Aggies stay close early and then rally late against last year's NCAA Sweet 16 Aztecs
Aggies make 14 three-pointers but Bulldogs hold them scoreless down the stretch
Aggies nearly comeback from last-minute 10-point deficit in season-opening defeat
Aggies to face Southern Utah, Bryant and host San Diego State over next three days
Aggies begin preparations for 2011-12 under new head coach Jim Les
2010-11:Did not compete due to NCAA transfer rules.
THE CITADEL: Played in 30 games during the 2009-10 season and started 19 as a true freshman at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team for Media Association and Coaches Polls... Started in 16 of 18 conference games, averaging 8.3 points per game, reaching double figures in six of those meetings... Averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the season, while shooting a team best 47.9 percent from the field... Tied for a team best 12 blocks on the year... Recorded a career high 18 points to go along with eight rebounds at Elon on Feb. 13... Had a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards vs. Western Carolina on Feb. 18.
CARL ALBERT HS '09: Recipient of 2007 State Tournament MVP on a team that finished 25-3 overall, winning the Oklahoma Class 5A State Championship ... Nominated to McDonald's All-American team ... Named First Team All-State ... Averaged 22.1 points and 9.3 rebounds in his final season ... Named the number 7th top-rated prep prospect in Oklahoma... Amassed over 1,200 points, 700 rebounds and 150 blocks during his three-year career ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Played for Jay Price, Chris Berus and Eddie Harrell ... Earned three varsity letters in basketball... Member of the National Honor Society from 2007-09... Named Class Valedictorian in 2009.
PERSONAL: A Native of Midwest City, Oklahoma ... Son of Ursula DuPont... Has a younger sibling, Sydney... favorite sport to play other than basketball is water polo... If he won a million dollars, says he'd change his phone number... Title of his autobiography would be "Life in HD".
Funtarov covers NBA Finals for Bulgarian National Television
Five Aggies invited to
NCAA Career in Sports Forum