13   Xavier Silas
Xavier Silas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Tex.

High School:
Brewster Academy (N.H.)

Last College:
University of Colorado

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 198

Position:
G


01/02/2014

Huskies Return Home to Host Bethune-Cookman

NIU closes non-conference play with first home game since Dec. 5

12/30/2013

Huskies Close Calendar Year at No. 13 Iowa State

New Year's Eve Contest in Ames Wraps Up Four-Game Road Trip

11/29/2013

NIU Opens Road Slate at Nebraska

Huskies travel to Lincoln after opening with five home games

Xavier Silas' Final 2009-10 Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader

2010-11: Named to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 14 First Team ... Started and played in 26 games, missing the final four games of the season due to an ankle injury ... Averaged 22.3 points (1st in the MAC) and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 45.9 percent (11th in the MAC) from the floor, 41.3 percent (4th in the MAC) from three and 85.1 percent (2nd in the MAC) from the free-throw line ... Finished the season seventh in the nation in scoring ... Ranked 15th in the MAC in steals, averaging 1.19 per game ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week five times (Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 19, Jan. 17, Jan. 31) ... Became just the third NIU player to reach 1,000 career points in two seasons, joining Jim Bradley and Kenny Battle, when he scored he 1,000th point at Ohio (2/5) ... Scored in double figures in 22-of-26 games, including 17 games of 20-plus points ... Scored a career-high, and an NIU Convocation Center record, 40 points against UIC (12/14) ... Tied the NIU single-half scoring record with 28 points in the second half against UIC ... Tied the Huskie records for free throws made (22) and free throws attempted (24) during the contest against the Flames, also tied the MAC record for free throws made ... His 40-point performance against UIC made his one of 18 players in the nation with a 40-plus point game during the season ... Scored 39 points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Akron (1/26) ... Scored 34 points three times in a four-game stretch, hitting the mark against Cardinal Stritch (11/21), Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/24) and DePaul (12/2) ... Also had 34 points against Kent State (2/12) ... Dished out a career-best five assists twice, at Temple (12/18) and at Miami (2/9) ... Had a career-best-tying three steals against Boise State (11/29) and Central Michigan (2/23).

2009-10: Appeared in and started 25 contests ... Missed five games between Nov. 17 and Dec. 2, with a fractured right hand suffered in the season opener at Northwestern (11/13/09) ... Tabbed Honorable Mention All-Mid-American Conference ... Named to the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) District 14 Second-Team, becoming the first NIU player to chalk up All-District honors since T.J. Lux in 1999-2000 ... One of just five players in the conference to be named to the Academic All-MAC team ... Was a two-time MAC-West Player of the Week (1/5/2010, 1/11/2010), and was named MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week on two other occasions (1/8/2010, 1/29/2010) ... Scored his 1,000th career point (dating back to his two years at Colorado) in the first-round of the FirstEnergy MAC Tournament at Eastern Michigan (3/7/2010) ... Scored 20 or more points 10 times on the season, and posted 19 double-digit scoring outputs ... Led the Huskies in scoring on 16 occasions, and was NIU's second-leading rebounder in conference play ... Eight of his 20-point outbursts came during MAC play ... Scored a career-high 31 points on 10 field goals against MAC Champion Ohio (1/27/2010) ... Poured in 30 points and corralled 10 rebounds, securing his first-career double-double, versus Ball State (2/13/2010) ... Went 15-for-15 in the MAC road opener at BSU (1/9/2010), setting a school record for single-game free throw percentage ... His 493 points were the most scored by an NIU player since Leon Rodgers poured in 596 points during the 2001-02 campaign ... One of four Huskie players to pull down at least 100 rebounds (132) on the season.

Single-season NIU ranks: 24th in total points (493) ... 23rd in scoring (19.7 ppg) ... Tied for 19th in three-point field goals made (52) ... Tied for sixth in three-point field goals attempted (162) ... fourth in free throws made (159) ... 10th in free throws attempted (196) ... 27th in minutes played (31.6 mpg).

MAC ranks (all games): Second in scoring (19.7 ppg) ... 19th in rebounding (5.3 rpg) ... fourth in free throw percentage (.811) ... seventh in three-point field goals made per game (2.08) ... 18th in minutes played.

