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5 John Azzinaro
Played a significant role in the Bison backcourt throughout his career ... showed the potential to be a big scorer and was not afraid to take important shots late in close games ... small in stature, but made up for it with outstanding speed and quickness ... excellent ballhandler ... smart player who competed with a ton of confidence ... played both the point and shooting guard positions ... traveled to Spain in the summer of 2016 for a basketball tour with Global Sports Academy ... had 103 career made 3FGs, just 3 shy of Bucknell's career top-20 list at the time ... career 37.7 3FG% ranked 14th at time of graduation.

Reserve guard with deep range who saw his minutes and productivity climb late in the season ... was a key piece in the rotation over the last month of the season ... made a 3FG in 3 of first 21 games of season, but then hit a 3FG in 10 of last 13 ... 18-34 3FG in last 12G ... averaged 3.0 ppg for the season, shooting 38.6 FG%, 41.4 3FG% ... played in 100th career game vs. Princeton ... strong game in win at Lafayette, with 11 pts. (3-6 FG, 2-5 3FG, 3-5 FT), 4 reb., 1 stl. ... 5 FTA were a career high ... went 4-4 3FG and scored season-high 12 pts. in home win over American ... 5 pts., 3 stl. in 12 min. vs. Holy Cross ... hit a 3FG and had a steal/breakaway layup on consecutive possessions ... matched season-high with 12 pts. (5-7 FG, 2-3 3FG) in home win over Colgate ... continued his hot shooting with 4-4 3FG night and 12 pts. at Loyola ... earned the start on Senior Day and recorded 8 pts., 3 reb., 1 stl. ... made first NCAA Tournament appearance vs. West Virginia.

Reserve two-guard played off the bench in all but two games ... averaged 3.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg and shot 38.3 3FG% (18-47) ... had a career game in a home win over Holy Cross hitting 7-10 3FGs en route to game-high 21 pts. ... made the most of his 13 min. on opening night vs. Shenandoah, scoring 14 pts. on 5-6 FG, 3-4 3FG. ... 7 pts. (3-5 FG) in 17 min. in win over Navy ... played season-high 30 min. in win at Boston University, tallying 7 pts., 5 reb. ... had career-high 3 stl. in win at Holy Cross ... hit both of his 3FG attempts and scored 9 pts. in home win over Army West Point.

Played in all 34 games, including 13 starts in the first half of the season ... averaged 5.4 ppg, 1.0 apg ... shot 33.3 FG%, 37.5 3FG%, 76.9 FT% ... 3rd on team with 45 3FGs ... ranked 15th in the Patriot League in 3FG% ... got season off to a great start with 13 pts., 6 reb. in 21 min. off bench in win over Marist ... hit a big 2nd-half 3FG at Villanova ... made first collegiate start at Toledo ... scored 18 pts. (6-11 FG, 4-7 3FG) vs. Penn State ... scored 15 pts. on 5-12 3FG vs. Case Western Reserve ... scored 10 of 12 pts. in 1st half at Colgate ... won the Navy home game for the Bison with a career-high 19 pts. on near-perfect shooting (6-7 FG, 5-5 3FG, 2-2 FT) ... Bucknell trailed Navy 61-55 until he hit 3FGs on 3 straight possessions in the final 2:11 ... broke 61-61 tie with a 3FG with 0:11 left ... forced a held ball to give Bucknell possession leading to his winning shot ... went 3-5 3FG and scored 9 pts. in win at Loyola ... hit 3 3FGs and scored 9 pts. in 12 min. in win over Lehigh ... led team with 14 pts. (4-7 FG, 2-5 3FG, 4-4 FT) in home win over Holy Cross ... named 5th Quarter Fresh Bison Athlete of Week on Jan. 19.

Enjoyed a productive rookie year as a backup guard ... averaged 3.4 ppg while shooting 33.7 FG%, 33.3 3FG% and 70.6 FG% ... recorded 25 asst. and only 14 TO in 28 games ... played 10 min. on opening night at Stanford and scored 5 pts. ... hit a 3FG on first career shot ... scored 9 pts. (4-5 FG) and grabbed 4 reb. at Mount St. Mary's ... made 2 first-half 3FGs and added 2 asst. in home win over Colgate ... played 22 min. at Holy Cross and recorded 7 pts., 3 asst. ... hit two 3FGs in home win over Navy ... closed out the home win over Army on the floor and had 5 pts., 4 asst., 0 TO in 17 min ... hit key 2nd-half 3FG in that win ... played a huge role in 2-pt. win at Loyola, scoring career-best 12 pts. (5-7 FG, 2-3 3FG) and also assisting on Cameron Ayers' winning 3FG with 0:16 left ... scored 9 pts. in season-high 27 min. in win at Boston University, including 7 in final 3:48 of a tight game ... hit a key 3FG that stretched a 4-pt. lead to 7 ... scored 9 pts., all in a 3-min. stretch in the 2nd half, in a home win over Lehigh ... hit two big 3FGs in Patriot League Tournament game vs. Army.

Full name is Jonathan Michael Azzinaro Jr. ... born May 31, 1994 ... son of John and Tymeia Azzinaro ... four-year starter at William J. Brennan High School in San Antonio ... three-year team captain ... two-time First Team All-State selection ... named District 28-4A MVP as a junior ... two-time all-district selection ... two-year member of the Super City Team ... graduated as the No. 5 all-time scorer in San Antonio high school basketball history ... scored over 2,500 career points ... as a senior had a 53-point game against Jay H.S. in the South San Tournament final ... earned MVP honors at that tournament ... led Brennan to state 4A semifinals in 2013 ... team was ranked No. 1 in state for much of the year ... major is economics ... member of 2017 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Brennan
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