A physical player who can take the ball to the rim or shoot the ball from beyond the arc... One of the team's top three-point threats... Has a knack for the ball as he plays the passing lanes well and gets his share of rebounds... Is a high-energy player... Presents matchup problems due to his size... Returns to Montezuma Mesa as one of the more seasoned players on the roster with 79 career games played and 62 starts in an Aztec uniform... Enters his senior season as an all-Mountain West honors candidate.
As A Junior (2007-08 Season)
Played in 20 games and made 19 starts before being suspended on Feb. 8 by head coach Steve Fisher for the remainder of the season for violations of team policy... Finished second on the team in scoring average at 13.2 points and was third in rebounding average (5.4)... Connected on the third most three-point field goals (32) and shot 80.0 percent from the free-throw line (76-for-95), which ranks as the 12th-best single-season percentage in school history... Shot 38.6 percent from beyond the arc to rank 16th on SDSU's individual season records list... Reached double figures in scoring 16 times... Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Week announced Monday, Nov. 12... Named the World Vision Classic Most Valuable Player... SDSU was 11-5 and 27-7 in his career when he scored at least 10 points in a game... Led the team in scoring with 14 points (6-6 FTs) vs. Liberty (11-9-07) and also added four rebounds... Tied his career high with a game-high 22 points (10-13 FTs) and team-high eight rebounds in 27 minutes vs. Portland (11-10-07)... Recorded 12 points, six rebounds and three steals at Fresno State (11-11-07)... Made a career-high tying three three-point field goals en route to 12 points vs. UC San Diego (11-17-07)... Scored 11 points after connecting on two three-point field goals and had a season-high four steals at San Diego (11-19-07)... Matched his season high with two assists and added 11 points and seven rebounds at California (11-24-07)... Missed the Loyola Marymount game (11-28-07) due to ankle sprain... Returned to action vs. Western Michigan (12-1-07) and came off the bench to score a game-high tying 16 points on a season-best six field goals... Dressed but did not see action (ankle) vs. UC Riverside (12-4-07)... Returned to the starting lineup for the first time in four games vs. Saint Mary's (12-8-07), recording eight points and five rebounds... Scored 14 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds vs. Navy (12-17-07)... Set a career high with 16 field goals attempted, while making a season-high seven shots en route to his ninth double-digit scoring effort of the season (20 pts.) at Arizona (12-22-07)... Tied a season best with nine rebounds in 32 minutes vs. Sam Houston State (12-28-07)... Tallied 11 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. TCU (1-5-08)... Contributed 16 points, while tying a season-high with three assists vs. Northern Colorado (1-9-08)... Scored 13 points, including four key free throws at New Mexico (1-12-08)... Drained a career-high four three-pointers en route to 19 points vs. Utah (1-16-08)... Recorded 15 points and four rebounds vs. Wyoming (1-19-08)... Totaled 15 points, five rebounds and one steal at BYU (1-23-08)... Notched his sixth consecutive double-digit scoring effort and 16th of the season with 13 points vs. UNLV (1-26-08)... Was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line en route to a six-point, seven-rebound performance at Colorado State (1-29-08)... Had seven points, four boards and two steals vs. Air Force (2-6-08).
