Sean Floyd Axani


Rutger's Basketball


"Axani Leads the Way"

Power dunk intimidates Buffalo

Rutgers defeats Buffalo 78-53
[Photo courtesy of Rutgers University Basketball]


Sean Axani, from Red Bank, NJ, is a 6-8, 235-pound senior forward is returning for his fifth year of University , and forth season of play.   Scarlet Knight captain Sean Axani is a four-time member of the Dean's List, with a double-major in Economics and Exercise Science & Sport Studies [Sport Management option].  He reads the Wall Street Journal daily, completed a summer internship at Morgan Stanley, trades stocks on-line, and plans on pursuing a career in finance.  "Whatever Sean does in life, he's going to succeed.  One of the things I told him was, "What's better to someone interested in [sports] management than to be a captain of a basketball team.  He wants to be a leader.  And he knows he has a stake of ownership in this team", states Coach Gary Waters.

Sean is described by Rutgers coaching staff as " An an athletic, mobile post man with a deft touch and excellent defensive and rebounding instincts. He can also play center, in addition to power forward. He is especially effective when Rutgers employs a pressing defense, which is where he came up with many of his 25 steals.   Axani’s value to the Rutgers front line belie his statistics (4.2 ppg./3.8 rpg.), numbers he averaged while playing 20.5 minutes per game.
An excellent post defender, he capped his season with a 12-point outing on 6-of-11 shooting at eventual national champion Syracuse, adding five rebounds, two blocks and one steal vs. the Orangemen. He keyed the win over Georgetown at the RAC with 11 points, a career-high five blocks and four rebounds while playing tremendous post defense on burly Hoya standout Mike Sweetney.   Axani, who started 14 games, had a career-high 13-point outing vs. Virginia at the RAC when he also set a career high in field goals made (6) and tied his career high in field goals attempted (9)."


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