12  David Pellom
David Pellom

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Wilmington, N.C.

High School:
New Hanover

Last College:
George Washington

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 224

Position:
Forward

Experience:
TR

Major:
Sociology (Graduated in May 2013 from George Washington Univ.)


03/22/2014

Memphis/George Washington Postgame Quotes

03/21/2014

Memphis Holds On to Top GW, 71-66

Dixon Jr. scores 19 points and hits four free throws in the final 10 seconds to push Tigers to third round.

03/20/2014

Memphis NCAA Second Round Practice Day Interviews

03/19/2014

Memphis Basketball Notes Vs. George Washington/NCAA Tournament

Tigers, Colonials to face off in a second-round match-up Friday in Raleigh.

03/13/2014

No. 19 Memphis Falls to No. 21 UConn in American Quarterfinals

UConn defeats Memphis 72-53 Thursday night at FedExForum

03/17/2014

Memphis Basketball: ESPN College Game Day Sights and Sounds

Check out some of the sights and sounds from the college game day experience where the tigers took on the gonzaga bulldogs

01/27/2014

Memphis Basketball Puts on Dunk Show in 82-59 Win Over Houston

Watch the full highlights and recap of the Tigers' first AAC home win on Thursday night, cruising past the Houston Cougars 82-59.

01/27/2014

Memphis Basketball Wins Third Straight, Downing USF 80-58

Highlights and recap of the Tigers' 80-58 win over the USF Bulls on Sunday afternoon in FedExForum.

01/22/2014

Memphis Basketball: On the Road To Philadelphia

Take a behind the scenes look at the Memphis men's basketball trip to the City of Brotherly Love to take on American Athletic Conference foe Temple. Go Tigers!

01/14/2014

Memphis Basketball Knocks Off No. 12 Louisville on the Road

Highlights and full recap of the Tigers upset win over the No. 12 and reigning national champion Louisville Cardinals on the road Thursday night.

03/23/2014

Memphis vs Virginia - NCAA Third Round

Memphis vs Virginia in the NCAA Third Round in Raleigh, N.C. Photos by Tim Cowie

03/21/2014

Memphis vs George Washington - NCAA Second Round

Memphis vs George Washington in the NCAA Second Round in Raleigh, N.C. on March 21, 2014. Photos by Tim Cowie

03/20/2014

Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day

Memphis NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice Day on March 20, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

03/08/2014

No. 20 Memphis vs No. 18 SMU

No. 20 Memphis vs No. 18 SMU at FedExForum on March 8, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy

02/22/2014

No. 22 Memphis vs. Temple

USATSI gallery, men's basketball

Career
Transferred to the University of Memphis from George Washington University ... Graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in sociology and is immediately eligible to play for the Tigers in 2013-14 ... In 2013-14 at Memphis, will begin pursuing a Master's of Liberal Studies degree ... Missed the 2012-13 season (senior) with a wrist injury after playing the first three seasons from 2009-12 ...

Has played in 88 games, making 18 starts ... Averaging 6.5 points and 4.8 rebounds ... Has 85 assists, 45 blocked shots and 65 steals ... Shooting 60.4 percent from the floor and 50.6 percent from the free throw line ... Has 20 double-figure scoring games and 12 double-digit rebounding contests ... Has eight double-doubles ... Has 43 games in which he shot 50 percent or better from the field (minimum 4 FGA/game).

2012-13 (Senior)
Missed the entire season with a wrist injury ... Underwent a second surgery on his left wrist Nov. 26, 2012, to address continued pain after wrist surgery that July ... Had first surgery to wrist in July of 2012.

2011-12 (Junior)
Saw action in 27 games and made four starts ... Averaged 10.4 points and 6.1 boards ... Had 31 assists, 18 blocked shots and 14 steals ... Shot 68.5 percent from the floor and 53 percent from the free throw line ... Set the Colonials field goal percentage record with his 68.5 percent clip ... Led the Atlantic 10 Conference and was fourth in the nation in field goal percentage ... Shot 50 percent or better from the floor in 21 games (minimum 4 FGA/game) ... Recorded 13 double-figure scoring games, including eight straight to close the season ... Had 18 games with five or more rebounds, including seven contests in which he pulled down double-figure boards ... Of those seven games with double-figure rebounds, five came in the season's last six contests ... Posted six double-doubles, including five in the season's last six games ... The six double-doubles were the most by a George Washington player since 2007-08 ... His four-straight double-doubles from Feb. 18-29 were the most-consecutive double-double performances in 23 seasons ...

Postseason (A-10 Tournament): Posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 boards in a loss at Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament ... Shot 7-of-13 FG and 4-of-7 FT in 34 minutes of action vs. the Flyers ...

Atlantic 10 Conference play: Played in 13 league contests and made two starts ... Averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds vs. conference foes ... Shot 75 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from the free throw line ... In the regular-season finale at Dayton, played a career-high tying 35 minutes in a road loss at Dayton ... Narrowly missed a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds ... Netted his 18 points on 9-of-11 FG ... The nine FG made tied a career high ... Recorded fourth-straight double-double with 16 points and 11 boards in a road setback at La Salle ... Had third-consecutive double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a home win over Duquesne ... Recorded second-straight double-double (12 points-11 rebounds) in a road setback at Charlotte ... Began streak of four-consecutive double-doubles with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a home loss to Saint Joseph's ... In the stretch of four straight double-doubles, averaged 12.8 points and 10.8 rebounds ... Shot 74.1 percent from the field in those four games (20-of-27) ... Scored 16 points (8-of-9 FG) and pulled down five boards in a road win at Richmond ... Netted 10 points in a road loss at Temple ... The 10-point performance started a string of eight-straight, double-figure scoring games to close the season ... Grabbed 10 rebounds and added nine points and three assists in a home setback to UMass ... Tied a career high with two blocked shots in a home win over Richmond ... Posted first double-double of season with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a home win over Rhode Island ... Scored his 17 points on 8-of-11 FG and 1-of-1 FT vs. the Rams ... Netted 15 points in a road loss at Saint Louis ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in 13 non-league contests ... Posted averages of 8.7 points and 4.0 rebounds against non-conference foes ... Had eight points and six boards in a home win over Delaware State ... Tied a career best with three steals in home loss to UAB ... Scored a career-high 22 points on a near-perfect shooting game vs. James Madison ... Was 9-of-9 FG, 1-of-1 treys and 3-of-4 FT in the home loss to the Dukes ... The nine FG made were a career best ... The three-pointer made vs. James Madison was his only one of the season ... Had a break-out performance with 12 points and seven rebounds in a road loss to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome ... Scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in a home loss to Loyola, Md. ... Had seven points, five rebounds and three assists in a loss to VCU ... Scored six points and had five boards in a road loss at California in the Progressive CBE Classic ... Opened the season with a nine-point, three-rebound performance in a home win over Maryland-Eastern Shore.

2010-11 (Sophomore)
Played in 31 games and made 12 starts ... Averaged 6.7 points and 5.2 rebounds ... Had 30 assists, 20 blocked shots and 30 steals ... Shot 54 percent from the field and 54.2 percent from the free throw line ... Had six double-figure scoring games and four double-digit rebounding contests ... Posted two double-doubles ... Recorded 14 games with five or more boards ... Led team in field goal percentage and rebounding ...

Postseason (A-10 Tournament): Saw 31 minutes of action in the Colonials' lone postseason game ... Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds in an Atlantic 10 Tournament first-round loss to Saint Joseph's ...

Atlantic 10 Conference play: Played in all 16 league contests ... Made only start in road game at Duquesne (loss) ... Averaged 7.3 points and 5.3 rebounds vs. conference foes ... Shot 63.2 percent from the floor and 58.8 percent from the foul line ... In the regular-season home finale win over Dayton, scored 16 points, pulled down seven rebounds and had a career-high tying three steals ... The season-high 16 points came on 6-of-7 FG and 4-of-8 FT ... The six FG made were a season best ... Grabbed seven rebounds in a home loss to Temple ... Tied a career high with three steals in a home win over Charlotte ... In a road win at La Salle, tied career bests for rebounds (13) and blocked shots (2) ... Also had six points and two steals vs. the Explorers ... In a road win at Charlotte, tied a season high with three assists and added eight points and seven rebounds ... Recorded second double-double of season (15 points-10 rebounds) in a home loss to St. Bonaventure ... Hit a career-high nine FT and tied a career best with two blocked shots vs. the Bonnies ... Just missed posted a double-double in a road victory at Saint Joseph's with 11 points and nine rebounds ... Netted 12 points in a home win over La Salle ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Made appearances in all 14 non-league games ... Had 11 starts ... Had averages of 6.4 points and 5.3 boards against non-conference opponents ... Shot 43.8 percent from the floor and 48.9 percent from the free throw line ... Had seven points and five boards in a home loss to Harvard ... Had 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots (tied career high) in a home victory over Holy Cross ... Attempted a career-best 12 FT vs. the Crusaders ... Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in a home victory over East Carolina ... Tied a career high with two blocked shots and added nine points and four rebounds in a home win over Towson ... Posted first career double-double (and first of the season) with 11 points and 13 boards in a loss to Navy in the BB&T Classic ... The 13 rebounds were a career high ... Played a career-high 35 minutes vs. Navy ... Had six points and six rebounds in a road setback at George Mason ... Pulled down 11 rebounds and added six points and three assists (season high) in a home loss to Hampton ... Scored five points and grabbed seven boards in a home victory over Nevada ... Lone scoreless game of the year was season opener in a loss to Boston University in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

2009-10 (Freshman)
Played in 30 games and made two starts ... Averaged 2.9 points and 3.3 rebounds ... Had 24 assists, seven blocked shots and 21 steals ... Shot 53.5 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from the free throw line ... Posted one double-figure scoring game and one double-digit rebounding contest ... Had seven games with five or more rebounds ...

Postseason (CBI/A-10 Tournament): Played in two postseason contests (one in Atlantic 10 Tournament, one in College Basketball Invitational/CBI) ... Grabbed two boards in 15 minutes of action in a CBI first round loss to VCU ... Drew the start in the Colonials' A-10 Tournament first-round game at Dayton ... Had three points, three rebounds and two steals in the loss to the Flyers ...

Atlantic 10 Conference play: Saw action in all 16 league games ... Made first collegiate start in a home game vs. Richmond ... Averaged 2.2 points and 3.4 rebounds vs. conference foes ... Shot 57.1 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the free throw line ... Scored eight points and grabbed three boards in a home loss to Saint Joseph's ... Tied a season high with four FG made vs. the Hawks ... Had eight points, five boards and two steals in road loss at Richmond ... Grabbed seven rebounds and added two steals in a home win over UMass ... Pulled down eight boards in a road setback at Charlotte ... Tied a career best with four assists in a home victory over Saint Louis ... Added four points and four rebounds in the win over the Billikens ... Played a season-high 29 minutes vs. Saint Louis ... Posted five points and five rebounds in a road loss at La Salle ... Played a career-low four minutes in a home setback to Xavier ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in 12 non-conference contests ... Averaged 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds vs. non-conference opponents ... Shot 52.5 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the foul line ... In a home victory over Howard, hit his first collegiate three-pointer ... Also had a career-high three steals vs. Howard ... Dished out a career-high four assists and scored three points in a road win at Towson ... Had seven points and four boards in a home loss to Providence ... Posted eight points, five rebounds and two steals in a home victory over Princeton ... Tied a season high with four FG made vs. Princeton ... Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in a home win over UMBC ... Scored six points and swatted a career-best two shots in the win over the Retrievers ... In first collegiate game in his hometown of Wilmington, N.C., against UNC Wilmington, scored a season-high 11 points and grabbed five rebounds ... Hit a season-best four FG in the win over the Seahawks.

High School
Averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists his senior season at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, N.C. ... Played for Coach Kirk Angel at New Hanover ... Earned all-conference honors his senior season ... Helped lead the Wildcats to an 18-8 record his final campaign in 2008-09.

Personal
Birthday is October 15 ... Born in Wilmington, N.C. ... Son of Jimmie and Andrea Simmons ... Has an older brother, Jimmual, and two younger sisters, Alexandria and Mariah.

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