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.
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
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.
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.