UND M Basketball BIO
Conner Avants
Player Profile:
Conner Avants 2221747
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
High School: Deer Creek
Major: General Studies
Experience: High School

2016-17 (Sophomore): Named to the Big Sky Winter All-Academic Team ... Started 29 of 30 games he appeared in during the season where he averaged a career-high 9.5 ppg overall and 8.8 ppg in Big Sky play ... Reached double figures in 13 games, including all three at the Big Sky Tournament ... Reached 20-plus points twice, including a career-high 22 points on 11-of-12 shooting from the floor in a home loss to North Dakota State (Dec. 16) ... Finished season shooting a team-best 55.3 percent from the field ... Equaled career-high with nine rebounds on three different occasions, including in season-opening win over Crown (Nov. 11) ... Also had nine boards in program's first road win at Weber State (Feb. 18) ... Logged 19 minutes and had two rebounds in NCAA Tournament appearance against No. 2 seed Arizona (Mar. 16) ... Earned second letter.

2015-16 (Freshman):
Named to the Big Sky Winter All-Academic Team ... One of three Fighting Hawks to appear in all 33 games ... Earned eight starts, including all four postseason games ... Eight of 10 double-figure scoring games came during Big Sky play ... Averaged 6.8 ppg in overall games and increased that to 8.0 ppg in league play ... Also averaged 3.3 rpg and shot 49.1 percent from the field ... Scored 12 points in collegiate debut vs. Minnesota-Morris (Nov. 13) ... Had nine points and a season-high seven rebounds in double-overtime win at Bradley (Dec. 5) ... Scored a season-high 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor in road loss at Eastern Washington (Feb. 11) ... Led team with 14 points off the bench in road loss at Montana (Mar. 3) ... Earned first letter. 

Before UND:
Prepped at Dear Creek High School where the all-state performer averaged 19.9 ppg and 10.4 rpg as a senior and led his team to the Class 5A semifinals ... Earned all-tournament team honors after averaging 20.5 ppg during the postseason ... Named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team for Westside large schools and earned first team All-Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference and All-District 8 honors ... Dear Creek played its regular season games at the Class 6A level, but played against 5A competition in the postseason ... As a junior, racked up first team All-Suburban Conference honors and was an all-state honorable mention honoree after averaging 17.1 ppg.

Personal: Majoring in general studies ... Son of Tony and Terri Avants.

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