Editor's Note: This is the second of a three-part series featuring the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014 inductees, who will be enshrined at the Induction Ceremony Sept. 27, 2014. For the complete list of honorees, click here:
GAVIN PROSSER -- Men's Basketball, 2004-07
Gavin Prosser is one of the best guards ever to play for Point Park men's basketball. The product of Baldwin High School ranks seventh in scoring, third in assists, second in 3-point field goals made and 10th in steals in the Pioneers' all-time record book.
Prosser, who was the Pioneers' point guard from 2004-07, scored 1,539 points, amassed 473 assists, made 217 3-pointers and totaled 148 steals in only three years at Point Park. After starting out at Slippery Rock, he transferred to the Pioneers and led the team to a record of 61-25 (.709) over the next three seasons.
Prosser was an NAIA Division II Honorable Mention All-American and a three-time all-conference player with career averages of 17.9 points, 5.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in 86 games. He shot 42 percent from the field, 75 percent from the foul line and 36 percent from 3-point range during his career.
In addition to ranking seventh in points (1,539), third in assists (473), second in 3-pointers (217) and 10th in steals (148), Prosser also ranks highly in the Pioneers' record book with 491 field goals made (11th), 1,169 field goals attempted (7th), 340 free throws made (4th) and 451 free throws attempted (6th).
Prosser did all of that in three years. The only player ahead of him on the scoring chart who played three years was teammate and Hall of Famer Chivas Whipple, who ranks fourth with 1,736 points from 2005-08. All-time leading scorer Bobby Franklin, a Hall of Famer who scored 2,020 points from 1973-77, is the only other Hall of Fame-eligible point guard to score more points for the Pioneers.
Prosser's senior year of 2006-07 included the Pioneers going 29-2 to earn a No. 3 ranking in the final NAIA Division II Top 25 Poll and an appearance in the national tournament. The Pioneers won the American Mideast Conference North Division and the AMC Tournament that year on their way to setting a team record for wins, winning percentage (.935), consecutive wins (19-0) and highest national ranking (No. 3).
With Prosser at point guard, the Pioneers led the nation in scoring in 2005-06 (89.8 ppg) and 2006-07 (92.9 ppg), the latter of which set a school record at the time. Prosser's best year individually came in 2004-05, but he sacrificed personal accomplishments for team success his last two seasons.
Prosser averaged 22.1 ppg and 5.5 apg and made a school-record 102 3-pointers in 2004-5. The 663 points he scored that year as a sophomore are the fifth-highest, single-season total in Point Park history.
Prosser is currently an assistant manager at the Point Park Student Center and an assistant coach for the Point Park men's and women's golf teams. He is also currently the girls' basketball head coach at his alma mater, Baldwin High School.
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