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Jul 12

Las Vegas Summer League: What You Need To Know

By caseyholdahl

After four days of preparation at the team's practice facility in Tualatin, the Portland Trail Blazers being their 2013 Las Vegas Summer League campaign Saturday. I'll be there providing updates from games and practices, so keep an eye on the blog for that.

Until then, here's the need-to-know information to follow the Trail Blazers' progress from Las Vegas.

Schedule and Broadcast Information

This is the first year that the Las Vegas Summer League is utilizing a tournament-style schedule which will result in one team being named champion on Monday, July 22. Each team will first play three games, then all teams will be seeded in a single-elimination bracket (though there are losers brackets, as every team is guaranteed at least five games total). Portland's first three games are as follows:

Saturday, July 13: Portland Trail Blazers v. Phoenix Suns, 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 14: Portland Trail Blazers v. LA Lakers, 3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 16: Portland Trail Blazers v. Chicago Bulls, 5 PM

As for the broadcast, both of the Trail Blazers’ first two games will be tape delayed on NBA TV, with both games being played at 10 PM the night of the games. The game against the Bulls will be broadcast live, also on NBA TV.

You other option is to purchase Summer League Live for $14.99, which allows you to stream all games, including Portland's, live to your computer or mobile device.

The Players



#5 Will Barton
Position: Guard
Height: 6-6
Weight: 175
Birthdate: January 6, 1991 (Baltimore, MD)
High School: Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
College: Memphis
How Acquired/Draft Background: Selected by Portland in the second round (40th pick overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: One season
With Trail Blazers: One season

2012-13: Averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.47 steals and 12.2 minutes in 73 games (five starts) ... Started the final five games of the season and averaged 15.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.40 steals and 37.8 minutes in those five games ... Against Dallas on April 7, set career highs with 22 points (7-11 FG), 13 rebounds and six assists ... Became the first NBA reserve to record 22 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals in a game since Cliff Robinson on Jan. 20, 1993, and the first rookie with that stat line since Grant Hill on March 25, 1995 ... Led the team in scoring in three of the final six games of the season ... Also led the squad in rebounding four times and assists twice ... Scored in double figures in two straight games in December, scoring 14 points (6-9 FG) against Sacramento on Dec. 26 and 11 points (5-10 FG) and six rebounds at the L.A. Lakers on Dec. 28 ... Finished with 18 points and seven rebounds against Oklahoma City on April 12 ... Netted 17 points (5-8 FG) and added nine rebounds and five assists April 14 at Denver ... Notched 17 points (8- 14 FG), six rebounds, five assists and three steals April 16 at L.A. Clippers ... Scored 15 points and tallied seven rebounds and four assists April 17 vs. Golden State ... Played in four games (all starts) with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League from Dec. 7-8 and Jan. 7-8, where he averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.00 steal and 37.8 minutes.

College: In two seasons with Memphis, averaged 15.2 points (47.1% FG), 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.49 steals and 32.9 minutes in 70 games ... Received a total of six postseason honors, including CBSSports.com All-America Third Team, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 11 First Team, United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District 4 Team, Conference USA Player of the Year, All-Conference USA First Team and C- USA All-Tournament Team ... Named to the 2011-12 John Wooden Award preseason watch list ... Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction in 2011 ... A 2011 collegeinsider.com National All-Freshman Team member ... Named to the 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 11 Second Team and the 2011 All-Conference USA Third Team ... Also a member of the 2011 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... 2011-12: Had one of the most prolific sophomore seasons in school history, leading the Tigers in scoring (18.0) and rebounding (8.0) ... Netted 631 points his sophomore campaign, the most points scored by a Tiger in a second year in school history ... Finished his career with 1,062 points, moving up to the No. 39 spot on the Memphis all-time scoring chart ... Ranked among league leaders in scoring (first), rebounding (seventh), field goal percentage (11th), free throw percentage (10th), assists (14th), steals (fifth) and minutes played (fourth) ... Was the only guard ranked in the Top-10 of C-USA's rebounding leaders ... A Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy midseason candidate, had 11 double-doubles and was one of three players in the nation to average at least 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2011-12 ... 2010-11: Played in all 35 games and made 25 starts ... Played a team-high 1,070 minutes ... Averaged 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Led the team in scoring 10 times and rebounding 10 times ... Netted double figures in 23 games, including 10 straight contests from Jan. 15-Feb. 16 ... Grabbed five or more rebounds in 22 games from his wing position ... Shot 42.8 percent from the floor, 26.5 percent from the 3-point line and 69.9 percent from the charity stripe ... Had 54 steals (second on team) and 17 blocked shots ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders in scoring (21st) and steals (seventh) ... Ranked among C-USA freshmen leaders in scoring (second), rebounding (fifth), free throw percentage (ninth), steals (second), blocked shots (eighth) and assists (fifth).

High School: Played his final season of high school basketball in 2009-10 at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. ... Following his prep year at Brewster, played in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland ... Helped the USA Junior National Select Team to a 101-97 win over the World Select Team ... A consensus top-15 recruit ... Rated the No. 3 player in the nation by MaxPreps.com, No. 5 by ESPN.com, No. 8 by The Sporting News and Scout.com, and No. 10 by PrepStars.com ... Ranked as the nation's No. 1 shooting guard by Scout.com ... Rivals.com ranked him the No. 11 overall player and the nation's No. 2 shooting guard.

Personal: Full name is William Denard Barton ... Son of Karen Bush ... Helped present awards and participated in a mock press conference with select students at Roosevelt High School in February 2013 ... Assisted with drills at the Trail Blazers 2013 Spring Break Hoops Camp ... Appeared in all five games (four starts) for Portland’s 2012 NBA Summer League team, averaging 15.0 points (third on team), 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists ... Increased his scoring total every game at the 2012 NBA Summer League, scoring 27 points in the final contest vs. Miami ... Attended Memphis with brother, Antonio, who averaged 8.2 points per game for the Tigers during his sophomore season in 2011-12.



