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    10  Javier Gonzalez
    Javier Gonzalez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Carolina, Puerto Rico

    High School:
    Michael M. Krop

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 176

    Position:
    Guard


    As a Junior (2009-10): Returned to the starting lineup the last 13 games of the year after coming off the bench in a pair of games in late January ... In those two games off the bench, he averaged just 3.5 points and 18.5 minutes ... Started 43 of the last 47 games at point guard dating back to 2008-09, missing the Georgia Southern southern game because of a hamstring injury and not starting against NC Central and Virginia due to a coaches' decision ... Dished out 129 assists for the year, almost double the next highest Wolfpack player ... In 13 games he had at least five assists ... In four games (including the win over No. 7 Duke) he had eight ... His career total of 266 assists ranks 19th in school history ... Averaged 12.5 points over the last four regular-season games ... Had a team-high 16 points in the loss at Virginia Tech ... Matched his career-high with 19 points in the win at Miami ... Was 9-of-12 from the free-throw line, and hit all six attempts in the final 42.7 seconds ... Returned to the starting lineup at Georgia Tech, finishing with 13 points and seven assists in 35 minutes ... Scored 19 points against North Carolina, tying his career high ... At one point in the game, he scored 15 of the Pack's 18 points over a five-minute stretch ... Scored 15 points on 4-9 shooting (5-6 from the stripe) against No. 7 Duke, and also dished out eight assists to just two turnovers ... Scored on a put-back with 31.6 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime against Florida ... Scored the Pack's first five points in overtime, and eight points overall in extra time ... Pulled down a career-best 10 rebounds against Winthrop ... Had 18 points at Arizona ... Scored 16 of the 18 points in the second half, including 10 points in the final 30.4 seconds ... Also chipped in 18 points at Wake Forest ... Scored 11 straight for the Pack in the second half, and 13 of the Pack's final 15 points in that game ... Finished with 15 points at Marquette, dishing out seven assists ... Hit 3-of-5 three-pointers, and was 5-of-8 from the field overall ... Limited to 13 minutes in the first half when he suffered a hamstring injury, but returned in the second half to score 12 second-half points in the Pack's comeback win.

    As a Sophomore (2008-09): Started each of the last 10 games at point guard ... Averaged 23.7 minutes over the last 11 games overall ... He had played just 18 total minutes spanning 12 games dating back to the ECU game on December 17 ... Averaged 9.9 points and 3.8 assists over those last 11 games ... Averaged 11.1 points over the last eight games, including scoring in double figures in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, and in four of those games overall ... Shot 60.4 percent (32-53) from the field and 53.1 percent (17-32) from three-point range in those last eight games of the season ... Playing in front of family and friends at Miami, he tied his career-high with 19 points ... Also hit a career-high five three-pointers that game ... Had 18 points at North Carolina, the first time in is career he led the Pack in scoring ... Hit 7-of-8 shots, including all four three-pointers ... Returned to the starting lineup for the first time in 15 games at Virginia Tech ... Played a career-best 36 minutes, and finished with nine points and six assists ... Returned to action for the start of ACC play, after he was hampered by a pair of injuries where he played just two minutes in a five game span ... Before the Virginia Tech game, he had played just 5.3 minutes a game and averaging 0.7 points in the first seven ACC games of the season, not seeing action in four of those games ... Saw his first action in four games, playing 15 minutes off the bench against NC Central ... Missed both the Loyola and Towson games after suffering a sprained ankle in practice after Christmas ... Missed his first career game, when he sat out the Lipscomb game, and only played two first-half minutes against Marquette, after suffering a cut on his elbow against East Carolina on December 17 ... Was the Pack's starting point guard in six straight games before the injuries ... His five steals at Davidson were a career-best ... Hit 2-of-4 three-pointers against East Carolina, including one from beyond halfcourt as time expired in the first half ... Against UNC Greensboro, finshed with seven assists and no turnovers in that game, the second-most assists in a game in his career and the most assists without a turnover for him ... The 7:0 assists-to-turnover ratio was one of the top games in the ACC.

    As a Freshman (2007-08): Probably the most improved player on the Wolfpack squad at the end of the season, he rejoined the starting lineup for the last 10 games of the season ... Averaged 26.1 minutes and 6.0 points over the last 15 outings ... Also averaged 3.3 assists in the last 15 games, including a season-high of nine in the home loss to North Carolina ... In ACC only stats, finished the season ninth in the ACC, and first among all freshmen, in assist/turnover ratio at 1.46 ... Posted a then-career-best 18 points in the home loss to Duke ... Was a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point range, and hit 6-of-7 from the field overall ... Also played a season-high 32 minutes ... Took over the starter's job at point guard following the injury to Farnold Degand - he started the next five games before coming off the bench in the next six ... Played 27 minutes against Miami including all of the overtime, he nailed two second-half three-pointers in that contest as well ... Missed all of preseason practice after suffering a torn thumb ligament during a skill workout in September. Under went surgery, and returned to practice on November 5, after missing both exhibition games.

    In High School: Played for Coach Marcos Rodriguez at Miami's Michael M. Krop High School ... Averaged 20.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a senior ... He was tabbed the Class 6-A Florida Player of the Year ... First-team all-state and All-Dade County ... Miami-Dade County Co-Player of the Year ... Miami Herald's Player of the Year ... Team reached the 6-A state quarterfinals, and finished 28-4 ... Earned Co-MVP honors at Florida's 2007 Senior Showcase ... Led the East squad with 15 points and four assists in 18 minutes of action ... Also finished second in the Three-Point Shootout ... MVP of the Dade-Broward All-Star game, scoring all 12 points in the second half, 12 of the team's final 16 points for the win ... Played his first two years of high school basketball at St. Patrick's in New Jersey ... Named second-team all-state as a sophomore ... Rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 14 player in Florida by rivals.com.

    Personal: Grew up in Puerto Rico, he went to high school in Miami ... His first love was boxing, his stepfather was a boxing champion in Puerto Rico and young Javi boxed in a children's league ... Has declared intent to major in science, technology, and society.

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