AJ West
AJ  West


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
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Last College:
Monroe College

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 235




Nevada Men’s Basketball Game Notes


Nevada defeats Portland State 76-73 in home opener

Marqueze Coleman led the Wolf Pack with 21 points.


2015-16 Wolf Pack season preview

First-year head coach Eric Musselman to lead the Pack


Final men’s exhibition game Friday versus Alaska-Fairbanks

Coach Musselman talks Pack basketball


Nevada dominates Dominican in 30-point exhibition victory

Four players score in double figures


Nevada at Cal State Fullerton

Nevada at Cal State Fullerton


Nevada 76, Portland State 73

Nevada 76, Portland State 73


Nevada vs. Portland State, 76-73

NCAA Basketball: Nevada faces Portland State at Lawlor Events Center.


Nevada 85, Pacific 82 (2OT) - photos courtesy of Steve Martarano

Nevada 85, Pacific 82 (2OT) - photos courtesy of Steve Martarano


Hawai`i 76, Nevada 75

Hawai`i 76, Nevada 75

NEVADA:  Returns for NEVADA:  Returns for his third season in the program and final year at Nevada  ...  Led the Pack scoring 12.1 points and grabbing 11 rebounds per game  ...  One-of-15 NCAA I players to average a double-double  ...  Third-team All-MW and second-team NABC District 17 selection  ...  One of the top rebounders and shot blockers in the nation ...  Gives the Pack a defensive stopper in the middle  ...  In two seasons has appeared in 51 games and started 48  ... Career averages of 9.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

MUSSELMAN ON WEST:  “One of the premier rebounders in college basketball.  AJ is a double-double threat every night he steps on the floor.  A player that opponents have to game plan for every night.”

2014-15 (Jr.):   Named to Mountain West third-team and NABC District 17 second team after averaging a double-double; 12.1 point and 11 rebounds per game  ...  One-of-15 NCAA I players to average a double-double  ...  Led the team in scoring a team-high nine times and a team-high 25 times in rebounding  ...  In 22 games posted the game-high in rebounds and his 16 points versus Marshall was a game high  ... His 22 double figures scoring games topped the team  ...  Posted 14 double-doubles on the season to rank second in the MW and 17 double figure rebound games was also second in the conference  ...  In MW play his 11 double-doubles and 12 double figure rebound games led the conference  ...  Tied the school single-game record with 20 free throw attempts in the San José State home game and made 13 which were both top marks in the MW and in conference play last season  ...  Set MW records with 116 offensive rebounds in a season and 188 in a career  in conference games only  ...   Led NCAA I averaging 5.93 offensive rebounds per game  ...  NCAA I rankings; rebounding average ninth averaging 11.0 rpg, 15th with 331 total rebounds, 20th averaging 2.63 blocks per game, 23rd with 14 double-doubles, 28th with 79 total blocks, 112th with 174 free throw attempts, 211th with 113 free throws made and 116 averaging 5.1 defensive rebounds per game  ...   Led the MW in rebounding (11 rpg) and offensive rebounds (5.9 orpg)  ...  Third in the MW averaging 2.6 blocks per game, sixth averaging 5.1 defensive rebounds per game and 12.1 points per game was 12th  ...  In conference play topped the league in rebounding (12.1 rpg) and offensive rebounds (6.4 orpg)  ...   Third in blocks (2.4 bpg), fifth in defensive rebounds (5.7 drpg) and 10th in scoring (13.1 ppg) in MW play ...  Career-high 19 rebounds at home against Wyoming tied for the top game in the MW and in conference play  ...  Posted four of the five top rebounding games in the MW with the 19 vs. Wyoming, 18 vs. Adams State, 18 at UNLV and 17 vs. New Mexico  ... The 19 rebounds against Wyoming was the top game in MW play while the 17 vs. New Mexico and 16 at Air Force were third and fourth  ...  Eight blocks in the Fresno State game was tops in the MW and in conference play  ... Six blocks at UNLV tied for third most in a MW game and fourth overall and he also had six blocks against Cal Poly at home  ...  Twice scored a career-high 18 points in MW games against Utah State and Wyoming  ...  Streak of scoring in double figures in 15 consecutive games was snapped at Boise State when he totaled six points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds  ...  In the 15-game double figure scoring streak averaged 14.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and shot 54.8 percent from the field playing 30.3 minutes per game  ...  Career-high 14 defensive rebounds in the Wyoming home game  ...  In 18 MW games had 11 double-doubles and was a rebound short in two other contests from making it 13  ...  In 22 games has led or tied for game-high honors in rebounds  ...  Block in every game but two and two or more in 19 games  ...  Lettered for the second time at Nevada.

2013-14 (So): Played in 21 games and started 19 after being cleared by the NCAA to play second semester ... In MW play tied for 12th in rebound averaging 7.2 per game, tied third blocking 2.4 shots per game and was third grabbing 4.0 offensive boards per game ... His 72 offensive rebounds in conference play ranks as the fourth best season in MW history ... Scored in double figures seven times including a stretch of four in a row ... Four times grabbed double figure rebounds which topped the team ... Twice had double-doubles at home; 12 points and 12 rebounds against Wyoming along with 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. Air Force ... At Fresno State had 13 rebounds which tied Jerry Evans, Jr. for the high by a Pack player ... Nine times leading the team in rebounding was second on the team ... In the Air Force home overtime victory scored seven consecutive points to break a tie at 56 ... In three consecutive Pack possessions he had offensive rebounds off teammates missed shots and scored seven consecutive points as part of Nevada’s 13-0 run to end the game against the AFA ... Season-highs with eight blocks, 13 rebounds and 38 minutes played in the Pack’s double overtime 96-86 victory at Fresno State ... The eight blocks tied for the second best total in the MW and is the second best mark in conference play ... The eight blocks was the top performance in at least the last 14 seasons at Nevada ... Scored in double figures in four consecutive games with 15 at SJSU, 12 vs. Wyoming, 11 at UNLV and 11 vs. Utah State ... Scored a season-high 15 points in the MW opener at SJSU.

Played his freshman year at Monroe College in New Rochelle, N.Y. where he helped the Mustangs to a 24-8 record and they lost in the regional final 59-57 ... First-team all-conference ... Averaged 10.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and a nations best 5.1 blocks per game his sophomore season ... Three times he recorded 10 or more blocks in a game and 11 times had double figure rebounds ... In 29 games played he posted eight double-doubles all in scoring and rebounding ... High point total was 28 and top rebounding game was 19 ... Against Harcum he had 20 points and 19 rebounds ... Shot 45 percent from the field.

Letter four years at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. for coach Tiny Mortin ... Played with Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers.

General studies major ... Son of Allen West and Stephanie Smith ... In his free time likes to make music, direct videos and spend time with friends ... Chose the Pack over Memphis, Seton Hall, Pepperdine, Detroit, USF and Marshall ... Father Allen played basketball at UC Santa Barbara ... Sports hero is Allen Iverson and that is why he wears #3.

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