|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Neenah HS|
About Sam:A solid ball-handler with a knack for finding the open man ... Oatman is the teamís best post-feeder from the guard position. 2003-04: Played nine minutes and dished out three assists in the road win at Chattanooga (2/9) ... scored a season-high seven points and had a career high four steals in a win over Union College (1/12) ... dished out three assists without any turnovers in 10 minutes of play at UNC Greensboro (1/10) ... played 22 minutes, dishing out five assists in a win over UVa.-Wise (12/20) ... picked up five assists in win at Tennessee Tech (12/17/03) ... started in place of an injured Tim Smith against Mars Hill (11/25), dishing out four assists and scoring a season-high seven points in a career-high 24 minutes of play ... saw playing time at both Houston (11/21) and Texas Tech (11/23) in place of point guard Tim Smith ... did not commit a turnover in six minutes against Houston (11/21). 2002-03: Played a critical five minutes in replacement of starting point guard Tim Smith in win over Appalachian State (3/1), scoring two points, dishing out one assist and not having a turnover ... scored five points and passed out four assists against South Carolina (11/24) ... was 1-of-3 from 3-point range against the Gamecocks ... scored two points and had a team-high four assists in 15 minutes of play against Guilford (11/22) in the season opener. 2001-02: Sat out season with a medical redshirt. 2000-01: Played in 24 games ... missed three games with a hip pointer ... third on the team in assists (1.88 apg) ... best assist/turnover ratio on the team (1.5/1) ... second among the freshmen in minutes played (12.0) ... career-high 14 points against Ferrum (12/21) ... 4-of-6 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line against the Panthers ... career-high six assists twice -- against Warren Wilson (12/5) and against Western Carolina (2/3) ... eight points and three assists at Morehead State (12/2) ... nailed first two three-pointers of career against the Eagles. High School: Set high school career record for assists and steals ... three-time all-conference player ... two-time all-area ... all-state honorable mention in 2000 ... Post Crescent Player-of-the-Year ... led team to a 19-5 record and a berth in the Wisconsin State Quarterfinals during senior season. Personal: Speech major ... has been married for one year to his wife, Laura ... son of Mike Oatman and Mary Jo Ehrhardt ... born December 9, 1981.