#18 Victor Claver
Position: Forward
Height: 6-10
Weight: 235
Birthdate: August 30, 1988 (Valencia, Spain)
Spanish Pro Team: Valencia (Spanish ACB League)
How Acquired/Draft Background: Selected by Portland in the first round (22nd pick overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: One season
With Trail Blazers: One season

2012-13: In his first season in the NBA, posted averages of 3.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.53 steals and 16.6 minutes in 49 games (16 starts) ... In games which he started, averaged 4.9 points, 0.88 steals and 23.8 minutes ... Scored a career-high 12 points to go along with five rebounds April 1 at Utah ... Grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds Feb. 24 vs. Boston ... Started the final eight games of the season, as he averaged 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game ... Missed nine games due to a right elbow contusion (Nov. 23-Dec. 8), and also missed nine contests because of a left ankle sprain (March 10-24) ... Scored 11 points and recorded six rebounds Feb. 13 at New Orleans ... Made a career-best three 3-pointers en route to finishing with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists at the L.A. Clippers on April 16 ... Played in four games (all starts) with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League during the month of December, where he averaged 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 2.00 steals and 33.8 minutes per game.

Pro Career: Served as Valencia’s team captain for three seasons from 2009-20012, the most successful three-year span in club history in which the team finished in the Spanish ACB League’s top four every season under his captaincy ... Named the 2010 EuroCup Rising Star, an honor given to the most outstanding player in the competition under the age of 22 ... 2011-12: Helped lead Valencia to the Spanish ACB League semifinals for the first time since 2003 and a top four regular season finish for the third consecutive season ... Averaged 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 10 EuroCup games and helped Valencia reach the finals, where they fell to Khimky (Russia) by a score of 77-68 ... Finished the regular season with averages of 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 27 ACB League games ... 2010-11: Named to the Eurobasket.com Spanish ACB All-Domestic Players Team ... Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB Third Team ... Helped Valencia reach the Copa Del Rey semifinals, the team’s best finish in the Spanish Cup since Claver’s first season with Valencia, when they reached the finals ... Ranked second on the team in points per game (11.5) and 3-point percentage (36-89, 40.9%) ... Averaged 10.9 points in 14 EuroCup games as Valencia reached the quarterfinals, where they were eliminated by Real Madrid ... 2009-10: Averaged 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in 16 EuroCup games en route to Valencia becoming EuroCup champions for the first time in club history ... Awarded the EuroCup Rising Star Award for his performance in the tournament ... Posted averages of 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds and appeared in every regular season game ... Recorded a career high with 279 total points in his 34 games ... 2008-09: Suffered a broken leg in December 2008 and missed five months of action, limiting him to 16 regular season appearances, where he posted averages of 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... 2007-08: Won the Spanish All-Star Game Slam Dunk Championship ... Played a full regular season for the first time with Valencia and posted averages of 6.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... 2006-07: Made his professional debut for Valencia’s first team and played in 19 Spanish ACB League games, averaging 2.3 points per contest.

Spanish National Team: A member of the Spanish National Team that earned the Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Claver averaged 0.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 4.8 minutes in five appearances ... Appeared in seven games for the Spanish National Team and won a second gold medal at the 2011 European Championships in Lithuania (2.0 ppg) ... Made his first appearance for the Spanish National Team’s first team in 2009 and made seven appearances during the team’s gold medal run at the European Championships in Poland (2.0 ppg) ... Averaged 15.6 points in eight games for the Spanish U- 20 National Team en route to a bronze medal at the U-20 European Championships in Latvia in 2008 ... Won a bronze medal at the 2007 U-18 European World Championships in Greece, averaging 14.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in eight games.

Personal: Father, Francisco Javier, was a school teacher, a professional handball player and coach who stressed sports and education to Victor and his brother and sister, who have also played basketball at high levels ... Started playing basketball at age 12 and joined Valencia’s program at age 15 ... The first Trail Blazer to ever wear No. 18 ... The fourth Spanish Trail Blazer in franchise history, joining Fernando Martin, Sergio Rodriguez and Rudy Fernandez ... Handed out presents to students at an Albina Head Start classroom during the 2012 holiday season.



#23 Allen Crabbe
Position: Guard
Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
Birthdate: April 4, 1992 (Los Angeles, CA)
High School: Price HS (Los Angeles, Calif.)
College: California
How Acquired/Draft Background: Acquired from Cleveland in exchange for a 2015 second round pick and a 2016 second round selection. Selected by Cleveland in the second round (31st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: None
Last Team: California (NCAA)

College: In three seasons at the University of California, Berkeley, averaged 15.7 points (44.6% FG, 38.2% 3-PT, 81.9% FT), 5.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.86 steals and 34.7 minutes in 98 games ... Voted by the league’s coaches as the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year as a junior in 2012-13 ... A member of the All Pac-12 First Team following his junior season, and was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Sporting News Third Team All- American ... Also Earned U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and NABC All-District honors following his final season at California ... Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team as a sophomore and junior, and was named the Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011, also earning All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention accolades ... Third in school history in 3-pointers (209), seventh in free throw percentage (81.9%) 10th in points (1,537), tied for 10th in 3-point percentage (38.2%) and 12th in career scoring average (15.7) ... 2012-13: Completed the season with the Golden Bears averaging career bests in points (18.4), field goal percentage (45.9%), rebounds (6.1), assists (2.6), steals (1.12) and minutes (36.2) in 33 games ... Helped lead Cal reach the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010 ... Ranked third in the Pac-12 in scoring (18.4), fifth in 3-pointers per game (1.9), eighth in free throw percentage (81.3%) and 10th in defensive rebounds (5.1) ... Led the team in scoring in 17 games during the season ... Ranked first on the squad in scoring, tied for first in steals (1.12), tied for second in assists (2.6) and third in rebounds (6.1) ... Scored in double figures in 29 of 33 games ... Recorded 19 points (7-15 FG), nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Golden Bears’ upset over UNLV in the round of 64 at the NCAA Tournament ... Set a career high with 33 points (10- 18 FG, 4-7 3-PT) against Pepperdine on Nov. 13, also adding six rebounds and three assists ... Notched 23 points (8-16 FG, 5-11 3-PT), 10 rebounds and six steals against USC on Feb. 17, one of six double-doubles in his career with the Golden Bears ... 2011-12: Appeared in 34 games for California during his sophomore season, finishing with averages of 15.2 points (43.1% FG, 39.9% 3-PT, 84.3% FT), 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 34.1 minutes ... Named to the NABC All-District IX Team ... Led the Golden Bears in scoring (15.2), rebounds (5.7), 3-pointers (83) and free throw percentage (84.3%) ... Ranked among the Pac-12 leaders in 3-point field goals (first), free throw percentage (second), defensive rebounding (fifth), scoring (sixth) and 3-point percentage (10th) ... Recorded double-digit scoring in 28 games, including seven 20-point contests ... Finished with a season-high 26 points (9-16 FG, 6-8 3-PT) and a career-high 12 rebounds in a win at Oregon on Jan. 8 ... 2010-11: Named the Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, averaging 13.4 points (44.6% FG, 40.0% 3-PT, 80.4% FT), 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.94 steals and 33.8 minutes in 31 games ... Set the school record for most 3-pointers made in a season by a freshman (62), and also ranks third in free throw percentage (80.4%) and fifth in 3-point percentage (40.0%) among freshmen in school history ...Led the team in scoring during conference play, averaging 16.4 points ... Scored a season-best 30 points (10-15 FG, 4-6 3-PT) in an overtime win over Washington State on Jan. 13.

