| Levi Stukes
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 200
2004-05 Season (Sophomore yr.)
Georgia's lone returning starter from last season, he'd started every game of his career until missing the Vanderbilt game Jan. 22 with a sprained ankle.
Suffered the injury in practice two days before the Vandy game and aggravated it in the USC game Feb. 5.
Surprisingly, he returned Feb. 19 and pumped in 15 points in a reserve's role against Auburn.
Went from a supporting player, surrounded by a senior-laden lineup, to a leading role in his second season.
SEC Player of the Week in mid-December, largely on the strength of his career-high 31 pts. in OT win over Ore. State.
Was also a member of the 2005 SEC "Good Works" team.
Returned as Georgia's most experienced collegian.
Matured immensely during his trial-by-error, learn-as-you-go freshman season.
2003-04 Season (Freshman yr.)
Selected to the coaches' All-SEC Freshman team.
Easily the best, most productive member of Georgia's freshman class.
Became the first UGA freshman to start every game in his first year since Carlos Strong in the 1992-93 season.
His final scoring average of 9.5 points per game is the best by a UGA freshman since D.A. Layne ended the 1999 season with a 12.7 average.
Raised his average by 0.6 points after a season-high 25 points in SEC Tournament win over Auburn. First UGA player in five years to make eight 3-pointers in a game.
Ranked third among all freshman players in the SEC (behind LSU's Bass and Arkansas' Brewer) in both scoring (9.5 ppg) and playing time (30.1 mpg).
His eight treys in the Auburn win tied an SEC Tournament record and was one shy of Georgia's single-game mark, set in 1998 by G.G. Smith.
Those eight treys were twice as many as he'd made in any previous game. Made four 3-pointers in three other games: Florida A&M, as well as home contests against Kentucky and Vanderbilt.
Confidence grew as the season progressed, reaching its highest toward the postseason.
Even showed an ability to crash the boards on occasion, getting a season-high nine rebounds against Alabama.
Scored his then-season high of 18 points in the first (at Tenn.) and last (vs. Vandy) games of the SEC schedule.
Started at point guard as an emergency fill-in at Vanderbilt, when Rashad Wright was felled with an ankle injury.
Nine of his 12 points in Georgia's second win over Kentucky came in the 2nd half, all on 3-point shots.
His 43 minutes in the win over Georgia Tech were the most ever played by a freshman at UGA.
A solid 3-point shooter, one of his biggest came in the final minute of overtime against Gonzaga. It brought Georgia back within a single possession of the Zags.
High School (Randallstown HS)
Two-time Baltimore County Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003, as voted by the county's coaches.
Averaged 24.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists as a senior at Randallstown, which went 22-2 and reached the Class 3A state semifinals in `03.
Averaged 27.9 points per game as a junior, 17.7 points as a sophomore, when Randallstown won the state championship in Class 3A.
During his four years as a letterman, Randallstown compiled an 85-8 overall record.
Played AAU basketball for the Baltimore Select program.
Full Name: Levi Jamal Stukes
Birthdate/Birthplace: November 18, 1984 in Baltimore, Md.
Parents: Levi Stukes and Tammy McKoy