UTA junior named to Julius Erving Award watch list and listed as one of the top players in Texas
Juniors Kevin Hervey, Erick Neal earn preseason 1st team all-league honors
UTA looking forward to a season Scott Cross says could be really, really special.
UT Arlington finished the year 24-11, tying a program record for victories.
Drew Charles scored a career-high 22 and UTA moved into the SBC semifinals against ULM.
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 LA Tech on Nov. 17 … Picked up a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) at Georgia State on Feb. 6.
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.