Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 228 lbs
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
High School: Hersey
Luke Fabrizius finished up his Flyer career as one of the most accurate three-point shooters in school history. The 6-9 forward ranks ninth in school history in three-point percentage, connecting at a .379 (146-for-385) clip. Fabrizius had 21 career games where he made at least three three-pointers in a game, including three games where he had five three-pointers made.
Fabrizius is a versatile player with a unique skill set. At 6-foot-9 he has the size to play inside, but the shooting touch and range to play beyond the arc. Players his size hesitated to come away from the basket to guard him, and with his quick release and size, he can get off his shot over smaller players. Fabrizius is also a tremendous student as he was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team during his senior season.
Fabrizius is a vocal leader and was named a captain for his senior season. He is part of the second-winningest class in UD basketball history. The class of 2012 accounted for 94 victories, just short of the 2011 class’s school-record 95 wins. The 2012 class advanced to the postseason every season (1 NCAA, 3 NIT) and won at least 20 games each season. The 2012 class won the Chicago Invitational in 2008, advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round (round of 32) in 2009, won the 2010 NIT Championship, and won the 2011 Old Spice Classic.
Luke Fabrizius started 12 of the 30 games he played in during his senior season. He played a total of 492 minutes (16.4 mpg) and scored 172 points (5.7 ppg). Fabrizius was second on the team in three-point percentage (.387, 41-of-106), tied for second in blocks (15) and fourth in three-pointers made (41).
Fabrizius had 11 points in the Old Spice Championship win versus Minnesota on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. He had nine points against South Carolina Upstate on 3-of-4 shooting from the three.
When Josh Benson went down with a torn ACL in the Ole Miss game, Fabrizius stepped up his play. He replaced Benson and started his first career game against Saint Louis and had 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting. In the next game against Temple, Fabrizius had 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the three. He had 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting against La Salle. Fabrizius scored in double figures in three of the first four games that Benson missed due to injury.
Fabrizius tied a career-high with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting versus Rhode Island. He scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in 10 minutes of playing time against UMass.
Luke Fabrizius was hampered by a sprained ankle to begin the season, causing him to miss the first six games. As a result, his rhythm was off on his shot in the early part of the season. Fabrizius however regained his shooting stroke the last 12 games. Due to the ankle injury, Fabrizius’s season began at home against East Tennessee State. In the first 18 games Fabrizius played, he shot .233 (10-43), but in the last 12 games, Fabrizius shot .463 (19-41) from beyond the arc.
For the season, Fabrizius played in 30 games, tallying 334 minutes (11.1 mpg) and scored 115 points (3.8 ppg). Fabrizius connected on 29-of-84 (.345) three pointers for the season. He ranked fourth on the team in three-pointers made and three-point percentage.
Due to an ankle injury, Fabrizius opened up his season at home against East Tennessee State where he buried two three-pointers for six points. At home against George Mason, Fabrizius connected on 3-of-5 threes for nine points.
At Rhode Island he went 2-of-2 from beyond the arc and finished with eight points. Against Temple, Fabrizius went 2-of-5 from downtown and finished with 10 points. In the following game at Charlotte, he buried 4-of-7 from beyond the arc for 12 points and hauled in four rebounds.
In the last five games of the season (all post-season games), Fabrizius scored in double-figures three times. In the A-10 first round match-up at UMass, he scored 13 points while connecting on 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. In the A-10 quarterfinal against Xavier, Fabrizius scored 10 points on 2-of-5 shooting from downtown. In the NIT first round at College of Charleston, Fabrizius ended the season with 12 points on 3-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc.
Over the first 18 games he played, Fabrizius averaged 2.2 points per game. Over the last 12 games, he averaged 6.3 points per game. Fabrizius is hoping that his hot finish will carry over into the 2011-2012 season.
Luke Fabrizius started the 2009-2010 Flyer basketball season with a bang. In the season opener against Creighton, Luke scored nine points on 3-of-8 shooting from three-point range in 15 minutes of action. Luke scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from three-point range in only seven minutes against #19 Georgia Tech. Luke’s best game of the season came against #6 Villanova as he ended up one rebound shy of a double-double. He finished with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc and nine rebounds. In the last game of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Luke scored six points against Kansas State. He finished the tournament with an average of 11.3 points per game while shooting 55% from beyond the arc.
Fabrizius scored seven points against Towson, nine against Lehigh and six at George Mason.
