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Eric Vianney
Eric Vianney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Yaounde, Cameroon

High School:
Picayune (Miss.)

Last College:
Illinois State

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
04/28/1986

Experience:
2L


TULANE - A two-year letterwinner who has played in 71 games with 14 starts and holds a career scoring average of 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09) - Played in 30 games and earned eight starts . . . reached double figures in five games . . . set the school's single game record for three-point field goal percentage by hitting all five attempts and finishing a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, while adding career-highs of 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes against Rice (1/10) . . . tallied 16 points and three assists at Houston and finished with 17 points in a career-high 37 minutes vs. UCF . . . played 31 minutes and posted 13 points and added four assists vs. East Carolina (1/7) . . . played 30 minutes and hit two game-winning free throws with 0:05 remaining to win the game vs. Nicholls State.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2007-08) - Started the first six games of the season and played in 30 contests . . . reached double figure scoring in four games . . . scored a career-best 10 points against Auburn in the season opener and matched the total with 10 points vs. Nicholls State, Gardner-Webb and Marshall (3/5) . . . dished out a career-best five assists vs. East Carolina (1/26) . . . finished third on the team with 18 three-pointers and was fourth for assists (44).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07) - Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules.

PRIOR TO TULANE - Spent one season at Illinois State where he played in 11 games during the 2005-06 campaign and averaged 1.2 points and 0.5 rebounds per game, while logging 39 minutes.

HIGH SCHOOL - Played his senior season at Picayune (Miss.) High School and helped the Maroon Tide to a 31-4 record and the Class 5A South State Championship . . . averaged 13 points, four rebounds and eight assists per game . . . has played basketball since the age of eight . . . an honorable mention all-state selection.

PERSONAL - Majoring in computer information systems . . . born Ayangma Guiako Vianney (pronounced: EYE-yung-mah GEE-eck-oh VEE-ah-nay) on April 28, 1986, in Yaoundé, Cameroon . . . nickname is Eric . . . one of nine children of Ayangma Albert and Ngeubong Madeleine Vianney . . . speaks five languages.

Vianney's Career Highs
Points
18 vs. Rice (1/10/09)

Rebounds
7 vs. Gardner-Webb, 12/8/07

Assists
5 vs. East Carolina, 1/23/08; Rice (1/10/09)

Three Pointers
5 vs. Rice (1/10/09)

Free Throws
6 vs. East Carolina, 3/8/08

Steals
3 vs. three opponents

Blocks
1 at Syracuse, (12/1/07); UAB, (3/1/08)

Minutes
37 vs. UCF (1/31/09)

Vianneys 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	11-0 	39-3.5 	4-8 	.500 	3-5 	.600 	2-5 	.400 	1-4-5 	0.5	9-0 	2 	6 	0 	2 	13 	1.2
2006-07	DNP- Redshirt
2007-08	30-6	478-15.9	37-93	.398	18-57	.316	20-29	.690	8-46-54	1.8	51-2	44	35	2	18	112	3.7
2008-09	30-8	563-18.8	59-157	.376	32-88	.364	21-30	.700	8-46-54	1.8	64-2	53	31	0	26	171	5.7
Totals	71-14	1080-15.2	100-258	.390	53-150	.353	43-64	.672	17-96-113	1.6	124-4	99	42	2	46	296	4.2

*Totals at Illinois State