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A.J. Staton-McCray

position

Guard

Height

6-5

Weight

195 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Junior

Hometown

Delray Beach, Fla.

High School

West Oaks Academy (Fla.)

Previous School

Samford

Twitter

@nauticaman_aj

Instagram

@ajaystaton5

A.J. Staton-McCray - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Honors & Accolades

  • 2023-24 Southern Conference All-Defensive Team
  • 2023-24 Southern Conference Third Team
  • 2020-21 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team
2023-24 (Redshirt Junior – Samford)
  • Southern Conference All-Defensive Team member
  • Southern Conference Third Team honoree
  • Appeared in 31 of 35 games, making 27 starts
  • Averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest
  • Recorded 18 double-digit outings and one double-double
  • Finished fifth in SoCon in steals (1.6) and sixth in free throw percentage (.835)
  • Set new career high in scoring (29) against Chattanooga
2022-23 (Redshirt Sophomore – Samford)
  • Played in 31 games, while earning the starting nod 11 times
  • Averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game
  • Shot 45 percent from the floor and 77 percent from the charity stripe
  • Posted a field-goal efficiency of 50 percent in SoCon play, while averaging 10.3 points per game
  • Led the SoCon with an average of 1.8 steals per game
  • Tallied three or more steals on eight occasions and grabbed five steals in a game twice
  • Scored 10 or more points nine times, with a season-high 18 points at Western Carolina on Feb. 1
2021-22 (Sophomore – Samford)
  • Played in just three games before being sidelined the rest of the season due to injury
2020-21 (Freshman – Samford)
  • Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team after playing in all 19 games for the Bulldogs while making 14 starts
  • Averaged 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game
  • Scored in double figures 10 times including a career-high 23 points versus Belhaven (12/21)
  • Dished out 32 assists on the season
  • Recorded a team-high 30 steals
  • Finished the season ranked second in the SoCon steals per game (1.7) and 30th overall in scoring
High School
  • Named First-Team All-SIAA at West Oaks Academy in Florida
  • Averaged 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals per game as a senior
  • Team was ranked in the top 10 in the nation
  • Won a state championship as a junior at Blanche Ely High School
  • Named the MVP of the state tournament as a junior
  • Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals