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 Matt Sayman 13
Matt Sayman
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
The Colony, Texas

High School:
The Colony

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
G

Birthdate:
01/06/1982

Experience:
3L

Senior guard is most veteran player on the team... Solid leader who is consistent and takes care of the ball... Described by coaches as ?steady?, will be relied on for leadership... Named team captain for 2003-2004... Career 79% free-throw shooter... Leads all returnees in career games played, having appeared in all 89 games the Bears have played the past three years.

2002-2003 (Junior) ? Played in all 28 games, making 10 starts? Earned spot in starting lineup over season's final nine games; during that time, averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 assists... Hit on 83% of his free throws in Big 12 games (39-of-47), ranking fourth in the Big 12 Conference... On the season, finished ninth in the Big 12 in free throw percentage (59-of-76, 77.6%)... Named "Mr. Hustle" for his tireless work ethic... Scored eight points and added four rebounds off the bench against No. 13 Missouri in a narrow loss (1/11)... Started and scored 10 points against No. 9 Kansas (2/11)... Had nine points and four rebounds as the Bears beat Kansas State in Manhattan (2/19)... Scored 13 points, two shy of his career-best, and had five rebounds against Texas A&M (3/5).

2001-2002 (Sophomore) ? Played every game and made 10 starts as a sophomore? Averaged 5.7 points and 21.6 minutes as backup/part-time starter at guard? Given the 2001-2002 Baylor Mr. Hustle award at postseason banquet? Posted five games of double-digit scoring? Hit 6-of-8 3-point shots during six-game stretch in non-conference? Shot 76.9 percent (50-of-65) from free throw line? Hit 88.8 percent (8-of-9) of his free throws in games' final three minutes, second-best mark on team? Had career-best game at TCU (12/29), totaling career highs in points (15), rebounds (6), steals (5) and minutes (40)? Matched 15-point scoring total in loss at Oklahoma (2/6), behind a career-high nine free throws (9-of-10)? Matched six-assist total in home win over Iowa State (1/5)? Also tied career-high six boards vs. Kansas State (1/16) and at Texas A&M (1/19)? Scored 11 points and hit 6-of-6 free throws in addition to six rebounds in win over K-State... Hit two free throws with 11 seconds remaining to clinch 81-80 win over then-No. 22 Missouri (2/8) in nationally televised game? Was 1-for-9 on 3-pointers in final six games, shot 41 percent over first 24 games.

2000-2001 (Freshman) ? Played all 31 games and earned three starts (at off-guard) in his first collegiate season? Averaged 4.9 points and 17.6 minutes, primarily as a backup guard in 2000-2001? Recorded 46 assists and was second on team with 83.7 percent free throws (41-for-49)? 37.7 percent 3-point ratio (26-for-69) led team? Finished ninth in the Big 12 with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.77 (46-26)? With 10 seconds remaining in overtime, hit two clutch free throws vs. Colorado in the Big 12 Tournament to give Baylor the game-winning points in 86-84 victory? Scored a season-high 14 points on 4-of-6 field goals and 4-for-4 free throw shooting at Oklahoma State? Reached double figures in scoring five times, including three conference games? Registered perhaps best game in home win over Montana, with 11 points, seven assists, five rebounds, 3-of-4 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws in 20 minutes? Averaged 4.4 points and 14.1 minutes in Big 12 play? Started first three games of season (and college career) at shooting guard? Played season-high 29 minutes in first career game, a season-opening win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

High School ? A three-year letterman at The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas... Played under head coach Tommy Thomas at TCHS? Two-year team MVP at The Colony? Selected honorable mention All-USA by USA Today? McDonald's All-America nominee as a senior? Ranked the No. 9 recruit in the state by Texas Hoops? Named the District 5-5A MVP following stellar senior season? Selected second-team all-state and first-team All-Region 1 by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches? Named to second-team Dallas Morning News All-Area team? Member of Recruiting USA Honorable Mention High School All-America Team? Played on several all-star teams, including Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl Classic, Texas High School Coaches Association North-South All-Stars, and World Sports Exchange USA vs. Australia? Scored 1,001 career points in three seasons at TCHS? Set all-time marks for assists (623) and steals (290) at The Colony? Led TCHS to a 29-3 record and District 5-5A championship as a senior in 1999-2000? Averaged 13 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and three steals per game as a senior? Shot 38 percent on 3-pointers in 1999-2000? Named first-team All-District 5-5A after averaging 15 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.2 assists and hitting 45 percent of 3-point field goals as a junior on The Colony's 23-7 team in 1999? Shot 82 percent from free-throw line and averaged 3.6 assists and 2.4 steals as a sophomore in 1998.

Personal ? Full name is Matthew Lloyd Sayman? Born 1-6-82 in Sayre, Pa.? Son of Lloyd and Cathy Sayman? Majoring in communications studies... Lists Steve Nash as his favorite NBA player and the Dallas Mavericks as his favorite team... Says the things he likes best about Baylor are the Christian values, amazing friends and family feeling... Lists his best non-athletic talent as ?quoting ?Friends? episodes.?

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