Key reserve post player for UAB club which finished 22-11 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... notched first career start against Tulane (2/26), scoring seven points and grabbing six rebounds ... had six points, a career-high eight rebounds and the game-saving blocked shot at Saint Louis (2/23) ... went for eight points and five rebounds against Alabama A&M (12/28) ... had seven points and four rebounds in Clemson win (2/21) ... tied career-high with nine points and with six rebounds against Belmont (12/15) ... had nine points at Marshall (12/4).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04)
Reserve forward for UAB club which advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 ... played in 11 contests during season ... averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per contest ... had four points, one rebound and one assists in six minutes vs. USF (1/20) ... had two points, three rebounds and a block in nine minutes vs. Houston (1/10) ... had three points and four rebounds in a career-high 10 minutes of action vs. Birmingham-Southern (12/3) ... scored first collegiate bucket and had two points vs. Georgia Southern (11/24) ... made first collegiate appearance in first game of season against Georgia Southern.
Played at Monroe County High School under head coach Willie White ... named to the Mobile Press Register's "Super 16" ... led team to the Class 4A runner-up finish in the regional tournament in 2002-03 ... named to the all-southwest region tournament team ... was named the area player of the year and team's most valuable player as a senior ... during senior season, averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks ... also led team in assists ... named as the MVP of the J.F. Shields Invitational ... also named to the all-tournament teams at the Hub-City Classic and Clark County Invitational ... participated in the Alabama/Mississippi high school all-star game ... also played football.
Full name is Ernest James Little, Jr. ... born Sept. 11, 1984, in Mobile, Ala. ... undecided on an academic major ... mother is Annie Wrightington ... has three sisters: Tameka, Tamara and Tiara.