As A Sophomore (2006-07 Season) MWC Rankings: 15th in offensive rebounding
Played in 31 games and received the starting nod 18 times... Had four or more rebounds in 23 games in which he played... The Aztecs were 5-0 in 2006-07 and 16-2 in his career when he has at least 10 points... Was one of six Aztecs to play in at least 31 games... Ranked third on the team with a free throw percentage of 72.3 percent among those with at least 60 attempts... Averaged 4.6 rebounds per game, the fourth-best season effort on the team... Posted five double-digit scoring performances... Suffered a right foot sprain injury prior to the Point Loma Nazarene exhibition contest (11-1-06)... Started the final two games of the Shamrock Invitational... Scored 15 points in the opener vs. Murray State (11-10-06)... Started his first game of the season and played a career-high 37 minutes at Saint Mary's (11-11-06)... Grabbed a game-high 11 boards in the victory over Seattle Pacific (11-12-06)... Was available, but did not play against UC San Diego (11-15-06)... Returned to the starting five vs. Cal (11-18-06) and recorded eight points and five rebounds... Had one of his best games as an Aztec as he tied a then career high with 18 points without missing a shot (6-6 FG, 1-1 3FG, 5-5 FT) vs. UCR (11-21-06)... Hit all four free throws and had two assists at UCSB (11-25-06)... Scored 12 points and connected on six free throws vs. San Diego (11-29-06)... At Western Michigan (12-2-06), he grabbed six rebounds... Recorded three steals and five rebounds vs. Arizona (12-9-06)... Hit a season-high tying two three-pointers and had a career-best five assists vs. Campbell (12-12-06)... Connected on two three-pointers en route to 13 points and had two blocks vs. LMU (12-16-06)... Had two points, two assists and zero turnovers at Washington St. (12-21-06)... Dressed, but did not play against Lafayette (12-31-06) due to a sprained knee... Returned to action after missing one game and had four points and five rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Wyoming (1-3-07)... Was 7-for-9 from the field and the free throw line en route to a career-high 22 points vs. Colorado State (1-13-07)... Contributed seven points, eight rebounds and a team-high tying three steals vs. New Mexico (1-17-07)... Grabbed six rebounds at Air Force (1-20-07)... Blocked a career-high three shots and added four rebounds at UNLV (1-23-07)... Recorded five rebounds, four assists and three steals at TCU (1-31-07)... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds vs. Air Force (2-6-07)... Tied his season high with a pair of threes en route to eight points at CSU (2-10-07)... Scored all seven of his points and grabbed six of his eight rebounds in the second half vs. UNLV (2-13-07)... Collected nine rebounds and hit a free throw to tie the game to force overtime at UNM (2-20-07)... Notched four points and two rebounds vs. BYU (2-24-07)... Was 2-of-3 from the floor for four points and had two assists at Utah (2-7-07)... Grabbed nine rebounds (six offensive) and scored seven points vs. TCU (3-3-07)... Posted four rebounds and two points vs. Colorado State at the MWC tournament (3-8-07)... Scored four points and had two steals in the first-round NIT game at Missouri State (3-14-07)... Scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and added two blocks and a steal in 26 minutes at Syracuse (3-19-07) during SDSU's second-round NIT contest.
As A Freshman (2004-05 Season) MWC Rankings: 8th in offensive rebounding, 11th in rebounding, 12th in defensive rebounding, 13th in steals
Became another in a long line of true freshmen to pay immediate dividends for the Aztecs and Coach Steve Fisher... Played in 28 of 33 games during the campaign, missing five contests while serving a team suspension... Started 25 games, the fourth highest total on the team, trailing only Brandon Heath, Marcus Slaughter and Richie Williams... Had the fourth- highest scoring average on the team (9.2 ppg) and was fifth among all players in total points... Ranked among the team leaders in nearly every category, including second in rebound average (5.6), fourth in games started (25), fourth in scoring average (9.2), fourth in steals (35) and fifth in blocked shots (10)... Despite being a true freshman, he ranked among the league leaders in rebounding (11th overall and eighth in offensive rebounding) and steals (13th)... MWC player of the week for the period ending Dec. 18... Was just the third freshman to earn the weekly award in MWC history, joining former Aztec Evan Burns and Utah's Andrew Bogut... Played 25 or more minutes in 21 games and was fourth on the team in total minutes... He was the third-leading freshman rebounder in the conference at the end of the regular season... Made 59 of his final 