SHSU Men's Basketball BIO
Darius Gatson
Player Profile:
Darius Gatson 776576
Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston
High School: Klein Forest
Other College: Trinity Valley
Experience: Transfer

Ranked second in the Southland Conference in assists (4.5 per game) as a junior ... started all 32 games at point guard ... season high performance was nine assists in victory over Central Arkansas ... averaged 6.7 points per game ... posted nine double figure scoring performances with season best of 17 in victory over Samford ... ranked second on the team in steals (31)

Earned second team all-conference honors as a sophomore and honorable mention recognition as a freshman ... led the Cardinals to won-loss records of 23-9 in 2009-10 and 25-6 in 2010-11 ... earned All-Region honors as a sophomore ... team ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation ... averaged 11.9 points, 6.4 assists and 2.3 steals, shooting 51 percent from the field (108-of-214), 48 percent from three point range (15-of-31) and 75 percent from the free throw line (114-of-153) ... played for coach Pat Smith

All-District performer for head coach Carey Black and assistant coach Lance Alexander, a former Bearkat guard who led Sam Houston in three-point shooting in 1990 ... Gatson led Klein Forest to a 33-4 record and the state finals in Austin as a junior and a 23-11 mark his senior year ... averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists ... earned Academic All-Conference honors and brings a 3.7 overall grade point average to Sam Houston

"We are thrilled to have a young man with the character and talent of Darius Gatson joining our program. He is an excellent student, a hard worker, comes from successful programs and is extremely coachable. Bearkat fans who remember some of the excellent point guards we have had here at Sam Houston will see Darius as a combo of Ashton Mitchell and JeJuan Plair. He is the type of guy you want leading your team, a student-athlete his teammates will look to for leadership. He is a pass-first point guard who will just get better and better as he learns the system."

  GP FG FGA Pct. 3Pt Att Pct. FT FTA Pct. Reb Avg Ast Avg Stl Pts Avg
2012 32 65 210 .310 33 88 .375 51 81 .630 92 2.9 21 0.7 21 214 6.7

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