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Angel Rodriguez
13  Angel Rodriguez
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Juan, Puerto Rico

High School:
Krop

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

As A Freshman (2011-12): Saw action in 32 games with 17 starts as a true freshman... His appearances and starts ranked second among rookies behind Thomas Gipson... His 17 starts all came in the last 17 games... Named to the Fall 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Registered double-digit minutes in 31 games, including 19 games of at least 20 minutes... Played a season-high 39 minutes in a win at Baylor (2/18/12)... Averaged 8.3 points on 36 percent shooting (80-of-222), including 31.7 percent (32-of-101) from 3-point range, with 3.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 21.7 minutes per game... Connected on 68.9 percent (73-of-106) from the free throw line... Ranked among the Top 5 in seven categories, first in assists and steals, third in field goal attempts, 3-point field goals, free throws and fourth in scoring and minutes... Became the first freshman to pace the team in both assists and steals since Steve Henson in 1986-87... Ranked 11th in the Big 12 in assists, steals and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2)... One of just two freshmen in the league to rank in Top 15 in all three categories... Scored in 28 games, including 14 double-digit efforts... Led the team in scoring in five games, including a season-best 17 points vs. Southern Illinois (12/22/11)... Connected on at least two 3-point field goals in nine games, including a season-high five vs. Southern Illinois (12/22/11)... Had a season-high six rebounds in a win at Oklahoma State (1/21/12)... Paced the squad in assists in a team-best 13 games, including 12 in Big 12 play... Dished out a season-best eight vs. Iowa State (2/25/12)... Had at least five assists in eight games... Nabbed at least one steal in 21 games, including a season-best four at Baylor (2/18/12) and Iowa State (2/25/12)... Saw action in 17 Big 12 games, averaging 22.4 minutes per game... Averaged 8.2 points on 39.1 percent shooting (45-of-115), including 31.1 percent (14-of-45), with 3.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game... Connected on 58.1 percent (36-of-62) from the free throw line in conference games... Ranked among the Top 5 on the team in six categories in Big 12 play, including first in assists and steals, third in scoring, field goals and 3-point field goals and fourth in minutes... Placed in the Top 10 in the Big 12 in assists (eighth), steals (fourth) and assist-to-turnover ratio (10th), the only Big 12 freshman to rank among the Top 10 in all three categories... Started the Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal game vs. Baylor (3/8/12) and both NCAA Tournament games, the only freshman to do so on the squad... Finished the year with double-digit points in five of the last six games... Tallied 12 points vs. Syracuse (3/17/12) in the NCAA Tournament in 32 minutes... Scored 13 points vs. Southern Miss (3/15/12) with four assists in the NCAA Tournament... Posted 12 points vs. Baylor (3/8/12) in Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals... Registered an all-around game in a win at Texas A&M (2/28/12) with 13 points, five assists and two steals in 25 minutes... Notched season-highs in both assists (eight) and steals (four) vs. Iowa State (2/25/12) with 11 points... Dished six assists in a win at 3/3 Missouri (2/21/12), handing the Tigers their only home loss... Played a huge part in the win at 9/10 Baylor (2/18/12) with a team-high 15 points on 7-of-12 field goals to go with six assists and four steals in a season-high 39 minutes... Scored 15 points at Texas (2/11/12) on 6-of-13 field goals... Notched 13 points vs. Texas A&M (2/4/12) with four assists... Helped the Wildcats earn their first win at Oklahoma State (1/21/12) since 1993 with 14 points, a season-high six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes in his first road start... Posted 16 points vs. UTEP (12/23/11) on 5-of-9 shooting a day after tallying a season-best 17 points vs. Southern Illinois (12/22/11) on 5-of-7 field goals... Added a team-high seven assists vs. Alabama (12/17/11) with 13 points... Scored five points in the season opener with Charleston Southern (11/11/11) with 14 minutes... Coached by Frank Martin.

High School: Rated as the No. 4 prospect in the state of Florida by FloridaHoops.com... A three-year letterman at Dr. Michael Krop High School in Miami, Fla. ... His senior season was cut short after it was found that an ineligible player was used during season... The Lightning, which was the No. 1 team in the state and No. 11 in the nation by ESPN Rise at the time, was forced to forfeit all but one win and disqualified from the state tournament... The squad's record was moved from 20-3 to 1-22... Averaged 23 points and six assists as a senior... Named first team All-Class 6A by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC)... Also selected to the All-Dade County team by the Miami Herald... Had the steal and game-winning basket in a 57-55 win over Hialeah-Miami Lakes and future teammate Adrian Diaz to capture the District 13-6A title before the team was deemed ineligible... Posted 32 points against Carol City (2/10/11) in the District 13-6A semifinals... Helped the Lightning to a 26-6 record and its first trip to the Class 6A state final four as a junior in 2009-10... Averaged 20.9 points, seven assists and 3.9 rebounds as a junior... Named the Miami Herald's 2009-10 Class 6A Player of the Year as well as first team all-state... Selected second team All-Florida (all classifications) and first team All-Class 6A by FloridaHoops.com as a junior... Collected a team-high 23 points and eight rebounds in the loss to Orlando Dr. Phillips in the state semifinals... Posted 39 points in the Regional Final win over Columbus... Also had 38 points in a win over Arlington Country Day... Led the team in scoring and assists as a sophomore en route to guiding the Lightning to district title... Was named first team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald... Shares the same high school as former Wildcat Luis Colon... Coached by Marcos "Shakey" Rodriguez.

Personal: Angel Daniel Rodriguez Tricoche was born Dec. 5, 1992, in San Juan, Puerto Rico... Mother is Jacqueline Tricoche... Has two younger brothers, Luis Rivera and Yaniel Rivera... Cousin, Javi Gonzalez, played three seasons (2007-10) at N.C. State... Played for the AAU's Miami Tropics and Gold Coast... Received scholarship offers from a number of schools, including Louisville, Florida and N.C. State... Major is behavorial science.

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