13th Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony celebrates achievements during 2013-14 school year
Three-time Irish captain receives award at third annual An Evening With Notre Dame Basketball event.
Notre Dame falls to North Carolina, 63-61
Notre Dame making first trip to Chapel Hill since 1993.
Notre Dame falls to Pittsburgh, 85-81, in overtime.
Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Notre Dame defeats Providence to finish third in the BIG EAST Conference regular season standings and secures a double-bye in the conference tournament.
Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech
USATSI gallery, men's basketball
Notre Dame vs. Clemson
Notre Dame vs. Syracuse (USATSI)
Notre Dame men's basketball
Returned for a fifth season in 2013-14 ... played in 99 career contests in an the charity stripe versus the Cyclones. Irish uniform and earned 26 starts ... scored 365 points (3.7 ppg.) and grabbed 244 rebounds (2.5) ... finished his career with 59 blocked shots ... owned a 50.5 percent career field-goal percentage (154-305) ... started 23 of 55 games in final two seasons ... scored in double figures in eight career contests.
FIFTH SEASON (2013-14): Along with teammates Eric Atkins, Pat Connaughton and Garrick Sherman, served as a captain during the 2013-14 campaign ... appeared in 27 games and made seven starts in his final season in an Irish uniform ... scored 105 points (3.9 ppg.) and grabbed 85 rebounds (3.1 rpg.) ... also finished with 16 blocked shots, 11 assists, and nine steals ... connected on 45-84 from the field (.536) and 15-22 (.682) from the free-throw line ... played 384 minutes and (14.2 mpg.) ... started first four games of the season against Miami (Ohio), Stetson, Indiana State and Santa Clara ... also earned starts against North Dakota State, Canisius, at Virginia and Pittsburgh ... scored in double figures in two contests ... led Notre Dame in rebounding three times in final seven contests of the season ... grabbed a season-high nine rebounds at Boston College, hauled in six rebounds at Miami and eight at home against Georgia Tech ... also netted 10 points in win at Boston College ... in both double-figure scoring efforts of the season connected on 5-7 shots from the field ... blocked a season-high two shots versus Boston College and Georgia Tech ... finished with six points in win over Georgia Tech at home, in addition to playing a season-high 23 minutes ... netted eight points and grabbed four rebounds in win over Indiana in the Crossroads Classic .. scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds versus Army.
SENIOR SEASON (2012-13): Appeared in 28 games, including 16 starts ... posted career-high marks in points (154/5.5 ppg.), rebounds (97/3.5 rpg.), blocked shots (26), assists (21) and steals (8) ... played a career-high 489 minutes (17.5 mpg.) ... received the team's most improved player award ... was 64-131 (.489) from the field and 26-35 (.743) from the free-throw line ... scored in double figures six times ... averaged 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... started the final 16 games of the season ... first start of the campaign occurred in a 73-65 win at USF and he recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots ... was 8-10 from the field against the Bulls ... in the following game he scored 10 points and hauled down four boards in a career-high 33 minutes of action to help the Irish top Villanova, 65-60 ... was 5-7 from the field and finished with 11 points in a 71-54 setback at Providence ... produced a solid all-around performance in a 62-41 victory over Cincinnati as he deposited 12 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor, pulled down seven rebounds, dished out three assists along with two steals and one blocked shot ... scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best nine boards in a 69-61 triumph over Rutgers in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship ... made a career-high six free throws (on seven attempts) against the Scarlet Knights ... shared team-high honors in points with 14 in a 76-58 loss to Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA Championship ... was 4-4 from Returned for a fifth season in 2013-14 ... played in 99 career contests in an the charity stripe versus the Cyclones.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12): Played in a career-high 30 games, including three starts ... notched 86 points (2.9 ppg.), 46 rebounds (1.5 rpg.), 14 assists, 15 blocked shots and seven steals ... totaled 266 minutes (8.9 mpg.) on the court ... made his first career start in the Maryland contest ... also earned starts against Maine and Dartmouth ... scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots in 25 minutes of action in a 65-47 win over Dartmouth ... made four free throws (on four attempts) against the Big Green ... deposited nine points in a 106-65 besting of Sacred Heart ... played in 16 of the team's 18 regular-season BIG EAST contests ... grabbed six rebounds at St. John's ... tallied six points and three boards against Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... scored four points and had two assists against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Championship ... also had two assists versus Sam Houston State, Maine and Sacred Heart.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11): Played in 14 games ... registered 20 points (1.4 ppg.) and 16 rebounds (1.1 rpg.) ... had three assists and two blocked shots ... made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Georgia Southern and was a perfect 3-3 from the field and 1-1 from the free-throw line en route to seven points in the Irish victory ... also had four rebounds in his Irish debut ... matched his season-high total with seven points in a win over UMBC ... also hauled down a season-best five rebounds against UMBC ... played a season-high nine minutes against both Georgia Southern and UMBC ... played in six BIG EAST regular season games and one conference tournament contest ... scored his first BIG EAST points in a win at DePaul ... hauled in one rebound in the third-round NCAA Championship contest versus Florida State.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10): Did not see game action during the 2009-2010 season.
AWARDS AND HONORS: Notre Dame Athletics Community Champion Award (2014) ... Notre Dame Men's Basketball Community Service Award presented by the Saint Joseph Valley Regional Medical Center (2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014) ... Notre Dame Most Improved Player Award (2013). HIGH SCHOOL: Concluded his career as the all-time leading scorer at Dirigo High School with 1,326 career points ... four-year letter winner under head coach Gavin Kane ... captained team in his senior season ... honored as the Maine Mr. Basketball as well as a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee ... was selected Lewiston Sun Journal Player of the Year as a senior ... also named Most Outstanding Player by the Maine Sunday Telegram in final scholastic season ... Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2009 after averaging 22.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.5 blocked shots, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals ... two-time all-state honoree ... garnered all-conference honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... named outstanding player of the Western Maine Classic Tournament ... helped Dirigo to three conference championships (2007-09) and a regional title in `09 while compiling a 76-11 (.874) record ... posted back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2007-08 and 2008-09 and finished 20-2 and 21-2, respectively ... played in the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge ... selected and attended Reebok All-American Camp ... led his AAU team to an 11th-place finish at the AAU Junior Nationals in `07 ... averaged 16.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots as a junior and netted 13.4 points and 7.5 boards in his sophomore season.
PERSONAL: Full name is Thomas Francis Knight ... the third of five children ... has an older brother Kevin and an older sister Holly, in addition to two younger sisters Hannah and Rachel ... was a member of the Dirigo High School Student Council ... son of Karl and Kathy Knight ... mother was a track and cross country runner for the University of Maine, while father played basketball at Bowdoin College ... born in Farmington, Maine... Notre Dame Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) officer ... served as the SAAC Monogram Board liaison along with being the ACC SAAC representative ... participated in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a degree in management consulting.
Knight's Career Conference