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Curtis Withers
Full Name: Curtis Withers
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 245
Birthdate: August 2, 1984 (Charlotte, N.C.)
High School: West Charlotte HS (Charlotte, N.C.)
College: Charlotte
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Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 29 0 104 264 .394 63 100 .630 3 30 .100 187 38 34 22 274 9.40
2003-04 28 0 155 321 .483 136 198 .687 11 32 .344 265 50 37 14 457 16.3
2004-05 28 0 175 374 .468 131 198 .662 22 52 .423 228 49 31 25 503 18.0
2005-06 32 0 181 403 .449 136 234 .581 18 60 .300 362 80 32 28 516 16.1
Totals 117 0 615 1362 .451 466 730 .638 54 174 .310 1042 217 134 89 1750 14.9

Career Highlights: Named First Team All-Atlantic 10 his senior year. Named First Team All-Conference USA his sophomore and junior seasons. C-USA All-Freshman selection.

Senior (2005-06): Finished second on team in scoring (16.1 ppg), first in rebounding (11.3 rpg) and first in blocked shots (28). Had 18 double-doubles. Had a career-high 21 rebounds in win over Dayton. Had 15 or more rebounds in a game eight times. Scored 20 or more points 11 times. Totaled 40 points, 31 rebounds, 10 assists and four blocks in two NIT games. Had a season-high 27 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in win over Duquesne.

Junior (2004-05): Led the 49ers in scoring (18.0 ppg) and averaged 8.1 rebounds. Scored 20 or more points 10 times. Scored a career-high 39 points against Saint Louis. The 39 points was the fifth-highest total in 49er history. Scored in double figures 26 times and had nine double-doubles. Scored 32 points against Memphis in the C-USA Tournament. Had 15 points and five rebounds in first-round loss to N.C. State in the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2003-04): Averaged 16.3 points and 9.5 rebounds. Shot 48 percent from the field. Finished fourth in the NCAA with 16 double-doubles. Had a season-high 14 rebounds in win against Saint Louis. Scored 20 or more points nine times, including a season-high 26 points in a loss to UAB. Had 17 points and nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Texas Tech. Blocked a season-high four shots in a C-USA Tournament game against UAB.

Freshman (2002-03): Second leading scorer (9.4 ppg) and rebounder (6.4 rpg) for the 49ers. Shot 34 percent from three-point range. Scored in double figures, including a season-high 18 points against DePaul. Posted three double-doubles. Scored 14 points in his first college game.

Strengths: A bruiser who loves to mix it up down low. Can score in the post or face the basket and knock down shots. Prolific rebounder at the college level.

Personal: Son of Elizabeth Withers. Has a five-year-old son, Jae’lyn. Criminal justice major with a double minor in sociology and American studies.