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Faisal Abraham #40

Position: Forward
Height: 6'7“
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birthdate: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
High School: Kecoughton H.S. (Hampton, VA)/Maine Central Prep

Prep Career

Faisal attended Kecoughton High School in Hampton, Virginia, where he was coached by Bevis (yes, that's really his name) Conrad. After Kecoughton, Abraham went to Maine Central Prep in Pittsfield, Maine. While there, he averaged 18.6 points and 14.3 rebounds during the 1992-93 season. He also averaged 5.7 blocked shots and 3.1 steals that year. He was named his team's Most Valuable Performer and picked up best rebounder, best field goal percentage and most athletic awards. Faisal also captained the 1992-93 team, which was coached by Max Good.

Marquette Career

season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% Reb Avg Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
1993-94 28- 0 141 5.0 13- 27 .481 0-0 12- 20 .600 41 1.5 . 5 0 9 16 38 1.4
1994-95 33-15 620 18.8 54-116 .466 0-3 .000 46- 82 .561 166 5.0 . 20 30 33 89 154 4.7
1995-96 31- 7 563 18.2 62-107 .579 0-0 23- 41 .561 156 5.0 . 7 58 27 78 147 4.7
1996-97 30-28 742 25.4 76-132 .576 0-0 42-100 .420 195 6.7 7 21 84 21 61 194 6.7
Totals 122-50 2066 16.9 205-382 .537 0-3 .000 123-243 .506 558 4.6 .. 53 172 90 244 533 4.4

1996-97

Has played in 29 games and made 27 starts. He led Marquette in rebounding for the year (6.5 rpg) … Has led Marquette in rebounding a team high 14 times … Has blocked a shot in 26 games … Scored a season-best 13 points on 6-7 shooting against Louisville (Feb. 20) … Tied a career high with 12 rebounds at UNC Charlotte (Feb. 15) … Tied a career high with six blocks against La Salle (Dec. 22) … Entered the Cincinnati game (March 7) shooting 37.6% from the free throw line and was 8-11 from the charity stripe in that win … Had five rebounds and one block in C-USA Championship win over UNC Charlotte (March 8). Played on a People-to-People All-Star team that played nine games in Spain in August, 1996 … Averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds on that tour.

1995-96

A starter in seven games … His 58 blocked shots were seventh best in school history … Tied for second place among Conference USA players with a 1.9 blocks average … Was the team's leading scorer in two games and top rebounder five times … Had five double-figure scoring games and three double-figure rebounding outings … Grabbed six rebounds against Arkansas (3/16) in second-round action of the NCAA Tournament … Had five rebounds and blocked four shots against Cincinnati (3/9) … Grabbed seven rebounds in win over UNC Charlotte (2/22) … Had six points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in win at Creighton (2/14) … Pulled down nine rebounds and blocked three shots against UAB (1/30) … Had a career-high 12 rebounds, including seven offensive boards, and five blocks versus Iowa State (1/10) … Came off the bench to register team highs of 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocks at Wisconsin (12/ 31) … Those points and blocks were career highs … Chosen to the First Bank Classic All-Tournament Team … Had eight rebounds and two blocks in win over UW-Green Bay (12/2) … Recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Columbia (12/1) … Was limited to 15 minutes against UW-Milwaukee (11/26) because of a sprained right ankle … Blocked four shots in that limited time.

1994-95

Appeared in all 33 contests… Tied for seventh place in the Great Midwest Conference with a 0.9 blocked shots average … Started in 15 games, including six of the last eight of the season … Marquette's leading rebounder in six games … Scored in double figures in three games … Had three double-doubles (scoring-rebounding) on the season … Had five points and five rebounds in NIT semifinal win over Penn State (3/27) …Had eight rebounds versus South Florida (3/22) in NIT action … Came off the bench to score six points and grab five rebounds in NIT win over St. Bonaventure (3/20) … Grabbed a team-high eight rebounds against UAB (3/9) in the first round of the Great Midwest Conference Championship … Scored eight points and had five defensive rebounds versus Notre Dame (2/25) … Tallied five points, four rebounds and three blocks against Dayton (2/23) … Scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in win over DePaul (2/21) … Scored a career-high 13 points and added six rebounds at UAB (2/16) … Had six points and six rebounds against Saint Louis (2/9) … Recorded six points, four rebounds and two blocks at DePaul (1/28) … Grabbed seven rebounds against Dayton (Jan. 20) … Tied a career high with 11 rebounds against Virginia Tech (1/17) … Had eight points and six rebounds against UAB (1/15) … Had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Cincinnati (1/12) … Had six points, six rebounds and two blocks against UW-Green Bay (1/7) … Had five points and seven rebounds against Wisconsin (12/31) … Made the first start of his career responded with 10 points and six rebounds against Creighton on Dec. 23 … Came off the bench in the first seven games of the season … Registered five rebounds in win over San Francisco (12/10) … Had five points and five rebounds in victory over Northwestern (12/.3) … Scored nine points, had four rebounds and blocked two shots against UW-Milwaukee (12/2) … Was a spark off the bench with 10 points and 11 rebounds, eight defensive, in win over UNLV (11/28).

1993-94

Coach Kevin O'Neill on Abraham- “Faisal, as people will know when they see him, is an excellent athlete. He's a very talented young man, who needs to improve his skills. He has a lot of room for improvement. He's a guy we will be counting on an awful lot in the next four years.”

Appeared in 28 games off the bench for Marquette … Saw action in the last 15 contests of the season … Played a season-high 14 minutes versus Texas Southern (Dec. 3) in the First Bank Classic … Scored four points five times - the latest versus San Francisco on Feb. 28 … Pulled down six rebounds in win over West Virginia (Feb. 5).

All-Time Marquette Rankings

  • 35th (tie), Rebounds (558)
  • 3rd, Blocked Shots (172)

All-Time Single Season Rankings

  • 4th, Blocked Shots (84)
  • 8th, Blocked Shots (58)
All-Time Senior Season Rankings
  • 2nd, Blocked Shots (84)
All-Time Junior Season Rankings
  • 3rd, Blocked Shots (58)
All-Time Sophomore Season Rankings
  • 6th, Blocked Shots (30)

Personal

Son of Ralph and Harriet Abraham … Born on Sept. 7, 1974 … His father played at St. John's (N.Y.) … Ralph Abraham was a member of the St. John's team that lost to Marquette in the 1970 NIT finals … He scored four points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the NIT championship game … Younger sister, Tajama, is a member of the George Washington basketball team … Majors in broadcast and electronic communication …


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