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#15 Adam Emmenecker
Position: GUARD
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 189
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
High School: Arthur Hill
Experience: 3 Letters

2007-08 — Former walk-on who has emerged as the most unlikely sports story in college basketball...earned scholarship one day before the 2007-08 school year started and became catalyst in Drake’s march to Missouri Valley Conference championship and road to NCAA Tournament...named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American University Division Basketball Player of Year, owning a 3.97 grade-point average with majors in management, business, finance, entrepreneurial management and concentration in insurance and economics...was named Larry Bird Missouri Valley Conference Player of Year and MVC Scholar Athlete of Year...named to nine-man All-District VI team by U.S. Basketball Writers Association...tabbed outstanding player in State Farm MVC Tournament after leading tournament in scoring (49-16.3 avg.) and assists (22-7.3 avg.) while guiding Bulldogs to first ever tournament title...enjoyed unique back-to-back double doubles in MVC Tournament with 13 points and career-high 10 rebounds in quarterfinal win against Indiana State followed by career-tying 20 points and career-high 11 assists in semifinal win against Creighton...named captain of MVC Most Improved Team after more than tripling his combined career scoring total, while more than doubling his combined career totals in rebounding and assists...has school-record 199 assists while becoming first Drake player to lead MVC in that category since Curt Smith in 1993...dished out seven or more assists in 15 games...third in MVC in steals (52-1.63 avg.)...averaged more rebounds (4.6) than any starting point guard in MVC...also ranked ninth in MVC in offensive rebounding (2.13 avg.), owning better stats in this department than six starting post players in MVC...named Jan. 21 MVC Player of Week after averaging 15.5 points, 6.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals vs. Bradley and Illinois State...had buzzer beating basket off own rebound in 69-68 win at Bradley...scored then career-high 20 points, while dishing out eight assists at Indiana State...collected 10 points and 10 assists at Evansville...three-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of Week (Jan. 8, Jan. 22, March 11).

2006-07 — Played in 23 games as top reserve point guard before missing last nine games of season after suffering shoulder injury vs. Missouri State...averaged 11 minutes of playing time per game...led team in steals in five games...saw most extensive action vs. Georgia Southern with 20- minute stint that produced career-high seven points, along with three assists...dished out career-high five assists vs. Utah State...had career-high five steals vs. UC-Irvine to spark come-from-behind victory in which Drake had trailed by 18 points...had four assists and two steals in home game vs. Troy...also had three assists at Illinois State and in Sun Bowl Tournament championship against Jackson State...named co-recipient of team’s academic achievement award for owning the best overall grade-point average.

2005-06 — Played in 29 games, while averaging seven minutes per outing...made first college start vs. Wichita State, grabbing a career-high and team-high six rebounds, while equaling then career high with four assists for second straight game...also dished out four assists at UC Irvine...tied then career high with four points vs. Southern Utah...also started in regular-season finale at Bradley.

2004-05 — Appeared in 12 games...saw most extensive action against Western Illinois, playing six minutes while collecting two assists and one rebound...played four minutes at Colorado State and three minutes in MVC Tournament vs. Evansville...had assist at Southern Utah.

High School — Three-year captain and three-year starter who averaged 4.7 points, 8.4 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 steals for Arthur Hill High which posted 22-2 record in 2003-04, while ranking No. 10 in Midwest and No. 25 in U.S. in final USA Today prep poll...earned first-team All-Saginaw Valley Conference honors...team won conference and district championship, as well as achieving the first No. 1 ranking in school history by Detroit Free Press...also earned honorable mention Michigan Class A all-state honors by Detroit Free Press...also two-time all-league choice in baseball...named outstanding graduate of Arthur Hill High School.

Personal — Has accepted job following graduation with the Principal Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company...will participate in the company's leadership-development rotation which producs managers from within the company...named to 2006-07 MVC Scholar-Athlete second team and 2005-06 MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention squad...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...chairman of 2007-08 Drake Student Athlete Advisory Council...born Adam Cannata Emmenecker on Dec. 3, 1985 in Saginaw, Mich...parents: Jo Ann Cannata and Michael Emmenecker ...has sister: Sara (25)...high school coach: Greg McMath.