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Personal: Born March 7, 1983 (Santa Ana, Calif.)
High School: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Played for the NBA D-Leagues Anaheim Arsenal (2008-09) and the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (2006-07)
In 62 D-League games, owns averages of 18.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists
Has also played internationally for Belgacom Liθge (Belgium, 2010)
Beijing Ducks (China, 20092010), the Belgium-based Telindus Oostende basketball club (2007) and with the Polish Czarni Słupsk club (200708)
Averaged 1.1 points for the Atlanta Hawks in 23 games (five starts) during 2006-07 season
In 2003-04, the only UCLA player to start every game (28), led the Pac-10 in assists (5.5 apg) and led the Bruins in minutes (33.7)
Personal: Born March 6, 1989 (Milwaukee)
High School: Bay View (Milwaukee)
Spent the past two seasons at Marquette, after playing two years at Indian Hills CC
As a senior, averaged 8.8 points and 3.1 rebounds
Finished 3-of-4 beyond the arc and 6-of-9 from the field en route to 19 points vs. Pittsburgh ... Scored a career-high 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Notre Dame, including a perfect 5-of-5 effort from behind the three-point line ... Played a season-high 36 minutes vs. Louisville and scored 13 points to go along with five rebounds and a team-high five assists
As a junior, averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 rebounds
First Team NJCAA All-America selection at Indian Hills Community College in 2008-09 under head coach Jeff Kidder ... Finished with 1,254 points in two years, the third-best mark in school history ... Helped squad to 58-13 record during his tenure, including a league title, conference tournament championship and national tourney appearance ... Two-time first team all-region honoree ... Averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.6 steals as a sophomore ... Led the team in scoring, assists and steals.
Personal: Born April 19, 1984 (San Antonio, Texas)
High School: Sam Houston (San Antonio, Texas)
College: Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Has played professionally in Puerto Rico and South Korea
averaged 15.2 points and 8.8 rebounds for KCC Egis (South Korea) in 2010-11
Participated in the Oct. 14-22 USA Pan American Games Team training camp
2008 All-Southland Third Team member
Earned Southland Player of the Year honors and won Southland Tournament MVP in 2007; named to the All-Southland First Team and Southland All-Tournament Team
Set school records in field goals made (537), field goal attempts (949), blocks (170) and points (1,407)
Holds the single-season record in blocks (53), and led the Islanders to their lone Southland Conference title in 2007.
Personal: Born June 18, 1988 (Chicago)
High School: Phillips Academy (Chicago)
College: Illinois State
Playing for Pınar Karşıyaka (Turkish Basketball League)
Averaged 9.4 points in 27 league games, and 12.7 points in 15 EuroChallenge games in 2010-11
Led Missouri Valley Conference in scoring his senior year, averaging 15.9 points
Earned First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors, and selected to the Valley's All-Defensive Team as a junior
As a sophomore, earned First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors and was the Larry BirdMVC Player of the Year runner-up after averaging 15.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals
Won the MVC Freshman of the Year award after averaging 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.
Personal: Born December 15, 1982 (Kent, Wash.)
High School: Kentridge HS (Kent, Wash.)
College: Boise State
Spent the 2007-08 season in the NBA Developmental League with the Idaho Stampede, averaging 5.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in 37 games
Played in Switzerland with BC
Boncourt, averaging 15.4 points and 11.0 rebounds (31 games) and contributing 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in the EuroCup Challenge (six games) in 2005-06
Earned WAC All-Defensive Team honors his junior and senior seasons
Finished collegiate career as Boise States all-time leader in rebounds (948) and ranks third in career rebounding average (7.9 rpg)
Also ranks second all-time in games played (120) and started (111), fifth all-time in blocked shots (103), and 17th all-time in scoring with 1,004 points.
Personal: July 16, 1988 (Bronx, N.Y.)
High School: Blessed Sacrament (New York, N.Y.)
College: South Florida
Spent the past two seasons at South Florida, after playing two years at Westchester CC
As a senior, started 20 of 31 games played, averaging 20.8 minutes ... Shot .500 (98-196) from the field on the year, good enough for second on the team ... Finished the year third in scoring (8.7 ppg) ... Posted four double-doubles and scored in double-figures 14 times
Ranked third on the team with 10.4 ppg and led the way with 7.5 boards per game, which ranked ninth in the Big East ... Ranked fifth in offensive rebounds per game at 3.1 ... Also had the second-most blocks with 21 ... Led the team in shooting percentage, making 52.7 percent of his floor shots (128-of-243), putting him 11th in the league ... Sank 78-of-123 free throws (63.4 percent) ... Had seven double-doubles on the season.
