TULSA -- A returning letterwinner . . . came to Tulsa after playing professional baseball the previous four years . . . originally signed a financial aid agreement to play basketball at Tulsa in 1999, but opted for a professional baseball career . . . was a teammate with the Dunedin Blue Jays with current TU football player Shannon Carter.
2003-04 -- Played in 25 of 29 games . . . averaged 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13.5 minutes . . . missed four games due to a foot injury, and started five games . . . had 24 blocks, including a season-best five vs. Texas State . . . had five games with two or more blocked shots . . . had nine points and six rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Louisiana Tech (3-6-04) in the regular season home finale . . . had seven rebounds and two steals vs. UTEP (1-8-04) . . . scored a season-high 10 points in three consecutive games . . . tallied 10 points, seven rebounds and a season-high five blocked shots vs. Texas State . . . had 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds vs. Wichita State . . . had 10 points on 4-of-5 from the field vs. New Mexico State . . . had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds in the second exhibition game against Northwest Sports.
PRO BASEBALL -- Played professional baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization for four years . . . was selected by the Blue Jays in the fourth round of the 1999 draft . . . he pitched the 2003 season with Dunedin in the Florida State League . . . completed his career with a 5.34 earned run average and had 10 career victories . . . made eight appearances in the 2003 season and registered a 1-0 record and 3.60 ERA.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Was an all-state basketball player as a senior at Sapulpa High School in the 1998-99 season . . . was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter in basketball . . . averaged 17.6 points, 11.1 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots as a senior . . . led the Chieftains to a 23-5 record and a third straight appearance in the Class 6A Final Four . . . also added 3.2 assists and 3.0 steals during his senior campaign . . . shot 52-percent from the first, 66-percent from three-point range and 82-percent from the free throw line as a senior . . . was a Tulsa World all-state selection his senior season, while also earning all-metro, all-conference and all-district accolades . . . was MVP of the Frontier Conference and was selected as the District Player of the Year . . . was named to the Daily Oklahoman's FAB FIVE, which consists of the five best players in the state of Oklahoma . . . high school basketball coach was Tom Whillock.
PERSONAL -- His biggest sports thrill was getting drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays . . . parents are Roger Cardwell and Jeanne Helvey . . . majoring in business . . . born December 30, 1980 in Marion, Indiana.
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