Chris Silva
Chris  Silva


Libreville, Gabon

High School:
Roselle (N.J.) Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 223



Integrated Information Technology

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
    SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

  • Started all 37 games during breakout sophomore season
  • Averaged 10.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and team high 1.4 blocks in 21.0 minutes per game
  • In SEC action, averaged 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 20.6 minutes per game
  • Posted 22 double-figure scoring games, five double-doubles and 16 games with at least two blocks
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring once, in rebounding 17 times and in blocks 20 times
  • Posted the first double-double of his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds in overtime victory over Monmouth (Nov. 15)
  • Blocked a career high five shots in home win vs. FIU (Dec. 4)
  • Tallied 11 points and nine rebounds vs. Seton Hall (Dec. 12) at the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden
  • Collected double-double in home victory over Ole Miss (Jan. 14), setting a then-career high with 16 points and 11 boards vs. the Rebels
  • Followed just a few games later with another 16-point effort in home victory over Auburn (Jan. 24)
  • Strong performance in win at LSU (Feb. 1), posting 16 points with eight rebounds
  • Tallied 15 points in victory at Mississippi State (Feb. 11), before hitting career high with another 16-point outing vs. Arkansas (Feb. 15)
  • Posted double-figures in all five NCAA Tournament games, including career high 17 points, along with 10 rebounds, in upset win over No. 2 seed Duke (March 19) to advance to the Sweet 16
  • Posted 13 points and nine rebounds in Elite Eight victory over No. 4 seed Florida (March 26), before a 13-point, 13-rebounds performance in Final Four matchup vs. top-seeded Gonzaga (April 1)

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
    SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • Saw action in 32 games with six starts, averaging 5.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 13.3 minutes per game
  • In SEC games, saw action in all 18 contests with six starts, averaging 4.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 12.3 minutes per game
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring once, in rebounding five times and in blocks 10 times
  • Tallied six double-figure scoring games and one double-figure rebounding contest and posted 10 games with at least two blocks
  • Tallied 12 points with nine rebounds in college debut vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 14), connecting on 8-of-12 from the free throw line with two blocks
  • Collected season high 11 rebounds in home win vs. Western Carolina (Nov. 30), adding nine points for a near double-double
  • Posted 13 points, matching a season high with three blocks vs. Francis Marion (Dec. 30)
  • Pulled down seven rebounds in home win vs. Memphis (Jan. 2), a win that pushed Carolina's non-conference record to 13-0 entering league play
  • Earned first start of his career and had his top offensive performance of the SEC campaign in home win vs. Alabama (Jan. 30), scoring 12 points, while also collecting six rebounds
  • Tallied nine points with nine rebounds in home win vs. Tennessee (Feb. 24)

Pre-South Carolina
  • Noted as an explosive athlete, good shot blocker and rebounder
  • A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com
  • Rated the No. 6 prospect in the state and the 80th overall prospect in the ESPN 100
  • A four-star prospect according to 247sports.com, and the No. 7 prospect in the state
  • Rated as the No. 32 power forward by 247sports.com
  • Averaged 8.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game during junior season in 2013-14

  • Has three brothers, Lucas, Matthew and Phillip
  • An integrated information technology major