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Joe Trapani

Madison, CT

High School:
Daniel Hand

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 232



  • Has played two seasons for the Eagles after sitting out the 2007-08 season under NCAA transfer rules; joined the Boston College program after spending the 2006-07 season at the University of Vermont.
  • Practiced with the Eagles for much of the 2007-08 season; suffered a left ankle injury in February 2008 and missed the remainder of the season.


  • Played in and started 30 games; missed the game at Wake Forest (2/9) because of illness.
  • Earned All-ACC third-team honors.
  • Gained All-District 1 honors from the United States Basketball Writers Association.
  • Averaged 14.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game; averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in league contests.
  • Ranked among ACC leaders (in conference games) in both scoring (12th) and rebounding (15th).
  • Registered two point-rebound double-doubles.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 11 times, in rebounds 15 times and in blocked shots 10 times.
  • Scored in double figures 21 times, including six games with 20 or more points and one game with more than 30 points.
  • Made a career-high 11 field goals in a career-high 31-point effort at Miami (1/19).
  • Grabbed eight or more rebounds in each of nine games; made three or more steals in each of five games.
  • Totaled 26 points, six rebounds and three steals at Georgia Tech (2/27); shot 10-for-18 from the field.
  • Tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals in a home win over Bryant (12/20).
  • Also posted 21 points in games against South Dakota State (11/21) and Harvard (12/9).
  • Posted 11 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Eagles' win at Michigan (12/2) in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
  • Notched 20 points and eight rebounds against Saint Joseph's (11/20).
  • Scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a win at Providence (11/28).
  • Recorded 17 points and seven rebounds - both team highs - at Florida State (2/14).
  • Registered 17 points (7-for-11 FG) and six rebounds against Virginia Tech (2/24).


  • Played in and started all 34 games.
  • Earned the program's Top Rebounder Award.
  • Averaged 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game; averaged 13.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in league contests.
  • Registered a team-high six point-rebound double-doubles, the highest number of double-doubles by a BC sophomore since Jared Dudley notched seven in 2004-05; fell one rebound shy of a double double in four additional games.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring seven times, in rebounds 12 times and in assists four times.
  • Scored in double figures 27 times, including five games with 20 or more points.
  • Made a season-best seven field goals in each of seven games.
  • Gained All-District 1 first-team honors from the United States Basketball Writers Association.
  • Averaged 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in the Eagles' two ACC Tournament contests.
  • Notched 12 points and seven rebounds against USC in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/20).
  • Scored 20 points in the team's win over Loyola (Md.) in the opening round of Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off.
  • Posted 16 points and 12 rebounds in overtime win at Massachusetts (12/6).
  • Totaled 22 points and 11 rebounds against San Francisco (12/29).
  • Recorded consecutive double-doubles - against Wake Forest (20 points, 11 rebounds on 1/14) and Virginia Tech (23 points, 10 rebounds on 1/17).
  • Registered 20 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots in a home win over Duke (2/15).
  • Tallied 19 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in a home win over Florida State (2/24).

    AS A FRESHMAN (at Vermont)

  • Played in 26 games, making 16 starts; missed seven games (Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 2007) because of a foot injury.
  • Averaged 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game; averaged 9.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in nine America East contests.
  • Earned America East All-Rookie Team honors.
  • Gained America East Rookie of the Week honors four times - for the weeks ending Nov. 19, Dec. 24, Jan. 7 and Jan. 14.
  • Shot 44.0 percent from the field, including 40.0 percent (38-for-95) from three-point range.
  • Scored in double figures in 13 games.
  • Scored 20 or more points in each of six games.
  • Recorded one point-rebound double-double; totaled 15 points and 10 rebounds at Towson (12/1).
  • Sank three or more three-point field goals in each of five games.
  • Scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench in his collegiate debut - an 82-65 Vermont win over New Orleans in Maryland's Comcast Center (2K Sports College Hoops Classic).
  • Tallied 21 points and six rebounds at Michigan State (11/21).
  • Notched 20 points in an overtime loss at Harvard (12/17); shot 4-for-7 from three-point range.
  • Shot 4-for-7 from long range in a 19-point effort at Quinnipiac (12/23).
  • Posted a career-high 25 points (10-for-15 FG) and six rebounds in a 101-87 win at Quinnipiac (12/23).
  • Shot 4-for-5 from three-point range in a 23-point effort against Stony Brook (1/3).
  • Equaled his career high with 25 points and grabbed six rebounds at Maryland-Baltimore County (1/11).


  • Earned All-State honors from the New Haven Register as a junior and senior at Daniel Hand High School.
  • Twice captured Register Area MVP honors.
  • Averaged 25.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game in 2005-06.
  • Played for head coach Jeff Beeman.


  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Joe and his two sisters are the children of Eileen and Charlie Trapani.
  • Born on July 1, 1988.

    Points: 31 at Miami (1-19-10)
    Rebounds: 12 - twice
    Assists: 6 vs. Central Connecticut (11-14-08)
    FGM: 11 at Miami (1-19-10)
    3PFGM: 6 at Georgia Tech (2-27-10)
    FTM: 7 at Providence (11-28-09)
    FTA: 9 at Providence (11-28-09)
    Blocked Shots: 5 vs. Duke (2-15-09)
    Steals: 3 - five times
    Minutes: 38 - twice


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