Vikings looking to advance to championship game for second straight year
COLLEGE: 2012-13 WWU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Finished four-year career ninth among WWU leaders in blocked shots with 91 and 11th in rebounds with 541 ... Honorable mention Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star and GNAC academic all-star for third time as senior in 2012-13 ... First-team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District and named to National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court ... Started all 34 games ... Averaged 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds and blocked 42 shots ... South Point Hoops Holiday Classic all-tournament pick ... Scored season-high 19 points vs. Chaminade HI in first round of West Regional on 3/18/13 and grabbed career-high 12 rebounds at Chaminade on 11/14/12 ... Saw action in all 36 games as junior in 2011-12, starting all but four of them ... Most Improved award winner ... Averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds ... Shot 42.9 percent (39-91) from beyond arc ... Scored career-high 20 points on two occasions - at Alaska Fairbanks on 1/12/12 and vs. Northwest Nazarene on 1/21/12 ... Hit 4-of-5 three-pointers in national title game vs. Montevallo AL on 3/24/12 ... Played in all 27 games as sophomore in 2010-11, making 16 starts ... Averaged 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds ... Shot 50.8 percent (67-of-132) from floor, 39.7 percent (25-of-63) from three-point range and 82.8 percent (24-of-29) at free-throw line ... Averaged 3.3 points and 2.8 rebounds as freshman in 2009-10 ... Four letters ... Received medical hardship from GNAC after playing in just three games in 2008-09 before suffering season-ending foot injury ... Averaged 6.7 points and 3.7 rebounds ... Redshirt in 2007-08 ... Received Rich Baxter Hustle Award ... Also has earned two letters in track as javelin thrower.
HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team all-Northwest League as senior at Nooksack Valley High School ... Named Player of the Game in 1A-2A senior all-star contest ... Helped Pioneers place third at Class 1A state tournament, averaging 13.1 points and 9.8 rebounds ... Honorable mention WashingtonPrep.com and first-team all-Whatcom County League choice as junior ... Averaged 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in helping Pioneers place fourth at Class 2A state tournament and finish second in WCL ... Most Improved award winner ... As freshman, helped NVHS place eighth at state tourney ... Three-year starter and four-year letter winner ... Also earned four letters in football and track ... As senior quarterback in football, passed for 1,640 yards and 11 touchdowns, completing 95-of-155 attempts ... Threw four touchdowns passes in 35-7 win over Lynden Christian, completing 13-of-16 attempts for 297 yards ... As senior in track, won state title at Class 1A state meet in shot put (49-4), placed second in javelin and third in discus ... As junior finished seventh at state in discus, eighth in javelin and ninth in shot put.
PERSONAL: Major is kinesiology-physical therapy ... His brother, Tyler, was basketball standout at Central Washington University and his sister, Jenny, competed in volleyball and track at University of Alaska Anchorage.