Enters this season ranked No. 12 among the nation's top returning assist men ... his 172 assists last season (5.93 per game) led the Atlantic 10 and were second only to Norm Nixon's school record of 178 in 1976-77 ... the assists per game average ranked 20th nationally ... pass-first point guard who had a major impact on the Dukes last season following his transfer from Miami-Dade Community College ... was the prime reason DU finished the season with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio ... helped the Uruguayan National Team to a fourth place finish at the 2004 South American Championship over the summer.
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.
High School 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.
Personal 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.
CAREER STATS FOR MARTIN OSIMANI
YEAR G/GS MIN/AVG FG-AT PCT 3M-AT PCT FT-AT PCT REB-AVG A TO BK S PTS-AVG 2002* 28/0 225/8.0 9-18 .500 3-6 .500 12-16 .750 28-1.0 24 22 0 9 33-1.2 2003 at Miami-Dade CC 2004 29/28 848/29.2 35-111 .315 13-57 .228 49-62 .790 81-2.8 172 94 4 30 132-4.6 At DU 29/28 848/29.2 35-111 .315 13-57 .228 49-62 .790 81-2.8 172 94 4 30 132-4.6 Total 57/28 1,073-18.8 44-129 .341 16-63 .254 61-78 .782 109-1.9 196 116 4 39 165-2.9 * - at UtahHIGH GAMES
Points - 11 at St. Bonaventure
Rebounds - 6 three times (at La Salle last)
Assists - 12 vs. Ohio (tied school record)
Blocked Shots - 1 four times
Steals - 3 three times (at Dayton, A-10 Tour. last)
Minutes - 40 at West Virginia