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Rod Earls
33   Rod Earls

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.

High School:
Parkview HS

Last College:
Paris JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 194

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L


CAREER AT TULSA - A returning letterwinner and starter . . . red-shirted in his first season at Tulsa . . . suffered a season-ending foot injury the day prior to the 2005-06 season opener . . . returned for the 2006-07 campaign to lead Tulsa in scoring.

2006-07 - Played in all 31 games and started 30 contests . . . led Tulsa in scoring and steals . . . averaged a team-leading 11.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals . . . earned third-team all-Conference USA honors . . . led C-USA in free throw percentage at .882 percent . . . had 14 double-digit scoring games and three 20+ scoring games . . . led Tulsa in scoring 12 times, steals 13 times and assists six times . . . had six games with four or more three-pointers made . . . made at least one three-point basket in Tulsa's first 26 games . . . connected on at least one three-pointer in 29 of 31 contests . . . had 17 games of hitting on two or more three-pointers . . . totaled a season-best 26 points in 26 minutes against Cal State Northridge, and added four assists, three rebounds and two steals in that game . . . had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament first round . . . had 10 points and a season-best seven rebounds at UTEP (2-17-07) . . . had 16 points and four rebounds vs. Southern Miss . . . tallied 15 points, four rebounds and two assists vs. Tulane . . . hit the game-winning 3-pointer at Tulane with 2.5 seconds on the clock . . . had 19 points in 27 minutes vs. SMU . . . tallied 25 points, seven rebounds and two steals vs. East Carolina . . . his seven three-pointers made vs. East Carolina is the second-best mark in school history . . . had 22 points and two steals in 28 minutes vs. Texas-Pan American . . . tallied 16 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. Oklahoma, while earning MVP honors in the All-College Classic Game . . . had a team-best 18 points and added three steals in 22 minutes vs. Jackson State . . . had team-highs of 17 points and four steals at North Texas.

2005-06 - Red-shirted in his first season at Tulsa . . . suffered a season-ending foot injury the day prior to the season opener.

JUNIOR COLLEGE - A two-year letterwinner and starter at Paris (Texas) Junior College . . . led his Paris Junior College team to an overall 28-9 record and the NJCAA National Championship in 2004-05 . . . was named the NJCAA National Tournament Most Valuable Player as well as earning first-team all-tournament team merits . . . in four tournament games, he averaged 13.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists, while shooting 54-percent from three-point range and 75-percent from the free throw line . . . led his team to a two-year mark of 54-16 while averaging 7.5 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds . . . averaged 8.8 points, 3.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds in his sophomore season . . . shot 43-percent from the field and 42-percent from three-point range as a sophomore . . . ranked 23rd nationally in free throw percentage by shooting 81.4 percent . . . as a freshman, he averaged 6.2 points, 4.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds while starting 23 of 33 games . . . junior college coach was Bill Foy.

HIGH SCHOOL - Was a four-year letterwinner at Parkview High School . . . started as a junior and senior . . . averaged 17.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists his senior season . . . earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior . . . was a McDonald's High School All-America nominee . . . helped lead his team to the state title as a junior and runner-up finish his senior season . . . high school coach was Al Flanigan.

PERSONAL - Favorite movie is Life . . . lists "Martin" as his favorite TV show . . . the Detroit Pistons is his favorite NBA team . . . his favorite NBA player is Joe Johnson . . . the best player he's played against is Lebron James . . . his biggest sports thrill was winning the JUCO national championship . . . three words he uses to best describe himself are "humble, goofy and handsome" . . . the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet is Martin Luther King, Jr. . . . if he could play a role in any movie, it would be Ray Allen's role in He Got Game . . . majoring in communication . . . parents are Robbie and Gayla Earls.