Men's Basketball

Willie Whitfield
Willie Whitfield

Class: SR

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Height: 6-6

JUNIOR (2009-10): Played in 24 games, starting 14 ... Averaged 9.8 points and 6.0 rebounds, good for fourth and second on the team respectively ... Led the team by shooting 61.7 percent from the field ... Missed the minimum by five, but shooting percentage would rank second all-time in single-season history ... On pace to become just the sixth player in school history to score 1,000 points in their career ... Scored in double-figures 10 times and had another six in which he posted nine ... Set a season-high with 22 points, adding 10 rebounds, in 86-81 win over Catawba on Nov. 27 ... Had a season-high 13 rebounds, with 11 points in 90-70 win over West Virginia State on Nov. 28 ... With those two games, earned Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week ... Had 19 points, 12 rebounds and a season-high five blocked shots in 75-60 win over Saint Leo on Jan. 27 ... Matched the five blocked shots against Eckerd on Feb. 3 ... Needs 36 blocked shots to break Mark Thomas' career record of 150.

SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Played in 25 games with 24 starts ... Third on the team with 10.7 points per game ... Led the team in rebounds, grabbing 177 ... Scored a season-high 19 points against Florida Memorial on Nov. 19 ... Reached double-digit points five times in the season ... Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Palm Beach Atlantic on Feb. 11.

FRESHMAN (2007-08): Played in 29 games for the Buccaneers ... Averaged 9.7 points per game ... Had a season-high with 18 points against Tampa on on Feb. 16 ...Averaged 6.9 rebounds per game ... Pulled down a season-high 14 boards against Grand Valley State on Nov. 11 ... Helped lead a Buc comeback on Dec. 8 against Alabama-Hunstville ... Defensive standout, leading the team with 201 rebounds and 47 blocks ... Led the team with a 51.8 field goal percentage.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Miami Springs High under coach Robert Nolan ... Lettered in both basketball and volleyball ... Averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists per game his senior season ... Earned First-Team All-Miami-Dade County ... Third-Team All-State ... Winner of the Coastal Insurance Sportsmanship Award ... Was the Golden Hawks Co-Most Valuable Player.

 
PERSONAL: Son David and Connie Whitfield ... Has one brother (Rayfield Jones) ... Majoring in physical education.

 

 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2007-08 29-21  770  26.6  117  226  .518  .000  47  87  .540  90  111  201  6.9  73  10  44  47  20  281  9.7 
2008-09 25-24  708  28.3  102  190  .537  .000  53  92  .576  72  105  177  7.1  60  28  46  29  22  257  10.3 
2009-10 24-14  628  26.2  95  154  .617  .000  45  72  .625  70  73  143  6.0  61  17  33  39  235  9.8 
TOTAL  78-59  2106  27.0  314  570  .551  .000  145  251  .578  232  289  521  6.7  194  55  123  115  51  773  9.9 

ALL-TIME RANKINGS: Blocked shots: 2nd (115) Blocked shots average: 2nd (1.5) ORebPg: 3rd (3.0) OReb: 3rd (232) Rebounds: 5th (521) Field goal percentage: 6th (.551) Rebounding average: 7th (6.7) DReb: 10th (289) Field goals made: t-11th (314) Games started: 12th (59) Minutes: 13th (2106) DRebPg: 16th (3.7) Points: 19th (773)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS: Blocked shots: 3rd (47 in 2007-08) Blocked shots average: 3rd (1.6 in 2009-10) OReb: 4th (90 in 2007-08) Blocked shots average: 4th (1.6 in 2007-08) Blocked shots: 5th (39 in 2009-10) ORebPg: 7th (3.1 in 2007-08) OReb: 9th (72 in 2008-09) ORebPg: t-9th (2.9 in 2009-10) ORebPg: 11th (2.9 in 2008-09) Field goal percentage: 12th (.537 in 2008-09) Blocked shots: t-12th (29 in 2008-09) Blocked shots average: 13th (1.2 in 2008-09) OReb: t-13th (70 in 2009-10) Rebounds: t-14th (201 in 2007-08) Field goal percentage: 15th (.518 in 2007-08) Rebounding average: 18th (7.1 in 2008-09)

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