|Hometown:||Canyon Country, Calif.|
"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?"
Major: Computer Science
Career aspiration: Undecided
Intern for Cramster.com during summer 2011 ... 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)
2011-12: As a junior, started all 25 games ... Team captain ... Averaged 14.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.2 apg, .8 spg, and .9 bpg ... Became Caltech's 12th 1,000-point scorer and fourth all-time on the scoring list ... Named to SCIAC All-Conference Second Team ... Scored at least 21 points in five straight games ... Hit at least three 3-pointers 10 times ... Nailed six 3-pointers and scored season-high 28 points in win versus Pacifica (11/22/11) ... Tallied 22 points and season-high four assists in win at West Coast Baptist (12/1/11) ... Tied career-high with three blocked shots in separate games versus La Verne (1/25/12) and Occidental (2/4/12) ... Scored 19 points and grabbed career-high 10 rebounds versus Whittier (2/15/12) ... SCIAC ranks: 9th in scoring, 12th in free throw percentage, 4th in 3-pointers made, 5th in blocked shots, 6th in minutes played ... Career stats: 1200 points, 253 rebounds, 100 assists, 90 steals, 56 blocks
2010-11: As a sophomore, 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 ... Career stats: 841 points, 188 rebounds, 69 assists, 70 steals, 33 blocked shots
2009-10: As a freshman, 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
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