Made two starts in his first season on the team and scored 45 points (1.5 ppg) while seeing action in all 31 of the Owls' contests ... 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 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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.
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.