Player Profiles

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Class: Sr.
Hometown: Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: F


At West Virginia: Transferred to West Virginia in 2003 from St. Bonaventure ... spent two years with the Bonnies ... sat out the 2003-04 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... known for his scrappy play ... a real hustler on the floor ... can play inside despite his size ... led WVU in scoring during the team’s 2004 European tour with a 15.6 points per game average ... scored double figures in every game, including 22 points against the Dutch National team, his first game in a Mountaineer uniform ... accepted an invitation to participate in the 2005 World University Games ... (2004-05): started all 35 contests ... averaged 12.0 points per game ... scored the most points on the team (421) ... led the Mountaineers in field goals (160), rebounds (180), rebounding average (5.1) and steals (57) ... reached double figures in 25 games ... started his first game as a Mountaineer and finished with 16 points against Saint Peter’s ... 12 points and four assists at LSU ... team-high 15 points with eight rebounds and six assists against Radford ... first Mountaineer double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against St. Bonaventure ... had 10 points against Coppin State ... second WVU double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds against New Hampshire ... 19 points and seven rebounds against GW ... third double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds at NC State ... named BIG EAST player of the week for his performances against GW and NC State ... grabbed nine rebounds at Villanova ... scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds against St. John’s ... team-high 14 points against Boston College ... 11 points and eight rebounds at Syracuse ... 19 points to go with six steals at Providence ... 10 points at Boston College ... 11 points against Pitt ... scored 18 points at St. John’s ... 19 points vs. Seton Hall ... scored 10 points at Seton Hall ... scored 11 points against Providence in BIG EAST tournament ... 21 points in BIG EAST tournament against BC ... 22 points to go with 10 rebounds in BIG EAST tournament vs. Villanova ... hit the game-winning free throws with 0.2 seconds left ... scored 11 points against Syracuse in BIG EAST championship ... named to the BIG EAST all-tournament team for his outstanding play ... (NCAA Tournament): 13 points against Creighton ... career-high 29 points against Wake Forest, with 19 in OT ... 11 points against Texas Tech and Louisville.

At St. Bonaventure: Ranked 13th in the Atlantic 10 in scoring as a sophomore (13.9), 20th in rebounding (5.0), eighth in three-point percentage (40.2) and ninth in three-pointers per game (2.4) ... scored in double figures 21 times and had five games of 20 or more points ... had 14 points and five rebounds against George Washington ... scored a team-high 21 points at Rhode Island ... recorded 20 points at Duquesne ... scored 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting at Fordham ... had 16 points against Boston College which included the game-tying three-pointer as the buzzer sounded to end regulation ... scored a career-high 27 points in win over Michigan, going 5-for-5 from three-point range ... named to the Atlantic 10 all-rookie team as a freshman ... averaged 24 minutes per game ... played in all 30 games ... finished fifth on the team in scoring (8.3 ppg) and tied for second in rebounding (4.7) ... shot 39 percent from three-point range, 46 percent from the field and 76 percent at the line ... scored in double figures 12 times ... ranked 14th in the A-10 in steals (1.4 per game) ... over two Atlantic 10 tournament games, averaged 8.0 points and 10.5 rebounds ... scored a season-high 20 points at home against Rhode Island ... recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in A-10 tournament win over Duquesne ... came back with five points and a career high 11 rebounds in loss to Richmond the next night ... totaled 17 points and seven rebounds in loss to Massachusetts ... scored 11 points, including the eventual game-winner, in victory over Xavier. ... had 12 points and eight rebounds against St. Joseph’s ... had six points and five boards in NIT loss at Syracuse ... was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the period of Feb. 3-10 ... opened his college career with a bang, scoring 17 points in front of a hometown crowd in win at Cleveland State ... had 14 points and six boards in win at Toledo ... had 15 points, six rebounds and three steals in win over Davidson.

In High School: All-state honoree three times including first team berths both his junior and senior seasons ... was runner-up for the 2000-01 Ohio “Mr. Basketball” award ... named 2000-01 Ohio Division II Player of the Year by the AP and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association ... as a senior, averaged 27.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.6 blocked shots per game, leading the Bulldogs to the Ohio Division II Sweet 16 and a 19-5 record ... was named the Cuyahoga County 2000-01 Player of the Year by the Cleveland Plain Dealer ... named Player of the Year by the Sun-News ... won three straight Southwest Conference MVP awards ... ended his 91-game high school career with 1,909 points (20.9 avg.), 725 rebounds (7.9 avg.), 239 assists, 267 steals and 138 blocked shots ... accurate shooter connected on 57 percent of his career field goal attempts ... as a senior, shot 38 percent from three-point range and 74 percent from the free-throw line ... Olmsted Falls compiled a record of 77-16 over Gansey’s four seasons ... averaged 22 ppg and 10 rpg as a junior ... coached by Pat Donahue ... was a McDonald’s All-America nominee ... in the spring of 2001, played in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Rising Star game and the Ohio North-South All-Star game.

Personal: Son of Gale Mazella and Steve Gansey ... born December 21 ... has five brothers ... majoring in criminology.

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