#33 - D.J. Haley
Position: Center
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.
Previous School: Palmdale
Height: 7-0
Weight: 250

D.J. HALEY - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2010-11
37-11
7.7
18-33
.545
0-0
.000
5-12
.417
16-41-57
1.5
52-1
2
10
16
8
41-1.1
Totals
37-11
7.7
18-33
.545
0-0
.000
5-12
.417
16-41-57
1.5
52-1
2
10
16
8
41-1.1

 

QUICK HITS:
· First seven-footer at VCU in nearly a decade

· Great frame and athleticism that gives the Black & Gold a solid force down low

· Has added nearly 30 pounds since arriving at VCU last June

· Talented musician with skills on the saxophone and piano

· Struck up a unique relationship with Coach Smart during the recruiting process, exchanging inspirational and philisophical quotes over text messaging

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11):
· Earned his way into the starting lineup for the Rams, making the start in the final nine contests for the Black & Gold, including all six NCAA Tournament games

Getting to Know D.J.
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering
Born on May 24, 1992
One of five siblings, including two brothers (Tony and Donald) and two sisters (Krystal and Jessica)
Father played four years of basketball at the University of California in the early 80's

· Played double-digit in minutes in 10 of the final 12 games, averaging 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds over that stretch

· Had a huge performance in VCU's 94-76 upset of Purdue in the Round of 32, including six points and three rebounds against All-American JaJuan Johnson

DJ's Career Highs
Points: 6 (two times)
last time: vs. Purdue (3/20/11)
Rebounds: 6
vs. Drexel (3/5/11)
Assists: 1 (two times)
last time: at Old Dominion (1/22/11)
Field Goals Made: 3
vs. George Mason (2/15/11)
Free Throws Made: 2
vs. Purdue (3/20/11)
Free Throws Attempted: 2 (five times)
last time: vs. Purdue (3/20/11)
Steals: 2
vs. UCLA (11/26/10)
Blocked Shots: 5
at Drexel (2/23/11)
Minutes: 19
at Wichita State (2/19/11)

· Finished the year by connecting on 16-of-24 from the field, good for a 67% field-goal percentage over the 15 games

PRIOR TO VCU:
· Very intelligent, both on and off the court, boasting a 4.0 GPA with aspirations of becoming an engineer

· Nominated to play in the McDonald’s All-American game after an outstanding senior year

· Averaged a double-double during his senior year with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game for the Falcons

· Praised for his knack for cleaning up the glass and causing major issues for opponents with his shot-blocking ability

· Received interest from Iowa State and Colorado from the Big 12, Drake from the MVC and a multitude of Ivy League Schools such as Penn and Harvard.



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