4  Pierre Niles
Pierre Niles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Ridgeway/The Patterson School (N.C.)

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 310

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/07/1987

Experience:
2L


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Career
Has played in 25 games ... Averaging 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Has four assists, nine blocks and eight steals ... Shooting 42.1 percent from the floor.

Team Accomplishments
Has helped the Tigers to two-straight 30-win seasons and two-consecutive postseason appearances (2 NCAA) ... Team posted a combined record of 71-6 during his two seasons (.922 winning percentage) ... The 71 victories are the second-most wins in a two-year span in NCAA Division I history (Montana State won 72 from 1928-29) ... Tigers advanced to the 2008 NCAA title game and 2007 NCAA Elite Eight ... In 2007-08, helped Memphis to a 38-2 overall record and the NCAA championship game, where the Tigers finished as national runner-up to Kansas ... The 38 wins are the most for a single season in NCAA Division I history ... Memphis advanced to the Final Four for first time since 1985 and the NCAA title game for the first time since 1973 ... Tigers climbed to the No. 1 spot in both national polls for first time since 1983 ... Memphis held on to No. 1 national ranking for a school-record five-straight weeks ... Tigers began 2007-08 season with a 26-0 record, the longest win streak and best start to a campaign in school history ... Memphis won two-straight Conference USA regular season and tournament titles (2007, 2008) ... Both years, Memphis posted undefeated 16-0 records in C-USA play - a first in league history ... In 2006-07, Memphis posted a 33-4 overall record.

2007-08 Season (Sophomore)
Saw game action in 26 contests ... Averaged 0.7 points and 0.8 rebounds ... Shot 40 percent from the field ... Had two assists and two steals ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in eight of the Tigers' nine postseason games ... Did not play in the NCAA Tournament second-round contest vs. Mississippi State ... Averaged 0.3 points and 0.1 points in postseason play ... Shot 50 percent from the field ... Saw game action in five NCAA Tournament contests ... Played one minute vs. UCLA (national semifinal) and Kansas (title game) in the NCAA Final Four ... Also saw a minute of action vs. Texas in the NCAA Tournament South Region championship game ... Scored two points (1-of-1 FG) vs. Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal ... Played two minutes vs. the Spartans ... Saw action vs. Texas-Arlington in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... In C-USA Tournament, played in all three games ... Played three minutes vs, Tulsa (title game) and Tulane (quarterfinal) ... Grabbed one rebound vs. Tulane ... Conference USA play: Played in nine of the Tigers' 16 conference games ... Averaged 1.1 points and 1.6 boards ... Shot 37.5 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from the foul line ... Scored three points (1-of-1 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and grabbed one rebound in the regular season finale vs. UAB ... Played a season-high 14 minutes in the Tigers' win at Tulane ... Posted season bests for points (4) and rebounds (5) vs. the Green Wave ... Also had one steal vs. Tulane ... Scored one point and pulled down three rebounds in nine minutes of action vs. Southern Miss ... Grabbed three boards in seven minutes at Rice ... Played eight minutes in the C-USA opener vs. East Carolina ... Had two points, two rebounds and one steal vs. the Pirates ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in nine of the Tigers' non-Conference USA contests ... Averaged 0.6 points and 0.7 rebounds ... Shot 40 percent from the floor ... Played seven minutes vs. Pepperdine ... Had one point and three boards in seven minutes vs. Siena ... Came off the bench vs. Georgetown and played four minutes ... Made two key hustle plays vs. the Hoyas to help Memphis turn a first-half deficit into a halftime lead ... Scored two points vs. Austin Peay ... Had one assist vs. Arkansas State ... Grabbed one rebound vs. Connecticut in the 2k Sports College Hoops Classic title game ... Had one board vs. Richmond and scored two points vs. Tennessee-Martin in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic/Memphis Regional.

2006-07 Season (Freshman)
Saw game action in 25 contests ... Averaged 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Shot 42.1 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from the free throw line ... Had four assists, nine blocked shots and eight steals ... Ranked among Conference USA freshmen leaders in rebounding (16th) and blocked shots (11th) ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in five of the Tigers' seven postseason games ... Averaged 0.2 points and 1.0 boards while shooting 50 percent from the free throw line ... Had four assists and one block ... Saw game action in two NCAA Tournament contests ... Averaged 0.5 boards in NCAA Tournament play ... Played two minutes vs. Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal ... Grabbed one rebound in three minutes vs. North Texas in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Played in all three Conference USA Tournament games ... Averaged 0.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in the league tournament ... Saw a minute of action vs. Houston in the C-USA Tournament championship game ... Played a postseason-high 10 minutes vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Scored one point (1-of-2 FT) and grabbed one board vs. the Green Wave ... Had three rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in six minutes vs. Marshall in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal contest ... Conference USA play: Played in 10 of the Tigers' 16 conference games ... Averaged 1.4 points, 1.8 boards and 0.5 blocks ... Shot 41.7 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the foul line ... Gave valuable minutes off the bench in a road win at SMU to clinch a perfect 16-0 C-USA regular season for the Tigers ... Scored five points (2-of-3 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and had four boards and two blocks in seven minutes vs. the Mustangs ... Pulled down four rebounds in 10 minutes in a home victory over Rice ... Had four boards and one blocked shot vs. Tulane ... Played a C-USA-high 12 minutes vs. the Green Wave ... Scored two points and grabbed one board in a home win over SMU ... Had three points (1-of-2 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and attempted his first career three-pointer vs. UCF ... Scored two points (2-of-2 FT) and pulled down one rebound in a home win over Tulsa ... Had two points (1-of-3 FG) and two rebounds vs. UAB ... Grabbed two rebounds and blocked one shot vs. Marshall ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in 10 of the Tigers' 14 non-Conference USA contests ... Averaged 2.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 steals ... Shot 50 percent from the floor ... Had two points and two rebounds in a home win over Cincinnati ... Grabbed two boards in a home victory over Middle Tennessee ... Had two points and three rebounds vs. Manhattan ... Posted six points, four boards, one assist and three steals (tied career high) in a home win over Arkansas State ... Tied a career best with seven rebounds vs. Kentucky in the EA Sports Maui Invitational third-place game ... Also scored four points vs. the Wildcats ... Pulled down a career-high seven boards vs. Oklahoma in the EA Sports Maui Invitational first round ... Added six points, one assist, one blocked shot and two steals vs. the Sooners ... Recorded a career-high three steals vs. Jackson State in the season opener ... Had four points, four boards, one assist and one block in the home win over Jackson State.

Summer 2004
Played for the South team in the USA Youth Development Festival ... South squad posted a perfect 5-0 record and earned the festival's gold medal ... Saw action in three games ... Averaged 3.3 points and 1.0 rebounds.

High School
Attended The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., the second half of the 2005-06 campaign ... Transferred from Florida Prep ... Helped The Patterson School to a 34-3 overall record and a No. 3 national ranking from Scout.com ... Played in the 2006 Derby Festival Classic in April 2006 ... Before senior campaign, was rated the nation's No. 22 power forward and Tennessee's No. 7 player ... Ranked the nation's No. 37 player by YouthPrepStars.com ... Prior to attending prep school, played for Ridgeway High School in Memphis ... Averaged 18.0 points and 9.0 in his junior campaign at Ridgeway (2004-05) ... Named a finalist for the 2005 Memphis Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" Player of the Year honor ... Selected to the 2005 Appeal's "Best of the Preps"/All-Metro Class AAA team ... Helped lead the Roadrunners to a 34-5 record and the Tennessee Class AAA state championship ... Had 16 points and 12 boards in the state title game ... Named the Tennessee Class AAA state tournament MVP ... Also helped lead Ridgeway to the District 15-AAA and Region 8-AAA tournament titles ... Picked to the 2005 Tennessee All-State second team.

Personal
Full name is Jartavious Pierre Niles ... Born June 7, 1987 ... Son of Ruby Niles and Harvey Henderson ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.

CAREER STATISTICS

                           	-- Total --	-- 3-Point --	-- Rebounds --
Year	GP-GS	Min/Avg	FG-A	Pct	FG-A	Pct	FT-A	Pct	Off-Def	Tot	Avg	PF-FO	A	TO	B	ST	Pts-Avg
2006-07	25-0	185/7.4	16-38	.421	0-1	.000	7-16	.438	20-34	54	2.2	36-1	4	16	9	8	39-1.6
2007-08	26-0	98/3.8	6-15	.400	0-0	.000	5-18	.278	10-11	21	0.8	24-0	2	4	0	2	17-0.7
Total	51-0	283/5.5	22-53	.415	0-1	.000	12-28	.429	30-45	75	1.5	50-1	6	20	9	10	56-1.1
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