5 Justin Swidowski
5 Justin Swidowski
Height: 6-9
Weight: 215
Year: R-Senior
Hometown: Cinnaminson, NJ
High School: Holy Cross H.S.
Previous College: Holy Family
Position: Forward

#5 Justin Swidowski - Career Stats

Career Game-by-Game Stats: 2012-13 2011-12

2011-12:  Had an impressive debut season with the Pioneers...Appeared in 28 games with 26 starting assignments at center for SHU...Battled a shoulder injury that forced him to miss four games...Averaged 24.2 minutes per game...Second on the team and 25th in the Northeast Conference avearging 11.1 points per game...Was the NEC’s 15th ranked rebounder in 2011-12 pulling down 5.3 boards per game...Shot 53.6% (126-235) from the field to rank ninth among NEC leaders...On the defensive end, Swidowski turned away 35 shots and ranked fifth in the NEC averaging 1.26 blocks per game...Shot 82.1% (46-56) at the free throw line...Showed a knack for stepping out and hitting a three, making 13-of-30 (.433) on the year...Scored in double digits in 19 games...Had double figures in nine of his first 11 games in a Pioneer uniform...Netted 18 points with seven rebounds, two block and two steals in SHU debut beating Hartford in the CT6 Classic...Scored a season-high 23 points twice in games against NEC Champion LIU Brooklyn...Had his first career double double with 21 points and 10 rebounds at CCSU...Scored 14 points with 11 rebounds at Holy Cross...Failed to score but matched his season high of 11 rebounds at monmouth...Scored 12 points with seven rebounds in his first NEC Tournament game, a loss at LIU Brooklyn...Hit a season-best three three’s in home games vs. St. Francis (NY) and LIU Brooklyn...Blocked a season-best four shots at Monmouth.  

2010-11:  A transfer from Holy Family University in Philadelphia - Sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules.

Prior to SHU:  While at Holy Family, led the team in scoring and rebounding averaging 24.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game...Shot 59.8% from the field in 2009-10 and finished the year with 74 blocks and 37 steals on the defensive end...Was a Division II  Bulletin All-American honorable mention while also earning National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II All-East District and Daktronics All-East Region second team honors...Named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) first team...As a freshman, Swidowski was the ECAC and CACC Rookie of the Year after leading his team in scoring (16.1 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg).

High School:  During his high school career at Holy Cross High School, he was a 1,000 point scorer while leading his team to a school record 24 wins as a senior...Set a new school record with 106 blocks and averaged 16.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game on his way to first team all-conference, second team All-South Jersey and third team All-State selections...A National Honor Society student-athlete.

Personal:  Full name is Justin Swidowski, born on August 20, 1990.  His parents are Hank and Eileen Swidowski and his has no siblings.  He is a Finance major.  He is a member of the SHU Student-Athlete Advisory Council.  His nickname is Swid.  His favorite teams are the Philadelphia Phillies and the New Orleans Saints and his favorite NBA player is Kevin Garnett.  His favorite movies are the Boondock Saints and Wedding Crashers and he enjoys watching the TV show Fraiser.  He likes to golf and his favorite food is a Yellow Submarine Cheesesteak.  He considers his parents his role models.