Personal: Born November 2, 1988 (Harvey, Ill.)
High School: Thornton Township (Harvey, Ill.)
Played four years at Virginia (2007-11)
Named Honorable Mention All-ACC as a senior in 2010-11
Shot 77.6 percent (170-219) from the free-throw line for his career
Averaged a career-high 13.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 30.8 minutes for the 2010-11 season
Averaged 14.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in ACC regular season games in 2010-11
Grandfather is Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan
Was on the high honor roll for three years in high school
Graduated from Virginia in May of 2011 with a major in sociology
Averaged 20.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a senior at Thornton Township High School for head coach Troy Jackson.
Personal: January 21, 1988 (Boston)
High School: Newton North (Newton, Mass.)
Played his final three seasons at UMass after spending his freshman campaign at Wake Forest
As a senior, ranked third in A-10 in scoring, 45th in NCAA with 18.7 points per game, while averaging 4.4 rebounds
Played in the 2011 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
Became 42nd player to score 1,000 points at UMass
Led UMass in scoring in 23 of 30 games this year
Scored in double-figures in the first 22 games of the year
As a junior, played all 32 games and ranked 16th in A-10 in scoring (13.6 ppg) and 11th in free throw percentage (.757).
Personal: Born June 14, 1989 (Danville, Calif.)
High School: Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)
Three-time All-Big 12 third team selection (2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09)
Voted University of Colorado Best Defender (voted by the players) as a senior
2011 USBWA 2010-11 Men's All-District VIII First Team
2,001 career points ranks sixth all-time in Big 12 Conference scoring
Big 12 leader in steals as a junior and sophomore
Earned 13 CU Athlete of the Week awards
Colorado and Big 12 record holder with 45 consecutive free throws made: Dec. 10, 2008 - Jan. 14, 2009 (eight games)
Ranks third all time at CU in steals (192), fifth in career free throw percentage (.825) and 10th in assists (320).
Personal: Born August 16, 1987 (Glendale, Ariz.)
High School: Deer Valley (Glendale, Ariz.)
Has played in NBA Summer League with Phoenix Suns (2010) and Golden State Warriors (2009)
Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors as a senior, averaging 13.6 points and 5.9 rebounds
All-Pac-10 selection as a sophomore, leading Cardinal in points (15.7 ppg) and tying for team lead in rebounds (6.0 rpg)
2005 Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year.
Personal: Born October 24, 1988 (Houston)
High School: Aldine (Houston)
Big 12 All-Reserve Team (by league media) and Academic All-Big 12 First Team member as junior and sophomore
Started in all 36 games as a senior ... Led Texas in rebounding in 11 games and in scoring in one game
Grabbed at least 10 boards in six games
As a junior, ranked third on the team in rebounding (5.6 rpg), second in field goal percentage (.547) and sixth in scoring (9.4 ppg)
As a sophomore, ranked second on the team in rebounding (5.3 rpg) and fourth in scoring (10.0 ppg).
Personal: July 24, 1988 (New Orleans)
High School: West St. John HS (Edgard, La.)
Named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2009-10
Named an Honorable Mention All-American as a senior
Led team in scoring (17.9 ppg), rebounds (8.0 rpg), assists (3.3 apg) and blocks (1.5 bpg)
Started 29 of the teams 30 games, scoring in double figures 26 times
Scored a career-high 31 points on 13-for-17 shooting to go along with 14 rebounds against Sam Houston State. Averaged 7.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 blocks in 23.9 minutes as a junior
Played in all 30 of the teams games, starting 22 times.
Personal: Born May 4, 1989 (Los Angeles)
High School: Los Alamitos (Los Angeles)
College: Northern Arizona
Played four years at Northern Arizona (2007-11)
Three-time All-Big Sky Conference selection
Averaged 20.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior, and was a unanimous First Team All-Big Sky selection
Shot 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range
Broke Northern Arizonas single season and career scoring marks
Averaged 19.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a junior
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Personal: Born August 25, 1986 (Atlanta)
High School: Carver H.S. (Memphis, Tenn.)
Played for the Washington Wizards in the 2008 NBA Summer League
Appeared in two preseason games for Washington in 2008, averaging 3.0 points in 9.5 minutes
Appeared in 44 games for the NBA Development Leagues Fort Wayne Mad Ants during the 2008-09 season, averaging 15.6 points and 4.3 rebounds
Selected by the Erie BayHawks in the second round of the 2008 NBA D-League Draft
Has played professionally in Latvia (VEF Riga) and Israel (Ramat Gan)
Averaged 11.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals as a senior.
