#15 Colin Falls
SENIOR SEASON (2006-07):
Second-leading scorer with a 15.3 scoring average … Notre Dame and the BIG EAST Conference’s most prolific three-pointer shooter … finished career as top Irish three-point shooter with 331 three-point field goals … also became the BIG EAST’s leading three-point shooter with 189 … played in all but two games during his career as a three-year starter (121 of 123 games) … leading three-point shooter for the Irish in three straight season … started 90 of the 121 games he played … 46th player in Notre Dame history to score 1,000 points … netted 20-plus points in nine games and scored in double figures in all but four games … First Team All-BIG EAST selection … NABC District 10 second team honoree … finished with 1,387 career points and an 11.5 career scoring average.
JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06):
Has played in every game (91) during his Notre Dame career and has been in the starting lineup on 60 occasions … averaged career-best 13.8 points per game as second-leading scorer … also netted double figures on 18 occasions and in 35 games during his career one of two players (in addition to Torin Francis) to start all 30 games in 2005-06 … set Notre Dame single-season record with 102 three-pointers … became the first Irish players to make more than 100 three-pointers in a single season with his four three-pointers against Vanderbilt … first player in school history with 90-plus three-pointers in two seasons … topped the 20-point mark on seven occasions … scored a career-high 32 points versus Seton Hall (first 30-plus point performance of his career) as he connected on a career-high 10 field (on 17 attempts) and eight three-pointers (matching a career-best and school record he shares) … followed that performance up with a 23-point effort versus Connecticut as he made nine field goals on a career-high 19 attempts and was 5-14 from three-point range … the 55 points in the two outings were the most points he scored in back-to-back games and marked the second time in his career and this season that he scored 20-plus points in back-to-back outings … connected on six three-pointers and finished with 21 points in loss to Georgetown in first round of BIG EAST Tournament … held scoreless for just the eighth time in his career in loss to Michigan as he was 0-3 from the field in third game of the season … in subsequent game against Alabama on the road, he connected on seven three-pointers, including six in the first half and finished with 24 pointers … scored a season-high 26 points against DePaul on 8-13 from the field and 6-11 from three-point range … followed performance against Blue Demons with 18-point effort against Syracuse as all six of his field goal were from three-point range … registered first career-double in that contest as well as he finished with a career-high 10 assists … scored 24 points, hitting on 8-12 from the field and 5-9 from three-point range against Providence and then finished with 21 points, hitting 6-14 from beyond the arc, against Marquette which marked the first time in his career that he registered 20-plus points in back-to-back outings … scored 18 points in double overtime loss to Georgetown … hit four-point play (three-pointer and free throw) with one second remaining in regulation to send the game into first overtime session … the 108-point total five consecutive versus DePaul (26), Syracuse (18), Providence (24), Marquette (21) and Georgetown (18) was highest five-game point total of his career … held to just nine points in double-overtime loss to Pittsburgh on the road but connected on two three-pointers in final 19 seconds of regulations to send the game into overtime … scored 18 points on the road hitting six three-pointers and matched career-best with five rebounds in one-point loss at West Virginia … held to just five points in second meeting with DePaul, but hit a key three-pointer near the end of the contest that helped ensure the victory over the Blue Demons … scored 15 points in first-round win over Vanderbilt in National Invitation Tournament … was been fouled a total of eight times while shooting the three-pointer and has converted on 16-22 from the free-throw line following being fouled … finished 13th nationally in three-point field percentage with 3.4 per game.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05):
Played in all 29 contests, and made starts in each of the last 22 games … averaged 12.6 points and 2.1 rebounds … scored a career-high 28 points when he connected on a career-high eight three-pointers against Pittsburgh in regular-season finale … the eight three-pointers also tied a school record… hit 8-16 from the field overall and 8-14 from three-point range against the Panthers … scored 20-plus points in four contests and reached double figures in 15 games … his 93 three three-pointers were the most-ever by a Notre Dame sophomore … his six-game double-digit scoring streak early in the season was a career-high … matched personal best with 23-point performance in Notre Dame’s win over previously unbeaten Boston College as he connected on a personal-best 8-14 shots and was 7-12 (also a career-high) from three-point range … scored a career-high 23 points in win over St. John’s as he connected on a personal best six three-pointers … netted first 20-point performance of his career when he registered a then career-high 20 points against DePaul … finished 7-10 from the field and 5-7 