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- Nick Norton
Nick  Norton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Central Catholic High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 168

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L



Sophomore Season (2015-16)
• Named the 2016 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year
• Selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Team
• Earned All-Conference USA Third Team accolades
• Ranked fifth in Conference USA with 5.1 assists per game
• Stood third in Conference USA with 1.6 steals per game
• Led Conference USA and ranked 18th in the NCAA with a 3.0 assist/turnover ratio
• Started 31 of the 32 games in which he appeared
• Averaged 8.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game
• Shot 41.1 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from three-point range and 86.0 percent from the free throw line
• Ranked 13th in Conference USA with 1.8 three-pointers made per game
• Had a career-high 10 assists in wins over Troy (Nov. 19) and USC Upstate (Dec. 16)
• Scored 20 points and tied a career-high with six 3-pointers at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 13)
• Hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points against Virginia Tech (Nov. 28)
• Hit the game-winning shot in overtime to help UAB snap Old Dominion’s 32-game home winning streak (Jan. 14)
• Featured 16 games with at least five assists
• Had 18 points, four assists and two steals in a win over Rice (Jan. 21)
• Pulled down a career-best six rebounds in a victory over Jacksonville State (Nov. 22)

Freshman Season (2014-15)
• A 2015 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year Award Finalist -- one of just 21 players nationwide on the list
• Named to 2015 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• Won C-USA Freshman of the Week honors twice (Jan. 26 and Feb. 9)
• Recipient of the 2015 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and placed on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
• Finished fourth in C-USA in assist/turnover ratio (132 assists/62 turnovers) and sixth in assists (3.8 per game)
• Led UAB and finished second in C-USA in free-throw percentage, hitting 56-of-66 (84.8 percent) from the free-throw line
• Shot 39.1 percent from 3-point range (59-of-151)
• Recorded 11 double-figure scoring games
• Had four or more assists in 19 of UAB's 36 games
• Played in 35 of 36 games and drew 33 starts at the point guard spot
• Led UAB with 11 points in the win over WKU in the 2015 C-USA Tournament
• Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Charlotte (Jan. 22) -- the most points by a UAB freshman since Mo Finley scored 32 vs. Fresno State in 1999
• Scored 17 points, hitting 5-of-10 from 3-point range at FIU (March 7) in regular season finale
• Scored 16 points and hit 3-for-3 from 3-point range vs. Louisiana Tech (Feb. 5)
• Was 21-of-25 from the free-throw line in the last two minutes of C-USA games
• Scored 17 points off of 5-for-8 shooting from the 3-point line against No. 22 UCLA (Nov. 28)
• Tallied a career-high five steals against Jackson State (Nov. 23) to go along with five assists
• Recorded eight assists in back-to-back games vs. Young Harris (Nov. 17) and USF (Nov. 20)

High School
• Led Central Catholic High School (Bloomington, Ill.) to the 2A State Championship his senior season scoring 25 points in the Championship game
• Averaged 17.5 points and 6.3 assists per game his senior season
• Named to the 2014 Pantagraph All-Area Team, made the 2013 State Farm Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team, and honored as First Team All-State
• Recognized by CIHoops.com as Player of the Year, Senior of the Year, and First Team All-Area
• Before his senior season at Central Catholic, he played at Rock Bridge High School (Columbia, Mo.) where he was named First Team All-State his junior season and Second-Team All-State his sophomore season

Personal
Nick Norton was born on Sept. 29, 1995 ... his parents are Randy and Mary Norton ... his father Randy is the head coach of the UAB women's basketball team ... he has three siblings (Tom, Carly and Allie).