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Devonta Pollard
Devonta  Pollard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Porterville, Miss.

High School:
Kemper County

Last College:
East Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L

Major:
Sociology


2015-16 Game-by-Game | 2014-15 Game-by-Game


HONORS & AWARDS
• 2015-16 All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
• The American Player of the Week (Feb. 15, 2016)
• The American Player of the Week (Dec. 7, 2015)
• The American Player of the Week (Nov. 17, 2014)
• The American Honor Roll (Feb. 22, 2015)
• The American Honor Roll (Nov. 23, 2015)
• The American Honor Roll (March 1, 2015)
• The American Honor Roll (Dec. 8, 2014)
• The American Honor Roll (Nov. 24, 2014)

SENIOR (2015-16)
One of five players to compete in all 32 games... Finished as the team's second-leading scorer (14.0) and rebounder (5.7)... Ranked among the American Athletic Conference top-15 leaders in scoring (14.0 ppg), field goal percentage (47.9) and free throw percentage (74.7)... Made his season debut in the starting lineup against Prairie View A&M... Posted a career-high 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 11-of-11 shooting from the free throw line... Also added nine rebounds, two assists, three blocks and three steals against the Panthers... Scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed three rebounds against Florida A&M... Finished with seven points and seven rebounds against ULM... Led all players with 24 points and 12 rebounds against UT Rio Grande Valley... Totaled 14 points with five rebounds and three assists in win against Murray State... Posted 10 points with six rebounds in win against LSU... Finished with 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Houston in win against North Carolina Central during Global Sports Classic First Round... Led all players with nine rebounds in win against Eastern Illinois during Global Sports Classic Second Round... Posted 10 points with six rebounds against Grand Canyon in Global Sports Classic Third Round... Finished with 10 points and three rebounds in win against Wyoming during Global Sports Classic Championship Round... Led the Cougars with 18 points and eight rebounds and added three assists and a pair of blocked shots against Nicholls... Totaled a game-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and five steals in win at USF in American Athletic Conference opener... Recorded 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five rebounds and a block in win at Temple... Finished with 13 points and three rebounds in win against Tulane... Posted 12 points with a game-high 10 rebounds in win against Tulsa... Totaled 23 points with seven rebounds to lead the Cougars and dished out two assists in win over No. 12/NR SMU... Totaled 13 points with three rebounds and three assists at Tulsa... Finished with a career-high 34 points on 14-of-24 shooting in win against Memphis... Became 57th player in Houston history to score 30+ points in a game... Led all players with 16 points, thanks to 8-of-9 shooting from the free throw line, and added two steals in win against UCF... Scored 13 points with six rebounds in win at Tulane... Posted 19 points with a game-high 14 rebounds against Temple... Connected on 9-of-11 tries from the free throw and dished out two assists with a pair of blocks against the Owls... Recorded 14 points with a game-high seven rebounds and added three assists in win at UCF... Finished with 17 points and three rebounds in win at UConn.. Totaled 11 points with five rebounds in win against Cincinnati. American Championship: Recorded 11 points with eight rebounds and a team-high four assists against Tulane. NIT: Led Cougars with 21 points and grabbed three rebounds with three assists against Georgia Tech in First Round.

Game Highs
Points 34 vs. Memphis (2/10/16)
FG 14 vs. Memphis (2/10/16)
FGA 24 at Memphis (2/10/16)
3FG 1 (3X) Most recently
vs. #12/NR SMU (2/1/16)
3FGA 2 (4X) Most recently
at Georgia (2/2/13)
FT 11 vs. Prairie View A&M (11/18/15)
FTA 13 vs. #12/NR SMU (2/1/16);
vs. USF (3/1/15)
Rebounds 14 vs. Temple (2/21/16)
Assists 5 vs. Tulane (3/12/15)
Steals 5 (3X) Most recently
at USF (12/30/15)
Blocks 3 vs. Prairie View A&M (11/8/15);
vs. Lamar (11/27/12)
Minutes 40 vs. Tulsa (3/13/15)
Italics indicates
accomplished at Alabama

