Enjoyed an impressive freshman campaign during which he played in all 33 contests, drawing 17 starts and averaging 24.7 minutes … contributed 5.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while finishing with a team-leading 112 assists … set a new high-water mark for steals by an A&M freshman with 61, breaking a record previously held by Todd Holloway (56 steals in 1983-84) … ranked fifth in the SEC in steals and eighth in assists … played 25 minutes during his Aggie debut in the season-opener against Louisiana Tech (11/9) … scored 13 points in the win over Troy (11/12), while also adding five rebounds and four assists … dished out a game-high six assists in the win over Northwestern State (11/26) … drew his first career start at Houston (12/1), finishing with a game-best seven assists vs. the Cougars … pulled down a season-high eight rebounds and set a personal-best with eight assists during the win over Army (12/29) … led the Aggies in scoring with 12 points against No. 9 Florida (11/17) ... 11 of his 12 points against the Gators came after halftime … returned to the starting line-up against No. 20 Missouri (2/7) and dished out a game-high six assists … notched a season-high five steals at Georgia (2/9) … logged a game-high six assists in the win over Ole Miss (2/13) … enjoyed a highlight game during the win at Auburn (2/20), scoring a career-high 14 points while dishing out a personal-best eight assists … tied his season high with eight assists to go along with seven rebounds at Ole Miss (2/27) … scored a career-high-tying 14 points against Auburn in the opening round of the SEC Tournament (3/13).
A consensus four-star prospect and top-100 national recruit ... one of the country’s top shooting guards ... ranked as the No. 3 shooting guard in the state of Texas and No. 15 nationally by ESPN.com as well as ranked as the No. 9 shooting guard in the country by Scout.com ... ranked 10th in Texas and 84th overall in the entire class of 2012 by ESPN.com ... local standout who played at College Station’s A&M Consolidated High School for head coach Rick German ... helped lead the Tigers to a school record number of wins as a senior, reaching the area round of the postseason ... as a senior averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game and named TABC All-Regional and All-State as well as a TABC All-Star and district MVP ... two-time all-district selection ... earned the team’s academic award for the highest GPA ... also ran track in high school, becoming a regional qualifier ... received an invitation to the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp and NBA Players Association Camp ... played AAU ball for the Texas Ambassadors.
Alex Caruso is the son of Mike and Jackie Caruso ... born Feb. 28, 1994, in College Station, Texas ... grew up around the A&M program, spending many seasons as a ball boy for the Aggies ... father, Mike, played four years at Creighton and coached under Eddie Sutton and is currently an associate athletic director at Texas A&M ... majoring in sports management ... chose A&M over Colorado, Arizona State, Georgetown, Creighton, Nebraska and Oregon, among others.