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 Corey Raji 11
Corey Raji
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Washington Twnshp, NJ

High School:
Westwood

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 218

Position:
Forward

12/09/2007

Boston College vs. Maryland

Boston College vs. Maryland on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 in College Park, Md.

NOTES

  • Finished his career as Westwood High School's career scoring leader with 2,497 points; also grabbed 1,757 career rebounds.

    AS A JUNIOR

  • Played in and started 29 games.
  • Averaged 11.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game; averaged 10.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in league contests.
  • Earned ACC Player of the Week honors for his efforts against Michigan (12/2) and Miami (12/6).
  • Shot a team-high 54.3 percent from the floor.
  • Grabbed 168 rebounds - 90 offensive rebounds and 78 defensive rebounds.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring six times and in rebounds nine times.
  • Scored in double figures 19 times, including two games with 20 or more points.
  • Recorded four point-rebound double-doubles - against Providence, Harvard, Rhode Island and Wake Forest.
  • Grabbed seven or more rebounds in each of 13 games.
  • Handed out a season-high three assists in each of three games.
  • Ranked among ACC leaders (conference games only) in offensive rebounding (tied-fifth, 2.6).
  • Scored a season-high 24 points (11-for-16 FG) at Michigan (12/2); also notched nine rebounds and three assists.
  • Totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds at Providence (11/28).
  • Posted 17 points and nine rebounds in a home win over Miami (12/6).
  • Registered 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists against Bryant (12/20).
  • Tallied 15 points and eight rebounds - both team highs - against Duke (2/6), and then totaled 17 points and 10 rebounds at Wake Forest three nights later (2/9).
  • Concluded the home schedule with an 18-point, nine-rebound, three-assist outing against Virginia (3/3).

    AS A SOPHOMORE

  • Played in and started all 34 games.
  • Shared the program's Defensive MVP honor with classmate Rakim Sanders.
  • Averaged 9.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game; averaged 6.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in league contests.
  • Shot 49.5 percent from the floor. Grabbed 209 rebounds - 112 offensive rebounds and 97 defensive rebounds.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring four times and in rebounds 13 times.
  • Scored in double figures 13 times, including two games with 20 or more points.
  • Grabbed double-digit rebounds in each of four games; recorded two point-rebound double-doubles.
  • Handed out a season-high four assists in each of three games.
  • Averaged 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in three postseason contests - averaged 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in two ACC Tournament games.
  • Ranked among ACC leaders (conference games only) in offensive rebounding (eighth, 2.9).
  • Tallied 13 points and 12 rebounds against South Carolina Upstate; was his first collegiate double-double.
  • Totaled a career-high 26 points and 13 rebounds against Maine (12/23); shot 12-for-12 from the field.
  • Notched eight points and 12 rebounds against NC State (1/24).
  • Posted 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists in a career-high 40- minutes at Wake Forest (2/8).
  • Recorded five points and a career-best 15 rebounds (seven offensive) at Miami (2/21).
  • Registered 15 points (7-for-7 FT) and seven rebounds - both team highs - against Southern California (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis, Minn.

    AS A FRESHMAN

  • Played in all 31 games, making six starts.
  • Averaged 8.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game; averaged 8.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in league contests.
  • Shot a team-best 60.8 percent from the floor.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring twice, in rebounds eight times, in steals five times and in assists twice.
  • Scored in double figures eight times
  • Registered five or more rebounds in each of 17 games; grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at Virginia Tech (2-26).
  • Registered a career-high 24 points and seven rebounds (six offensive) in a career-high 35 minutes of action against Providence in the Hall of Fame Classic in TD BankNorth Garden (12-1); shot 9-for-12 from the field.
  • Totaled 13 points and seven rebounds in a home win over Saint Louis (12-4).
  • Scored 17 points in his ACC debut - at Maryland (12-9); shot 6-for-7 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from three-point range; scored 12 straight BC points in the second half. - Tallied 16 points and six rebounds at Miami (3-5); shot 7-for-9 from the field.
  • Recorded 17 points and seven rebounds against Georgia Tech in the regular-season finale (3-8); shot 8-for-10 from the floor.

    HIGH SCHOOL

  • Gained All-State first-team honors from the Star-Ledger as a senior at Westwood.
  • Earned North Jersey Player of the Year honors from The Record in 2006-07.
  • Was a two-time All-Group 2 first-team selection.
  • Averaged 28.7 points, 16.7 rebounds, 4.4 blocked shots and 3.4 assists per game in 2006-07.
  • Led the Cardinals to the North 1, Group 2 championship game in 2006-07, and to the North 1, Group 2 title in 2005-06.
  • Averaged 25.7 points and 15.6 rebounds per game as a junior.
  • Played for head coach Frank Connelly.
  • Scored 16 points for the North team in the 29th New Jersey State Coaches Association North-South Game (March 24, 2007).
  • Scored nine points for the Suburban team in the Jordan Brand All-American Classic Regional Game at Madison Square Garden (April 21, 2007); game features the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown.

    PERSONAL

  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Corey is the middle of Mamie and Busari Raji, Sr.'s three children; his older brother, B.J., plays for the NFL's Green Bay Packers.
  • Born on November 7, 1988.

    CAREER HIGHS
    Points: 26 vs. Maine (12-23-08)
    Rebounds: 15 at Miami (2-21-09)
    Assists: 4 - four times
    Steals: 4 vs. NJIT (1-5-10)
    FGM: 12 vs. Maine (12-23-08)
    3PFGM: 3 at Maryland (12-9-07)
    FTM: 7 vs. Southern California (3-20-09)
    FTA: 11 vs. Loyola (11-17-08)
    Minutes: 40- at Wake Forest (2-8-09)

    RAJI'S CAREER STATISTICS

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    07-08FR31-6628101-166.6089-25.36045-81.556134-4.359-22568.32930219
    08-09SO34-34935137-277.4951-14.07162-90.689209-6.171-23379.95231523
    09-10JR29-29774138-254.5430-3.00056-88.636168-5.856-033211.43030222
    CAREER94-692337376-697.53910-42.238163-259.629511-5.4186-49259.811191964
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