|4 Chris Massie
All-Conference USA First Team selection ... ranks seventh in Conference in scoring (16.7 ppg), second in rebounding (10.8 rpg) and led the league in field goal percentage at 60.2 percent, 45 points higher than the next player ... for career had 27 double-doubles, including 16 during senior year ... named to Basketball Times? All-Midlands regional team ... selected second team all-District 7 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, which released the team back on Feb. 18.
LAST TIME OUT ? Finished his career by scoring 20 points and pulling down 13 rebounds in the Tigers? NCAA Tournament loss to Arizona State ... was 8-of-14 from the field against the Sun Devils.
Began the year academically ineligible and had to sit out an additional two games for playing two games at the NBA predraft camp held last June in Chicago ... in first game after becoming eligible recorded his 12th career double-double, scoring 13 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in the Tigers? 77-74 win over seventh-ranked Illinois in his season debut ... picked up his second foul early in the game and played just three, first-half minutes against Illinois ... was 5-of-6 from the field and had 10 rebounds in 14 minutes of work in the second half against the Illini ... named Conference USA?s co-player of the week after Illinois game.
Was 8-for-8 from the field and finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds in just 21 minutes of play against Murray State ... played 25 minutes against Arkansas before fouling out ... registered third double-double in four games, finishing with 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting and 11 rebounds against Villanova.
CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Scored a career-high 34 points on 15-of-23 shooting in Conference USA win over Tulane ... also had 16 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block against the Green Wave ... posted his 17th career double-double with a 22-point, 16-rebound effort against Houston ... played a career-high 38 minutes against the Cougars, going 7-of-13 from the field ... 8-of-13 performance from the free throw line were both career marks and also had two steals, an assist and a block against the Cougars ... in two games against Tulane scored 50 points and had 28 boards after a 16-point, 12-rebound effort in New Orleans in February ... played a major part in Memphis outrebounding Louisville by 16 boards with a 12-point, 11-rebound effort in win over No. 3 Cardinals in Freedom Hall.
Was close to perfect going 10-for-12 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free throw line against TCU... finished the night with 24 points and 11 rebounds for seventh straight double-double ... scored 23 points and had eight rebounds in the Tigers? 67-48 win over Cincinnati despite sitting on the bench much of the first half because of foul trouble ... was 8-of-11 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line against the Bearcats ... was 12-of-15 from the field and finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds in the Tigers? 90-79 win at UAB ... also had three assists against the Blazers.
Was great down the stretch, averaging 13.0 points and 11.2 rebounds while shooting 58.5 percent from the field during the Owens Corning NIT ... also had nine steals during the five-game tournament as Memphis captured the NIT championship ... is academically ineligible for the fall semester ... once he becomes eligible will have to sit out two games because of the games he played in at the NBA Draft camp held last June in Chicago.
For the year averaged 9.8 points and 8.8 rebounds ... ranked ninth in Conference USA in rebounding while his 56.2 field goal percentage ranked third in the league ... led the Tigers in offensive rebounds leading to second chance points with 77 (had 136 offensive boards) ... scored 118 points off offensive rebounds which also led the squad.
In his collegiate debut recorded his first double-double, finishing with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Wofford. Was 6-for-9 from the field and also had two steals ... Scored 12 points against Alabama, including seven second-chance points ... posted 13 rebounds to go along with six points against Christian Brothers ... played just 10 minutes against Mississippi, getting into early foul trouble in both halves ... scored six points and had three rebounds against the Rebels ... scored 10 points and had nine rebounds off the bench against Tennessee ... had baskets on three straight possessions as well as a steal late in the first half of the Tigers? win over Temple ... ended up with nine points and seven rebounds against the Owls ... pulled down 14 rebounds in just 15 minutes against UT Martin.
CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Came off the bench to score 15 points and pull down 13 rebounds in the Tigers? Conference USA opener against Southern Miss ... against USM, was 7-of-11 from the field in just 17 minutes of play ... registered second straight double-double, scoring points to go with 17 rebounds in win at TCU ... fell one point and a rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with nine and nine in the Tigers? 81-62 win over South Florida ... in front of family and friends, the Arcola, Texas, native scored 10 points, had six rebounds and played solid on defense in the Tigers? 84-66 win in Houston.
Scored 22 points and matched a then, career-high with 17 rebounds in the Tigers? second game against TCU ... had 34 boards in Memphis?s two games against the Horned Frogs ... in his second outing, all five of his offensive boards led to second-chance points for the Tigers ... combined with Earl Barron for 27 rebounds in the game, two shy of TCU?s team total (29) ... in addition to going 7-for-10 from the field and 8-for-12 from the line, had a career-high five assists and had two steals and a blocked shot against the Horned Frogs ... registered a second consecutive double-double, scoring 13 points and pulling down 14 rebounds in the Tigers? win over Tulane ... against Charlotte, recorded his sixth double-double of the year, scoring 12 points while pulling down 11 rebounds ... was 5-for-8 from the field against the 49ers and matched a career mark with two blocks ... came off the bench to register a double-double against DePaul, scoring 10 points while pulling down 11 rebounds ... scored eight points and had four rebounds before fouling out early in overtime in the Tigers? loss at Cincinnati.
2002 POST SEASON
Registered eighth double-double of the year with 13-point, 12-rebound effort in Conference USA Tournament loss at Cincinnati ... scored 15 points and had 14 rebounds in the Tigers? NIT opener against UNC Greensboro ... also had a career-high five steals in the victory ... against BYU, scored 16 points ... ended up making 5-of-9 shots from the field after missing first three attempts from point-blank range against BYU ... had a career-high 18 rebounds and scored 14 points, including a reverse layin to give Memphis a 71-70 lead with 2:14 to play in the Tigers? third-round, 79-73 win over Tennessee Tech ... scored 14 points and had 13 rebounds in NIT semifinal victory over Temple.
Averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds as a sophomore at Oxnard College ... Condors lost in the second round of the state playoffs ... as a freshman averaged 20 points and 15 rebounds ... in addition to being named to the JUCO All-American team, was named all-Western State Conference and all-state ... junior college captured the Western State Conference championship and advanced to the second round of the junior college playoffs ... junior college coach was Ron McClurkin.
Did not play basketball in high school ... prior to attending Oxnard College, earned his general equivalency degree and worked for a Houston-area electrical company installing fixtures and outlets.
MORE ABOUT CHRIS
Son of Bernice Massie ... born Sept. 10, 1977 in Houston, Texas.
Points: 34 vs Tulane (1/7/03)
FG Made: 15 vs Tulane (1/7/03)
FG Attempts: 23 vs Tulane (1/7/03)
FT Made: 8 vs TCU (2/2/02), vs Houston (1/22/03)
FT Attempts: 13 vs Houston (1/22/03)
Rebounds: 18 vs Tennessee Tech (3/23/02)
Assists: 5 vs TCU (2/2/02)
Steals: 5 vs UNCG (3/14/02)
Blocks: 2 vs 5 opponents
Minutes: 38 vs Houston (1/22/03)
Total 3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2001-02. 36-20 780/21.7 136-242 .562 0-1 .000 82-158 .519 136-179 315 8.8 104-5 33 60 17 26 354/9.8
2002-03. 23-22 688/29.9 151-251 .602 0-1 .000 82-126 .651 96-153 249 10.8 64-2 35 62 12 14 384/16.7
TOTAL... 59-42 1468/24.9 287-493 .582 0-2 .000 164-284 .577 232-332 564 9.6 168-7 68 122 29 40 738/12.5