21 T.J. Topercer
As a Junior
Topercer played in 16 games, averaging 1.0 ppg and 0.8 rpg in 5.5 minutes per game ... scored seven points, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the win over Maryland-Eastern Shore ... also added a season-high four rebounds in the contest ... scored five points (1-of-1 from the field; 2-of-2 from the line) in 10 minutes in a victory at Colgate ... grabbed two rebounds against Villanova, Longwood and Wofford.
As a Sophomore
Topercer played in 16 games, averaging 1.0 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 8.5 minutes per outing ... shot 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from the field ... scored a season-high six points (3-of-3 from the field) in just 10 minutes against St. Francis (N.Y.). Added two assists against the Terriers ... connected on a huge three-pointer late in the game in a win at American (Jan. 30) ... scored five points with three rebounds in a career-high 32 minutes in Navy's triple-overtime loss against Bucknell (March 5) in the Patriot League Quarterfinals. His rebound putback gave Navy a two-point lead with just seconds to play in the third overtime ... grabbed six rebounds and drew three charges in 21 minutes in the Mids' win over Bucknell (Feb. 9) ... added two points, including two big free throws late in the game, with three rebounds and a steal against Lafayette (Feb. 16).
As a Freshman
Topercer had a strong freshman campaign, appearing in all 30 games with 10 starts and averaging 3.6 ppg and 1.6 rpg ... led the team in three-point percentage at 40.9 percent (18-of-44) ... opened his career with a bang, scoring 15 of his 17 points in the second half, including three second-half three-pointers, in the win over Loyola (Md.). With the effort, he tied the school record for the most points scored in his first game as a freshman (17) ... tallied 11 points in his first career Army-Navy game (Jan. 21) ... then added eight points, four rebounds and two assists in Navy's Star Game win over the Black Knights (Feb. 17) ... scored nine points with a career-high five rebounds in Navy's rout of Maryland-Eastern Shore (Nov. 21) ... then scored nine points with two rebounds and two assists in an impressive win over William & Mary (Nov. 28) ... struggled from the three-point line early in his career, shooting just 6-of-22 (.273) in his first 14 games. In the last 16 games, Topercer was 12-of-22 (.545) from behind the arc, including 10-of-19 (.526) in Patriot League play ... connected on five straight three-point attempts from Jan. 2, 2007 to Jan. 21, 2007, a span of six games ... was an outstanding free throw shooter, ranking second on the team at 79.3 percent.
Spent his final year at the New Hampton School (N.H.), following two years at St. Mary's High School (Ariz.), where he lettered twice in basketball ... during the 2004-05 season, Topercer led St. Mary's to a 25-7 record and a Desert Valley regional championship and a Class 5-A state runner-up finish ... was a 2005 McDonald's All-America nominee and earned All-Desert Valley Region ... playing at St. Augustine High School (Calif.) in 2004, Topercer garnered San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic recognition ... while at New Hampton, he helped guide the Huskies to a 24-10 record ... was named one of the top 40 players in the Phoenix area before the 2004-05 season by LiveHoops.com ... mentioned as one of the top 125 fifth-year players in the country in 2005-06 ... was a member of the Key Club and Black Student Union as a senior ... member of student council as a freshman.
Full name is Terry Joseph Topercer II ... born April 9, 1987, in Santa Ana, Calif. ... son of Terry and Erin Topercer ... is ambidextrous. Topercer throws left-handed, but shoots right-handed. He can shoot equally well with both hands, and just decided one day to throw left-handed after throwing right-handed his whole life ... was a prep school teammate of Brady Morningstar, who plays at the University of Kansas ... attended the same high school as former Arizona standout Channing Frye ... younger brother, Mike, followed in T.J.'s footsteps in attending New Hampton Prep and is on the roster at Division II power Bentley College ... majoring in economics.
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