High School: The 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year at Price High School in Los Angeles ... Also a Parade All-American, Wooden Award winner, ESPN California State Player of the Year, Division IV State Player of the Year and the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year as a senior ... Ranked No. 57 of ESPN's Top 100 and also No. 30 among shooting guards by ESPN ... Also ranked No. 69 in Rivals' Top 150 ... A member of the Best in the West first team in 2010 ... Averaged 23.0 ppg, 10.8 rpg and 2.0 apg as a senior ... In the Southern Section Division 4AA championship game, totaled 22 points and led the Knights to a narrow victory, their second straight section title and a final record of 29-3 ... Posted 38 points against Crenshaw and Ventura High Schools, earning ESPN Rise California Student-Athlete of the Week honors as a result ... In his junior season, helped Price HS win a CIF Southern Section Div. VI title and garner an overall record of 27-6 ... In the regional final that year, posted 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Personal: Parents are Allen Crabbe Jr. and Cheryl Price ... Has an older sister ... Father played basketball at Pepperdine ... Played for the Compton Magic club team ... Pronounced “CRAB.”



#10 Olek Czyz
Position: Forward
Height: 6-7
Weight: 240
Birthdate: March 3, 1990 (Gydnia, Poland)
High School: Reno HS (Reno, Nev.)
College: Nevada
NBA Experience: None
Last Team: Virtus Roma (Italy)

Noteworthy: Played in 48 games with Virtus Roma in 2012-13, averaging 5.6 points (52.8% FG) and 3.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes ... Played his freshman season at Duke before transferring midway through his sophomore year to Nevada ... In his four years of collegiate basketball, averaged 10.3 points (53.0% FG), 5.0 rebounds and 27.1 minutes in 77 games ... Sat out the first nine games of his junior season in 2010-11due to NCAA transfer rules ... In 58 career games with the Wolfpack, averaged 13.2 points (53.6% FG, 37.7% 3-PT), 6.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 28.8 minutes ... Named to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) All-Conference First Team as a senior in 2011-12, when he averaged 13.8 points (54.1% FG), 6.5 rebounds and 28,4 minutes ... Helped lead Nevada to the WAC Regular Season Championship ... Ranked in the top-10 in the conference in both scoring (10th), rebounding (sixth) and field goal percentage (sixth) ... Ranked first on the squad in field goal percentage (53.1%), second in rebounding (6.5) and third in scoring (13.8) ... In his first season with Nevada in 2010-11, earned WAC All-Newcomer Team honors after averaging 12.3 points (52.9% FG, 45.0% 3-PT), 5.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 29.4 minutes in 23 games ... Led the team as a junior in field goal (52.9%) and 3-point (45.0%) percentage ... Ranked fourth on the squad in scoring ... Averaged 1.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 5.8 minutes in 19 games played at Duke ... Pronounced “CHIZH.”



#19 Joel Freeland
Position: Forward
Height: 6-11
Weight: 232
Birthdate: February 7, 1987 (Farnham, England)
Spanish Pro Team: Unicaja Malaga (Spanish ACB League)
How Acquired/Draft Background: Selected by Portland in the first round (30th pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: One season
With Trail Blazers: One season

2012-13: Averaged 2.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 9.4 minutes per contest in 51 games played (one start) in his rookie campaign ...Set career highs with 13 points (5-10 FG) and six defensive rebounds at the L.A. Clippers on April 16 ... Scored 11 points (4-6 FG) and grabbed four rebounds at Toronto on Jan. 2 ... Tied for the team lead in rebounds once (April 16 at LAC) ... Recorded a career-high tying six rebounds three times: Feb. 10 at Orlando, April 12 vs. Oklahoma City and April 16 at L.A. Clippers ... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Detroit on March 16 ... Played in two games (both starts) with the D-League’s Idaho Stampede Dec. 14-15, averaging 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 37.0 minutes.

Pro Career: 2011-12: Led Unicaja Malaga in scoring and rebounding with 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds in 28.2 minutes over 31 games ... The team leader with 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 14 contests in 2011-12 EuroCup games, as Malaga made it to the round of 16 for the second consecutive season ... Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB Third Team ... Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season ... 2010-11: His 13.2 points and team leading 6.2 rebounds per game earned him a place on the Spanish ACB League Team of the Year ... Selected to the Eurobasket.com All-Imports team ... Selected as a Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention ... 2009-10: Team leader in points with 12.3 per game and second in rebounds at 5.1 per game, as Malaga reached the Spanish ACB semifinals for the third year in a row ... All-Spanish ACB Honorable Mention ... 2008-09: Posted double figures in points scored for the first time in his Spanish ACB career, averaging 10.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 28 games ... 2007-08: Averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 28 ACB games ... 2006-07: Made his Spanish ACB debut at age 19 with Gran Canaria and scored 32 points in 15 appearances.

British National Team: A member of Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic team, he averaged 14.6 points (second on team), 6.6 rebounds (tied for second on team) and 25.1 minutes in five games ... Has made 41 career appearances for the British National Team ... Played in five games for Great Britain at the European Championships in Lithuania, averaging 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, including a 27-point, 12-for-12 field goal shooting performance in Great Britain’s 88-81 win over Poland ... Made eight appearances at the 2009 European Championships in Poland, posting 8.4 point and 4.4 rebounds per contest ... Averaged 10.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in six European Championship qualifying games ... Was named to the English U18 National Team in 2005.

