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Nick Calathes

G/F

Height
6' 6"
CLASS
So.
Hometown
Casselberry, Fla.
Weight
194 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Lake Howell
33 Nick Calathes

One of the top play-making guards in the nation, he ranked in the top 10 in nine of 13 possible categories during SEC play…A First Team All-SEC player in 2009, he was the only player in the nation to average better than 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game…Has broken the UF records for assists and assists per game in each of his first two years, totaling 221 as a freshman (6.1 apg) and 231 (6.4 apg) as a sophomore…Ranks third in UF history in career assists after just two years…The SEC Newcomer of the Year and the SEC co-Freshman of the Year in 2008, Calathes led UF in scoring and assists…Can play point guard, shooting guard or small forward and at 6-6 causes match-up problems… Earned MVP honors at the Chris Paul Camp in Winston-Salem in June among a group of 23 promising young college guards…Played for the Greek Under-21 National Team last summer…AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-09: Was named First Team All-SEC by unanimous vote… Broke his school record of 221 assists, finishing the year with 231 and now has the two highest totals in UF history…Ranks third all-time in school history in career assists after just two years…Holds record of most points scored in UF history after freshman and sophomore year with 1,170…Only player in the country to average more than 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game…Ranked in the top 10 in the league in nine different categories (out of 13) during conference, ranking in the top five in six of those categories… Led the Gators in scoring (17.2 ppg), assists (6.4 apg), and steals (68)… Led the team in assists (15) and three-point percentage (.714) during the exhibition season, tying for the team-high in field-goal percentage (.692) on 9-of-13 shooting … Scored 16 points, dished out a team-high seven assists and pulled down four rebounds in the season opener vs. Toledo ... Led the Gators with six assists and poured in 13 points in the win over Bradley ... Was the leading scorer for the Gators in the 64-50 win over Southern Utah, with 18 points, the only UF player in double-digits on the night, while dishing out a team-high four assists and grabbing a team-high seven boards ... Led the team in assists with seven and scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting against Syracuse ... Scored 21 points and had eight assists in the win over Washington in Kansas City ... Contributed nine points, six assists and two rebounds in Florida’s win over Missouri-Kansas City in the Gator Jam ... Led the team with 16 points and contributed seven assists in the win over FSU ... Scored 16 points again at FSU while dishing out six assists ... Collected a season-high nine assists and scored seven points against Florida Gulf Coast ... Recorded his first double-double of the season against UCF in Jacksonville, the fourth of his career, scoring 16 points and dishing out a career-tying and team-leading 11 assists in the win... Led the Gators with 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting in the win over Georgia Southern ... Tallied nine points and collected nine assists against Winthrop ...  Led the Gators with 23 points off 7-of-11shooting and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the win over Stetson ... Led all scorer’s with 32 points in the nationally televised win over N.C. State ... Tallied a double-double and led the Gators with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 10 rebounds in the win over Longwood ...  Led the team with 19 points and dished out eight assists in the SEC opener win vs. Ole Miss ... In a season-high 37 minutes against Auburn, led the Gators in scoring with 17 points and dished out a team-high five assists and two steals ...  Connected with a career-high six three-pointers and led the team with 28 points and 10 rebounds in the win at home vs. Arkansas ... Led the Gators in scoring with 20 points, hitting 8-of-13 from the field, while dishing out five assists against South Carolina ... Scored 15 points (6-of-11), grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists in Florida’s 94-69 rout of Vanderbilt ... Recorded the school’s first-ever triple-double in SEC play with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the victory over Georgia ... Was Florida’s leading scorer with 21 points and four assists against Tennessee on the road ... Scored a team-high 22 points and dished out five assists in the win at hom over South Carolina ... Became the 43rd member of the school’s 1,000-point club when he poured in a career-high 33 points at Kentucky ... Notched his eighth career double double on the road at Georgia with 16 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds ... His 13 assists at UGA marked a career-high ... Led the Gators in scoring and steals with 22 points and five take-aways in the Gators’ win over Alabama... Poured in 14 points and added four steals and four assists in the home victory vs. Vanderbilt ... Became the seventh player in school history with 400 assists after dishing out out six dimes and scoring 12 points in the game at LSU ... Led the team with 20 points and seven assists in the contest at home vs. Tennessee ... Chipped in 11 points and led Florida in assists, with five, against Mississippi State on the road ... Led the Gators with seven points and tallied five points, three rebounds and three steals in the home win over Kentucky ... Tallied 11 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the win against Arkansas in the first round of the SEC tournament ... Contributed seven points and 11 defensive boards against Auburn in the second round of the league tournament in Tampa, while dishing out a team-leading five assists in the game ... Led the Gators with 19 points and a team-high six assists in the first-round NIT victory over Jacksonville ... Topped all Gators with 21 points and seven assists in the second-round NIT victory versus Miami... Led the team with seven assists and chipped in 10 points in the NIT game versus Penn State… AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: The SEC Newcomer of the Year and co-SEC Freshman of the Year (along with Patrick Patterson of Kentucky), Calathes led UF in scoring as a freshman with 15.3 points per game, the highest total ever by a Billy Donovan freshman…He set UF freshman records for points (552), assists (221), assists per game (6.1), free throws made (144) and free throws attempted (199)…Led the