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Scott Vandermeer Named Top UIC Athlete in the Last 50 Years

DECEMBER 17, 2014, CHICAGO, IL - The University of Illinois-­Chicago has named Scott VanderMeer one of the school's top 50 male athletes in the last 50 years. In addition, they've opened up online voting where fans can name VanderMeer the school's #1 athlete in the last 50 years.  

Submit Your Vote For VanderMeer Here:   

A true 7-­footer,  VanderMeer  is a bit of a defensive legend at the university where he set school and Horizon League records for most blocks in a career (273 blocks in three years) and most blocks in a single season (111 in 2006-­07). He was also named to the Horizon League All-­Defensive Team each year he played. 

When asked about his greatest memory from playing for UIC he said, 'It was when we played Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt  on the road, one after another. We were the underdogs and went into their place and gave them both a whooping. No one expected  it, and I love coming up on top when no one believes except your team.' In terms of UIC preparing him for his professional career he said, 'They taught me how to manage my time around basketball and other things going on in my life. Time management is key in college and aboard. 

You need to be smart and give 100% on the court, in the weight room, and also outside with family.' 

Following his historic collegiate career, he earned an invite to the Portsmouth  Invitational  Tournament,  an NBA Pre-­Draft workout. In 2009, VanderMeer spent the NBA Summer League with the Indiana Pacers before heading overseas  where he has since captured  four championship  titles in Switzerland,  the NBA D-­League, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. 

When asked about how his game has evolved since UIC he said, 'At UIC I was a defensive shot blocker.  Now playing abroad there have been places where I have averaged 20 [points] and 10 [rebounds].  So my offensive confidence has absolutely raised since playing six years of pro ball.'  

Most recently, VanderMeer spent the 2013-­14 season in Japan where he was named to the league's All-­Star Team, brought  his team to the championship game and was one of the league's  top performers  with 19.9 points per game (6th in the league), 13.2 rebounds per game (5th in the league), and 2.6 blocks per game (2nd in the league).  

When discussing the benefits of being a professional basketball player overseas he said, 'The best aspect is definitely the travel and getting to see the world.  I already love to travel and go on vacations  in the US.  So this gives me an opportunity to see places abroad that I never thought I would get a chance to see in my life.'  

To  learn more about  VanderMeer,  visit You can also interact with him on social media via the handle @ScottVanHooper. 

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