Personal: Became the first born-and-raised Englishman ever selected in the NBA Draft when the Trail Blazers selected him 30th overall in 2006 ... Portland’s first English player in team history ... Helped run drills at a basketball clinic with youth in Beaverton in December 2012 ... Primarily played soccer during his childhood and didn’t pick up basketball until he was 16 years old ... First played professionally for the Southampton-based Solent Stars while working in a local grocery store ... Measured 6-foot-9 by age 17.



#24 Terrel Harris

Position: Guard
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Birthdate: August 10, 1987 (Dallas, TX)
High School: South Garland High School (Garland, Texas)
College: Oklahoma State
How Acquired/Draft Background: Acquired along with Robin Lopez from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for the draft rights to Jeff Withey, a future second round pick and cash considerations.
NBA Experience: Two Seasons
With Trail Blazers: None

2012-13: Played in 20 games with Miami and New Orleans, averaging 0.8 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 6.9 minutes ... Joined New Orleans on March 8 ... Appeared in 13 games with the Hornets, where he averaged 0.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 8.3 minutes ... Played a season-high 28 minutes against Golden State on March 18, finishing with season bests of four points, five rebounds and two blocks ... Played in seven games with the Heat, averaging 1.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 4.1 minutes .. Played in 12 games (seven starts) with Rio Grande Valley of the NBA D-League, where he posted averages of 12.5 points (49.6% FG, 46.9% 3-PT), 7.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.08 steals and 29.8 minutes.

NBA Career: In two years with Miami and New Orleans, notched averages of 2.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 10.8 minutes in 42 games (one start) ... A member of Miami’s NBA Championship team in 2012 ... 2011-12: Appeared in 22 games (one start) for Miami in his rookie season, averaging 3.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 14.5 minutes ... Led the team in rebounds, steals and minutes twice each during the season ... Scored nine points and grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds in a career-high 44 minutes at Atlanta on Jan. 5 ... Tied the team’s single-game season high for offensive rebounds with seven against the Hawks ... Recorded 10 points, six rebounds and a career-high tying four assists vs. Memphis on April 6 ... Played in seven games (three starts) for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers prior to the 2011-12 NBA season, averaging 17.0 points (55.6% FG), 6.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.14 steals and 25.0 minutes ... Also played in six games with EnBW Ludwigsburg of the German Bundesliga League, where he averaged 2.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 12.7 minutes.

Playoffs: Played in four postseason games with Miami during the 2012 playoffs, averaging 1.3 points, 0.8 rebounds and 2.5 minutes.

D-League: Has played in 93 career D-League games, averaging 10.2 points (48.6% FG, 38.2% 3-PT), 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.34 steals and 23.8 minutes ... 2010-11: Played in 50 games (14 starts) with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.42 steals and 26.3 minutes ... Led the team in steals (1.42) and tied for the team lead in games played (50) ... 2009-10: Played in 24 total games with Maine and Rio Grande Valley, posting averages of 5.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.08 steals and 15.3 minutes.
College: Played four seasons at Oklahoma State University, where he posted averages of 9.8 points (43.9% FG, 81.5% FT), 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.29 steals and 26.4 minutes in 134 games (89 starts) ... Earned Big 12 Conference All-Defensive Team and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades his senior season ... Finished among the Cowboys’ all-time leaders in steals (2nd, 173), games played (3rd, 134), 3-point field goal attempts (7th, 418) made 3-pointers (8th, 153) and minutes (8th, 3,537) ... 2008-09: Started all 35 games in which he played as a senior, averaging career highs in points (13.9), rebounds (4.8) and steals (1.74), along with 1.9 assists and 31.7 minutes ... Shot 48.8% from the field ... Scored in double figures in 26 games, including nine 20-point outings ... Third on the squad in scoring (13.9) and rebounding (4.8), while ranking second in assists (1.9) ... Scored a career-high 27 points (9-13 FG, 4-6 FG) against Texas Tech on Feb. 18 ... Averaged 16.0 points (58.8% FG, 50.0% 3-PT) and 5.0 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games, helping the Cowboys reach the Round of 32 ... 2007-08: Played in 33 games (20 starts) his junior season, averaging 10.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.45 steals and 29.5 minutes ... Ranked second on the team in rebounds (4.2) and third in both scoring (10.5) and steals (1.45) ... Started the first 19 games of the season ... 2006-07: Notched averages of 10.0 points (42.1% 3-PT, 85.7% FT), 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.38 steals and 30.1 minutes in 34 games (26 starts) as a sophomore ... Shot 85.7 percent from the free throw line, the eighth-best mark in school history ... 2005-06: Appeared in 32 games (eight starts) as a freshman, averaging 4.5 points (46.7% FG), 2.0 rebounds and 13.4 minutes ... Shot 44.1 percent from 3-point range.

Personal: Played in four postseason games with Miami during the 2012 playoffs, averaging 1.3 points, 0.8 rebounds and 2.5 minutes.



#4 Cedric Jackson
Position: Guard
Height: 6-3
Weight: 191
Birthdate: March 5, 1986 (Galamogordo, N.M.)
High School: Burlington North HS (Columbus, N.J.)
College: Cleveland State
NBA Experience: None
Last Team: New Zealand Breakers (New Zealand)

Noteworthy: Played the last two years with the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL), earning All-NBL First Team honors in both seasons with the club ... Following the 2012-13 season, was named the NBL Most Valuable Player after averaging 14.6 points (46.1% FG), 5.9 assists, 6.9 rebounds, 2.81 steals and 30.0 minutes in 32 games ... Led the league in both assists and steals ... Helped lead the Breakers to back-to-back NBL Championships in 2012-13, part of three-straight championships won by New Zealand dating back to the 2010-11 season ... Appeared in 12 NBA games with Cleveland, San Antonio and Washington during the 2009-10 season, where he averaged 1.7 points, 0.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 6.2 minutes ... Played in the NBA D-League for two seasons from 2009-11 with the Erie Bayhawks and Idaho Stampede ... In his D-League career, posted averages of 14.5 points (44.0% FG), 5.6 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.07 steals and 34.0 minutes in 84 games ... Played two years at St. John’s University from 2004-06 before transferring to Cleveland State ... Did not play during the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... In 125 career collegiate games, averaged 8.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.27 steals and 28.8 minutes ... In two seasons with Cleveland State, averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.82 steals and 32.2 minutes in 71 games ... led the Horizon League in assists as a junior and senior ... Named to the All-Horizon League Second Team in both seasons with the Vikings ... Helped lead Cleveland State to the Round of 32 of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.



