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 (Sophomore): One of only two Catamounts to start all 35 games during the season ... Averaged a career-best 7.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, ranking second on the team in the latter ... Shot 50.7-percent from the floor, making 109 of his 215 shot attempts ... Scored in double-digits 11 times including a stretch of five-straight in late January, early February ... Recorded his first collegiate double-figure scoring outing against Montreat College (11/15) finishing with 14 points ... Scored 16 points in 34 minutes on a perfect 8-for-8 shooting in the road win over Presbyterian (11/17) ... Posted his first collegiate double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds at home against Elon (1/26), following it up with a second double-double with 12 points and 11 boards at UNCG (1/28) ... Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds in the home win over The Citadel including a career-best 12 defensive boards ... Averaged 10.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during the four-game run in the Southern Conference Tournament to earn second team All-Tournament team accolades ... Scored a career-high 20 points with 10 rebounds in the double-overtime championship game against Davidson (3/5).
2010-11 (Freshman): Played in 32 of WCU's 33 games on the season making six-consecutive starts between the end of November and mid-December ... Averaged 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game as a rookie ... Made his collegiate debut at Clemson, entering the game as a substitution at the 16:09 mark of the first half in the season-opener ... Struggled against the Tigers, fouling out after only nine minutes of playing time ... In the second game at DePaul, connected on his first collegiate field goal on a lay-up at the 16:41 mark of the first half - just 13 seconds after entering the game as a sub ... Twice recorded double-digit rebounds with 10 against Bradley (11/30) and a career-best 12 at Chattanooga (12/4), scoring a career-high nine points in the latter.
Prior to Western: Averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior for Dublin HS and head coach Marvin Latham, helping guide the squad to a 31-1 overall record and AA State Championship ... Was a second team All-Region and All-Middle Georgia selection, while additionally garnering second team All-3-A Regional Tournament accolades ... Played AAU basketball with the Georgia Stars.
Personal: Full name is Tawaski Kentez King ... Teammates and coaches call him "T-Watt" or simply "Watt" ... Is the son of Tim Ray and Tamika King.