Dustin Ware
3 Dustin Ware
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Ga.

High School:
N. Cobb Christian

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 172

Position:
G

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2011-12 Season:

• Georgia's most experienced and accomplished player this season. Shot 63 percent from 3-point range in Georgia's 5-game winning streak in December.

• Did not start in USC game on Dec. 17, ending a personal streak of 87 straight starts.

• Within reach of becoming the 42nd player in UGA history to score 1,000 career points. Also currently ranks 7th on career assist list.

• Season high of 20 points came in overtime win vs. Winthrop.

2010-11 Season:

Starter in all 33 games and, once again, the team leader in minutes played.

• The offensive star in Georgia's win at Georgia Tech, scoring 21 points and adding six assists in 37 minutes. All 21 points came on 3-pointers, the last of which decided the outcome with 18 seconds left.

• Led the SEC and ranked fifth nationally in assists/turnover ratio. Committed just 39 turnovers in 33 games, despite averaging over 33 minutes. Had a conference-best 3.4/1 ratio through 16 SEC games.

• Also led the SEC in 3-point percentage in SEC games only (49.3 percent).

• Played career-high 45 minutes in double-OT loss to Notre Dame.

• Led team in 3-pt. FGs made, attempted and percentage. His 43.5 percent 3-point shooting for the season was the fifth-best percentage in UGA history.

• Earned the inaugural "The Rock" award at the team's post-season banquet, a prize given to the player whose steady hand brings the most stabilizing effect upon the team.

2009-10 Season

Started all 31 games at point guard for the Bulldogs.

• Led the SEC in assist/TO ratio (+2.8/1) during the 16-game league schedule.

• Also led all Bulldog regulars in FT percentage at 82.2%.

• Led Georgia in scoring twice, hitting for 17 points in both the UAB and St. Louis games.

2008-09 Season

A 17-game starter at point guard for the Bulldogs, including the last 13 games of the season.

• As productive as any player on the team during the season's homestretch.

• Ranked third on the team in scoring with 7.4 points per game.

• Became the first UGA freshman to hand out 100 assists since Rashad Wright in 2001.

• Showed improvement with virtually every game, including Georgia's 3 of Georgia's holiday contests, in which he averaged 14.3 points, 5.0 assists and almost 32 minutes.

• SEC season scoring high came in the regular season's final week, when his 18 points helped to propel the Bulldogs to a rare victory at Kentucky.

High School

Led North Cobb Christian School to an amazing record in his four years. Three of the four Eagle teams he played on captured the Georgia Independent Schools Assn. (GISA) state AAA title (2005-07-08). The 2008 team, which finished 35-0, won the National Assn. of Christian Athletes national Division I championship, a tournamnent for which he was named Most Valuable Player.

• Scored 669 points points as a senior (19.7 average), shooting 49 percent from the field and 89 percent from the line. Also averaged 8.2 assists, 4.2 steals and 2.8 rebounds in his senior year.

• Rated the no. 32 point guard prospect in the country by Rivals.com.

• Also named to the North squad for the annual GACA All-Star game.

• Averaged 25.2 points and 8.1 assists as a junior, 22 points and 7.0 assists as a 10th-grader.

Personal

Full Name: Dustin Benison Ware

Birthdate/Birthplace: April 12, 1990 in Marietta, Ga.

Parents: Nolan & Lisa Ware

Academic Major: Sport Management

Favorite TV Show: Different Strokes

Favorite Beverage: Fanta

Websites I most often visit: Google

Favorite Academic Subject: English

Most Challenging Subject: Spelling

My role models away from sports: My parents

Adjectives that I would use to describe myself: Laid back

Teammate that makes me laugh the hardest: Vincent Williams

Athletic Accomplishment I'm Proudest Of: Reaching the NCAA Tournament last year

Non-Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of: Passing my Finance class

My most prized possession: My three state championship & national championship rings

I chose my jersey number because: My mom liked it

Pre-Game Rituals: Shoot, sleep, pray

Favorite non-basketball athlete: Ray Lewis...love his leadership ability

How I got started playing basketball: I dunked really well on my Fisher Price goal at age 5

I first got interested in UGA: Because of my older brother

I chose to attend UGA: Because I felt like we had a chance to be great

The thing I like most about being part of this team: Just being with my teammates


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