11  Wesley Witherspoon
Wesley Witherspoon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Berkmar HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 207

Position:
Forward/Guard

Experience:
3L


06/28/2013

Geron Johnson To Participate In Kevin Durant Skills Academy This Weekend

Johnson is third Tigers player in last four summers to attend the NBA superstar's camp.

05/04/2012

Forty-Seven Student-Athletes in Commencement Activities Saturday

Tigers' athletics well-represented in the 100th year commencement activities.

03/16/2012

Memphis Falls to Saint Louis, 61-54

Will Barton led the Tigers with 16 points.

03/10/2012

Memphis Postgame Notes vs. Marshall in C-USA Championship

03/10/2012

Memphis Postgame Quotes vs. Marshall in C-USA Tourney

03/16/2012

Memphis 54, Saint Louis 61 - AP Photos

Will Barton led the Tigers with 16 points.

03/15/2012

NCAA Tournament - Thursday Practice

Men's Basketball March 15, 2012

03/10/2012

Memphis 83, Marshall 57

Five Tigers Scored in Double-Figures in C-USA Championship

02/28/2012

Memphis vs UCF

Memphis vs UCF at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on February 28, 2012. Photos by Joe Murphy

02/04/2012

Memphis vs Xavier

Memphis vs. Xavier at FedExForum on February 4, 2012.

Career
Has played in 88 games and has made 36 starts ... Averaging 8.6 points and 3.7 rebound ... Shooting 47.8 percent from the floor, 39.8 percent from the three-point line and 72.6 percent from the free throw line ... Has 95 assists, 50 blocked shots and 95 steals.

Honors
2009-10 All-Conference USA third team ... The Sporting News 2009-10 All-Conference USA second team ... 2008-09 Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year.

What Could Happen In 2011-12
Could be the next Tiger to join the 1,000-point club ... Has 756 points and needs 244 to reach that mark ... If he reaches 1,000 points, would become the 47th member of the group.

2010-11 Season (Junior)
Played in 23 games and made 11 starts ... Missed 12 contests as a result of injuries and a suspension (two games) ... Had surgery Dec. 10 to repair a right knee meniscal tear and missed two games after the surgery ... Averaged 9.0 points and 4.3 rebounds ... Team's fourth-leading scorer and fourth-leading rebounder ... Shot 48.8 percent from the field, 40 percent from the three-point arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line ... Had nine double-figure scoring games ... Posted nine contests with five or more rebounds ... Also had 23 assists, nine blocked shots and 25 steals ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments):Saw minutes in all four postseason games ... Averaged 3.3 points and 3.3 boards ... Shot 33.3 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from the arc and 60 percent from the charity stripe ... Dished out four assists ... Since returning to play in mid-February after sitting as a result of injuries, played most minutes (28) in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Arizona ... Scored 10 points and added three rebounds and two assists vs. the Wildcats ... Netted his 10 points on 3-of-5 FG, 1-of-2 treys and 3-of-4 FT ... In the three C-USA Tournament games, averaged 1.0 points and 3.3 boards ... Played only eight minutes vs. UTEP in the C-USA Tournament title game ... Scored three points and pulled down two boards in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over East Carolina ... Grabbed six rebounds in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal victory over Southern Miss ...

