Nov. 10, 2006
Notre Dame, Ind. – Senior Colin Falls (Park Ridge, Ill.) and junior Rob Kurz (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) have been named captains for the 2006-07 Notre Dame men’s basketball season. The two were selected by a vote of the squad’s 13 players.
“Since we ended the 2005-06 season last March these two guys that have led us in the locker room and on the court,” Irish head coach Mike Brey says. “Their voices have been the loudest with our team and each of them has shown a great deal of leadership. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have other leaders on this team, but I think that their leadership has been the strongest. Colin and Rob have established themselves and understand the responsibility of being the captains of this team.”
Falls has played in all 91 games during his career and made 60 starts. He owns a career scoring average of 10.2 points per game and has established himself as one of the most prolific three-point shooters in school history. Falls set the single season three-point mark last season with 102 to become the first player at Notre Dame with 100-plus three-pointers and finished the season ranked eighth nationally in that category. He also is the only Irish player to make 90-plus three-pointers in two seasons after making 92 in his sophomore season. Falls heads into the ’05-’06 campaign needing just 73 points for 1,000 and 71 three-pointers to become the school’s all-time three-point field goal leader.
Last season, Falls was the second-leading scorer with a career-best 13.8 scoring average. He shot 39.9 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from three-point range.
After playing in just 14 games as a freshman and averaging 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds, Kurz saw action in all 30 contests and made 12 starts. He averaged 6.4 points and was the second-leading rebounds at 5.1 rebounds per game while averaging 21.3 minutes per game. Kurz shot 46.6 percent from the field and 44.0 percent from three-point range.