UC Davis led for most of Wednesday night's Round One game until Utah hit free throws and pulled away late
This week's free home exhibition is the defending Big West champion's final tune-up for the 2017-18 season
2017-18: Redshirted due to NCAA transfer rules.
SAINT MARY'S (2015-17): Competed in 16 games throughout his sophomore season... Named to West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll with Bronze Honors... Fell one point shy of his career-high (15 pts.) versus Prairie View A&M... Scored 12 points in a win over UAB... Appeared in all 34 games as freshman... Led all WCC players in 3-point percentage at .526 (40-76) and shot .517 from the field, good for third on the team that year... Scored a season-best 15 points in wins over UC Davis and Cal Poly... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against UC Davis... Finished 5-of-7 from the field against Cal Poly... Sank 4 of 5 field goal attempts, all from 3-point range, in home victory over Manhattan... Scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting and a perfect 4-of-4 from three in 22 minutes against San Diego... Ended with nine points each in NIT games against Georgia and Valparaiso... Shot a combined 6-for-10 from the field in those two games.
HIGHLAND HS '15: Four-year varsity starter and a 2015 McDonald's All-American Game nominee ... Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior... Scored 1,431 points throughout his high school career... Averaged 20 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior... Led team to a 23-4 record and a berth in the Class 5A state final... Scored 31 points in that game vs. Post Falls... Named tournament MVP... Led team to four consecutive district championships... First team All-Idaho selection as a junior… Averaged 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a junior… Led team to a 21-5 overall record, a district title and consolation championship at the state tournament that season.
PERSONAL: Parents are David and Angela Gonzalez... Mother was a standout basketball student-athlete at Kansas and played professionally in Germany… Member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... Volunteered in high school with Hands 4 Uganda, Habitat for Humanity and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.
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Kudos to Aggies;
I'm lovin' my new home