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Matt Willms
41  Matt Willms

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Leamington, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Findlay Prep

Height / Weight:
7-1 / 230

Position:
Center

Experience:
HS

2013-14 (FRESHMAN)
Talented freshman who made an immediate impact ... averaged 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds ... second on the team in blocks (0.8 bpg) ... had a .548 field goal percentage ... made 23 starts, including the last 17 games ... appointed the first Conference USA Freshman of the Week after registering 20 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals versus Loyola (New Orleans) ... scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half ... made 8-of-13 shots and 4-of-4 free throws in the game ... limited by foul trouble at NM State, playing 14 minutes and scoring two points ... had three points, four rebounds and two assists against West Alabama ... added five points, a block and a steal in his first reserve appearance versus Colorado State ... scored six points, all in the second half, against NM State ... netted seven points versus Iowa and nine against Kansas in the Battle 4 Atlantis ... led the Miners with eight rebounds versus the Jayhawks ... played his UTEP high 28 minutes against Sacramento State and fashioned 12 points and six rebounds ... went 4-for-4 at the line, all in the second half, and scored six points at Washington State ... snared five rebounds in only 12 minutes versus Marshall ... team leader in rebounds against UTSA with eight ... chipped in with seven points, six boards and two blocks versus LA Tech ... snared six rebounds in 19 minutes at Old Dominion ... swiped a career-high four steals against Florida Atlantic ... scored nine points versus FIU and again at Tulane ... had his highest-scoring game versus a C-USA opponent to date with 14 points at North Texas ... made 4-of-7 shots and 6-of-8 free throws against the Mean Green while adding two assists and three blocks in 23 minutes ... solid numbers across the board at UTSA with eight points, six rebounds, two assists, three blocks and a steal ... collected 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and a steal in 25 minutes versus East Carolina in the C-USA Championship.

PRIOR TO UTEP
Redshirted during the 2012-13 campaign ... spent the 2011-12 season at Findlay Prep, which won its third ESPN NHSI championship in four years ... averaged 8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for a 32-1 team that also signed players with Arizona, Ohio State and UNLV for the 2012-13 season ... one of his teammates at Findlay Prep was Anthony Bennett, the top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft ... shot 62 percent from the field and 73 percent from the line while starting more than half of the Pilots' games ... posted season-highs of 29 points and 15 rebounds versus ABCD Academy on Feb. 15, 2012 ... led Findlay Prep in blocked shots with the second-highest single season total (46) in school history ... ranked second on the team in field goal percentage and third in offensive rebounds ... played the previous year (2010-11) at Consortium High School in Detroit, averaging 12 points and eight boards with a .700 field goal and free throw percentage ... teammate of UTEP's Vince Hunter at Consortium.

PERSONAL
Full name is Matthew Jacob Willms ... parents are Bob and Joanne Willms ... has one sister ... born 2/6/93 (Leamington, Ontario, Canada) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

Year Cl. GP GS MIN AVE FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AVE PF FO A TO BLK ST PTS AVE
2013-14 Fr 34 23 577 17.0 68 124 .548 0 0 .000 46 70 .657 39 79 118 3.5 78 0 33 46 28 19 182 5.4
Total 34 23 577 17.0 68 124 .548 0 0 .000 46 70 .657 39 79 118 3.5 78 0 33 46 28 19 182 5.4
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