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#50 Chris Gilliam

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#50    Chris Gilliam

Sophomore     Forward

Height:  6'7"     Weight:  215

Hometown:  Baltimore, Md.

High School:  Lansdowne

Major:  Professional Writing

AT PITT JOHNSTOWN

2004-05 Season
     Chris saw action in all 25 of the Mountain Cats’ games and made an immediate impact on the success of the team as a true freshman.  In just under 15 minutes per game, Chris averaged 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game on his way to being named Independent Basketball Freshman of the Year.  He finished third on the team in blocked shots (11) and fourth in rebounding (3.2 rpg.).  He shot a team-high 64.8%   (68-105) from the field, while converting 64.9% (24-37) from the free-throw line.  Chris led or tied for the team lead in scoring two times and rebounding three times during his freshman season.  He scored in double-figures six times and pulled down five or more rebounds in a game seven times.  In one year, Chris established single-game high of 14 points against Wheeling Jesuit University on 12/04/04 and eight rebounds against West Virginia Wesleyan on 01/03/05 and eight rebounds against Indiana University (PA) on 02/19/05.
 
 
At Lansdowne High School
     Chris played for Head Coach Doug Goff and Pitt Johnstown basketball Alumnus Jim Book at Lansdowne High School in Baltimore, MD where he led his team to the 2A championship game of the Maryland State Playoffs in 2004 and the 2A Northern Region Championship.  Chris, a three-year letterman and 2004 team captain, averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots as a senior.  He was named First Team All-Division and Second Team All-County following his senior year.  Chris, who turned down an offer to play at Fordham University in the Atlantic 10 Conference, graduated with honors.
 

Last Reviewed: October 26, 2005