Junior Season (2007-08)
Had one of the best seasons ever by a UAB men's basketball player ... broke single-season school records of points (695), threes made (142) and threes attempted (355) ... his marks from beyond the arc also set the single-season records for Conference USA and placed him second and fifth in the nation in three-pointers made and attempted, respectively ... selected NABC and USBWA First Team All-District, becoming the first UAB player since 1991 to earn such honors (Andy Kennedy earned accolades in 1990 and `91) ... was also named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year and was a C-USA First-Team honoree ... finished the year ranked among the top-10 single-season school records in points per game average (21.1, T2nd), field goals made (220, 8th), field goals attempted (539. 4th), free throw percentage (86.3, 4th) and minutes played (1,170, 4th) ... reached the 20-point plateau in 17 contests during season, which tied a school record ... also recorded four 30-point performances, one off the school record ... tabbed league Player of the Week for the week of March 3, which he averaged 35.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in wins over UTEP and Tulane ... scored a career-high 41 points in win over UTEP on Feb. 27, which set a school record for points in a road game and tied the school record for points in a game ... he also set the school mark for threes in a game with nine against the Miners ... followed that performance with 30 points in the win over Tulane (3/1) ... also earned the C-USA Player of the Week honor after scoring a then-career-high 33 points, 28 of which came in the second half, en route to a 79-76 win over Kentucky (12/15) ... connected on 10-of-18 field goals and 7-of-11 threes in the win over the Wildcats ... tied career-high with 33 points and added five rebounds in win over Southern Miss (1/16) ... accounted for 27 points in victory over Old Dominion (12/29) ... had 27 points and five boards in one-point loss to then-No. 1 Memphis (2/16) ... collected 26 points and tied a school record with eight threes made in win at Georgia State (11/10) ... collected 26 points in 43 minutes of action at Southern Miss (2/5) ... scored 25 points on the strength of seven three-pointers in the win over Alabama State (1/2) ... accounted for 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor and 7-of-13 from beyond the arc in win over Jacksonville (11/24) ... had 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting from beyond the arc in the win over SMU (2/23) ... collected 23 points at Marshall (1/19) ... scored double figures in all but one game during season.
Emerged as one of the top players in the Big Ten during his two seasons at Indiana under head coach Mike Davis ... his versatility enabled him to lead the Hoosiers in assists (109) and steals (38), while also ranking second on the squad in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.5 rpg) during the 2005-06 campaign ... started every game for IU during his two seasons, running his consecutive start streak to 60 games, the most by an IU player since Jared Jeffries started 70 consecutive games from 2001-2003 .. named All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the media and league head coaches in 2006 and to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2005 ... hit 12 straight three-pointers during a three-game stretch against Butler (4-of-4), Ball State (6-of-6) and Michigan (hit first two attempts), which fell only three short of the NCAA Division I record of 15 ... hit a school record-tying eight three-point field goals on his way to a career-high 26 points against Iowa ... recorded three double-doubles during the campaign ... earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor on Jan. 2 with a terrific performance at Ball State in which he set a school record going a perfect 6-of-6 from three-point range ... finished with a team-high 18 points and three assists in 36 minutes in the NCAA Tournament first-round win over San Diego State ... finished freshman campaign as both the team's third-leading scorer (10.2) and rebounder (4.3) ... also led IU in free throw percentage (.803) and total minutes (980) as a freshman.
Averaged 26 points and eight rebounds per game at Bridgton (Maine) Academy in 2003-04 to lead team to 27-7 mark and a semifinal appearance in the New England Class A Prep School Tournament ... rated No. 47 in the final Insiders.com Top 100 ... came off the bench to score 21 points on 6-of-8 from the floor and hitting all three of his three-pointers in the 2004 Jordan Capital Classic on April 17 ... as a junior at Indianapolis Pike High School, averaged 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game to lead the team to a 29-0 record, the Indiana Class 4A title and a No. 2 ranking in the final USA Today national prep poll ... rated eighth among small forwards and 44th overall by Rivals.com ... was named the Indianapolis Star Marion County Player of the Year.
Full name is Robert Anthony Vaden ... born March 3, 1985 ... parents are Cathy Vaden and the late Robert Head ... academic major is philosophy ... has one sister, Tina Fields, and one brother, Tyrone Fields.