12 - Justin Rutty
Justin Rutty
Height: 6-7
Weight: 240
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Newburgh, N.Y.
High School: Newburgh Free Academy
Position: F

As A Junior In 2009-10:
Named Quinnipiac's first-ever Northeast Conference Player of the Year, earning the honor from both the NEC and CollegeInsider.com ... Earned Connecticut 6 Player of the Year ... Selected to the first team by the NEC and National Association of Basketball Coaches District 18, as well as Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Third Team ... Averaged 15.3 points (8th - NEC) and ranked eighth nationally at 10.9 rebounds per game (1st - NEC), becoming one of just 20 players in NCAA Division I to average a double-double ... Finished the season with 17 double-doubles to push his career total to 30, most in Quinnipiac Division I history ... Ended the season ranked second nationally in offensive rebounds per game for the second straight season at 4.9 per game ... Scored his 1,000th career point on 2/11 against St. Francis (N.Y.), and stood 23rd in Quinnipiac history with 1,158 points at the end of the 2009-10 season ... Became Quinnipiac's Division I Rebounding King, passing Bill Romano '02 (580) on 1/9 ... At season's end, Rutty had 798 career rebounds, 15th all-time in the NEC ... Finished the season with 505 points, 19th-most in program single-season history, sixth-most in program Division I history ... Made 205 field goals, third-most in program Division I single-season history ... Had double-doubles in five straight games (1/24-2/6), and followed with seven consecutive double-doubles, spanning 2/18 to 3/10 ... Named NEC Player of the Week and Connecticut 6 Player of the Week twice each ... Scored a season-high 30 points to go along with 15 rebounds at Rhode Island, 12/8 ... Had 26 points to go along with 14 rebounds against Central Connecticut, 1/24 ... Scored 25 points against both Brown (1/11) and Monmouth (2/25) ... Grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds, to go along with 14 points against Mount St. Mary's, 1/7 ... Corralled a career-high 11 offensive rebounds at Saint Francis (Pa.), 2/18, besting his previous career-best of 10, established 11/21 at Yale ... Scored at least 20 points in nine different games, while grabbing at least 10 rebounds 21 times.

As A Sophomore In 2008-09:
Had a break-out year for the Bobcats, establishing himself as one of the premier players in the Northeast Conference...Named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 18 Team...Named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team...Named to the All-Northeast Conference Tournament Team after averaging 14 points and 15 rebounds per game in two tournament games...Named the Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week on 2/23/09...Became the first sophomore to be named to the all-conference first team in the last five years...Became the second Quinnipiac player in the Bobcats' Division I history to collect 100 offensive rebounds in a season, joining Jeremy Bishop (117 in 2001-02) as the only two Bobcats to reach the mark...Became the 12th player in Northeast Conference history to collect 100 offensive rebounds...Became the second sophomore in Quinnipiac's Division I history to scored 30 points in a game, joining Jared Grasso '02...Became the third player in Quinnipiac history to scored 20 points and grab 15 rebounds in a single game...Led the NEC in rebounding at 9.5 boards per game, while also ranking 24th in the nation...Had a league-best 13 double-doubles...Finished second in the nation with 4.4 offensive rebounds per game, trailing Pittsburgh's DeJuan Blair...Ranked 10th in the NEC at 14.9 points per game...Second in the NEC with a .603 field-goal percentage...Ranked fifth in the NEC with 5.07 defensive rebounds per game...Ranked eighth in the NEC with 1.07 blocks per contest...Opened the season with a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Hartford on 11/14...Had 10 points, four rebounds and two blocks against Marland-Baltimore County on 11/21...Totaled 13 points and five boards against Bryant on 11/22...Scored a career-high 30 points, while also grabbing seven boards, against Maine on 11/25...Had 15 points and six rebounds against Binghamton on 12/1...In the Bobcats first NEC game of the season, he totaled 20 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks against Monmouth on 12/6...Had 14 points and nine rebounds against Wagner on 12/13...Had 17 points and nine rebounds against Dartmouth on 12/17...Had back-to-back 20-point performances against Vermont and Brown...Had 22 points and 10 rebounds against Vermont on 12/21...Had 22 points and seven rebounds against Brown on 12/29...Had 25 points and 10 rebounds against Fairleigh Dickinson on 1/3...Totaled 16 points and eight rebounds, as well as a season-high five blocks against Robert Morris on 1/8...Turned in a double-double at Saint Francis (Pa.) on 1/10...Followed with a 20-point output against St. Francis (N.Y.) on 1/15...Had nine points and seven rebounds against Monmouth on 1/17...Closed out the year with nine double-doubles over the Bobcats' final 14 games...Had 22 points and 18 rebounds against Sacred Heart on 1/22...Had 10 points and 14 rebounds against Central Connecticut State on 1/24...Had 12 points and 16 rebounds against Mount St. Mary's on 1/29...Totaled 16 points, 14 rebounds and a season-high five assists against Long Island on 1/31...Had 13 points and 14 rebounds against Bryant on 2/7...Had 23 points and 16 rebounds against Long Island on 2/21...Totaled 13 points and nine rebounds against Wagner on 2/26...Had 18 points and 16 rebounds against Long Island on 3/5...Finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds against Robert Morris on 3/8. 

As a Freshman in 2007-08:
Led the Northeast Conference in field-goal percentage (.590) and finished ninth in offensive rebounds per game (2.29) ... Started 23 of 28 games played, averaging 7.4 points (5th – team) and 5.1 rebounds (4th – team) ... Named NEC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 7, after averaging 9.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and shooting 66.7 percent in three games for the Bobcats, Dec. 31-Jan. 5 ... Made the fourth-most field goals on the team (92) ... Scored in double-figures 10 times, including a career-high 14 points, Jan. 31, against Saint Francis (Pa.) ... Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in the season-opener against Hartford ... blocked a season-high three shots at Long Island, Feb. 14 ... Made five shots or more on nine different occasions, including five performances of 5-for-6 shooting. 

Before Quinnipiac:
Four year letterwinner at Newburgh Free Academy...Third Team all-state selection...Player of the Year for 2005-06 New York State Section 9 Champion...Times-Herald Record Section 9 Player of the Year.

Personal:
Born in Newburgh, N.Y....Son of Mary Ann and Valentine Rutty ... has three siblings – Jonte and Atcliff Rutty and Joel Quinn ... A sociology major.

Career Highs:
Points - 30, two times
Rebounds - 18 vs. Sacred Heart, 1/22/09
Assists - 5 vs. Long Island, 1/31/09
Blocks - 4 vs. Robert Morris, 1/8/09
Steals - 3 vs. Bryant, 11/22/08

2009-10 Season Highs:
Points - 30 at Rhode Island, 12/8/09
Rebounds - 17 vs. Mount St. Mary's, 1/7/10
Assists - 4 vs. Long Island, 2/13/10
Blocks - 3, two times
Steals - 4 at Rhode Island, 12/8/09