30 - Matt Van Scyoc
Matt Van Scyoc
Height: 6-6
Weight: 218
Year: So.
Hometown: Green Lake, Wisc.
High School: Green Lake
Position: Guard/Forward
Major: Business

2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Made an immediate impact on The Citadel lineup by becoming the first freshman in program history to rank in the top 10 in points (fifth-321), field goals made (eighth-110), 3-point field goals made (third-58), free throws made (sixth-56) and minutes played (fourth-928) … joined 2007-08 freshmen Austin Dahn, Zach Urbanus and Cameron Wells as the only Bulldog rookie to start all 30 contests … placed in the top five of 13 statistical categories for the 2012-13 season including minutes (second-928), field goals made (second-110), field goals attempted (second-259), 3-point field goals (first-58), 3-point field goals attempted (first-156), free throws made (third-56), free throws attempted (fourth-73), free throw percentage (third-.767), offensive rebounds (fourth-19), defensive rebounds (fourth-74), total rebounds (fourth-93), blocks (first-20) and points (second-334) … tabbed all-freshman team by the Southern Conference coaches and media after ranking 23rd in league scoring average (11.6), 10th in league free throw percentage (77.6) and eighth among conference teams in 3-point field goals made (35) … responded with 18 points (5-10 FG), seven rebounds and three steals in his collegiate debut against VMI … finished with a team-high 16 points after hitting 6-of-9 from the floor and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc in a 62-45 win over Montreat … was 7-of-11 (.636) from the field, including three 3-pointers, en route to a game-high 17 points in a win over Union (Ky.) … registered a game-high 20 points after converting 6-of-14 from the field and 5-of-10 from 3-point range against Chattanooga … continued his hot shooting stretch with a 19-point effort against Samford where he connected on 6-of-14 field goals and 4-of-9 from beyond the arc … led the Dogs to a 70-55 victory over Georgia Southern after notching a game-high 21 points by knocking down 7-of-11 (.636) from the floor and 5-of-8 (.625) from 3-point range … finished off January with three 20-point contests following a 20-point outing against Elon in which he was 7-of-14 from the field … established a season-high in points (24) during The Citadel’s 80-77 overtime victory at Appalachian State … successfully knocked down 8-of-12 (.667) from the field and converted 4-of-6 (.667) from beyond the arc, while climbing the glass for six rebounds against the Mountaineers.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Green Lake High School in Green Lake, Wisc. … left as all-time leading scorer (1,764 points) and rebounder (828) for both Green Lake High School and the Trailway Conference … knocked down 55-of-110 of his attempts from beyond the arc in 2012, giving him the best 3-point field goal percentage (50%) of any player in the state of Wisconsin … came through with a pair of 40-point outings when he finished with 42 points against Rio on Nov. 29, four days after a 41-point showing against Wautoma … wrapped up his senior season with a 12-point outing, hitting 4-of-12 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line, in the 2012 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) D5 All-Star Game … established a Trailway Conference single-season record in points (561) and rebounds (306) and earned a pair of conference Most Valuable Player awards over the course of his career …  was a unanimous first team WBCA all-state selection in consecutive seasons … named all-state and first team all-conference on three occasions … and enjoyed success in the classroom where he was recognized as one of 32 athletes by the Wisconsin Athletic Association as an exemplary scholar-athlete … a three-sport athlete, Van Scyoc earned four letters each in track and cross country … played for coach Dennis Brooks.

PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Van Scyoc … son of Rebecca and Charles Van Scyoc …  has a sister Katie and a brother Chris … considered Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, University of Illinois at Chicago, Miami (Ohio), Nevada and North Dakota before signing his National Letter of Intent to attend The Citadel … first known Wisconsin native in Citadel basketball history … majoring in business.

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