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 Aaron Bruce 14
Aaron Bruce
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Horsham, Victoria, Australia

High School:
Horsham College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
G

Birthdate:
12/19/1984

Experience:
3L

03/19/2008

Baylor prepares for NCAA first round - 03/19/2008

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03/05/2008

Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Texas A&M - 030508

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03/01/2008

Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Missouri - 03/01/08

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02/16/2008

Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Texas - 02/16/2008

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02/06/2008

Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Texas Tech - 02/06/2008

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• 2007 All-Big 12, honorable mention (coaches)
• 2006 All-Big 12, honorable mention (AP, coaches)
• Baylor All-Centennial Team
• 2005 Freshman All-America (Basketball Times 1st team, Rivals.com 2nd team, CollegeInsider.com)
• 2005 All-Big 12 (AP 3rd team, K.C. Star 3rd team, Lawrence Journal-World 3rd team)
• 2005 Big 12 Freshman of the Year (K.C. Star, San Antonio Express-News)
• 2005 Big 12 Co-Diaper Dandy of the Year (ESPN.com, Dick Vitale)
• 2005 All-District 7 (USBWA)
• 2005 All-Big 12, honorable mention (coaches)
• 2005 Big 12 All-Freshman team (AP)
• 2006 Academic All-Big 12, second team
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, spring 2007
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, fall 2005
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, fall 2004
• Nation's leading freshman scorer (2004-05)

