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24 Artem Tavakalyan

2016-17: Appeared in 31 games, starting in 10 contests. Averaged 14.9 minutes, 6.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game… Scored in double figures seven times… Grabbed five or more rebounds in six contests… Best Game(s): Tallied 14 points on 6-of-11 from the field, including 1-of-3 three-point field goals, four rebounds, and three assists versus Clarks Summit (Nov. 11)… Posted 10 points (4-8 FGs; 2-5 3pt FGs) two rebounds, and two assists at Montana State (Nov. 26)…  Recorded 10 points, three rebounds, two steals, and one block against Keystone (Dec. 10)… Posted 12 points (5-9 FGs; 2-3 3pt FGs), six rebounds, and two blocks at S.C. State (Jan. 21)… Scored a season high 15 points (6-12 FGs), also recorded six rebounds, and four assists (career high) at Savannah State (Jan. 23)… Posted ten points, including 6-7 from the free throw line, recorded seven rebounds (career high), and one steal at Morgan State (Feb. 11).

 

2015-16: Appeared in 29 games, starting in six contests. Averaged 11.5 minutes, 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. Scored five or more points seven times… Grabbed five or more rebounds on three occasions… Best Game(s): Recorded eight points, making 3-of-5 field goals, including 2-3 three-point field goals, also grabbed three rebounds against at S.C. State (Jan. 16)… Posted six points (3-6 FGs) , five rebounds, three assists, and one block versus S.C. State (Jan. 30)… Poured in a career high 19 points (8-15 FGs), grabbed nine rebounds (career high), also dished out three assists, and recorded two steals (Feb. 1).

 

2014-15: Competed in 13 games as a reserve … averaged 6.2 minutes per game … missed first four games of the season due to an ankle injury … season totals included 22 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and two steals … was eight-for-22 from the field (.364), including two-of-nine from three-point territory (.222) … scored career-high six points (3-6 FGs) in Collegiate Basketball Invitational (CBI) contest against Radford (Mar. 18) …  tallied five points (1-3 FG; 1-2 3pt. FG; 2-4 FT) and career-high four rebounds in collegiate debut at Iona (Nov. 26) … scored four points in six minutes of playing time hit vs. Florida A&M (Feb. 9) … hit his only shot, a three-pointer, and a blocked a shot in win over Savannah State (Jan. 19).

 

International Competition: Compered for Armenia in the U20 European 2015 Men's Championship ... was ninth in the championship in scoring at 16.9 points per game, tallying 118 points in seven contests ... highest scoring game was 23 points (9-18 FG; 5-6 FT) vs. Republic of Georgia ... scored 20 points against Switzerland and MKD ... reached double figures in scoring in each game.


High School: Helped lead Florida Air Academy (Melbourne, Fla.) to 26-2 overall record and Florida State Playoff berth during 2013-14 season.

 

Personal: Son of Varsenik Apresyan and Samuel Tavakalyan … has one brother.

 

Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
City/State: Moscow, Russia
High School: Florida Air Academy
Experience: 3 Letters
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