January 19, 2015
January 10, 2015
No. 8 Villanova vs. No. 24 St. John's men's basketball
December 23, 2014
Villanova vs. Syracuse (USATSI)
A powerful athlete with the athletic skills to prosper on the interior or the perimeter ... The range on his jumper extends to 3-point territory ... His strength allows him to operate in close quarters.
2013-14 Overview: Named second team All-BIG EAST and first team All-Philadelphia Big 5 ... Also tabbed to the United States Basketball Writers Association all-district unit ... Averaged 14.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, which tied Daniel Ochefu and James Bell for the team lead in that category.
2013-14 NCAA Tournament: Dropped in 11 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes of Villanova's 77-65 third round defeat to eventual NCAA champion Connecticut ... Came up with 13 points and eight rebounds in the Wildcats' 73-53 second round victory over Milwaukee. In three career NCAA games he has averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per outing.
2013-14 BIG EAST Tournament: Delivered 11 points and seven rebounds in VU's 64-63 quarterfinal loss to Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden.
2013-14 BIG EAST Regular Season: Contributed 15 points and six rebounds to a 77-70 win over Xavier on March 6 ... His 46 minutes at Providence were a new career-high ... Scored 20 points, including four in the second overtime, to help VU hold off the Friars on Feb. 18 ... Provided his second double-double of the season and sixth of his career with 14 points and 11 caroms in an 87-62 win at DePaul on Feb. 12 ... Connected on 9-of-11 field goal attempts en route to 19 points and six rebounds in a 70-53 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 7 at the Pavilion ... Went 3-of-3 from beyond the 3-point arc to finish with 11 points and eight rebounds in an 81-58 win over Xavier on Feb. 3 ... Added 13 points and seven rebounds to a 90-74 Villanova victory at Temple on Feb. 1 ... Led the Wildcats with seven rebounds to go with 12 points in a 65-60 win at Georgetown ... Earned another BIG EAST Honor Roll nod on Jan. 20 ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after posting his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-67 win at St. John's ... Moved past the 1,000 career point mark on Jan. 8 at Seton Hall on a dunk with 1:37 to play ... Finished with 17 points and six rebounds against the Pirates ... Paced VU with 19 points and seven rebounds in a 91-61 triumph over Providence on Jan. 5 ... Led the Wildcats with 22 points in a 76-73 overtime win at Butler on New Year's Eve ... Also had a season-high three blocked shots.
2013-14 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed 14 points and three rebounds in an 88-67 win over Rider on Dec. 21 at the Pavilion ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after scoring a season-high 27 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a 98-68 win at Saint Joseph's on Dec. 7 ... Tied a season-high with 11 made free throws in a 77-54 win over Penn on Dec. 4 ... Named to the Battle 4 Atlantis all-tournament team after scoring 14 points and adding seven rebounds in the victory over Iowa on Nov. 30 ... Notched a team-high seven caroms to go with 13 points in a 63-59 win over No. 2 Kansas on Nov. 29 ... His 26 points led VU past Delaware 84-80 on Nov. 22 ... His traditional 3-point play with 2:39 to play snapped a 76-all tie ... Delivered a team-high 21 points in a Nov. .13 win over Mount St. Mary's ... Added 22 points, including 10-of-14 from the free throw line, in a 75-59 triumph over Lafayette on Nov. 8.
2012-13 Overview: Finished as Villanova's leading scorer at 13.3 ppg ... Also averaged 5.0 rpg ... Named third team All-BIG EAST ... Spent a chunk of the season as the club's sixth man before returning to the starting lineup over the final six weeks of the campaign ... Averaged 16.8 ppg over the final six games of the season.
2013 NCAA Tournament: Led the Wildcats with 20 points and eight rebounds in a 78-71 second round loss to North Carolina.
2013 BIG EAST Championship: Led VU with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and added four assists in a 74-55 loss to No. 4 Louisville in the quarterfinal ... Helped the Wildcats rally from a 3-point second half deficit with 12 points and nine rebounds on Mar. 13 against St. John's.
2012-13 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll on March 10 ... His 20 points, including 11-of-14 at the line, helped lead VU past No. 5 Georgetown 67-57 on Mar. 6 ... His five steals were a career high ... Posted new season highs in minutes (40) and blocked shots (four) at Pitt on March 3 ... Sank 9-of-11 free throws to finish with 15 points in 28 minutes on Feb. 25 at Seton Hall ... .Logged a season-high 35 minutes against Rutgers on Feb. 18, contributing 14 points, five rebounds and three assists to the Villanova victory ... Returned to the starting lineup on Feb. 16 and provided 14 points and nine rebounds in a 70-61 win over Connecticut ... Led the Wildcats with 12 points and eight rebounds in a 68-50 loss at Cincinnati on Feb. 12 ... Chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds in a 68-40 win over USF on Feb. 9 ... Added 11 points and four rebounds in a 94-71 win at DePaul ... Contributed 11 points, six rebounds and four assists at Notre Dame on Jan. 30 ... Added a season-high nine rebounds to go with nine points in a 75-71 overtime victory over Syracuse on Jan. 26 ... Delivered 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field at Providence on Jan. 19 ... Led the Wildcats at Syracuse on Jan. 12 with 12 points in 18 minutes of activity ... Contributed 15 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes of work in a 61-53 win at USF on Jan. 9 ... Added a season-high 26 points to go with three steals and two rebounds in a 98-86 victory over St. John's on Jan. 2.
