Martin Osimani Career Recap
Played in 59 of a possible 59 games with 57 starts after transferring to Duquesne from Miami-Dade Community College (Miami, Fla.) ... finished his career eighth on the Atlantic 10 all-time assists per game list with a 5.5 apg. average ... ranked second only to DU great Norm Nixon in career assist per game average by a Duquesne player ... finished his career with a 1.96-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (323-to-165) ... tied the school record with four career 10+ assist games ... one of only three players in school history to average over 5.0 assists per game for more than one season (Nixon and Clayton Adams, who both accomplished the feat three times, are the others) ... his assists totals of 172 as a junior and 151 as a senior rank No. 2 and No. 5 on DU's all-time list of assists in a season ... finished his career as DU's second most-accurate free throw shooter at 82.7 percent (91-of-110) ... started his career at Utah in 2001-02.
As a Senior (2004-05)
Was one of four players to see action in all 30 games ... started 29 times ... did not start (but did play 20 minutes) in the season opener vs. Santa Clara while recovering from a broken nose ... played the first five games of the season wearing a clear plastic protective shield ... handed out a team-high 151 assists with 71 turnovers (a 2.1-to-1 ratio) ... scored a career-high 16 points twice (at New Mexico and vs. Lafayette) ... his career high entering the season was 11 ... went 42-of-48 from the foul line (87.5%) including a streak of 20 consecutive free throws made that was snapped on New Year's Eve vs. Youngstown State ... hit 3-of-4 from the stripe in the last 17 seconds to help DU to a 61-57 win at Fordham ... tied his career high with three 3-point field goals (in five attempts) at La Salle on Jan. 29 ... he finished the game with 9 points, a career-high 7 rebounds and 9 assists (and two turnovers) in 35 minutes of action ... finished his career with 64 assists and 21 turnovers in his last 12 games ... shot 32.5 percent from the 3-point arc (27-of-83).
As a Junior (2003-04)
Started 28 of 29 games at the point guard spot ... averaged 4.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game ... put together the top assist season by a Duquesne player since Norm Nixon in the late 1970s with 172 assists in 28 games (5.93 apg.) ... the assist total was second only to Nixon's school record 178 in 1977 and the 5.931 average was exceeded only by Nixon who averaged 6.0 apg. in 1974 & 1976 and 5.933 apg. in 1977 ... tied with Bryant McAllister for most minutes per game at 29.2 ... the lone game he did not start (Jan. 7 vs. Ohio) is the same game he tied the school record with 12 assists (in 25 minutes) ... played in the Ohio game with goggles to protect an eye that was injured in the previous game at Richmond ... ranked 20th nationally in assists per game ... became the first player in school history to top 10 assists in a game three times in the same season (12 vs. Ohio and 10 each at St. Bonaventure and at West Virginia) ... the 10 assists at WVU marked the first time since Feb. 20, 1993 that a DU player (Kenya Hunter) had a double-digit assist game ... was the primary reason Duquesne finished the season with a plus assist-to-turnover ratio (444-to-427) ... an impressive ratio considering the Dukes posted 377 assists and turned it over 568 times in 2002-03 ... DU's 15.3 team apg. average was its best since the Mike James-led Dukes averaged 16.1 apg. in 1996 ... either led the team or tied for team high in assists in 25 of 29 games ... had streak of 17 consecutive free throws made snapped at Temple in mid-February ... shot 79.0 percent (49-of-62) from the line for the season ... shot 37.0 percent from the 3-point arc through DU's first 14 games (10-of-27), before slumping to hit just three of his last 30 attempts over the Dukes final 15 games ... scored a season high 11 points at St. Bonaventure to go along with his 10 assists for his first career double-double ... scored 10 in a game three other times (vs. Robert Morris, Richmond and Dayton) ... pulled down six rebounds in a game three times ... tied for second on the team with 30 steals.
Junior College (2002-03)
Miami-Dade Community College in Miami, Fla. (head coach Joe Rosado) ... averaged 8.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 3.5 steals per game in earning All-Southern Conference honors for the 18-12 Sharks ... was reunited with his former high school coach Gason "Chachi" Rodriguez who was an assistant at Miami-Dade ... ranked 13th in the NJCAA in steals per game and 22nd nationally in assists per game ... had games with 19, 18 and 16 assists ... was the winner of the Hal Chasey Scholar-Athlete Award ... ranked 80th on CBS Sportsline.com's Top 100 JUCO recruit list.
As a Freshman at Utah (2001-02)
Played in 28 of 30 games as a true freshman for the 21-9 NCAA Tournament participant Utes ... averaged 1.2 points and 1.0 assists in 8.0 minutes per game ... shot 50 percent from the field (9-of-18) and 50 percent from the three-point arc (3-of-6) ... also converted 12-of-16 (75 percent) of his free throw attempts ... played in all 14 Mountain West Conference games as a back-up point guard ... handed out a season-high four assists in the season opener vs. St. Francis, Ill. ... scored seven points in a season-high 25 minutes at St. Mary's (Calif.) ... was named Academic All-Mountain West Conference with a 3.14 GPA.
Uruguayan National Team
Has been part of the Uruguayan National team since 1998 ... played for the National Team in each of the last two summers ... came off the bench to help Uruguay to a third place finish at the 2003 South American Championship ... started for the fourth-place finishing team this past summer ... has also played for the Under 17, Junior National and U21 National Teams ... helped lead the U21 squad to a third-place finish in the 2000 South American Championship as the starting point guard ... led the team in assists (5.8 apg.) and was the second-leading scorer (12.2 ppg.) ... has faced American stars Jay Williams (Duke/formerly of the Chicago Bulls) and Jason Richardson (Michigan State/Golden State Warriors) in international competition.
Champagnat Catholic School in Hialeah, Fla. (head coach Gason "Chachi" Rodriguez) ... helped Champagnat to a No. 15 USA Today national ranking in averaging 13.8 points, 10.8 assists and 8.2 rebounds per game as a senior ... shot 56.2 percent from the field and 34.0 from the three-point arc ... named first-team Class 2A all-state ... was 66th on Brick Oettinger's list of 2001 Top 100 Rising Seniors ... also was tabbed 93rd on ESPN.com's Top 100 Recruits list (20th among point guards) ... averaged 9.0 points and 5.0 assists per game as a junior ... played on teams that won district, regional and state championships in 1999-00 as well as district and regional titles in 2000-01 ... ranked third in his graduating class with a 3.82 GPA.
Was an AAU teammate of Wake Forest senior forward Jamaal Levy ... his former high school and junior national teammate, Leandro Garcia-Morales, finished his career last season at Texas A&M ... Osimani was recruited by Florida State, NC State, Iowa and Georgia Tech among others before signing with Utah ... made visits to Texas A&M and UNC Asheville before committing to Duquesne ... cancelled visits to Rutgers and Nebraska following his decision ... psychology major ... full name is Martin Silveira Osimani ... date of birth: 5/22/81.