One of three captains along with Skylard Owens and Troy Murphy...has played in 21 games this season...very knowledgeable player who adjusted to college game last season and competed for playing time...hard-nosed competitor who has ability to score...has a good mid-range jump shot and can play in the low post.
AS A SENIOR: Started the Syracuse game (March 1) for senior night...scored three points in five minutes...had six points in win over St. Francis (Pa.) (Nov. 20)...also had three rebounds...came off the bench to score four points against Siena (Nov. 18) along with two rebounds and a career-high three assists...had four points in three minutes of action vs. Valparaiso (Dec. 8) and four points in 11 minutes vs. St. Peter?s (Dec. 31).
Senior forward who played in 23 games last season ... made his first career start vs. Villanova (Jan. 16) ... very knowledgeable player who adjusted to college game last season and competed for playing time...hard-nosed competitor who has ability to score...has a good mid-range jump shot and can play in the low post.
AS A JUNIOR: Came off the bench and played 10 minutes vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 19) and also played 10 minutes vs. Rutgers (Jan. 23) ... had a career-high nine points vs. the Wildcats with four rebounds and an assist ... scored six points against Pittsburgh (Jan. 5) ... scored three points against Central Michigan (Dec. 5), Stetson (Dec. 21) and St. Francis (Dec. 27) and two against Duke (Nov. 26), Villanova (Jan. 7) and Miami (Jan. 9) ... grabbed a career-high six rebounds versus Stetson ... also had four rebounds vs. St. Francis.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 22 games coming off the bench, scoring in 10 of them ... had a career-high seven points vs. Georgetown (Feb. 7)...scored six points and made three steals in win over Northeastern (Nov. 25).
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see any action in 1996-97.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was the all-time leading scorer in the history of Don Bosco Prep with 1,533 points...suffered a summer injury in '96 that required over 60 stitches in his leg after cutting himself while exercising...played for head coaches Kevin Deverio and Dennis Gregory at Don Bosco...averaged 21 points per game as a senior with 12 rebounds per contest...shot 55 percent from the floor and 82 percent from the free-throw line...as a junior, averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game...had single-game career highs of 37 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists...had 19 double-doubles as a senior and 23 as a junior...made 36 straight free throws at one point during senior year...was a four-time all-league pick and earned all-Bergen County first team honors as a senior and third-team honors as a sophomore and junior...played on same AAU team (Patterson all-stars) as former Villanova standout Tim Thomas as team was New Jersey runner-up twice...also lettered in baseball...plays the piano and the saxophone...had a 3.6 grade-point average in high school...full name is Todd William Palmer...born 11-29-79 in Englewood, N.J. ...enrolled in College of Business Administration with a major in accounting and computer applications.
Todd Palmer's Career Statistics
Game-By-Game in '97-'98
|Sam Houston State||3||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0|
Game-By-Game in '98-'99
|St. Francis (N.Y.)||10||1-2||0-0||1-1||0||4||4||0||0||1||3||3|
Palmer's Career Highs
|Points:||9 vs. Villanova (2), 1998-99|
|Field Goals:||3 on two occasions|
|Field Goals Attempted:||7 vs. Villanova (2), 1998-99|
|Field-Goal Percentage:||1.000 on eight occasions|
|Free Throws:||4 vs. Connecticut (1), 1997-98|
|Free Throws Attempted:||4 on three occasions|
|Free-Throw Percentage:||1.000 on six occasions|
|Rebounds:||6 vs. Stetson, 1998-99|
|Assists:||2 vs. Rutgers, 1998-99|
|Blocked Shots:||1 on four occasions|
|Steals:||3 on two occasions|
|Minutes:||26 vs. Villanova (2), 1998-99|