TULSA -- A returning letterwinner . . . played as a true freshman in the 2009-10 season . . . spent two months in the summer of 2009 in Eurpoe playing for France in the U19 World Championships.
2009-10 -- Played in all 35 games . . . started the first four games, and came off the bench in the next 31 games . . . the first true freshman to start the season opener since Ben Uzoh in 2006 . . . averaged 3.9 points and 2.3 rebounds . . . had three double-digit scoring games . . . had 12 points and four rebounds in 19 minutes against Tulane . . . tallied 10 points and six rebounds in 20 mnutes against Nevada . . . scored a career-best 14 points in 19 minutes against Chicago State . . . totaled six points and three assists in the C-USA semifinal game against UTEP . . . had five points, six rebounds and two assaists against Rice in the C-USA Tournament First Round . . . had six points and two rebounds in 14 minutes at East Carolina . . . had four points and four rebounds in 12 minutes against Memphis . . . totaled six points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 26 minutes at UTEP . . . scored eight points and added four rebounds in 19 minutes against Marshall . . . had eight points, four rebounds and three steals in 20 minutes vs. Jackson State . . . connected on a season-high two three-pointers in that game . . . tallied seven points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes against South Alabama . . . had eight points, seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes against FIU . . . played 33 minutes and had four points in his first collegiate game and start vs. St. Mary's in the season opener.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Jenks High School . . . helped his team post a three -year mark of 70-13 and advance to the state quarterfinals all three years . . . was named the Tulsa World State Player of the Year following his senior season . . . was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and was named the Frontier Valley Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . was a two-time Tulsa World all-metro selection . . . earned Tulsa World all-state first team accoaldes as a senior and second-team honors in his junior campaign . . . was named the Tournament of Championsions MVP in 2008 . . .scored 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.1 assists while leading his team to a 27-2 rcord and the Class 6A state championship game as a senior . . . also shot 56-percent from the field and 37-percent from three-point range . . . averaged 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds, while shooting 56-percent from the field and 76-percent from the free throw line as a junior . . . scored at a 13.2 clip in his sophomore season, while pulling down 7.1 rebounds including a single-season school record for most offensive rebounds . . . also shot 54-percent from the field and 71-percent from the free throw line as a sophomore . . . totaled a double-double in all three gamesat the Tournament of Champions in his sophomore season . . . as a junior, tallied 31 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead Jenks to a win over Edmond Memorial in the area finals to send the Trojans into the state playoffs . . . high school coach was Clay Martin.
PERSONAL -- Favorite food is Italian . . . lists Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls as his favorite NBA player . . . his favorite sports movie is Space Jam . . . his favorite Tv show is ESPN's "Pardon the Interuption" . . . has 3,500 songs in his iPod . . . his favorite game to watch and play besides basketball is soccer . . . enjoys playing video games . . . his best non-athlete talent is drawing . . . the magazine cover he would most like to appear on is TIME . . . majoring in business . . . parents are Derrick and Shari Pope . . . his dad played professional basketball overseas for 22 years . . . his older brother, Nick, plays basketball in France . . . born March 7, 1990 in Ploemeur, France.
Pope's Career Statistics Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2009-10 35-4 542/15.5 50-132 .379 6-33 .182 32-66 .485 29-50 79 2.3 47-0 30 37 2 20 138/3.9
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