SJU Men's Basketball BIO
Brendan Casper
Player Profile:
Brendan Casper 1749660
Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 213
Year: Senior
Hometown: Audubon, Pa.
High School: Methacton

2016-17: Went from being a walk-on to a scholarship rotation player... Team tri-captain... Recipient of the Patrick D. O'Pake Unsung Hero Award... Also received the team's Scholar-Athlete Award... Averaged career-best 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds... Was one of just four Hawks to appear in every game while making three starts... Averaged 5.4 points in Atlantic 10 games.. Pulled down six rebounds at Duquesne... Had a career-high three steals vs. Rhode Island... Dished out career-high seven assists at Saint Louis... Scored 11 points vs. St. Bonaventure... Scored career-high 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor at VCU... Had eight points and matched career-high nine rebounds in career-high 35 minutes in second career start at Dayton... Made first collegiate start against Fordham... Pulled down team-high eight rebounds vs. Davidson... Pulled down six rebounds against Richmond... Hit for 10 points against George Mason... Scored 10 points and added five assists at Fordham... Pulled down six rebounds at Lafayette... Scored nine points at Illinois State... Had seven rebounds at Princeton... Scored 10 points at Drexel... Recorded six points and four rebounds vs. Loyola-Chicago... Scored seven points vs. Columbia... Received a scholarship for the entire academic year... Earned a spot on the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for both semesters.

Selected to the NABC Honors Court recognizing academic excellence... Played in 11 games, averaging 0.7 points and 0.5 rebounds per game... Scored two points and added one rebound at Fordham... Had one assist and one rebound  at La Salle... Scored season-high four points and added a rebound and a steal in four minutes vs. Fordham... Pulled down one rebound vs. Illinois State... Scored two points and added a rebound vs. Buffalo... Earned a spot on the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for both semesters and named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the Spring 2016... Was granted a scholarship for the Spring semester after two-and-a-half years as a walk-on.

2014-15: Received the Robert O'Neill Memorial Award as the Hawks' Most Improved Player... Saw action in 23 games... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds... Scored a career-high nine points on 4-of-9 shooting and added nine rebounds in career-high 20 minutes at #10 Villanova... Pulled down four rebounds at #20 VCU... Recorded two points and three rebounds at Duquesne... Notched two points and a rebound against both George Washington and Marist... Had six points on 2-of-4 shooting and added six rebounds in nine minutes vs. Loyola Maryland...  Had two points and one rebound vs. LIU Brooklyn... Tallied three points and added first collegiate block at #13 Gonzaga.

2013-14: Appeared in eight games after joining the Hawks as a walk-on... Scored a point in the A-10 Semifinal win over St. Bonaventure... Pulled down a rebound against Dayton... Scored two points and added a rebound versus Fordham... Scored two points on a pair of free throws in win at Penn... Grabbed first career rebound in win over Duquesne... Saw action in win over Siena at the Old Spice Classic... Scored two points in collegiate debut against Marist... Named to the Saint Joseph's Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the Fall 2013 semester.

High School/Personal: Named the 2013 Pottstown Area Player of the Year... Averaged 20.0 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior at Methacton High School... First team All-Area selection and First Team All-Conference honoree for his junior and senior years... Scored 1,163 career points, which ranks second all-time... Team went 19-3 and undefeated in conference play in 2013, which marked the best season in school history... Squad qualified for the state playoffs for the first time ever... Chosen the team MVP as a junior, while the team won the conference title... Also played football... Father, Rob, played basketball at Spring Garden College and under Phil Martelli at Kenrick High School... Business administration major.

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