Originally an early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft before withdrawing and returning to Texas Tech.
Career Highlights: Became first player in Big 12 history to be named to the All-Big 12 First Team in three consecutive seasons. Finished four-year career as Texas Tech’s all-time leading scorer with 2,256 points. Named Second Team All-America by The Associated Press as a senior.
Senior (2002-03): Led the Big 12 in scoring (20.6 ppg) for the second consecutive season. Was a five-time Big 12 Player of the Week selection. Named First Team All-District 9 by the NABC. Scored in double figures 31 times. Topped the 20-point mark on 19 occasions, including a season-high 32 points against Final Four participant Oklahoma State. Posted seven double-doubles. Scored 25 points against NCAA Runner-up Georgia Tech. Scored 29 points against Kansas.
Junior (2002-03): Finished 18th nationally and led the Big 12 in scoring (21.8 ppg). His 741 points are the third-highest single-season total in Big 12 history behind Marcus Fizer and Paul Pierce. Finished 14th in the conference in rebounding (6.4 rpg) and tied for third in steals (1.94 spg). Scored 20 or more points 21 times. Had five 30-point games. Scored a career-high 34 points at Missouri. Had 30 points and nine rebounds at Oklahoma State. Tallied 30 points and 11 rebounds against Texas in the Big 12 Tournament. Broke Big 12 Tournament records for field goals made (28) and attempted (56) in three games.
Sophomore (2001-02): Named to the Big 12 All-Improved squad. Led team in scoring (18.7 ppg). Led the team in field goal percentage (.519). Matched the team high with 40 steals. Averaged 21.5 points in Big 12 competition. Scored 30 or more four times. Had a season high 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at Colorado. Scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Oklahoma State in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament.
Freshman (2000-01): Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (7.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg). Tied season-high with 14 points against Ball State in the Indiana Classic.
Strengths: Has the ability to take his man off the dribble and get to the basket where he is a creative finisher. Improved his free throw shooting, which is crucial to his future success given his game.
Personal: Son of Andre Emmett and Regina Oliver. Has one sister. Majoring in business management.