Men's Basketball continues its national rise to prominence
Mavericks fall just two points shy of Sun Belt Conference all-sports award.
Hervey was selected SBC Male Student-Athlete of the Year, while VanDijk was named to the SBC Leadership Team.
Bilbao, Charles, Jones and Pope set for their next chapter with recent decisions.
Arlington native lauded as one of the nation's top mid-major players
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.
Photos from the UTA men's basketball team's win at Appalachian State.
CAREER: Concluded the 2016-17 season in 15th on the UTA career scoring list with 1,107 points, the 2nd-highest 3-year total ever for a UTA player ... moved into 10th in program history in career rebounds with 639, the highest 3-year total in program history ... 403 career 3-point attempts is the 11th-most at UTA ... has 25 career double doubles, the 2nd most ever for a UTA player
AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): Named 2017 Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year, the league's highest honors ... Sun Belt Player of the Year and first team all-conference selection ... earned USBWA & NABC All-District VII honors ... honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press ... named to the Lou Henson All-America team ... started 28 of his 35 appearances ... averaged 17.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game ... Preseason Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year ... first team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference ... Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award Preseason Watch List ... Dave Campbell's Texas Basketball All-Texas Preseason Team ... 597 points and 298 rebound each ranked as 4th highest single game totals in program history ... registered 11 games of 20+ points and 16 double-doubles ... earned third and fourth career Sun Belt Player of the Week honors on Dec. 6 and Feb. 20, respectively ... poured in a career-high 34 points at Louisiana ... went 7-of-9 from behind the 3-point arc and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Cajundome ... 7 3-pointers is the 3rd highest total in a single game at UTA ... scored a 28 points on 9-15 shooting with 13 rebounds in the win at Georgia Southern ... went 5-6 from the 3-point arc, 5-5 from the free throw line and grabbed 7 offensive rebounds at GS ... scored 25 points at Texas State ... registered a season-high 14 rebounds at Bradley ... led the team with 15 points and seven boards in a win at No. 12 Saint Mary's ... went 4-for-4 from the 3-point arc against UT Dallas ... registered, perhaps, his best game of the season in a win at Texas, collecting his 11th career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds ... came off the bench six times as an injury precaution ... missed the game at Troy with a swollen knee ... gradually upped his minutes early in the year in return from injury ... in his first game since suffering a season-ending injury in 2015-16, logged 21 minutes and contributed a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best 8-for-8 from the charity stripe against Texas Southern ... did not start Troy game at home to allow Faith Pope to start on Senior Night ... scored 22 points with 4 assists in the team's NIT victory at BYU.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Started the first 16 games before being sidelined with a season-ending knee injury in late Jan. … among the Sun Belt leaders in scoring (18.1) and rebounding (9.8) and his 8 double-doubles ranked 26th nationally at the time of the injury … Named to the Lou Henson award mid-season watch list, presented annually to the most outstanding mid-major player in Division I college basketball … Awarded SBC Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 24 after leading the Mavs to 2 of their biggest regular season wins in program history, scoring in double figures in back-to-back road victories over Ohio State and Memphis … Named Madness Sun Belt Men's Basketball Player on Nov. 30 … Earned second SBC Student-Athlete of the Week honor on Dec. 8. … Picked up a season-high 27 points and 15 rebounds at Rice on Nov. 29.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Played in 31 games with 16 starts as a true freshman … Averaged 7.1 points, 6 rebounds, 0.74 assists and 21.7 minutes … Hit a season-high 21 points vs. Georgia State on Jan. 29 … Nabbed a season-best 15 rebounds on Nov. 11.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: A 2014 graduate of Arlington Bowie High School ... coached by Allen Gratts ... averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds as a junior … earned All-District team and Newcomer of the Year honors … Did not play as a senior due to a knee injury ... did see limited minutes in his final high school game in the postseason playoffs ... played for the Dallas Mustangs in AAU … 36th-ranked player in Texas by Texas Hoops … ESPN 3-star recruit.
PERSONAL: Son of Charles and Denise Hervey … Youngest of 3 brothers: Jason and Nathan … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... lists Karl Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves as the best player he's faced ... enjoys reading and keeping up with current events ... lives the atmosphere, diversity and culture at UTA ... favorite professor at UTA is Allan Saxe because of the intriguing class discussions about politics ... career interests include coaching college basketball or working in marketing ... cousin, Lencola Sullivan, won the 1980 Miss Arkansas title and became the first African-American woman to win preliminary awards in the Miss America pageant and was also the first to place among the top five, where she was fourth runner-up.
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