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SDSU vs. Boise State - AP Photos
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MW Rankings: 1st in scoring, 3rd in defensive rebounds, 4th in rebounding, 4th in free-throw percentage, 6th in field-goal percentage, 9th in offensive rebounds, 10th in blocked shots
NCAA Rankings: 59th in scoring, 100th in rebounding, 142nd in free-throw percentage, 175th in field-goal percentage
Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American... Named Mountain West Player of the Year to become the second Aztec player to earn the honor (Brandon Heath, 2006)... Was the first sophomore to earn the honor since Utah's Andrew Bogut was named the league's player of the year in 2005... No Aztec in any conference had ever earned league player of the year honors as a sophomore... Was also a MW first-team selection, USBWA all-District IX choice, NABC all-District 17 pick, Basketball Times all-District selection, MW all-tournament team honoree and CBSSports.com's Most Improved Player... Named MW Player of the Week three times... Played in 32 games and made 22 starts... Led the team in scoring (17.4) and rebounding (7.9), while also averaging 1.5 assists and shooting 80.0 percent from the free-throw line... Finished the season ranked second nationally in scoring and rebounding improvement from 2010-11 to 2011-12... His 14.49-point improvement ranked second to Eastern Kentucky's Jaron Jones (+14.52) as did his 6.04-rebounding improvement (Meyers Leonard, Illinois, +6.96)... Finished the season by scoring in double-figures in 21 consecutive games, which included every MW game... Led the league in scoring and was fourth in rebounding, making him one of two players in the MW to rank in the top five in both categories... Finished the conference campaign as the scoring champion and was third in rebounding, making him the only player in the MW to rank in the top three in both categories... His 12 double-doubles were tied for the eighth-most in school history (Aerick Sanders, 8th-12), and were the second most among sophomores in school history (Kawhi Leonard, 23)... His 160 free throws were the eighth most in program history... Logged a personal-best 31 points (10-17 FG, 4-7 3FG, 7-7 FT), six rebounds and three steals in 27 minutes off the bench vs. UC Davis (11-13-11)... Scored 19 points and had eight rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench vs. No. rv/22 Creighton (11-30-11)... Filled the stat sheet with 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals at San Diego (12-7-11)... Notched a game-high 19 points and six rebounds in his second career start vs. Elon (12-22-11)... Finished with a game-high 26 points, 10 rebounds, a personal-best five assists, a career-record three blocks and a personal-high six steals in 28 minutes vs. Redlands (12-30-11); He also connected on a career-high four three-point field goals... Had 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Chicago State (1-10-12)... Hit the game-winning lay-up with 0.3 seconds left vs. No. 12 UNLV (1-14-12) and finished with a team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds... Recovered from a two-point first half (1-6 FG) and finished by making 4-of-7 shots to finish with 12 points at New Mexico (1-18-12)... Contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Air Force (1-21-12)... Recorded his sixth double-double is his last eight games after he finished with a game-high 24 points and a team-best 10 rebounds at Colorado State (1-28-12)... Tallied a game-high 24 points (9-10 FT) and 11 rebounds vs. TCU (2-4-12)... Had 31 points and set a career high with 16 rebounds vs. CSU (2-25-12); He also connected on a career-best 14 free throws (14-for-15)... Scored a career-high 35 points, including a career-high 14 off free throws, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished a career-high five assists in a personal-best 42 minutes at TCU (3-3-12)... Hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired vs. Boise State in the MW quarterfinals (3-8-12); He finished with 19 points, a team-high five rebounds and three assists... Dropped 19 points and six boards vs. Colorado State (3-9-12) in the MW semifinals... Posted 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. New Mexico (3-10-12) in the finals of the MW tournament... Went off for a game-high 23 points, after knocking down a career-high four three-pointers, and a team-best eight rebounds vs. North Carolina State (3-16-12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
As A Freshman (2010-11 Season)