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Dante Swanson
1   Dante Swanson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wagoner, Okla.

High School:
Wagoner HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
Guard

Experience:
4L



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Career at Tulsa ?? Has played in 139 career games, which ranks second on the school's career games played list behind Greg Harrington's (1998-02) 141 games . . . also ranks second on the school?s career 3-pointers made list (250), fifth on the career steals chart (180), ninth on the career scoring list (1,433) and 10th on the assists chart (297) . . . started 99 career games and scored in double-figures in 72 career contests . . . a two-time second-team all-WAC selection, and also earned alldefensive team honors twice . . . had career averages of 10.3 points (1,433), 3.2 rebounds (451), 2.1 assists (297) and 1.3 steals (179) in 139 career games . . . scored 20+ points in 13 career games . . . led Tulsa in steals 41 times in his career . . . ranks eighth on the WAC's career 3-point field goals made list. . . . his .436 career three-point percentage ranks 10th among the WAC's all-time leaders.

In the Postseason ?? Played in 13 postseason tournament games, including eight NCAA games and five NIT contests . . . has averaged 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals in the postseason . . . shot .475 from the field (48-of-101) and .378 from 3-point range (14-of-37) in 13 career postseason games . . . averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in two games in the 2003 tournament . . . had a career tournament-best 24 points, and added 7 rebounds and 6 assists vs. Dayton in the first round . . . tallied 7.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games in 2002 . . . averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in five NIT games in 2001 . . . had a career-best nine rebounds against Memphis in the NIT semifinals, and added seven points . . . played in all four NCAA Tournament games in 1999-00 . . . averaged 10.0 points, while shooting .500 from the field and .462 from three-point range in four NCAA Tournament games in 20.0 minutes per game in the 2000 tournament . . . in the first two rounds of the 2000 NCAA Tournament, he averaged 22.0 minutes, while scoring 11.5 points and dishing off 1.5 assists . . . had 9 points and 2 rebounds against UNLV . . . totaled 14 points and added two assists in 25 minutes against Cincinnati . . . scored a season-best 15 points against North Carolina, while connecting on 6-of-8 from the field and converting on both of his three-pointers.

2002-03 ?? Played in 32 games . . . missed the Iowa game with an injury, and played only 19 minutes at Hawaii (2-1-03) after suffering an injury . . . was a second-team all-WAC selection for the second consecutive season . . . averaged 15.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals . . . ranked among the league leaders in six statistical categories . . . completed the season ranked second in the WAC in 3-point percentage (.430), fourth in 3-point field goals made (2.78), fifth in field goal percentage (.454), ninth in scoring (15.1), 13th in assists (3.00) and 14th in steals (1.28) . . . scored in double-figures in 26 games, including 11 of the last 12 games . . . scored 20+ points in nine games this year and 13 for his career . . . has 20+points in five of the final 12 games . . . led Tulsa in steals 11 times this year . . . led Tulsa in scoring 10 times this season, and in blocks and assists eight times . . . had shot .548 (34-of-62) from three-point range in eight games before going 2-of-7 for 28-percent in the final two games of the WAC Tournament . . . had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists vs. Dayton in the NCAA Tournament first round game . . . had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks against Nevada in the WAC title game . . . had a career-best 26 points on 10-of-15 from the field and 6-of-8 from three-point range with 8 rebounds vs. Nevada (3-8-03) in the regular season finale . . . hit the game-winning 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded against Fresno State (3-5-03), and ended with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists . . . had 21 points and 5 assists vs. San Jose State (3-1-03) . . . had a previous career-best with 25 points at SMU (2-19-03), while connecting on 5-of-9 from three-point range . . . in that game, he scored Tulsa's final nine points including the first three on a three-pointer to take a 71-68 lead with 0:43 remaining in the game . . . also added 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals vs. SMU . . . tallied 22 points while tying his career-high with six three-pointers against Rice (2-8-03) . . . had 23 points and added 5 rebounds vs. San Jose State (1-30-03) . . . had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Boise State (1-18-03) . . . led the team in scoring with 23 points against New Mexico State in the season opener, while adding 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals . . . was a preseason all-WAC pick by both the league?s coaches and media.

