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Silas Melson

Position: G

Age: 22 Height: 6-4 Weight: 195

Hometown: Portland, Oregon, United States

Birthdate: Aug. 22, 1996

Bio: Melson was instrumental in Jefferson High's run to Oregon Class 5A state championships in his junior and senior seasons. Named Oregon 5A state player of the year as a senior. Averaged 24.3 points. Poured in 52 versus Franklin. Scored 40 points in Northwest Shootout (Washington vs. Oregon all-star game). Averaged 20.2 points and 5 assists as a junior. Recruited by Oregon State, Washington, Colorado State, Colorado, Drake, Oregon and Washington State. Ranked 148th overall in the 2014 class by Rivals.com.

Sr. Scouting report: Starting guard is one of team’s most reliable players. Portland native considered one of the Zags' best athletes. Standout perimeter defender often assigned to opponent’s best guard. One of team’s most experienced players. Starts at shooting guard but can also play point guard or wing. Averaging 31.5 minutes, second most on the team, through first 24 games. Shooting 38.8 percent beyond 3-point arc and hitting career-best 87.5 percent at free-throw line. Averaging career-high 10.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Hitting 44.8 percent of 3s in WCC games. Opened senior season with four double-digit efforts in first five games. Scored 21 points in victory over Creighton. Posted career-highs with seven 3s and 23 points in rout over Portland on Jan. 11. Career-high six assists vs. Portland on Jan. 25.
Fr. Scouting report: Pressed into action as true freshman when Josh Perkins suffered broken jaw early in 2015 season. Played in 31 games, averaging 3.2 points. Season-best 13 points against Texas Southern. Had four double-figures scoring games, including 12 points versus Pacific. Chipped in 11 points in comeback road win over Pepperdine.
Jr. Scouting report: Made four starts and played in all 39 games. Averaged 7.2 points and hit career-best 39.1 percent of 3-pointers. Scored season-high 17 points against Utah Valley. Delivered 12 points and a key 3-pointer in comeback win over Florida at AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando. Scored 15 points in victory over Mississippi Valley State. Tallied seven points against West Virginia in Sweet 16 victory. Made 5 of 12 3-pointers (42 percent) in NCAA Tournament.
So. Scouting report: Played in all 36 games and started versus UCLA. Averaged 6.6 points and 21.7 minutes per game. Scored 18 points against San Diego and connected on five 3-pointers versus San Francisco. Played key role in Zags' second-half improvement that resulted in GU's 18th straight NCAA Tournament berth.

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Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
14-15 Gonz 31 0 9.6 3.2 0.7 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.9 .418 .340 .467
15-16 Gonz 36 1 21.7 6.6 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.7 1.9 .384 .323 .769
16-17 Gonz 39 4 23.8 7.2 2.4 1.5 0.7 0.2 0.8 2.0 .447 .391 .840
17-18 Gonz 37 37 30.7 9.3 3.1 2.2 1.1 0.1 1.0 2.4 .408 .372 .836
Career 143 42 22.0 6.7 2.3 1.3 0.7 0.1 0.7 1.8 .414 .362 .784
Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
14-15 Gonz 31 0 297 38 91 17 50 7 15 5 23 10 16 2 12 27 100
15-16 Gonz 36 1 780 78 203 32 99 50 65 8 93 30 21 6 24 70 238
16-17 Gonz 39 4 930 97 217 43 110 42 50 18 95 58 26 7 31 78 279
17-18 Gonz 37 37 1136 118 289 61 164 46 55 16 114 83 39 5 36 88 343
Career 143 42 3143 331 800 153 423 145 185 47 325 181 102 20 103 263 960

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/10 TxSo W 97-69 31 3 9 1 5 6 6 1 5 4 3 0 1 3 13
11/14 Howard W 106-69 20 3 7 2 4 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 10
11/18 UtahSt W 79-66 35 5 10 2 3 0 0 1 4 3 3 0 0 1 12
11/24 OhioSt W 86-59 29 2 6 1 5 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 1 1 5
11/24 Fla L 105-111 42 4 16 1 8 3 4 0 3 5 1 1 3 4 12
11/26 Tex W 76-71 38 3 7 2 6 1 2 1 5 3 2 0 2 1 9
11/29 IncWor W 103-68 20 3 7 1 4 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 9
12/1 Cre W 91-74 38 7 8 4 5 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 1 3 21
12/5 Vill L 72-88 36 3 7 1 4 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 9
12/10 @Wash W 97-70 34 4 7 3 6 0 0 3 5 2 1 0 1 2 11
12/16 NorDak W 89-83 43 3 10 0 2 4 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 10
12/18 IUPUI W 101-71 25 3 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 3 7
12/21 @SDSU L 70-72 34 3 12 1 5 1 2 1 6 3 1 0 2 5 8
12/28 Pac W 81-48 27 2 5 1 4 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 2 2 5
12/30 SantaC W 101-52 29 7 14 5 10 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 1 3 19
1/4 @Pepper W 89-59 24 0 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 5 1 0 2 3 0
1/6 @LyMnt W 85-66 29 2 5 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 2 5
1/11 Por W 103-57 30 8 15 7 12 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 2 23
1/13 @SanFr W 75-65 34 4 9 2 6 4 4 0 5 1 1 0 1 4 14
1/18 StMry L 71-74 37 3 8 2 5 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 8
1/20 @SantaC W 75-60 20 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 4 5
1/25 @Por W 95-79 31 4 9 3 5 3 4 0 3 6 0 0 0 4 14
1/27 SanFr W 82-73 34 4 9 3 6 2 2 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 13
2/1 SD W 69-59 37 5 12 1 2 1 2 0 5 2 1 0 1 2 12
2/3 BYU W 68-60 30 1 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 3
2/8 @Pac W 71-61 31 0 5 0 3 4 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 5 4
2/10 @StMry W 78-65 21 3 6 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 8
2/15 LyMnt W 76-46 27 4 9 0 4 2 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 10
2/17 Pepper W 81-67 31 3 8 3 4 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 9
2/22 @SD W 77-72 21 1 3 1 3 3 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 6
2/24 @BYU W 79-65 30 5 7 2 4 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 12
3/3 LyMnt W 83-69 30 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 4 6
3/5 SanFr W 88-60 25 2 5 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 6
3/6 BYU W 74-54 36 2 7 2 4 0 0 1 6 2 1 0 0 1 6
3/15 UNCG W 68-64 33 2 5 0 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 4
3/17 OhioSt W 90-84 33 3 5 1 3 1 2 1 4 1 1 0 1 1 8
3/22 FlaSt L 60-75 31 3 11 0 5 1 2 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 7

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