Then the injury bug hit Luke in the game against Old Dominion as he sprained the MCL in his right knee. He would go on to miss the next five games. In his second game back from the knee injury, Fabrizius posted 13 points on 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc against Fordham at Madison Square Garden. Fabrizius also scored six points and grabbed three rebounds at Xavier. Unfortunately for the Flyers, Fabrizius’s injury-plagued season continued as he was sidelined for the next six of eight games with a back injury.
Fabrizius only managed to play a combined 12 minutes in the two games he played during that eight game stretch. He returned to play at Duquesne, but did not see the same pre-injury minutes. He would go on to post double-digit minutes in only two of the Flyers’ remaining 12 games.
However, he did regain his stroke for the NIT. In the first round match-up against Illinois State, Fabrizius scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from three-point range. He also scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from three-point range in front of family and friends in the NIT quarterfinal game at Illinois.
In the eight pre-injury games, Fabrizius averaged 8.1 points per game while shooting 45% from three-point range during an average of 14 minutes per game. In the remaining 17 games that Fabrizius played, he averaged 3.4 points per game while shooting 36% from behind the arc during average of 6.6 minutes per game. He finished the season averaging 4.9 points and 1.6 rebounds. He connected on 37-of-91 (.407) three-pointers while averaging 9.4 minutes a game.
A lanky catch-and-shoot forward, Fabrizius led Dayton in 3-point field goal percentage (.375, 39-104). In his last six games of the season, Fabrizius shot .519 (14-27) from the field and 12-of-25 (.480) from three-point range. He broke out hitting 5-of-6 from beyond the arc en route to a career-high of 17 points against Duquesne. He had 40 points in his last four games after scoring 12 in all of February.
Fabrizius had three points, three rebounds and an assist against Delaware State. He shot 3-of-5 from the field with all three conversions from beyond the arc in a win against Bethune-Cookman. He shot 3-of-7 from the floor and finished with eight points, two rebounds and two assists against Troy. For the first time in his Flyer career, he scored in double figures with 10 points versus UNC Greensboro. Fabrizius shot 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range to finish with 11 points at Duquesne. He scored a game-high 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and hit five consecutive three-pointers in the first half against Duquesne.
In the A-10 Quarterfinals, Fabrizius scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting against Richmond, and scored six points against Duquesne in the A-10 Semifinals, and also scored six in the Kansas game. For the year, he averaged 4.3 points a game.
Luke Fabrizius joined the Flyers from Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, the same high school where Flyer coach Brian Gregory starred. One of the best outside shooters in the Midwest and one of the best-shooting players of his size in the country, Fabrizius was a three-time Daily Herald All-Area selection. Although asked by his high school coach to play more of a post role during his senior year - Fabrizius made 16 less three’s from his junior to senior seasons - he averaged 14.7 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and hit on 47 treys during his senior year as Hersey went 17-13 overall and reached the Illinois sectional finals. Rivals.com listed him as the #23-ranked forward in the nation in 2007-08. Luke’s great uncle, Jerry Hardt, played football for UD in the early 1960’s.
Full Name: Luke Fabrizius
Son of: Charles and Julie Fabrizius
Siblings: Brian (18)
Birthday: November 7, 1989
Major: Finance & Business Economics
High School Coach: Don Rowley, Steve Messer
AAU Team: Illinois Warriors/Illinois Rockers
Career Goal: Play basketball professionally
Why I Chose UD: Coaches, Players, Great Fans
Dayton Career Highs
Points: 17, Duquesne (3/7/09); Rhode Island (1/28/12)
Rebounds: 9, vs Villanova (11/20/09); at Saint Louis (2/4/12)
Assists: 3, Ole Miss (12/30/11)
Steals: 2, Saint Louis (1/5/11)
Blocks: 2, Five Times
FGs Made: 6, Duquesne (3/7/09); Rhode Island (1/28/12)
FT Made: 2, at Akron (12/6/08); vs Xavier (3/11/11); UNC-Wilmington (11/19/11); La Salle (1/14/12); at Fordham (2/11/12)
Minutes: 33, at Saint Louis (2/4/12)
James Hough (1950-51), Ray Dieringer (1951-52), Don Miller (1952-53), Carmen Riazzi (1954-57), Tom Nartker (1957-58), Tom Boykin (1958-59), Ken Barnett (1959-60), Chuck Izor (1960-62), Jim Wannemacher (1964-67), Steve Hess (1970-73), Mike Lee (1975-79), Rusty Jackson (1979-81), Damon Goodwin (1982-86), Norm Grevey (1987-91), Jeff Elder (1992-95), Rodney Horton (1995-97), Yuanta Holland (1998-2001), Chris Wright (2007-08)