Conference USA play:Played only seven games in league action ... Missed nine games as a result of injuries and a two-game suspension ... Averaged 7.6 points and 3.7 rebounds ... Shot 50 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the free throw line ... Had two assists, two blocks and six steals ... Scored four points in the regular-season finale win over Tulane at home ... Had three points, four rebounds and two blocked shots in a road loss at UTEP ... Had best performance in league action in a home win over Houston ... Scored 13 points (2-of-3 FG, 9-of-12 FT) and added seven rebounds, two assists and three steals vs. the Cougars ... Had eight points and six rebounds in a road setback at Rice ... Scored six points on 3-of-3 FG in a home win over UAB ... Missed the next eight conference games as a result of injuries and a two-game suspension ... Had 11 points and five boards in a road loss at SMU ... Scored eight points in the C-USA opening win over East Carolina at home ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only):Played in 12 non-league games and made 11 starts ... Averaged 11.8 points and 4.9 boards ... Shot 50.6 percent from the field, 47.8 percent from the three-point line and 82.8 percent from the free throw line ... Had 17 assists, seven blocked shots and 19 steals ... Missed the Gonzaga game as a result of injuries ... Scored four points in a road loss at Tennessee ... Posted second double-double of the season in a home win over Lipscomb with 28 points and 14 rebounds ... The 28 points were a season high and the 14 boards a career best ... Hit a career-high 10 FG vs. Lipscomb and tied a career best with four treys vs. the Bisons ... Also had three blocks and three steals vs. Lipscomb ... In his first game back after surgery, had three points and three boards in a home setback to Georgetown ... Missed the Austin Peay and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi contests after undergoing surgery Dec. 10 to repair a right knee mensical tear ... Had seven points, six boards and two steals in a home win over Western Kentucky ... Scored 12 points (2-of-4 FG, 8-of-10 FT) in a home win over Arkansas State ... Had a near perfect shooting game in a home victory over Tennessee Martin ... Scored 14 points vs. the Skyhawks on 4-of-4 FG, 1-of-1 treys and 5-of-6 FT ... Scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a neutral site win over LSU ... Netted his 20 points on 6-of-8 FG, 2-of-2 treys and 6-of-7 FT ... Recorded first double-double of the season with a 24-point, 12-rebound performance vs. Northwestern State ... Hit a career-high 13 FT and tied a career high with 14 FT attempts vs. Northwestern State ... Scored 12 points and grabbed five boards in a home win over Miami, Fla. ... Was 10-of-11 from the free throw line vs. the Hurricanes ... Netted seven points in the season opener vs. Centenary.

2009-10 Season (Sophomore)
Saw action in all 34 games ... Made 20 starts ... Started 19 of last 20 games ... In those last 20 games, scoring average jumped from 10.3 to 12.5 ppg and rebounding average increased from 4.1 to 4.6 rpg ... Posted 23 double-figure scoring games, including four 20-point performances ... Had 11 games with six or more boards ... Averaged 12.5 points (second on team) and 4.6 rebounds (third on team) ... Shot 46.7 percent from the field, 43 percent from the three-point arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line ... Had 47 assists, 29 steals and 47 steals (third on team) ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (overall games) in scoring (16th), free throw percentage (11th), steals (15th) and blocked shots (15th) ...

Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament):Played in all three postseason games and made two starts ... Averaged 26.3 minutes per game in the postseason ... Averaged 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds ... Shot 52.2 percent from the floor, 60 percent from the arc and 75 percent from the charity stripe ... Had three assists and three steals ... In two NIT games, averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 boards ... Shot 52.6 percent from the field, 50 percent from the arc and 81.8 percent from the foul line ... Scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Ole Miss in the NIT second round ... Opened NIT play with 18 points, two boards, two assists and two steals in the first-round win over St. John's ... Hit the game-winning bucket at the buzzer to give the Tigers a thrilling 73-71 win over the Red Storm ... Scored the Tigers' final seven points of the game (seven points in :45/trey, 2 FT, game-winning layup) ... Netted 15 of his 18 points vs. St. John's in the second half ... In the C-USA Tournament first-round game vs. Houston, had eight points and eight rebounds ...

