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Erick Neal
Erick  Neal

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Lincoln

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

02/17/2018

MBB: Mavericks drop league game at Louisiana

Neal scored game-high 26 points, Hervey added 21 but UTA unable to slow Sun Belt leader.

02/17/2018

MBB: UT Arlington 79, Louisiana 100 - Postgame Notes

Postgame notes following UTA's loss at Louisiana

02/16/2018

MBB: UTA travels to league-leading Ragin' Cajuns

Mavericks looking to hand Louisiana its first home loss of the season.

02/15/2018

MBB: UT Arlington 71, ULM 84 - Postgame Notes

Postgame notes following the Mavs' road loss at ULM.

02/15/2018

MBB: Mavs fall to Warhawks despite Neal's offensive show

Erick Neal scored 35 points and tied the program record for 3-pointers in 84-71 setback.

02/01/2018

MBB: UTA vs. App State (2/1/2018)

UTA men's basketball hosted Appalachian State on Thursday, Feb. 1 at College Park Center.

01/11/2018

MBB: UTA at Little Rock

A selection of Mark Wagner photos from UTA's Jan. 11, 2018 men's basketball game at Little Rock.

12/31/2017

UTA Men's Basketball at Appalachian State

A selection of Dave Mayo photos from the UTA men's basketball team's Dec. 31, 2017 contest at Appalachian State.

11/25/2017

Barclays Center Classic Finals

A few photos from the postgame ceremony following UTA's win over Niagara at the Barclays Center Classic.

11/21/2017

UT Arlington vs. Alabama (USATSI)

Photos from UT Arlington men's basketball vs. Alabama - Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

CAREER: First player in Sun Belt history to register more than 1,300 career points, 700 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals ... the program’s all-time assist leader ... owns three of the top 6 single season assist totals ... sixth in career scoring ... fifth in career steals ... third in career 3-point field goals and 2nd in career 3-point field goal attempts ... owns a pair of career triple-doubles, one at ULM as a sophomore and another against UT Dallas as a senior.

AS A SENIOR (2017-18): -- As of Feb. 14 -- First team preseason all-Sun Belt by the league coaches and most publications ... among the nation’s leaders in assists at 7.2 per game through the first 25 games ... set career high with 38 point outburst in home win over Appalachian State ... went 11-of-12 from the free throw line, 11-of-19 from the field and 5-for-8 from the 3-point arc ... scored 27 points on the road at Appalachian State ... popped his second career triple double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists against UT Dallas - the second in program history ... registered double-doubles in five of the team’s first six games and double figures in assists in 6-straight games to open the year ... registered 15 assists, the 3rd-highest single game total in program history, at Niagara ... named Barclays Center Classic, Niagara division, Most Valuable Player ... scored 21 points with 10 assists in the win at BYU ... went 7-of-14 from the field and 3-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc at BYU with 2 steals and 3 rebounds ... named Sun Belt Player of the Week after the BYU performance ... scored 16 points to go with 12 rebounds at No. 12 Alabama ... scored 20 points, 16 in the second half, in the win over North Texas ... scored 21 points against Troy.

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): Started 33 of 36 appearances at point guard ... a second team all-Sun Belt Conference selection ... earned 2nd team NABC All-District honors for the second straight season ... averaged 10.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game ... earned first team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference honors ... led the Sun Belt and ranked among the top 10 in the nation in assists per game ... 237 total assists is the best single season in program history ... 36 appearances tied for the most ever for a UTA player in a single season ... 56 steals ranked 11th on the UTA single season list ... 1.7 steals per game ranked 2nd in the Sun Belt ... scored a season-high 22 points, including a pair of clutch 3-pointer late in the game, in the NIT quarterfinal loss to CSU Bakersfield ... earned recognition by NCAA.com, College Sports Madness and the Lou Henson Award as the national player of the week after his 13-point, 8-assist effort in the win at then-No. 12 Saint Mary's ... registered 6 double-figure assist performances with a high of 13 in home wins over UT Dallas and Louisiana and the first round NIT victory at BYU ... his 13 asssists at BYU were just one shy of the all-time NIT single game record ... handed-out 11 assists in back-to-back games against Loyola Marymount and Coastal Carolina ... owns 18 double-figure scoring games ... led the team with a season-high 22 points at Troy ... registered 18 points to go with 9 assists and 6 rebounds against Arkansas State ... leads the team in minutes per game at 31.5 ... set a career high with 6 steals to go with 12 points and seven assists in a win over Appalachian State ... hit a 30-foot, game-winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds on the clock at Georgia State ... scored 21 points in the Sun Belt Championship semifinal loss to Texas State ... earned ESPN SportsCenter recognition for 3 eye-catching assists in the NIT win over Akron..

A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): A first team all-Sun Belt selection after leading the league in assist average for both the regular season (6.2) and in league play (6.8) … Among the Sun Belt's best in scoring average (12.7), steals (1.7), assists/turnover ratio (2.4) and 3-pointers made (1.9) … Recorded UTA's first triple-double in program history with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists at ULM on Jan. 28 … 211 assists throughout the season were the second-most in a single season in school history … Scored in double figures 23 times, including 5 games of at least 20 … Honored as College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week on Nov. 23 … Selected National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2015-16 District 24 Second Team ... 15 3-point attempts at South Alabama was the third highest single game total in program history ... 200 3-point attempts was the fifth-most in a single season ... registered 56 steals, 10th on the program's single-season list.

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Made 29 appearances with 10 starts as a true freshman … Averaged 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.96 assists in 18.5 minutes per game … Shot 64.9 percent from the free throw line (24-27) … Picked up a season-high 21 points and 4 steals at Arkansas State on Feb. 26 … His 6 rebounds against Appalachian State on Feb. 19 were a personal-best that season … Dropped a season-high 7 assists vs. Troy on Jan 31.

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: A 2014 graduate of Dallas Lincoln High School ... Coached by Cedric Patterson ... Averaged 19.3 points, 5.6 assists and 2.1 steals as a junior … Garnered first-team all-district, all-region and all-state honors … Recognized as an ESPN 3-star recruit … 18th-best player in Texas, according to TexasHoops.com … Ranked 143rd nationally, according to Future150.com … Played for AAU team and Deron Williams Elite, coached by Horace Pope.

PERSONAL: Son of Angela Williams and Derrick Neal …Has three brothers and two sisters: Derrick, D'erricka, Dominique, Ralphael and Rodney ... Brother, Derrick, is an identical twin and plays football at the University of Kansas ... Broadcasting major at UTA ... Interested in a career in coaching ... Enjoys singing and bowling ... Lists former track & field student-athlete Krystal Beamon among his favorite professors at UTA.

NEAL CAREER STATISTICS
Total 3-Ptr F-Throws Rebounds
Season GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2014-15 29-10 537/18.5 66-167 .395 35-107 .327 24-37 .649 7 46 53 1.8 38 1 86 59 0 34 191 6.6
2015-16 34-33 1067/31.4 138-356 .388 66-200 .330 89-122 .730 31 104 135 4.0 94 2 211 89 4 56 431 12.7
2016-17 36-33 1138/31.6 129-325 .397 68-191 .356 57-82 .695 21 104 125 3.5 86 0 237 125 3 62 383 10.6
Total 99-76 2742/27.7 333-848 .393 169-498 .339 170-241 .705 59 254 313 3.2 218 3 534 273 7 152 1005 10.2

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