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Bryant McAllister
Bryant McAllister

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
West Mifflin

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/04/1984



03/11/2014

Soko Named Third Team All-Atlantic 10

Senior forward enters the Atlantic 10 Championship leading the conference in scoring

Bryant McAllister Career Recap



Career Highlights
Guard Bryant McAllister finished his career ranked eighth on Duquesne's all-time leading scorers' list with 1,546 points (13.4 ppg.) ... played in 115 of a possible 116 games in his four seasons on the Bluff (was suspended for the first game of his senior year for an off-court incident that occurred over the summer) ... became the sixth player in school history to lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring with a 19.7 ppg. average as a senior ... came within .08 assists of becoming just the third player in league history to lead the Atlantic 10 in both scoring and assists in the same season (his 4.81 apg. average trailed only Chris Lowe of UMass' 4.89 apg.) ... steadily improved his scoring average in each of his four seasons at Duquesne from 7.6 as a freshman to 19.7 as a senior ... also improved is assist total and assist-to-turnover ratio in each of his four seasons ... shot .771 from the free throw line for his career, including .816 percent (252-of-309) as a junior and senior ... finished ranked in DU's all-time Top 10 in nine different statistical categories: games (tied 2nd), starts (tied 3rd), steals (6th), free throws made (6th), total points (8th), assists (8th), free throws attempted (8th), field goals attempted (9th) and 30-point games (tied for 10th) ... scored in double digits 83 times, including 51 times in 56 games as a junior and senior ... scored 20 or more points in a game 23 times (21 times as a junior and senior) ... topped the 30-point mark on three occasions (twice as a senior) ... averaged just under 30 minutes per game (29.9) for his career ... DU went 33-83 (.284) over his four-year career ... saw more playing time at the point as a senior and responded by handing out five or more assists in a game 14 times in 26 games ... had five or more assists 10 times in his 89 previous games entering his final season ... tied school records for assists in a game (12 vs. Fordham) and 3-pointers made (8 at Rhode Island) as a senior ... was named "best athlete" in the A-10 by Street and Smith's 2005-06 College Basketball Preview ... had back-to-back single-digit scoring games once in his last three seasons (the second and third games of his sophomore year when he was playing through an ankle injury: nine points vs. Siena and zero vs. Pitt).



As a Senior (2005-06)
Was a preseason first team All-Atlantic 10 pick who finished the year as a member of the all-league second team ... began the season as one of just five A-10 returnees with over 1,000 career points ... led the team in scoring (19.7 ppg.), assists (125), steals (33), minutes played (874/33.6 per game) and free throw percentage (81.0%) ... became just the 17th player in school history to score 500 or more points in a season (513) ... scored 20 or more points in nine of the Dukes' last 11 games, including a career-high 36 at Rhode Island ... scored in double digits in 24 of the 25 games he played ... led the Dukes in scoring 22 times and assists 15 times ... saw a streak of 89 consecutive games played (every game in his career) snapped when he missed the opener vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff while serving a one-game suspension for an off-court incident over the summer ... tied a pair of school single game records in back-to-back early February outings ... he tied the school mark (shared with three others) with 12 assists vs. Fordham on Feb. 4 and followed that by tying the 17-year-old record for 3-pointers in a game with eight (in 13 attempts) at Rhode Island on Feb. 8 ... McAllister's 36 points vs. the Rams were the most by a Duquesne player since guard Mike James netted 36 at Xavier in 1996 ... Tony Petrarca set the 3-point record with eight at Pitt on Dec. 18, 1989... McAllister followed his only single-digit scoring game of the season (a season-low eight at Fordham) with a game-high 19 at Dayton ... he hit 4-of-8 3-point attempts in adding 23 vs. #13 (AP) George Washington, scored 25 more at St. Bonaventure and added 20 vs. La Salle on Feb. 4 ... his career-long streak of three straight 20-point games was snapped vs. Fordham ... instead of scoring 20, McAllister handed out a school record-tying 12 assists and added 16 points vs. the Rams ... he followed the Fordham game with the eight "3's" and 36 points at Rhode Island ... finished strong by topping the 20-point mark in each of his last five games (a career-long streak of 20-point games) ... tied his then-career scoring high with 30 points vs. Troy in the first round of the Duquesne Holiday Tournament on Dec. 30 ... posted nine assists twice (vs. The Citadel and Appalachian State) in addition to his school record-tying 12 vs. Fordham ... had at least five assists in 14 of 26 games ... going into the season, he had five or more assists in a game 10 times in 89 career outings ... McAllister, who averaged 22.4 ppg. in DU's last 11 games, finished first in the A-10 in scoring (19.7 ppg.) and second in assists (4.81 apg.) ... the last Duquesne player to lead the league in scoring was Derrick Alston in 1993-94 ... McAllister was .08 assists per game shy of joining St. Bonaventure's Marques Green (2003) and George Washington's Shawnta Rogers (1999) as the only players in league history to lead the A-10 in scoring and assists ... McAllsiter also led the Atlantic 10 with a 20.7 ppg. scoring average in conference play ... he was the only A-10 player to post both a 30-point scoring game (30 vs. Troy and 36 at Rhode Island) and 10-assist game (school record-tying 12 vs. Fordham).


