3 Peter Santos
Athletic small forward who worked his way back into the lineup last season after missing the entire 1999-2000 season due to a broken leg ... Quick leaping ability makes him an outstanding rebounder ... Excellent in transition ... Likes to crash the offensive glass ... Solid medium-range jump shot ... Veteran player with good understanding of coach Pat Flannery’s system ... Expected to contribute significantly either off bench or in starting role ... Changed uniform number from 10 to 3 this season.
COACH FLANNERY ON SANTOS
“Nobody has been around the basketball program as long as Pete has. He is a real active offensive rebounder and is very comfortable around the basket. We are trying to play him more on the perimeter because we are very dep inside. If he can take care of the ball on the perimeter, he will get a lot of minutes because he is a good defender and he plays very hard. Pete is a very important part of our program.”
Appeared in 26 games, including six starts in first game action in two seasons ... Averaged 2.2 ppg. and 1.9 rpg. in just over 13 minutes per game ... Scored season-high eight points in November win over St. Francis (Pa.) ... Grabbed six rebounds in win over Drew (11/27/00).
Sat out the entire season recovering from a freak fall on campus in which he broke his femur.
Played in 26 games at the varsity level ... Averaged 1.4 ppg and 0.7 rpg ... Tallied a season-high 10 points and a season-high four rebounds in win over Carnegie Mellon (1/2/99) ... Dished out 14 assists, blocked five shots and made three steals.
All-State selection for coach Gary Palladino's team as a senior, averaging 16.3 ppg., 9.8 rpg., 4.4 apg. and 2.1 spg. at Notre Dame High School ... Also played football and ran track ... All-area honoree in track ... Member of the National Honor Society and Chess Club ... Also involved in the Minority Student Union ... Cousin, Edmund Saunders, is a senior starting forward on the University of Connecticut's basketball team ... Biology/Anthropology major ... Son of Dawn Gunn and Peter Santos.