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23  Chris Szalay
Chris Szalay

Hometown:
Houston

High School:
St. Thomas HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
02/27/1987

Experience:
3L


2007-08: Returned to the Rice basketball program after the Owls' Conference USA opener against Marshall ... had been a walk-on member of the Rice team the previous two years and returned to the team after injuries mounted for the squad ... in return to program scored a career-high nine points on 3-for-7 shooting, all from three-point range, in the Owls' road game at UTEP ... played more minutes in the first game of 2008 (19 minutes) than either of his previous two seasons ... averaged 2.7 points in 15 games ... played in every game from the time of his return until a virus sidelined him for the UCF road game ... played 10 minutes against Southern Miss at the Conference USA Basketball Tournament and finished with six points, knocking down a pair of three-pointers.

2006-07: Played in four games as a sophomore, all in non-conference play ... scored a career-high five points and had four assists in win over Paul Quinn.

2005-06: Made three appearances and saw 11 minutes of action... Played nine minutes and scored four points vs. Palm Beach Atlantic with two assists ... also saw playing time against Conference USA opponents UCF and Houston.

High School: 2005 graduate of St. Thomas High School where he was a three-year starter for coach Matthew Gotsch... Averaged 17.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, and 6.2 assists as a senior... Also made 129 three-pointers during senior season... Team went 16-15 and lost in final four of TAPPS 6A... As senior, was named first-team all-state, first-team all-district, and first-team all-tournament... Named as the Eagles' team MVP... First-team all-state, first-team all-district as a junior and first team all-district as a sophomore... Achieved a 4.1 gpa on a 4.0 scale.

Personal: Full name: Christopher Albert Szalay... Born: Feb. 2, 1987 at Houston... Parents: James Szalay and Cindy Attwood... College: Sid Richardson.

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
2005-06 3-0 11 3.7 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 4 4 1.000 0 1 1 0.3 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1.3
2006-07 4-0 18 4.5 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 3 4 .750 0 1 1 0.3 2 0 4 2 0 0 6 1.5
2007-08 15-0 140 9.3 13 55 .371 12 30 .400 2 2 1.000 4 7 11 0.7 16 0 13 10 1 1 40 2.7
TOTAL 22-0 169 7.7 14 38 .368 13 33 .392 9 10 .900 4 9 13 0.6 18 0 20 12 1 1 48 2.3

Member of Sid Rich College
Sid Richardson College

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