2001-02?? Averaged 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals . . . was named to the all-WAC second-team and was an all-defensive team selection . . . scored in double digits in 21 games, including in the first 13 games of the season . . . led Tulsa in scoring eight times and in steals 11 times . . . completed the season ranked first nationally with a .490 three-point field goal percentage . . . led the nation in 3-point field goal percentage since the mid-way point of the season . . . ranked first in the WAC in 3-point pecentage (.490), fourth in 3-pointers made (2.21), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (+1.90) and ninth in steals (1.3) . . . suffered an ankle injury vs. Louisiana Tech (1-17-02) in the first minute and missed the remainder of the game, as well as missing the SMU contest . . . returned to the lineup against San Jose State, two games later . . . was twice named WAC Player of the Week, including the week of Nov. 19-25 . . . was the MVP of the Yahoo! Sports Invitational with averages of 20.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists, and thus earned WAC Player of the Week (Dec. 17-23) for his performance . . . had 16 points and 2 steals vs. Rice (2-28-02) . . . had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists vs. San Jose State (2-23-02) . . . totaled 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists vs. UTEP (2-9-02) . . . scored in double digits with 16 points against Rice (1-28-02), snapping a 3-game streak of not scoring in double-figures . . . was scoreless in the first half against Fresno State (1-5-02), but finished with 13 points and 4 assists . . . had 15 points, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds vs. Nevada . . . tallied 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists vs. Kansas . . . had a career-best 25 points vs. BYU-Hawaii on 9-of-9 from the field and 3-of-3 from three-point range . . . had 14 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds vs. Montana . . . had a season-high 21 points, and added 4 steals and 4 rebounds vs. Buffalo . . . had 19 points, 8 rebounds, career-high 7 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in the season opener vs. Grambling and added 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists vs. Morris Brown . . . tallied a team-high 15 points and added 4 rebounds vs. ORU.

2000-01?? Started 35 of 37 games . . . averaged 9.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 27.8 minutes of playing time . . . also had a team-leading 53 steals on the season for a 1.4 average per game . . . ranked third in the WAC in 3-point field goal percentage (.444) and eighth in field goal percentage (.508) . . . was named to the WAC's all-defensive team as voted on by the league's coaches . . . had a new career-high with 18 points against #4 North Carolina, and bettered that with a career-best 21 points against #10 Kansas . . . scored in double-figures in 19 games . . . led Tulsa in steals a team-high 14 times . . . tallied career-bests of 9 rebounds vs. Memphis, and had a career-high 6 assists vs. Prairie View A&M and San Jose State (3-8-01)

1999-00 ?? Averaged 5.5 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 14.5 minutes of playing time . . . was the only freshman to play in all 35 games . . . had eight double-figure scoring games . . . had a season-best 15 points against North Carolina, and added 14 points against Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament . . . was a defensive specialist for the Hurricane . . . in the season opener, he hounded the much-heralded Zach Marbury, younger brother of NBA star Stephon Marbury, on the defensive side of the court . . . had a season-best of five steals against UMKC . . . had 10 points and three steals in 15 minutes vs. Georgia State . . . had 12 points and added three steals in 16 minutes vs. St. Joseph's . . . tallied 10 points in 16 minutes against Delaware State . . . had a season-high four assists against North Texas . . . tallied 11 points and two steals in 21 minutes vs. Centenary . . . had 10 points and four assists in 21 minutes vs. TCU (2-5-00) . . .totalled 12 points and two steals in 17 minutes against TCU in the WAC Tournament semifinals.

High School ?? Was a four-year letterwinner at Wagoner High School . . . was a starter since his freshman season . . . averaged 21.2 points his senior season . . . earned all-state, all-district and all-conference merits his senior season . . . was scored 27 points in the Oklahoma Faith 7 Game featuring senior all-stars from Oklahoma and Texas . . . was selected as the Muskogee Phoenix Player of the Year both his junior and senior campaigns . . . averaged 23.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.8 steals per game during his junior campaign . . . was named to the Class 4A state all-tournament team while leading his school to the second round of the state playoffs and an overall 23-5 record his junior season . . . was named to two in-season all-tournament teams and earned all-conference and all-district honors as a junior . . . . . . high school coach was Joe Gordon.

Personal ?? Majoring in elementary education . . . parents are George Swanson and Marchell Abernathy . . . born on January 23, 1981.