Nolan Cressler - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#24 Nolan Cressler Season 2016-17


Class Redshirt Senior
Height 6'4"
Weight 210
Hometown Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School Cornell

• 2015 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

6’4 guard who transferred to Vanderbilt from Cornell in the summer of 2014…Averaged 16.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in his sophomore season with the Big Red…Named an honorable-mention All-Ivy selection as a sophomore…Averaged 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in his senior season with the Commodores.

Redshirt Senior (2016-17):
Played in all 35 games and made 22 starts…Averaged 23.7 minutes per game…Averaged 7.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game…Led team with 13 points in win at Arkansas – played a season-high 35 minutes; also scored 13 points in win over South Carolina and Florida in Nashville…Scored 20 points vs. Iowa State, his most as a Commodore after transferring from Cornell…Eclipsed 1,000 point barrier in his career with 10 points against Tennessee in Nashville…Scored in double figures in 13 games…Tied career high with nine rebounds vs. Marquette in season opener.

Redshirt Junior (2015-16):
Played in 30 games and made two starts…Averaged 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game…Posted six games in double figures in 2015-16…Scored season-high 14 points vs. Detroit on season-best six made field goals…Tied season high with 14 points at Ole Miss in only 13 minutes of action…Scored 11 points vs. Tennessee in only 12 minutes…Tallied 10 points vs. St. John’s in Maui.

Redshirt Sophomore (2014-15):
Redshirted after transferring from Cornell.

Sophomore (2013-14 at Cornell):
Led the team in scoring with 16.8 points per game with the Big Red…Also averaged 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per contest…Scored a career-high 34 points against Brown..His 469 points ranked 14th in a single season at Cornell, while his 68 3-pointers sits 11th… He shot 41 percent from the floor and 36 percent from 3-point range while adding 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest…Reached double figures in scoring 22 times with eight 20-point games, including a career-high 34-point effort in an overtime loss to Brown…Scored 29 points with five rebounds at Yale, hitting all 10 of his free throw attempts…Also scored 27 points, including five 3-pointers, at MAC champion Western Michigan, and notched 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting vs. Siena, adding three rebounds and two assists…Opened the season with a bang, scoring a career-best 23 points in the season opener at Syracuse, including 20 in the first half.

Freshman (2012-13 at Cornell):
A two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, Cressler closed his strong rookie campaign by ranking fourth on the team in scoring (9.3 ppg.), third in rebounding (3.7 rpg.) and first in 3-pointers made (54) and 3-point percentage (.403)…Saw action in all 31 contests with 12 starts and finished his freshman season shooting .427 from the floor in 21.1 minutes per game…In Ivy League play, he averaged 11.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists while making two 3-pointers per game while shooting 48 percent from the floor…Scored in double figures 14 times overall, including five of his final six games of the year. In those six games, he averaged 15.0 points and netted a career-high 22 points against both Penn and Brown…Exploded onto the scene in collegiate debut with 20 points, including 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range, in just 18 minutes in the win over Western Michigan…Had 14 points and seven rebounds at Dartmouth and 12 points and nine rebounds at Ivy champ Harvard over his final weekend of action.

High School:
A second-team all-state selection as a senior at Plum HS, he was a two-time first-team all-section pick…Became the school’s career scoring leader in his final season (1,565 points) and was named the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s East Player of the Year and the WPIAL AAAA Player of the Year…Averaged 25.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in his final season, a year after averaging 25.5 points and 7.6 rebounds as a junior…Member of the Post Gazette’s Fab Five team, he was selected to play in both the Roundball Classic and AK Valley Cager Classic All-Star games, setting the single-game scoring record at the latter (38 points)…Also earned a spot on the Pittsburgh Tribune’s Terrific 10 squad and helped lead his squad to a sectional title as a sophomore.

Nolan Abram Cressler…May 26, 1994…Son of John and Kerrie Cressler…Majoring in economics…Has one brother, Andrew…Chose Vanderbilt over Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Michigan, Rutgers, and Dayton…Recipient of the Roy Skinner Men’s Basketball Scholarship…Advice to youngsters: “It doesn’t matter where you came from, it’s what you aspire to be. Start with a goal and work towards that every day.”

Career Highs
Points: 34, vs. Brown (2/22/14)
FG Made: 11, vs. Siena (11/22/13)
FG Atts: 22, vs. Penn (3/8/14)
3FG Made: 6, vs. Brown (2/22/14)
3FG Atts: 13, at W. Michigan (11/29/13)
FT Made: 10, 2x, last vs. Brown (2/22/14)
FT Atts: 14, vs. Brown (2/22/14)
Rebounds: 9, 3x, last vs. Marquette (11/11/16)
Assists: 5, vs. High Point (12/6/16)
Turnovers: 4, 4x, last vs. Princeton (3/7/14)
Blocks: 1, 5x, last vs. Wichita St. (3/15/16)
Steals: 3, at Binghamton (12/30/13)
Minutes: 37, 4x, last vs. Brown (2/22/14)