#52 Dallas Lauderdale
Position: Center
Height: 6-7
Weight: 260
Birthdate: September 11, 1988 (Solon, Ohio)
High School: Solon HS (Solon, Ohio)
College: Ohio State
NBA Experience: None
Last Team: Idaho Stampede (D-League)

Noteworthy: Recently on the roster of the Idaho Stampede for the 2012-13 NBA D-League Season ... Participated in the Trail Blazers’ preseason training camp last October, playing in three preseason games (0.3 ppg) ... Played the 2011-12 season in Poland with PGE Turow, where he averaged 2.9 points (71.6% FG), 3.2 rebounds, 1.14 blocks and 12.0 minutes in 42 games ... Spent four years at Ohio State from 2007-11, as he averaged 4.2 points (73.4% FG), 3.5 rebounds, 1.54 blocks and 17.6 minutes in 138 games ... As a senior, ranked first in the Big Ten Conference in games played (37) and third in the conference in blocks (54) ... Sits fifth all-time in Big Ten history in blocks (213) ... Enjoyed a career season as a junior, averaging career highs in points (6.5), rebounds (5.2), blocks (2.14) and minutes (25.1) ... Ranked first in the conference in blocks in 2009-10 (77) ... Played in seven NCAA Tournament games in his career, including blocking eight shots vs. UCSB in the Round of 64 of the 2010 NCAA Tournament ... Helped the Buckeyes win the 2008 NIT Championship, playing in all five games.



#11 Meyers Leonard
Position: Center
Height: 7-1
Weight: 251
Birthdate: February 27, 1992 (Robinson, IL)
High School: Robinson HS (Ill.)
College: Illinois
How Acquired/Draft Background: Selected by Portland in the first round (11th pick overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: One season
With Trail Blazers: One season

2012-13: Notched averages of 5.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.55 blocks and 17.5 minutes per game in 69 appearances (nine starts) ... In nine starts, averaged 11.4 points and 5.2 rebounds ... Scored in double figures 13 times, leading the squad in scoring once and in rebounding four times ... Finished third among all NBA rookies in both field goal percentage (54.5%, 151-277) and free throw percentage (80.9%, 72-89) ... Tied for 14th among NBA rookies in rebounds per game (3.7) ... Scored 10-plus points in a career-best five straight games from March 27-April 3, as he averaged 13.4 points and 7.2 rebounds during the five-game stretch ... Recorded his first career double-double March 30 at Golden State, finishing with a career-best 22 points (9-17 FG) and a career- high 10 rebounds ... In his first start Nov. 21 at Phoenix, notched 12 points (6-9 FG), five rebounds, two steals and two blocks ... Capped a three-game stretch of scoring in double digits on March 4, scoring 15 points and grabbing six rebounds against Charlotte ... Notched a career-best three blocks at Detroit on Nov. 26.

College: Played in 65 games over two season for Illinois, averaging 7.7 points (56.7% FG), 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 19.8 minutes ... Became the highest player drafted out of Illinois since Utah selected Deron Williams third overall in the 2005 NBA Draft and just the third member of the Illini selected in the lottery ... His 60 blocks in the 2011-12 season rank second in school history ... 2011-12: Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media and coaches) ... Honored as Academic All-Big Ten ... Led team in rebounding at 8.2 rebounds per game (third in Big Ten), field goal percentage at 58.4 percent (3rd in Big Ten, 11th in NCAA), and blocks at 1.88 per game (first in Big Ten) ... Second on team in scoring at 13.6 points (16th in Big Ten) ... Scored in double figures 21 times, including six 20-point games, and was Illinois' top scorer in 10 contests ...His total of 60 blocks and average of 1.88 per game rank second in Illini single-season history ... Tallied a career-high six blocks in the season opener vs. Loyola Chicago on Nov. 11 ... Posted his first double-double with a career-high 22 points and 12 rebounds while also blocking five shots vs. Richmond on Nov. 22 ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Dec. 5 after leading the Illini to wins over Maryland and Gonzaga, averaging 16.5 points, six rebounds and two blocks ... Earned second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor Dec. 26 following games against Missouri and Cornell ... Posted eighth double-double of the season by matching a career-high 22 points to go with 14 rebounds vs. Iowa on Feb. 26 ... 2010-11: Played in 33 games, averaging 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds ... Shot 48.3 percent from the field (28-of-58) ... Out of his 28 field goals, 14 were dunks ... Scored a season-high 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. Northwestern on Jan. 6, helping the Illini break the school record for field goal percentage.

High School: The consensus top-50 recruit averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a senior, leading Robinson to the 2010 IHSA Class 2A State Championship ... Named a consensus First-Team All-State selection as a senior by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign- Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) ... Following his senior season, named to the USA Basketball Junior Select Team that competed in the annual Nike Hoop Summit in April ... Ranked No. 29 on the recruiting services consensus index, including No. 19 by Scout.com, No. 24 by Hoopmasters and No. 31 by Rivals.com ... Averaged 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as a junior.

Personal: Mother is Tracie Leonard ... Father is the late Jim Leonard ... Has two older brothers, Chris and Bailey ... Brother, Bailey, is a U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan ... Teams with Genentech and the Children’s Cancer Association to host events that help “Block Out Cancer” ... Led Portland’s 2012 NBA Summer League entry with 8.3 rebounds, and added 10.5 points and 1.5 blocks in four games (all starts) ... Twice grabbed double digits in rebounds and scored in double figures on two occasions at the 2012 NBA Summer League ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, general curriculum at Illinois ... Biggest thrill in sports was "winning state my senior year" ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll in high school.



