33 - Luke Granato
Luke Granato
Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Rocky Hill, CT
High School: Northwest Catholic
Position: G
An outstanding student as well as an athlete, he has a deadly accurate outside shooting touch and provides instant offense off the bench. 2006-07: Scored in double figures 14 times.... Set a school Division I record with eight threes against North Carolina, finishing with a season-high 24 points.... Set a career high with four steals against LIU on 2/2.... Set a career high with four assists at Columbia on 12/2. 2005-06: Scored in double figures seven times....Started the last three games of the season... Set a new career standard by draining seven of ten threes and scoring 25 points in a win over St. Francis (PA) on 1/21....Led the team in three-pointers made with 42. An excellent free throw shooter, converted 27 of 29 attempts (.931). 2004-05: Played in the first ten games of the season, before going down with an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for 15 games. Scored in double figures in four of his 12 games, including 12 in his collegiate debut. Had a career-high 19 against UConn on 12/28/04, banging home five of 12 three-point attempts. Also canned five threes in a 15-point performance at Washington on 12/22/04. 2003-04: Redshirt season. High School: Lettered in basketball and baseball at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford. Served as captain of the basketball team for coach John Mirabello his senior year and was selected to the All-Conference team. Northwest Catholic won three State titles during Granato's career. Was named Honorable Mention All-State by The Hartford Courant his senior year. Was Academic All-State as a senior and was also a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Stephen and Jane Granato. Has three sisters, Kate, Elizabeth and Madeline. Favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. Favorite athletes are Larry Bird and Michael Jordan. Favorite book is Call of the Wild. Favorite movie is Rocky I and favorite food is pizza. Favorite musical artist is Bruce Springsteen. He considers his parents his role model and would like to have dinner with his Larry Bird, "To find out what drove him to his success." Hopes to play professionally after graduation.