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.
Points: 26, vs Col. of Charleston -- 03/09/13
Rebounds: 13, Toccoa Falls -- 01/17/12
Assists: 6, vs Austin Peay -- 11/20/12
Steals: 4, Wittenberg -- 11/08/13
Blocks: 3, Toccoa Falls -- 01/17/12, vs Col. of Charleston -- 03/09/13
FG made: 10, vs Davidson -- 03/09/14
FG attempts: 16, Davidson -- 01/23/14
3FG made: 4, vs Davidson -- 03/09/14, Coastal Carolina -- 02/23/13, at Elon -- 01/30/14
3FG attempts: 8,at Elon -- 01/30/14
FT made: 7, Appalachian State -- 02/08/14
FT attempts: 10, at Samford -- 03/01/14
Made Western Carolina's first 3-point basket in regular season game on international soil ... 3-pointer came with 9:57 on the clock against Austin Peay (11/20) in Cancun, Mexico as part of the Cancun Challenge.
Appeared in 33 games with 33 starts ... Was one of three Catamounts to score in double-digits in the first three games of the season -- 13 points against Wittenberg (11/08), and 17 points against UNC Asheville (11/11) and at Oregon (11/13) ... Had a career-high four steals in the Wittenberg game ... Scored 16 points on 15 field goal attempts tying a career-high at Virginia Tech (11/15) ... Left the game at Kent State (11/21) with an upper leg injury ... Did not play against Niagara (11/22) ... Played 12 minutes against USC Upstate (11/23) before leaving with a hip pointer ... Snapped a seven-game skid not in double-digits with 12 points at Cleveland State (12/16) ... Snapped a four-game streak without reaching double-figures with 12 points against Elon (01/04) ... Scored 15 points at Georgia Southern (01/11) in front of his hometown crowd ... Notched second straight 15 point games with 15 points against Samford (01/18) ... Tallied 13 points at Wofford (01/20) ... Scored in double figures in five straight games matching his longest streak of the season ... His streak at The Citadel (01/25) ... Scored a season-high 18 points at Elon (01/30) ... Attempted a career-high eight 3-point field goals and matched his career-high for field goals made with seven and 3-pointers made with four ... Scored 11 points in the overtime win over App State (02/08) ... Notched 15 points at Chattanooga (02/14) ... Tallied a career-high 26 points carrying the Catamounts to a semifinal win in the SoCon Tournament over No. 1 seed Davidson (03/09) ... Played a career-high 39 minutes in the game and made a career-high 10 field goals ... Scored in double-digits in 12 of the final 14 games. Named to the SoCon Tournament First Team.
Appeared in all 33 games with 27 consecutive starts for the Catamounts ... Did not start the first six contests ... Averaged 29.6 minutes, 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game ... Scored in double-digits 11 times ... Led the Catamounts in rebounds three times ... Had five or more assists five times ... Handed out a career-high six assists against Austin Peay (11/20) ... Scored in double figures three straight games, 10 points at Eastern Kentucky (12/01), 13 points at No. 13 Illinois (12/04) and 12 points against Appalachian State (12/08) ... Grabbed eight rebounds, had five assists and went 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the Eastern Kentucky game ... Had 11 points and eight rebounds against Liberty (12/31) ... Collected 10 rebounds at Chattanooga (01/19) ... Scored 17 points at Appalachian State (02/02) on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor ... Seven made baskets in the App State game set a career-high ... Scored 17 points against Coastal Carolina (02/23) on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and 4-of-5 from three ... Played a career-high 42 minutes in the overtime game against Samford (03/02) ... Ended the season on three-game double-digit scoring streak ... Scored ten points in the Samford game, 14 points against The Citadel (03/08) in the opening round of the SoCon Tournament and scored 19 points setting a new career-high against the College of Charleston (03/09) ... Tied a career-high with seven made baskets in the CofC game.
2011-12 (Freshman): Saw action in 32 of WCU's 35 games on the season, twice making appearances in the starting lineup ... Scored 68 points on the year, averaging 2.1 points per game ... Scored his first collegiate points with 33 seconds remaining in the season-opener at South Carolina (11/11) by converting an Ishmael Hollis steal into a fast-break jumper on his first collegiate attempt ... Turned in a career-best performance in the record-setting win over Toccoa Falls (1/17), posting his first collegiate double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds ... Made his first collegiate start at UNC Greensboro (1/28), starting back-to-back games ... Pulled down a SoCon-best five rebounds in the tournament victory over Wofford (3/3) ... Stepped up to make a big 3-pointer in WCU's championship run against the Davidson Wildcats (3/5), scoring eight points off the bench.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-year letter winner for head coach Tim Jordan at Savannah HS ... Since his sophomore season, the versatile guard has been among the starting five, averaging 10 points, four boards, three steals and nearly three assists per game for a squad which won the region championship as a junior ... Averaged 16 points per game with eight rebounds, six steals and six assists as a junior, earning All North/South Georgia accolades ... Played AAU basketball with the Seaport Shockers out of Savannah during the summer of 2010.