Craig Winder (2006-07)
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Two-year letterwinner as a backup shooting guard ... played in 52 of a possible 72 career games ... member of two NCAA Tournament teams, helping the Longhorns advance to the "Elite Eight" in 2006 and the Second Round in 2007 ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team as a senior ... transferred from Cecil Community College prior to his junior season.
As a Senior in 2006-07
Played in 30 games ... ranked fifth on the team in steals (21) and seventh in assists (16) ... converted 14-of-19 free throws ... opened the season with career highs of 10 points (4-of-7 FG), three assists, three steals and 19 minutes against Alcorn State (Nov. 9) ... registered a season-high seven rebounds and career-high two blocks in addition to four points in 13 minutes against Nicholls State (Nov. 21) ... equaled his career high in steals with three in 10 minutes against Texas State (Dec. 16) ... matched his career high in assists with three and scored four points in 11 minutes against Centenary ... grabbed his conference season high in rebounds with three in 10 minutes at Colorado (Jan. 6) ... recorded his conference season high in points with three against both Nebraska (Jan. 24) and No. 18 Oklahoma State (Feb. 12) ... averaged 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while adding four assists without a turnover and five steals during three games in the Big 12 Championship ... registered a career high in Big 12 play with eight points (4-of-4 FG) in addition to matching his overall career high in steals with three in 12 minutes against Baylor (Mar. 9) in the Big 12 quarterfinals ... scored four of his eight points in the final four minutes, including both the game-tying and go-ahead baskets against Baylor ... set his career high in rebounds in Big 12 play with five, while hitting one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against Oklahoma State (Mar. 10) in the Big 12 semifinals ... matched the five rebounds to go along with five points in a career-high 22 minutes against No. 2 Kansas (Mar. 11) in the title game of the Big 12 Championship ... averaged 4.0 points in two games during the NCAA Tournament.
As a Junior in 2005-06
Saw action in 22 games ... ranked seventh on the team in steals (16) ... pulled down a career-high eight rebounds and had three steals in a career-high 19 minutes against Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 26) ... recorded a career-high six points (2-of-4 threes), pulled down four boards and had three steals in 16 minutes against Texas State (Dec. 22) ... one of seven Longhorns to earn a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
Cecil Community College in North East, Md. (head coach Bill Lewit) ... two-year starter who led the team in scoring both seasons ... scored a total of 1,138 points (average of 18.4 ppg) in his two-year career (third in school history) ... also ranked third in Cecil history with 147 career three-pointers made ... earned first-team NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II All-America honors as a sophomore ... became the first player in Cecil history to garner first-team All-America accolades ... also earned first-team All-MD JUCO Conference and first-team All-Region XX honors ... averaged 21.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 26 minutes per game ... converted a team-high 91 three-pointers on the season ... led Cecil to a 31-3 record and a berth in the NJCAA Division II 12-team national tourney ... team suffered a 66-64 loss to eventual national champ Brown Mackie College in the first round at Nationals ... earned All-Tournament Team honors at Nationals ... Cecil was ranked No. 1 in the country for eight consecutive weeks during the regular season ... named MVP of the Region XX Tournament and the MD JUCO Conference tournament ... also claimed MVP honors at the Dundalk Holiday Tournament ... team MVP (player vote) and team captain as a sophomore ... redshirted the 2003-04 season ... garnered team MVP honors as a freshman in 2002-03 ... played in 28 of 34 games and helped Cecil to a 27-7 record and a trip to the NJCAA Division II semifinals ... earned All-Tournament Team honors at Nationals ... averaged 14.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 22 minutes per game ... converted 56-of-142 (.394) three-pointers during the season ... also claimed MVP honors at the Dundalk Holiday Tournament.
Played his senior season at Wicomico High School in Salisbury, Md. (head coach Butch Waller) ... led his team to a 28-0 record and the Maryland 2A state title ... also claimed the Bayside Conference championship ... earned first-team all-state, All-Mason-Dixon and all-conference honors as a senior ... played his first three years at Mardela Springs High School in Mardela Springs, Md. (head coach Bruce Wolper) ... team MVP during all three seasons at Mardela Springs ... all-time leading scorer in county history with 1,630 points.
Full name is Craig O'Brien Winder ... son of James and Jackie Winder ... raised by his grandmother, Fran Atkinson, since he was two years old ... born April 14, 1984 in Hinesville, Ga.