SEC in assists and assists per game, breaking the 20-year-old UF record for assists and the 25-year-old UF record for assists per game… A Second Team All-SEC selection, he averaged a team-high 16.9 points per game in league play…Recorded just the second triple-double in school history on March 21 against Creighton (11 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists)…An NABC and USBWA All-District selection… Scored in double-figures 31 times in 36 games as a freshman, leading UF in scoring 14 times and in assists 30 times…Started all 36 games…Tied for the team lead with nine 20-points games, and had three double-doubles…Led the Gators with 60 minutes played and assists with 14 in two contests during the exhibition season, posting a double-double in the first game against Flagler ... Led the team in scoring with 21 points in his collegiate debut against North Dakota State, shooting 8-of-15 from the field, while also snagging two steals and dishing out three assists ... Dished out eight assists, to go along with 15 points and five rebounds, in the win over Tennessee Tech ...  Shot 7-of-14 (.500) to score 16 points, to go along with eight assists and four rebounds against North Carolina Central ... Scored double-digits for the fourth consecutive contest, tabbing 11 points in the win over Rutgers ... PIcked up six assists and rebounds, while scoring 14 against North Florida ... Shot 3-of-9 from the field for seven points, to go along with four assists against Florida State ... Contributed seven points and assists, along with three steals and his first career block, in the win over Stetson ... Shot 6-of-8 from the field, while sinking 9-of-11 from the free throw line, for 21 points against Vermont ... Marked a career-high with 24 points, shooting 4-of-6 from beyonf the arc, while dishing out nine rebounds and snagging six steals against Jacksonville ... Tallied eight rebounds and nine assists, to go along with 20 points and a block, against Florida A&M .. Recorded a double-double in the win over Georgia Southern, totaling 15 points and 11 rebounds, including nine defensive boards and going 11-for-11 from the free throw line ... Led all Gators in scoring with 18 points and nine rebounds to go along with five assists in the win over CSU ... Grabbed four rebounds and tallied four points, to go along with six assists, in the Ohio State contest ... Dished out eight assists while scoring 14 in the win at Temple ... Hit 6-of-12 shots from the floor en route to a 15-point, six-assist, four-rebound night in the win over High Point ... Powered the Gators to a win at Alabama in their SEC opener with a team-high 21 points, nine assists and seven rebounds ... Tied his career with four three-point field goals  in the home win over Auburn, finishing with 16 points and five assists ... Shared team-high honors with 16 points at Mississippi, while also pulling down seven boards and pacing the Gators with five assists ... Matched his career high with 24 points on the strength of a personal-best 13 free throws to lead UF to the home win over Kentucky and improve the Gators’ record to 3-1 in the SEC ... Flirted with a triple double against the Wildcats, finishing the night with eight rebounds and eight assists ... Poured in 21 points, including 13 in the first half, and dished out four assists in the road win over South Carolina ... Registered his second career double-double with 15 points, a career-high 10 assists and seven rebounds at home versus Vanderbilt ... Connected on 8-of-11 free throws, all in the second half against the Commodores ... Scored a dozen points and chipped in seven assists and six boards at Arkansas ... Nearly had a triple double at Tennessee, registering 15 points, eight assists and nine rebounds ... Finished with seven points and six assists in the home victory over Georgia ... Scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and added five assists and seven rebounds against LSU ... Netted 11 points and contributed six assists and three steals at Vanderbilt ... Scored a team-high 17 points, his highest output in seven games, with seven assists and three steals against South Carolina ... Finished 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from the free-throw line versus the Gamecocks ... Turned in a game-high 22 points - two shy of a career high - and contributed seven rebounds and four assists in road win at Georgia ... Was an efficient 7-of-12 from the fieldm including 3-of-5 from 3-point range against the Bulldogs ... Poured in 18 points with seven rebounds and four assists versus Mississippi State ... Tied a career high with 24 points on 7-of-15 shooting versus Tennessee...Finished one assist shy of a double-double with nine, including seven in the first half, and was 8-of-9 from the foul line against the Vols...Registered 16 points and six assists at Kentucky ... Finished with nine points, four assists and three steals versus Alabama in the SEC Tournament ... Hit 7-of-11 shots from the field en route to a 16-point, five-rebound, five-assist night in the NIT first-round win over San Diego State ... Treated the home fans to the second triple double in school history against Creighton in the second round of the NIT, leading UF to victory with 11 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and a personal-best 11 assists ... The performance was Florida’s first triple-double since Corey Brewer turned the trick against Jacksonville on Dec. 18, 2005 ... Followed up historic performance with 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds in NIT quarterfinal win at Arizona State ... Scored 12 points on a career-high 19 field goal attempts with seven rebounds against UMass in NIT semifinal…PREP: A McDonald’s All-American, a Parade All-American, Jordan All-American, the Gatorade Player of the Year and the two-time Mr. Basketball for the state of Florida…He became only the third player to ever win the Mr. Basketball award for the state of Florida twice…Left Lake Howell High School as the leading scoring in Seminole County History…Teamed with current Gator teammate Chandler Parsons to help Lake Howell to a 31-3 record and a state title in 2006-07 and reached the Final Four in each of his four years in high school…Averaged 27.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game during his senior year…The leader scorer in Lake Howell and Seminole County history and the third all-time leading scorer in Central Florida history…Played in the McDonald’s All-American game in 2007, scoring 13 points, dishing out 6 assists and pulling down 5 rebounds…Also played in the Jordan All-American Capital Classic at Madison Square Garden.

