|Thaddeus Rideau - 11
Junior Season (2013-14)
Played in 10 games ... averaged 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... saved perhaps his best performance of the season for the Blazers' Conference USA tournament game against Charlotte, hitting two 3-pointers in just eight minutes of action ... scored a season-high eight points against Georgia Southern (12/15/13) ... recorded a season-high three rebounds on two occasions (vs. Columbus State and Chattanooga) ... totaled three steals on the year ... hit five 3-point baskets ... recorded double-digit minutes against Columbus State, Georgia Southern, Chattanooga and Alabama A&M.
Junior College (2011-13)
A standout shooting guard at Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan. ... garnered NJCAA First Team All-American honors and was named First-Team All-Region 6 ... led his team in scoring in 2012-13, averaging 20 points per game ... shot 47 percent from the field last season ... averaged 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.4 steals per contest in addition to his 20 points per game average ... poured in a season-high 37 points against McPherson College (12/3/12) ... recorded 20 or more points on 14 occasions ... team finished 29-6 overall last season under legendary head coach Francis Flax.
Played at East Ascension High School in Gonzales, La. ... hometown is Port Arthur, Texas ... parents are Rodney and Vernessa Rideau ... has two siblings, Rodney Rideau Jr. (27) and Courtney Delmore (26) ... major is communication management.
Coach Haase on Thaddeus
"Thad is an explosive scorer and tremendous athlete. His length and athleticism will fill a need on next year's team. His maturity and desire to win will have a positive impact in our program. He's been well coached by Coach (Francis) Flax at Brown Mackie and we know he's coming in prepared."