No. 13 Men's Basketball vs. Washington; photos by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Bio entering 2014-15
As A Redshirt (2013-14 Season)
Redshirted after transferring from Arizona prior to the 2013-14 academic year... Practiced with the team the entire season.
As A Sophomore at Arizona (2012-13 Season)
Was a part of a 27-8 Arizona team that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament... Averaged 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.5 minutes... More than 40 percent of his minutes played during the season came in his last 10 appearances (99 of 239), though he played in just two of UA's last six games... 42.9 percent of his rebounds came on the offensive glass (24 of 56)... Played in the team's first 14 games and logged double-figure minutes in half of those outings... At one stretch, he played in 11 straight Pac-12 games where he averaged 2.2 rebounds... Equaled a then-career high with three field goals on the way to six points and two rebounds vs. UTEP (11-15-12)... Posted his first career double-figure scoring game with 10 points and four rebounds vs. Northern Arizona (11-28-12)... Posted season-high totals of six rebounds and three blocks vs. Oral Roberts (12-18-12)... Collected six boards vs. East Tennessee State (12-22-12)... Put forth the best game of his career with six points and a career-high eight rebounds in a collegiate-best 24 minutes vs. Stanford (2-6-13)... Collected two points, two boards and a block in his NCAA tournament debut vs. Harvard (3-23-13)... Averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds to go with four blocked shots in the Summer of Thunder Tour of the Bahamas prior to the season... Connected on 7-of-9 field-goal attempts in 32 minutes.
As A Freshman at Arizona (2011-12 Season)
Helped Arizona to a 23-12 record and an NIT berth... Played in all 35 games... Averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes... Led the team in blocked shots with 29... Shot a team-best 56.3 percent from the floor... Was UA's blocked shot leader 16 times... Scored six or more points seven times and had at least five rebounds on five different occasions... Played at least 17 minutes 11 times... Logged double-figure minute totals 23 times... Posted six points, a season-high seven boards and a block vs. Duquesne (11-9-11)... Put forth his best effort of the season with eight points, four boards and two blocks at California (2-2-12)... Blocked a season-high four shots at Stanford (2-4-12)... Equaled a season high with eight points (4-of-4 FT) vs. Colorado (2-9-12)... Hit a season-best 4-of-7 free throws on the way to equaling a season-high with eight points at Washington State (2-16-12) to go with four rebounds... Saw two minutes of action vs. UCLA (3-8-12) in the Pac-12 tournament, but contributed a key and-one, finishing with three points... Collected four points, four rebounds and three blocks vs. Oregon State (3-9-12) at the Pac-12 tourney... Tallied two points, two boards and two steals vs. Colorado (3-10-12) in the Pac-12 tournament... Hit 4-of-6 FGs in Arizona's Pac-12 tourney run... Had five points and five boards vs. Bucknell (3-14-12) in the NIT.
Prepped at Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, Calif.... Rated as the No. 73 overall prospect in the country and the No. 9 forward by Rivals.com to go with a scout grade of 94 by ESPN.com... Finished his prep career with more than 2,000 points (2,133), ranked second on the national high school career blocked shot list (1,120), and was second in California high school history in rebounds (1,732) and games played (135)... Averaged 23.4 points, 14.9 rebounds and 7.8 blocked shots as a senior in leading Hoover to a 26-8 record and a berth in the CIF San Diego Section Division II championship game for coach Ollie Goulston... A Parade magazine second-team All-America selection and San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego Section Player of the Year, a MaxPreps honorable mention All-American, an ESPN RISE All-American and the runner-up for California Mr. Basketball honors... A four-time all-state pick, Chol helped HHS to four consecutive Eastern League titles and four straight section title-game appearances, guiding Hoover to a cumulative 108-30 (.783) record... Posted 97 double-doubles and 31 triple-doubles to go with single-game highs of 41 points, 23 rebounds and 19 blocked shots.