32 Chris McNaughton
An All-America candidate who could be one of the nation's top senior centers this season ... a two-time First Team All-Patriot League selection and the 2006-07 PL Preseason Player of the Year ... elected team captain ... already considered one of the finest big men ever to play at Bucknell, and he could cement that claim with a big senior year ... coming off back-to-back scintillating postseasons ... earned hero status after hitting perhaps the biggest shot in Bucknell basketball history, the game-winner with against Kansas in the 2005 NCAA Tournament ... in his last 10 postseason games is 69-for-102 from the field (.676) ... career 60.8 FG% ranks second in Bucknell history ... also ranks 20th in school history with 1,158 points ... prototypical back-to-the-basket center, but does possess good mobility for his size and has added range on his jump shot ... owns a vast arsenal of post moves ... virtually automatic inside five feet ... seems to have his best games against the best opponents ... much-improved free-throw shooter ... played with the German Under-20 National Team prior to coming to Bucknell, and in the summer of 2005 he helped Team Germany to a fifth-place finish at the World University Games ... had high of 18 points and nine rebounds in a start against Ukraine ... in the summer of 2006 made Germany's 15-man preliminary team for the FIBA World Championships in Japan, but was the national team's final cut ... first native of Germany to play with the Bison since former Patriot League Player of the Year and 2006 Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Patrick King (1988-92) ... outstanding student in the difficult electrical engineering program ... named the Patriot League Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year in both 2005 and 2006 ... ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District selection last season.
Was once again one of the Patriot League's stars, earning first-team all-conference honors and a spot on the all-tournament team ... named to NABC All-District Team ... led the PL in field goal percentage for the third year in a row (57.8%), despite significantly expanding his shooting range ... ranked eighth in the league in scoring at 12.8 ppg ... shot career-best 75.3% from the free-throw line ... was again terrific in the postseason ... in three PL Tournament games totaled 44 points on 21 of 29 shooting ... held to six points by Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (one of only six single-digit point logs all year) but bounced back with 15 against Memphis in the second round and earned CBS/Chevrolet Player of the Game honors ... added to reputation of playing well against big-name opponents when he poured in a career-high 29 points against No. 4 Villanova at Sojka Pavlion ... scored 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting and collected 10 rebounds in a win at No. 17 Syracuse ... his big 3-point play with 1:42 remaining against the Orange opened up a five-point lead for the Bison ... led team with 15 points at No. 1 Duke ... hit his first career 3-pointer, one of two on the year, in a season-opening win over Rider ... had a streak of 14 straight made field goals early in the year ... totaled 37 points (15-20 FG) in two games at the Cable Car Classic and earned all-tournament honors ... became Bucknell's 31st 1,000-point scorer in a win at Lehigh ... earned the team's Coaches Award at season's end.
Backed up his outstanding rookie year with a terrific sophomore season ... First Team All-Patriot League selection and member of PL All-Tournament Team ... scored in double figures 25 times and averaged 12.6 ppg ... finished two points behind Kevin Bettencourt for the team scoring lead ... also averaged 4.7 rpg ... led Patriot League in field goal percentage for the second straight year at 59.6% ... also ranked eighth in scoring and ninth in rebounding ... turned in an all-world postseason, when he made 30 of 42 shots from the field (.714) in five games, including a 16-for-21 (.762) performance in two NCAA Tournament games ... made his first seven shots and finished 7-for-8 with 17 points and seven rebounds in the Patriot League championship game against Holy Cross ... scored 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting against Kansas at the NCAA Tournament, including the go-ahead jump-hook over Wayne Simien with 10.5 seconds remaining in a 64-63 win ... scored a career-high 23 points (10-14 FG) against Wisconsin in the second round and earned Chevrolet Player of the Game honors from CBS ... had one of his best career games in a 69-66 upset of No. 7 Pittsburgh, scoring 17 points (8-12 FG) against star Chris Taft ... also had 17 against Big East power Villanova (8-13 FG), 14 coming in the first half ... logged 10 points and career-high-tying 11 rebounds in OT win at Yale ... scored 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting in win over MAAC champion Niagara ... held St. Joseph's leading scorer Dwayne Jones to just four points and one field-goal attempt in a win over the Hawks ... Patriot League Player of the Week on Jan. 3 ... earned the Benton Kribbs Award as team MVP for the second straight year.
Enjoyed one of the finest freshman campaigns in program history, averaging 11.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg ... started 25 games and played in all 29 ... shot a whopping 66.4% from the field, the second-best mark in school history, behind only countryman Patrick King (.670 in 1990-91) ... would have ranked second nationally in FG% but was just three baskets shy of the NCAA minimum ... led Patriot League in FG% and also ranked fifth in rebounding and ninth in scoring ... made 43 of first 54 career shots (.796) ... scored in double figures 19 times and shot 50% or better from the floor in 26 of 29 games ... breakout game came at Northwestern, where he scored a season-high 22 points on 9-for-10 shooting ... recorded double-doubles at Lafayette (16-10) and against Holy Cross (19-11) in the PL Tournament ... scored 20 points against Penn and Lafayette at home ... in latter game played only three minutes due to foul trouble in first half, but exploded for 18 points in second half to lead Bucknell to victory ... twice named Patriot League Freshman of the Week ... co-recipient of Benton Kribbs Award as team MVP.
Full name is Christopher George McNaughton ... son of David and Christa McNaughton ... born Oct. 11, 1982 in Nuremburg, Germany ... has a brother, Jonathan, and a sister, Katharina ... father played football and rugby at Lafayette ... averaged 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game for TSV Breitengussbach club ... shot 59% from the field and 74% from the line ... led the German U-20 team to a national championship in 2002 ... electrical engineering major.