Men's Basketball



    24 Robert Vaden  
    Robert Vaden

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Bridgton (Me.) Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 224

    Position:
    Guard/Forward

    Experience:
    1L


    02/14/2014

    Indiana at Purdue on Saturday as Part of #RivalryWeek on ESPN

    The gam tips off at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN

    02/11/2014

    Indiana And Penn State Meet In Assembly Hall On Wednesday

    The game starts at 7 p.m.ET on Big Ten Network

    02/07/2014

    Hoosiers and Gophers Ready To Battle Saturday Night

    The game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network

    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.

    PREP/PERSONAL

    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 Insiders.com 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 Rivals.com • 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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