Hometown: Miami, FL
Will be a co-captain for the consecutive year ... Continues to get better each year ... Works extremely hard ... Great rebounding and scoring ability ... Expected to have a better year ... Selected a preseason Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith magazine.
JUNIOR (2003-04): Started all 28 games ... Named second-team All-Sunshine State Conference ... Conference leader in rebounding with 8.6 caroms per outing ... Team leader and third in the SSC in scoring with 15.6 points per contest ... Paced the team in field goals made (5.8), free throws made (3.6), and blocks (0.7) ... Second on the team and third in the SSC with a .497 field goal percentage ... Led the team in scoring in 13 contests and in rebounding on 22 occasions ... Turned in six double-double performances ... Scored in double digits in 24 of 28 games ... Put away over 20 points in six contests ... Pulled down double-digit rebounds in seven games ... Paced the team in steals eight times and blocks nine times ... Posted a career-high 24 points at Florida Gulf Coast on Jan. 14 ... Registered a personal best five steals against Lynn on Jan. 6 ... Grabbed a personal-high 16 rebounds on two occassions.
SOPHOMORE (2002-03): One of the Bucs’ top players in his first season ... Led the team in rebounding (7.6 per game) and was second in scoring (10.4 per game) ... Started every game ... Scored a career-high 18 points in Jan. 29 win at Florida Tech ... Scored in double figures 17 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds nine times ... Blocked five shots against Bentley Dec. 29.
COLLEGE: Played one season for the Spring Hill Badgers under coach Bill Carr ... Helped power the Badgers to a 26-7 record ... Started 10 games on the season as the team advanced to the NAIA National Tournament ... Averaged 7.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and shot .644 from the floor ... Scored double figures 11 times, including a season high of 24 in 74-56 win over William Carey ... Had season-high 14 rebounds against Loyola (N.O.) ... Had double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds in 75-60 win over Talladega on Feb. 9.
HIGH SCHOOL: A standout for coach Jeff Cavallo at Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Fla. ... Named Broward County 1-3A Player of the Year as a senior by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel after averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds ... Shot 75 percent from the floor ... Scored 18 points and added 11 rebounds as a junior ... Played in the Dade-Broward All-Star game as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Laura Ellingsworth and Rolando Perez ... Oldest of three siblings including Michael and Alexandria ... Majoring in sports management.