|Hometown:||The Woodlands, Texas|
2012-13: Ineligible to play as a result of NCAA Division I Transfer Rule.2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12: Played three seasons at University of Houston under head coaches Tom Penders (2009-10) and James Dickey (2010-11 and 2011-12) ... Teammate (2009-10 and 2010-11) of current ASU player Kendrick Washington ... Appeared in 85 games and received starting assignment in 25 of those contests ... Averaged a career 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.4 blocks, 0.3 assists, and 0.1 steals per game for the Cougars ... Posted a 41.3 field-goal percentage (163-395), which included 33.8 percent (54-160) from three-point range ... Connected on a career 85.4 percent (35-41) from the free throw line ... Registered personal season-high averages of 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds a game in 2010-11 campaign ... Made 16 appearances in a starting role of 29 2010-11 season contests played in ... Scored a career-high 28 points against Oakland (11/22/11) on 10-17 field-goal shooting while pulling down a team-high eight rebounds ... Compiled a team-high streak of 22 straight free throws made ... Recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds against Nicholls State (11/12/10) as a sophomore in 2010-11 campaign ... Accumulated a career single-game best three blocked shots versus Tulsa (1/19/11) ...Tallied 18 points, including a 10-of-11 performance from the free throw line, against Utah Valley (11/14/11) while adding eight rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes on the court ... Had per game averages of 3.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 29 appearances as a freshman (2009-10) and 5.9 points with 2.3 boards in junior (2011-12) season.
WEST POINT PREP: Selected as 2008-09 team’s Most Valuable Player ... Averaged more than 20 points a game under head coach Cory Sinning ... Led or tied 15 times for team’s leading scorer in a contest.HIGH SCHOOL: Named to All-District 14-5A First Team as a senior at The Woodlands (Texas) College Park High ... Produced averages of 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest in senior campaign ... A two-time all-county first-team pick ... Chosen as an all-region first-team honoree in final prep campaign ... A nominee for McDonald’s All-America Award ... Garnered team’s Most Valuable Player Award in both junior and senior seasons ... Earned All-District 14-5A First-Team kudos both as a junior and a senior ... Received academic all-district accolades in senior year ... Tabbed as squad’s Most Improved Player for sophomore campaign ... The program’s Most Improved Player Award named after him after being cut from team as a freshman and then earning a roster spot as a starter in sophomore season ... Graduated in 2009 and coached by Clifton McNeely.
PERSONAL: Son of Vicki Palmer and Pete Van Slyke ... Born in New Orleans, La. ... Has two sisters (one older) and a younger brother ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
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