Nick Minnerath

by Wheat Hotchkiss Writer/Editor

Nick Minnerath

Source: Detroit University Athletics

June 25, 2013

School: Detroit
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 215 lbs
Class: Senior
Points Per Game: 14.6
Rebounds Per Game: 5.9
Assists Per Game: 1.0
Steals Per Game: 0.8
Blocks Per Game: 0.4
Turnovers Per Game: 1.3

Senior (2012-13): Named to the All-Horizon League First Team … also named to the NABC District 12 Second Team and was one of 64 outgoing seniors to be invited to the 2013 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament ... finished second on the team (fifth in the Horizon League) in scoring with 14.6 points per game ... also led the Titans with 5.9 rebounds per game ... recorded the most points in a single-game in the Horizon League with 36 against Valparaiso (1/17) ... also scored 34 points with 12 rebounds against Cleveland State (2/12) ... scored in double figures in 24 games ... had eight games of 20 or more points ... had 16 points and nine rebounds against Drake (11/17) ... then followed with 22 points against Miami (11/24) ... recorded his first double-double of the season against Cleveland State (1/12) ... had 27 points and five rebounds against Youngstown State (2/1) ... tallied 21 points at Valparaiso (2/16), 25 points at Wichita State (2/23) and 21 points against Loyola (2/26) ... also had 15 points and nine rebounds at Temple (2/28) ... earned the Larry Doyle Most Dedicated Titan Award for the second straight year … was also named the Titans Top Defensive Player of the Year ... finished his career with 913 points and 374 rebounds.

Redshirt Season (2011-12): Redshirted season after playing just five games before a knee injury ended his season…averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds, while shooting 53.2% from the field (25-of-47), 44.4% from three (4-of-9) and 85.7% from the free throw line (6-of-7)…started the season with 23 points and eight rebounds in the season opener against Lake Erie…tallied 17 points and five boards versus Concordia and 18 points with six rebounds against George Washington…played two minutes at Bowling Green when his knee injury occurred…earned the Larry Doyle Most Dedicated Titan Award at the end of the year for his hard work in rehab…a member of the Titan Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Junior (2010-11): Named the team's co-MVP at the postseason banquet ... jumped right into the starting lineup and remained a fixture in the first five ... started every game in his first year at Detroit ... finished the season in one of his hottest stretches, as he had six 20-point games since Jan. 1 (most on the team) ... led team in scoring in the HL tournament quarterfinal loss to Valpo (3/4/11), scoring 22 points ... scored a career-high 26 points in the big win over Cleveland State (2/7/11) ... scored 15 points in the game’s first 10 minutes en route to a game-high 24 in the win vs. Youngstown State (Feb. 16) ... grabbed first double-double against Valparaiso, etching 23 points and 12 rebounds (1/16/11) ... posted second double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in big win at Wright State (2/25/11) ... can step outside and knock down the trey, hitting 3-of-6 in the season opener at New Mexico (11/13/10) ... hit all three triples in the win at Loyola (Jan. 6) as his 20 points led the Titans ... had an energetic, all-around performance in the win over Green Bay (12/30/10), scoring 12 points, grabbing six boards and swatting a career-high four shots ... followed that up with a career-high 21 points on 6-of-6 shooting ... led the team in free throw percentage, hitting 104-of-125 (.832) ... his FT percentage ranked 85th in the NCAA ... had a string of 17 straight FT makes snapped with his only miss in the Milwaukee game (9-of-10, Jan. 1) ... led the team with 14 points in the win over Bowling Green (11/27/10) ... had a highlight, one-handed putback jam in the win over Niagara ... logged a career-best four assists in the conference-opening win over Wright State (12/4/10).

Prior to Detroit (JUCO): An athletic forward who comes to Detroit by way of Jackson (MI) Community College, the school’s first Division I signee since bringing back the basketball program in 2006…Capped off an impressive two-year career at Jackson by being named a NJCAA Division II third team All-American… In his final season at JCC, he finished 19th in the nation in points per game (21.0), 16th in free throw percentage (82 %) and 15th in blocks per game (2.24)…A 1,000-point scorer at the JUCO level, he also earned back-to-back Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) All-Region honors as well as first team All-Western Conference accolades…Named the Western Conference’s Player of the Year in 2010, a year after he was the runner-up for the award as a freshman after averaging 22.8 points and 9.1 rebounds, including setting the school record with 37 points in a game…Selected to the MCCAA all-star game and was named the game’s MVP netting 17 points in just 24 minutes of action… Accomplished all that while recording a 3.275 GPA, earning an Associate Degree in General Studies

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