Nik Caner-Medley
Nik Caner-Medley

Player Profile

Portland, Maine

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240



LeFrak Scholar

On Caner-Medley: A candidate for All-America and All-ACC honors ... Terps' top returning scorer at 16.0 points per game, including a 16.6 ppg average in ACC contests ... a versatile and physical athlete who can play the small and power forward positions ... an aggressive, slashing scorer who owns a shooter's touch and the ability to hit from long range ... left-hander possesses tremendous ball-handling skills for a player his size ... 81 career starts is the most for any current Terrapin ... one of three Maryland players from the state of Maine in school history, including Gary Williams' teammate Joe Harrington and Jon MacDonald in the late 1960s ... worked among the top college basketball players at Nike Camp in July 2005 and Michael Jordan's Flight School in August 2005 ... the recipient of first-ever LeFrak Foundation Scholarship for men's basketball in 2003.

Williams on Caner-Medley: "Nik had some games last year that were tremendous, such as his performance at Duke. This year he has to be more consistent. For Nik to achieve the goals that he has for this year, he really has to come in here and prepare every day to be a great player. Nik has worked hard in camps over the summer and played against guys who are considered to be the best players in the country. He knows what it takes, and I look forward for Nik to have a great senior year."

As a Junior in 2004-05: Led the Terrapins in scoring (16.0 ppg), minutes (1,008), starts (31) and 3-point field goals made (43) ... posted a double-figure scoring total in 27 of 32 games, recorded 10 games of 20 points or more and was Maryland's top scorer in 13 games ... poured in a career-high 35 points in Maryland's win over Temple (Jan. 15), in which he made 14-for-21 FG to eclipse his previous career-high by 12 points ... averaged team-high 16.9 ppg in ACC contests ... finished third on the team in rebounding (6.2 rpg) and second in steals (43) ... notched four double-doubles on the season ... barely missed a double-double in the Terps' NIT semifinal matchup vs. South Carolina (Mar. 29) with 13 points and nine boards in 26 minutes ... posted a double-double in the NIT win vs. Davidson (Mar. 23) with 12 points and 11 boards (10 defensive rebounds) ... scored all 15 of his points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. NC State (Jan. 23) for his first double-double of the season ... second double-double of season came with 19 points, 11 rebounds in the Terps' double-overtime win at Virginia (Feb. 19) ... put in a 16-point, five-rebound performance against No.2 North Carolina (Feb. 27) to reach the 1,000-point plateau for his career ... led all scorers with 25 points in Maryland's win at No.2 Duke (Jan. 26), which included an 8-for-13 performance from the field, a 3-of-8 mark from beyond the arc, a 6-for-6 effort at the free throw line and five rebounds, three assists and four steals ... earned National Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Blue Devils (Jan. 31) ... netted 26 points and hit a career-high tying four 3-pointers at home against Virginia (Jan. 19) ... paced the Terps with 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting at Wake Forest (Jan. 11) ... chipped in with six rebounds, four assists and three steals against the Demon Deacons ... scored 20 points on in a 9-for-12 shooting effort vs. Liberty (Dec. 28) and tied his career-high with five steals ... earned BB&T Classic all-tournament honors, averaging 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds across the weekend tournament ... notched career-highs in 3-pointers made (4) and attempted (9) in a 16-point showing against George Washington (Dec. 5) ... joined Chris McCray with a team-high 20 points in win over George Mason in the BB&T Semifinals (Dec. 4) ... worked alongside Michael Jordan and other top collegiate players at the Michael Jordan Flight School in August 2004 ... on the Terps' summer Italian Tour, was a perfect 5-for-5 in double-figure scoring contests ... averaged 16.4 points per game in Italy, including a 25-point effort in the win over Pistoia, and 5.8 rebounds per contest.

