Royal Ivey (2001-04)
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Four-year starter who saw time at both the point guard and shooting guard positions during his career ... one of the top one-on-one perimeter defenders in school history ... two-time Big 12 Conference All-Defensive team selection ... finished his career ranked No. 24 on the UT career scoring list (1,036 points) ... holds the school record for career games started (126) ... tied for third (with teammate Brandon Mouton) on the school's career games played list (133).
As a Senior in 2003-04
Third-team All-Big 12 selection (media) ... one of 10 players named to the USBWA All-District 7 team (includes Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana) ... honorable mention All-Big 12 choice (coaches) ... one of six players named to the Big 12 All-Defensive team, the second straight year he earned the accolade ... team captain ... the lone Longhorn to start all 33 games ... ranked third on the team in scoring (9.4 ppg) ... led the team in steals (41) and second on the team in minutes (29.7 mpg) ... fourth on the squad in double-figure scoring games (12) ... led the team in scoring six times ... paced the squad in assists 22 times and steals 11 times ... started the first eight games of the year at point guard, before moving to shooting guard when Kenton Paulino was inserted into the lineup against UTArlington (Jan. 2) ... top ball-handler on the squad, leading the team in assists (141) while posting an impressive 2.76 assist-to-turnover ratio (141 assists/ 51 turnovers) ... his 2.76 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked second on UT's single-season list ... was even better against AP Top 25 opposition, recording 60 assists against 21 turnovers in 13 contests against ranked opponents ... posted a 3.58 assist-to-turnover ratio (68 assists/19 turnovers) in Big 12 play ... registered eight points, seven rebounds, a career-high 11 assists against four turnovers and five steals in 32 minutes against No. 9 Arizona (Dec. 9) at the Jimmy V Classic ... recorded 12 points and nine assists against three turnovers against No. 3 Duke (Dec. 20) ... had 22 points (8-of-13 FG, 4-of- 5 FT) in the overtime win at No. 25 Providence, including the game-tying 3- pointer from the right wing with 15 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime ... tied for the team lead with 13 points (6-of-10 FG) against Nebraska (Jan. 17), including the game-winning 16-foot fadeaway from the left baseline with 2.4 seconds left ... returned to post 10 of his career-high 24 points in overtime to lead Texas to a win at Missouri (Jan. 20) ... in the overtime session at Missouri, he went 6-of-6 from the free throw line and hit back-to-back mid-range jumpers in the final 1:11 to seal the victory ... posted six points, a career-high 10 boards and seven assists against just one turnover at Texas A&M (Jan. 31) ... tallied 11 points and seven assists without a turnover in the home win on Senior Day against Texas Tech (Feb. 28) ... came up huge with two key plays in the final minute of the Big 12 Tournament semifinal win against No. 18 Kansas (March 13) ... had a key assist to Jason Klotz with 1:01 left that gave UT a four-point lead ... then sank two free throws with 14 seconds left to seal the win ... played solid in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 13.7 ppg (second on the team) and 5.7 rpg (tied for second on the squad) while recording 15 assists against just five turnovers in UT's three contests ... also hit 11-of-20 (.550) field goals and 19-of-21 (.905) free throws during the three NCAA tourney games ... tallied 15 points (5-of-6 FG, 5-of-5 FT), a game-high eight rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes during the NCAA First Round win against Princeton (March 18) ... with his made free throw at the 9:07 mark of the second half in the Princeton game, he became the 25th player in UT history to reach the 1,000 career point plateau ... had a team-high 17 points (career-best 9-of-10 FT), five boards and four assists in 35 minutes during the NCAA Second Round victory against No. 18 North Carolina (March 20).
As a Junior in 2002-03
Starter at shooting guard for the second straight season ... Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle ... one of five players named to the Big 12 All-Defensive team (by league's media) ... started all 33 games ... fifth on the team in scoring (7.9 ppg) ... fourth on the squad in field goal percentage (.474) ... third in assists (54) and steals (31) and second in free throw percentage (.774) ... also third on the team in minutes (25.0 mpg) ... reached double figures in scoring 11 times on the season ... recorded at least three steals on four occasions ... held Jarvis Hayes to eight points on 4-of-13 shooting in the season-opening victory against No. 16 Georgia (Nov. 15) ... posted 13 points (5-of-9 FG) and a career-high four steals in 23 minutes during the home win against Texas- Arlington ... limited Ricky Clemons to 6-of-19 shooting during the home win against No. 21 Missouri (Jan. 25) ... reached double figures in scoring in five consecutive games during a stretch in early February ... averaged 14.2 points per game while hitting 66.7% (24-of-36) from the floor in this period ... had one of his finest all-around games in his UT career during the home victory against No. 9 Oklahoma State (Feb. 1) ... registered a season-high 17 points (6-of-8 FG, 5-of-7 FT) in 31 minutes while holding Tony Allen to 4- of-12 shooting during that contest ... tallied 12 points (4-of-7 FG) and six boards at Colorado (Feb. 4) ... recorded 16 points (5-of-8 FG), six rebounds and four assists while limiting Bernard King to 1-of-12 shooting during the win at Texas A&M (Feb. 8) ... tied for the team lead with 14 points (6-of- 8 FG) and hit 2-of-3 threes in the home victory against No. 5 Oklahoma (Feb. 10) ... registered 12 points, five boards and two assists during the win at Nebraska (Feb. 15) ... had a season-best six assists in the home victory against Baylor (Feb. 26) ... recorded 16 points (6-of-8 FG), including 11 in the second half, and five rebounds in 29 minutes during the win at No. 5 Oklahoma (Mar. 4) ... posted 14 points (4-of-6 FG, 5-of-6 FT) in 36 minutes while holding Willie Deane to 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting during the NCAA Second Round win against Purdue (Mar. 23) ... tallied 10 points (6- of-6 FT) and six rebounds in the NCAA Sweet 16 victory against No. 23 Connecticut (Mar. 28).
