“People ask, ‘is he a point guard or is he not a point guard?’ Anthony has to be a point guard for his own career. He has taken to the coaching, development and maturity. When we all look back on his career, he is going to be up there with some of the great players to ever play at CofC. Anthony is going to end up being a three and a half year starter for the most part. At this time last year, he was a rising sophomore who broke his wrist as a freshman. He surprised people, but wasn't that experienced. Now, he is very experienced and very vocal in practice. He runs the team and is a great role model for Johnathan Cook and Joe Chealey. I'm really pleased with the way he has developed as a player and as a person.” – CofC Head Coach Doug Wojcik
Played and started in 34 games averaging 11.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game…Ranked among the top 25 scorers in the Southern Conference and top 10 assist leaders…Also ranked ninth in the league with a 1.28 assist-to-turnover ratio…Turned in his first career 100+ assist season (109) which was second-most on the team…Reached double figures in scoring on 22 occasions including three 20-point outings…Registered a season-high 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor and dished out a season-best seven assists against Coastal Carolina (12/22/12)…Saw a career-high 39 minutes of action versus Furman (1/5/13)…Brought down a career-high seven rebounds, all on the defensive glass against Appalachian State (1/30/13)…Knocked down a game-high 21 points versus George Mason in the CBI First Round (3/19/13)…Scored in double figures in a career-best six consecutive contests from Jan. 24 through Feb. 9 in league play.
Played in 19 games of the season with two starts…Averaged 9.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game…Led the team in assists on three occasions…Made his collegiate debut against Holy Cross in the team’s season opener (11/11/11)…Registered a career-high with 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and a career-best five three-pointers versus UMass in the Battle 4 Atlantis (11/26/11)…Also dished out a career-high eight assists against the Minutemen…Scored in double figures eight times during the season including a three-game streak extending from his UMass performance to his 10 points against The Citadel (12/1/11) and a league career-high 20 points versus Chattanooga (12/3/11)…Missed 12 games during most of Southern Conference play after injuring his left hand against UNCG (1/12/12).
Graduated in 2011 from David W. Butler High School in Matthews, N.C…Lettered three years at point guard for the Bulldogs under head coach Kurt Wessler…Finished his career with 1,775 career points…Rated the No. 46 point guard in the Class of 2011 by ESPN College Basketball Recruiting and the No. 1 point guard in the state of North Carolina…Three-time Team MVP…Played in the North Carolina vs. South Carolina All-Star Game, the Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star Game and the East vs. West All-Star Game as a senior…Tabbed Conference Player of the Year…Two-time all-district team pick…Southwestern 4A First Team selection by the Charlotte Observer averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 assists per game as a junior…Also voted to the All District 9 Team by the North Carolina Coaches Association…Played AAU Basketball for Carolina Elite…Honor Roll student.
Robert Anthony Stitt…Goes by Anthony…Son of Paulette Ussery…Born on January 28, 1993 in Charlotte, N.C…His cousin, Demontez Stitt, played basketball at Clemson…Volunteers as a counselor at basketball camps during the summer months…Modeled his game after NBA All-Star Allen Iverson growing up, because he was a little guy who had the biggest heart and wasn’t scared of anything on the court…Chose CofC over UNC Wilmington, George Mason, Northeastern, Wofford and Western Carolina...Public health major at College of Charleston.
STITT’S CAREER SUPERLATIVES
Points: 23 vs. UMass (11/26/11)
Field Goals: 9 vs. UMass (11/26/11)
FG Attempted: 14 (three times)
3PT Field Goals: 5 vs. George Mason (3/19/13), vs. UMass (11/26/11)
3PT FG Attempted: 10 vs. Chattanooga (12/3/11)
Free Throws: 7 vs. Coastal Carolina (12/22/12)
FT Attempted: 9 vs. Coastal Carolina (12/22/12)
Rebounds: 7 vs. Appalachian State (1/30/13)
Offensive: 2 vs. Gardner-Webb (2/23/13), vs. Anderson (12/13/12)
Defensive: 7 vs. Appalachian State (1/30/13)
Assists: 8 vs. UMass (11/26/11)
Turnovers: 6 vs. Auburn (11/16/12)
Blocked Shots: 1 (eight times)
Steals: 3 vs. The Citadel (2/25/12), UMass (11/26/11)
Minutes: 39 vs. Furman (1/5/13)
Double Figure Scoring Games: 29
20-Point Games: 5
30-Point Games: None
Double Figure Rebounding Games: None
Double Figure Assists Games: None
Led in Scoring: 9
Led in Rebounding: 1
Led in Assists: 19
Consecutive Double-Figure Scoring Streak: 6