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NC A&T Men's Basketball BIO
4 DaMetrius Upchurch

 

Possesses tremendous athletic ability...Can accelerate off the floor to dunk rebounds and block shots...Should play the role of center or forward for the 2012-13 Aggies...Along with Austin Witter and Adrian Powell, he gives the Aggies an experienced frontcourt...Can shoot the 10-15 footer, and has the ability to beat people off the dribble...Has compiled 324 points, 267 rebounds, 40 blocks and 25 assists...He is a career .492 shooter from the floor and .558 shooter from the  free throw line.

2011-12 Season: Played in 27 games with 23 starts...Averaged 7.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and  totaled 13 assists, 19 steals and 24 blocks...Ranked 11th in the conference in blocked shots...Had one double-double on the season, a 15-point, 11-rebound performance at S.C. State...Scored in double figures 10 times, led the Aggies in rebounding nine times and in scoring three times...Shot .536 from the field and .582 from the free throw line...Had 13 points in the Aggies first-round MEAC Tournament loss to Howard on March 6...Scored 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting at Ohio University on Dec. 23...Scored 14 points, blocked two shots and grabbed six rebounds at Florida A&M on Feb. 6.

2010-2011 Season: Played 27 games with three starts...Averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game...Had a .377 field goal percentage and a .513 free throw percentage...Was third on the team with 34 offensive rebounds...Was fourth on the team with nine blocked shots...Led the team in rebounding, steals and blocked shots in one game...Had a season-high five rebounds during a Nov. 12 loss to Ohio State...Had a season-high 12 points on Nov. 26 against Greensboro College.

2009-2010 Season: Played in 27 games with 10 starts...Averaged 2.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game...Shot .510 from the floor and .563 from the free throw line...Made his first career start on Nov. 20 against Davis & Elkins...Scored three points and grabbed six rebounds in 14 minutes of action as the Aggies defeated Davis & Elkins 67-53...Played a season-high 22 minutes, scored 11 points, went 5-fof-5 from the free throw line and grabbed eight rebounds in a 92-83 loss to Ohio on Nov. 17...Scored seven points on 3-for-3 shooting at Tulane on Dec. 30.

 High School: Averaged 19.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game as a senior at Garner High School...Named Greater Neuse River 4A Conference Player of the Year...Was a two-time All-Greater Neuse River Class 4A all-conference performer...Also earned second-team All-Triangle honors...Named to the prestigious North Carolina East/West All-Star Game...Led the Trojans to an 18-10 overall record, a 13-1 conference record and a second round game in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A state playoffs.

 Personal: Full name is DaMetrius Jerome Upchurch...He is the son of Lynda Clifton and Melvin Upchurch...Has one sibling, DaMarcus...He was born on June 18, 1991...Majors in finance/business management.

 

Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Garner
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