University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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#5 Steve Scorpion


Class: Junior

Pos: Guard

Ht: 6'0"

Wt: 175 lbs.

Hometown: Murrysville, Pa.

High School: Franklin Regional H.S.

At Pitt Johnstown
2003-04 Season

Steve played in all 27 games with four starts as a sophomore. His spark and terrific three-point shooting off Coach Rukavina’s bench helped the Mountain Cats to several victories. Steve averaged 7.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Steve’s 47.9% shooting from three-point range and 86.8% free-throw percentage were second on the team. Steve’s 35 three-point field goals ranked him third on the team. He also shot 50.4% (70-139) from the field and led Pitt Johnstown with 30 steals. Steve led the team in scoring once and scored in double figures 12 times as a sophomore. In two season at Pitt Johnstown, Steve has career highs of 22 points against East Stroudsburg University on 01/04/03, seven rebounds against Penn State-Fayette on 11/24/03 and four assists on five separate occasions.

2002-03 Season

Steve played in all 27 games with 18 starts as a red-shirt freshman. He averaged 10.0 points (third on team) and led the Mountain Cats in three-point field goals made (48), three-point field goal percentage (44.9%) and free-throw percentage (82.0%). Steve earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Gannon University Gary Miller Classic.

At Franklin Regional High School
Steve played for Head Coach Dom Berardanelli at Franklin Regional High School where he averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and five assists per game during his senior season. He was a 41% shooter from three-point range and a 92% shooter from the free-throw line. Steve was a two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette First Team All Section selection and a two-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review First Team All Section choice. Additional honors included: First Team All-Westmoreland County and two-time Second Team AAAA WPIAL. Steve led his team in scoring with 17 points in the Pittsburgh Hoops Classic All Star Game and was second leading scorer (14 points) in the Born to Run All Star Game. Academically, Steve graduated with honors from Franklin Regional High School.

Last Reviewed: December 7, 2004