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M. Basketball: Matt Darnell

Matt Darnell

  #32
  Position: F    Ht.: 6-7    Wt.: 225
  Hometown: Stafford, Va.
  Previous School: New Jersey Tech/North Stafford HS
  Eligibility: So.  Major:

New Jersey Tech: Played the 2009-10 season at the New Jersey Institute of Technology... Appeared in 13 contests... Averaged 1.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per contest with the Highlanders... Scored a season-best six points against Chicago State (Mar. 6)... All of his points came behind the three-point line going 2-for-3 from beyond the arc...  Played in a season-best 18 minutes against Chicago State... Recorded 17 minutes against South Dakota (Feb. 25)... Posted three points against St. Joseph’s (N.Y.) where he recorded four offensive rebounds... Followed later in the season with four boards against Chicago State... Posted his first collegiate assist against Lafayette (Nov. 21) and his first steal against St. Joseph’s... Played eight minutes against Seton Hall (Nov. 30) where he recorded a blocked shot... Tallied two rejections against NYU-Poly (Dec. 30).

High School: Graduated from North Stafford HS where he scored 1,204 points during his prep career... Averaged 19 points per game as a senior where he accounted for 433 points in 23 games... Led his squad to a 16-7 during his final collegiate campaign... Tabbed AAA Commonwealth District Player of the Year in his last two years by The Washington Post... Second Team All-Northwest Region honoree and a First Team AAA Commonwealth District selection... First Team All-Area selection by the Free Lance-Star newspaper of Fredericksburg, Va... Second Team All-Northwest Region performer as a junior... ESPN Rise tabbed him its All-Greater DC team... Posted two 30-point games as a senior, including a career-best 32-points against Massaponax HS... Tallied 30 against Mountainview HS three weeks earlier... Recorded 10 games of at least 20 or more points... Accounted for 41 three-point field goals as a senior and scored posted more than a quarter of his point tally at the free throw line where he was a 73 percent shooter (110-of-150)... Coached by his father, Mike Darnell.

Personal: Full name is Kent Darnell... Born Oct. 2, 1990 in Fort Sill, Okla... Son of Mike and Robyn Darnell... Older brother, Chris, is the all-time leading scorer at North Stafford HS (1,464 pts.) and later played at the College of William and Mary.