Men's Basketball

Phil Puccia
Phil Puccia

Class: SR

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Height: 6-2

An offensive-minded guard ... Best on the team at moving without the ball ... Can change the momentum of any game ... Gives Barry a three-point threat from anywhere on the floor ... Tireless worker ... Well-coached player with great basketball habits ... A team player.

JUNIOR (2005-06): Played in 28 games, making 23 starts ... One of seven players to average at least seven points per game as the Bucs featured a balanced attack ... Scored in double figures seven times and scored nine points seven more ... Hit 8-for-16 from the field and 5-for-11 from three-point range to score a career-high 25 points against Tampa on Jan. 28 ... Scored 8.3 points and lead the team with 56 three-pointers ... Led the Buccaneers to the championship game of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament ... One of six players who combined to play all but nine minutes in the tournanent ... Averaged 11.0 points per game in the tournament, tying Amadou Fall for second on the team.

COLLEGE (Santa Fe CC): A two-year letterwinner for coach Chris Mowry at Santa Fe Community College ... A member of two Mid-Florida Conference Championship squads ... Averaged 5.8 points per game, 1.5 rebounds, and posted 46 steals in his career with the Saints ... Named to the 2004-05 Mid-Florida Conference All-Academic Team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered for two years under coach Gregg Ross at North Tonawanda High ... Named to the All-Niagara Frontier League team ... Averaged 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds in his senior year with the Lumberjacks,

PERSONAL: Son of Philip and Brenda Puccia ... Has two sisters, Cristina and Cassie ... Majoring in accounting ... Helped lead the Barry entry in the Pharmed Summer League to the championship.

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