#0 Damian Lillard
Position: Guard
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Birthdate: July 15, 1990 (Oakland, CA)
High School: Oakland HS (Calif.)
College: Weber State
How Acquired/Draft Background: Selected by Portland in the first round (sixth pick overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: One season
With Trail Blazers: One season

2012-13: Averaged 19.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 0.90 steals and 38.6 minutes in 82 games (all starts) ... Named Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, joining Blake Griffin (2011), David Robinson (1990) and Ralph Sampson (1984) as the only players to win the award unanimously ... The fourth Trail Blazer to win the award (Roy, 2007; Wicks, 1972; Petrie, 1971) ... Joined Oscar Robertson and Allen Iverson as the only rookies in NBA history to record 1,500 points and 500 assists in a season ... One of two Trail Blazers to ever finish with 1,500 points and 500 assists in a season (Clyde Drexler-86-87, 91-92) ... Broke the all-time NBA rookie record for 3-pointers in a season (185), surpassing Stephen Curry’s 166 3-pointers in 2009-10 ... Became the Portland franchise leader for most 3-point field goals in a season, breaking Damon Stoudamire’s record of 181 in 2004-05 ... Became the first rookie to lead the NBA in total minutes played (3,167) since Elvin Hayes in 1968-69 ... One of 10 NBA players to score 1,500 points ... Led all rookies in scoring (19.0 ppg), assists (6.5 apg), field goals (553) and free throws (271) ... Ranked second among all rookies in free throw percentage (84.4%), tied for fifth in steals (0.90 spg) and sixth in 3-point percentage (36.8%) ... Finished fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers made, 12th in points per game, tied for 16th in assists per contest and tied for 23rd in free throw percentage ... Earned Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors for every month, becoming one of just eight players to sweep NBA Rookie of the Month honors since the inaugural award in 1981-82 ... Scored in double figures in 76 of 82 games ... Tallied double- digit assists in nine contests ... Led the team in scoring 26 times and in assists on 50 occasions ... Became the first Trail Blazer to win an event at NBA All-Star Weekend, winning the Taco Bell Skills Challenge ... Participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend and finished with 18 points, three rebounds and five assists in a game-high 28 minutes ... In the season opener vs. L.A. Lakers on Oct. 31, joined Oscar Robertson and Allen Iverson as the only players in NBA history with at least 20 points and 10 assists in their NBA debut ... His 11 assists tallied in the game opener were the most by an NBA rookie in his first game since Jason Kidd (11) in 1994, and the most by a Trail Blazer in his NBA debut, all-time ... Became the first NBA rookie to record 35 points, nine assists and zero turnovers in a game since turnovers became a stat in 1978-79 against San Antonio on March 8 ...Made a career-high 15 field goals and a Trail Blazer rookie-record seven 3-pointers Jan. 11 at Golden State, where he finished with 37 points, six rebounds and four assists.

College: Played in 103 career games (98 starts) over four years with Weber State, averaging 18.8 points (44.6% FG, 39.0% 3-PT, 86.7% FT), 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.25 steals in 32.6 minutes ... Finished his career second in school history in career scoring with 1,934 career points, which is also fifth in Big Sky Conference history ... Left as Weber State’s career leader in 3-pointers made with 246, free throws made with 520 and free throw percentage at 86.7 percent, the sixth best in Big Sky history ... Ranks second in career assists with 362 ... Was a two-time Big Sky Conference MVP and earned All-American honors his junior season ... 2011-12: Earned All- American honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Associated Press ... Became the first player in Big Sky Conference history to be named to an All-American team ... Was also named the Big Sky Conference MVP and the District VIII Player of the Year ... Helped lead the Wildcats to a 25-7 overall record and a 14-2 record in Big Sky Conference play ... Finished second in the country with a scoring average of 24.5 points, the best single-season average in Weber State history ... Scored 784 points on the season, which is the most in Weber State single-season history and ranks as the third most in Big Sky Conference single-season history ... Scored a career-high 41 points in leading the Wildcats to a double-overtime win over San Jose State ... Also scored 40 points in a win over Portland State ... Was named Big Sky Player of the Week five times and was also named National Player of the Week in January ... Finished the season 12th in the nation in free throw percentage after shooting 88.7 percent for the season, the third best single-season percentage in Weber State history ... Tied the single-season record for most free throws made with 228 and was fifth in attempts ... Was also 15th in the nation in 3-pointers per game ... Made 94 3-pointers, the most in WSU single-season history and the sixth most in Big Sky history ... 2010-11: Played in just nine games for the Wildcats before suffering a foot injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the season ... Received a medical redshirt season ... Suffered the injury in the second half of Weber State’s game at Tulsa on December 16 ... In his nine games with the Wildcats, averaged 19.7 points and 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game ... 2009-10: Named the 2009-10 Big Sky Conference MVP and earned First Team All-Conference honors for a second year in a row ... Named to the Big Sky Postseason All-Tournament Team ... Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors by the Associated Press ... Named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District VIII team and was Second Team All-District VIII on the National Associations of Basketball Coaches team ... Led the Big Sky Conference in overall scoring at 19.9 points per game ... Made 29 straight free throws during a stretch from late November through early December ... Played 50 of the 55 minutes in the 95-93 three overtime win at Idaho State, scoring the winning basket with less than two seconds left in the third overtime ... 2008-09: Was a unanimous selection as the Big Sky Freshman of the Year and was named to the Big Sky All-Conference First Team ... Became the first freshman to earn All-Conference First Team honors since Rodney Stuckey of Eastern Washington in 2006, and the first true freshman in Big Sky history to earn First Team honors ... Became just the third Wildcat ever to earn Freshman of the Year honors ... Appeared in all 31 games (26 starts) ... Averaged 11.5 points per game, second best on the team and 12th best in the Big Sky ... Was third in the conference in free throw percentage (84.1%) and finished ninth in assists at 2.9 per game.

High School: Played for Coach Orlando Watkins at Oakland High where he was First Team all-league his junior and senior seasons ... Averaged just over 28 points per game as a senior with a single-game high of 45 ... Averaged 20 points, four rebounds and four assists his junior season.

