Connor Atchley (2005-09)
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Four-year letterwinner and two-year starter who saw time at both power forward and center ... four-time Academic All-Big 12 selection (two first-team honors, two second-team accolades) ... second on the UT career games played list (136) ... made 64 career starts ... third in UT history and ninth in the Big 12 in career blocked shots with 189 ... recorded 80 blocks as a junior, which is fifth on the UT single-season list ... earned his bachelor's degree in corporate communications in May 2008 and is currently enrolled in classes in the Graduate School of Advertising ... three-time recipient of the team's Jack Gray Award, given in recognition of outstanding character, citizenship, academic achievement and contributions reflective of The University of Texas basketball program ... redshirted in 2004-05.
As a Senior in 2008-09
Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... one of 30 preseason candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... started 22 of 34 games ... led the team and third in the Big 12 in blocked shots (45) ... second on the team in free throw percentage (.824) ... fifth on the team in rebounding (3.1 rpg) and sixth in scoring (4.6 ppg) ... led the team in blocks 17 times ... recorded a season-high 14 points (5-of-5 FG, 3-3 threes), five rebounds and three blocks against Stetson (Nov. 14) ... followed with 12 points (4-of-6 FG, 4-of-4 FT, four rebounds, four blocks and a career-high two steals against Tulane (Nov. 18) ... tallied seven points and seven rebounds in a season-high 34 minutes against No. 8/8 Notre Dame (Nov. 25) ... collected a season-high nine rebounds against Oregon (Nov. 26) ... scored 11 points (4-of-8 FG) against Rice (Nov. 30) ... blocked three shots against Texas State (Dec. 13) ... recorded nine points (4-of-4 FG) against Texas Southern (Dec. 16) ... registered eight points (2-of-4 threes) and five rebounds against No. 19/22 Michigan State (Dec. 20) ... matched his season high with four blocks against Iowa State (Jan. 10) ... blocked three shots at No. 6/5 Oklahoma (Jan. 12) ... pulled down six rebounds against Texas A&M (Jan. 24) ... matched his season high with 14 points (4-of-6 FG, 2-of-4 threes, 4-of-4 FT) against Oklahoma State (Feb. 10) ... blocked two shots against Colorado in the opening round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Mar. 11).
As a Junior in 2007-08
One of the most improved players in the Big 12 Conference, if not the nation ... named to the five-person Big 12 All-Defensive team (media) and the Big 12 All-Improved team (media) ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection ... earned a spot on the StubHub! Legends Classic All-Tournament Team ... started all 38 games ... led the Big 12 in blocked shots (2.11 bpg) ... his 80 blocks ranked fourth on the UT single-season list ... recorded 42 blocks in the last 16 games (2.63 bpg) of the year ... ranked fourth on the team in scoring (9.5 ppg), second in field goal percentage (.538) and rebounding (5.3 rpg) ... tied for the team lead in three-point field goal percentage (.413) ... reached double figures in scoring 15 times, including two 20-point games ... led the team in blocks 24 times ... recorded two double-doubles ... scored 11 points against both UC Davis (Nov. 16) and Arkansas-Monticello (Nov. 18) ... registered 15 points (6-of-8 FG, 3-of-4 threes) and three blocks against New Mexico State (Nov. 23) ... tallied 22 points on a career-high nine made FGs (on 11 attempts) and a career-high 11 rebounds against No. 7/7 Tennessee (Nov. 24) ... recorded 12 points (5-of-10 FG, 2-of-4 threes), five rebounds, a career-high three assists and three blocks against North Texas (Dec. 5) ... registered nine points (4-of-8 FG), including the game-tying three-pointer with 1:02 remaining, and four rebounds at No. 2/1 UCLA ... pulled down nine rebounds at Rice (Dec. 8) ... scored a career-high 26 points (9-of-11 FG, 4-of-5 threes, 4-of-4 FT) and grabbed 10 rebounds against Texas State (Dec. 15) ... notched 16 points (5-of-8 FG, 3-of-4 threes) and two blocks against Oral Roberts (Dec. 18) ... pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked four shots against No. 9/10 Michigan State (Dec. 22) ... had seven rebounds and three blocks against Wisconsin (Dec. 29) ... followed with eight rebounds and three blocks against TCU (Jan. 2) ... scored 15 points (6-of-7 FG, 2-of-3 threes) against Colorado (Jan. 19) ... tallied 14 points (6-of-11 FG, 2-of-4 threes) and seven rebounds against Baylor (Feb. 2) ... was perfect from the floor (6-of-6 FG, 4-of-4 threes) for 16 points with four blocks against No. 3/3 Kansas (Feb. 11) ... again perfect from the floor (6-of-6 FG, 2-of-2 threes) for 14 points with seven rebounds at Kansas State (Feb. 25) ... matched his career high in blocks with five against Nebraska (Mar. 4) ... blocked four shots and pulled down seven rebounds against Oklahoma State (Mar. 14) ... recorded 12 points (5-of-5 FT), seven rebounds and three blocks against Austin Peay (Mar. 21) in the NCAA First Round ... set a career postseason high with 15 points (6-of-11 FG) to go along with five rebounds and three blocks against Miami, Fla. (Mar. 23) in the NCAA Second Round ... in four NCAA Tournament contests, averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game ... one of 12 team members to earn a spot on the Spring 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
