Source: Washington State University Athletics
June 24, 2013
School: Washington State Position: Power Forward Height: 6'8" Weight: 229 lbs Class: Senior Points Per Game: 18.7 Rebounds Per Game: 6.3 Assists Per Game: 1.1 Steals Per Game: 0.6 Blocks Per Game: 0.8 Turnovers Per Game: 2.4
Senior (2012-13): Motum (Brisbane, Australia), a 6-foot-10 forward finished his season leading the Pac-12 in scoring for the second-straight year with 18.7 points per game, while ranking fourth in the league in conference games only with 17.4 points per league game. He scored at least 11 points in all 32 games this season and reached double-figure scoring in 32-straight games. With 6.3 rebounds per game, Motum ranks 16th in the conference, while he's fifth in minutes played with 35.3 minutes per game. He had 5 double-doubles this season, including in two in his three final games...In WSU's final regular season game, Motum moved into fifth on the WSU all-time career scoring list and finished his career with 1,530 points. Motum's 597 points this season ranks sixth on the single-season list. This season Motum also became just the 12th Cougar to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in his career as he has 539 career rebounds. Motum was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week both Dec. 10 and March 11...Last season Motum was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player and first team All-Pac-12. This year he became the ninth Cougar to earn second team all-conference honors as it marked the 14th time a WSU student-athlete has earned the accolades. He joined Jim McKean, Don Collins and Kyle Weaver as the four Cougars to earn both first team and second team all-conference honors in their careers. WSU has had a representative on one of the first two all-conference teams each of the last seven seasons. Motum was also named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Teams in March.
Junior (2011-2012): Played and started 34 of the team's 37 games...missed the final three games of the season due to an ankle injury...led the team and Pac-12 with 18.0 points per game, ranking 38th in the country...was sixth in the league with a .554 field goal percentage, ranking 26th in the nation...also led the team and was seventh in the conference with 6.4 rebounds per game...named All-Pac-12 First Team and the league's Most Improved Player...opened the season with double figure points in the first 10-straight games, including 23 against Sacramento State (Nov. 17) and 27 against Santa Clara (Dec. 11)...named Pac-12 Player of the Week for Dec. 5-12...recorded first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Grambling State (Nov. 30)...had back-to-back 20-plus point games against Oregon State in Spokane (Dec. 31) and at Utah (Jan. 5) with 26 and 27 points, respectively...second double-double came against California (Jan. 21) with 15 points and 10 boards...scored a career-high 34 points at Arizona State (Jan. 28), his only 30-point performance...final double-double came against UCLA (Feb. 4) with 25 points and a career-high 11 rebounds...scored 20-plus in three of the final four full games he played with 27 at USC (March 3), 24 in the first round of the CBI at San Francisco (March 13) and 25 against Wyoming in the second round (March 19)...scored four points in just two minutes before leaving the semifinal game at Oregon State with an ankle injury (March 21)...ranks on the WSU single-season list for scoring (fifth - 613) and field goals (t-fourth - 220).
Sophomore (2010-11): Started nine games while playing in all 35 games...led the team and Pac-10 in field goal percentage with a .599 clip (106-for-177)...ranked fifth on the team with 7.6 points per game...tied his career high with 14 points in the season opener against Southern (Nov. 13)...made a career best two 3-pointers, converting both his attempts...had a career-high two steals at Fresno State (Nov. 26), adding a career-high seven rebounds in a career-most 30 minutes...tied career high with seven boards against Texas-Pan American (Dec. 10) in Spokane...scored a career-high 19 points against California (Feb. 12)...tied career high with six field goals made and set career best going 7-for-9 from the free throw line...grabbed a personal Pac-10 best six boards at Arizona (Feb. 17)...ranks seventh in the single-season record book for field goal percentage (.599, 106-for-177)...is second amongst Cougar sophomores with his .599 field goal clip.
Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in 19 games...played 14 minutes in the season opener against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 13) where he recorded his first basket (a 3-point field goal) and rebound as a Cougar...recorded his first double-digit scoring performance at home against Arizona (Feb. 6) contributing 10 points in 17 minutes off the bench...scored two points at California (Feb. 13) as he was 1-for-2 in 10 minutes of action...had his best performance of the year at the Pac-10 Tournament against Oregon (Mar. 10) where he supplied the Cougars with a career high 14 points and five rebounds...knocked down his third career 3-pointer and first since Nov. 28...scored six of his points and grabbed all five boards in the first half...shot 56 percent from the field over the course of the season.
Personal: Born Brock William Motum in October of 1990 in Brisbane, Australia...father Greg and mother Leonie...younger sister Anna...enjoys listening to music and hanging out with the boys...majoring in psychology at WSU.