 

Nick Calathes’ Career Stats

 

Season GP-GS         MP     FGM-FGA    PCT. 3PT-ATT    PCT.      FT-FTA     PCT. REB  AVG.  A          TO        BS        ST        PF-DQ        TP     AV.

2008-09 36-35       1200   205-425    .482 73-187     .390      135-191  .707 192  5.3 231          119      6          68        69-0         618    17.2

2007-08 36-36       1174   175-411    .426 58-158     .367      144-199  .724 187  5.2 221          104      3          58        76-0         552    15.3

Totals 72-71  2374 380-836     .455   131-345   .380      279-390    .715   379    5.3 452          223      9          126          145-0  1170 16.3

 

Nick Calathes’ SEC Stats

 

Season GP-GS         MP     FGM-FGA    PCT. 3PT-ATT    PCT.      FT-FTA     PCT. REB  AVG.  A          TO        BS        ST        PF-DQ        TP     AV.

2008-09 16-16       551    97-208      .466 39-92       .424      62-87 .713    95     5.9   99          55        1          31        36-0         295    18.4

2007-08 16-16        540    81-181      .448 31-82       .378      78-110    .709 83    5.2 103          48        0          21        38-0         271    16.9    

TOTALS 32-32        1091   178-389    .458 70-174     .402      140-197  .711 178  5.6 202          103      1          52        74-0         566    17.7

 

 

Game Highs

 

Calathes Game Highs

Points

Season            33, vs. Kentucky (2/10/09)

Career 33, vs. Kentucky (2/10/09)

Rebounds

Season            13, vs. Georgia (1/28/09)

Career 13, 2x, last vs. Georgia (1/28/09)

Field Goals

Season            11, 2x, last vs Arkansas (1/17/09)

Career 11, 2x, last vs Arkansas (1/17/09)

Field Goal Attempts

Season            20, vs. Kentucky (2/10/09)

Career 20, vs. Kentucky (2/10/09)

3-Points

Season            6, vs. Arkansas (1/17/09)

Career 6, vs. Arkansas (1/17/09)

3-Point FG Attempts

Season            10, vs. Arkansas (1/17/09)

Career 10, vs. Arkansas (1/17/09)

Free Throws

Season            13, vs. South Carolina (2/3/09)

Career 13, 2x, last vs. South Carolina (2/3/09)

Free Throw Attempts

Season            16, vs. South Carolina (2/3/09)

Career 17, vs. Kentucky (1/19/08)

Assists

Season            13, vs. Georgia (2/14/09)

Career 13, vs. Georgia (2/14/09)

Steals

Season            5, vs. Alabama (2/18/09)

Career 6, vs. JU (12/3/07)

Blocked Shots

Season            1, 6x, vs. Penn State (3/24/09)

Career 1, 7x, vs. Penn State (3/24/09)

Minutes Played

Season            38, 2x, last vs. Georgia (2/14/09)

Career 42,  vs. Kentucky (1/19/08)

 

Misc. Stats                               08-09   Career

Times led UF in scoring                        20        34

Times led UF in Rebs.               10        17

Times led UF in Assists             33        63

Double figure scoring               31        62

Double figure reb. games        4          6

Double-Doubles                                   5          8

Triple-Doubles                          1          2

Dunks                                      0          0

Charges Drawn                                    5          7

First off the Bench                    0          0

Scored UF's First Pts.               7          15

Three Point Plays                                 9-16     26-36

Final Three Minutes from Line  26-36   51-70

 

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