As a Sophomore in 2006-07
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team pick ... earned the team's Jack Gray Award for the second straight year ... played in all 35 games, making four starts ... ranked second on the team in blocked shots (50) ... led Texas in blocks in 16 games, second most on the team ... ranked third on the team in rebounds (3.9 rpg) and sixth in scoring (3.9 ppg) ... started the first four games of the season ... posted seven points, seven rebounds and four blocks in 21 minutes against Alcorn State (Nov. 9) ... collected eight rebounds in a season-high 28 minutes against Chicago State (Nov. 10) ... registered nine points and six rebounds in 27 minutes against No. 9 LSU (Dec. 10) ... recorded 10 points (4-of-7 FG) in 22 minutes against Texas State (Dec. 16) ... totaled seven points and four blocks in 26 minutes against Arkansas (Dec. 20) ... had a streak of 14 consecutive games with at least one block (Jan. 2-Feb. 17) ... set a season high in rebounds with nine in 22 minutes during the triple-overtime loss at No. 12 Oklahoma State (Jan. 16) ... registered nine points and six rebounds in 22 minutes against Baylor (Jan. 27) ... of those totals, seven points and four rebounds came in a span of 2:40 during which Texas went from trailing, 62-61, to leading, 71-64, with 4:17 left in the game ... collected eight rebounds and a career-high five blocks in 23 minutes against Kansas State (Feb. 3) ... recorded six rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes against No. 18 Oklahoma State (Feb. 12) ... scored a season-high 15 points (5-of-5 FG, 5-of-7 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, one block and two steals in 26 minutes at Baylor (Feb. 17) ... registered four points, four rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against No. 2 Kansas (Mar. 11) during the title game of the Big 12 Championship ... set postseason season highs with seven points, six rebounds and three blocks and matched his overall career high of 28 minutes against New Mexico State (Mar. 16) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament ... one of seven team members to earn a spot on the Spring 2007 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
As a Freshman in 2005-06
Played in 29 games ... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection ... earned the team's Jack Gray Award ... ranked third on the team in blocked shots (14) ... scored a season-high 12 points (2-of-2 threes) in 17 minutes against Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 26) ... pulled down a season-high five rebounds and tied a season high with two blocks against Texas-Pan American (Nov. 29) ... scored six points in a season-high 23 minutes against Texas State (Dec. 22) ... scored nine points (4-of-4 FT) in 17 minutes against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 30) ... recorded five points (1-of-1 threes, 2-of-2 FT) and four rebounds in 10 minutes against No. 16 Kansas (Feb. 25) ... underwent surgery on his right ankle/foot in the spring (April 18, 2005) of his redshirt season ... one of seven team members to earn a spot on the Spring 2006 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
Clear Lake High School in Clear Lake, Texas (head coach Lynn McDonald) ... tabbed as the No. 89 overall prospect in the country by TheInsiderHoops.com ... averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per contest while helping Clear Lake reach the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs as a senior ... Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) second-team all-state choice and first-team all-region pick (TABC) in his senior season ... averaged 8.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and two blocks per game during his junior year while leading Clear Lake to a 24-10 mark ... had 23 points and 15 boards in the final game of his junior season, a first-round state playoff loss to Houston Nimitz ... spent the spring seasons of his freshman, sophomore and junior years as a pitcher on the baseball team rather than playing in AAU basketball tournaments ... began his freshman year at 6-2 and played shooting guard until midway through his junior season ... named to his school's “Top 15,” an honor voted on by the school's faculty that recognizes the top all-around seniors ... also a member of Young Life while in high school.
Full name is Connor Granvil Atchley ... son of Jay and Courtney Atchley ... born May 31, 1985 in Houston, Texas ... wears jersey No. 32 because it was his father's number in high school.