Ted Skuchas - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#54 Ted Skuchas Season 2006-07


Class Senior
Height 6'11"
Weight 250
Hometown Audubon, PA
High School Germantown Academy

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Ted Skuchas
2006-07 Stats >
PPG: 4.0
RPG: 2.6
BLKS: 28


General Summary:
Physical player in the post with good hands and nice touch around the basket. Redshirted his first season at Vanderbilt (2002-03). Enrolled in graduate school after earning undergraduate degree in computer engineering in May 2006.

2005-06 (Junior):
Played in 28 games with 16 starts, averaging 14.4 minutes … Posted first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Furman (11/20) … Recorded a season-high 11 points against both Jacksonville State (11/16) and Alabama A&M (12/17) … Shot 50.8 percent from the field (31-of-61) during the season … Led Vanderbilt in blocks five times.

2004-05 (Sophomore):
Played in 33 games with five starts, averaging 13.8 minutes … Posted a career-high 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting against Ole Miss (1/29) … Tallied eight points to go along with six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals against TCU (12/18) … Shot 47.5 percent from the field (28-of-59) … Made his first collegiate start against Cal State Northridge … Led Vanderbilt in blocks 13 times.

2003-04 (Freshman):
Played in 32 games without a start, averaging 9.7 minutes … Shot 47.4 percent from the field (27-of-57) during the season and 47.8 percent (11-of-23) in league play … Posted season highs with seven points and five rebounds in 17 minutes at Belmont (11/21) … Tied season highs in field goals made (three) and attempted (five) and blocks (three) in a season-high 22 minutes against Wofford (12/20/03) … Sparked a 16-3 second-half run that sealed VU’s 83-63 win over Michigan (12/6) when he rebounded his own blocked shot and followed with a conventional 3-point play on an authoritative dunk and made free throw … Rejected three shots and grabbed four rebounds in 13 minutes against Indiana (11/24) … Posted six points at Tennessee (1/14) and at Alabama (2/18) … Led VU in blocks five times and steals once.

Germantown Academy:
McDonald’s All-American nominee … Ranked among the nation’s top 10 prep centers by numerous recruiting services, including PowerBasketball.com, espn.com and cnnsi.com … Three-time All-City and three-time All-League … Named All-Region … Grabbed a school-record 1,016 career rebounds, averaging 10.8 boards per game for his career … Recorded 127 blocks as a senior, averaging more than four blocks per game … Helped lead team to a 93-20 record and two USA Today Top-20 national rankings during his four years … As a senior, helped Germantown Academy to a No. 5 national ranking by USA Today … Averaged eight points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.7 blocks as a junior in helping school to a 27-3 and No. 17 national ranking by USA Today … Helped lead Germantown Academy to three consecutive Inter-Academy League championships and the ‘Slam Dunk to the Beach’ National Tournament championship … Helped school to an Inter-Academy League-record 31 consecutive league wins … A four-year starter, earning five varsity letters in basketball … Team captain as a senior … Coached in high school by Jim Fenerty.

Full name is Edward Alvah Skuchas … Born June 20, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pa. … Son of Carla and Edward Skuchas … Has a sister, Sarah (26) … Nickname is ‘Skuch’ … Two high school teammates also signed with Division I teams: Lee Melchionni (Duke) and Matt Walsh (Florida) … Father played basketball at Lafayette College … Sister played basketball at James Madison … Picked his jersey number because his father wore the number at Lafayette College … Played the bass in high school … Attended the ‘Cream’ (1960s Rock Band) reunion concert in England during the summer 2005 … Philadelphia’s William Markward Basketball Club named him its Outstanding Student-Athlete in high school … Received the William K. Beard Memorial Award for the male student who has done the most to foster the spirit, cherish the tradition and promote the interest of Germantown Academy … Advice to youngsters: ‘Never let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do.’

Skuchas’ Career Highs at Vanderbilt:

Points: 11, 3x, last vs. Alabama A&M (12/17/05);

FG Made: 4, 5x, last vs. Alabama A&M (12/17/05);

FG Atts: 9, vs. Alabama A&M (12/17/05);

3FG Made: 0;

3FG Atts: 1, vs. TCU (12/18/04);

FT Made: 4, at Georgetown (11/26/05);

FT Atts: 5, vs. Alabama A&M (12/17/05);

Rebounds: 10, vs. Furman (11/20/05);

Assists: 5, at Dayton (12/30/05);

Turnovers: 5, vs. Cincinnati (12/10/05);

Blocks: 3, 4x, last vs. Georgia (2/26/05);

Steals: 2, 2x, last vs Texas-Pan Am (2/7/05);

Minutes: 27, vs. Alabama A&M (12/17/05).