UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
Albert Mouring 6'3 190 G
1999-2000: Started all 35 games at shooting guard. Finished No. 2 on the team in scoring at 13.9 per game and averaged 14.8 points per game in league games. Led the team in three-point shooting at 47.8%, the highest single season percentage in school history. Was No. 6 in the nation in three-point field goal percentage. Hit at a 50.6% clip on threes in league games, tops in the BIG EAST on the season. Led the team in scoring 14 times, reached double figures 26 times, and registered seven 20-point games on the season. Finished second on the team in assists, 2.3 per game, and in free throw percentage at 84.3%. Averaged 33.0 minutes per game, and 35.6 in league games. Was named CBS Sports Player of the Game with 17 points in 39 minutes in season ending NCAA loss to Tennessee. Named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2000 BIG EAST Tournament after scoring 61 points in four games, including 22 in the championship game against St. Johns. Hit on a career-high six three-pointers in the championship game vs. St. Johns. Had a career-best 23 points, including five-of-five shooting from three-point range, in win over Boston College.
1998-99: Played in 32 games as the first man off the
UConn bench. Scored 11 points on four-of-six shooting,
hitting three-of-four three-pointers, in NCAA Sweet
Sixteen win over Iowa. Finished fourth on the team in
scoring at 7.1 points per game, while veraging 2.5 rebounds per game.
1997-98: Appeared off the bench in 15 games. Totaled 16
points, for a 1.1 avg, in 15 contests. Scored in each of
his first five college games.
High School: Considered one of the nations Top 50 recruits
following his senior season at Colonel Richardson HS in
Federalsburg, MD. Averaged 35.2 points per game as a senior.
Excellent long-range shooter who totaled 2,513 points during his high school career.
You would be hard pressed to find a better outside shooter than Albert Mourning.
Throughout his college career he has proven to be one of the most consistent shooting guards in the Big East.
In addition to his solid offensive skills, he also possesses good defensive skills, because if you don't play
good strong man/man defense you don't play at UCONN. There is no doubt that Mourning has the ability to play professionally,
the only question will be where. Is it the ABA 2000, IBL, or overseas.
Edmund Saunders 6'8 230 F
1999-2000: Appeared in 33 games, starting 21. Averaged 7.6 points and 4.9 rebounds,
third on the team. Finished No. 2 on the squad with 36 steals and also had 13 blocked shots. Reached double
figures 11 times in 1999-2000, and led the team in rebounding seven times, in steals nine times and had two
double-doubles. Had nine points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in NCAA First Round win over Utah
State. Totaled 14 points and nine rebounds vs. Seton Hall in the BIG EAST quarterfinals.
1998-99: Appeared in 35 games as UConns top frontcourt reserve and a veraged 6.0 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest.
Scored in double figures nine times and reached double figures in rebounds in five contests. Averaged 7.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in six NCAA Tournament contests.
Had 13 points on five-of-five shooting in NCAA opener vs. Texas-San Antonio and followed that up with 10-point, 10-rebound double-double in round two vs. New Mexico.
Scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in "Final Eight" win over Gonzaga.
High School: National Top 50 recruit during scholastic playing days at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, CT.
Was a two-time First Team All-State pick. Completed high school career with 2,087 points and 1,085 rebounds.
Averaged 29.9 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as Holy Cross posted a 21-2 record in his senior season.
As is the case with the majority of the forwards who have played at Connecticut under Jim Calhoun
Saunders is a totally team oriented player whose best basketball is ahead of him. He can score, play defense, and pass.
What is not to like about Edmund Saunders? Nothing, he can play in the ABA 2000, IBL, or overseas. If a team needs a forward
who can do it all, while still putting the team first then look no further, Edmund Saunders is you player.
Souleymane Wane 6'11 240 C
1999-2000: Played in 34 of 35 games, while making one start. Averaged 4.3 points and 4.8 rebounds on the season. Finished third on the squad
with 32 blocked shots. Reached double figures in points and rebounds two times each. Had eight points and seven rebounds in NCAA Second Round vs. Tennessee. Had nine
rebounds in the win over Seton Hall in the BIG EAST quarterfinals and ten rebounds in win over Arizona at Great Eight. Had a career-high 14 points in 16 minutes of play vs. Massachusetts.
1998-99: Played in 30 games, starting both regular season games vs. Syracuse. Averaged 2.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Totaled four points and a steal in only
eight minutes of play in the National Championship Game vs. Duke. Gave UConn a big lift off the bench in semifinal and championship games of BIG EAST Tournament, totaling
ten points and adding two blocked shots. Totaled 22 blocked shots during season. Scored a season-high nine points vs. Wagner. Had his best rebounding and blocks efforts of the year
in the season opener vs. Quinnipiac, registering nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
1997-98: In 28 college contests, totaled 107 rebounds (3.8 avg.) and 31 blocks (1.1/game) while adding 54 points (1.9 avg.). Totaled 12 points and six blocked shots in three BIG EAST
Tournament games. Came off the bench in first college game and scored five points while adding team highs of eight rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes of action. Scored seven points with 11
rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes of action vs. Notre Dame.
High School: Played his first and only season of organized basketball during 1995-96 at Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, NY and averaged 18 points and 15 rebounds per game during the final 10 games of his one year at the school.
Wane has the potential to become a very solid professional player. All he needs is experience, something that was hard to get at UCONN with their great talent. He is a good rebounder and shot blocker. His
footwork is improving and with work he will be a very good player. Athletic 6'11 players are not easy to find, and Wane is one of the most coachable and hard working post players around. He can play in the IBL, ABA 2000, or overseas.