As a Sophomore in 2001-02
One of the most improved players on the team ... shared team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors with Fredie Williams ... started all 34 games ... saw his scoring average jump from 2.8 ppg as a freshman to 10.9 (+8.1 ppg) ... top free throw shooter (.780) on the squad ... ranked second on the team in scoring (10.9 ppg) and third in assists (48), minutes (28.3 mpg) and FG percentage (.475) ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring in two games ... posted 15 points (6-of-10 FG) in the season opener vs. Arizona (Nov. 17) ... followed that with back-to-back 15-point performances vs. Oregon State (Nov. 22) and Gonzaga (Nov. 23) ... recorded 12 points vs. No. 20 Indiana (Nov. 24) ... posted a career-high 18 points (7-of-13 FG) and five rebounds in a career-best 38 minutes vs. No. 11 Stanford ... also shined defensively in that contest as he held preseason All- American Casey Jacobsen to just nine points on 3-of-17 field goals, 0-of-4 threes and three boards in 39 minutes ... posted a season-best five assists to go along with six points and four boards vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 5) ... recorded back-to-back 13-point outings vs. Washington State (Dec. 10) and Jacksonville (Dec. 15) ... was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in the Washington State contest ... contributed 15 points (5-of-9 FG) and four rebounds vs. McNeese State (Dec. 19) ... had 14 points at UNLV (Dec. 22) ... registered 15 points, including 4-of-4 from behind the arc, and eight rebounds in the Big 12 opener at No. 5 Oklahoma State (Jan. 5) ... posted 14 points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Providence (Jan. 7) ... scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed four boards at Texas Tech (Jan. 14) ... posted 12 points (5-of-10 FG) at Baylor (Jan. 26) ... recorded 17 points (6-of-6 FT) and five rebounds vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (Feb. 2) ... equaled his career high with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting and pulled down six rebounds vs. Colorado (Feb. 9) ... scored 16 points (8-of-8 FT) vs. No. 2 Kansas (Feb. 11) ... helped limit Missouri's Kareem Rush to 16 points on 4-of-19 shooting (1-of-7 threes) during the Feb. 17 win in Columbia ... had seven points and seven rebounds vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 20) ... posted 12 points (5-of-8 FG) and two assists vs. Texas Tech (Feb. 26) ... recorded 11 points (5-of-9 FG) and three assists at Iowa State (Mar. 2) ... hit 4-of-4 free throws in the final 24 seconds to lead the Horns past No. 17 Mississippi State in the NCAA Second Round (Mar. 17) ... named UT's male student-athlete of the month in November, an award that honors excellence in the classroom and community service involvement.
As a Freshman in 2000-01
Starting point guard who developed into a solid defender in his freshman campaign ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll for the Fall 2000 and Spring 2001 semesters (minimum 3.0 GPA) ... played in 33 games (did not play vs. Missouri) and made 26 starts at the point (despite not ever having played the position at any level before coming to Austin) ... ranked third on the team in assists (57) ... his minutes declined during UT's late-season run with the improved play of Fredie Williams and Chris McColpin at the point ... had his breakthrough performance in the TiVo Preseason NIT semifinal game in New York vs. No. 2 Duke (Nov. 22), posting a season-high 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, three steals and two rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench ... earned the starting nod at the point in the NIT third-place game vs. Indiana (Nov. 24) and responded with four points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes before fouling out ... beginning with the Indiana game, started three straight contests (Indiana, UT-San Antonio and Southwest Texas) ... had a career-high seven assists, four points and four boards against UT-San Antonio (Nov. 28) ... returned to his reserve role for the South Florida (Dec. 9) game, before being reinserted into the starting lineup for the ensuing 11 contests (Texas A&MCorpus Christi on Dec. 16 through Baylor on Jan. 20) ... had six assists against just two turnovers vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 16) ... recorded nine points on 3-of-5 shooting and two steals in the upset of No. 5 Illinois (Dec. 23) ... did an excellent job on Illinois star point guard Frank Williams, holding him to eight points on 1-of-14 shooting (1-of-7 threes) ... registered six assists, four points and two steals in 16 minutes at Texas A&M (Jan. 17) ... returned to his reserve role again for three straight games at the end of January (at Oklahoma, at No. 12 Arizona, vs. Texas A&M) ... started at point during 12 of the last 13 contests to end the season (did not play in the Senior Night win over Missouri on Feb. 26) ... posted four assists against just one turnover in 18 minutes at Colorado (Feb. 7).
Attended one year of prep school at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. (head coach Joe Mantegna) ... averaged 21 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals per game during his season at Blair ...attended high school at Cardozo High School in Queens, N.Y. (head coach Ron Naclerio) ... averaged 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game during his senior season ... earned a spot on the five-person All-Queens team by the New York Daily News ... honorable mention All-Tri State selection by Madison Square Garden Network and the New York Daily News ... guided his team to a 24-5 overall record and the school's first-ever PSAL (Public Schools Athletic League) crown ... garnered MVP honors while leading his team to a victory in the PSAL championship game at Madison Square Garden.
Full name is Royal Terence Ivey ... son of Rodney and Jennifer Ivey ... born Dec. 20, 1981 in Harlem, N.Y. ... majoring in education.