Conference USA play:Started all 16 league games ... Averaged 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds ... Netted double figures in 11 of 16 league games, including seven straight from Feb. 3-Feb. 27 ... Shot 43.6 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from the three-point line and 82.3 percent from the free throw line ... Had 27 assists, 15 blocked shots and 22 steals ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (league games only) in scoring (15th), free throw percentage (4th), steals (13th) and blocked shots (10th) ... Scored 11 points and added eight rebounds and two steals in the regular season finale win over Tulsa ... Hit 7-of-8 FT vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Had 16 points and six boards in a home win over Southern Miss ... Was 9-of-10 from the charity stripe vs. the Golden Eagles ... Netted six of his 16 points vs. Southern Miss in the first half that turned a 15-4 deficit into a 24-20 lead ... Had 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in a road setback at Houston ... Took a career-high 15 FG attempts vs. the Cougars ... Dished out a career-high six assists and added 15 points and eight rebounds in a home win over SMU ... Posted career best for steals (5) in a road victory at Tulane ... Also scored 16 points vs. the Green Wave ... Scored 10 points in a road win at Tulsa ... Had 12 points and five boards vs. UCF ... Netted a career-high 29 points in a home victory over UAB ... Also set season bests for FG made (8) and FT made (12) ... Score 19 of his 29 points in the second half, including 13 in the final 5:28 of the game ... His basket at 5:28 and his trey at 4:54 gave Memphis one point leads ... Scored six-straight points (4 FT, layup) from 3:40-1:04 to give Memphis the lead for good at 75-69 en route to the 85-75 win ... Scored 20 points and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and two steals in a home win over Houston ... Scored 12 points in a home setback to UTEP ... Blocked a career-best tying four shots and grabbed seven rebounds in a road win at Rice ... Netted 22 points and had two boards, three assists and two steals vs. East Carolina ... Opened conference play with six points in a road victory at Southern Miss ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only):Played in all 15 non-conference games and made two starts ... Averaged 11.6 points and 4.2 rebounds vs. non-league foes ... Shot 49.2 percent from the floor, 47.7 percent from the three-point line and 64.4 percent from the free throw line ... Had 17 assists, 13 blocked shots and 22 steals ... Scored 26 points in home loss to Gonzaga ... Hit a season-high tying eight FG vs. Gonzaga ... Scored 12 points and pulled down four boards in a road loss at Syracuse ... Had 13 points, four boards and three steals vs. Houston Baptist ... Blocked a career-high four shots and added 11 points, seven boards and three steals in a home setback to Tennessee ... Scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. IUPUI ... Had 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Southeast Missouri State ... Scored 14 points and grabbed six boards vs. UMass ... Netted 12 of his 14 points and pulled down five of his six rebounds vs. UMass in the second half ... Had 13 points and eight rebounds in a home win over Montana State ... Scored 11 points vs. Central Arkansas ... Had nine points, three boards, two assists, one blocked shot and three steals vs. Tennessee Tech ... Opened campaign with a 13-point, four-rebound performance vs. Jackson State.

2008-09 Season (Freshman)
Saw action in 31 games and made five starts ... Averaged 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Had 25 assists, 12 blocked shots and 23 steals ... Shot 48 percent from the floor and 51 percent from the free throw line ... Missed six games due to a torn meniscus in his left knee ... Had surgery on Jan. 26 and was out of action from Jan. 28 through Feb. 14 ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments):Played in all six of the Tigers' postseason games ... Averaged 2.2 points and 2.0 boards in the postseason ... Shot 41.7 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe ... In NCAA Tournament play, averaged 0.3 points and 2.0 rebounds ... Played six minutes against Missouri in the West Region semifinal contest ... Grabbed one board vs. the Tigers ... Scored one point and had two rebounds vs. Maryland in the second round ... Added a steal vs. the Terrapins ... Played 10 minutes and pulled down three rebounds in the Tigers' first-round victory over Cal State Northridge ... In three Conference USA Tournament games, averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds ... Shot 50 percent from the field ... Had three boards and one steal vs. Tulsa in the C-USA Tournament title game ... Scored a season-high 10 points and added two rebounds and one assist vs. Houston in the semifinal ... Shot 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the field vs. the Cougars ... Had two points and one rebound vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ...

