USATSI Photos men's basketball vs. Memphis -- 12/31/14
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.
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
Full name is Devonta Rashun Pollard... Born July 7, 1994, in Meridian, Miss... Son of Jessie and the late Ervin Pollard... Majoring in sociology.