3  Corey Muirhead
Corey Muirhead

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
York, Ontario

High School:
Milliken Mills HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200

Position:
F


11/23/2013

Road Weary Catamounts Stumble vs. Upstate in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic's Final Game

Western Carolina ends the Classic at 1-2 and slips to 4-4 on the season

2004-05 (Jr.): Played in 24 games, starting 17 ... Missed the final four games of the season ... Was second on the team scoring 9.7 points per game ... Pulled down 4.3 rebounds per game and led the team with his 37.1 3-point field goal percentage (13-for-35) ... Was WCU's leading scorer five times (South Carolina, East Carolina, Atlanta Christian, East Tennessee State and at Elon) and the team's leading rebounder once (Alabama) ... After having only four games with three or more assists in his first two years, had three or more assists seven times as a junior alone ... Played a career-high 37 minutes versus Jacksonville State and scored 14 points, starting his run of eight consecutive games scoring in double figures ... At #18 Alabama, tied his career high with four assists and for team high honors by pulling down seven rebounds ... Led the Cats by scoring 16 points at South Carolina (5-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 at the line) ... Tied a career high by sinking two 3-pointers versus Emmanuel, en route to 16 points ... Tied his season high with seven boards versus Emmanuel ... Was only 4-of-13 from the field versus Liberty, but scored nine of his 11 points in the second half ... Added five rebounds and three steals versus the Flames ... For the second time on the season, tied a career high with four assists at UNC Asheville, contributing three steals ... Had a dominating performance in WCU's overtime win over East Carolina, scoring a season-high 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field, including 1-of-1 from 3-point range ... Led the Cats in scoring vs. Atlanta Christian with 15, despite playing just 20 minutes, while establishing a career high with five steals in the game ... At #16 Iowa, scored 13 points, going 2-of-2 from 3-point range ... Led WCU in scoring vs. East Tennessee State with 19 points while adding three assists ... Also had the task of defending the SoCon's leading scorer, Tim Smith, who was just 6-of-11 from the field with 15 points ... Played a season-high 37 minutes at UNC Greensboro, pulling down a season-high 10 rebounds (five on both ends of the floor) ... Was solid in 20 minutes of play versus Appalachian State, scoring five points and grabbing nine rebounds ... Came off the bench to led WCU with 11 points at Elon ... Was 4-of-4 from the floor and 3-of-4 at the free throw line versus the Phoenix, adding four rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes with zero turnovers.

2003-04 (So.): Ranked 15th in the SoCon in field goal percentage, making 49.2 percent of his shots ... Percentage is bolstered by him making 10-of-16 (62.5 percent) from 3-point range on the season, including 7-of-9 from beyond the arc in SoCon action ... Made each of his first four treys in SoCon action this season before missing his first attempt versus Chattanooga at home (Feb. 7) ... Sank a 3-pointer later in the game versus the Mocs, sank his only 3-point attempt at Georgia Southern and drained one at App State ... Had his second miss in SoCon play from long range at UNCG, but was 1-of-1 beyond the arc in the season finale versus App State ... Down 18 with 9:21 left versus Furman in the SoCon Tournament, Emre Atsur and Muirhead sparked a WCU rally, tying the game with just over four minutes left before ultimately falling to the Paladins ... In the SoCon Tourney, he scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with six rebounds ... While he did hit a 3-pointer at Georgia Southern, it was his only shot to fall as he was just 1-of-7 from the field overall ... However, after that --the last six games of the season -- Muirhead made 27-of-52 shots from the field overall (.519), averaging 11.2 points over the last five games, including a 17-point game at UNCG. ... Since getting no rebounds in WCU's loss at Chattanooga, Muirhead pulled down at least four boards each of the last 11 games of the season, averaging 7.7 over the span ... Also during the span, he has had two games with 10 boards, at Georgia Southern and versus App State in the regular season finale ... Muirhead's 17-point game at UNCG marked the only time he led the Cats in scoring ... He added a team-best seven boards versus the Spartans, marking the sixth time he has led WCU in rebounds this season.

2002-03 (Fr.): Showed flashes of brilliance, but finally put it all together in the last three regular-season games of the year, averaging 19 points, 7.7 rebounds and making 71 percent of his shots ... After only playing nine minutes at the College of Charleston, he responded with a career game versus East Tennessee State (Feb. 22) ... Scored 23 points versus the Bucs, including three impressive ally-oop dunks ... Made 10-of-11 shots overall and grabbed five rebounds ... Followed that by earning his first start versus Wofford (Feb. 24) and had another awesome performance ... Scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds ... Also played impressive defense, holding All-SoCon guard Mike Lenzley to just eight points on 3-of-9 shooting ... Closed the regular season versus Chattanooga with another start ... Recorded his first double-double, scoring 13 points and pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds ... Was only 3-of-5 from the field, but was 7-of-8 from the free throw line ... Started 2003 with two solid performances versus VMI (Jan. 5) and Reinhardt ... Also brought the crowd to its feet in Western's win over Appalachian State (Jan. 21) with two impressive coast-to-coast baskets ... Scored 10 points in each of the three contests ... Made 4-of-7 shots versus the Keydets, 4-of-4 versus Reinhardt and 5-of-5 versus Appalachian State ... More impressive is the fact that averaged 5.0 rebounds in the three games ... Reached double figures at UNC Asheville and at Marshall, getting 10 points in each contest ... Added seven rebounds at Marshall, including four on the offensive end ... Pulled down nine rebounds versus Davidson (Feb. 1).

PRIOR TO WESTERN: Named to the Toronto Star's Fab 5 and was honored along with the other four recipients at a Toronto Raptors-Miami Heat game ... Was also voted one of the top 10 players in Ontario by the Toronto Sun ... Averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots per game as a senior ... Led the Milliken Mills Knights to the Provincial Championships as a senior.

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