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    Richard Semrau
    50 Richard Semrau
    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Grafton, Ohio

    High School:
    Lutheran West

    Height / Weight:
    6-10 / 245

    Position:
    Center

    Birthdate:
    12/25/1987

    AT ILLINOIS
    2009-10 JUNIOR:
    Graduated in May with a degree in communication ... Appeared in 15 games, averaging 1.4 points and 1.5 rebounds ... Made 9-of-13 shots on the season ... Had season-high seven points vs. Presbyterian (Nov. 21) ... Scored six points and had season-high six rebounds vs. SIU Edwardsville (Nov. 13).

    2008-09 SOPHOMORE: Played in 21 games on the season, averaging 9.0 minutes ... Averaged 1.4 points and 1.5 rebounds ... Scored a career-high nine points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. Tulsa (Nov. 29) ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds vs. Clemson (Dec. 2) ... Had six points vs. Hawaii (Dec. 8).

    2007-08 FRESHMAN: Played in eight games on the season ... Sidelined for the majority of February with a knee injury.

    2006-07 REDSHIRT: Played in the first five games of the season before being sidelined by a chest contusion that became infected and required surgery in early December ... Applied for a medical redshirt following the conclusion of the 2006-07 season ... Scored a season-high seven points vs. Savannah State (Nov. 21) ... Had a season-high five rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Austin Peay (Nov. 13) ... Following the season, traveled to Germany on a foreign tour trip with Athletes in Action sports ministry.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Three-time first-team Division III All-Ohio selection by the Associated Press as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also three-time first-team All-District, All-County and District MVP ... Two-time Patriot Conference Player of the Year ... Averaged 23 points and 15.1 rebounds as a senior, leading Lutheran West to a 22-1 record, conference championship and No. 4 ranking in final state poll for Division III ... Averaged 22.3 points and 10 rebounds as a junior ... Ranks second in Lutheran West school history in career points (1,581) and is the school's all-time leader in career field goal percentage (59.6 percent), rebounds (940) and blocked shots (141) ... High school coach was Phil Argento ... Participated in the Ohio North-South game and the Charm City Classic ... Three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Played for the Blessed IJN AAU program, coached by Eric Vaughn.

    PERSONAL
    Born Dec. 25, 1987 ... Parents are H. Michael and Patricia Semrau ... Has two sisters that participated in college athletics. Adrian played volleyball and basketball at Villanova, while Angela played volleyball at Hanover ... Merit roll student and member of student council at Lutheran West ... Biggest sports thrill was totaling 38 points and 20 rebounds in the first round of the state tournament with Coach Weber in attendance at the game ... High school coach, Phil Argento, played for Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky ... Lists Argento as the person who has most influenced his athletic career because, "He taught me the game and instilled a hard work ethic in me."   

    Semrau's Career Statistics

    Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
    Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
    2006-07 5-0 63 12.6 4 14 .286 1 5 .200 9 13 .692 6 5 11 2.2 8 0 3 6 0 0 18 3.6
    2007-08 8-0 19 2.4 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 4 5 0.6 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
    2008-09 21-0 190 9.0 13 28 .464 0 0 .000 3 7 .429 10 22 32 1.5 27 1 6 15 2 5 29 1.4
    2009-10 15-0 67 4.5 9 13 .692 0 0 .000 3 5 .600 8 14 22 1.5 3 0 3 4 3 0 21 1.4
    TOTAL 49-0 339 6.9 26 56 .464 1 5 .200 15 25 .600 25 45 70 1.4 41 1 12 26 5 5 68 1.4


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