"I'm excited for Caltech basketball. The guys are great, the coaches are great, and the school is great. What more could I ask for?"
Majors: Mechanical Engineering
Career aspiration: Mechanical Engineer
Interned at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory during summer of 2010
and helped develop new platinum-based alloys for use in
hydrogen-air fuel cells (NASA space grant for production of
nanostructured thin films)
As a sophomore (2010-11), played in all 25 games ... Averaged 14.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1 spg, and .8 bpg ... Hit double figures in scoring 19 times ... Led team in free throw accuracy with 86.1 percentage ... Poured in Caltech NCAA record and career-high 35 points and tied his own Caltech record for 3-pointers in an NCAA game at La Verne (1/15/11) ... Scored 26 points and had a career-high 9 rebounds in win versus Eastern Nazarene (12/13/10) ... Had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals in win versus UC Santa Cruz (12/18/10) ... Career-high 3 blocked shots at Cal Lutheran (2/16/11) ... Shot 39.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from 3-point range ... SCIAC ranks: 3rd in scoring, 2nd in free throw percentage, 13th in steals, 10th in 3-point field goal percentage, 4th in 3-pointers made per game, 11th in blocked shots, and 7th in minutes played ... NCAA ranks: 299th in scoring, 268th in 3's made per game, 371st in blocks, and 375th in field goal percentage ... Team Slam Bam Jam Award
As a freshman (2009-10), started all 25 games ... Averaged 18.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, and 1.8 spg ... Set six Caltech records including 3-pointers made in a season (62) and 3-pointers made in a game (7 vs. Westminster, Pa.) ... In the SCIAC, ranked second in scoring average, steals per game, and 3-pointers made per game (2.5) ... Also ranked in conference in free throw percentage (No. 8), blocked shots (No. 11), and minutes played (No. 3) ... Finished Nos. 65 and 78 in the country in scoring average and 3-pointers made per contest, respectively ... Scored career-high 32 points at Redlands ... Notched 25 or more points four times ... Led team in scoring 18 times ... Collected career-highs in rebounds versus Rivier (9), steals against UC Santa Cruz (4), and assists in two separate games (3) ... Entered Caltech top 10 lists for points (470) and steals in a season (44) ... Named SCIAC Athlete of the Week in January 2010 ... Voted team Freshman of the Year by teammates and Caltech Freshman Male Athlete of the Year at annual awards celebration
Career Stats: 841 points, 188 rebounds, 69
assists, 70 steals, and 33 blocked shots
High School: Canyon High School, Canyon Country, Calif.
High School Highlights: Foothill Basketball League honorable mention as a junior ... Second team all-league as a senior in basketball (12.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.4 spg) and volleyball ... Foothill League Senior All-Star Game Most Outstanding Player ... Ranks in high school's top 10 in 3-pointers made ... President's Award for academic excellence ... Bank of America Award for academic excellence in English ... Outstanding Achievement Awards for drafting and athletics ... Golden State Seal Merit Diploma ... California Honor Scholar ... Canyon High Male Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior ... LA Police Memorial Foundation Scholarship ... Hoopshooters Scholarship Award
Personal: Born December 24, 1990 in San Diego, Calif. ... Parents Linda and Wayne ... Brothers Matthew and Luke