Hometown: Burnsville, MN
Selected after junior season by New Orleans in the first round (11th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Draft rights traded by Hornets with Morris Peterson to Oklahoma City for draft rights to Craig Brackins and Quincy Poindexter (7/8/10) ... Traded by Oklahoma City along with James Harden, Daequan Cook, and Lazar Hayward to Houston for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick (10/27/12) ... Traded by Houston along with Toney Douglas, Patrick Patterson and cash considerations to Sacramento for Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and Thomas Robinson (2/20/13).
Entering the 2012-13 NBA season, averaging 1.7 ppg (.526 FG%, .833 FT%), 1.9 rpg, 0.2 apg, and 7.2 mpg in 44 career games with Oklahoma City (2010-11 - 2011-12) ... Scored a career-high six points (eight times) ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Atlanta (3/3/12).
During the 2010-11 season, averaged 10.3 ppg (.544 FG%, .804 FT%), 8.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.6 bpg, and 29.3 mpg in starting all 21 games he played in for the Tulsa 66ers ... Scored in double-figures in 13 games, 20 points or more in one ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 10 games ... Recorded seven double-doubles ... Tallied 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-4 FT), 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks in 35 minutes at Maine (1/30/11) ... During his time in Tulsa the 66ers posted a 19-4 record which included two wins in the playoffs ... Recorded 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 18 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and four blocks in 40 minutes a win over Texas in the playoffs (4/8/11).
2011-12 REGULAR SEASON:
Averaged 2.2 ppg (.524 FG%, .929 FT%), 1.8 rpg, 0.1 apg, and 6.7 mpg in 26 games with Oklahoma City ... Recorded a career-high-tying six points (3-4 FG), six rebounds, and one steal in 10 minutes off the bench in a win vs. Charlotte (3/10/12) ... Tallied a career- high-tying six points (1-5 FG, 4-4 FT), a career-high seven rebounds, and a career-high three blocks at Atlanta (3/3/12).
2010-11 REGULAR SEASON:
Averaged 1.0 ppg (.533 FG%, .500 FT%), 1.9 rpg, 0.2 apg, and 7.9 mpg in 18 games with Oklahoma City ... Tallied five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, and one steal in 11 minutes off the bench in NBA debut vs. Utah (10/31/10).
NBA PLAYOFFS HIGHLIGHTS
Averaged 2.0 ppg (.444 FG%, .500 FT%), 2.6 rpg, and 5.0 mpg in five games for Oklahoma City in the First Round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs ... Recorded seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 FT) and six rebounds in nine minutes off the bench in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. LA Lakers (5/14/12).
Named AP Third Team All-American as a junior ... Earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team for two straight seasons ... Named Honorable Mention AP All-American as a sophomore ... A member of Kansas’ national title team as a freshman in 2007-08 ... Never lost in Allen Fieldhouse, posting a three-year record of 55-0 ... Ranked second on the Jayhawks' career blocked shots list ... 2009-10 (Junior season): Averaged 11.2 ppg and 9.8 rpg with 15 double-doubles ... Ranked 25th nationally and second in the Big 12 in rebounds per game ... Blocked 125 shots to record a Kansas single-season record and ranked fifth in the nation and second in the conference in total swats ... Named All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year ... Honored as Third Team All-America by the Associated Press ... Helped lead Kansas to a 33-3 season in which it won the Big 12 regular-season, Big 12 postseason championships and was ranked No. 1 for 15 weeks ... Registered 12 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks at Texas Tech ... Posted 16 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks at Colorado ... Posted 12 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks vs. Missouri ... Totaled 13 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks vs. Alcorn State ... 2008-09 (Sophomore season): An All-Big 12 First Team selection who averaged a double-double (14.9 ppg, 11.1 rpg) ... Named the college basketball most improved player by Athlon and NBCSports.com ... Other honors included Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Big 12 All-Defensive Team ... Led the Big 12 in blocked shots with 2.7 per game (12th nationally) ... His 94 blocked shots ranked second on the KU single-season list ... Ranked second in the Big 12 in rebounding (11.1 rpg), which was 10th nationally ... Finished second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at .598 (15th nationally) and 10th in free throw percentage at .792 ... Recorded the first official triple-double in KU history against Dayton with 13 points, 20 rebounds (tied a career high) and a career-best 10 blocked shots ... Also had 20 rebounds with 15 points at Oklahoma ... Scored a career-high 24 points against Siena, adding 13 rebounds and four blocks ... Had six blocks vs. Tennessee ... 2007-08 (Freshman season): Averaged 2.8 ppg and 3.0 rpg in 8.3 mpg over Kansas’ national championship season ... Ranked third on the team with 34 blocked shots ... Tied a career-high with 17 minutes in the national semifinal against North Carolina where he recorded eight points, seven rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots ... Registered the first double-double of his career with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Texas Tech on Senior Night ... Tied for a team-high with six rebounds and scored six points in 10 minutes of play in his KU debut against Loyola-Marymount.
McDonald’s All-American who averaged 22.9 ppg, 17.6 rpg and 3.8 bpg for state quarterfinalist Jefferson High School in 2006-07 ... Finished the McDonald’s All-American game with six points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the West in its 114-112 victory ... Named state player of the year by the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minneapolis Star-Tribune following his senior campaign ... Associated Press named Aldrich the Minnesota Defensive Player of the Year his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, the first to receive the honor three straight years ... Holds Jefferson single-season and career records in scoring, blocks and rebounding ... Numerous awards include three-time all-state, three-time all-metro, and four-time all-conference ... Named Minnesota’s Player of the Year his senior season ... Four-year letterwinner ... Named ABCD camp All-Star in 2006 and 2007 ... HoopScoop ranked Aldrich the 10th-best player in the 2007 recruiting class.
Full name is Cole David Aldrich ... Member of NCAA Division i championship team (2008) with Kansas ... Participated in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program this past summer in Johannesburg, South Africa ... Named the ESPN The Magazine/CoSiDA Academic All-American of the Year as a junior.