4 Robby Bostain
GENERAL: Heady, versatile All-Southern Conference performer who will headline a Paladin lineup that returns four starters from a year ago...can play point guard, wing guard, and small forward...unselfish performer with proven ability as a scorer, rebounder, passer, and defender...especially adept at scoring off dribble penetration and getting to the glass...solid free throw shooter...proficient threat from 3-point range...has grown from 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-6 since arriving on campus in the fall of 2002...heads into the 2006-07 campaign ranked 35th on Furman's career scoring ledger (1,013), 11th in steals (135), and 12th in assists (263)...has fouled out only once in an 86-game career. AS A JUNIOR (2005-06): Earned second team All-Southern Conference honors in balloting by league media after leading Furman in scoring (14.1 ppg) and rebounding (5.7 rpg)...scoring average was eighth highest in SoCon...also finished second on the squad in assists (94) and third in steals (35)...shot 48.0 percent from the field, 76.0 percent from the free throw line (10th in SoCon), and 40.0 percent (28x70) from 3-point range...committed only 40 fouls (fewest among starters) in a team high 883 minutes of action...scored a career high 29 points (8x10 FGs, 4x5 3PFGs, 9x9 FTs) and claimed seven rebounds in 73-61 win over North Dakota State in Greenville...had 27 points (15x20 FTs) in 83-76 triumph over Kennesaw State in Greenville...collected 18 points and 10 rebounds in 70-66 triumph over Davidson in Greenville to halt a 16-game series losing skid to the Wildcats...scored 11 points and matched a career high with 14 rebounds in 64-41 triumph over The Citadel in Charleston...also matched a career best with nine assists in 81-57 win over The Citadel in Greenville...connected on 30 consecutive free throw attempts during one stretch and converted 48-of-52 charity stripe attempts (92.3%) over an 11-game run (Jan. 9-Feb. 13). AS A SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Averaged a solid 11.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 29 games, helping Furman to its first winning Southern Conference season (9-7) since 1991-92...started in 25 games and led the team with 58 steals -- the third highest yearly total in program history...racked up 94 assists, second only to Eric Webb's 108...committed only 41 fouls on the season in 811 minutes of action -- the lowest total among Paladin starters ... was a key member of a potent Furman 3-point shooting attack that led the SoCon and ranked 13th nationally (39.4 percent)...registered dramatic improvement in 3-point shooting proficiency, connecting on 27-of-65 treys ( 41.5 percent)...reputation as a solid all around performer was evidenced in the Paladins' 72-65 road win over eventual SoCon Tournament champion Chattanooga: 11 points, career high 14 rebounds, school record seven steals, and five assists...tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds in an 82-65 triumph over UNC Greensboro...had seven assists versus Virginia (79-67 loss) and The Citadel (83-59 win). AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2003-04): Fashioned an impressive freshman season, earning starts at wing guard in 28 of Furman's 29 games and leading all SoCon freshmen in scoring (10.2 ppg) and helping Furman to a 17-12 record and 8-8 league mark...joined Moussa Diagne in being named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team...committed only 32 fouls in 29 games...scored a season high 21 points and grabbed another season high eight rebounds versus High Point (98-87 win)...performance versus High Point included 13x16 FTs...scored 18 points and helped limit Western Carolina guard Kevin Martin to only 12 points in 72-63 Paladin regular season victory...converted 10x11 free throws in 85-74 victory over Appalachian State...contributed 18 points and four rebounds in 64-55 win over NCAA Tournament team Northern Iowa...turned in one of best all-around performances of the season in 92-56 win over Lipscomb in Jack In The Box Furman Holiday Classic, tallying 17 points (3x4 3PGs), six rebounds, and four assists (no turnovers) in 19 minutes of action. AS A FRESHMAN (2002-03): Was awarded a redshirt and extra year of eligibility. HIGH SCHOOL: 2002 graduate of Brookwood High School...basketball coach was Craig Witmer...averaged 26.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game as a point guard on Brookwood team that went 20-8 and appeared in the state tournament...named Gwinnett County and 8-AAAAA Player-of-the-Year...was the only returning starter off 2001-02 Brookwood squad that posted a 27-2 record and was ranked as high as No. 12 nationally by USA Today.