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Pat Schumacher
Pat Schumacher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Hazelwood Central

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 242

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
09/01/1979


SEASON OUTLOOK - Agile big man with a soft shooting touch who will look to increase his production in the middle ... Gives Tigers much-needed size around the basket ... Is one of only three Tigers on the pre-season roster taller than 6-foot-7 ... Added some weight in the off-season, and hopes to get up to a playing weight of 260-to-265 for the 2000-01 season.

1999-2000 SEASON - Played in 25 contests as a sophomore, and averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game ... Was slowed by a shoulder injury at the beginning of the season ... Closed out the year with seven points in the NCAA Tournament against North Carolina (on 3-of-3 FGs), including two dunks vs. the Tarheels ... Saw action in both Big 12 Tournament games, and totaled 4 rebounds in the 2 contests (including 3 vs. Texas Tech in the opener) ... Had 2 pts. at Kansas on March 5th, scoring a layup off a feed from Kareem Rush ... Could play only 2 minutes at KU, however, due to picking up 3 quick fouls ... Had arguably his most impressive performance of the year, as he scored 6 pts. and grabbed 2 rebs. in 11 minutes vs. OSU on Feb. 21st ... Had solid performance vs. Texas, where he scored 2 pts. and had 1 rebound and 1 steal vs. the Longhorns ... Hit 2-of-2 free throws with 9:15 left in the game, and gave smallish Tigers a presence in the middle against UT star Chris Mihm ... Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder just prior to the beginning of the season, and spent much of the early part of the campaign trying to regain his strength ... Ranked 3rd on the team with 8 blocked shots ... Played 6 quality minutes at Iowa State, and had two rebounds and added two blocked shots ... Played 13 minutes vs. Morgan State on Nov. 27th, and had a season-high eight points and seven rebounds, the latter of which represented a career high.

1998-99 SEASON - Served as the top understudy to Tiger senior center Monte Hardge ... Saw action in all but one game on the year, and showed a nice shooting touch ... Led MU with a 54.2% field goal success rate, and also led the squad in free throws, with a 77.4% rate ... Was third on the squad with 16 blocked shots ... Ended season with an encouraging outing against New Mexico in the NCAA Tournament West Regional, when he scored 8 points, and added a career-high 6 rebounds in 18 minutes of play off the bench ... Started eight of MU's first 11 games on the year, but came off the bench after the beginning of conference season ... Scored three points and added a blocked shot for the Tigers vs. KSU in the Big XII Tournament ... Scored a career-high 15 points, in just 12 minutes of play, on Dec. 9th vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Hit 5-of-7 field goals in that game, and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line, and added 4 rebounds on the night ... Had a good outing at Colorado, scoring 6 points and adding 2 rebounds in 9 minutes of play ... Had key performance on Jan. 6th at Kansas State, scoring 7 points and adding 5 rebounds ... Came up with a key three-point play in the first half which ended an 8-0 KSU run, and extended the MU lead back to 7 points.

IN HIGH SCHOOL - Named third-team St. Louis all-metro, by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a senior ... Averaged 11.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game for senior campaign ... Connected on 56.8 percent of his field goal attempts during the year, despite being double and triple-teamed more often than not ... Was an all-district pick as a junior, averaging 10.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game, and played in the Nike All-American camp that summer.

PERSONAL - Full name - Patrick Lawrence Schumacher ... Academic interest - Communications ... Born Sept. 1, 1979, in Florissant, Mo. ... Parents - Robert and Sybil Schumacher ... Chose MU over St. Louis, Illinois and Notre Dame, as well as several other Big 12 and Big Ten schools.

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