MAC ranks (conference games only): Second in scoring (20.4 ppg) ... Tied for 19th in rebounding (5.6 rpg) ... eighth in free throw percentage (.832) ... Tied for fourth in three-point field goals made per game (2.25) ... 17th in minutes played (31.56 mpg).


Noteworthy: Sat out the 2008-09 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

2007-08 Highlights (Colorado): Started 19 games and appeared in 23, averaging 29.5 minutes per contest ... Ranked third on the team with 9.7 points per game ... Averaged 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists ... Started the first 19 games of the year ... Scored a career-high 24 points against Florida A&M ... Went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and scored 16 points versus Colorado State ... Pulled down a career-high nine boards against Nebraska ... Scored in double-figures for six consecutive games ... Played three games with four or more assists.


2006-07 Highlights (Colorado): Played in 25 games, with 17 starts ... Averaged 12.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... Second on team scoring and third in minutes played ... Led the team in scoring seven times ... In 17 starts, averaged 13.5 ppg., 4.1 rpg., and was 72-for-171 from the field (.421) ... Scored in double-digits 15 times and had nine games with at least five rebounds ... Poured in a season-high 23 points at Baylor (Jan. 30)... Totaled 19-points against Pepperdine (Dec. 4) and Iowa State (Jan. 17) ... Scored in double-digits in 10 of his last 13 games ... Knocked down four three-pointers in a game three times.


Prep: Averaged 12.8 points and 4.0 rebounds while playing with seven other Division I signees at Brewster Academy ... Scored 25 points as a season-high ... Team finished 19-9 and ended the season ranked eighth in the final prep poll ... Lettered four years at Stephen F. Austin High School ... Averaged 23.7 points and 8.4 rebounds a game as a senior ... Was an all-district, all-central and all-region first team selection ... Helped school to a 27-6 overall and a 14-0 district record ... 2005 McDonald's All-American nominee ... Earned team MVP honors his junior and senior years ... Team captain was a two-time academic all-district selection ... Broke 11 school records, including most points scored in a game (42), in a season (738) and highest scoring average (23.8 ppg.).


Personal: Born Jan. 22, 1988 in San Antonio, Texas ... Son of James and Vanessa Silas ... Has six brothers and one sister ... Father was a two-time All-American at Stephen F. Austin and played 328 games in four seasons in the American Basketball Association, where he averaged 18.2 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game ... Dad played six seasons in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs and one for the Cleveland Cavaliers after the merger, scoring 14.2 points per game ... Listed as the ninth greatest San Antonio Spur of all time by MySanAntonio.com... enjoys playing the piano ... Majoring in communication.

SILAS' CAREER STATISTICS


Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Scoring
Season GP-GS Min/Avg fg-fga pct fg-fga pct ft-fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast to blk stl pts avg
2006-07 25-17 736/29.4 101-252 .401 44-115 .383 55-80 .688 34 59 93 3.7 68 2 42 65 9 19 301 12.0
2007-08 23-19 678/29.5 71-183 .388 20-63 .317 61-90 .678 22 54 76 3.3 54 1 38 46 5 19 223 9.7
2009-10 25-25 789/31.6 141-368 .383 52-162 .321 159-196 .811 37 95 132 5.3 81 4 41 60 12 20 493 19.7
2010-11
26-26
831-32.0
178-388
.459
52-126
.413
171-201
.851
21
98
119
4.6
70
1
48
103
7
31
579
22.3
TOTAL 99-87 3034/30.6 491-1191 .412 168-466 .361 446-567 .787 114 306 420 4.2 273 8 169 274 33 89 1596 16.1
TOTAL
AT NIU
51-51 1620/31.8 319-756 .422 104-288 .361 330-397 .831 58 193 251 4.9 151 5 89 163 19 51 1072

21.0

SILAS' CAREER HIGHS

Minutes: 42, vs. Bowling Green (2/2/11)
Points: 40, vs. Illinois- Chicago (12/14/10)
Rebounds: 10, twice
Assists: 5, three times
Steals: 3, four times
Blocks: 2, three times
FG: 12, twice
FG Att.: 23, twice
3PT FG Made: 6, three times
3PT FG Att.: 10, four times
FT Made: 22, vs. Illinois-Chicago (12/14/10)
FT Att.: 24, vs. Illinois-Chicago (12/14/10)