23 - Torrey Craig
Torrey Craig
Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Great Falls, S.C.
Position: Forward
Major: Communications
Last School: Great Falls HS

2010-11: Craig appeared in all 30 games for the Spartans and never exited the starting lineup after getting the start against East Carolina (Nov. 21)... Earned A-Sun Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 14.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest... Craig finished third overall in the conference in rebounding and seventh in scoring... His season averages in points and rebounds led all A-Sun freshmen... Craig also finished the season ranked third in defensive rebounds (4.93 drpg), fourth in 3-point field goals made per game (2.27 pg) and tied for eighth in offensive rebounds (2.27 orpg)... Among freshmen across the nation, Craig’s 14.4 ppg trailed only five other rookies: Jared Sullinger (Ohio State), Terrence Jones (Kentucky), Brandon Knight (Kentucky), Trey Ziegler (Central Michigan) and DeAndre Kane (Marshall)... His 7.2 rpg placed him 12th nationally among freshman... In conference games, Craig led A-Sun in defensive rebounds (5.50 drpg), while ranking second in rebounding (7.9 rpg), fourth in 3-point field goals made per contest (2.70 pg), fifth in scoring (16.4 ppg) and tied for seventh in offensive rebounds (2.35 orpg)... Craig’s league average of 16.4 ppg placed him fifth nationally (among freshmen) as he trailed: Trey Ziegler (Central Michigan), Perry Jones (Baylor), Jared Sullinger (Ohio State) and Cleveland Melvin (DePaul)... Craig recorded five double-doubles on the season, placing him in a tie for fourth in the conference while finishing ninth nationally (among freshmen)... Craig scored just nine points over the first two games of the season (at Michigan, Nov. 13; at Virginia, Nov. 15), but came alive at the Charleston Classic... In the opener against Wofford (Nov. 18), Craig scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds... On day two against Coastal Carolina (Nov. 19), Craig finished with 17 points after canning five three pointers... In the finale against East Carolina, Craig finished with 19 points and eight rebounds... His stellar performance at the Charleston Classic earned him A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honors (Nov. 23)... Craig recorded his first career double-double as he pulled down 14 rebounds  and scored 10 points in the Spartans’ 93-91 double-overtime win over UNC Asheville (Nov. 29)... Against ETSU (Dec. 5), the Spartan rookie posted his second consecutive double-double... In the 60-59 win over the Bucs, Craig scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds... With a pair of strong outings against the Bulldogs and the Bucs, Craig earned his second A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award on Dec. 7... Craig had nine points and six rebounds at N.C. State (Dec. 11)... Following the contest against the Wolfpack, Craig reached double-figures in 14 consecutive games from Dec. 16 to Jan. 31, six of those games were 20-plus point performances... Against Campbell (Dec. 16), Craig tallied 19 points and six rebounds... He finished with 11 points at Auburn (Dec. 21) and followed with 12 points and six rebounds in the Spartans’ upset bid at Virginia Tech (Dec. 30)... Connected on a career-best 11 field goals and finished with 25 points and seven rebounds at Kennesaw State (Jan. 3)... Fell just short of a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds at Mercer (Jan. 5)... Against Stetson (Jan. 8), Craig dished out a career-best seven assists and finished with 24 points and six rebounds... Had 12 points and five rebounds at Jacksonville (Jan. 13)... Scored 20 points and pulled in nine rebounds at North Florida (Jan. 15)... Recorded a double-double (23 points, 10 rebounds) in the Spartans’ five-point loss to Belmont (Jan. 21)... Scored 14 points against Lipscomb (Jan. 23) and tallied 11 points at ETSU (Jan. 25)... Finished with 17 points and nine rebounds against Mercer (Jan. 29)... Sank 10 field goals (five three-pointers) en route to a career-high 27 points in Upstate’s 59-54 win over Kennesaw State (Jan. 31)... Came alive in the second half at Stetson (Feb. 4), scoring 15 points in the final 20 minutes behind five treys... Totaled 20 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high six triples in the 72-59 win over the Hatters in the A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week... Streak of 14 straight double-figure scoring games ended with a nine-point outing at Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 6)... Scored 14 points in back-to-back contests against North Florida (Feb. 11) and Jacksonville (Feb. 13)... Had 20 points and seven rebounds in Upstate’s 70-64 win over Campbell (Feb. 26)... Sank a career-best seven free throws against the Camels, five of which came in the final 43 seconds to help the Spartans secure the victory... Posted 14 points and six rebounds in the finale against FGCU (Feb. 28)... Was the recipient of Upstate’s Outstanding Male Freshman of the Year award... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Before USC Upstate: A standout player for head coach John Smith at Great Falls... Averaged 24 points and 13 rebounds per game en route to earning 1A Player of the Year honors from the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association... Earned Region III-A Player of the Year honors... led Great Falls to a 25-2 overall record and a 12-0 mark and region championship... Led the Red Devils to back-to-back state championship game appearances... Finished with 36 points and 15 rebounds in this year’s title game loss to Hemingway... Averaged 29 points in the final three games of the state tournament... An all-state, all-region and all-area selection... Earned a spot on the North-South All-Star team... Was rated an 81 by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc.

Personal: Born Dec. 19, 1990 in Columbia, S.C… Son of Johnny Craig and Teresa Mays… Has one brother and one sister… Majoring in communications… Favorite season is summer… Favorite song is “Through the fire”… Likes listening to Young Money and Wale… Favorite actor is Will Smith… Favorite TV show is “Martin”… Favorite movie is “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”… Enjoys eating Chinese food… Favorite sports figure is Dwyane Wade… Hero growing up was Michael Jordan… Most admires his sister… Favorite quote is “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”… Dream job is to be a producer.

Torrey Craig's Career Statistics (2 years)
   Minutes Total3-PointF-ThrowsRebounds    
Yeargp-gsminavgfgfgapctfgfgapctftftapctoffdeftotavgpffoastt/oblkstlptsavg
2010-1130-2691630.5155408.38068214.3185378.679681482167.28124483112943114.4
2011-1233-3298629.9193435.44482230.35788129.682801802607.98815290364555616.8
Total63-58190230.2348843.413150444.338141207.6811483284767.6169396173477498715.7
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