Conference USA play:Played in 11 of the Tigers' 16 league games ... Missed five conference games with a torn meniscus in his left knee ... Was out for league games from Jan. 28-Feb. 14 vs. East Carolina, Houston, SMU, Tulsa and Southern Miss ... Averaged 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds vs. C-USA foes ... Shot 50 percent from the floor and 63.6 percent from the free throw line ... Had four points, one rebound and one steal vs. Tulane in the regular season finale ... Recorded two points and two boards in the Tigers' road win at Houston ... Had two points, three boards and one block in a home victory over Southern Miss ... Did not score in back-to-back road games at UTEP and UAB ... Played a combined nine minutes vs. the Miners and Blazers ... In first game back after injury, played 18 minutes in a home win over SMU ... Scored six points and added one assist, one block and one steal against the Mustangs ... Before the injury, played a C-USA season-high 20 minutes in a home win over Rice ... Scored eight points (C-USA season high) and had three boards, three assists, one blocked shot and one steal vs. the Owls ... His three assists vs. Rice tied a season high ... Had three points, one rebound and two steals in the Tigers' buzzer-beating win at Tulsa ... Recorded four points, three boards, one blocked shot and one steal in a road win at UCF ... Played a key role in helping the Tigers turn a 51-57 second-half deficit into a 67-59 lead en route to the win over the Knights ... Scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in the C-USA opener vs. Marshall ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only):Saw action in 14 of the Tigers' 15 non-Conference USA contests ... Made five starts at point guard from Dec. 2-20 ... Averaged 5.6 points and 2.5 rebounds ... Shot 48.4 percent from the floor ... Had 17 assists, eight blocks and 14 steals ... Played two minutes in a road win at Tennessee ... The Tennessee contest was his final action before his surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee ... Had three points, two boards and two blocked shots vs. Lamar ... Scored eight points and added three rebounds and two steals vs. Northeastern ... Had eight points, two boards, two assists and two blocks vs. Drexel ... Scored seven points vs. Syracuse ... Had seven points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals in a road overtime loss at Georgetown .. The three steals tied a season high ... Scored six points and dished out three assists vs. Marist ... Netted nine points and pulled down a season-high eight rebounds vs. Seton Hall in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinal ... Scored six points vs. Chattanooga in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off quarterfinal ... Had nine points, two rebounds and three assists vs. UMass ... Scored two points and added one rebound, one assist and one steal in his first collegiate game vs. Fairfield.

High School
Rated the No. 27 player in the nation by RiseMag.com in its final 2008 rankings ... Rivals.com rated him the No. 34 overall player and the No. 5 small forward in the nation ... Ranked the No. 56 overall player and the No. 12 small forward by Scouthoops.com ... ESPN.com rated him the No. 48 overall player and the No. 9 small forward in the country ... Played in the Jordan Brand All-American Game in New York, N.Y., in April of 2008 ... Had 13 points (4-of-5 FG/5-of-8 FT), four boards and a team-high three steals for the winning Blue team (124-114 victory) at the Jordan Brand game ... Selected to the 2008 Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionGeorgia All-State Class AAAAA first team ... Averaged 18.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists his senior season at Berkmar ... Helped lead the Patriots to a 23-6 overall record and the Georgia Class AAAAA Sweet 16 in 2007-08 ... The Sweet 16 appearance was Berkmar's deepest state tournament run since 2001 ... Scored 32 points vs. Sprayberry in the Class AAAAA tournament opening round.

Personal
Full name is Wesley Arington Witherspoon ... Birthday is January 27 ... Son of Will and Carolyn Witherspoon ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major ... Brothers, William (Air Force) and Wynton (George Washington), played Division I basketball ... Also has a sister, Whitley Aliné.

Witherspoon's Career Stats

GP-GS MIN/AVG FG-A FG-Pct 3G-A 3pt-Pct FT-A FT-pct OR-DR Tot/Avg A TO BL ST Pts/Avg
08-09 31-5 424/13.7 48-100 .480 3-14 .214 25-49 .510 15-52 67/2.2 25 30 12 23 124/4.0
09-10 34-20 870/25.6 135-289 .467 34-79 .430 120-157 .764 48-110 158/4.6 47 61 29 47 424/12.5
10-11 23-11 526/22.9 61-125 .488 14-35 .400 72-93 .774 31-67 98/4.3 23 41 9 25 208/9.0
11-12 33-9 725/22.0 72-169 .444 23-63 .365 70-98 .714 35-86 121/3.7 35 41 14 48 237/7.2
Totals 121-45 1820/21.0 316/676 .467 74-191 .387 287-397 .723 129-315 444/3.7 130 173 64 143 993/8.2
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