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Demetrius Jemison
Demetrius Jemison

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Huffman

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
10/08/1987

Experience:
2L



2008-09 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 28 games with two starts on the season ... scored a season-high 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes of action against Mississippi State ... contributed seven points and nine rebounds on 3-of-3 shooting against Vanderbilt ... swatted away a career-high four blocks against Mississippi ... scored nine points against LSU ... had seven boards in the season opener against Mercer ... converted on 52.8 percent of his field goal attempts, the second-highest percentage on the team ... hauled in eight rebounds in his only SEC start of the season against South Carolina.

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 33 games, starting 32...had two double-double performances (vs. Troy on Nov. 9 and vs. Arkansas on Feb. 27)...averaged 5.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game...played 23 minutes per game...shot 46.4 percent from the field and 73.2 percent from the free-throw line...blocked 20 shots during the season...set career highs for points (19) and rebounds (11) in a win over Arkansas on Feb. 27...also had 10 rebounds on the road at Arkansas on Jan. 13...started the season with a 15-point, 10-rebound outing against Troy...an Academic All-SEC honoree.

2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 32 games, averaging 2.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game...played an average of 13 minutes per game...joined Alonzo Gee as co-winner of the team's Guy Lee Turner Defensive Award...had a season-high 10 points with nine rebounds against Coppin State...had a season-high 10 rebounds against Texas Southern...played a season-high 25 minutes in the NIT First Round loss at Massachusetts...joined teammate Mikhail Torrance as one of eight players (six of those from the SEC) who spent 10 days in China during the summer of 2007 playing for Reach USA basketball on a cultural exchange tour, playing eight games in 10 days in China.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Huffman High School in Birmingham, Ala. ...a first-team All-State selection in 2006...named to the 2006 Final Four All-Tournament team...named All-Metro in 2006...named the 2005 Birmingham City Most Valuable Player...averaged 13.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per game as a senior in 2006...averaged 17.9 points as a junior in 2005...scored more than 2,000 points, grabbed more than 1,000 rebounds and had 350 blocked shots during his career...a four-year varsity starter...Huffman advanced to the 2006 6A state championship game with Jemison playing a major role...Huffman advanced to the Final Four in 2005 and 2006...an Academic Honors Award winner in 2005-06...voted Most Valuable Player of the Sneaky Pete's Tip-Off Classic in 2004-05...the Class 6A Regional Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2005-06...coached by Tyrone Belcher at Huffman...a nominee for the McDonald's All-American Classic All-Star Game ... Majoring in consumer sciences...had a perfect 4.0 GPA for the fall semester of 2007, the same semester he became a UA starter...born Oct. 8, 1987...son of Reginald Wilson and Connie Jemison...has an older brother, Marcus, and a younger brother, Jemius.