As a junior: Named third-team all-Southland Conference after averaging 11.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game... Led the Mavericks in scoring seven times last season, including a career-high 24 points against Texas-San Antonio on March 1... Led team in rebounding six times including a career-high 13 at Northwestern State on Jan. 30... Ranked in the top 10 in the SLC in five categories ? ninth in rebounding, eighth in field goal percentage at 49.8 % (125 of 251), sixth in free-throw percentage (78.3%), defensive rebounds (4.17 per game) and blocked shots (.90 per game).
As a sophomore: Starting 18 games in the post while averaging 5.6 points and 4.7 rebounds... Was second on the team with 20 blocked shots and third on the squad in rebounding (4.7 per game)... Scored season-high 12 points in opener against New Mexico State... Scored in double figures five times in the season... Had a ?double-double? twice during the season ? 12 points and 11 rebounds in an 87-79 loss at Louisiana-Monroe, Jan. 7 , 2002 and 10 points, 11 rebounds in an 87-59 win at Nicholls State Dec. 22, 2001.
As a freshman: Played in all 28 games and started six contests averaging 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds... Averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds as a starter... Tied for second on squad with 12 blocks... Third on the team in rebounds per game and total rebounds (125)... Collected four double-figure scoring games, three of which came in the first five games of the year... Led Mavs to victory over Arkansas-Monticello with then career-high 18 points and hauling in 10 rebounds in just second collegiate outing... Scored team-high 11 points at Wichita State in UTA?s third game of the year... Had double-figure scoring games against Texas-San Antonio (10) on Dec. 7, 2000 and TCU (10) on Dec. 19, 2000... Pulled down seven or more rebounds seven times during season.
High School: A McDonald?s High School All-American Team nominee, earned Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 3A all-state first-team honors as a junior and senior... Led Houston Westbury Christian H.S. to four consecutive state titles from 1997-2000... As a senior shot 59 percent from the field, while averaging 10.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game... Earned varsity letters in cross country... Member of the Honor Roll.
MBB: Hervey named first team NABC all-district
MBB: Mavericks' season ends with title game setback
MBB: Clutch plays lead UTA to Sun Belt semifinal win
MBB: Neal's offensive masterclass paces UTA to victory
MBB: Mavericks prepared for SBC Championships
MBB: Neal found basketball as a path for life