2012-13 Non-Conference Highlights: His five straight points in the second half snapped a tie and ignited a 16-6 run that helped VU down NJIT 70-60 ... Established a new career best with eight assists to go with 16 points in an 83-56 victory at Monmouth on Dec. 22 ... Tallied 19 points in a 75-65 win over Delaware ... Added 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals in a 65-61 win over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 11 ... Supplied 13 points and eight rebounds in 27 minutes to help VU down Vanderbilt 62-52 on Dec. 1 ... Came off the bench for the first time in `12-13 at La Salle and contributed 19 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes ... Named to the all-tournament team at the 2K Sports Classic after scoring 17 points and collecting three rebounds against Alabama on No. 16 ... Contributed 16 points, including all eight of his free throw attempts, in an 89-81 overtime win over Purdue on Nov. 15 at Madison Square Garden ... His seven rebounds paced the Wildcats in an 80-68 victory over Marshall on Nov. 11 ... Led the Wildcats with eight rebounds to go with 10 points in a season opening 78-58 win over UDC on Nov. 9.
2011-12 Overview: Production rose as he grew acclimated to the college game over the course of the season ... Was twice named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week ... Averaged 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest ... Connected on .367 of his 3-point field goal attempts.
2011-12 BIG EAST Regular Season: Averaged 12.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per outing in conference action ... Started 14 times in 18 games ... Sank .735 of his free throw attempts in league play ... A sprained left ankle was a major factor for him over the final three regular season games and figures to be one in the post-season ... Returned from that ankle injury to log 34 minutes at Rutgers ... His 18 points and seven rebounds helped key a 77-71 win over the Scarlet Knights on March 1 ... Suffered the sprained left ankle in warm-ups at Georgetown on Feb. 25 and was limited to two minutes of action against the Hoyas ... Played all 45 minutes, scoring 24 points and collecting five rebounds in a 74-70 overtime loss to Notre Dame on Feb. 18 ... Established new season highs with 28 points and 14 rebounds to spark a 74-72 win over Providence ... Scored the Wildcats final nine points, including the game-winner with 24 seconds left on the clock after receiving five stitches for an abrasion suffered in a first half collision with Gerard Coleman ... Led VU with 17 points and five rebounds in an 82-78 loss to Marquette on Jan. 28 ... Matched his season high with 12 rebounds to go with eight points at Louisville on Jan. 25 ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Jan. 23 ... Notched his second straight double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in a 79-76 win over St. John's on Jan. 21 ... Established season highs in points (23) and rebounds (11) in his first career double-double in a Jan. 18 win over Seton Hall ... Was 13-of-17 at the free throw line ... Dropped in 12 points to go with four rebounds on Jan. 11 against Syracuse ... Supplied 13 points in 18 minutes of Villanova's 87-71 win over DePaul on Jan. 8 ... Chipped in with 12 points, all after halftime, against USF on Jan. 5 ... Created a new season-high with 13 points to go with four rebounds at Marquette on Jan. 1.
2011-12 Postseason: Started both BIG EAST Tournament games despite being hobbled by an ankle injury ... Chipped in with six points and four rebounds to help spark a 70-49 win over Rutgers in the opening round.
2011-12 Non-Conference Highlights: Established a season high in points (12) to go with four rebounds in a 73-52 win over American on Alumni Night at the Pavilion ... Added eight points and two rebounds on Dec. 10 at Temple ... Posted season highs in points (10) and rebounds (seven) in his return to New York City on Dec. 6 against Missouri in the Jimmy V Classic ... Added a then season-high six rebounds in a 73-65 win over Penn on Dec. 3 ... Earned his first collegiate start on Nov. 27 against Santa Clara ... Ended the day with six points, four rebounds to go with an assist and steal ... Picked up five rebounds in a 71-46 win over UC Riverside on Nov. 24 ... Contributed nine points and four rebounds in his first college action, a 106-70 win over Monmouth on Nov. 11.
2010-11: Sat out the season as a result of a university code of conduct violation.
BISHOP LOUGHLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Named a McDonald's All-American after a stellar career at Bishop Loughlin, the alma mater of former Wildcat standout Curtis Sumpter ... Averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots per game as a senior ... Selected as a second team All-American by Parade Magazine ... He scored 26 points and collected nine rebounds at the Capital Classic All-Star game in April 2010 ... Named New York's Player of the Year as a senior.
Born Nov. 27, 1991 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Mother is Kerry Pinkston.