The WCU men's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season officially with its first practice of the season in the Ramsey Center, Friday evening.
2011-12 (Redshirt Sophomore): Sat out the 2011-12 season after transferring to Western Carolina in the fall prior to the season ... Took a redshirt and enters 2012-13 as a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played for head coach Corey Baldwin at Waycross Community College in Waycross, Ga., after concluding his prep career at Berea HS in Greenville, S.C. ... At Waycross, named to the list of Top 150 Players in the Southeast in Junior College by the Juco Journal ... Finished his freshman season in 2009-10 averaging eight points and six rebounds per game, which was second on the team and fourteenth in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association (GJCAA) ... Led the Swamp Foxes - and was third in the GJCAA - in field goal percentage, averaging 54-percent per game ... Named by the Georgia Basketball Coaches Association (GABCA) as the NAIA/JuCo Freshman of the Year ... Led the team in blocks, totaling 41 for the season (1.37/game); High School: As a high school senior, the combo-type player averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots per game ... Was twice named All-Region and second team All-County, and was also selected to play in South Carolina's North/South Game.