Position
Guard
Height
6'2
Weight
172 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
McIntyre, Ga.
High School
Wilkinson County HS

(updated 5/5/05)

SENIOR SEASON (2004-05)
Came off the bench in all 30 games to average 18.9 minutes a game, averaging 2.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game with an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 … Played over 20 minutes in 13 games this season … Had six assists against McNeese State (12-13) and at Arkansas (2-12), both games with just one turnover and had five assists on four occasions … Hit 9-of-28 three-point field goals … Finished his career averaging 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds with 209 total assists and just 132 turnovers … Made 27 career three pointers … Played 98 games in his career and started 39 and appeared in a post-season tournament all four years of his career.

JUNIOR SEASON (2003-04)
Started 26 of 29 games this season (including 15-of-16 conference games), averaging just under 25 minutes a contest … Averaged 4.1 points, 3.0 assists and 2.4 rebounds a game … With 88 assists and 62 turnovers, it marked the fifth consecutive year the primary starting LSU point guard had more assists than turnovers at the end of the year … Against Troy State (11-26), he had his first career double figure scoring game with 11 points (4-of-8 FGs, including three treys) … SEC high of nine this year came against Kentucky (2-29) … Made 12 treys … Five games of five or more assists … Only five games of more turnovers than assists.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002-03)
Had seen action in just seven games and just 33 minutes of playing time before being inserted for the final 11 minutes of the game at Alabama (Feb. 1) … He would start the remaining 13 games of the season, playing almost 290 minutes as LSU won nine of the 13 games … Whipple averaged 2.7 points per game for the season for the 22 games he played in, 1.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game … Average went up 1.4 points in the 13 games he started … In his starts, had four or more assists in six games, including six at Auburn and five against Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament … Scored eight points at Tennessee, seven against Centenary … Hit 20-of-38 field goal attempts, including five treys.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001-02)
Averaged 5.8 minutes in the 18 games he participated in as a freshman, averaging 0.8 points per game, and 0.7 rebounds and assists … Best game was against Southern University (Nov. 19) when he played 10 minutes, hitting all three of his field-goal attempts, including one from outside the three-point arc and both of his free throw attempts for a high of nine points … Also would score against Northwestern State (2 points, Dec. 2) and at Ole Miss (3 points, Jan. 23) … Had two assists against Mercer (Nov. 25), Nicholls State (Nov. 30) and at Florida (Jan.16).

PRIOR TO LSU
Averaged 20.8 points per game, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals in his senior season at Wilkinson County High in Irwinton, Ga. … Dr. Aaron Geter was high school basketball coach … Also played quarterback in high school, earning All-State honors … Team won two basketball state championships in 1999 and 2000 … Named the Player of the Year in the Georgia prep classification in 1999 and 2001 … Named Middle Georgia Player of the Year in 2001 by the Macon Telegraph and three-time All-State first team as selected by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

PERSONAL
Born in Dublin, Ga., on Nov. 30, 1982 … Full name is Xavier Cordell Whipple … Right handed … Parents are Andrew and Natalie Underwood … Two sisters: Shana, Natalia … Decided to attend LSU because “I liked the campus atmosphere and the coaches, and players who are all good guys” … Likes to watch TV to relax … Favorite female singer is Whitney Houston and favorite TV show is “Martin” … Michael Jordan is favorite NBA player … Major is sociology.

WHIPPLE’S CAREER TOTALS

Year G/GS Min. FG/FGA FG% 3FG/FGA 3FG% FT/FTA Pct. Reb-Avg. PF/D A TO BLK STL PTS-AVG
2001-02 18-0 104 5-15 .333 1-6 .167 3-5 .600 12-0.7 9-0 12 9 0 3 14-0.8
2002-03 21-13 320 20-38 .526 5-14 .357 12-18 .667 26-1.2 23-0 39 28 2 8 57-2.7
2003-04 29-26 718 36-108 .333 12-50 .240 36-47 .766 69-2.4 44-0 88 62 6 17 120-4.1
2004-05 30-0 568 22-53 .415 9-28 .321 10-17 .588 50-1.7 33-0 70 32 2 15 63-2.1
Totals 98-39 1710 83-214 .388 27-98 .276 61-87 .701 157-1.6 109-0 209 132 10 43 254-2.6

Xavier Whipple’s Career Highs
Points — 11, vs. Troy State, 11-26-03
Rebounds — 6, vs. Arkansas, 1-6-04
FGM — 4, vs. Troy State, 11-26-03
FGA — 8, twice
3-PT FGM — 3, vs. Troy State, 11-26-03
3-PT FGA — 5, vs. South Miss, 12-20-03
FTM — 5, vs. McNeese State, 11-24-03
FTA — 8, vs. Arkansas, 2-7-04
Assists — 6, four times
Blocks — 3, vs. McNeese State, 11-24-03
Steals — 3, at Tennessee, 2-8-03
Minutes Played — 32, vs. Arkansas, 1-6-04

Highest Scoring Games
1. 11, vs. Troy State, 11-26-03
2. 9 — vs. Southern, 11-19-01
2. 9 — vs. Kentucky, 2-29-04
4. 8 — at Houston, 12-21-04
4. 8 — at Tennessee, 3-1-03
4. 8 — vs. Mississippi State, 1-17-04
4. 8 — at Alabama, 1-31-04
8. 7 — six times

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