Career Highlights: Ranks first all-time in Pittsburgh history in field goal percentage (.625). Became the 15th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. Part of winningest class in Pitt history (108 wins) and holds school record for most career NCAA Tournament games played (10). Redshirted during the 2000-01 season.
Senior (2004-05): All-Big East First Team selection. Ranked 30th in NCAA Div I and second in Big East in field goal percentage (.566). Finished sixth in the Big East in rebounding (8.0 rpg), and 13th in scoring (15.0 ppg) and free throw percentage (.712). Reached double figures in 22 of 29 contests and had eight 20-plus games. Recorded 10 rebounds to go along with eight points in Big East Championship quarterfinal game vs. Villanova. Scored a career high 29 points (25 in 2nd half) and pulled down 12 rebounds at UConn.
Junior (2003-04): Led Pitt in field goal percentage (.654) on the season. In three NCAA games, led team in rebounding (8.3 rpg) and field goal percentage (.600), and averaged 10.0 points. Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to go along with nine points and two blocks in NCAA Second Round victory over Wisconsin. Followed with eight points and eight rebounds vs. Oklahoma State in the Sweet 16. Earned second consecutive team Coaches Award for outstanding attitude and work ethic.
Sophomore (2002-03): All-Big East Third Team selection (coaches). Shot .718 from the floor, but did not meet minimum field goals per game to qualify for NCAA leaders. Led Pitt in rebounding (5.1 rpg) and ranked second on the squad in scoring (11.0 ppg). Recorded 10 points and nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament Second Round victory over Indiana and followed with 15 points and five rebounds in 34 minutes in Sweet 16 vs. Marquette. Scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in Big East Championship title game vs. UConn.
Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 8.0 points and 5.6 rebounds over final 10 games. Two of his season starts came in the Pitt’s final two NCAA Tournament Games. Played a key role in the Panthers’ advance to the Big East Championship title game and the Sweet 16.
Strengths: Impressive physical specimen who does most of his damage around the basket. Loves to lay a body on people and sets very good screens. Has improved his mid-range game.
Personal: Son of Steve and Gayann Troutman. Has four brothers and three sisters. Majored in communications rhetoric.