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2008-2009 Men's Basketball Roster

Darren Avery

Class: r-JR
Position: G/F
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200 pounds
Previous School: Corinth HS
Hometown: Corinth, Miss.

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE)
Tied career high with two 3-pointers (in two attempts) in win at Arkansas State (02/04/08) ... Collected first start of season against Belmont (12/12) and started three straight in conference play before coming off the bench against Troy ... Emerged as a strong defensive presence for the Blue Raiders and primarily played as an undersized forward at the 4 position ... Pulled career-high six rebounds vs. Austin Peay (12/29/07) and also tied season high with 19 minutes played vs. Austin Peay ... Played in all 32 games and scored in 18 contests, including season-high eight points against Tennessee Wesleyan (11/23/07) ... Was 2 of 2 from 3-point range at Houston after misfiring on first nine attempts beyond the arc this season ... Played season-high 29 minutes at UL-Lafayette.

2006-07 (FRESHMAN)
Saw action in 30 of 32 games and earned eight starts during his redshirt freshman season ... Established career highs for points (15), field goals made (4), 3-point field goals made (3), free throws made (4), and minutes (28) at Louisiana-Monroe (02/08/07) ... Logged double figures in minutes played 16 times ... Career high five rebounds vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (01/27/07) ... Earned first career start at Austin Peay ... Developed as a reliable perimeter defender down the stretch, earning starts in seven straight games during one stretch.

Took a redshirt year.

No. 6 rated prospect in the state of Mississippi ... Helped guide Corinth High School to a 29-3 record and a Class AAA state runner-up finish in 2002, losing in the state championship game to Prentiss High School and star center Al Jefferson, who was the Boston Celtics first-round draft pick ... Member of 1,000-point club ... Averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists, while shooting 52 percent from the field and 30 percent from 3-point range in his junior and senior seasons combined ... Earned All-State, All-County, All-Star, Dandy Dozen, and was the top scorer in the county as a senior.

Born: July 6, 1986 ... Parent: Miah Avery ... Major: Health Education (Community and Public Health).

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