49er coach claims award for second straight season
Ware leads four 49ers in double figures against the Lobos
The 49ers open the 2012 NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden in Portland Thursday when they play New Mexico at 1:10 p.m.
Game time and television network will be announced later
LBSU will hold a selection party at Legends on Sunday at 2 p.m.
2011-12 SEASON Enters senior season eighth all-time at Long Beach State in blocked shots ... Needs 290 points to join the LBSU 1,000-point club.
2010-11 SEASON Named honorable-mention All-Big West Conference ... Finished the season averaging 9.7 points, 6.8 rebounds (sixth in the Big West), 1.5 assists, 0.8 blocks (sixth in Big West) and 0.6 steals ... Made 46.3 percent (120-of-259) of field goal attempts, while shooting 59.9 percent (88-of-147) from the free throw line ... Finished season with four double-doubles including a 15-point, 15-rebound effort in a home win over UC Davis ... Other double-doubles came against BYU-Hawaii (13 points/10 rebounds), at UC Irvine (17/11) and vs. Cal State Fullerton (12/12) ... Scored in double-digits 17 times, including a season-high 19 points (9-of-12 shooting) in a win over Montana in the ESPNU Bracketbuster game ... Scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had a season-high three blocks in home win over Cal State Northridge ... Scored 17 points twice, the first time against Saint Mary's in the Wooden Classic ... Scored 16 points in back-to-back games against Iowa and Loyola Marymount ... Grabbed double-digit rebounds five different times, including 10 boards in a win over UC Riverside in the semifinals of the Big West Conference Tournament ... Blocked a season-high four shots on four occasions ... Had a career-high four assists in back-to-back games against Santa Barbara and Cal Poly to open league play ... Had multiple blocks in a game nine different times, including three blocks four times.
2009-10 SEASON Played in all 33 games, starting 24 ... Averaged 8.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game, while making 53.5 percent of field goals ... Finished sixth in the Big West Conference in blocks, while also ranking eighth in offensive rebounds (2.3/game) and 15th in rebounding ... Earned Big West Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals per game, while making 16-of-26 shots (61.5 percent) and 7-of-9 free throws (77.8 percent) in wins at Cal State Northridge and vs. UC Davis ... Scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting in the Davis game, while grabbing nine boards ... Finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting in the Northridge game, while grabbing six rebounds, blocking three shots and making two steals ... Had a career-high 18 rebounds (tied for 10th most in LBSU history) and nine points at Notre Dame ... Scored in double digits 13 times, while grabbing double-figure rebounds four times ... Had two double-doubles, the first coming in the 76 Classic against Clemson when he scored 12 points and grabbed 10 boards ... Second double-double came at UC Irvine when he finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds ... Finished with 15 points at Green Bay and at Cal Poly ... Had 14 points at Loyola Marymount ... Scored 13 points vs. Pacific ... Totaled 12 points and a career-best four blocks in Big West Conference Tournament win over Cal Poly ... Finished with 11 points against then No. 3 Kentucky ... Scored 10 points in first career start against Alaska Anchorage, while also finishing with 10 points in both games against Cal State Fullerton ... Grabbed 10 boards and had a season-best three assists in the 49ers first-ever win over UCLA in 76 Classic ... Had multiple blocks in eight different games, including three blocks four times.
2008-09 SEASON Played in all 30 games as a true freshman averaging 3.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while making 50 percent (44-of-88) of his shots ... Scored in double digits twice with 13 points (5-of-9 shooting), six rebounds and a season-high two blocks against Weber State, while also scoring 13 points (6-of-8 shooting) and grabbing five boards in a season-high 23 minutes at UC Davis ... Matched the season-high 23 minutes at home against UC Davis and just missed a double-double with nine points (on 4-of-6 shooting), a season-high nine rebounds and a season-high three assists ... Scored eight points (4-of-6 shooting) and grabbed three rebounds at BYU in first career game.
HIGH SCHOOL As a senior in 2007-08, led Woodland Hills Taft to a 27-4 record and a Los Angeles City Section title ... In the championship game the Toreadors defeated Fairfax, 65-55 ... Team won the West Valley League title with a 10-0 record ... Taft was the No. 1 seed in the CIF Southern California Regional Playoffs in Division I ... Team defeated Chino Hills (78-52) and El Camino (85-61), before falling to Riverside King 83-82 in the semifinals ... Was named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best In The West" third team in 2008 ... Averaged 14.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game ... Shot 54.7 percent (139-of-254) from the field and blocked 43 shots ... Hit double digits in scoring 20 times, including a stretch of 13 games in a row ... Had a career-high 31 points, adding 12 rebounds, in a 90-46 win over Chatsworth ... Had 27 points against Fremont and 25 points vs. Scott County ... Had six double-doubles on the season ... As a junior, averaged 11.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... Shot 73.8 percent (59-of-80) from the field and had 10 games in double-figure scoring ... Tallied 22 points vs. Chatsworth and had 23 points and 10 rebounds vs. Campbell Hall.
MAJOR Communication Studies
Points: 21 vs. UC Davis, 1/30/10
Rebounds: 18 at Notre Dame, 11/19/09
Assists: 4 on two occasions (MR: 12/30/10)
Steals: 2 on seven occasions (MR: 3/16/11)
Blocks: 4 vs. Cal Poly, 3/11/10
3-FG Made: 2 at Utah State, 12/7/10
FG Made: 9 on two occasions (MR: 2/19/11)
FT Made: 8 at UC Santa Barbara, 12/28/10