Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Nov. 12, 2007)
As a Junior
Veazey had an injury-plagued junior season, appearing in 24 games with 11 starts ... his 11 starts came in the first 11 games of the year ... ranked fifth on the team in scoring (5.7 ppg), tied for third in rebounding (2.8) and was second in blocked shots (17) ... injured his foot in practice the day before the Seton Hall contest ... averaged 8.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 1.3 bpg in the first 11 games, then after the injury, averaged just 3.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 0.2 bpg after the injury ... had a six-game stretch from November 19 to December 4, where he averaged 11.7 ppg and 5.0 rpg with five double-digit scoring efforts ... tallied season-high 18 points with four rebounds in the 65-62 win over Quinnipiac ... had a strong floor game against Longwood with five points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three assists (last two categories were career highs) ... in his first game back from injury, Veazey tallied eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in just 15 minutes against Lehigh ... netted 13 points in Navy's second straight win over Penn.
As a Sophomore
Veazey had another strong season, averaging 7.9 ppg and 5.5 rpg in 24.7 minutes per contest ... he missed the season opener against Towson with back spasms ... also blocked 33 shots, dished out 13 assists and grabbed eight steals ... recorded first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win over St. Francis (N.Y.) ... added second career double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds against Colgate on Jan. 31. Scored 17 points with 10 rebounds in the second half alone against the Raiders ... netted a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds and a career high-tying four blocked shots against Holy Cross (Jan. 21) ... had nine double-figure scoring efforts on the year, and in a nine-game span from Jan. 14 to Feb. 11, averaged 11.5 ppg and 5.0 rpg while shooting 37-of-64 (.578) from the field ... ranked third in the Patriot League in field goal percentage (.535) and second in blocked shots per game (1.1) ... in league games, averaged 8.7 ppg and 4.9 rpg while shooting 54.3 percent from the field.
As a Freshman
Veazey had an outstanding freshman campaign, appearing in all 30 games with 19 starts ... he averaged 3.7 ppg and 4.1 rpg and blocked a Navy-freshman record 38 shots in just 17.1 minutes per game. His 38 blocked shots are the 12th most on the Navy single-season list ... added 10 steals and five assists ... opened the year with 21 turnovers in the first 15 games, but had just four in the last 15 contests ... was one of the top shot blockers in the Patriot League, ranking fourth in the conference, averaging 1.27 blocks per game ... was the Patriot League's first Rookie of the Week (Nov. 12) award winner after averaging 9.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.5 bpg in the first two contests ... tallied a then career-high 10 points with six rebounds, two steals and one block in just 21 minutes against Drexel (Nov. 11) ... had an outstanding performance in his first career game against Army (Jan. 27), with nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks, with most of the production coming in the second half.
A four-year letterwinner in basketball, Veazey graduated from Meadowcreek High School in 2007 ... helped lead team to two region championships and a combined 52-8 record during his final two seasons in Georgia's largest class ... was a two-time team captain and was an all-region selection ... averaged 14.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg as a senior ... was one of the top players at the Chick-Fil-A Classic during his senior year, leading the prestigious national tournament with 12.0 rebounds per game ... three-year member of National Honor Society.
Full name is Mark William Veazey ... born Dec. 7, 1988, in Fort Myers, Fla., on the 47th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor ... son of John and Marjorie Veazey ... high school teammate of Michigan State's Chris Allen (in process of transferring from Michigan State to Iowa State), Teondre Williams (junior at Oregon) and Tyler McDaniels (junior at Tennessee Tech) ... an outstanding student, Veazey is majoring in information technology.
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