Three players will not return next season
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: Played in all 30 games, starting 13 straight spanning early parts of nonconference and Big West seasons...One of just 4 players to appear in every game...Averaged 2.4 ppg and collected 26 blocks... His swats (0.9) ranked 5th in the Big West... Blocked season-best 5 shots against Seattle (11/27)... Highlighted his year with season-high 13 points vs. UC Santa Barbara (1/6) while playing season-best 26 minutes... Hit 5 of 7 from the floor and 3 of 5 from 3-pt... Had 10 treys for the season overall... Had 6 boards twice in a game... Blocked 10 shots during a three-game span in November.
WOODCREEK HS '10: A four year member of the varsity team at Woodcreek High School... Named a captain as a sophomore and averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks per game... Was team MVP as a junior and received All-League Second Team honors... Helped team to a 27-4 record as a senior, finishing first in their league en route to a section title... Named to the All-Sierra League First Team as a senior... Was also an Optimist All-Star as a senior, after averaging 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the season... Also played tennis in high school... Had over a 3.75 GPA at Woodcreek and was part of the National Honors Society.
PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif... parents are Kevin and Wendy Kurtz... Has one younger sibling, Andrew... Sports hero is Albert Pujols and non-sports heros are his parents... Would title his autobiography "Life from the bird's eye view."
Aggie alums unite for First Four watch parties
Watch UC Davis' First Four Press Conferences
UC Davis vs. Kansas
(TNT; 3:50 p.m. PT/6:50 p.m. ET)