4 - Zac Rich
Zac Rich
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lexington, S.C.
High School: Lexington
Position: G
Ranks sixth in career three-point field goal percentage at Upstate... simply can knock down the three... should again battle for playing time on the perimeter... knows Coach Payne's system and how to run the offense and defense. 2007-08: Saw action in 19 games... averaged 1.8 points per game... averaged 4.1 minutes of playing time... hit 43.5 percent of his three-point attempts, the top percentage on the team... had six points on two three-pointers at UNC Greensboro (Nov. 24)... turned in a season-high nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from the three-point arc in the win over Brevard (Dec. 6)... matched his season high with nine points in the near upset at UTEP (Dec. 21)... had five points at Duquesne (Dec. 30)... an A-Sun All-Academic selection. 2006-07: Played in 27 games for the Spartans... started three times... became a key offensive threat filling in for the injured Jay Free for the second half of the season... averaged 4.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game... dished out 33 assists and tallied 23 steals... averaged 16.3 minutes per game... ranked second on the team and eighth in the Peach Belt Conference with a 41.8 percent three-point percentage... reached double figures four times... scored a career-high 18 points and dished out three assists in the win over Francis Marion (Jan. 10)... the game marked the first contest after Free went down with his season-ending knee injury... had 11 points at Georgia College & State (Jan. 27)... followed that performance with 12 points, two assists and three steals at North Georgia (Jan. 31)... had six points, four steals and three assists in the season-ending victory at UNC Pembroke (Feb. 25)... tallied 10 points against Clayton State in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament (Mar. 2)... member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Saw action in 23 games... started once... averaged 1.4 points and 0.5 rebounds per game... hit 5-of-6 free throws on the year... scored his first collegiate points on a three-pointer in the 79-77 victory over Mars Hill (Dec. 10)... hit two three-pointers to finish with six points in the 81-61 victory at UNC Pembroke (Jan. 28)... had five points against North Georgia (Feb. 11)... had three points and a steal in his only start at Georgia College & State University (Feb. 15)... member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll. High School: A three-year letterman at Lexington High School... a two-year starter... made 78 three-pointers as a junior and a school record 81 as a senior... finished his career one three-pointer shy of the school's career record... made nine three-pointers in a game on two different occasions... earned team Most Valuable Player honors in 2005... a two-time All-Region selection... earned All-Tournament honors at the Great Florida Shootout Christmas Tournament in Orlando as a junior and the Grand Bahama Catholic Tournament as a senior... also a standout in the classroom... participated in the Palmetto Boys State program in 2004. Personal: Born on Feb. 17, 1986 in Tulsa, Okla... son of Dan and Sally Rich... has a brother, Dave... dad played college basketball at Northeastern State University... mom played softball and volleyball at Northeastern State University... a secondary education major... hobbies include watching sports, watching movies and attending concerts... favorite movie is "Ghostbusters"... favorite TV show is "Entourage"... likes watching Bill Murray movies... favorite actress is Ashley Judd... likes listening to Dave Matthews Band... favorite season is winter... admires his dad the most... favorite quote is "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" by Steve Prefontaine.
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