Nevada Missed the first nine games of season sitting out under NCAA transfer rules after coming to Nevada from Duke ... Returning starter who provides the team with high energy ... Athletic player who plays above the rim ... Averaged 12.3 points per game to rank fourth on the team and 5.7 rebounds was second ... Outstanding outside shooter who led the conference in WAC play shooting 46.8 percent from behind the arc .... Expected to once again be an impact player in his senior season.
2010-11 (Junior): Named to WAC All-Newcomer team ... Sat out the first semester under NCAA transfer rules then started 15-of-16 games, giving way on senior night to Adam Carp ... Field-goal percentage of 52.9 and 45 percent from 3-point range was tops among the regulars and 12.3 points per game ranked fourth ... 5.7 rebounds was good for second on the squad ... Led the conference in WAC play in 3-point percentage making 46.8 percent of his attempts and ranked in three additional categories in conference play; scoring (13.8 ppgs, 11th), rebounding (5.6 rpg, 14th) and field goal percentage (56.8, 5th) ... Led the team in scoring four times which was fourth on the team and six times leading the Pack in rebounding was second ... 15 double-figure scoring games was fourth on the squad and four 20-point games was third best ... Posted two double-doubles with 14 points and 10 rebounds at Idaho (1/12/11) and 25 points and 11 rebounds versus Boise State (2/26/11) ... Started WAC play with three 20-point games; 23 vs. Hawai`i (12/31/10), 26 at Fresno State (1/3/11) and 25 vs. Utah State (1/8/11) ... 26 points were a season-high and third-best total by a Pack player ... Had a seven game stretch of scoring in double figures ... Hit two free throws with three seconds on the clock at SJSU (2/12/11) to tie the game at 72 and force overtime and the Pack prevailed 84-76 ... Earned first basketball letter.
Before Nevada Started his collegiate career at Duke University ...Played in six games with two starts for the Blue Devils in 2009-10 before transferring to Nevada in December ... Averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in 2009-10 ... Shot 58.3 percent from the field ... Appeared in 13 games as a freshman, averaging 0.6 points and 0.9 rebounds in 2008-09.
High School A 2008 graduate of Reno High School ... Three-year letterwinner and two-season team captain ... Helped Reno to a 77-17 record including two state championships in his prep career ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior after averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game that season ... Helped Reno to a 26-6 record as a senior...two-time All-Sierra League and Northern Nevada NIAA 4A all-region selection ... Was ranked 87th overall and 29th at power forward by ESPN...listed 93rd overall (30th among power forwards) by Scout.com and 112th overall (29th at power forward) by Rivals.com ... Earned second-team all-state honors after leading his team to a 24-6 record his junior season ... Averaged 18.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a junior ... Won the Velocity Sports "Winter Hoops Madness" slam dunk contest as a sophomore.
Personal Communication studies major ... Immigrated to the United States in 2004 prior to his freshman year of high school ... The son of Waldemar Czyz and Joanna and William Avery ... Has an older sister, Anita, who is a student at the University of Nevada ... His father, Waldemar, played basketball at the university level in Poland ... His mother, Joanna, earned a master's degree in international business from Gdansk University in Poland ... His stepfather, William, played university soccer and is an embedded engineer ... Grew up playing soccer and started playing basketball when he was 9 ... Earned a bronze medal while playing for Poland's Under 20 team at the 2009 European Championships ... Averaged 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game and shot 51.4 percent while helping Poland to a 5-1 record ... Enjoys playing the guitar, watching movies and visiting other countries ... Full name is Aleksander Czyz.