As a Sophomore in 2003-04: Terp starter in all 32 contests ... finished third on team in scoring with 12.2 points per game and was the Terps' high-scorer in eight contests ... third on the squad in rebounding (4.7 rpg), assists (55) and blocked shots (34) ... standout performance sparked the Terps in a win at No. 1 Florida (Dec. 10) ... registered 22 points (one below career-high) with six points in overtime ... set or tied then-career bests vs. Florida in field goals attempted (16), 3-point field goals (3), 3-point field goals attempted (7), rebounds (13, previous career-high was eight) and minutes played (43) ... his 22 points and 13 boards vs. Gators marked his first career double-double ... earned the Maryland Basketball "Clutch Performance of the Year" Award for his effort against Florida ... second career double-double came with a 15 point, 10 rebound effort at Florida State (Dec. 28) ... totaled 12 points, including 2-for-4 3-pointers and 4-for-4 free throws in the Terps' NCAA First Round victory over UTEP (March 18) ... was one of five Terrapins in double figures with 13 points vs. Wake in ACC Quarterfinals (March 12) ... put in a 6-for-6 effort at the free throw line and grabbed eight rebounds vs. the Deacons ... registered 13 points vs. Virginia (March 7) with eight rebounds in a "must win" for the Terps to close out the season ... netted 13 of his 20 points in the second half vs. Wake Forest at home (Feb .28), and contributed four rebounds and three blocks ... one of five Maryland players in double figures in the Terps' home victory over Florida State (Feb. 8) with 14 points and a career-high tying four blocks ... led five Terps in double figures at Wake Forest (Jan. 29) with 15 points ... paced Terrapins with 21 points vs. Duke (Jan. 21) at home, scoring 13 in the final 9:21 of game ... grabbed a team-high eight rebounds vs. the Blue Devils ... scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half during Maryland's home win over North Carolina (Jan. 14) and added three rejections ... led Terps with 19 points vs. UNC-Greensboro (Dec. 23) and dished a career-high tying four assists ... made a clutch free throw with two seconds remaining in regulation to send the Wisconsin game into overtime for a Terp victory (Dec. 2) ... led the Terps with a career-high 23 points vs. George Mason (Nov. 25), and also contributed seven boards and three assists.

As a Freshman in 2002-03: Became the first true freshman to start regularly at Maryland since Steve Blake in 1999-00, totaling 18 starts in 31 games ... shared time with Calvin McCall at small forward, averaging 5.9 ppg and 3.5 rpg in his first collegiate season ... averaged 6.0 ppg and 2.0 rpg in the Terps' three NCAA Tournament games despite missing most of the Michigan State tilt (March 28) after injuring his ankle ... started nine of the team's last 11 games ... shot 20-of-33 (.606) from the field across the Terps' last eight games ... contributed 12 points and two rebounds in NCAA Tournament opening win over UNC Wilmington (March 21) ... added nine points and five rebounds in Maryland's ACC quarterfinal game vs. North Carolina (Feb. 22) ... after seven games as a reserve, returned to starting lineup vs. Florida State (Feb. 12) , playing 17 minutes and grabbing four rebounds ... made nine straight starts before coming off the bench to score eight against No. 1 Duke (Jan. 18) ... registered then-career highs for points (14), FG (7), FGA (14) and minutes (26) in coming off the bench at Georgia Tech (Feb. 9) ... led the team in rebounds (7, including five offensive) and also had seven points in 18 minutes off the bench against Virginia (Feb. 6) ... scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting, with three rebounds, three assists and five steals vs. NC State (Jan. 30) ... collected six rebounds in 12 minutes in the Terps' gritty road win at Clemson (Jan. 25) ... made first career start against Notre Dame (Dec. 7), contributing eight points, seven rebounds and four steals in 22 minutes in the BB&T Classic opening round ... started the second game of the BB&T Classic, scoring five points with two rebounds in 18 minutes against George Washington (Dec. 8).

At Deering High School: Graduated from Deering High School in 2002 ... named player of the year in Maine and was tabbed the state's top-rated player following his junior year as well ... NHSCA Boys Basketball Athlete of the Year ... named the state's Mr. Basketball and the Gatorade Player of the Year ... a Top 100 national recruit who steadily drew more attention as his career progressed ... a finalist for the McDonald's All-American game ... remarkable scorer as a senior, tallying a school-record 51 points vs. South Portland (Feb. 12) ... scored 47 points in consecutive games, had one game with 46 and another with 44 during his final high school campaign ... scored 39 points in a regional final game, and scored 26 points in a state championship defeat to Brunswick ... led the Rams to back-to-back Western Maine titles, twice falling in the state finals ... led the state in scoring in back-to-back seasons, with a 36.5-point average in 2002 and a 26.8-point clip in 2001 ... Deering's career scoring leader with 1,641 points ... also led the Southern Maine Athletic Association (SMAA) as a senior with 15.6 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game, and added 4.6 assists ... posted 12.7 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 4.1 assists as a junior ... first-team all-state as a junior and senior, leading the SMAA in points and rebounds both seasons ... led his team to a 40-5 record in his last two seasons ... played guard until his junior year of high school after he grew five inches ... was a wide receiver in football as a freshman at Deering ... competed at the Capital Classic with Maryland teammates Travis Garrison and Chris McCray ... high school coach was Mike Francoeur.

