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      Pee-Wee Gash
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Asheville, N.C.

High School:
Asheville

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 150

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2L

Major:
Psychology

2004-05 (Junior)
Saw action in five games, averaging 1.0 points per game ... Scored a career-high five points to go with a pair of assists in 11 minutes of action against Campbell (12/23/04) ... Celebrated his 21st birthday with three minutes of action against Alabama State (12/14/04) ... Grabbed a rebound against 15th-ranked Texas (11/24/04) at the Maui Invitational ... Saw action in both of Tennessee's exhibition games, scoring five points against Tusculum and then adding two more against Carson-Newman.

2003-04 (Sophomore)
Saw his first road action of the season at Georgia (2/21/04) ... Caused a thunderous ovation in Thompson-Boling Arena when he made an athletic mid-air adjustment and scored his first career points on a breakaway layup in the closing seconds of the Vols' win over Mississippi (2/18/04) ... Saw enough action to take two shots against Georgia (1/7/04) ... Played in the closing moments of the Vols' win over Tennessee Tech (12/22/03) ... Due to a leg injury, he did not dress out when UT played host to The Citadel (12/17/03) ... Saw action in both of Tennessee's exhibition games ... Scored two points in Tennessee's win over the Southeastern All-Stars ... Named to ESPN The Magazine's All-World B. Free (best names) team.

2002-03 (Freshman)
Logged a career-high five minutes played in the Vols' win over UMass (2/5/03) ... Recorded his first career steal against UT Martin (12/30/02) ... Brought the crowd to its feet when he entered the game against VMI (11/25/02) ... Also saw action against Western Carolina (12/23/02) where he gathered a rebound ... Saw four minutes of action against BC Cesis of Latvia in the exhibition portion of Tennessee's schedule ... Scored two points on a pair of free throws and dished out two assists without a turnover.

High School
Averaged 24.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in leading Asheville High School to an 18-9 record as a senior ... Led Asheville to the second round of the state playoffs ... Averaged 19.1 points as a junior and 16 points per game as a sophomore ... Earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honors in 2001 as a second baseman on the baseball diamond ... A member of the National Honor Society ... A North Carolina Scholar ... Coached by Robert Moore.

Personal
Born: Dec. 14, 1983, in Asheville, N.C. ... Full name: Richard Samuel Gash ... Academic major: psychology ... Parents are Rick and Olivia Gash ... Got the nickname Pee-Wee from his parents before he was born ... Became a fan favorite before the warmups were over during Tennessee's first exhibition game of his freshman season ... A member of the National Honor Society in high school ... Lists his most humbling moment as losing his last high school game.

Career Highs
Points5 vs. Campbell (12/23/04)
Rebounds 1 Three times; last vs. Coastal Carolina (1/2/05)
Assists 2 vs. Campbell (12/23/04)
Blocks 0
Steals 1 vs. UT Martin (12/30/02)
Field Goals Made 2 vs. Campbell (12/23/04)
Field Goals Attempted 5 vs. Campbell (12/23/04)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 1 vs. Campbell (12/23/04)
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted4vs. Campbell (12/23/04)
Free Throws Made 0
Free Throws Attempted 0
Minutes 11 vs. Campbell (12/23/04)

Career Statistics
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rebs Avg PF Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2003 5-0 10 0-4 .000 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 1 0.2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.0
2004 7-0 8 1-5 .200 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0 0.0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.3
2005 5-0 19 2-7 .286 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 2 0.4 3 3 3 0 0 5 1.0
Totals 17-0 37 3-16 .188 1-11 .091 0-0 .000 3 0.2 6 5 4 0 1 7 0.4
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