Started all 30 games of senior season ... Named the 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Year ... Selected to the SEC All-Defensive Team ... Became the all-time leader in South Carolina history in blocked shots (275 for career) ... Only second Gamecock in school history to post 100 or more blocks in a season (103 in 2010-11) ... Averaged a career-high 11.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists, a team-best 3.4 blocks and 0.6 steals in 28.9 minutes per game ... In SEC play, led the team with 13.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game, while adding 0.5 assists and 0.5 steals in 32.2 minutes ... Posted 20 double-figure scoring games, including five 20-point performances ... Tallied seven double-figure rebounding games, 19 games with at least three blocks and nine games with at least five blocks ... Second on the team with a 72.0 (59-82) free throw percentage (at least 15 attempts) ... Led the team or shared the team lead in scoring five times, rebounding 14 times, blocks 25 times and steals five times ... Led the team with seven double-doubles on the year and one triple-double ... Scored 20 points in season opener vs. Elon (Nov. 12) ... First double-double of the season came in 14-point, 14-rebound effort in win over Wofford (Dec. 11) ... Tallied 14 points in loss at then-No. 2 Ohio State (Dec. 18) ... Posted second triple-double in school history, and the first in SEC play, with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks in SEC opener win over Vanderbilt (Jan. 8) ... 10 blocks marked a single-game school record ... Scored 20 points in OT win over Arkansas (Jan. 19) ... Tallied 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. Kentucky (Feb. 22) ... Broke school career block record with four vs. Georgia (Feb. 12) ... Scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for sixth double-double of the season in regular-season win vs. Ole Miss (Feb. 22) ... Set career high with 24 points, also collecting 12 rebounds, on Senior Night vs. Tennessee (March 3) ... Blocked seven shots, a South Carolina SEC Tournament individual game record, vs. Ole Miss in the first round of the Tournament (March 10).
Started all 31 contests ... Averaged 10.4 points, a team-best 6.2 rebounds, 0.9 steals and a team-high 3.1 blocks in 29.7 minutes per contest ... 3.1 blocks per game ranked second in the SEC and 10th in the nation ... In league play, averaged 11.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 2.8 blocks in 32.6 minutes per outing ... Ranked first on the team in rebounds (193) and blocks (97), second in field goal attempts (303), field goals made (131), free throw attempts (72) and free throws made (47) and third in overall points (323) ... 97 blocked shots per game ranks as the third-highest total in a single-season in school history, and the highest since the 2006-07 campaign ... Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team by the league's head coaches ... Registered 18 double-figure scoring contests and three double-figure rebounding efforts ... Posted 20 games with at least three blocks and five games with at least five blocks ... Scored 10 points and blocked six shots in Charleston Classic victory over USF (Nov. 20) ... Began a string of seven consecutive contests with double-figure points with 12 vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 27) ... Followed with a 12-point, eight-rebound, six-block performance in victory over WKU (Dec. 2) ... Scored 11 points and blocked a career-best eight shots vs. Boston College (Dec. 30) ... Eight blocks marked the most in a game by a Carolina player since Brandon Wallace blocked eight against the College of Charleston on Dec. 5, 2006 - a span of 98 games ... Added 12 points and collected eight rebounds in SEC opener at Auburn (Jan. 9) ... Missed first career double-double by just one point in victory over No. 1 Kentucky (Jan. 26), collecting 11 rebounds, posting nine points and blocking five shots ... Earned double-double in next contest, a 19-point, 11-rebound performance in victory over Georgia (Jan. 30) ... Collected career-high 16 rebounds in contest at Tennessee (Feb. 6) ... Scored career-high 23 points and tallied eight rebounds at Arkansas (Feb. 17) ... Scored in double digits in four of final five games, including 20 points and nine rebounds in road win at No. 13/19 Vanderbilt (March 6) ... Blocked five shots vs. Alabama (March 11) in SEC Tournament.
Saw action in 18 games with 15 starts ... Missed entire non-conference portion of the schedule due to academic issues ... Averaged 5.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.5 steals and a team-best 1.8 blocks in 20.2 minutes per game ... In SEC play, averaged 5.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks ... Collected double-digit rebounds twice, including a then-career high 12 in upset victory over No. 24 Kentucky at Rupp Arena (Jan. 31) ... Posted 18 points, while collecting seven rebounds in victory over Georgia (Feb. 7) ... Helped South Carolina break the team single-game block record with a then-career high seven blocks in win over Kentucky (Feb. 25) to help sweep the season series against the Wildcats ... Also added eight points and 10 rebounds against UK ... Posted four blocks against Tennessee (March 5) and at Georgia (March 7) ... Scored five points, while collecting six rebounds in NIT contest against Davidson (March 17).
Averaged 3.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 13.9 minutes per game ... In SEC play, averaged 2.4 points with 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 12.0 minutes per contest ... Played in 31 games, starting 10 ... Tallied at least four blocks in four games, including six vs. Tennessee ... Scored 12 points vs. Baylor, adding one block and two rebounds ... Tallied eight points and collected six rebounds at Vanderbilt ... Started and played 24 minutes in loss to Florida, collecting six points with six rebounds ... Played 11 minutes with four points, two blocks and two rebounds vs. LSU ... In 10 minutes of work at Auburn, pulled down three rebounds and hit two key free throws to help seal the win in the last minute ... Played 18 minutes, scoring six points with six rebounds in loss to Kentucky ... Blocked two shots in 10 minutes, scoring two points with one rebound in loss at Tennessee.
Cousin of former Gamecock and All-SEC player Carlos Powell ... Had perfect attendance at Wilson High School and was on the Honor Roll ... Averaged 19 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three assists per game as a senior under head coach Bob Wilson ... Ranked as one of the top 150 players in the nation by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Florence Morning News Player of the Year ... All-State ... Statewide Player of the Year ... Was named his team's MVP and won the Coaches Award ... Runner-up for Gatorade Player of the Year Award in the state ... Averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds, 6.5 blocks and two assists as a junior ... Played for the US National Team in the Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany and he averaged double figures ... Was on the Beach Ball Select team, playing under head coach Tommy Johnson for three years.
Son of Lisa Backus ... Has a brother, Brandon Jones ... Major is sociology.