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Jorge Bilbao
Jorge  Bilbao

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bilbao, Biscay, Spain

Last College:
Loiola Indautxu

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 245

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/27/1995

Experience:
3L

05/08/2017

MBK: Seniors set for next career moves

Bilbao, Charles, Jones and Pope set for their next chapter with recent decisions.

04/27/2017

BB: Mavs set out to inspire kids in community

The men's and women's basketball teams spent time volunteering in the community this week.

03/22/2017

MBB: CSU Bakersfield 80, UTA 76 - Postgame Notes

Postgame notes following the Mavs' NIT loss to CSU Bakersfield.

03/22/2017

MBB: Roadrunners Outlast Mavs in NIT Quarterfinals

Mavs Set School Record with 27-Win Season in 2016-17

03/21/2017

MBB: Mavs return to CPC for NIT Quarterfinals

UTA hosts CSU Bakersfield 8 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington.

05/05/2017

2017 UTA All Sports Banquet

A selection of photos from the 2017 UTA All Sports Banquet in College Park Center.

03/11/2017

MBB: UTA vs. Texas State

MBB: UTA vs. Texas State

03/10/2017

MBB: UTA vs. Coastal Carolina

MBB: UTA vs. Coastal Carolina

02/25/2017

MBB: UTA vs. South Alabama

Photos from UTA's home victory over South Alabama in College Park Center.

02/20/2017

MBB: UTA at Georgia Southern (2/20/17)

UTA men's basketball posted an 81-71 win at Georgia Southern on Monday night to remain on top of the league standings.

CAREER: Concluded his 4-year career as one of the most accomplished players in program history ... made a program-record 127 total appearances with 101 starts ... finished 9th on the UTA list for career rebounds with 664 ... registered 11 career double-doubles in points and rebounds ... labeled as the "toughest player I've ever coached" by head coach Scott Cross ... inspired a crowd chant of "Hip-Hip Jorge" throughout his career.

AS A SENIOR (2016-17): One of two players to start all 36 games ... averaged a career-best 9.3 points to go with 6.8 rebounds in 25.1 minutes per game ... registered 4 double-doubles in points/rebounds ... led the team in rebounding 10 times ... team leader in field goal percentage at .539 ... 36 appearances and starts each tied for the most in a single season ... finished 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference in offensive rebound average with 3.1 per game ... ranked 7th in the Sun Belt in total round average ... set a career-high with 15 rebounds in a home win over ULM ... scored a season-high 17 points twice, at South Alabama and at home against Arkansas State ... went 6-of-8 from the field at South Alabama and 7-of-8 against A-St ... scored 16 key points, including a run of 10-straight, in the team's win at Georgia Southern ... grabbed a total of 24 rebounds in road swing at Appalachian State (11) and Coastal Carolina (13) ... first double-double of the season was a 10 points, 10 rebounds performance in a New Year's Eve victory over Coastal Carolina ... played a career high 32 minutes in the season-opening win over Texas Southern ... set a season high with 3 steals in the team's win at then 12th-ranked Saint Mary's ... equaled career high with 3 blocks against South Alabama ... scored 16 points with 8 rebounds and 2 steals in front of his family visiting from Spain on Senior Night against Troy ... played despite severe dehydration due to illness at BYU that required IV treatments earlier in the day.

AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): One of 2 Mavericks to start all 35 games … Averaged 6.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 24.4 minutes … Averaged rebounds ranked 7th in the SBC, 6th in offensive boards (2.6) and 9th in defensive rebounds (4.5) … Had 6 rebounds at Louisiana Tech on Nov. 17 … Picked up a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) at Georgia State on Feb. 6 ... 247 total rebounds is 15th most for a single season at UTA.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Appeared in 30 games with 21 starts … Averaged >3.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.63 assists, 0.29 blocks and 15.7 minutes … Shot 63% (46-73) from the floor … Hit a season-high 18 points at Louisiana Feb. 7 … Tallied 10 rebounds at App State on March 7.

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Played in 30 games with 10 starts … Averaged 1.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.43 assists, 0.10 blocks and 10.8 minutes a game … Put up a season-best 7 rebounds 3 times … selected to play in the 2014 Basket Basque Tour for the Basque National Team.

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: A 2013 graduate of Na Senora de Begona, Jesuitak Indautxu ... Played for Jesus "Txutxo" Sanz ... led Loiola Indautxu to nationals in the U18 Basque Country League … Played on Loiola Indautxu senior team since 2010 and was the leading scorer and rebounder … Named MVP of the Euskadi Regional Championship … Averaged 30.1 points and 13.8 rebounds in 2012-13.

PERSONAL: Son of Maria Begona and Francisco Javier … Double major in international business and marketing … Has 2 older brothers, Guillermo and Eduardo ... Interested in a post-basketball career in marketing ... Lists Karl-Anthony Towns or Andray Blatche as the best players he's faced ... Favorite class at UTA was ECON 3328 ... Favorite professor at UTA is Roger Wehr for making classes interesting ... listed as one of 10 influential Hispanic students at UTA by the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, during the fall of 2016.

BILBAO 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
2013-14 26-9 294/11.3 19-44 .432 0-9 .000 6-15 .400 27 48 75 2.9 41 0 12 21 2 11 44 1.7
2014-15 30-21 470/15.7 46-74 .622 0-2 .000 20-37 .541 39 58 97 3.2 75 2 19 24 9 15 112 3.7
2015-16 35-35 854/24.4 91-197 .462 2-8 .250 56-92 .609 90 157 247 7.1 111 2 55 61 19 24 240 6.9
2016-17 36-36 905/25.1 118-219 .539 0-5 .000 93-137 .679 113 132 245 6.8 121 6 35 49 12 29 329 9.1
Total 127-101 2523/19.9 274-534 .513 2-24 .083 175-281 .623 269 395 664 5.2 348 10 121 155 42 79 725 5.7

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