Name  Khem Birch
Born  9/28/1992
Height  6-9
Weight  220
College  UNLV
Home Town  Montreal, QC, Canada
High School  Notre Dame Academy
Named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year during both of his seasons with the UNLV Runnin` Rebels ... A Second-Team All-MWC selection last year after being named honorable mention as a sophomore ... Set the UNLV single-season record for blocked shots with 124 in 2013-14, and finished two-year stint in Las Vegas with 192 blocks, just two shy of the all-time career record at the school ... Led the MWC and was second in the nation with 3.8 bpg for 2013-14 ... Averaged a double-double last year with 11.5 ppg and 10.2 rpg, considerable advances from 7.2 ppg and 5.7 rpg a year earlier ... Played as a true freshman at Pittsburgh in 2011-12, making six starts in 10 games, averaging 4.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 1.9 bpg ... Has traveled heavily in the last several years, graduating from Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, MA before playing one year at Pittsburgh ... The Canadian native also attended Winchendon Prep in Winchendon, MA.