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 R.T. Guinn 34
R.T. Guinn
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
Valley HS

Last College:
New Mexico

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245

Position:
C

Birthdate:
02/09/1981

Experience:
2L

Starting center returns for senior year... Big, athletic center shoots the 3 as well as any big man in the country? Strong player with deft shooting touch and long range? Led the Bears in 3-point shooting at 40.5%, good for eighth in the Big 12... Ranks as the third-best 3-point shooter in Baylor history, having hit on 43% of his career 3-point attempts... Most career starts on the team... Former transfer from New Mexico.

2002-2003 (Junior) ? Started 27 of 28 games at center as a junior? Compiled three double-doubles? Led the Bears in 3-point shooting at 40.5%, good for eighth in the Big 12 Conference... Over the final nine games of the season, put together eight double-digit scoring games, averaged 13.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, recorded three double-doubles and shot 45% from the 3-point arc... Named the team's Defensive Player of the Year... Scored 20 points in the season opener against Alcorn State on 6-of-7 shooting (11/23)... Poured in 18 points in a 62-60 win over Houston (11/30), scoring half his points in the final eight minutes while playing with four fouls... Led the Bears with 21 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and added seven boards in an overtime 67-64 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma State (1/21)... Pulled down 10 rebounds against Texas A&M (2/4)... Led the Bears with 15 points and 10 rebounds against No. 9 Kansas (2/11) after hitting a career-best five 3-pointers... Was one of five Bears to score double-digit points (14) in an upset win at No. 13 Oklahoma State (2/15)... Recorded 15 points and 11 rebounds as Baylor beat Nebraska (2/22)... Led Baylor with 14 points against Colorado (3/1)... Recorded 13 points in the first half at Texas A&M but was held scoreless in the second half of the Bears? loss (3/5)... Scored 17 points to go along with eight rebounds in the regular season finale against Texas Tech (3/8)... Five days later, again scored 17 points against the Red Raiders in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament (3/13); also had 10 rebounds in the Bears? loss.

2001-2002 (Sophomore) ? Played in 29 games, starting 14 of the final 15, in his first season of play at Baylor? Received the Baylor Most Improved award at postseason banquet? Averaged 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and led the team with a 46.2 3-point shooting percentage? Finished fourth in the Big 12 with a 46.2 3-point percentage? Started in season-opening win over Hardin-Simmons, then played as reserve center in 13 of subsequent 14 games; did not play vs. Florida International at San Juan Shootout due to coach's decision? Entered the starting lineup at midseason following an injury to Greg Davis, became regular starter at center? Averaged 15.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in the 15 games after entering starting lineup? Averaged 9.3 points in Big 12 games, more than doubling his non-conference average of 4.3? Finished season strong, averaging 15.3 points, seven rebounds and shooting a torrid 61.1 percent (11-of-18) on 3-pointers over the final four games? Posted first career double-double and career highs of 22 points, 13 rebounds and 33 minutes played in regular season finale vs. Texas Tech? Scored in double-digits in nine games, including five of the last eight.

2000-2001 (Redshirt) ? Sat out the season after transferring to Baylor from New Mexico, in compliance with NCAA's Division I transfer policy? Redshirted to retain eligibility.

1999-2000 (Freshman - New Mexico) ? Played in 26 games and earned 13 starts as a true freshman at the University of New Mexico? Entered the starting lineup at midseason and started 13 of final 15 games, including three postseason games? Averaged 4.6 points and 4.8 rebounds (6.2 points, 5.8 rebounds in Mountain West Conference games)... Started 10 MWC games? Earned first career start vs. UNLV, finished with eight points and three rebounds in 13 minutes? Posted 10 boards and seven points in second career start against Air Force? Posted nine points (4-for-6 field goals) plus 10 rebounds and three blocks at San Diego State? Totaled nine points and a team-high nine rebounds in just 23 minutes vs. Wyoming? Totaled 23 points and 39 rebounds over the last five games, including a career-high 12 boards against BYU in the MWC Tournament... Tied a career-high 30 minutes played in UNM's NIT victory over South Florida, posted four points and four rebounds? Also recorded nine rebounds at Wake Forest in the NIT.

High School ? A 1999 graduate of Valley High School in Albuquerque, N.M? All-state performer as a senior, leading the Vikings to a third-place finish in the state tournament... Averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds a game... Transferred to Valley prior to his senior season... Played for coach Joe Coleman... First team all-state as a junior at Cibola High School in Albuquerque when he played for former Baylor assistant coach Brian O'Neill... Averaged 18.5 points and a city-high 14.6 rebounds at Cibola.

Personal ? Full name is Richard Thomas Guinn... Born 2-19-81 in Bryan, Texas... Son of William Richard Guinn and Molleen Harris... Father Richard played semi-pro football with the Tulsa and Bartlesville (Okla.) Oilers and tried out with CFL and NFL clubs? Majoring in education/general studies... Lists Kevin Garnett as his favorite NBA player and the Minnesota Timberwolves as his favorite team... Says his best non-athletic talent is auto mechanics... Notes that if he were not playing basketball, he would be a wrestler.

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