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SEASON, ht/wt, class g gs ptpg pt mpg fgm fga fgpct ftm fta ftpct r rpg a apg s b pf 3fgm 3fga 3fgpct
02-03, 6'8, 220, Fr. 31 18 5.9 183 16.7 74 138 53.6% 25 43 58.1% 110 3.5 30 1.0 37 20 65 10 27 37%
03-04, 6'8, 233, So. 32 32 12.2 389 30.7 142 328 43.3% 69 105 65.7% 151 4.7 55 1.7 27 34 71 36 115 31.3%
04-05, 6'8, 240, Jr. 32 31 16.0 511 31.5 188 409 46% 92 120 76.7% 198 6.2 69 2.2 43 16 65 43 126 34.1%
05-06, 6'8, 240, Sr. 32 32 15.3 490 32.4 166 365 45.5% 131 159 82.4% 200 6.3 68 2.1 39 16 59 27 76 35.5%


CAREER:    g gs ptpg pt mpg fgm fga fgpct ftm fta ftpct r rpg a apg s b pf 3fgm 3fga 3fgpct
  127 113 12.4 1573 27.9 570 1240 46.0% 317 427 74.2% 659 5.2 222 1.7 146 86 260 116 344 33.7%
 
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Nik Caner-Medley Biography
Part of the highly rated, but troubled 2002-2003 freshman class with Travis Garrison, John Gilchrist and Chris McCray. Nik was the highest recruited player from Maine in many years. Caner-Medley had good size, great athletic ability and put up some nice stats, but will be remembered for being part of a disappointing time in Maryland basketball. At 6'8" 240 lbs, Nik primarily played small forward. He was a bit of a tweener in that he had trouble guarding quick small forwards like Julius Hodge.

At a freshmen, Nik split time with Calvin McCall. He started 18 games and averaged 6 points and 3.5 rebounds a game. His best game was a victory at Georgia Tech where he had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Caner-Medley suffered an ankle injury in the sweet sixteen loss to Michigan State, which appeared to result in a loss of some of his explosiveness.

As a sophomore. In 2003-2004 Nik averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds as a fulltime starter. Caner Medley was the star of the game in an upset of then number 1 ranked Florida early in the year, where he had 22 points and 13 boards. NCM struggled a bit during post season with poor games in the ACC tournament and the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament. At the time, it was hard to imagine Nik would never get a chance to play in the NCAA tournament again.

During the 2004-2005 season, NCM led in the team in scoring averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds a game. After 11 straight NCAA tournament appearances, Maryland did not make the tournament, losing in the semi-finals of the NIT to South Carolina. The team struggled after DJ Strawberry suffered a season ending injury in January and John Gilchrist had problems getting along with coaches and teammates. The highlight of the season was two victories against Duke. In the victory at Duke, Nik led the team with 25 points and an internet hoax led Duke's fan to think that Nik's girlfriend is named Myra, and her pet name for him was "Piggy" which lead the Duke fan to chant "Myra Piggy" when NCM was at the foul line. This sounded a lot like "Myron Piggy" who was involved in a Duke recruiting scandal several years before. The game at Duke was in the middle of a six game hot streak for NCM where he averaged 23.5 points a game including a career high 35 points in a victory at home against Temple.

As a senior, Nik stats were similar to his Junior year averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds a game, but most would agree that he had his best all round year, by playing more under control than he did in previous seasons. NCM had a torrid three game stretch in January where averaged 28.7 points a game and 9 rebounds. Caner-Medley again had a big game against Temple with 30 points and 10 rebounds in a loss on the road. Nik was also more consistent with double digit scoring in 21 of the final 23 games. The Terps missing the NCAAs again in 2005-2006 as they struggled without a ACC caliber point guard. Nik was third team All-ACC and ended up with 1,573 points in his career, which at the time was good for 13th on the Terps all time scoring list.

In December of 2007 Nik went overseas to pursue an opportunity overseas with CB Gran Canaria of the ACB, the top Spanish league.
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