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      Boomer Herndon
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Nashville

High School:
Donelson Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 235

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
08/17/1983

Experience:
1L

2002-03 (Freshman)
A self-described ?gamer? ... Saw action in 12 games on the season, including seven against SEC opponents ... Recorded more offensive rebounds (11) than defensive rebounds (10) ... Blocked a pair of shots in Tennessee?s NIT game against Georgetown (3/18/03) ... Was called upon briefly to defend in the post against Mississippi State (3/5/03) ... Grabbed an offensive rebound and scored two points in one minute-played at South Carolina (2/19/03) ... Played exceptionally well against UMass (2/5/03) , scoring five points, grabbing seven rebounds and recording an assist in only 11 minutes of action... Grabbed two offensive rebounds in two minutes-played in the win over South Carolina (1/29/03) ... Saw three minutes of action in the Vols? road win over Ole Miss (1/13/03) when UT?s starting frontcourt found itself in foul trouble ... Scored two points on a putback against Western Carolina (12/23/02) ... Scored four points and had two rebounds in his first career action against VMI (11/25/02).

High School
Selected to the 2002 TSWA Class A All-State team ... Listed as a Top 100 player in the nation by the Bob Gibbons All Star Report ... Rated as the 20th-best center in the country by Rivals.com ... As a senior was selected All-District 9A, All-District Tournament, All-Region 5A Tournament and to the Class A All-State Tournament team ... Earned first team All-State, All-District and All-Mid State honors as a junior ... Led the state with 17 rebounds and 7 blocks per game ... Ranked second in the state with 26.7 points as a senior ... Finished his career as DCA?s all-time leader in rebounds (1,098) and blocked shots (511) while ranking second in scoring with 1,700 points ... Led DCA to a 28-7 record and a second place finish in the district and region ... Shattered a backboard on a dunk at Smith County ... Scored 37 points on 18-of-22 shooting to go with 22 rebounds and five blocks in the Wildcats? 68-67 win over South Fulton in the 2002 Class A state tournament ... Recorded a quadruple-double with 11 points, 11 assists, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks against Friendship Christian ... Led the state in rebounding and blocks as a junior with 13.3 boards and 7.7 rejections per game ... Also averaged 22.8 points as a junior ... Improved his scoring averages each season at Donelson Academy, averaging 12.4 points and 6.9 rebounds as a sophomore to 22.8 points, 13.3 rebounds as a junior ... A member of the Student Council executive board ... Coached by Presley Ramsey.

Personal
Born: August 17, 1983 in Nashville, Tenn. ... Full name: Justin Paul Herndon ... Academic major: Arts & Sciences ... Parents are Gary and Lynette Herndon ... Brother, Josh, plays basketball at Trevecca Nazarene University ... Gets his nickname from being a fan of former NFL star Boomer Esiason.


Year
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Reb-Avg
Ast
Blk
Stl
Pts-Avg
2003
6-18
.333
0-3
.000
4-7
.571
21-1.8
1
2
1
16-1.3

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