David Merritt 15
David Merritt

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
West Bloomfield, Mich.

High School:
West Bloomfield

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
G


Fifth-Year (2008-09) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award ... U-M's Thad Garner Leadership Award ... Named co-captain, along with C.J. Lee ... Awarded scholarship for final season by U-M coach John Beilein ... Played in all 35 games with 14 starts ... Started the first 14 games of season ... Helped Michigan to a 21-14 record, which tied a school record for the largest single-season turnaround in program history ... Helped U-M earn its first NCAA Tournament bid in 11 years ... Earned No. 10 seed at NCAA Tournament, advancing to second round after 62-59 victory over No. 7 seed Clemson ... Eliminated by No. 2 seed Oklahoma, 73-63, in second round ... Earned No. 7 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Helped U-M to two top-five wins after defeating No. 4 UCLA (Nov. 20, 55-52) and No. 4 Duke (Dec. 6, 81-73) ... Helped U-M to 4-5 record against national top 25 opponents ... Helped U-M set team records for single season free throw percentage (75.7%), three-point field goals (305) and three-point field goal attempts (912) ... Helped U-M tie the NCAA record for most players with a three-point field goal in a game -- nine against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 13) ... Averaged 1.8 points, 0.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game ... Scored a career-best eight points against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 13), finishing the game 3-for-6 from field and 2-for-3 on three-point field goals ... Collected 28 rebounds (0.8) ... Had a career-best-tying four rebounds against Eastern Michigan ... Collected 36 assists (1.0) ... Had a season-best three assists, three times -- vs. Michigan Tech (Nov. 11), against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 13), vs. Minnesota (Feb. 19)... Shot 39.3 percent from the field (22-for-56), 35.1 percent (13-for-37) on three-point field goals and 87.5 percent (7-for-8) on free throws ... Had 15 steals (0.4) ... Had a career-high-tying two steals, two times -- at No. 1 UConn (Feb. 7) and at Minnesota (March 7) ... Played in 13.6 minutes per game ... Played 10-or-more minutes in 27 games with four games of 20-plus minutes ... Played a career-high 28 minutes against Savannah State (Nov. 29).

Senior (2007-08) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... U-M's Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement ... Selected to team as a walk-on following tryout period ... Played in 20 games coming off the bench ... Helped Michigan to a 10-22 record - winning five of its last 10 games of the season ... Earned No. 9 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Missed five games due to surgery on left knee injury suffered against Ohio State (Feb. 17), but returned to play in Big Ten Tournament ... Averaged 1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists ... Scored a season-best seven points against Ohio State ... Collected 27 rebounds (1.4) ... Had a career-best four rebounds, two times - at Northwestern (Jan. 12) and at Michigan State (Jan. 27) ... Shot 38.5 percent from the field (10-for-26), 50.0 percent on three-point field goals (7-for-14) and 57.1 percent on free throws (4-for-7) ... Collected 17 assists (0.9) ... Had a career-high four assists against Ohio State ... Collected three steals ... Had a career-high two steals at Illinois (Jan. 16) ... Played in 10.7 minutes per game ... Played 10-or-more minutes in 11 games, with two games of 20-plus minutes ... Played a season-best 23 minutes at Northwestern.

Junior (2006-07) ... U-M's Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Selected to team as a walk-on following tryout period ... Played in four games coming off the bench ... Helped Michigan to Postseason NIT second round, eliminated by Florida State (87-66) ... Helped Michigan to a 22-13 record, its second straight 20-plus win season ... Earned No. 8 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Saw significant action in the Postseason NIT ... Played nine minutes off the bench against Utah State (March 13) in the first round of NIT, posting a rebound and an assist ... Played in a season-high 16 minutes at Florida State (March 15) in the second round of NIT, tallying a season-high five points, two rebounds and one steal ... Played in first career game against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 12), tallying an assist in three minutes ... Played in final minute against Wofford (Dec. 2), did not record a stat.

Sophomore (2005-06) ... Did not play varsity basketball ... Dean's List (2005).

Freshman (2004-05) ... Did not play varsity basketball ... Dean's List (2004) ... Scholar Recognition Award (2004).

Prep ... Three-time letterwinner at West Bloomfield High School ... Detroit Free Press Class A All-State fifth team (2004) ... Detroit Free Press All-North first team (2004) ... Oakland County Dream Team (2004) ... Eccentric All-Area first team (2003, '04) ... West Bloomfield MVP (2004) ... West Bloomfield "Laker of the Year" (2003) ... as a senior (2003-04) averaged 25.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals ... led team in scoring, rebounding assists and steals ... had a career-high 40 points against Detroit Mumford ... had a triple double against Farmington Harrison with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists ... scored 30 or more points five times ... scored at least 14 points in all 23 games ... as a junior (2002-03) averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals ... led West Bloomfield to a 22-5 rebound ... led West Bloomfield to Class A State semifinal game ... lost 63-54 to Flint Carman-Ainsworth, had 13 points, six rebounds and two assists ... member of District Championship team (2003) ... had a season-best 31 points against Pontiac Central ... as a sophomore (2001-02) averaged 4.0 points, 1.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals ... member of District Championship team (2002).

Personal ... Given name is David Andrew Merritt ... Born on February 26, 1986 in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Viveca and Bishop Andrew Merritt ... Earned a bachelor's degree in sport management (U-M, 2008) ... Enrolled in Rackham Graduate School ... Working on master's degree in urban planning ... Righthanded.

Year

G-S

MIN

FG-FGA

FG%

3FG-3FGA

3FG%

FT-FTA

FT%

OFF-DEF

REB-Avg.

FO-DQ

AST-Avg.

TO

BLK

STL

PTS-Avg.

2006-07

4-0

29

2-4

50.0%

1-1

100.0%

0-0

0.00%

1-2

3-0.8

3-0

2-0.5

1

0

1

5-1.3

2007-08

20-0

214

10-26

38.5%

7-14

50.0%

4-7

57.1%

5-22

27-1.4

17-0

17-0.9

11

0

3

31-1.6

2008-09

35-14

476

22-56

39.3%

13-37

35.1%

7-8

87.5%

4-24

28-0.8

48-0

36-1.0

24

0

15

64-1.8

Career

59-14

719

34-86

39.5%

21-52

40.4%

11-15

73.3%

10-48

58-1.0

68-0

55-0.9

36

0

19

100-1.7


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