Samuel Haanpää

#13 Samuel Haanpää

POS. G
HT. 6'8"
WT. 205
YR. So.
HOMETOWN Kerava, Finland
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Cornerstone [Texas] Christian

2006-2007: Started 12 of the 29 games he appeared in as a freshman ... named to the Mid-Con All-Newcomer team ... became first Crusader freshman since Lubos Barton in 1998-99 to lead the team in scoring, averaging 12.0 points per game ... also led the Crusaders and the Mid-Con in 3-point percentage, draining 45.7% of his shots from beyond the arc ... 3-point percentage ranked 12th in the nation among Division I players ... matched the seventh-best 3-point percentage in a single season in Valpo history ... 75 made triples is sixthmost in a single season at Valpo ... currently leads Valpo's career 3-point percentage chart as well ... scored in double figures in 17 games ... put Crusader opponents on notice in second career game Nov. 18 at Niagara, draining 5-of-9 attempts from behind the arc ... went on to hit at least four triples in 11 contests ... put up a team-high 18 points Dec. 2 at #3/1 Ohio State, hitting five shots from the field and six of his eight free throw attempts ... scored 21 points Dec. 22 against Charlotte at the Rainbow Classic, hitting 5-of-9 3-point attempts as well as going a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe ... hit career-best seven free throws on just eight attempts and added a career-high nine rebounds Jan. 4 in Valpo's Mid-Con opener at Centenary ... drained five triples in three straight games Jan. 11 against Oakland, Jan. 13 versus IUPUI and Jan. 18 at Western Illinois ... also averaged 7.3 rebounds per game during that stretch ... hot streak culminated with a career-best 24-point effort against the Leathernecks, hitting 7-of-10 field goal attempts including 5-of-6 from behind the arc ... earned Mid-Con Player of the Week honors for his effort against Western Illinois ... scored in double figures in six of season's last eight contests ... hit five more 3-pointers, scoring 20 points Feb. 3 against Centenary ... put up 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the 3-point stripe Feb. 5 at Chicago State ... ended season with 19 points against UMKC Mar. 4, hitting seven shots from the field, including five 3-pointers ... a member of the Mid- Con All-Academic Team.

Prep: Played basketball at Cornerstone Christian in Texas ... averaged 27.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 4.1 steals per game as a senior while shooting .474 from behind the arc ... helped guide Warriors to a 41-7 record and a berth in the National Prep Circuit Championship Game ... set single-season school records for 3-pointers made, attempted, and percentage ... named team's Player of the Year ... received school's Warrior Award, presented to the top male student-athlete ... played for Finland at the 2006 U20 European Championships ... led Finns in scoring with 17.3 points per game ... knocked down 29 3-pointers over eight games, second-most among all players ... Finns finished the tournament 7-1.

Personal: Samuel is the son of Jouni and Briitta Haanpää ... major is sports management ... born September 27, 1986.