Zach Rufer


Bloomingburg, N.Y.

High School:
Burke Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 191



Zach  Rufer


DANCE PARTY! Lafayette Captures Third Patriot League Title

Leopards are headed to the NCAA Tournament with 65-63 win over American


Boston U. Upends Men's Hoops, 74-60

Lafayette shoots less than 40 percent from the field for the second time this season


Men's Hoops Grinds Out Win at Colgate

Lindner hits four free throws in final 13.3 seconds to seal 59-54 victory


Lehigh Outshoots Men's Hoops in Rivalry Round One

Hawks went 26-of-50 from the field (52.0%) and 15-of-15 from the foul line


Lafayette Drops Second Straight Heartbreaker

Hinrichs' look at the buzzer off the mark


NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament -- First Half

Photos by Rick P. Smith


Lafayette vs. American

Photo by Rick Smith


Lafayette vs. Holy Cross

Lafayette vs. Holy Cross


Lafayette MBB at American

Lafayette men's basketball at American (2/14/15)


Lafayette MBB at Loyola

Lafayette men's basketball at Loyola (2/11/15)

General: Combo guard who is an excellent passer...has the ability to score, when necessary...very good three-point shooter...terrific perimeter defender.

2013-14: Played in 26 games off the bench...second on the team with 26 steals and led the team with 1.0 steal per night...averaged 3.7 points, 2.0 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game...scored five points and added five rebounds in the loss at Army (3/1)...scored five points and collected two steals in the loss at Colgate (2/26)...had three rebounds and three points against Lehigh (2/23)...scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting in the win over American (2/15)...hit a pair of threes in the win over Loyola (2/12)...scored two points and had a pair of steals at Bucknell (2/5)...hit a three and had two assists in the win over Navy (2/1) after missing four games with a concussion...scored seven points at Loyola (1/13)...hit a three-pointer in the loss to Boston (1/11)...hit a pair of threes and set season-highs in rebounds (5) and assists (3) against Bucknell (1/8)...had four points at Navy (1/5)...scored a season-high 10 points, including a trio of three-pointers, and had two steals against Army (1/2)...had three points, four rebounds and three steals at Seton Hall (12/27)...scored eight points and matched his career high with four steals against Immaculata (12/17)...hit a three-pointer in the win at Wagner (12/3)...grabbed three rebounds against Yale (11/26).

2012-13: Played in all 34 games off the bench...scored 2.1 points in 12.6 minutes per game and handed out 43 assists on the year...added two points in the semifinal win over Lehigh (3/9)...chipped in five points in 14 minutes in Lafayette's Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal win over Holy Cross (3/6)...blocked a shot in the win over American (3/2)...scored a career-high 11 points in the win over Navy (2/9)...grabbed five rebounds against Colgate (1/30)...matched his season high with four assists at Minnesota (12/22)...set new career highs with eight points, seven rebounds and four steals against Arcadia (12/18)...added five points at LIU-Brooklyn (12/1)...netted five points and secured two steals vs. Princeton (11/25)...scored three points and collected three boards at Maryland (11/20)...dished out four assists in 20 minutes at Morehead State (11/18)...led Lafayette with six rebounds and hit his first career three-pointer at Kentucky (11/16)...grabbed five boards in 19 minutes against LIU-Brooklyn (11/12)...played 12 minutes in his college debut against St. Francis N.Y. (11/9).

High School: Averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game in his senior season...guided his squad to the Class B State Semifinal...named the Times Herald-Record Player of the Year in 2010-11 and 2011-12...as a junior, he contributed 15.0 points per game, including 22.0 points per game in the postseason, leading his team to a Class B state title.

Personal: Son of John and Sherri Rufer...has an older brother, John, and an older sister, Megan...born on Aug. 6, 1994.

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