UTA junior named to Julius Erving Award watch list and listed as one of the top players in Texas
Juniors Kevin Hervey, Erick Neal earn preseason 1st team all-league honors
UTA looking forward to a season Scott Cross says could be really, really special.
UT Arlington finished the year 24-11, tying a program record for victories.
UT Arlington (24-10) and NJIT (19-14) face off Thursday night with a spot in the CIT semifinals on the line.
MBB: UTA vs. Texas State (SBC Round 2)
Check out the photo gallery from the UT Arlington men's basketball game against Ohio State.
UT Arlington vs. Texas men's basketball
UT Arlington vs. Kentucky (USATSI)
AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): One of two Mavericks to start all 35 games … Averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 24.6 minutes … .379 3-point average was the best among UTA starters and 10th in the Sun Belt … Picked up a game-high 9 rebounds at Ohio State.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Returned for 23 games and 18 starts … Averaged 7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 20 average minutes … Went 33-41 at the free throw line (80.5%) … Grabbed a season-high 15 points at UC Irvine on Dec. 13 … Picked up a season-best 6 rebounds at Texas State on Feb. 12 … One of three Sun Belt student-athletes named to the 2014-15 NABC Honors Court on July 31 … Earned Sun Belt academic honor roll and UTA Scholar Athlete of the Year recognition.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Appeared in 32 games, making 4 starts as a true freshman … Averaged 4.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists in 16 average minutes a game … Shot 70.2 percent from the charity stripe (40-57) … Reached a season-high 12 points 3 times … Garnered a season-high 7 rebounds vs. LA Tech on Jan. 5 … Put up 4 assists twice … Season-high 4 steals came against Houston Baptist on Dec. 13.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: A 2012 graduate of Azle High School ... A four-year starter at Azle … Coached by Eddy Prather ... Averaged 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists through his career … Put up an average 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals a game as a junior … Named District 5-4A Offensive Player of the Year in 2009-10 and District 5-4A District MVP in 2010-11 ... Played AAU for Team Texas.
PERSONAL: Son of Thomas and Judith Charles … Has one brother, Matt ... Earned a bachelor's degree from UTA in finance in spring, 2016 ... currently working toward a master's degree in business administration ... lists managing diversity in organizations as his favorite class at UTA ... calls Shane Larkin the best player he has faced ... enjoys fishing and cooking.