Three freshmen, two JC transfers join a pair of talented guards as next year's incoming class.
Memphis Hustle select UTA guard in the 3rd round of the league draft, then trade him to Canton
Bilbao, Charles, Jones and Pope set for their next chapter with recent decisions.
Postgame notes following the Mavs' NIT loss to CSU Bakersfield.
Mavs Set School Record with 27-Win Season in 2016-17
A selection of photos from the 2017 UTA All Sports Banquet in College Park Center.
A few BYU Photos from the UTA at BYU game in the first round of the NIT in Provo, Utah.
MBB: UTA vs. Texas State
Photos from UTA's home victory over South Alabama in College Park Center.
Photos from the UTA men's basketball team's contest at Troy - Courtesy of Chris Davis & Troy Athletics.
AS A SENIOR (2016-17): One of six players to see action in all 36 games ... 36 appearances tied for the most ever for a UTA player in a single season ... started the first four contests of the season as well as the SBC title clinching Senior Night contest against Troy ... averaged 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 11.8 minutes per game ... shot .511 from the field ... equaled his career high with 14 points in the home win over Troy ... scored 7 of the team's first 9 points of the game - two dunks and a 3-pointer - against Troy ... scored a 10 points to go with 8 rebounds against Saint Francis (Ill.) ... scored in 35 of 36 games ... sank a big 3-point field goal in the first half of the win at Saint Mary's ... registered a career-high three blocks at Minnesota ... earned his first career start in the season opener against Texas Southern and grabbed seven rebounds ... went 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc at ULM en route to 11 points ... scored 8 points in the team's first round NIT victory at BYU and 6 on a pair of 3-pointers in the quarterfinal contest against CSU Bakersfield.
AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): Made 34 appearances for UTA ... Averaged 4.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 11.5 minutes ... 14 blocks were third-most among Mavericks ... Garnered a season-high 14 points in the season opener against Fordham.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON (TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE): Helped lead the Apaches to a 25-9 record and appearance in the 2015 NJCAA national tournament ... earned a spot on the 2015 All-Region XIV Team ... averaged 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists ... Shot 53.7 percent, including 43.5 percent on 3-pointers ... Shot 67.4 percent at the line ... averaged 12.0 points and 4.7 rebounds as a freshman.
PRIOR TO TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE: A 2013 graduate of Mt. Pleasant (Iowa) High School High School ... coached by Paul Runquist ... class 3A first team all-state selection ... led Mt. Pleasant to a 19-6 record as a senior ... attended freshman-junior years at Ottumwa (Iowa) High School before transferring... coached by Chris Gravett ... team's leading scorere and rebounder ... earned 3rd team all-state as a junior ... played AAU basketball for Iowa Pump & Run.
PERSONAL: Son of Gregory and Sandra Pope ... has three siblings, Kinyotta, Rashiud and Akiya ... Aunt, Brenda Morehead, won both the 100 and 200-meters at the 1976 Olympic Trials and competed in the Montreal Olympic Games ... Interdisciplinary studies major ... career interests include becoming a basketball coach ... lists music and fashion among his interests ... favorite class at UTA was african-american studies.
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