JUNIOR (2014-15)
One of only three players to compete in all 32 games, starting 27 of those... One of only three players to rank among the American Athletic Conference's top-16 leaders in both scoring and rebounding... Finished second among the Cougars with 11.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game... Stood 16th in the league with his scoring averaged and ranked eighth with his rebounding total... Ranked ninth in the league with a .457 field goal percentage... Made his Houston debut in the Cougars' season-opening win at Murray State... Led all players with 19 points, thanks to a 7-of-7 performance from the free throw line, with five rebounds... Scored seven points during a 12-2 run late in the second half that gave the Cougars the lead for good... Honored as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week following that performance... Enjoyed the first double-double of his career with 19 points and 13 rebounds against Morgan State in the home opener... Recorded his second double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds against Texas-Pan American... Enjoyed his second straight double-double with 22 points and team-high 10 rebounds against Abilene Christian... Posted his third straight double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in win against Houston Baptist... Finished with 12 points and nine rebounds against Boise State during the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Championship Round... Recorded 12 points with five rebounds in win against Texas Tech during Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Championship Round final day... Posted 12 points with seven rebounds and two steals against Mississippi Valley State... Led the team with 17 points and two steals and added seven rebounds in the American Athletic Conference opener at Memphis... Scored 13 points with four rebounds against UCF... Totaled 16 points with nine rebounds and a pair of assists against Tulane... Finished with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists against UConn... Posted 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting with five rebounds against No. 25/25 SMU... Led Houston with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting and added seven rebounds without a turnover at UCF... Finished with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds at USF... Recorded 14 points with six rebounds and a game-high four steals at Temple... Led the Cougars with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five steals against USF... Posted 17 points with seven rebounds and two key blocks late in overtime win at Tulane... Sank all six free throw attempts in overtime against the Green Wave... Finished with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes against East Carolina. American Championship: Finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and five steals in First-Round win against Tulane... Totaled 14 points with nine rebounds and a pair of steals against Tulsa in the Quarterfinals.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
Competed in 27 games with 14 starts for head coach Mark White at East Mississippi Community College... Ranked third on the team with 12.0 points per game and averaged 6.4 rebounds per contest to lead the Lions... Led the Lions to a 20-7 overall record and 8-3 mark in league play... Connected on 59.4 percent (107-of-180) of his shots from the field... Posted two double-doubles... Enjoyed 14 games with at least seven rebounds... Started the season with three straight games with double-digit points and closed the year with four consecutive 10+-point games... Scored a season-high 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field at Itawamba... Posted 15 points with 10 rebounds vs. Meridian for his first double-double of the season... Finished with 16 points and 10 boards against Mississippi Delta.

FRESHMAN (2012-13)
Competed as a freshman at Alabama... Played in 18 games with one start, averaging 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game... Led the team with 16 dunks... Had best game of season at VCU, posting career-highs of 13 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes... Scored 10 points in his first SEC at No. 10 Missouri... Posted nine points with seven boards in 27 minutes against Charleston Southern... Finished with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks against West Alabama... Totaled eight points, six boards and three assists in win against Texas Tech... Recorded seven points and seven rebounds in win against Arkansas... Made first collegiate start against South Dakota State.

KEMPER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Was a 5-star prospect by Rivals.com and ranked as the seventh-best small forward in his class and the 22nd best prospect in the nation by the organization... Led team to the Mississippi 3A State Championship, averaging 23.8 points, 15.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocks to earn Mississippi's Mr. Basketball title... Also was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game... Received an invitation to the prestigious McDonald's All-America game but did not participate due to injury

PERSONAL
Full name is Devonta Rashun Pollard... Born July 7, 1994, in Meridian, Miss... Son of Jessie and the late Ervin Pollard... Majoring in sociology.

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