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      Elgrace Wilborn
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ohio

High School:
South

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 230

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
04/11/1983

Experience:
1L

2002-03 (Sophomore)
Earned a reputation as a strong defensive post player by blocking shots and gathering rebounds ... Tied a school record with six blocked shots in Tennessee?s NIT game against Georgetown (3/18/03) ... 45 blocked shots on the season ranks ninth all-time on UT?s single-season charts ... Ranked sixth in the SEC with 1.55 blocks per game despite averaging only 17.0 minutes-played per game ... Made his first start of the season against Georgetown in the NIT (3/18/03) ... Shot 100 percent from the field in 11 games on the season ... Performed well off the bench at Kentucky (2/26/03), scoring six points, grabbing four rebounds and adding one assist ... Posted a season-best nine points while going a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor against Charleston Southern (12/17/02) ... One of best games early in the season came against Georgia Tech (12/15/02) when he gathered 10 rebounds and had a career-high five blocked shots ... Contributed nine productive minutes against Texas A&M (12/4/02), scoring four points, pulling down six rebounds and notching two blocked shots ... Tied a career-high with a pair of assists against VMI (11/25/02) ... Had four blocks in the season opener against Gardner-Webb (11/22/02).

2001-02 (Freshman)
Played in 29 games ... Averaged 0.57 blocks per game in Southeastern Conference games ... Tied his career-high with 10 points in 19 minutes of play against South Carolina (1/23/02) ... Had eight rebounds in just 13 minutes of action at No. 7 Alabama (2/16/02) ... Scored a career-high 10 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocks against Middle Tennessee State (1/21/02) ... Had his best game against an SEC foe at Georgia (1/12/02) when he had five points, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal ... Gave the Vols four important rebounds late in their win over eighth-ranked Syracuse (1/19/02) ... Barely missed his first career double-double with a nine point, 11 rebound effort against Alaska Anchorage (11/23/01) at the Great Alaska Shootout ... He averaged 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds at the three-game tournament ... Earned his first career start while playing in the first collegiate game of his career against Tennessee Tech (11/16/01) ... Had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in Tennessee?s first exhibition game against EA Sports ... Pressed into starting duty for the Vols? exhibition games due to Tennessee?s plethora of injuries during the preseason ... Finished a controversial second in the dunk contest at Hoopapalooza, a preseason event for fans to come and watch the Vols practice.

High School
Averaged 14.0 points, 16.1 rebounds and 6.6 blocks per game as a senior ... Led the Wildcats to a 15-5 record and an appearance in the Division I district title game ... Earned all-state honors ... First team all-league selection and the league?s Player of the Year ... Earned special mention on the Ohio Boys Division I All-State Team ... Listed as a Top 100 player according to some recruiting publications ... Rated by Prep Spotlight Magazine as the No. 3 power forward in Ohio and a top 40 player on the publication?s ?Best of the Midwest? rankings ... Earned a reputation as one of the hardest working players in the nation ... Led Springfield South to a 10-4 record while averaging 12.5 points, 13.1 rebounds and 5.0 blocks as a junior ... Recorded a 44-inch vertical leap prior to his senior season in high school ... Attended the prestigious Nike Camp in Indianapolis, Ind., the summer before his final year as a prep ... Coached by Larry Ham.

Personal
Born: April 11, 1983 ... Full name: Elgrace Anfernee Wilborn Jr. ... Academic Major: Arts & Sciences ... A southpaw who owns a 36-inch vertical jump and a 7-foot-2 wingspan.

Year
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Reb-Avg
Ast
Blk
Stl
Pts-Avg
2002
37-71
.521
0-1
.000
16-34
.471
85-2.9
7
16
4
90-3.1
2003
37-63
.587
0-0
.000
9-26
.346
135-4.7
17
45
9
83-2.9
Totals
74-134
.552
0-1
.000
25-60
.417
220-3.8
24
61
13
173-3.0

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