Memphis Hustle select former UTA guard in the third round of the league draft
Men's Basketball continues its national rise to prominence
Bilbao, Charles, Jones and Pope set for their next chapter with recent decisions.
The men's and women's basketball teams spent time volunteering in the community this week.
Postgame notes following the Mavs' NIT loss to CSU Bakersfield.
A selection of photos from the 2017 UTA All Sports Banquet in College Park Center.
MBB: UTA vs. Texas State
MBB: UTA vs. Coastal Carolina
Photos from UTA's home victory over South Alabama in College Park Center.
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.
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