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Lucca Staiger
Courtesy: A.P.
Release: 05/10/2007

Awards & Honors
Brian Pearson Inspiration Award (09)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (12-15-08)
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (1-12-09)

Started ISU’s first 17 games, averaging 9.4 points and 1.8 rebounds before leaving in midseason to pursue a professional career in Germany...connected on 42.5 percent of his shots (48-113 3FG) from 3-point range...his 48 3-pointers made ties for 19th on ISU’s single-season list...broke ISU’s single-game mark for 3-pointers made with 10 vs. Drake...his 10 treys vs. Drake also ties for second on the Big 12 single-game record chart...had a career-high 32 points in the Drake game...buried six treys vs. Northwestern and Houston...tallied 36 games with multiple 3-pointers made in his career...had five games with six or more 3-pointers in his career...finished career as a 40.0 percent shooter from 3-point range, the third-best percentage in school history...totaled 122 career 3-pointers to rank seventh all-time in school history.

Started 27 games, averaging 8.2 points and 2.2 rebounds...was ISU’s top long-range shooter, making a team-high 74 treys in 192 attempts...his 74 3-pointers ranks seventh on ISU’s single-season 3-pointers made list...averaged 2.3 3-pointers made per game to rank sixth in the Big 12 and seventh on ISU’s single-season list...made a 3-pointer in 26 of 32 games and had 14 games with three or more treys...named Big 12 Rookie of the Week twice...had a streak of 16 consecutive games with a 3-pointer, tying for the third-longest skein in school history...scored 14 points behind a 4-of-8 effort from downtown vs. Oregon State...poured in a career-high 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting from 3-point range vs. Drake...his eight treys ties for third on ISU’s single-game record chart...tied a Big 12 mark by making seven treys in the first half vs. Drake...tallied 15 points in his Big 12 debut at Texas...drilled six 3-pointers en route to 18 points vs. Nebraska...posted 14 points behind a 4-of-10 effort from long range at Oklahoma State...was 5-of-9 from downtown and scored 17 points at Nebraska..played for the German A2 National Team in the summer of 2009 that competed in the Munster Cup, World University Games and Netherlands Tournament...averaged 13.4 points and was 21-55 from 3-point range (38.0 percent) in the World University Games...played for the German A1 National Team in the 2009 European Championships in Poland...averaged 5.0 points and made 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) from 3-point range in Germany’s six games in the tournament.

Was declared ineligible by the NCAA Amateur Certification Process...sat out the season and lost a year of eligibility...practiced with the team but could not suit up or travel...member of Germany’s 2008 U20 FIBA European Division B Championship team...averaged 10.3 points and led the team in 3-pointers (16) to help his team go undefeated in the tournament (8-0)...also competed for the German A2 national team in the summer of 2008.

High School
Was considered one of the best junior players in Germany...played his senior season in high school at Decatur Christian in Illinois...averaged 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

Born June 14, 1988, in Ulm, Germany...son of Cem and Britta Staiger...communications studies major.


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