Men's Basketball

    24 Robert Vaden  
    Robert Vaden


    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Bridgton (Me.) Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 224




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    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005-06)

    Emerged as one of the top players in the Big Ten during sophomore season • his versatility enabled him to lead the Hoosiers in assists (109) and steals (38), while also ranking second on the squad in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.5 rpg) • started all 31 contests for IU, running his consecutive start streak to 60 games, the most by an IU player since Jared Jeffries start 70 consecutive games from 2001-2003 • named All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the media and league head coaches • hit 12 straight three-pointers during a three-game stretch against Butler (4-of-4), Ball State (6-of-6) and Michigan (hit first two attempts), which fell only three short of the NCAA Division I record of 15 • hit a school record-tying eight three-point field goals on his way to a career-high 26 points against Iowa (1/24/06) • recorded three double-doubles during the campaign • recorded first career double-double at Wisconsin (2/8/06) with 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds • led IU in scoring (21), rebounds (10) and assists (5) in win over then-No. 18/16 Michigan State (2/26/06) • earned his third career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds at Purdue (3/1/06) • earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor on Jan. 2 with a terrific performance at Ball State (12/31/05) in which he set a school record going a perfect 6-of-6 from three-point range • finished with a team-high 18 points and three assists in 36 minutes in the NCAA Tournament first-round win over San Diego State (3/16/06) • scored all 17 of his points in the second half against Michigan (1/3/06) and led IU in points, rebounds (six) and assists (four) • matched then-career-highs with 22 points on a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point range against Butler (12/23/05) to go along with seven rebounds • notched 22 points to go along with career-high performances in assists (eight) and steals (five) at Western Illinois (11/26/05).

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004-05)

    Named to the Big Ten All-Freshmen team as selected by the league's coaches • one of only two players (D.J. White) to have started all 29 contests during season • finished as both the team's third-leading scorer (10.2) and rebounder (4.3) • averaged 1.55 steals per game which led IU and was fifth-best in the Big Ten • also led IU in free throw percentage (.803) and total minutes (980) • tallied a career-high 18 points at Michigan on Feb. 20 • collected 15 points and six boards in the win over Michigan on Jan. 19 • had 14 points in 26 minutes of action against Minnesota on Feb. 12 • had 12 points and a team-best eight boards against Western Illinois on Nov. 27 • had 12 points and a career-best five assists vs. Northwestern on March 5 • accounted for 11 points and six rebounds in 45 minutes of action in the double-overtime win at Purdue on Jan. 15 • scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds against Indiana State on Nov. 23 • had career-best five steals, to go along with six points and three boards in win over Ball State on Dec. 28.


    Averaged 26 points and eight rebounds per game at Bridgton (Me.) Academy in 2003-04 to lead team to 27-7 mark and a semifinal appearance in the New England Class A Prep School Tournament • rated No. 47 in the final Top 100 • came off the bench to score 21 points on 6-of-8 from the floor and hitting all three of his three-pointers in the 2004 Jordan Capital Classic on April 17 • as a junior at Indianapolis Pike High School, averaged 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game to lead the team to a 29-0 record, the Indiana Class 4A title and a No. 2 ranking in the final USA Today national prep poll • he then transferred to Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, in August of his senior year • rated eighth among small forwards and 44th overall by • was named the Indianapolis Star Marion County Player of the Year • the son of the late Robert Head was born March 3, 1985 and is enrolled in University Division.

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