In first season at WWU as volunteer assistant ... Has played basketball professionally last three years, traveling to Germany, Australia and China ... Competed briefly last spring for Bellingham Slam of International Basketball League ... Earned bachelor's degree in political science and clinical psychology at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2009 ... Played basketball three seasons for Nanooks, finishing 24th among school's career scoring leaders with 862 points ... Team captain two years, averaging team-best 13.7 points per game as senior ... Also played one year at Edmonds CC ... 2004 graduate of Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood ... Played in all-state game as senior ... Helped Mavericks to two Western Conference championships and sixth-place finishes at Class 3A state tournament, earning second-team all-league honors as senior ... 26 years old ... His brother, Evan, competed collegiately at Alaska Fairbanks and Texas A&M International and now plays professionally.