Rice boasts high team GPA in 2013-14
All four eligible Owls honored for academic excellence
Rice Recognized Its Own on Wednesday Evening
Rice Recognized Its Own on Wednesday Evening
North Texas claims 63-62 victory in tournament opener
Senior Day | March 6, 2014
Rice topped South Alabama, 96-93, in three overtimes.
March 6, 2013 Hofheinz Pavilion
Rice Season Opener
2013-14 Rice Scholar Athlete ... scored 55 points in 45 games, including three starts, in his two seasons with the team ... one of two Owls and just four Conference USA players to be named to the NABC Honors Court for academic excellence in 2012-13 ... named to 2013 and '14 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Rolls.
Saw action in 14 games, including a start in his final home game ... scored 10 points (0.7 ppg) with a 50.0 field goal percentage ... grabbed 11 rebounds, including five on the offensive glass ... played 52 minutes (3.7 mpg) ... pulled down a season-best two rebounds in four games.
Started his first game of the season and scored the team's first points in the regular season finale against Louisiana Tech ... added one rebound and an assist in a season-high eight minutes of action ... played a then season-high five minutes at Louisiana Tech but did not record any stats ... grabbed a rebound in three minutes at UTSA ... hauled in two rebounds in three minutes against Florida Atlantic ... connected on his only shot attempt at Texas to match a season high with two points ... attempted one shot in three minutes against Houston ... pulled in a pair of boards in the win over Northwood ... grabbed one rebound and deflected the final inbounds pass in Rice's one-point win at Santa Clara ... matched season highs with two points and two rebounds against Princeton in a season-high 10 minutes on the floor ... saw four minutes of action at Texas A&M ... knocked down his only attempt from the field and hauled in two rebounds in just four minutes in the season-opening win against St. Thomas.
Joined the Owls prior to the season ... saw action in all 31 games, with a pair of starts in February, at UTEP and against SMU ... notched 45 points on the season on 52.2 percent shooting ... knocked down 67.7 percent of free throws as well ... was the first sub off the bench in 11 games ... hauled in a season-high four rebounds in each of his two starts ... 2013 Rice Scholar Athlete.
Tallied four points on 2-of-3 shooting against LIU Brooklyn ... set a season high with five points at UCF, including 3-of-4 foul shots and three rebounds in just 11 minutes of action ... matched that scoring output against Tulane ... scored four points on 2-of-2 shooting at Houston to accompany three rebounds ... scored his first points of the season on a pair of free throws against Houston Baptist ... added a rebound and a block in four minutes ... made his collegiate debut with an efficient three rebounds in four minutes in the season opener against St. Thomas ... ranked fourth on the team in blocks and posted the squad's highest field goal percentage.
Stratford High School
Averaged 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 assists as a senior for head coach Mitch Hornsby ... earned Stratford's Defensive Player of the Year award ... helped lead the Spartans to the bi-district playoffs two times and the 2009 Houston ISD Jaycees Tournament consolation bracket title ... named second team all-district in 2010 and earned honorable mention accolades in the season before ... for his career, averaged 8.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game to accompany 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in four seasons ... academically, was co-valedictorian of his class, graduating with summa cum laude honors ... served as National Honor Society vice president and church youth group president ... earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was active in student council.
Born Dec. 2, 1991 in Houston ... son of Farrokh and Mahnaaz Firozgary ... has one sister ... Rice Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology (pre-medicine) ... Rice College: Wiess.
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