|P.J. Arnold - 24
2000-01 (Junior Season): Despite starting 19 games on the campaign, he became the sixth-man on the squad late in the year...had a strong first C-USA tournament by averaging 15.5 points per contest including 21 in a loss to Cincinnati...scored season-high 30 points, 22 in the second half, to lead the Blazers to a road win at DePaul (2/24)...returned to hometown and scored six points along with two rebounds and three assists at Memphis (2/19)...sparked 11-2 early second half run by scoring seven of his team-high 22 points in win over Marquette (2/14)...collected 13 points and added three assists against Centenary (2/12)...had six-game, double-digit scoring streak snapped against South Florida (2/10)...made all six 3-pointers, including one at the first-half buzzer from long range, as he scored 23 points in a road win at USM (2/3)...poured in 13 points for second straight game in a win over Houston (1/31) after hitting for that many in the first meeting against his hometown school Memphis (1/27)...celebrated 21st birthday by scoring 21 points against Charlotte (1/24), hitting 8-of-12 shots from the floor...hit 12 points off the bench against Tulane (1/20)...notched 26 points off bench at Cincinnati (1/17) by making 11 of 17 shots, including four 3-pointers...earned first start in six games against USM (1/13) and collected nine points and four rebounds...made 3-pointer at final buzzer for only points at Houston (1/10)...hit six 3-pointers on way to 24-point outburst against Tulane (1/7) ...scored 10 points and added three rebounds against Georgia State in Nike Festival (12/22)...collected 13 points against Fresno State (12/16)...poured in 15 points against Chattanooga (12/13), hitting 6-of-11 shots... added a team-high 25 points in win over LaSalle (11/25)...made immediate impact with 17 points in starting role in opener against Alabama A&M (11/21).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Averaged 22.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.1 assist and 2.1 steals per contest for Holmes Community College in Mississippi ... made 47.3 percent of his shots from the floor as a sophomore and converted 41.4 from 3-point range ... named team MVP both seasons at Holmes and garnered All-State, All-Region XXIII and honorable mention All-America honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Treadwell High School in Memphis, the same school attended by current NBA standout Anfernee Hardaway ... named All-State all four years, while selected for All-District four times and All-Region on three different occasions...led city of Memphis in scoring his senior season at 28 points per game...ranked the No. 1 player in the city that season.
PERSONAL: Born January 24, 1980 in Memphis, Tenn. ...son of George and Debra Arnold ... full name is George "P.J." Arnold, Jr. ...a criminal justice major.