Personal: Full name is Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard ... Parents are Houston and Gina ... Partners with the Trail Blazers, Les Schwab and Adidas in a regional anti- bullying campaign that encourages everyone to stand up for the rights of others and formally pledge to show respect for all people ... Named the recipient of the NBA’s Kia Community Assist Award for March 2013 in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community, ongoing advocacy and charitable work ... Awarded the 2012-13 Maurice Lucas Award, given annually to the Trail Blazers player who best represents the indomitable spirit of Maurice Lucas through his contributions on the court and in the community ... Named Co-MVP of the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas after leading all players with 26.5 points to go with 4.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists in four games (all starts) ... Majored in Technical Sales at Weber State ... Wears No. 0 for the Trail Blazers in honor of the town he grew up in, Oakland; the town where he played in college, Ogden, Utah; and the state where he will play in the NBA, Oregon.



#3 CJ McCollum
Position: Guard
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Birthdate: September 19, 1991 (Canton, OH)
High School: lenOak HS (Canton, Ohio)
College: Lehigh
How Acquired/Draft Background: Selected by Portland in the first round (10th pick overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: None
Last Team: Lehigh (NCAA)

College: Played four seasons at Lehigh University, where he averaged 21.3 points (43.9% FG, 37.7% 3-PT, 82.5% FT), 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.04 steals and 32.9 minutes ... In 2009-10, became the first Patriot League player to ever be named both Player and Rookie of the Year ... Also earned the Patriot League Player of the Year as a junior ... Three-time First Team All-Patriot League member (2009-12) ...Ranks first in Patriot League history and second all-time at Lehigh with 2,361 career points ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American as a junior and freshman ... 2012-13: Played in 12 games as a senior before suffering a broken left foot on Jan. 5 ... Was enjoying a superb senior season prior to the injury, leading the nation in scoring at 23.9 points (49.5% FG, 51.6% 3-PT, 84.9% FT) along with 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.42 steals and 31.0 minutes ... Scored 30-plus points in four of 12 games played, including a season-high 36 points against Baylor to open the season ... Tallied 25 second half points against Quinnipiac on Nov. 27, a career high for most points scored in a half ... 2011-12: Earned Patriot League Player of the Year honors as a junior after leading the conference in scoring (21.9), ranking second in rebounding (6.5) and averaging career highs in assists (3.5) and steals (2.60) in 33.1 minutes ... Ranked fifth nationally in points per game ... Named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Year, along with being named a Lute Olsen All-American and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First Team All-District member ... Earned Patriot League Player of the Week six times during the season, tying his total from the previous year ... Helped lead Lehigh to the round of 32 at the NCAA Tournament, including a 75-70 win over second seeded Duke in the round of 64 ... Finished with 30 points, six rebounds and six assists in the win against the Blue Devils ... Scored 14 points and tallied eight rebounds against Xavier in the round of 32 ... Named Most Valuable Player of the Patriot League Tournament, leading the Mountain Hawks to an 82-77 victory over Bucknell in the championship game by finishing with 29 points, three rebounds, five assists, two blocks and three steals ... 2010-11: Started all 31 games in which he played as a sophomore, averaging 21.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.48 steals and 34.5 minutes ... Finished ninth in the nation and first in the Patriot League in scoring, third in the conference in rebounding and 12th nationally in steals ... Also led the Patriot League in free throw percentage (84.5%) ... Named to the NABC First Team All-District, as well as to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District team ... Named the Patriot League Player of the Week a then-record six times ... Scored a career-best 42 points (15-25 FG) Nov. 26 against Kent State, the third most points scored by a Lehigh player all-time and just seven points shy of tying the school record ...Recorded 10 double-doubles on the season ... 2009-10: Completed a record freshman season, leading the nation in scoring (19.1) while also averaging 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.30 steals and 31.9 minutes in 33 games ... Along with winning the Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year awards, was a conference First Team All-League, All-Rookie and All-Tournament Team selection ... Named to the Sporting News All-Freshman Team ... Nine-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week, tied for the most in conference history ... Scored in double figures in 29 of 33 games, including 17 games of 20-plus points and three games of at least 30 points ... Scored 26 points against top-seeded Kansas in the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament.

High School: Two-time First-Team All-Federal League, All-District IV and All-County selection at GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio ... Federal League, District IV and Stark County Player of the Year in 2009 ... First-Team All-Ohio selection and Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... Leading scorer in school history with 1,405 career points ... Holds the school and county record for most points in a game with 54 ... Averaged 29.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a senior ... Member of DECA, BLAST and E-commerce.

Personal: Majored in journalism ... Son of Kathy Andrews and Errick McCollum ... Penned an article for The Sporting News in 2012 about his decision to return to school his senior year.



#41 Thomas Robinson
Position: Forward
Height: 6-10
Weight: 237
Birthdate: March 13, 1991 (Washington D.C.)
High School: Brewster Academy (N.H.)
College: Kansas
How Acquired/Draft Background: Acquired from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the NBA rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Marko Todorovic, and two future second round picks on July 10, 2013. Originally selected by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
NBA Experience: One season
With Trail Blazers: None

2012-13: Appeared in 70 games with Sacramento and Houston during his rookie season, posting averages of 4.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 15.1 minutes ... Played in 19 games with the Rockets after being acquired by Houston along with Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt from Sacramento in exchange for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich on Feb. 20 ... Averaged 4.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 13.0 minutes with Houston ... Scored a career-high 15 points (6-7 FG) along with six rebounds, three steals and two blocks against Cleveland on March 22 ... Recorded 10 points (3-4 FG), eight rebounds and three steals in a win over Dallas on March 3 ... Averaged 4.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 15.9 minutes in 51 games with the Kings ... Tallied three double-doubles while with Sacramento, including a 12-point, career-high 14-rebound performance against Phoenix on Jan. 23 ... Grabbed double-digit rebounds in three consecutive games from Jan. 7-12 ... Scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in a career-best 30 minutes vs. Portland on Nov. 13.

