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Alex

Pledger

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#14

Center
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 245
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hamilton, New Zealand
High School: Boys HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2007-08 -- Limited to one game of action on the year due to a foot injury... played four minutes in the season-opener at Kansas (11/11)... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team.

2006-07 -- Played in 29-of-32 games on the season, which included 23 starts... averaged 5.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 17.6 minutes of court time... shot .569 (58-102) from the floor... also had 31 blocks (1.1 per game), which ranked third in the Mid-Con... grabbed a total of 136 rebounds with 52 coming on the offensive end of the court... ranked 10th in the league with 1.79 offensive rebounds per game... scored in double digits in four games on the year... led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in 12 games on the season and also had four contests with 10 or more rebounds... made his first career start vs. Florida Atlantic (11/13), where he scored nine points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds... finished with 10 boards at Maryland (12/13)... scored in double figures in three straight games from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11... posted his first career double-double and UMKC's first double-double of the season vs. Chicago State (1/4) with 16 points and 11 rebounds... scored 14 points and grabbed seven boards vs. Southern Utah (1/6)... named the Mid-Con Player of the Week on Jan. 8... finished with a career-high 19 points on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting vs. Centenary (1/11)... also had a career-most five blocks, which is tied for the third most in a single game in school history... scored 10 points at Southern Utah (2/3).

2005-06 --
Played in eight games on the year... averaged 0.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes a game... saw his first career action at South Dakota State (12/12)... scored five points and grabbed three rebounds at Southern Utah (1/2).

High School --
Graduated from Boys High School in Hamilton, Waikaito, New Zealand... averaged five points and 4.8 rebounds for the New Zealand Junior (Under 19) National Team at the San Diego International Junior Invitational Tournament in June, 2005... invited to the New Zealand National Team tryout camp in July, 2005.

Personal --
Born on March 27, 1987... son of Warren and Jennifer Pledger... undecided on a major.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 19 vs. Centenary, 1/11/07
Rebounds: 15 vs. Florida Atlantic, 11/13/06
FGM: 8 vs. Centenary, 1/11/07
FGA: 10 vs. Chicago State, 1/4/07
3FGM: --
3FGA: 2 at Florida Atlantic, 12/23/06
FTM: 5 vs. Valparaiso, 1/25/07
FTA: 6 (six times)
Assists: 2 (five times)
Steals: 1 (12 times)
Blocks: 5 vs. Centenary, 1/11/07
Minutes: 30 vs. Florida Atlantic, 11/13/06

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HIGHLIGHTS:UMKC Men's Basketball vs. NMSU
HIGHLIGHTS: Men's Basketball vs. UTRGV
Game Replay: Men's Basketball vs. Chicago State