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Michael Gruner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bethesda, Md.

High School:
Walt Whitman

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
Guard

Major:
Economics & Business

Michael Gruner

General: Enters his third season as a starter in the Leopards' backcourt...reliable ballhandler over his career with a 1.4 assist/turnover ratio...one of the Leopards' top defenders...will be challenged to run the offense from the point guard spot... is a Marquis Scholar, the top academic honor given out to Lafayette College students...has served as the Hoff Awards Committee Chair and is an intern for the Lafayette Leaders Education Committee...Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection.

2009-10: (As of March 13, 2010) Contributed eight points against Colgate (3/3)...led team with five assists and four steals at American (2/27)...dished out six assists at Army (2/24)...contributed 12 points, six assists, and a season-high two blocks against Lehigh (2/21)...scored 10 points at Bucknell (2/17)...netted eight points and four boards against Navy (2/13)...tallied 10 points and five rebounds against Colgate (2/10)...recorded five rebounds and three steals against American (1/30)...grabbed five rebounds and had three assists against Army (1/27)...scored nine points, pulled down six boards and had three steals at Lehigh (1/23)...netted 14 points and had three steals against Bucknell (1/20)...scored nine points and had two steals against Holy Cross (1/9)...went 6-of-6 from the line against Penn (1/3)...grabbed a season-high six rebounds at Delaware (12/29)...had a season-high seven assists and four rebounds at St. Francis, N.Y. (12/22)...led the team with six assists against FDU (12/9)...scored seven points and had four assists at La Salle (12/3)...three free throws with 28 seconds left tied the game vs. St. Peter's (11/30)...scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds at Georgetown (11/28)...contributed 13 points and was 3-for-4 from beyond the arc against Hartford (11/24)...had three assists and three steals in a win at NJIT (11/21)...scored 17 points at St. Francis (Pa.) (11/19)...registered eight points and two steals at Sacred Heart (11/15)...played for 13 minutes against Wagner (11/13) before getting poked in the eye and missed the rest of the game.

2008-09: Played in 24 games, starting 19...averaged 8.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game...led the team with 43 steals...hit 26 three-pointers...led the team in scoring three times and rebounding five times...selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll...scored in double figures in 10 games...scored 10 points in Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals at American (3/4)...drained a three with 27 seconds left against American (2/28) to send the game into overtime while posting his first career double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds)...tallied 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and game-high three steals vs. Army (2/25)...secured a crucial rebound with 29 seconds on the clock and the score tied at 62 at Lehigh (2/22) and gave Lafayette a lead with a free throw after getting fouled under the basket...posted 16 points and game-high three steals in win against Bucknell (2/18)...scored team-high 15 points in addition to career-high four steals and first block of season at Navy (2/14)...dished out a team-high three assists and swiped a team-high three steals vs. Colgate (2/11)...grabbed team-high five boards, four offensive, and added seven points, three assists and two steals at FDU (2/2)...led team for first time in scoring with 12 points vs. Army (1/28) in addition to season-high five assists, four rebounds and three steals...grabbed six rebounds while scoring 12 points at Penn (1/6)...knocked down 15 points, including three-of-four free throws and four three-pointers, that sealed win over Princeton (12/30)...scored 11 points and grabbed team-high five boards vs. Towson (12/28)...managed seven points and four assists at Penn State (12/21)...tallied 11 points and snatched four rebounds against Robert Morris (12/17) in 23 minutes off the bench...returned to the court against Fordham for five minutes after missing five games due to a thigh contusion sustained in practice.

2007-08: Played in all 30 games, started 28 as arguably the Leopards' most improved player...averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 assists per game...finished second on the team in steals with 33...hit for 81 percent from the free throw line...managed six points and six rebounds in his first career start vs. Wagner (11/9)...led the team with three steals at Stony Brook (11/12) and scored 10 points...one of five players to score in double figures against UMBC (11/20) with 10 points...registered a career-high 13 points and four assists vs. Penn (11/28)...scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds against NJIT (12/3)...had six points at Rutgers (12/5)...dished out a career-high eight assists at Columbia (12/8)...made a career-high six field goals en route to 13 points at Towson (12/19) and also grabbed a career-high six rebounds...finished with nine points, including 7-of-9 at the line at Robert Morris (12/3)...dished out three assists at Mississippi State (1/5)...was on the floor for 38 minutes at Princeton (1/9) and finished with nine points...scored nine points against Holy Cross (1/12)...at Colgate (1/16) dished out a team-high six assists...scored 12 points at Navy (1/19)...dropped in 10 points in 80-68 win over Bucknell...netted 11 points and finished with three assists at Lehigh (1/26)...led the team with five assists and dropped in five points against American (2/2)...chipped in 10 points at Holy Cross (2/9)...matched his career-high scoring effort with 13 points against Colgate (2/13)...team-leader with four assists vs. Navy (2/16)...matched his career-high with 13 points at Bucknell (2/20); went 8-for-9 from the line...led the team with three assists at American (3/1) and contributed eight points.

2006-07: Played in 19 games as a rookie...scored at least one basket in six games for the Leopards...knocked down his first collegiate three-pointer at Lehigh (1/20)...went 2-for-4 from the charity stripe at Temple (12/28)...grabbed three rebounds in seven minutes at NJIT (12/4)...recorded his first block at UMBC (11/21)...contributed his first collegiate points on a three-point play against Notre Dame (11/14).

High School: Led his high school squad to the Maryland 4A state title, the first such title for Walt Whitman High School...averaged 19.9 ppg while leading Whitman to a 24-3 record...scored 23 of his team's 39 points in a 39-38 win in state title game...earned 2006 All-Met First Team honors as selected by the Washington Post and was the Gazette Co-Player of the Year, sharing honors with the NBA's 2007-08 Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant of Montrose Christian...played in the 33rd Annual Capital Classic, a renowned high-school basketball all-star game played each year in Washington, D.C....scholar-athlete award winner at Walt Whitman....Born 6/30/88.

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