Personal: Niklas Caner-Medley ... son of Joe Medley and Janet Caner ... has one brother, Patrick (13) ... featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces In The Crowd during his senior year of high school ... high honor roll student in high school ... played summer AAU ball for Los Angeles-based Pump `N Run, where he stayed with his grandparents, Ed and Gloria Medley ... once played summer basketball in the Rucker Park League in Harlem where he played beside former Terps Byron Mouton and Steve Francis, and played against Kobe Bryant ... majoring in American Studies.

Caner-Medley's Career Highs

Points35vs. Temple, 1/15/05
FG14vs. Temple, 1/15/05
FGA21vs. Temple, 1/15/05
3FG4vs. Virginia, 1/19/05
4vs. George Washington, 12/5/04
3FGA9vs. George Washington, 12/5/04
FT7vs. Mount St. Mary's, 1/4/05
FTA9vs. Wake Forest, 2/28/04
9at North Carolina, 2/15/04
Rebounds13at Florida, 12/10/03
Assists5vs. Oral Roberts-NIT, 3/16/05
5at Virginia, 2/19/05
5 vs. Memphis, 11/26/04
Blocks4vs. Florida State, 2/8/04
4vs. Wisconsin, 12/2/03
Steals5vs. Liberty, 12/28/04
5vs. NC State, 1/30/03
Minutes43at Virginia, 2/19/05
at Florida, 12/10/03

Caner-Medley's 2004-05 Game-By-Game Statistics (Junior)

N19Jackson State1-1193- 8.3752-3.6674-6.6673-251112112
N26vs. Memphis1-1287-13.5381-3.3330-1.0002-241501115
N30at Wisconsin1-1242- 9.2221-2.5002-21.0000-44426007
D4vs. George Mason1-1247- 9.7782-3.6674-41.0001-451311020
D5vs. George Washington1-1325-15.3334-9.4442-21.0002-573230116
D12UNC Asheville1-1264- 8.5000-3.0000-0.0000-44220108
D19Florida State1-1364-15.2670-6.0003-31.0001-344230311
J4Mount St. Mary's1-0194- 8.5002-3.6677-8.8753-362210117
J8at North Carolina1-1233- 8.3750-4.0004-6.6672-242030310
J11at Wake Forest1-1339-14.6430-3.0003-7.4293-361430321
J23NC State1-1315-12.4171-4.2504-41.0002-8101221015
J26 at Duke1-1378-13.6153-8.3756-61.0002-352351425
J30Georgia Tech1-1348-19.4213-7.4290-0.0001-233141019
F1at Clemson1-1274-14.2861-6.1670-0.0002-68023019
F5at Miami1-1302-10.2001-3.3333-4.7502-57334128
F8Virginia Tech1-1367-11.6361-3.3336-7.8572-571131121
F16at NC State1-1357-12.5833-6.5002-21.0004-264110119
F19at Virginia1-1437-15.4670-1.0005-8.6252-9111510019
F27North Carolina1-1367-18.3891-3.3331-11.0000-552001016
M5at Virginia Tech1-1364-12.3330-2.0004-6.6671-124120112
M10vs. Clemson (ACC)1-1355-17.2942-3.6672-21.0004-6103230114
M16ORAL ROBERTS (NIT)1-1290- 7.0000-4.0000-2.0000-88356110
M23DAVIDSON (NIT)1-1383-10.3001-4.2505-51.0001-10112210112
M26TCU (NIT)1-1357-12.5833-5.6003-4.7500-001231320
M29vs. South Carolina (NIT)1-1266-12.5001-3.0000-0.0002-793250213

Caner-Medley's 2003-04 Game-By-Game Statistics (Sophomore)

