Enjoyed another impressive season as a junior, earning honorable mention All-SEC accolades from the Associated Press … started all 33 games for the Aggies, averaging 31.5 minutes per contest … scoring average increased for the second straight season, finishing with a 9.1 point-per-game pace for the season inducing a 10.1 scoring average during league play … dished out 182 assists for an average of 5.5 per contest … led the SEC in assists for the season straight season, becoming the first SEC player since Nick Calathes of Florida in 2008 and 2009 to do so … also led the SEC in steals with 69 (2.1 per contest) … pulled down 150 rebounds (4.5 per game) to go along with two blocked shots … finished with a 46.3 shooting percentage with a 36.6 mark from 3-point range and a 68.5 percentage from the free throw line … dished out a game-high eight assists with no turnovers in 19 minutes during the season-opener vs. Northwestern State (11/14) ... poured in a game-high 17 points against Dayton (11/20), going 5-of-11 from the field ... virtually unstoppable against Arizona State (12/6), scoring season high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the floor, including a 2-of-3 mark from 3-point line ... paced all players in points, rebounds (6), assists (6) and steals (6) during the win over Sun Devils and was named SEC Player of the Week on Dec. 8 for his efforts ... piled but 10 assists and eight rebounds in 34 minutes of action against Hartford (1/3) ... played 43 of 50 minutes against Kentucky (1/10), grabbing 10 rebounds for the first time in his career ... cracked the 20-point mark for the second time on the year in win against Mississippi State (1/13), making a season-high nine free throws ... hit three 3-pointers during a win at Tennessee (1/24) ... recorded first career double-double in win over Vanderbilt (1/31) finishing with 14 points and 10 assists ... nearly recorded a triple-double against the Commodores, collecting eight rebounds ... tallied 11 assists in win at Missouri (2/7), reaching double-digits in helpers for the second time in three games ... reached 20-point mark against Georgia (2/11), scoring 20 on 6-of-13 shooting including 2-for-4 performance from 3-point line ... continued to fill up the box score tallying nine assists, eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block in the win over Florida (2/14) ... dished out eight assists with only one turnover at South Carolina (2/21) ... a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, including a 4-of-4 mark from 3-point range, vs Auburn (2/28) ... topped the 20-point mark for the fourth time during the season in defeat at Florida (3/3), started the game 7-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from 3-point range … prior to the beginning of the year was named to Preseason All-SEC Team and the Bob Cousy Award Watch List … honored with the Chris Walker Hustle Award at the program’s end of the year banquet.
Emerged as one of the SEC’s most dynamic players during his season second in the Aggie program ... played in all 34 games during the season, starting all but one contest ... led the conference and appeared among the national leaders with 170 total assists and an average of 5.0 assists per game ... his assists total stood out as the sixth highest by an Aggie in a single season ... notched 69 steals to tie for the SEC lead and rank 27th in the country while also registering as the fifth-highest season total in the A&M record books ... also led the team in both playing time, logging 1,013 minutes (29.8 minutes per game), and blocked shots, collecting 28 ... enjoyed an impressive season debut against Buffalo (11/8), scoring 11 points while recording eight assists and zero turnovers ... finished with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Mississippi Valley State (11/11) ... also chipped in five assists, three blocks and two steals vs. the Delta Devils ... scored nine of his 11 points from the free throw line during a win over Rice (11/15) ... notched 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Prairie View A&M (11/19) ...enjoyed a solid outing during the win over McNeese State (12/14), finishing with 13 points and seven assists ... put together a solid all-around effort against UTPA (1/4) finishing with 13 points, six assists, four steals and three blocks ... became the first Aggie since Acie Law IV in 2007 to dish out more than 10 assists when he collected 11 against Arkansas (1/8) ... also chipped in four points, seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks vs. the Razorbacks ... contributed 12 points, eight assists and four steals during a road victory at Tennessee (1/11) ... recorded his 200th career assist during the contest at Mississippi State (1/18) ... also contributed 12 points vs. the Bulldogs ... notched three steals at Kentucky (1/21) to become the 18th member of Texas A&M’s 100-Steal Club ... just the fifth Aggie to eclipse the milestone in only two seasons ... reached double-digits in assists with 10 helpers against Mississippi State (2/5) ... scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field against Alabama (2/20) ... for the second straight contest, scored 14 points during the win over Tennessee (2/22) ... joined the 250-Assist Club with nine assists vs. Ole Miss (3/1) ... became just the 15th Aggie to reach the milestone and the eighth to do so in just two seasons ... enjoyed a career game vs. Missouri in the SEC Tournament (3/13), setting career-highs in points (28), 3-point baskets (5) and minutes played (50) ... dished out 10 assists during the CBI opening contest vs. Wyoming (3/19) ... named the Aggies’ Most Outstanding Player at the program’s annual awards banquet.
Enjoyed an impressive freshman campaign during which he played in all 33 contests, drawing 17 starts and averaging 24.7 minutes ... contributed 5.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while finishing with a team-leading 112 assists ... set a new high-water mark for steals by an A&M freshman with 61, breaking a record previously held by Todd Holloway (56 steals in 1983-84) ... ranked fifth in the SEC in steals and eighth in assists ... played 25 minutes during his Aggie debut in the season-opener against Louisiana Tech (11/9) ... scored 13 points in the win over Troy (11/12), while also adding five rebounds and four assists ... dished out a game-high six assists in the win over Northwestern State (11/26) ... drew his first career start at Houston (12/1), finishing with a game-best seven assists vs. the Cougars ... pulled down a season-high eight rebounds and set a personal-best with eight assists during the win over Army (12/29) ... led the Aggies in scoring with 12 points against No. 9 Florida (11/17) ... 11 of his 12 points against the Gators came after halftime ... returned to the starting line-up against No. 20 Missouri (2/7) and dished out a game-high six assists ... notched a season-high five steals at Georgia (2/9) ... logged a game-high six assists in the win over Ole Miss (2/13) ... enjoyed a highlight game during the win at Auburn (2/20), scoring a career-high 14 points while dishing out a personal-best eight assists ... tied his season high with eight assists to go along with seven rebounds at Ole Miss (2/27) ... scored a career-high-tying 14 points against Auburn in the opening round of the SEC Tournament (3/13).
A consensus four-star prospect and top-100 national recruit ... one of the country’s top shooting guards ... ranked as the No. 3 shooting guard in the state of Texas and No. 15 nationally by ESPN.com, ranked as the No. 9 shooting guard in the country by Scout.com ... ranked 10th in Texas and 84th overall in the entire class of 2012 by ESPN.com ... local standout who played at College Station’s A&M Consolidated High School for head coach Rick German ... helped lead the Tigers to a school record number of wins as a senior, reaching the area round of the postseason ... as a senior averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game and named TABC All-Regional and All-State as well as a TABC All-Star and district MVP ... two-time all-district selection ... earned the team’s academic award for the highest GPA ... also ran track in high school, becoming a regional qualifier ... received an invitation to the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp and NBA Players Association Camp ... played AAU ball for the Texas Ambassadors.
Alex Caruso is the son of Mike and Jackie Caruso ... born Feb. 28, 1994, in College Station, Texas ... grew up around the A&M program, spending many seasons as a ball boy for the Aggies ... father, Mike, played four years at Creighton and coached under Eddie Sutton and is currently an associate athletic director at Texas A&M ... has two sisters who are both Aggies, Megan, class of `14 and Emily, class of `18 ... majoring in sports management ... chose A&M over Colorado, Arizona State, Georgetown, Creighton, Nebraska, Oregon and Texas Tech among others.