2015-16 Men's Basketball Roster
#32 Steve Vasturia
Weight 212 lbs.
Hometown Medford, N.J.
High School St. Joseph's Prep
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- 2017 ACC All-Tournament Second Team
- 2017 All-ACC Honorable Mention
- 2017 Reese’s College All-Star (East)
- Jerry West Award Watch List Finalist (Nation’s Top SG) (Jan. 31, 2017)
- ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 16, 2017)
- 2017 Notre Dame Captain Award
- 2016 Legends Classic All-Tournament Team
- 2015 ACC All-Tournament First Team
- 2015 & 2016 Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year
- 2014 Notre Dame Newcomer of the Year
- ACC Rookie of the Week (Jan. 6, 2014)
SENIOR SEASON (2016-17):
- Established the Notre Dame single-season free throw percentage record in 2016-17, shooting 91-100 at the charity stripe for a .910 percentage.
- Finished his career at Notre Dame ranked second in free throw percentage (.853), second in games played (137), third in consecutive starts (117), 10th in three-point field goals attempted (521),14th in steals (128),18th in assists (331) and 22nd in scoring (1,400 points).
- Second player at Notre Dame to score 1,000 points, post 300 assists and shoot over .850 from the free throw line (Chris Thomas).
- Scored 18 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3FG range against Florida State in the ACC semifinals.
- All-around efforts in the ACC tournament earned him his second ACC all-tournament spot of his career (also in 2015).
- Displayed his all-around game at Boston College with 15 points, a team-high 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
- Team leader who has made clutch late-game plays in all of the five ACC victories to begin conference play.
- Named ACC Player of the Week on Monday, Jan. 16, after averaging 15.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 5.0 apg in Notre Dame’s two road victories at Miami and Virginia Tech.
- Has started a team-high 112 consecutive games, becoming the fourth Notre Dame player to start 100 consecutive games in a career.
- Logged a team-high 18 points and four 3FG – all four coming in the second half at No. 10/12 Florida State.
- Scored a team-high 20 points at Virginia Tech, including a momentum swinging three-point field goal with 5:07 left to break a 59-59 tie in eventual 76-71 victory.
- Made the game-clinching play yet again at Miami, putting the Irish up 3 with :08 seconds remaining on a driving runner in the lane with just :03 remaining on the shot clock.
- Connected on 32 consecutive FT attempts at one point this season (missed first FTA of season, then converted the next 32).
- Continued his late game heroics against Clemson, hitting a corner 3FG with 1:45 remaining to erase a one-point Tiger lead, giving the Irish a 67-66 lead in an eventual 75-70 victory.
- Led the Irish to victory over No. 9/9 Louisville with a career-high 24 points, including a game-clinching pull-up jumper with 19 seconds remaining to put the Irish ahead 73-68.
- Delivered several late-game plays to deliver Notre Dame’s ACC-opening victory at Pittsburgh in overtime: with 0:25 left in regulation, hit two free throws to push the game into overtime after the Irish stopped Pittsburgh on its final possession; scored Notre Dame’s first FG of overtime, then assisted on Bonzie Colson’s jumper for ND’s second FG of the extra frame; ended the game with two consecutive 3FGs – one at 1:13 to tie the game at 75-75, then the game winner with 2.5 remaining.
- Including the assist to Colson in overtime at Pitt, played a role (either scoring or assisting) on all 12 of Notre Dame’s final points in the game.
- Posted second 20-point scoring effort of the season in the win over Fort Wayne, leading the Irish with 21 points and shooting 8-of-8 at the free throw line.
- Continued his great all-around effort with 22 points in the victory over Iowa, while also grabbing a career-best nine rebounds, hitting all seven of his free throw attempts and reaching at least three assists for the sixth time in seven games.
- Scored 19 points in the victory over Chicago State, along with three assists and three steals.
- With his 18th point against Northwestern, became the 59th Notre Dame player to score 1,000 points in a career.
- Paced the Irish with 18 points, eight rebounds (seven defensive), three assists and three steals in the Legends Classic championship game against Northwestern – earning all-tournament team honors.
- Scored 17 points with three assists and along with a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line in the Legends Classic semifinal with Colorado.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16):
- Overcame a tough shooting day to score five of Notre Dame’s 14 points in the overtime win over Duke (3/10/16) in the ACC Quarterfinals.
- Scored a career-high 22 points in Notre Dame’s victory at Duke (1/16/16), while matching his career-best with four three-point field goals.
- Stepped into the point guard role for the Irish in the absence of Demetrius Jackson during the games with Boston College (1/23/16) and Syracuse (1/28/16).
- Posted double figures in 25 of 36 games and has made a team-high 86 consecutive starts.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15):
- Reached double figures in 21 contests.
- Registered the first 20-point performance of his career when he led the Irish with 20 points in a win over Butler (3/21/15) in third round of the NCAA Championship, a victory that sent Notre Dame into the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. Connected on 6-11 shots from the field and grabbed six rebounds while playing a career-high 43 minutes in the overtime victory.
- Scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds In an overtime win against Georgia Tech (1/3/15) at Purcell Pavilion.
- Named to the ACC All-Tournament First Team after averaging 13.0 points per game and shooting over 52.0 percent from the field in Notre Dame’s victories over Miami (3/12/15), Duke (3/13/15) and North Carolina (3/14/15) as the Irish claimed the program’s first ACC Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14):
- Played in 27 contests and made 12 starts during the season.
- Came off the bench to score nine points and grab four rebounds in a 79-77 Irish victory over Duke (1/4/14) in the program’s first Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Joyce Center.
- Earned ACC rookie-of-the-week honors for his performance against the Blue Devils as he connected on three three-pointers (on five attempts) in the game.
- Netted double figures for the first time in his career in 61-55 loss at number one-ranked Syracuse (2/3/14).
- Concluded his career at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Pa., as school’s all-time career scoring leader with 1,766 career points.
- Had his No. 32 jersey retired at school’s Kelly Fieldhouse following his senior season, only the third athlete in school history and first basketball player to receive that honor at St. Joseph’s Prep.
- Two-time honoree (junior and senior season) as Catholic League’s Most Valuable Player.
- Named Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.
- Led Hawks to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state semifinals in 2013.
- First St. Joseph’s Prep player to be named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year.
- Played for the Jersey Shore Warriors AAU Team.
- Full name is Stephen Paul Vasturia.
- Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Son of John and Kathleen Vasturia, along with older brother Patrick and younger brother Michael.
- Father John played baseball and football at Pennsylvania and mother Kathleen played basketball at Dickinson College.
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in Management Consulting.