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Photo by Butch Comegys, The Scranton Times

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 177 lbs.
Position: Guard
Number: 3
Class: Junior
Major: Speech Communications
 
Personal: Gerry was born August 28, 1983...He is the youngest of four children to Gerard and Joyce McNamara...He has two older sisters, Bridget and Maureen, and an older brother, Tim

 

Sophomore Year:
  • Averaged 17.2 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.6 rebounds in 36.2 minutes of action per game
  • McNamara was a preseason candidate for the Naismith and Wooden awards, despite his sophomore standing
  • He passed 1,000 career points in his 66th game at Syracuse
  • Earned All-District II honors from the U.S. Basketball Writers of America (USBWA) for the second straight year
  • Won the BIG EAST Conference free-throw percentage title for the second year in a row after making 53-of-57 (.930)
  • He is one of five league players to win the free-throw percentage title in back-to-back seasons, joining Gary Buchanan (Villanova), Jason Matthews (Pittsburgh), Sean Miller (Pittsburgh) and Chris Mullin (St. John's)
  • He established SU single-season records for three-pointers made (105) and attempted (270)
  • He has stared all 66 games of his career and has scored in each
  • McNamara scored in double-digits in 24-of-31 games for the season
  • He topped 20 points 10 times, including two 30-point-or-better outings
  • McNamara converted a three-pointer in 29-of-31 games in 2003-04
  • He converted a career-high 12-of-16 free throws against BRIGHAM YOUNG in the NCAA Tournament
  • His 43 points in that game was the highest total by an SU player in the NCAA Tournament
  • It represented the fourth-best point outburst in Syracuse history
  • He had nine three-pointers, setting another SU standard
  • McNamara had 26 points and a season-high seven assists against BOSTON COLLEGE
  • He tallied 26 points and five assists when Syracuse defeated VIRGINIA TECH
  • In the final game of the regular season, against CONNECTICUT, he produced 24 points, six assists and three steals while not committing a turnover
  • He opened the campaign with 34 points, including eight three-pointers, against Charlotte

 
 
Freshman Year:
  • Averaged 13.3 points, 4.4 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.2 steals in 35.3 minutes of action per game
  • Unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
  • Named to the All-Final Four Team after totalling 19 points in the national semifinal against Texas and 18 in the championship against Kansas
  • Named to the USBWA All-District II Team
  • Scored 467 points, the fourth-highest total by an SU freshman in one season
  • Finished 23rd among Division I freshmen in scoring average
  • Combined with Carmelo Anthony to form the highest-scoring freshmen duo in the nation (35.6 points per game); the pair accounted for 45 percent of SU's scoring on the season
  • Sank 85 three-pointers, good for second all-time on the SU single season list
  • His 238 three-point attempts eclipsed the previous SU record by five
  • Ranks fifth all-time among SU Freshmen with 155 assists
  • Finished with the eighth-highest single season steals total with 77 (2.2 per game)
  • Connected on 53-55 foul shot attempts in league play, setting a BIG EAST record with a .964 free-throw percentage 
  • Led team with a .909 percentage (90-99), good for 8th in NCAA Division I and setting a new SU record
  • Had two separate streaks of 30 made free-throws during the season
  • Set SU NCAA Tournament season and career records for three-pointers made (18) and attempted (44)
  • Hit six threes against Kansas in the title game, an SU single game Tournament record
  • His 15 steals established an SU NCAA Tournament mark
  • Earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors after recording a career-high 25 points and a then career-high 10 assists against Georgia Tech
  • Had his second career double-double at West Virginia, tallying 14 points and a career-high 12 assists
  • With more than 2,000 fans from his hometown of Scranton, PA in attendance, made the game-winning three-pointer with 18 seconds left in an 82-80 victory over Notre Dame