78 free throw attempts (75.6 percent) after opening his career 4-for-14 from the line... Had 13 double-digit scoring games as a freshman and posted three double-figure rebound games... SDSU was 11-2 when he scored 10 or more points... He was 90-of-182 from the floor (49.5 percent) and connected on 50 percent or better from the field in 15 games... The Aztecs were 10-5 when he shot 50 percent or better from the floor... Was 61-of-119 from the field (51.3 percent) in SDSU wins and 29-of-63 (46.0 percent) from the floor in Aztec losses... Spain also enjoyed the Cox Arena environment, making 45-of-85 (52.9 percent) field goal attempts and 6-of-12 (50.0 percent) from three-point range in the 13 games he played at home... Ranks as one of the top freshmen in San Diego State history as he finished the season ranked in the top 10 in six different SDSU freshmen categories (second in field goal percentage (.506), fifth in efficiency average (11.58), sixth in rebound average (5.7), seventh in rebounds (136) and efficiency points (278) and 10th in scoring average (9.5))... Made 15 of his 29 attempts from three-point range to become the only player in school history to make at least 15 treys and shoot above 50 percent from beyond the arc in a season... Recorded two double-doubles, to join Marcus Slaughter as the only Aztec players to post multiple double-double games during the season... Led San Diego State in the efficiency ratings in four games, the second highest total on the team... Recorded 14 dunks during the season, second most on the squad.. Posted an impressive 0.445 efficient points per minutes played ratio (which was second on the SDSU team)... Joined Richie Williams to become the first SDSU freshmen in school history to start an NCAA Tournament game when they got the starting nod against Indiana (3-16-06)... Performed well in the clutch, connecting on 10-of-14 (71.4 percent) free throws in the final four minutes of games... Scored eight points and had two rebounds vs. Indiana in the NCAA Tournament (3-16-06)... Notched his second double-double in the MWC title game vs. Wyoming (3-11-06) with 11 points and 12 rebounds... Had five points, six rebounds (five offensive), three assists and two steals vs. Colorado State at the MWC quarterfinals (3-9-06)... Was perfect from the line, connecting on all eight attempts en route to 12 points vs. the Cowboys in the MWC regular-season finale (3-1-06)... Chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds at Brigham Young (2-22-06)... Scored 14 points against New Mexico (1-25-06), hitting a career-high three 3-pointers in the second half to thwart a Lobo rally... Posted his first career double-double at TCU (1-18-06) with 10 points and 10 rebounds... Hit both of his three-point attempts vs. UNLV (1-14-06) on his way to 10 points... Went 6-for-10 from the field en route to 13 points against Colorado State (1-4-06)... Scored a career-best 18 points at Providence (12-27-05)... Contributed 16 points and nine rebounds vs. UMBC (12-20-05)... Poured in 17 points against UCSB (12-17-05) on 8-of-10 from the floor... Also recorded five steals against the Gauchos... Scored a then career-high 15 points against Point Loma (12-3-05)... Posted 10 points and four rebounds in 27 minutes against Albany (11-26-05)... In the third-place game at The Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska, he turned in his first double-figure scoring effort with 11 points vs. Southern Miss (11-20-05)... Scored seven points in his first career start in his second collegiate game vs. Illinois-Chicago (11-19-06) in Alaska... Grabbed five rebounds and had two points in his first game as an Aztec at Alaska Fairbanks (11-17-05)... Averaged 14.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per 40 minutes in 2005-06.
One of just five players named to the Street & Smith's San Francisco-Oakland all-metro team... Was rated as the fourth best prospect in the state by Hoop Scoop's Clark Francis... Ranked as fourth best small forward on the West Coast by Prep West Hoops... Averaged 17.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and shot 83 percent from the field as a senior for Newark Memorial High School... Recorded 29 double figure scoring games as a senior and knocked down 33 three-pointers... Led Cougars to a 29-5 record in 2004-05, including a 14-0 record in the Mission Valley Athletic League... Named to the all-MVAL first team his final three years and to the second team his freshman season... In 2003-04, averaged 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, leading Newark Memorial to a 29-5 record and a trip to the CIF Division I championship... Had three 30-point scoring games and had season-highs of 33 points, 14 rebounds and five assists... Recorded eight double-doubles.