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Mykal Riley
Mykal Riley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pine Bluff,Ark.

Last College:
Panola (Texas) JC

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 185

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L



COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS:
2007 (SENIOR):
2007-08 All-SEC Tournament Team member ... Averaged 14.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in 2007-08 ... Started in 32 of 33 games in 2007-08 ... Led the team with 103 (of 238) 3-point shots made in 2007-08 ... Shot 75% (54-72) at the free throw line in 2007-08 ... Scored 18 points against Mississippi State in Alabama's SEC Tournament quarterfinal overtime game, sending the game into overtime with his last-second 3-point shot made and then nearly winning it in the end on a 3-point attempt that bounced off the rim (UA lost 69-67 OT); had 5 steals and played 41 minutes of that game ... Tied school record for single game 3-point shots made with 8 (of 10) at South Carolina on February 16, 2008 (scored 28 points in the game, all points from the field where he was 10-13 for game) and then did it a second time making 8 (of 12) in the SEC 1st round game vs. Florida (scored 26) ... Scored 15 points against then No. 4 Coaches/No. 5 AP Georgetown, including making four 3-point shots (of 7) ... MVP of the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic ... December 15, 2007 UA graduate with degree in human environmental sciences (wants to coach)

2006 (JUNIOR): Transferred to Alabama from Panola JC (in Carthage, Texas) for his junior season in 2006-07 ... Started in 20 of Alabama's 32 games (played in all 32) in 2006-07 ... Averaged 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds ... In the final game of the 2007 season, at UMass in the 1st round of the NIT, scored season-best 24 points, going perfect 7-7 at the free throw line, 6-17 from the field and 5-11 from 3-point range ... Had a double double of 13 points and 10 rebounds against Xavier in the championship game to help UA win the Paradise Jam in November 2006 ... Scored 20 or more points four times in 2006-07, including 24 at UMass, 22 against Louisiana Monroe and 21 against both Lipscomb and Vanderbilt ... Scored in double digits in 25 games, including 11 of his last 12 games ... Had 10 rebounds in two games, against Xavier and at Mississippi State ... Had eight dunks in 2006-07 ... Finished T-11th in SEC (league games) in steals and 13th in 3-point field goal percentages

AT PANOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE: Averaged 18.4 points at Panola in 2006, his sophomore year ... Led the nation (JUCO) in steals ... Ranked third in the region in scoring in 2006 ... Made 93 three-point shots in 22 games his sophomore season, an average of 4.2 treys per game ... Made 94 percent of his free throws in 2006 ... Averaged 4.4 steals per game in 2006 ... All-Region XIV, 2nd Team in 2006 ... Panola's Athlete of the Year ... Region XIV All-Star (played against the Division I National All-Stars in the National Junior College Athletics Association All-Star Classic in 2006 ... Coached by Scott Monarch at Panola ... Played at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) in 2003-04 ... Coached by Charlie Schaef at Ouachita Baptist

PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2003 graduate of Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Pine Bluff won the 2003 state championship ... Coached by Ron Morayne

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Became a hero of sorts on March 14, 2008, appearing on CNN the next morning and making stories across the nation when he made a 3-point shot at the end of regulation to send Bama's SEC tournament quarterfinal game into overtime. Minutes later, a tornado struck the Georgia Dome where the game was played, causing people to hail Riley's shot as a life-saver as people would have been exiting the Dome following the game just as the tornado struck ... Graduated in December 2007 with degree in human environmental sciences ... Starting when he was 9, played piano for his grandmother's gospel singing group and travelled around the country touring; has remarkable gift for playing the piano completely by ear ... Was once so shy that when his high school had a coaching change, he was too shy to tell the new coach he wanted to play so he sat the year out and was a team manager ... Has a younger brother, Don Riley also plays college basketball ... Parents are Freddie and Betty Riley ... Born July 14, 1985