Personal: January 16, 1988 (Savannah, Ga.)
High School: Savannah (Savannah, Ga.)
College: West Virginia
Spent the last two seasons at West Virginia, after spending his first two seasons at Chipola College
Averaged 14.1 points as a senior, and was selected to play in the 2011 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which invites the nations top seniors to compete in front of NBA scouts
Led the PIT in scoring (23.3 ppg)
At Chipola College, named the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year and First Team All-American
In 2008-09, averaged 20 points per game and was named Panhandle Conference Player of the Year
Chipola posted a record of 69-4 over the two years that Mitchell played.
Personal: Born January 23, 1986 (Lawrence, Kan.)
High School: Free State (Lawrence, Kan.)
A 2010 KU graduate who played five seasons in the Crimson and Blue ... Was a part of one NCAA National Championship, three NCAA Elite Eights, four NCAA Sweet 16s, five Big 12 regular-season titles and four Big 12 Tournament championships ... Played in 116 games for KU with 68 starts... Of the 116 games, eight were in the Big 12 Championship and 11 in the NCAA Tournament... A starter in 2010-11, starting 25 of 38 games played ... A top reserve in 2009-10 starting nine of 27 games played ... Started all but one game as a redshirt sophomore in 2008-09 ... Played a reserve role his freshman season in 2006-07 and was a redshirt on KU's 2008 national championship team.
Personal: Born May 18, 1988 (Sarasota, Fla.)
High School: Booker (Sarasaota, Fla.)
College: Seton Hall
Transferred to Seton Hall for his senior season (2010-11)
Spent three seasons at Mississippi
Played in all 31 games as a senior and made seven starts... Averaged 3.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists
As a junior at Mississippi, played in 33 games with 25 starts ... Averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and a team-high 3.9 assists in 24.9 minutes per game ... Ranked sixth among SEC players in assists and 10th in assist-turnover ratio (1.5) ... Scored in double figures 16 times ... Led the team in assists on 18 occasions and in rebounds four times.
Personal: Born April 19, 1986 (Los Angeles)
High School: Centennial HS (Compton, Calif.), then Westchester HS (Los Angeles)
Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round (37th selection) of the 2007 NBA Draft
. Member of the 2008 NBA champion Celtics
Played for Ironi "Eldan" Ashkelon (Israel) in 2010, averaging 8.5 points in 11 games
Has played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders and Utah Flash of the NBA Developmental League
Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors as a junior
Named All-District by the NABC as a sophomore
Left USC ranking 27th all-time leading scorer in USC history with 1,102 points
also ranked sixth in career steals (158) and fourth in three-point field goals made (179).
Personal: Born May 15, 1983 (Inglewood, Calif.)
High School: Mater Dei (Inglewood, Calif.)
Playing for Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons (Chinese Basketball Association)
Has also played for Chinas Liaoning Dinosaurs and Dongguan Leopards
Has played parts of five NBA seasons for Milwaukee, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Sacramento, and Denver, averaging 2.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 72 games
Selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (47th overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft
Played one season at Cal, averaging 6.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 32 games
Cousin of 1983 NBA Draft's No. 1 overall pick, Ralph Sampson.
Personal: Born April 2, 1989 (Detroit)
High School: Redford Covenant Christian (Detroit)
College: Michigan State
Four-year standout at Michigan State
Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Midwest Regional as a junior
Helped Michigan State reach the national title game vs. North Carolina as a sophomore in 2009
As a senior in 2010-11, averaged 11.6 points and 4.2 rebounds
Shot 35.6 percent from three-point range
Scored in double figures 14 of the first 15 games
Started 24-of-37 games and averaged 11.3 points (third on the team) and 4.7 rebounds (fourth on team) as a junior
Led the Spartans in scoring in nine contests and rebounding seven times
Tallied four double-doubles on the season
Averaged 18.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in ﬁve NCAA Tournament games, hitting .545 from the ﬁeld, including .515 from three-point range
Started 13-of-38 games and averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds, ranking fourth on the team in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore
Averaged 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds as a freshman.
