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2010 NBA Draft: Cole Aldrich
Team New Orleans
Round 1
Selection 11
Position Forward
School Kansas
Year JR
Height 6-11
Weight 245
High School Jefferson
Hometown Bloomington, MN
2010: Selected by New Orleans in 1st round (11th overall) of the NBA Draft; Traded to Oklahoma City in a four-player deal, June 24th...2012: Traded to Houston in a five-player deal, Oct. 27th...2013: Traded to Sacramento in a six-player deal, Feb. 20th; Signed with NY Knicks.

Named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and was placed on the AP`s All-America Third Team following his junior campaign in 2009-10, prompting him to forgo his final year and enter the NBA Draft...Aldrich, who set a new Kansas single-season record with 123 blocked shots this past season, was also an honorable mention AP All-American as a sophomore...Was one of only two players in the Big 12 to average a double-double in 2008-09, the other being Oklahoma`s Blake Griffin, with his 14.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest as a mere sophomore in one of the more competitive basketball conferences in the nation...Has shown dedication off the court in improving his athleticism, as he was named the National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year in March of 2009...Relentless around the basket at both ends of the floor, Aldrich doesn`t back down from a challenge and, in fact, often goes looking for them even if it doesn`t always work in his favor...Runs the floor well for someone his size, Aldrich has great mechanics and footwork in the paint on offense, but could stand more development on his offensive moves outside of the lane.
2009 Stats
11/13 Hofstra2411540335811412
11/17 Memphis301810704471101502
11/19 Central Arkansas247730105510322
11/25 Oakland2341020054911313
11/27 Tenn Tech22148504371030411
12/2 Alcorn State241365035111612312
12/6 @UCLA3276105661230323
12/9 Radford2715950536901223
12/12 La Salle27191080315610531
12/19 Michigan2753005291120310
12/22 California22106402281010514
12/29 Belmont271154032121413641
1/2 @Temple26108402191000333
1/6 Cornell2313840536910322
1/10 @Tennessee30753018101800413
1/13 @Nebraska216410427911324
1/16 Texas Tech2214630843701303
1/20 Baylor2710740222421003
1/23 @Iowa State311911803471101323
1/25 Missouri301254042141620724
1/30 @Kansas State371813508561100304
2/3 @Colorado351686044101400523
2/6 Nebraska218520433621403
2/8 @Texas2671020323511625
2/13 Iowa State231165012101210313
2/15 @Texas A&M331210600281002532
2/20 Colorado28178605461021502
2/22 Oklahoma2777301391202233
2/27 @Oklahoma State2411950132503100
3/3 Kansas State299630322411302
3/6 @Missouri2510740225700112
3/11 Texas Tech291264043151811323
3/12 Texas A&M319440136910343
3/13 Kansas State2410940235801225
3/18 Lehigh25111050126800532
3/20 Northern Iowa27138601551011221
Season Total963406265149010811024435431271255692

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