Player Profiles

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Class: Sr.
Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va.
Height: 6-11
Weight: 250
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: C


At West Virginia: Senior who has played the center and power forward spots ... excellent passing skills ... strong perimeter player who can drain the three-point shot ... has very good instincts ... has gotten stronger in the weight room ... gained experience from international competition in the summers of 2002 and 2003 ... one of the best outside shooters in the BIG EAST ... ranks 36th in career scoring at WVU with 1,071 points ... fifth all-time in career three-point field goals made at WVU (162) ... WVU’s all-time leader in career three-point field goal percentage (41.8) ... declared for the 2005 NBA Draft, but withdrew prior to the deadline ... (2004-05): averaged 11.9 points and 19.3 minutes per contest ... started the final 16 games of the year ... shot 46.5 percent from the field, 42.6 percent from three-point range and 84.6 percent from the free throw line ... hit 60 three-point shots ... scored double figures in 23 games ... had six 20-point or more performances ... had 19 multiple three-point games ... scored 13 points against Saint Peter’s ... had 14 points against Duquesne ... 13 points at LSU ... 12 points against Radford ... scored 13 points in nine minutes against JMU ... scored 10 points against New Hampshire ... 10 points against NC State ... scored 11 points vs. BC ... started and finished with eight points against Notre Dame ... 10 points vs. UConn ... started and scored a career-high 27 points against Pitt ... 13 points against Providence ... 10 points at Georgetown ... team-high 21 points at St. John’s ... 16 points against Seton Hall ... game-high 22 points at Pitt ... game-high 14 points vs. Rutgers ... 11 points at Seton Hall ... game-high 24 points vs. Providence in BIG EAST tournament ... scored 17 points vs. BC in BIG EAST tournament ... 18 points against Villanova in BIG EAST tournament ... named to the BIG EAST all-tournament team ... (NCAA Tournament): scored 17 points against Creighton ... scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Texas Tech ... hit for 25 points on a career-best six three-pointers against Louisville ... named to the NCAA all-Albuquerque region team ... (2003-04): played in every game, starting 26 of them ... averaged 10.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... shot 40.0 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from three-point range and 78.0 percent from the free throw line ... had a season-high 24 points against Seton Hall ... had 22 points at Virginia Tech .... had 19 points, including five three-pointers at Miami ... reached double figures in 14 games ... season-high eight rebounds against Maryland and Virginia Tech ... scored 16 points in the NIT game against Rhode Island ... made a three-pointer in 15 of the last 16 games and all but four all season ... WVU’s leading scorer in BIG EAST games at 12.3 points per contest ... averaged 10.0 points and 4.6 rebounds during the 2004 European tour ... (2002-03): started all 29 games as a freshman ... averaged 11.6 points (second on team) and team highs of 4.8 rpg and 1.3 bpg ... shot WVU bests of 49.8 percent overall from the court and 47.6 percent (49-103) from three-point range ... shot 70 percent from the free throw line ... finished fifth all-time in WVU freshman scoring ... named to the 2003 BIG EAST all-rookie team ... was nine made three-pointers shy of the minimum standards which would have ranked him first in the conference ... was ninth in the BIG EAST in blocked shots ... was twice named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week ... earned honors after scoring a career-high 26 points in the Rutgers win and with 14 points in the win over Marshall ... earned first honors for the week after recording 17 points and five rebounds over JMU and after posting 19 points against Duquesne ... became the first WVU player to earn BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors twice in the same season, and the first WVU rookie to be cited since Mike Boyd in 1991 when the Mountaineers were in the A-10 ... just the third WVU player to win the weekly BIG EAST rookie award ... recorded 16 games of scoring in double figures, including two 20 or more points ... his 26 points against Rutgers was the eighth-best scoring total by a WVU freshman in school history ... also added 24 points and a career-high nine rebounds against Syracuse ... participated in the 2003 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Trials and was named a finalist for the 2003 USA Junior World Championship Team ... led the USA to a perfect 5-0 record in winning the Global Games in Dallas ... was USA’s leading scorer with 12.6 points, despite not starting a game ... USA finished 7-1 at the Junior World Championships in Greece ... started in the final game and scored 17 points, including five three-pointers, in the win over Puerto Rico ... averaged 4.8 points at the Junior World Championships.

In High School: Had a wonderful career at Martinsburg High School for Coach Dave Rogers ... led Martinsburg to two straight AAA state tournament appearances ... as a senior, averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds per game ... named first-team all-state ... played in the North-South all-star game ... averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds as a junior ... played summer ball for the Pan Handle Players AAU team ... member of the United States Albert Schweitzer Games Team that played in Germany in the spring of 2002 ... had 10 points (10-10 FTs) and five rebounds in 92-89 win over Israel.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Tammy Pittsnogle ... birthday is July 30 ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... majoring in athletic coaching education ... married on Oct. 9, 2004 (wife Heather).

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