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#1 Sam Grooms
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 203
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Charis Prep
SEASON
GP-GS
FG-A
FG%
3FG-A
3FG%
FT-A
FT%
REB
RPG
AST
TO
BLK
STL
PTS
PPG
2011-12
31-31
72-206
.350
8-40
.200
55-83
.663
92
3.0
185
65
2
28
207
6.7
2012-13
31-8
51-108
.476
6-15
.400
48-69
.696
52
1.7
100
38
0
8
156
5.0
TOTALS
62-39
123-314
.392
14-55
.255
103-152
.678
144
2.4
285
103
2
36
363
5.9

2012-13 (SENIOR)
Grooms_bio_actionPlayed in 31 of 32 games and made eight starts ... Started season's final seven games ... Averaged 5.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and team-high 3.2 assists in 20.5 minutes a contest ... Averaged 2.5 points his first 22 games and 11.3 points his final nine outings ... Led Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio for second straight season (2.63; 100 assists and 38 turnovers) ... Shot .472 from field, .400 (6-for-15) from 3-point range and .696 from free throw line ... Averaged 15.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists during five-game stretch beginning Feb. 16 (shot .511 from field and .813 [26-for-32] from free throw line) ... Scored career-high 23 points with help of 15-for-17 free throw shooting in home win over Baylor (Feb. 23) ... Recorded 19 points and added six assists in home win over Iowa State (March 2) ... Came off bench to register then-career-high 18 points on 9-for-11 field goal shooting in overtime road loss to No. 17 Oklahoma State (Feb. 16) ... Handed out career-high-tying 10 assists in home win over West Virginia (March 6).

2011-12 (JUNIOR)
Started all 31 games at point guard and averaged 6.7 points, a team-high 6.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 31.5 minutes a contest ... Recorded 185 assists against 65 turnovers for a Big 12-best 2.8 ratio ... Ranked second in the Big 12 in assists ... Averaged 6.4 assists (ranked second in league) and posted a 3.3 assist-to-turnover ratio (ranked first) in conference play ... Led team in assists in 24 games (including 15 of the final 16 outings) ... Registered at least seven assists 14 times (including three games of 10) ... Recorded more than three turnovers only three times ... Committed two or fewer turnovers in 11 of final 15 games ... Scored in double figures eight times ... Scored a season-high 17 points and handed out 10 assists in 71-68 loss to No. 4 Missouri (Feb. 6) ... Netted 13 points in season finale vs. Texas A&M in Big 12 Championship first round (March 7).

JUNIOR COLLEGE
Rated as nation's third-best junior college player in 2010-11 by JucoRecruiting.com and 11th-best by JucoJunction.com ... Started 50 games in his two seasons at Chipola College (located Marianna, Fla.) ... Averaged 11.1 points, 5.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore when he earned first-team All-Panhandle Conference honors ... Shot .382 from 3-point range (26-for-68) and .720 from free throw line (77-for-107) ... Led team to 25-6 record, a league title and NJCAA Region VIII championship game ... Coached by Jake Headrick ... Other Division I signees from 2010-11 team included Shamarr Bowden (East Carolina), Keith DeWitt (Southern Miss) and Marcos Knight (Middle Tennessee State).

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Smith and Northeast Guilford High Schools in Greensboro, N.C., before transferring to Charis Prep in Wilson, N.C.

MISCELLANEOUS
Born in Washington, D.C., and moved to Greensboro, N.C., at age 10 ... Parents are Ora and Samuel Grooms ... Originally signed with South Florida before going to junior college ... Chose OU over Baylor, Illinois, North Carolina and Oklahoma State ... Major is multidisciplinary studies.

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