Bucknell University
Bucknell Men's Basketball BIO
11 Avi Toomer

Brings excellent speed and quickness to the Bucknell backcourt ... has the ability to shoot off the dribble and knock down the open 3 ... has improved his outside shot and also likes to get to the basket ... came to Bucknell as a college-ready defender, a trait that earned him immediate playing time as a freshman.

Played in 18 games with 10 starts in an injury-plagued season ... averaged 4.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg while shooting 40.0 FG%, 39.1 3FG%, 83.3 FT% ... hit 2 3FGs in each of the first 3G of the season ... scored 8 pts. at Arkansas ... on Nov. 17 was diagnosed with stress reaction in left leg ... after a 16G injury absence returned to the lineup at Loyola on Jan. 17 ... played 14 min. off bench and hit a big 3FG in the 2nd half on lone shot attempt ... scored 10 pts. (4-9 FG, 2-4 3FG) in 16 min. in home win over Holy Cross ... had a 2nd straight 10-pt. game (4-5 FG, 2-3 3FG) in win at Navy ... 8 pts. (3-4 FG, 2-3 3FG) in big win at Boston University ... went 8-8 FT in win over Army ... returned to starting lineup in home win over Colgate ... tallied 8 pts. (3-5 FG) in PL championship game win over Colgate after tallying 7 reb. in semifinal win over Boston U.

Played in every game as a rookie, with his minutes rising as the season progressed ... started the Patriot League opener at Navy after Nate Jones went down with an injury and started every game (22) thereafter ... not a prolific scorer at this stage of his career, but defense was his ticket to playing time ... often matched up with the opposition’s top scoring guard ... tallied 3.2 ppg and 2.3 rpg ... shot 45.7 FG% and his 15-42 (.357) from 3FG ... averaged 1.1 spg ... debuted on opening night vs. Manhattan and made his only FG attempt in 6 min. ... played 20 min. in win at Vanderbilt ... scored 5 pts. and played strong defense ... strong performance in a win over Norfolk State, where he had 8 pts. (3-5 3FG, 1-2 3FG), 4 reb., 3 asst. ... also locked up high-scoring guard Jonathan Wade, who came in averaging 20.0 ppg but was held to 13 pts., 6 TOs ... made 1st career start in win at Navy ... one game later had his best game to date, with 11 pts. (5-9 FG, 1-3 3FG), 5 reb., 3 stl., 0 TO in 28 min. in home win over Army ... had 9 pts. (3-6 FG, 2-4 3FG), 3 stl., 2 asst. in home win over Loyola ... all 3 stl. came in 1st half ... played a critical role in the home win over Boston U., even though he did not attempt a FG in 30 min. ... went 8-12 from FT line, had 3 stl., and held First Team All-PL guard Eric Fanning without a FG ... another big game vs. Army at West Point with 8 pts., 4 reb., 3 asst., 3 stl., 0 TO ... set career highs with 9 reb., 6 asst. in PL title game win over Lehigh ... made only 1 FG in that game, but it was a 3FG with 0:03 left in the 1st half that gave the Bison the lead for good ... had 3 pts., 2 reb., 2 asst. vs. West Virginia in NCAA Tournament.

Full name is Avi Christopher Khari Toomer ... born Sept. 19, 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... parents are Dwayne Toomer and Tracey Martin-Toomer ... has a sister, Ayanna ... 2016 graduate of Grady High School ... as a senior was named Region 6AAAA Player of the Year and First Team All-State after leading his team to the state semifinals and a school-record 28 wins ... averaged 23.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a senior ... shot 66% from the field and 50% from 3-point range ... graduated with more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists ... had a 52-point game, which was the highest in the state of Georgia that season ... as a junior in 2015 earned First Team All-Region 6AAAA honors and was runner-up for 6AAAA Player of the Year ... 2015 Atlanta Journal Constitution Second Team All-State ... team MVP after tallying 19.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game ... Second Team All-Region as a sophomore in 2014 ... played AAU ball for the Georgia Heat and was team MVP from 2011-14 ... also played for the Atlanta Express ... major is undeclared.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 188
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Grady

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