Veteran guard and three-year starter back to lead Bears as senior in 2007-08... Three-time All-Big 12 honoree... Native of Australia... Heady, smart player described by coaches as player that makes teammates look better... Great shooter with exceptional passing skills... Gutsy, hard-nosed play attributed to background in Australian Rules Football... Selected to Baylor's 17-man All-Centennial team in 2006... Became 19th Baylor player to score 1,000 points with seven points in win over Nebraska (2-21-07) - in 69th career game... Heads into senior season ranked 15th all-time with 1,060 points... Baylor's veteran-most player with 74 career games played... Career 39.9 3-point percentage ranks third all-time at Baylor... Ranks fifth on school's all-time free throw percentage list (81.7 percent)... Has started every game played (74) of career, scored in double-digits in 57... Selected to Dick Vitale's 2007-08 All-Rolls Royce (All-America) fourth team on ESPN.com in preseason... Named the Big 12's "Best Leader" by The Sporting New's preseason publication... Veteran of several Australian national teams, including senior team that competed in 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan... Nation's top-scoring freshman in 2004-05... Body fat measured at 4.5 percent... Second signee of Scott Drew era at Baylor.
2006-07 (Junior): Played in 29 of 31 games as junior in 2006-07 (missed two games due to injury), started all 29... A 2007 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by league's coaches... Named to Spring 2007 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds... Became 19th Baylor player to score 1,000 points with seven points in win over Nebraska (2-21-07) - in 69th career game... 3.4 assists ranked second on team and 10th in Big 12... Finished 11th in Big 12 with 1.34 assist-to-turnover ratio... Scored in double-digits in 18 of 29 games played (team record 11-7 in such games)... Recorded career-high 11 assists vs. Gonzaga (11-15-06) in NIT Season Tip-Off... Scored season-high 25 points at Texas (1-27-07) behind 5-of-8 3-point shooting, one of three 20-point outings on season... Twice tied previous career-high of six made 3-pointers: 6-9 vs. Alcorn State (11-27-06) and 6-13 vs. Texas Tech (1-13-07)... Made 13 consecutive free throws over span of five games played (at UT 1-27 to NU 2-21)... Suffered high ankle sprain vs. Oklahoma (2-10-07) and missed following two games (only two DNPs of career) and nursed injury while playing in season's final six games... A preseason All-Big 12 pick... Rated the nation's 11th-best point guard by Sporting News preseason publication.
INTERNATIONAL (Summer 2006): Member of Australia's senior national team that tied for ninth place at 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan (one of three U.S. collegians to compete at world championship)... Averaged 4.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in six games.
2005-06 (Sophomore): Started all 17 games as sophomore during school's abbreviated 2005-06 season... Named All-Big 12 honorable mention by league coaches and Associated Press... Honored as 2006 Academic All-Big 12 second teamer... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2005... Voted the Big 12's "Most Underrated Player" by opposing conference players in poll taken by Sports Illustrated... Named to Baylor's 17-man All-Centennial Basketball team of top players in 100 years of Bear basketball... Averaged 13.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists on the season... Second on team in scoring average (13.1 ppg), ranked 18th in Big 12... Ranked third in the Big 12 in 3-point percentage (40.7) and fourth in made 3s per game (2.59 per game)... 3.24 assists per game ranked 12th in the Big 12... Scored 20 points and had six assists in season-high 37 minutes in opener at Texas Tech (1-11-06)... Also played 37 minutes at Texas A&M (1-28-06), hit career-high six 3-pointers (11 attempts) and scored 18 points... Set career high for assists with nine in win over Iowa State (2-25-06), against only one turnover... Also scored 16 points and had six rebounds in ISU win, same day named to school's All-Centennial team... Scored season-high 28 points (6-for-7 3s) in following game, win over Texas Tech (3-1-06), added career-high tying seven rebounds... In five-game stretch ending with Tech win; hit on 17 of 30 3-pointers (57 percent)... Scored in double-digits in 13 of 17 games, including seven straight to end year... Averaged 16.4 points, 3.9 assists and shot 44 percent (18-41) on 3s over last seven games.
INTERNATIONAL (Summer 2005): Served as captain of under-21 Australian national team... Australian team (nicknamed `Crocs') played exhibition games in Europe and Canada before participating in World Championships in Argentina.
2004-05 (True Freshman): Most productive freshman at Baylor since Lawrence Roberts in 2001-02... Started all 28 games and led team with 34.8 average minutes... Selected freshman All-American, All-Big 12 and Big 12 Freshman of the Year by various organizations... Finished as nation's top-scoring freshman with 18.2 points per game (highest freshman average in Big 12 history)... Named freshman All-America by Basketball Times (1st team), Rivals.com (2nd team) and CollegeInsider.com... Earned All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press (3rd team), Kansas City Star (3rd team) and the Lawrence Journal-World (3rd team)... Selected Big 12 Freshman of the Year by Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News and ESPN.com's Dick Vitale... Named to USBWA's All-District 7 team... Finished second in Big 12 in scoring, third in free throw shooting (82.8%), fifth in 3-point percentage (39.9%) and seventh in field goal percentage (47.1%)... Scoring average jumped to 19.5 in conference games and 19.0 vs. ranked teams... Led Big 12 freshmen in scoring, field goal percentage (47.1%), 3-point field goal percentage (39.9%) and free throw percentage (82.8%)... Led Baylor in scoring (18.2 ppg), assists (3.8 apg), minutes played (34.8 mpg) and 3-pointers (69)... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall of 2004... Scored career-high 33 points vs. Oklahoma State (2-5-05), the highest single-game scoring total in Big 12 in 2004-05... Scored in double-digits in 26 of 28 games and posted 11 games of 20-plus points... Finished the season with a 25-game streak with at least one made 3-pointer... Made 17 straight free throws over six-game stretch (first half vs. Hillsdale to second half vs. Southern)... Also put together two separate streaks of 12 straight foul shots... Scored 22 points and had four assists in his collegiate debut vs. Hillsdale College (11-22-04)... Selected the Big 12 co-Rookie of the Week Dec. 27 after scoring 22 points on 4-of-7 3-pointers with career-high four steals in win over Maryland-Eastern Shore (12-22-04)... Had career-best seven rebounds vs. Southern (12-18-04)... Hit game-winning free throw after being intentionally fouled with 2.4 seconds left to lift Bears to 73-72 upset at Purdue, scored 17 in win... Matched career-high four steals in upset win at Purdue (12-30-04)... Recorded career-best eight assists vs. Savannah State (1-13-05)... Made career-high 10 free throws (11 attempts) in career-most 40 minutes played vs. Kansas (1-25-05)... Also played 40 minutes vs. Oklahoma (1-15-05) and at Missouri (2-26-05)... Hit career-high five 3-pointers and was perfect 6-for-6 on foul shots in record 33-point effort vs. OSU... Shot 48.5 percent on 3-pointers (16-33) over final four games... Tabbed Big 12's "Best jump shooter" by Lindy's preseason publication.
HIGH SCHOOL: Finished prep career at Horsham College in Horsham, Victoria, under head coach Marty Clarke... Led Horsham to 24-6 record and conference finals... Averaged 21 points, 4.5 assists and shot 85 percent from free throw line... Was named 2003 Victorian Men's Player of the Year... Selected 2004 Wimmera Sportstar of the Year... Played two seasons for Australian Institute of Sport (2002, 2003).
INTERNATIONAL (pre-Baylor): Member of Australian under-21 national team in 2004... Spent summer of 2003 playing for Australian junior national team that won world championship at 2003 FIBA Junior World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece... Led Australia with 25 points in 106-85 upset of Team USA, which featured Dee Brown and J.J. Redick... Attended 2000 ABCD adidas All-Star Camp... According to HoopScoop.com analysts, would rate among top 70 prep prospects if played in United States... Member of Australian team that played U.S. colleges in exhibition games in 2003, including loss to Baylor (six points, four assists).
PERSONAL: Full name is Aaron Michael Bruce... Born Dec. 19, 1984, in Birchip, Victoria, Australia... Son of Steve and Julie Bruce... Two uncles played Australian Rules Football at the professional level... Mother was national-level swimmer... Majoring in psychology.

Untitled Document

Year
GP
GS
Min
Avg
FG
FGA
Pct
3FG
FGA
Pct
FT
FTA
Pct
Off
Def
Tot
Avg
PF
FO
A
TO
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
2004-05 (FR)
28
28
975
34.8
172
365
.471
69
173
.399
96
116
.828
28
45
73
2.6
67
1
105
84
6
30
509
18.2
2005-06 (SO)
17
17
529
31.1
75
201
.373
44
108
.407
29
36
.806
9
51
60
3.5
42
3
55
46
1
6
223
13.1
2006-07 (JR)
29
29
860
29.7
107
258
.415
61
155
.394
53
66
.803
15
62
77
2.7
72
2
99
74
3
20
328
11.3
Career
74
74
2364
31.9
354
824
.430
174
436
.399
178
218
.817
52
158
210
2.8
181
6
259
204
10
56
1060
14.3
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