As a Junior (2004-05)
Joined Kieron Achara as the only Duke to start all 30 games ... averaged a team-high 31.3 minutes per game ... finished fourth in the Atlantic 10 with a 16.1 ppg. scoring average ... led the A-10 with an 82.2 percent success rate from the free throw line (111-of-135) ... his free throw percentage tied the ninth-best single-season mark in school history ... missed back-to-back free throws just once during the season ... ranked fourth in the league in steals per game at 1.80 (54 steals in 30 games) ... topped the 20-point mark eight times with a career-high of 30 (14-of-17 from the foul line) vs. UMBC ... was one of eight A-10 players to score 30 or more in a game ... added 27 vs. Richmond at home and 27 more - including a career-high five 3-pointers - at Xavier ... scored 26 points, including a 15-foot runner in the lane with 10.7 seconds left to force a second overtime, in the Dukes' dramatic 94-93 double-overtime win at Dayton ... the win was Duquesne's first at UD since 1983 ... was named A-10 co-Player of the Week on Jan. 10 for his efforts in the win at UD followed by a 19-point performance vs. George Washington ... scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half - including 7-of-8 free throws in the final 47 seconds - to help DU snap a five-game losing streak with a 77-72 win over La Salle on Feb. 23 and earn league co-Player of the Week for a second time ... was one of just six league players to win Player of the Week more than once ... flirted with a triple-double in the win at La Salle by adding a career-high nine assists and career high-tying eight rebounds to go along with his 21 points ... became the 30th member of Duquesne's 1,000-point club when he hit the second of two free throws with 3:14 left in the Dukes' 61-57 win at Fordham on Mar. 2.



As a Sophomore (2003-04)
Played in all 29 games with 28 starts at the two guard spot ... missed an early season start vs. Pittsburgh with an ankle injury ... averaged a team high-tying (with Martin Osimani) 29.2 minutes per game ... was second on the team with an 11.1 ppg. scoring average ... had back-to-back single-digit scoring games just once (nine points vs. Siena in game No. 2 followed by zero points in 12 minutes when he tried to play on an injured ankle vs. Pitt) ... led team with 40 steals and was second with 69 assists ... averaged 17.0 points in DU's regular-season sweep of Xavier and its NBA-drafted backcourt of Lionel Chalmers and Romain Sato ... scored a then career-high 21 points in a game twice (at Akron and at Xavier) ... shot 61.5 percent from the foul line in his first 19 games, before rallying to make 36 of his last 43 free throw attempts (83.7%) to close-out the season.



As a Freshman (2002-03)
Played in all 30 games with 22 starts ... led the team with 79 assists and finished second on the squad with 32 steals ... averaged just under 26 minutes per game ... moved into the starting lineup prior to the San Juan Shootout (Dec. 20-22) and scored in double digits in his first four games as a starter ... handed out a season-high seven assists (with two turnovers) at Dayton and scored 10 of his 12 points vs. Richmond in the second half ... did not commit a turnover in 28 minutes at Xavier ... tied his scoring high with 19 (6-8 from field) at home vs. Dayton... added five assists and five steals vs. La Salle, and five assists vs. Xavier at home ... scored all 11 of his points in the second half in the regular-season finale vs. Rhode Island ... led DU in assists a team-high 13 times ... had a 21-to-37 assist-to-turnover ratio at the start of conference play, before improving to post 56 assists against 49 turnovers vs. A-10 opponents ... was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the week of Dec. 14-21 after averaging 15.3 ppg. in three games ... posted his first 19-point game vs. Troy State in the San Juan Shootout.



High School
West Mifflin High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. (head coach Lance Maha) ... four-year starter ... averaged 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.9 steals per game in leading 22-8 Class AAA West Mifflin to the state championship game for the first time in school history in 2002 ... scored 27 points, including 5-of-5 3-pointers, in a 55-36 state semifinal win over defending PIAA Class AAA champion Franklin at the Palumbo Center ... added a game-high 18 points in the state championship game loss to Kennett ... also led the Titans to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinal and Section 4-AAA co-championship ... was a second team Associated Press Pennsylvania Big School pick ... also named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... was a two-time member of the Tribune-Review Terrific 10 and Post-Gazette Fabulous Five ... averaged 18.2 points, 6.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game as a junior ... was the lone underclassman named to the Post-Gazette Fabulous Five and Tribune-Review Terrific 10 in 2001 ... finished his career as West Mifflin's all-time leading scorer with 1,514 points.



Personal
Committed to Duquesne in November 2001 ... his father, Bryant Sr., was a three-year football letterman at West Virginia (1984-86) ... communication studies major ... full name is Bryant N. McAllister ... date of birth: 5/4/84.

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