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Paul Baxter
Player Profile:
Paul Baxter 816576
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Bowie HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Baxter's Game-By-Game Stats: 2016-17 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 

2016-17
Elevated his team to a Southland tournament semi-finals appearance by playing in 33 games and scoring a season high 23 points against Northwestern State and shooting 21.0 from three … finished his college career tied No. 22 all time at Sam Houston in career points with 1,104 … stands at No. 5 in assists (362) and No. 9 in steals (144) … played a total of 3,501 minutes which ranks No. 3 all time … earned the Southland Conference All-Defensive Team in 2016-17 … led the team in 2012-13 in free throw shooting (.763) and in 2013-14 led in three point field goal percentage (.422).

2015-16
Preseason All-Southland Conference selection ... injured foot and missed the year for a medical redshirt. 

2014-15
Started every game except for Senior Night vs. UCA ... averaged 27.2 minutes and 8.4 points per contest ... ranked second in assists for the team ... scored in double figures 13 times ... season high 17 points vs. Incarnate Word in 84-78 victory in Huntsville

2013-14
Team Most Valuable Player  ... started every game, averaging 28.2 minutes per contest ... third-leading scorer (9.1 points) and second in assists (129) ... scored in double figures 12 times including high game of 19 at SMU

2012-13
Played in all but one game, starting in 22 contest as a true freshman ...  third-leading scorer with 248 points (7.5 per game) ... scored in double figures 10 times ... season best was 19 points versus Central Arkansas and Eastern Washington

AUSTIN BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL
One of the Austin area’s top players, ranking among the Centex leaders in scoring (18.4 points per game), assists (7.0) and steals (2.7) in 2012 ... also pulled down 6.7 rebounds per contest, helping lead the Bulldogs to their first district championship since 2007 ... All-Central Texas “Newcomer of the Year” as a sophomore ...defensive “Most Valuable Player” in District 15-5A in 2012 ... one of only three Centex players to be named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state squad ... son of Ron Baxter who played for coach Abe Lemons at the Texas on the Longhorns’ 1979 National Invitational Tournament team

Year

GP

Min

FG

FGA

Pct.

3Pt

Att

Pct

FT

FTA

Pct.

Reb

Avg

Ast

Pts

Avg

2012-13

33

741

87

238

.366

29

82

.354

45

59

.763

91

2.8

111

304

9.2

2013-14

35

998

113

227

.498

46

109

.422

48

78

.615

87

2.5

129

320

9.1

2014-15

35

951

98

247

.397

33

94

.351

66

97

.680

93

2.7

92

295

8.4

2016-17

33

821

79

193

.409

13

62

.210

70

106

.660

96

2.9

63

241

7.3

Total

136

3501

377

905

.417

121

347

.349

229

340

.674

367

2.7

362

1104

8.1

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