Personal: Born January 30, 1984 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
High School: Bishop Loughlin HS (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Member of Bronze-medal-winning U.S. Team at Pan American Games in 2011
Played for Maroussi Athens B.C. (Greek Basketball League) in 2011
Has also played professionally for Kφln 99ers (20072008); JA Vichy (2008); Roanne Basket (2008-2009); BCM Gravelines (2009) Dexia Mons-Hainaut (2009-2010); JA Vichy (2010-2011)
Named First-Team All-Big East and to Philadelphias Big Five First Team in 2006-07. Named Second-Team All-Big East and First-Team All-Philadelphia Big Five in 2004-05. Named Third-Team All-Big East and the Philadelphia Big Fives Most Improved Player in 2003-04. Sat out the 2005-06 season as a medical redshirt after having surgery to repair an ACL tear in his left knee.
Personal: Born March 10, 1985 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
High School: Xaverian Prep (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Spent time with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2008
Selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft
Appeared in 17 career NBA games
Tied for sixth in Pittsburgh history in career blocked shots (110) in just two seasons, and one of only eight players in school history to surpass 100 career blocked shots
All-Big East Honorable Mention selection. Led the Big East and ranked 22nd in NCAA Division I in field goal percentage (.580)
Also finished among league leaders in several categories, including 16th in scoring (13.3 ppg), ninth in rebounding (7.5 rpg) and eighth in blocked shots (50)
Named Big East Rookie of the Year and a unanimous selection to the Big East All-Rookie Team. Also named to the All-Big East Third Team.
Personal: Born June 1, 1988
High School: Stoneride Prep (Calif.)
Ended his career #14 on Pepperdine's all-time scoring list with 1,413 points ... Became the Waves' 36th 1,000-point scorer during his senior season ... Appeared in a school-record 128 games while making 114 starts (tied for fourth) ... Attempted 1,366 shots, more than anyone in Pepperdine history except for Bird Averitt ... On other school career records lists, he ranks third in minutes played (3,722), fourth in three-pointers made (192) and fourth in steals (145) ... Career averages were 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 29.1 minutes ... A career 76.0% free throw shooter.
Personal: Born September 18, 1988 (Angleton, Texas)
High School: Angleton (Angleton, Texas)
College: North Texas
Averaged 18.0 points and 3.2 rebounds as a senior in 2010-11
Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference
Third-Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2009-10
Became the 19th player in NT history to score 1,000 career points when he topped the mark in the Sun Belt Tournament final against Troy
Scored a career-high 28 points against Kansas State in the Opening Round of the 2010 NCAA Tourney
Tied for the team lead with a 14.5 ppg
Ranks seventh in NT history with 38.5 three-point field goal percentage
Ranks eighth in the programs history with an 80.5 career free throw percentage.
Personal: Born February 28, 1978 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
High School: Tilden (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
College: Iowa State
A veteran of eight NBA seasons (Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies), owns averages of 9.8 points and 6.6 assists in 436 games
Has appeared in 37 playoff games, averaging 7.5 points and 5.3 assists
A first round selection (27th pick) by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 2001 NBA Draft
In his senior season at Iowa State, received Second Team All-American and Big 12 Conference Player of the Year honors
led Iowa State to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament's West region.
Personal: Born September 15, 1989 (Riverton, Ill.)
High School: Riverton (Riverton, Ill.)
Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection as a senior after ranking third on team in scoring with average of 10.0 points and second in rebounds at 6.4 rpg (8th in Big Ten) ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten selection as a junior
Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten, Second-team NABC All-District 7 and Academic All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore
Finished second in school history with 176 career blocks and 25th on Illini all-time scoring list with 1,243 points ... Finished career tied with Demetri McCamey for the most games played (139) in Illinois history.
Personal: Born February 11, 1984 (Lockport, Ill.)
High School: Township in Lockport (Ill.)
Playing for Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia
Has played for the NBA Development Leagues Albuquerque Thunderbirds (200708) and Iowa Energy (200809), averaging 26.0 points and 5.8 rebounds over 23 games
Appeared in 51 NBA games for Phoenix and Minnesota, averaging 4.1 points
Selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (29th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft
Senior season included Big Ten Player Of The Year, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, and 2007 NCAA All-America First Team honors
Graduated as Wisconsins all-time leading scorer (2,147 points)
Earned First team All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore and junior.
Personal: Born September 30, 1988 (Trotwood, Ohio)
High School: Trotwood-Madison HS (Trotwood, Ohio)
Named Third Team All-Atlantic 10 as a senior
Named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 as a sophomore. Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team as a freshman
As a senior, led team in scoring (13.2 ppg), rebounds (8.4 rpg) and blocks (1.4 bpg), while ranking third in assists (1.8 apg)
Scored in double figures in 26 of 36 games, including six games with 20 or more points.