#5 Steve ScorpionSenior Guard
Height: 6'0" Weight: 175
Hometown: Murrysville, Pa. High School: Franklin Regional
Major: Business Management
AT PITT JOHNSTOWN
2004-05 Season Steve played in all 25 games (19 starts) as a junior and every game of his career. He led the Mountain Cats in free-throw percentage at 91.8% (45-59), while his 46 made three-point field goals were second and his 10.2 points per game ranked fourth. Steve also averaged 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. In addition, he shot 46.3% from the field (82-177) and 44.7% (46-103) from three-point range. Steve’s 129 career three-point field goals have him ranked fourth in Mountain Cat history, one behind Nick Mezyk. He enters his senior year with 732 career points. He led or tied for the team lead in scoring six times. Steve scored in double-figures in 13 of Pitt Johnstown’s 25 games, including a pair of 19-point outings. He earned Independent Player of the Week on two occasions. Through three seasons, 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 seven rebounds against Wheeling Jesuit University on 12/04/04. He also dished out five assists against Columbia Union (MD) College on 01/29/05 and five assists against Mount Aloysius College on 02/21/05. 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 and his 35 three-point field goals were 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. He had season highs of 16 points against Glenville State (WV) College on 12/02/03, seven rebounds against Penn State-Fayette on 11/24/03 and four assists on three occasions. 2002-03 Season Steve played in all 27 games with 18 starts. 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. He collected season highs of 22 points against East Stroudsburg University on 01/04/03, seven rebounds seven times and four assists against West Virginia Wesleyan on 12/04/02. 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, he graduated with honors.