) - Played in 31 games and earned 18 starting assignments . . . averaged 5.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game . . . received his first start of the season vs. Huston-Tillotson . . . Tulane had a 11-7 record with him in the starting line-up . . . was third on the team in assists (45) . . . reached double figures in three games, including a season-high 16 points at Syracuse . . . finished with 14 points at UTEP and added 10 points vs. New Orleans . . . scored the game-tying field goal with 0:19 remaining in regulation at Tulsa . . . also tied his career high with 36 minutes and grabbed a season-best eight rebounds in the Tulsa game . . . dished out a season-high four assists vs. St. John's.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07) - Started in 13 of 30 games and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 7.1 points per game . . . averaged 20.4 minutes per outing and contributed 4.1 rebounds per contest . . . reached double figures in seven games . . . reached the scoring column in 29 of 30 games . . . registered 10 points and a career-best nine rebounds in 26 minutes vs. Huston-Tillotson (11/28) . . . produced nine points and played a career-high 31 minutes vs. Buffalo (12/6) . . . tied his career high with nine rebounds at TCU (12/9) . . . chalked up 12 points and added five rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals at Richmond (12/28) . . . produced 14 points, hitting a career-high four three-pointers and tied his single game record for assists with three in 36 minutes of action at Rice (1/13) . . . finished with 12 points vs. Tulsa (1/30) . . . produced 10 points vs. UTEP (2/7) . . . tallied 11 points vs. UCF (2/14) . . . scored a career-high 17 points at Marshall (2/17).

AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06) - Played in 29 games . . . collected five rebounds in the Wave's Conference USA Tournament win over Marshall (3/8) . . . played a season-high 23 minutes against East Carolina (2/25), scoring seven points with six rebounds . . . notched a career-best three steals against No. 3 Memphis (2/18) . . . tallied eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, and two steals in the Loyola win (2/7) . . . scored his first C-USA points with a three-pointer against Marshall (2/4) . . . seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and 16 minutes against LSU (1/3), while scoring two points . . . scored five points, including his first career three-pointer, with two boards, an assist, a block and a steal in 15 minutes against Richmond (12/27) . . . played 14 minutes with four points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal against Fairfield (12/3) . . . scored six points with six rebounds in eight minutes against Valparaiso (12/2) . . . recorded his first career basket with a layup against Butler (11/30) . . . scored his first career points with a pair of free throws in the loss to Texas A&M (11/26) . . . made his collegiate debut with three minutes of action against UNO (11/22), snagging one rebound.

HIGH SCHOOL - A two-time Class A all-state selection and a finalist for Mr. Basketball in the state of Tennessee at McEwan High School . . . as a senior, averaged 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 5.0 blocks per game . . . the career scoring leader at his high school with over 1,700 points . . . averaged 21 points, 8.7 rebounds and three assists per game as a junior . . . named the district player of the year as a junior while leading his young team to a 21-10 record and second place in the district.

PERSONAL - A digital design major . . . born October 6, 1986 . . . the son of Roger and Annette Puckett.

Puckett's Career Highs
Points
17 at Marshall (2/17/07)
Rebounds
9 vs. Huston-Tillotson (11/28/06)
Assists
3 vs. four opponents
Three Pointers
4 at Rice (1/10/07)
Free Throws
5 vs. East Carolina (2/28/07)
Steals
3 vs. Memphis (2/18/06)
Blocks
3 vs. Buffalo (12/6/06); UCF (2/14/07)
Minutes
36 at Rice (1/10/07)

Puckett's Career Statistics
Year	G-GS	Min-Avg	FG-A	Pct.	3FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	O-D-Reb	Avg.	PF-D	Ast	TO	Blk	Stl	TP	Avg.
2005-06	29-0	320-11.0	18-63	.286	5-23	.217	12-19	.632	12-46-58	2.0	37-0	18	25	12	13	53	1.8
2006-07	30-13	612-20.4	87-206	.422	13-56	.232	26-52	.500	30-93-123	4.1	80-2	38	52	19	24	213	7.1
2007-08	31-18	626-20.2	61-152	.401	12-34	.353	24-32	.750	30-66-96	3.1	72-1	45	46	15	22	158	5.1
Career	90-31	1558-17.3	166-421	.394	30-113	.265	62-103	.602	72-205-277	3.1	189-3	101	123	46	59	424	4.7