Career Highlights: Named to The Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America team and was a First-Team All-Big East selection as a senior. Played in the 2005 World University Games. Played his first two seasons at St. Bonaventure before transferring to West Virginia. Sat out the 2003-04 season under NCAA transfer rules.
Senior (2005-06): West Virginia’s second leading scorer (16.8 ppg). Led the team in rebounds (189), steals (62), field goal percentage (.550) and three-point percentage (.429). Scored a career-high 33 points against Marquette. Scored 20 or more points 11 times. Had 18 points in West Virginia’s loss to Texas in the Sweet 16. Had four double-doubles.
Junior (2004-05): Led the Mountaineers in total points (421), field goals (160), rebounds (180) and steals (57). Scored in double figures 25 times. Named Big East Player of the Week. Amassed four double-doubles. Scored 19 of his season-high 29 points in an overtime game against Wake Forest in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Averaged 16.0 points in four tournament games.
Sophomore (2002-03): Finished eighth in the Atlantic 10 in three-point shooting percentage (.402). Scored in double figures 21 times and scored 20 or more points five times. Scored a then career-high 27 points against Michigan.
Freshman (2001-02): Appeared in 30 games, averaging 8.3 points.
Strengths: Smart, well-rounded and instinctual player, who’s more athletic than he appears. Terrific long range stroke, with a quick release. Extremely competitive and gives great effort.
Personal: Son of Gale Mazella and Steve Gansey. Has five brothers. Majoring in Criminology.