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2011-2012 Men's Basketball Roster

LaRon Dendy

Class: R-Sr.
Position: F
Height: 6-9
Weight: 230 pounds
Previous School: Iowa State
Hometown: Greenville, S.C.

2011-12 (R-Senior)
Named the 2012 Sun Belt Player of the Year and to the all-conference first team ... A Lou Henson Player of the Year candidate ... Posted his seventh double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds against Marshall ... Added his eighth game of 20-or-more points with 23 against UALR ... Posted his fifth double-double with career-highs in points (26) and rebounds (14) and matched his career-high with four assists against WKU (2/9) ... Scored 22 points at Vanderbilt ... Hit a career-best 10 field goals for 21 points and posted fourth double-double with 11 rebounds against South Alabama (12/31) ... Posted third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds versus FIU (12/29) ... Recorded his fourth game of 20 points or more against Belmont and was one rebound shy of a double-double in the contest ... Matched season-high of 21 points vs. UT Martin ... Posted second double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds against Akron ... 21 points versus Cumberland ... Had his first double-double as a Blue Raider by halftime at UCLA and finished the game with 16 points and 13 rebounds ... Also had 21 points, three blocks and three assists in the opener vs. Austin Peay ... Has 25 double-figure scoring performances, including nine performances of at least 20 points and seven double-doubles.

2010-11 (Senior)
Took a redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules.

Iowa State
Averaged 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game as Iowa State's top reserve in the post ... Shot 60 percent (69-115) from the field which is the sixth-best single-season field goal percentage total in school history ... Ended season sixth in the Big 12 in blocked shots ... Against No. 1 Texas, first Big 12 game, recorded 14 points and grabbed six rebounds ...In upset over No. 5 Kansas State, scored 10 points after going 5 for 5 from the field and pulled down three rebounds.

Indian Hills CC
Played two years at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa ... Rated as the 57th-best player in the preseason 2008-09 Juco Junction rankings ... Averaged 8.5 points and 6.3 rebounds as a freshman, earning honorable mention All-Region XI honors ... Suffered a stress fracture in his sophomore season and saw limited action ... Averaged 8.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and shot 63.3 percent from the field (31-49 FG) in nine games ... Coached by Jeff Kidder ... His IHCC teammates included: Dwight Buycks (Marquette), Dwight Hardy (St. John's), Marcus Relphorde (Colorado), James Washington (Middle Tennessee) and Delvon Johnson (Arkansas).

New Hope Christian HS
Ranked as one of the top post players in the Class of 2007 ... Rated as the 63rd-best player in the nation and the 17th-best power forward in the Rivals.com Class of 2007 ... Was the seventh-best player in the Southeast Region in 2007 ... Played at Greer High School [S.C.] as a sophomore, leading his squad to the state title ... Averaged 22.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 7.3 blocks in his sophomore campaign ... Finished his senior year at New Hope Christian Prep School in North Carolina where he averaged 23.1 points and 12.2 rebounds ... Originally committed to Clemson, but opted to go to junior college.

Born: December 18, 1988 ... Parents: Shannon Dendy ... Majoring in liberal studies ... Notables: Played with Middle Tennessee guard James Washington at Indian Hills Community College.

2011-2012 Game-by-Game Stats