from three-point range … followed that with a game-high 16-point effort against Army as he finished 5-9 from the field and 3-7 from three-point range … dished off a career-best five assists against the Cadets … prior to the DePaul game all of his field goals (8) and attempts (20) for the season had been from three-point range … 3-4 against IPFW and 3-7 versus Michigan from three-point range … ripped down a season-high five rebounds against Marist … scored 17 points on 5-9 shooting versus Western Illinois … tallied 19 points, including the game-winning three-pointer with four seconds remaining, in the BIG EAST opener versus Seton Hall … led Irish in scoring for the fourth time this season with 19-point effort against West Virginia … has scored in double figures in 18 career games and on 13 occasions this season. … hit three-pointer that gave the Irish the lead (54-53) with six seconds remaining in eventual loss at Georgetown … played all 40 minutes for the first time in his career in Notre Dame’s loss to Syracuse and finished with nine points … had 13 points and tied a career-high with three steals against Georgetown … hit 6-12 shots from the field and 6-10 from three-point range in scoring a team-high 19 points … also played in entire game against Holy Cross when he finished with 18 points … led the Irish in scoring in nine contests.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04):
Only freshman to see action in all 32 games during the 2003-04 campaign … averaged 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing an average of 15.6 minutes per game and earning starts in eight games … became long-range shooting threat for the Irish with 37 of his 47 total field goals coming from three-point range … produced game-winning three-pointer with 15.8 seconds remaining in Notre Dame’s victory over West Virginia in the first round of the 2004 BIG EAST Championship … netted double figures on five occasions, including career bests of 12 points twice … his first 12-point performance came against DePaul as he hit 4-8 from the field — all from three-point range…earned first career start against Central Michigan and started each of the Notre Dame’s first two BIG EAST games versus West Virginia and Villanova … matched his career-high against Villanova with all 12 of his points coming in the first half and from three-point range … shot a season-high 80.0 percent from the field, nailing 4-5 from three-point range … in first career start, which came against Central Michigan, scored 11 points … also had 11 points in Notre Dame’s win at Saint John’s where he was 4-5 from the field, including 3-4 from three-point rang e … in loss at Connecticut, scored 10 points and grabbed three bounds…on nine occasions, played 20-plus minutes … played a career-high 33 minutes against Central Michigan and also played 30 minutes in win over Quinnipiac … missed his first seven three-point attempts and finally nailed his first shot from beyond the arc in first half of loss to CMU … netted nine points in win over American and scored eight points in loss to Indiana and in win over Quinnipiac … grabbed a season-high five boards versus Mount St. Mary’s and Quinnipiac … netted six points in loss at Rutgers … scored seven points and dished off a career-high three assists versus Morehead State … came off the bench and played 16 minutes against Virginia Tech, scoring five points and dishing off two assists … averaged 4.7 points in Notre Dame’s three NIT games … scored six points against both Purdue and Oregon.
Averaged 25.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in final scholastic campaign … a four-year letter winner at Loyola Academy, he finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,045 career points … holder of seven school records — three point field goals made (209), free throws made (548), free throw percentage (.840), rebounds (569), assists (242) and steals (152) … had best performance of prep career in final scholastic season when he poured in 51 points versus Prospect High School … two-time all-state selection … garnered first team all-state honors from the News Gazette in `0 3 … a four-time Chicago Catholic League all-conference choice and three-time first-team honoree … served as team captain in final two scholastic campaigns … averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists during his junior year and earned second-team all-state honors … named MVP of the Wheeling Christmas Tournament and Niles West Tournament after leading Loyola to team title during the 2001-02 campaign … named the Chicago Catholic League of the Year as a sophomore after averaging 17.0 points and helping his team to a 23-6 record and regional championship … in the summer of ’01, he played with Irish sophomore Rick Cornette on the Illinois Warriors AAU squad that captured the 17-and-under national championship title … played for the East team in EA Sports Roundball Classic which lost to the West squad 120-119 … in 22 minutes, scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and dished off two assists … also played in the Chicago Catholic League All-Star Game … played for John O’Loughlin and Bryan Tucker.
Brother Brendan played on the Lawrence University basketball team … full name is Colin James Falls … middle child of three children … son of Don and Ann Falls … born 6-9-85 in Chicago, Ill… graduated in May of 2007 from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in management entrepreneurship.