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#25 Jeremiah Trueman
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stratford, New Zealand
High School: Nelson College/San Diego Christian
Experience: 1 Letter
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2008-09: Paced Seawolves in field-goal percentage (.597), free-throw percentage (.870), blocks per game (1.0), and offensive rebounding (2.3 orpg), earning All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference honorable mention accolades ... ranked second on team in scoring (15.8 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.5 rpg) ... was only player in NCAA Div. II to rank in top 25 of national stats in both FG% (23rd) and FT% (24th) ... registered GNAC ranks of 9th in scoring, 3rd in FT%, 5th in FG%, 7th in blocks, and 6th in offensive rebounding ... career FG% of .603 ranks No. 2 in program history, while FT% of .822 ranks 11th ... finished 39th on Seawolf career scoring list in just two years ... on UAA single-season lists, ranked 8th in both FG% and FT%, plus 15th in blocked shots (27) ... scored in double figures in 24 of 28 appearances, including 10 games with 20 or more ... averaged 17.1 ppg in GNAC affairs, 7th-best in the 9-team league ... missed two free throws in a game only once all season (7 of 9 vs Fort Lewis) ... had 25 points (9-15 FG, 7-8 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in road overtime win over eventual GNAC champ Western Washington ... other top performances included 21 points (9-11 FG) and 6 rebounds in loss to Division I Hampton; 25 points (11-21 FG), 10 rebounds and 3 assists in Dec. 16 loss to St. Leo; career-high 30 points (13-19 FG, 4-4 FT), 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks in Jan. 2 win over Lincoln Christian; 27 points (9-10 FG, 1-1 3FG, 8-8 FT) and 6 rebounds in road loss to playoff qualifier Central Washington; 20 points (9-11 FG), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and no turnovers in road victory over UAF; and 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-7 FT) in home victory over playoff qualifier Seattle Pacific ... nominated for UAA Athlete of the Year award.

2007-08: Top post reserve for Seawolf team that posted best record in school history (29-6), won Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and advanced to NCAA Semifinals ... led squad with .618 FG% and was 5th-leading scorer (5.5 ppg) and rebounder (2.8 rpg) ... FG% was No. 4 on UAA’s single-season list ... tied school record (along with six teammates) for games played in a season (35) ... helped Seawolves to NCAA Div. II statistical ranks of 4th in scoring defense (60.1) and 25th in FG% (.492) ... had lone double-double with 14 points (6-11 FG) and 10 rebounds, plus 3 assists, 0 turnovers and 2 blocks in 78-73 home win over eventual GNAC runner-up Central Washington ... season-high 15 points (7-10 FG) came in home win over Texas-Permian Basin (Dec. 8) ... scored 10 points (4-5 FG) and had 2 blocks in 73-67 victory over BYU-Hawaii in NCAA West Regional Finals ... other top outings included 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-5 FG) and 6 rebounds in home win over Seattle University; 10 points (5-6 FG) in home win over Alaska Fairbanks;  points (4-5 FG) in 95-90 2OT win at 11th-ranked BYU-Hawaii (Dec. 17); and 7 points (3-3 FG, 1-1 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 blocks and 1 steal in NCAA Quarterfinals win over California, Pa.

BEFORE UAA: Two-year starter at NAIA San Diego Christian ... averaged 6.8 points on 64 percent shooting, plus 5.0 rebounds per game, helping Hawks to back-to-back NAIA National Tournament appearances ... as a sophomore in 2006-07, shot .653 from the field – No. 2 in the GSAC – and averaged 7.6 ppg and 5.7 rpg as SDC won the GSAC title and reached a No. 7 national ranking ... member of 14-player New Zealand ‘Tall Blacks’ national squad in summer 2006 that played a series against Australia ... captained Junior Tall Blacks that played in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney In January 2005, scoring 14 points in the tournament’s final.

PERSONAL: Born Jeremiah Kloeten Trueman on May 19, 1987 in Stratford, New Zealand ... son of Cathy and Marty Trueman ... lived in Brazil for five years as parents performed missionary work ... speaks fluent Portuguese ... interests include fishing, music, and religion ... nickname is ‘Kiwi’ ... physical education major.

Career Highs
Points: 30 vs Lincoln Christian, 1/2/09
Rebounds: 10, twice (last vs St. Leo, 12/16/08)
Assists: 4 at Alaska Fairbanks, 1/14/09
Blocks: 4 vs Lincoln Christian, 1/2/09
Steals: 4, twice (last vs Saint Martin’s, 3/5/09)

Career Statistics
Year    GP-GS   Min/Avg  FG-FGA  Pct 3FG-FGA Pct  FT-FTA  Pct  OR-DR-Reb/Avg   PF-D   A  TO   B  S  Pts/Avg
2007-08 35- 0   537/15.3 84-136 .618   0-0  .000  26- 37 .703  40- 59– 99/2.8  87-4  12  32  12  5  194/5.5
2008-09 28-26  866/30.9 179-300 .597   3-6  .500  80- 92 .870  63- 91-154/5.5  79-1  41  36  27 22 441/15.8
TOTALS  63-26 1403/22.3 263-436 .603   3-6  .500 106-129 .822 103-150-253/4.0 166-5  53  68  39 27 635/10.1

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