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Nick Russell
12  Nick Russell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duncanville, Texas

High School:
Grace Preparatory Academy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

As A Freshman (2009-10): Played in 21 games, all as a reserve, as a true freshman... Registered double-digit minutes in six games, including twice in Big 12 play... Played a season-high 23 minutes against Fort Hays State (12/1)... Averaged 1.5 points on 28.6 percent shooting (10-of-35) with 1.0 rebound in 6.8 minutes per game... Connected on 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from the free throw line... Scored in 10 games, including a season-high seven points in the season opener vs. Loyola Chicago (11/13)... Posted at least one 3-point field goal in four games... Grabbed a season-high four rebounds vs. Loyola Chicago (11/13)... Also dished out four assists against the Ramblers... Saw action in seven Big 12 games, averaging 4.0 minutes per game... Averaged 0.7 points on 28.6 percent shooting (2-of-7) with 0.7 rebounds per game... Connected on 50 percent (1-of-2) from the free throw line in conference games... Played in the NCAA Tournament games against North Texas (3/18) and BYU (3/20)... Connected on a 3-point field goal against the Mean Green... Played 10 minutes in the win over Texas Tech (2/23)... Played in a role in the victory over No. 24 Baylor (1/26) with two points and three rebounds in 11 minutes... Scored five points vs. Fort Hays State (12/1) with two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes... Coached by Frank Martin.

High School: Regarded as one of the top point guards in the country, including the No. 89 overall prospect by ESPN Scouts, Inc. and No. 116 in the Rivals150 by Rivals.com... Ranked among the top-40 at his position by a number of outlets, including No. 21 by Rivals.com and No. 38 by ESPN Scouts, Inc. ... Rated as the No. 4 player in the state of Texas for the Class of 2009 by Texashoops.com... A three-year lettermen and starter at Grace Preparatory Academy in Dallas, Texas... Led the Lions to a 31-5 overall record, including an 8-0 record in district play, as a senior in 2008-09... The squad advanced to the Class 5A-4A TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) state title game for the third consecutive season, where they lost to Houston Westbury Christian, 73-52... Scored a team-high 17 points in the title game, while he posted a game-high 25 points in the semifinal win over Argyle Liberty Christian... Averaged 17.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior... Selected to the 2009 TAPPS Class 4A All-State first team as well as to the Class 4A All-Tournament team... Named the most valuable player of the TAPPS District 1-4A and first team All-District 1-4A... Received second team All-Area honors from the Dallas Morning News... Helped the Lions to a 26-12 overall record, including a 7-3 mark in league play, as a junior in 2007-08... The team finished as the TAPPS Class 5A state runner-up, losing to Midland Christian, 74-60... Averaged 23 points, six assists and five rebounds per game as a junior... Named to the 2008 TAPPS Class 5A All-State first team as well as the Class 5A All-Tournament squad... Selected as the co-most valuable player of the TAPPS District 1-5A and first team All-District 1-5A... Chosen to the TAPPS Class 5A All-State first team as well as the District 1-5A newcomer of the year as a sophomore in 2006-07... Was invited to several all-star games as a senior, including the inaugural Feinberg Academic All-American Basketball Classic and the Texas-Oklahoma All-Star Shootout... The Feinberg Classic annually honors student-athletes for their off-the-court excellence and participants must carry a 3.0 GPA... Played for the South All-Stars, alongside Big 12 players Michael Dixon (Missouri), Nolan Dennis (Baylor), Kyle Hardrick (Oklahoma) and Cory Jefferson (Baylor)... Coached in high school by Ray Forsett.

Personal: Raymond Nicholas Russell was born March 8, 1991 in Dallas, Texas... Parents are Raymond and Cindy Russell... Received scholarship offers from a number of schools, including Colorado State, Florida State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, SMU and UCLA... Played his AAU ball with the Dallas Mustangs... Major is undecided.