1 Casey Hughes
Height: 6-5
Weight: 195
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Haven, CT
High School: Hamden Hall
Position: G/F

AT YALE: Hughes, one of the most athletic players in the Ivy League, was seventh in the league in rebounding (5.7 rpg.) last year. He led the Bulldogs in steals (35), was second in rebounding and fourth in scoring (7.7 ppg.). At the team's post-season banquet, he was presented with the George McReynolds Award as the team's best defender. Against Nebraska, he scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, the first of his two double-doubles. The other came against Wagner when he scored a career-high 22 points and added 11 rebounds. He also made all 11 of his free throw attempts in that game. In the season opener against Louisiana Tech he pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds, which he matched two games later against Longwood. Hughes scored in double figures in eight games and had four double-figure rebounding performances. On the trip to Spain last spring, he averaged a team-best 13.8 points. As a sophomore, Hughes finished sixth in the league in rebounding (6.2 rpg.), which was an improvement of more than four rebounds per game from his freshman year. Against No. 1 Wake Forest, he scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in only 21 minutes. It was the first of his three double-doubles. He had 10 points and 10 rebounds against Fairfield and 14 points and 11 rebounds at Harvard. His dunk at Penn was selected as one of ESPN SportsCenter's top-10 plays of the day. As a freshman, Hughes appeared in 24 games off the bench and shot 50 percent from the field. His 21 steals were fourth on the team, and he was eighth in scoring (4.9 ppg.). He shared the John C. Cobb Memorial Award as the team's top freshman with Sam Kaplan. His top performance came at Dartmouth when he had 14 points, five rebounds and two steals in only 15 minutes. In Yale's 63-58 win over Columbia, he made 4 of 6 shots, including both his three-point attempts, and had 11 points in 15 minutes. BEFORE YALE: Hughes is Hamden Hall's second leading all-time scorer with 2,225 career points. He broke the school's single game scoring record when he scored 50 points in 2002-03. Hughes is a two-time Class D New England Most Valuable Player and was selected as the Fairchester MVP as a senior. PERSONAL: Casey was born on Feb. 23, 1985. He is the son of Chester and Jennifer Hughes. He is a political science major at Yale. He is the first player at Yale from New Haven since Gavin Jackson, a guard from Wilbur Cross High School who played in 1978 and '80. Casey grew up just a few blocks from the Yale campus and used to sneak into Payne Whitney Gym to play basketball.


CAREER HIGHS Points: 22 vs. Wagner (12/3/05) Rebounds: 14 twice (most recent vs. Longwood, 11/20/05) Assists: 4 five times (most recent vs. Columbia, 2/10/06) Minutes: 39 vs. Bucknell (12/4/04) Blocks: 3 vs. Brown (2/22/05) Steals: 4 twice (most recent vs. Princeton, 3/4/06)