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2010-2011 (Junior): Became Loyola's first-ever MAAC Sixth-Player of the Year Award winner after the season, earning the honor by a vote of the conference's coaches... Played in 27 games and made just two starts, but he averaged 20.6 minutes of action... Averaged 8.8 points per game, shooting 40.6-percent from 3-point range and 45.6-percent from the field overall... Was tied for second on the team with a 10.8 points per game average during MAAC play... Made 47.1-percent of his threes against league opponents... Started the season with back-to-back games of 12 and 11 points, respectively, against Drexel (11/12) and UMBC (11/17)... Dropped a career-high 23 points at Manhattan (1/7), knocking down six 3-pointers... His six threes, which were duplicated in the same game by teammate Robert Olson, tied him for the sixth-best performance in school history... Was 8-of-10 from the field and also had three assists against the Jaspers... That game started a stretch of eight-straight with 10 or more points... Scored 17 at Iona (1/9) and versus Fairfield (1/14)... Recorded 15 points, all on 3-pointers, at Saint Peter's as the Greyhounds knocked off the eventual MAAC Champions... Knocked down 5-of-8 3-pointers at Towson in Loyola's BracketBuster game (2/19) and finished with 19 points.
2009-2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in 29 games, starting four... Averaged 5.7 points in 14.5 minutes of action per game... Played just 95 minutes through the seasons' first 16 games, but then played 97 minutes in the next three... Continued to see his playing time at higher levels as the season went on... Sophomore season started slow as he played 10-plus minutes just three times over the first 16 games while reaching double figures just once... That came with 10 points off the bench at Niagara (12/06)... Scored just 20 points over the next eight games while he waited for his chance... That opportunity came in a home win over Marist with his first start of the season (1/15)... His response was a career-high 16 points while playing a career-best 36 minutes... His only field goals were five three-pointers which came on seven attempts... The five three-pointers matched the 16th-best single-game total in school history... His final two starts of the season resulted in 13- and 12-point efforts at Siena (1/21) and Marist (1/23), respectively... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds in the win over the Red Foxes... Reacted positively to a return to his role coming off the bench with four double-figure outings in his next five games... The second of those was a 14-point effort in the win at Rider (2/05), making five-of-seven shots from the field, four of five of those from three-point range, and grabbing five rebounds... Tallied 12 points in just 19 minutes against Saint Peter's (2/17)... Finished the year with 33 three-pointers while shooting 40.7 percent (33-of-81) from long-range.
2008-2009 (Freshman): Made his only shot in his first college game, scoring two points against Mount St. Mary's (11/14)... Made both of his shots against Cornell (11/18), including a three-pointer, for five points... Knocked down three three-pointers among his four baskets at Vermont for his first career double-figure game and a career-best 11 points (11/29)... Matched that point total in the home win over Coppin State (12/10)... Played a season-high 18 minutes at Niagara (1/05), scoring nine points with four rebounds... Earned his first career start in the season finale at Iona (3/01), matching his career-best with 18 minutes played and collecting two steals... Also started the MAAC Championship game against Canisius (3/06), scoring five points in 14 minutes... Played for an all-star tour team in August 2009 that visited Belgium and Germany.
Before Loyola: A prolific scorer in high school at Blessed Sacrament St. Gabriel HS in New Rochelle, N.Y.... Finished his career with more than 1,000 points... A Class B All-State First Team selection as a senior after averaging 28.8 points per outing... Three times he surpassed the 40-point barrier during the campaign, including consecutive 42-point outbursts, the last of which he connected on eight three-pointers... Part of two CHSAA B Division state championship teams during his career... Played for the Westchester entrant in the prestigious Wheelchair Classic (2008).
Personal: The son of Tina Graves (deceased)... Counts his aunt, Carol Parker, and his godfather, Carlton C. Spruill, as influences on his life... Has four sisters - Chaniqua, Dreia, Tierra and Sharell... irst name is pronounced jah-HAIR-red... Majoring in Communication-Advertising/Digital Media at Loyola.