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Josh Southern
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saginaw, MI

High School:
Saginaw

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 263

Position:
Center

NOTES

  • Made steady progress during his freshman season; averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.1 minutes per game in the season's first 18 games, and then averaged 7.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per game in the season's final 13 contests.

    AS A JUNIOR

  • Played in all 31 games, making 25 starts; averaged 16.4 minutes per game.
  • Averaged 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game; averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in league contests.
  • Led the team (or tied for the team lead) in rebounding twice and in steals three times.
  • Scored in double figures four times.
  • Grabbed five or more rebounds in each of seven games.
  • Matched his career high with 13 points in a home win over St. Francis-NY (11/17).
  • Scored in double figures in three straight early-season contests, including two games in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Totaled 12 points and seven rebounds against South Dakota State (11/21).
  • Recorded 12 points and four rebounds against Northern Iowa (11/23).
  • Posted 11 points and four rebounds in a win at Providence (11/28); converted a crucial three-point play with 42.9 seconds to play that vaulted BC from a two-point deficit to a one-point lead.
  • Registered six points and seven rebounds in a home win over Miami (12/6).
  • Tallied five points and a season-best eight rebounds against Maine (1/2).

    AS A SOPHOMORE

  • Played in and started all 34 games; averaged 22.7 minutes per game.
  • Shared the program's Coaches Award with teammate Tyler Roche.
  • Averaged 6.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game; averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in league contests.
  • Shot a team-high 50.3 perent from the field.
  • Led the team in rebounding seven times, in steals four times and in blocked shots 12 times.
  • Scored in double figures seven times; grabbed double-digit rebounds in each of two games.
  • Scored 13 points against Virginia in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Atlanta (3/12); also grabbed nine rebounds.
  • Registered 12 points and nine rebounds in the regular-season finale against Georgia Tech (3/7).
  • Totaled 12 points and nine rebounds against Loyola (Md.) in the first round of Dick's Sporting Goods Preseason Tipoff (11/17).
  • Tallied nine points and 11 rebounds against Purdue (11/26) and six points and 11 rebounds against Alabama-Birmingham (11/28); both games were Preseason NIT contests that were played in Madison Square Garden.
  • Notched nine points (7-for-8 FT) and four rebounds against Providence (12/20); shot 5-for-6 from the foul line in the final 30.2 seconds of the contest.
  • Recorded 13 points and nine rebounds in a home win over Sacred Heart (12/31).
  • Posted 12 points, six rebounds and two assists in a win at Maryland (1/27).
  • Tallied 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals at Wake Forest (2/8).

    AS A FRESHMAN

  • Played in 20 games; averaged 14.9 minutes per game.
  • Averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game; averaged 7.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in league contests.
  • Registered one point-rebound double-double; totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds at Florida State (2-23); shot 5-for-6 from the floor.
  • Led the team in rebounding twice.
  • Scored in double figures four times.
  • Registered five or more rebounds in each of seven games.
  • Totaled eight points and a team-high seven rebounds against Maryland (2-6).
  • Tallied 11 points in 15 minutes of action at Miami (3-5).
  • Closed the regular season with a 13-point, five-rebound effort against Georgia Tech (3-8).
  • Averaged 8.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in two ACC Tournament contests; posted 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high three assists against Maryland (3-13), and then recorded eight points and five rebounds against Clemson (3-14).

    HIGH SCHOOL

  • Gained MaxPreps All-America honors as a senior at Saginaw High School.
  • Earned 2006-07 All-State Class A first-team honors from the Detroit News; also captured All-Saginaw Valley League accolades.
  • Averaged 16.0 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.4 blocked shots per game in 2006-07.
  • Led Saginaw to a 25-1 record and the Class A state title in 2006-07; tallied 15 points and 15 rebounds in the championship-game win over Detroit Redford in Michigan's State Breslin Center (March 24, 2007).
  • Was a three-year starter for the Trojans; played for head coach Lou Dawkins.

    PERSONAL

  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Josh is the middle of Geraldine and Elton Southern's three sons.
  • Born on April 24, 1989.

    CAREER HIGHS
    Points: 13 - four times
    Rebounds: 11 - twice
    Assists: 3 - twice
    Steals: 2 - six times
    FGM: 5 - eight times
    FTM: 7 vs. Providence (12-20-08)
    FTA: 13 vs. USC Upstate (12-24-08)
    Blocked Shots: 3 - twice
    Minutes: 34 vs. Alabama-Birmingham (11-28-08)

    SOUTHERN'S CAREER STATISTICS

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    08-09SO34-3477275-149.5030-0.00053-83.639172-5.1107-52036.028442715
    09-10JR31-2550850-112.4460-0.00036-51.70699-3.278-11364.42621119
    CAREER85-591578165-333.4950-0.000122-185.659338-4.0232-64525.365864933
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