N22American1-1254- 9.4441-4.2500-0.0002-68142019
N25George Mason2-23510-16.6251-3.3332-21.0002-572340223
D2Wisconsin4-4383- 8.3750-1.0001-2.5001-34400407
D6vs. Gonzaga5-5307-14.5001-5.2001-2.5001-342142116
D7vs. West Virginia6-6332- 5.4001-11.0001-11.0002-68112006
D10at Florida7-7439-16.5633-7.4291-2.5004-9133231022
D14PEPPERDINE8-8274- 9.4442-3.6670-1.0003-360101010
D23UNC GREENSBORO9-9328-15.5331-3.3332-21.0001-452410119
D28at Florida State10-10366-15.4002-6.3331-2.5005-5105232015
J3MT. ST. MARY'S11-11315- 9.5560-1.0004-41.0002-241111214
J14NO. CAROLINA13-13387-13.5381-3.3332-21.0001-342143117
J17at Georgia Tech14-14321-10.1000-4.0003-4.7503-36212125
J25at Clemson16-16285-12.4170-2.0003-31.0001-122131113
J29at Wake Forest17-17346-13.4623-7.4290-0.0001-343151215
F1NC STATE18-18294- 9.4441-4.2501-4.2500-113211010
F4at Virginia19-19243- 9.3330-2.0002-6.3331-12222018
F8FLORIDA STATE20-20275- 9.5563-7.4291-3.3331-233214014
F15at North Carolina21-21333-11.2731-6.1676-9.6671-013110013
F19GEORGIA TECH22-22315-16.3130-4.0000-0.0004-371212110
F22at Duke23-23243- 8.3751-4.2502-5.4003-03424019
F24CLEMSON24-24200- 3.0000-1.0000-0.0001-01237100
F28WAKE FOREST25-25366-12.5002-5.4006-9.6670-441123020
M3at NC State26-26362- 8.2501-4.2503-31.0001-12123118
M12vs. Wake-ACC28-28303- 6.5001-2.5006-61.0004-483111113
M13vs. NC State-ACC29-29250- 2.0000-0.0004-5.8000-33212004
M14vs. Duke-ACC30-30272- 6.3330-2.0001-3.3331-34520015
M18vs. UTEP-NCAA31-31203- 7.4292-4.5004-41.0000-003330112
M20vs. Syracuse-NCAA32-32281- 3.3330-1.0002-21.0002-24212004

Caner-Medley's 2002-03 Game-by-Game Statistics (Freshman)

N24Miami (O.)1-0150-4.0000-0.0001-2.5000-22211231
N27The Citadel1-0174-7.5710-0.0004-7.5711-341102012
D3vs. Indiana1-0142-21.0000-0.0000-1.0000-22100204
D7vs. Notre Dame1-1224-6.6670-0.0000-0.0001-67310048
D8vs. GW1-1182-4.5001-11.0000-0.0002-02312025
D29Georgia Tech1-1223-6.5001-11.0000-0.0002-24111207
J11Florida State1-1223-6.5000-1.0000-0.0001-45233116
J15at Wake Forest1-1112-21.0000-0.0000-0.0000-11301014
J22at North Carolina1-020-0.0000-0.0000-0.0000-00200000
J25at Clemson1-0121-3.3330-0.0000-0.0003-36203012
J30NC State1-0214-5.8000-0.0001-3.3332-13531159
F2Loyola (Md.)1-0192-4.5000-1.0001-2.5000-22011125
F9at Georgia Tech1-0267-14.5000-2.0000-0.0006-063310414
F12at Florida State1-1170-4.0000-2.0000-0.0002-24300000
F17Wake Forest1-1132-21.0001-11.0000-0.0002-24411005
F19at Duke1-1212-6.3330-1.0002-3.6670-22230036
F22North Carolina1-1122-3.6671-2.5000-0.0000-55221025
M2at NC State1-1132-3.6670-0.0000-2.0001-01302104
M9at Virginia1-1183-31.0001-11.0000-1.0000-11200137
M14vs. N. Carolina-ACC1-1174-11.3640-4.0001-11.0004-15412019
M21vs. UNCW-NCAA1-1295-7.7141-11.0001-2.5002-021011012
M23vs. Xavier-NCAA1-1243-5.6000-1.0000-0.0000-22211206
M28vs. Mich. St.-NCAA1-160-0.0000-0.0000-0.0001-12110000

Caner-Medley's Career Statistics

2002-0331-18519-16.774-138.53610- 27.37025- 43.58150- 60110-3.565-130292037183- 5.9
2003-0432-32982-30.7142-328.43336-115.31369-105.65761- 90151-4.771-255693427389-12.2

Caner-Medley's ACC Statistics


Caner-Medley's NCAA Tournament Statistics