College: Played three seasons at the University of Kansas, where he averaged 9.8 points (52.5% FG), 7.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 18.7 minutes in 105 games ... His overall three-year Kansas record of 100-13 are the most win in a three-year period in Kansas basketball history ... A consensus First Team All- American as a junior in 2011-12 ... Earned the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year Award as a junior, and was named to the All-Big 12 First Team ... Named the ESPN.com National Player of the Year, Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Finalist and was a First Team All-American on the John R. Wooden, The Sporting News and CBSSports.com’s teams ... 2011-12: Played and started all 39 games as a junior, averaging 17.7 points (50.5% FG), 11.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.08 steals and 31.8 minutes ... Led the nation with 27 double-doubles, and ranked second in the country in rebounding (11.9) ... His 27 double- doubles surpassed Drew Gooden’s Kansas single-season record of 25 set in 2002 ... Total of 463 rebounds ranks second all-time in Kansas single-season history behind Wilt Chamberlain (510, 1956-57) ... Became the first unanimous Associated Press All-American since Blake Griffin in 2009 ... Named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week four times during the regular season ... Helped lead the Jayhawks to the Championship game of the 2012 NCAA Tournament ... Recorded four double-doubles in six NCAA Tournament games, including an 18-point, 17-rebound performance against Kentucky in the championship game ... Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.7 points and 12.5 rebounds during the tournament ... Recorded 30 points (10-14 FG) and 21 rebounds vs. North Dakota on Dec. 31, 2011, becoming the first Jayhawk to post a 30-point, 20-rebound game since Wayne Hightower in 1961 ... Just the sixth player in Big 12 history to record a 30-20 game ... 2010-11: Averaged 7.6 points (60.1% FG), 6.4 rebounds and 14.6 minutes in 33 games (two starts) as a sophomore ... Led the squad among players who played at least 10.0 minutes per game in field goal percentage (60.1%) ... Posted four double-doubles his sophomore season, including finishing with 12 points (5-9 FG) and 14 rebounds in Kansas’ NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen victory over Richmond ... Scored in double figured in 11 games ... 2009-10: Played in 33 games (one start) his freshman season, averaging 2.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 7.2 minutes ... Recorded his first double-double of his collegiate career in just his sixth game as a Jayhawk, notching 15 points (6-7 FG) and 10 rebounds against Alcorn State on Dec. 2, 2009 ... Had 10 points and seven rebounds in a win over Radford on Dec. 9.

High School: layed for Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., his senior season ... Averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots per game in 2008-09 for Brewster ... Earned First Team Prep School All-American ... A Parade All-American and Reebok All-Star selection as a senior ... Played his junior season at Riverdale Baptist High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. ... Riverdale Baptist went 31-6 his junior season ... Averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks per game while at Riverdale Baptist ... An All-County selection as a junior ... Had 23 double-doubles his junior seas .... Best game at Riverdale was 32 points, 27 rebounds and nine blocked shots ... Rated the No. 7 power forward in the class of 2009 by Rivals.com ... Was rated No. 24 overall by Scout.com, No. 31 by Rivals.com and No. 40 by ESPNU 100.

Personal: Born Thomas Earl Robinson ... Son of the late Lisa Robinson ... Lists his hero as his mother ... Nickname is “T-Rob” ... Has three siblings ... Favorite TV shows include Martin and Fresh Prince of Bel Air.



#7 Dexter Strickland
Position: Guard
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Birthdate: October 1, 1990 (Newark, NJ)
High School: St. Patrick HS (Elizabeth, N.J.)
College: North Carolina
NBA Experience: None
Last Team: North Carolina (NCAA)

Noteworthy: Played four seasons at the University of North Carolina, where he averaged 7.0 points (46.0% FG), 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.14 steals and 24.1 minutes in 128 games ... Led the country in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.19) as a senior in 2012-13 ... Fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in assists (4.2) as a senior ... Notched a career season as a senior, averaging career highs in points (7.8), assists (4.2) and minutes (27.7) ... Ranked second on the squad in assists as a senior, and fifth in points ... Appeared in 19 games as a junior before missing the rest of the season with a torn right ACL suffered on Jan. 19, 2012 ... Prior to the injury, was leading the team in field goal percentage, shooting 57.0 percent from the field ... Led the team in steals (45) his sophomore season while ranking eighth in the ACC ... Averaged 10.3 points (55.7% FG) and 2.5 assists in four games during the 2011 NCAA Tournament, helping lead the Tar Heels reach the Elite Eight ... Ranked third on the team in steals as a freshman (33) ... Played in two NCAA Tournaments (2011, 2013) and one NIT (2010) during his time with North Carolina.



#8 Dominic Waters

POSITION: Guard
HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 180
BIRTHDATE: Sept. 28, 1986
BIRTHPLACE: Portland, Ore.
HIGH SCHOOL: Grant HS (Portland, Ore.)
COLLEGE: Portland State
NBA EXPERIENCE: None

NOTEWORTHY: Most recently played for Hapoel Halon of the Israeli Basketball Super League in 2012-13 ... Appeared in 16 league games with the club, posting averages of 12.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.31 steals and 36.1 minutes ... Also played in six EuroChallenge games, averaging 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 28.8 minutes ... Prior to joining Hapoel Halon, played with Union Olimpija in Slovenia ... Averaged 3.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 13.5 minutes in 12 games played in the Adriatic League ... Posted averages of 2.4 points, 1.0 rebound and 3.6 assists in 14.9 minutes during nine Euroleague games ... Spent the 2011-12 season playing in Belgium with Liege Basket ... Played in 30 games and posted averaged of 12.6 points (53.2% FG), 2.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 28.6 minutes ... During 2010-11, played for VOO Verviers-Pepinster of Belgium, averaging 15.0 points (51.9% FG), 1.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 32.0 minutes in 30 games ... Played two years of college basketball at Hawaii from 2005-07 before transferring to Portland State ... Sat out the 2007-08 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Named to the All-Big Sky Conference Second Team in both seasons played for the Vikings in 2009-10 ... In his two seasons at Portland State, averaged 14.9 points (47.3% FG, 43.5% 3-PT, 86.9% FT), 2.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 28.9 minutes in 65 games (34 starts) ... Helped lead the Vikings to the Big Sky Championship as a junior in 2009 ... Averaged 18.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 33.7 minutes as a senior (32 games) ... In two seasons at Hawaii, played in 49 games and averaged 5.0 points, 1.0 rebound, 1.3 assists and 13.7 minutes ... In his four year collegiate career, averaged 10.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 22.3 minutes in 115 games (37 starts) ... Attended Portland’s Grant High School, averaging 23.4 points per game as a senior, which ranked third in the state ... Was named First Team All-State and was the Class 4A Player of the Year his senior season with the Generals.

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