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42 Cameron Ayers

Versatile, steady guard who has become one of the top players in the Patriot League ... can play the point or wing ... came to Bucknell with an outstanding basketball pedigree ... demonstrated a mature, well-rounded game from the time he entered the program ... very poised athlete ... an outstanding shooter who can also drive and pass ... strong defender and rebounder at 6’5” ... has a team-first mentality ... enters senior year with 1,065 points to rank 31st in program history ... invited to Chris Paul’s CP3 Elite Guard Camp in 2011 and 2012.

First Team All-Patriot League and Patriot League All-Tournament selection ... once again a starter on the wing ... ranked 12th in the Patriot League in scoring (12.4 ppg), 10th in FG% (.467), 10th in 3FG% (.396) ... committed only 33 TOs in 34 games ... tied for the team lead with 21 steals ... had a big game on opening night at Purdue, leading the Bison with 18 pts. (7-14 FG, 4-5 FT) in the win ... in that game had 3 second-half 3-pt. plays, all of which gave Bucknell the lead ... had 12 pts. in win at Niagara ... only 3 baskets vs. New Mexico State came on consecutive possessions, stretching a 4-pt. lead to 10 in 2nd half ... scored 14 pts. at Penn State, all in 2nd half ... recorded a double-double vs. Dartmouth with 13 pts., 10 reb. ... went 7-8 FT vs. Dartmouth, setting career highs for FT and FTA ... had 9 pts., 4 asst. in win over Kent State and helped hold KSU leading scorer Chris Evans (18 ppg) to 5 pts. ... leading scorer at Saint Francis with 13 pts. (5-8 FG, 3-5 3FG) ... scored 14 pts. at Princeton ... team-high 16 pts. in win at Cornell ... streak of 28 straight without committing multiple turnovers ended at Cornell ... tallied 13 pts., 7 reb. at Missouri ... strong game in PL opener vs. Army, totaling 15 pts. (6-10 FG, 3-3 3FG), 3 asst. ... had 9 pts., 6 reb., and career-high 8 asst. vs. Lehigh ... tallied 15 pts., 3 asst. in win at Holy Cross ... 14 pts. on 6-12 FG in win at American ... led team with 19 pts. (8-14 FG, 3-6 3FG) in 2-pt. win at Army, scoring 8 of team’s final 11 pts. ... 13 pts., 7 reb., 5 asst. in home win over Colgate ... season-high 20 pts. (8-12 FG, 4-6 3FG) at Lafayette ... acrobatic layup with 0:12 left gave Bucknell a 5-pt. lead and clinched win at Lehigh ... hit 4-5 3FG and scored 15 pts. vs. Holy Cross ... scored 1,000th career point vs. American ... in that game tallied 18 pts. (7-9 FG), 6 reb., 3 asst., 0 TO ... led team with 14 pts. (3-5 3FG) at Navy ... scored 17 of his 19 pts. (8-16 FG) in 2nd half of PL semifinal win over Army ... scored 10 of team’s 13 pts. in one key stretch ... 9 pts. (3-7 3FG) in NCAA game vs. Butler ... Bison Athlete of Week on 11/12.

Earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors after an outstanding junior season ... played both point and shooting guard positions ... led the Patriot League in 3FG% at .468 ... ranked 11th in PL in scoring (11.1 ppg) and 9th in FG% (.443) ... started all 35 games, led team in minutes played (31.5 mpg) and committed only 35 turnovers all season, compared with 63 assists ... shot 82.7% from FT line ... earned team’s Coaches’ Award ... made first career start on opening night at Minnesota, scoring 13 pts. ... named MVP of the Lewisburg Subregional of the TicketCity Legends Classic ... hit game-tying and winning 3FGs as well as two key FTs late in win over Morehead State ... that came one day after scoring then-career-high 20 pts. (7-10 FG, 4-5 3FG) vs. West Alabama ... named Susquehanna Valley Limousine Bison Athlete of the Week after the Legends Classic ... surpassed career high for 2nd time in 3G with 23 pts. (8-13 FG, 5-8 3FG) at George Mason ... scored 18 of 23 pts. in 2nd half of close game ... hit 3-4 3FGs and scored 13 pts. in road win over Binghamton ... had a terrific night vs. Richmond, with 23 pts. (8-9 FG, 6-6 FT), 3 stl., 2 asst., 0 TOs in 39 min. ... named Patriot League Player of Week after Richmond game ... tallied 15 pts. (3-5 3FG, 4-4 FT) in road win at Lafayette ... scored 13 pts. (3-5 3FG) and hit clinching FTs in win at Lehigh ... 10 pts., 5 asst., 0 TO in win over Navy in PL quarterfinals ... added 12 pts. in semifinal win over Lafayette and 9 in championship game vs. Lehigh ... registered first career double-double with 12 pts. and career-high 10 reb. in NIT win at Arizona ... was magnificent in NIT loss at Nevada, scoring 21 pts. on 7-11 FG, 4-5 3FG, 3-3 FT.

Earned a berth on the Patriot League All-Rookie team after an outstanding freshman campaign ... played in all 34 games as a reserve guard, averaging just under 23 min. per game ... scored 7.5 ppg while shooting 44.3% from the field, 35.5% from 3-point range and 87.3% from the foul line ... had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (48-37) and ranked second on the team with 26 steals ... scored 10 pts. in collegiate debut at Villanova in his hometown of Philadelphia, the first of 10 double-figure scoring games ... had a huge PL Tournament (38 pts., 13 reb.) and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... made 7 of 10 3FG attempts in 4 postseason games ... scored season-high 19 pts. in quarterfinal win over Army ... 7 pts., 5 reb. in PL semifinal win over Lehigh ... in PL Championship vs. Lafayette scored 12 pts. (2-3 3FG, 4-4 FT) and had season-high 6 reb. ... scored 7 straight Bucknell pts. in a key 2nd-half stretch ... scored 47 pts. in 3 games vs. Army ... hit big go-ahead basket late in win over Boston University ... had another big game in Philly in win at La Salle with 13 pts. (6-9 FG), 4 reb. ... solid game in win at Lehigh, with 8 pts., 4 asst. and strong defense on PL scoring leader C.J. McCollum ... scored 14 pts. and hit 4 straight FTs in 1-and-1 situations in final 30 seconds to clinch win at Colgate ... three-time Patriot League Rookie of Week.

Full name is Cameron Alexander Ayers ... born Sept. 18, 1991 in Columbus, Ohio ... son of Randy and Carol Ayers ... brother, Ryan, played basketball at Notre Dame and was team captain as a senior in 2008-09 ... father played basketball at Miami (Ohio) and is the former head coach of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and at Ohio State , where he was the national coach of the year in 1991 ... father is currently an assistant coach with the New Orleans Pelicans ... 2010 graduate of Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa., where he served as team captain ... two-time Inter-Ac MVP ... two-time Associated Press AA All-State honoree ... as a senior was named Second Team All-Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Second Team All-Southeast Pennsylvania ... averaged 22.9 ppg as a senior and 14.8 ppg as a junior ... scored 1,483 career points, fifth-most in school history ... helped lead Germantown to three Inter-Ac championships and four championship-game berths under coach Jim Fenerty ... major is economics ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... member of Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 203
Year: Senior
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pa.
High School: Germantown Academy
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