Sam David Hauser was born in 1997 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and is the son of Dave and Stephanie Hauser. His younger brother, Joey, was a teammate in high school and at Marquette. Sam's sister Nicki played college volleyball. In high school, Hauser played on the basketball, football and golf teams for Stevens Point Area Senior High School. He led the hoops team to back-to-back Wisconsin Division 1 state championships. As a senior, Hauser won Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year and then moved on to Marquette University. Hauser played three seasons at Marquette. As a junior, he started all 34 games for the Golden Eagles and averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. In 2019-20, Hauser transferred to the University of Virginia. In 2020-21, Hauser posted 16.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.5 three-pointers per game for the Cavaliers. Hauser went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft, but signed a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics. Fans can follow the forward on Twitter @Big_Smooth10 and on Instagram @sammyhouz.