One of Middle Tennessee's prized prep recruits in the 2005 signing class. Athletic player with great leaping ability. Runs the floor well. Can be used in any number of roles for the Blue Raiders. Can score from the perimeter or the lane. Good rebounder and passer. Has all the tools to be a solid small forward and four-year contributor to the Blue Raiders.
Enjoyed breakthrough freshman season averaging 10.9 points and earning 18 starts, while playing in all 32 games ... Finished fifth among SBC leaders in field goal percentage (.536, 141-of-263) ... Scored double figures in 19 games and led team in scoring 10 times ... Second among SBC freshmen in scoring, and first among league rookies in field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage ... Scored 21 or more four times, including game-high 21 in road win at New Orleans, 21 at home vs. Florida International, and career-high tying 23 points against Arkansas State ... Connected on 15 of 16 free-throw attempts against New Orleans. The 15 free throws were third-most in a single game ... Scored career best 23 points against Belmont, which was the most points in a game by a Blue Raider in 2005-06 ... Collected career-high two steals vs. Troy (01/06/07).
Took a redshirt year.
FAYETTE-WARE HIGH SCHOOL
Four-time All-Region selection (2003-06). Four-time All-Region selection (2003-06). Averaged double figures all four seasons and was among the top rebounders in the west Tennessee region during his prep career. Four-year letterwinner. Named Most Athletic.
Born: April 1, 1986 ... Parent: Tammy Yates ... Major: Mass Communications. Prefers to be called by his nickname, "Boogie."