Fifteen student-athletes graduated with honors as 41 walked across the stage to earn their degrees from Western Carolina.
Squad held its annual post-season dinner on Wednesday evening
Trey Sumler's career day leads WCU past Appalachian State
Western Carolina host the archrival Mountaineers Saturday at 2 pm
Western Carolina, Appalachian State meet in front-end of WCU hoops double-header
2010-11 (Junior): Played in a career-best 18 games, all off the bench ... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game on the year ... Scored a career-high six points against Warren Wilson (11/22) and matching it with six points at No. 2 Ohio State (12/12) ... Matched a career-high with six rebounds against WWC and finished a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor in the latter ... Played a career-long 14 minutes in Legends Classic Tournament action against Gardner-Webb (11/27), blocking a career-best two shots ... Received the team's "Scholar-Athlete Award" in the post-season ... Named to the National Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2010-11 Honors Court during the summer of 2011.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Played in seven games, coming off the bench ... Scored 11 points on the season, averaging 1.6 points per appearance ... Added eight rebounds - four offensive and four defensive - for a 1.1 average per contest ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against St. Catharine College, scoring a career-best four points on a perfect showing from the floor and a 2-for-4 performance at the free throw line ... Saw his most extensive game action against Berea College, playing a then career-long 14 minutes and pulling down a career-high six rebounds.
2008-09 (Freshman): Accepted an invitation as a preferred walk-on to join the Catamount basketball team ... Practiced with the team but did not play ... Was awarded an athletic scholarship in May of 2009.
Prior to Western: Was a postgraduate player at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia for head coach Kevin Keatts; High School: Was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2006-07 after averaging 19.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game during his senior season at West Henderson for head coach Rob Bliss ... Played in the North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star game ... Garnered All-WAC accolades as a junior when he averaged 14.8 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots per game ... Also played football as a prep.