|Hometown:||Mission Viejo, Calif.|
|High School:||Mission Viejo|
|Points||35 vs. Portland, Jan. 8, 2005|
|Field Goals||13 vs. Portland, Jan. 8, 2005|
|Field Goal Att.||26 at Loyola Marymount, Jan. 21, 2006|
|3-Pt. Field Goals||2 three times|
|3-Pt Field Goal Att.||5 at Mississippi State, Dec. 3, 2005|
|Free Throws||13 three times|
|Free Throw Att.||17 vs. Pacific, Nov. 26, 2005|
|Rebounds||14 vs. UC Riverside, Dec. 28, 2005|
|Assists||4 v. San Francisco, Jan. 28, 2006|
|Blocked Shots||2 three times|
|Minutes||40 vs. Montana, Dec. 22, 2005|
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: A two-time all-West Coast Conference honoree ... registered 1,380 career points, which ranked 13th in the school's career scoring charts ... tied for ninth on the SCU career list for free throw makes with 364 and attempts with 507 ... tied for sixth in games played with 117 and finished ninth in career starts with 90.
AS A SENIOR IN 2005-2006: Led the team and finished second in the West Coast Conference with a 18.9 points per game ... a first-team all-WCC selection ... 6.6 rebounds per game was among the top 10 in the league ... scored 528 points during the season, which ranked 12th on the school's single season list ... 195 free throw attempts during the season tied Ron Reis for fifth-most in a single-season ... scored 26 points with six rebounds at UC Irvine ... registered a 28-point effort, 20 in the second half, against Pacific ... scored the game-winning layup as the buzzer sounded for a one-point win at San Jose State ... went 10-for-18 from the field in 36 minutes with a 22-point, 10-rebound effort against the Spartans ... scored 22 points in 39 minutes in overtime loss at Mississippi State ... grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 21 points against Cal Poly ... scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at North Carolina ... played all 40 minutes and scored 18 points against Montana ... grabbed 14 rebounds to go with 23 points against UC Riverside in the Cable Car Classic ... earned Cable Car Classic Tournament MVP honors after a 24-point performance in the title game victory over Bucknell ... named WCC Player of the Week on Jan. 2 after his two performances in the Cable Car Classic ... scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and shot 13-for-14 from the free throw line in the win over Portland in the Leavey Center ... scored 28 points with seven rebounds in the loss at Loyola Marymount ... went 11-for-26 against the Lions ... suffered a back injury after diving for a loose ball and colliding with a water cooler at Pepperdine ... did not play at home against San Diego due to back spasms ... scored 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting at Portland ... played 35 minutes in the overtime loss to Saint Mary's despite missing time due to an injury to his upper lip that required four stitches ... scored 20 points, including a three-point basket with 2.2 seconds in regulaation that send the game into overtime ... registered a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds at Hawai'i ... scored 31 points with nine rebounds at San Francisco ... equaled career high with four steals against Portland in the WCC Championships ... scored 19 points with eight rebounds against the Pilots.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2004-2005: An honorable mention all-WCC selection ... second on the team in scoring with a 15.1 per game average ... led the team in scoring on eight occasions ... led the team and ranked eighth in the WCC in free throw percentage at .816 ... averaged 4.5 rebounds per game, ranking third on the team ... shot .417 from the field ... set career-high with 35 points in just 26 minutes at home against Portland ... went 9-for-9 from the free throw line and 13-for-18 from the field against the Pilots ... scored 31 points with 11 rebounds in the 86-76 win over Stanford ... went 13-of-15 from the free throw line against the Cardinal ... scored an inspirational 26-point effort in 77-66 win over fourth-ranked North Carolina ... went 10-for-14 from the field in 31 minutes against the Tar Heels ... named Player of the Week by the WCC and collegeinsider.com ... equaled previous career-high with 17 points at New Mexico early in the season ... went 7-for-16 from the field, setting career-highs for attempts and makes ... registered four steals in win at Montana, including a key steal late in the game to secure the win ... went 9-for-9 from the free throw line at Cal Poly and scored 17 points with two steals ... scored 23 points with six rebounds and three assists against Yale ... named to the Cable Car Classic all-tournament team ... scored 17 points at home against Gonzaga ... hit first three-point basket of his career against the Bulldogs to bring SCU within one (46-45) at halftime ... scored 16 points in win at Saint Mary's ... scored 20 points with six rebounds in win over San Diego ... scored 14 of his 18 points aginst Pepperdine at home in the second half ... scored 23 points, including a 9-for-9 performance at the free throw line against LMU ... went 8-for-8 from the line and scored 12 points overall in WCC Tournament win over San Francisco ... equaled career-high with 11 rebounds against Saint Mary's in the WCC Tourney.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003-2004: Team's third-leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 9.0 points and 4.3 boards per game ... only player to start every game in which he appeared ... saw action in 31 of 32 games on the season ... missed the contest at San Diego due to a virus ... scored in double-figures in 15 games ... registered first career double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds in WCC opening win over San Francisco ... named the Kevin O'Conner Most Inspirational Player at the Cable Car Classic ... also earned All-Tournament honors after scoring 16 points with five rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes in championship game against BYU ... started season-opener against Hawai'i in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational and played career-high 35 minutes ... scored 17 points in win at Montana State on 6-for-12 from the field ... went 4-for-4 from the field with five boards and three assists in home win over Loyola Marymount ... grabbed 10 boards at Loyola Marymount.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002-2003: Appeared in 27 of 28 games and started twice during the season ... scored 13 points in the win over UC Santa Cruz to go with eight rebounds ... shot 3-of-5 from the floor and 7-of-12 from the free throw line against the Banana Slugs ... grabbed six boards in season-opening win at Pacific ... went 3-for-7 from the field with five rebounds against San Jose State ... posted a team-high 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting to go along with five rebounds at UNLV ... scored eight points with five rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against Saint Mary's ... earned first career start against Pepperdine and responded with six points and five rebounds ... also started the contest at San Francisco ... tossed-in 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting and 4-for-4 from the free throw line at Gonzaga ... earned double figures in minutes played in each of the final nine regular-season games.
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A 2002 graduate of Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viego, Calif. ... played basketball for Coach Jeff Cunningham ... team recorded Orange County-best 26-3 mark and 10-0 record in league play ... twice named first-team all-Orange County selection and first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation ... named Roundball Extravaganza player of the year ... averaged 20.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game ... accumulated 1,805 career points ... scored a career-high 44 points in a single game ... three-time all-South Coast League selection ... played in Best of the Best all-star game twice at the West Coast All-Star Camp ... listed as one of the top-10 forwards in the West by Prep West Hoops
PERSONAL DATA: Born in Orange, Calif. ... son of Jeffrey and Debbie Niesen ... has an older sister, Sara, and a younger brother, Tyler ... both parents attended Long Beach State ... enjoys surfing, golf, playing the guitar and spending time with his girlfriend ... lists becoming a law enforcement officer as a primary career aspiration ... lists Superman as his favorite superhero and Abraham Lincoln as his top historical figure ... favorite actor is Jack Nicholson.