|Tosin Mehinti - 21
Freshman Season (2013-14)
Saw action in each of UAB's 31 games ... played 10 or more minutes in 24 games and played double-digit minutes the last nine games of the season ... led UAB in blocks with 35 on the year ... averaged 2.9 points and 1.1 blocks per game to go along with 3.4 rebounds per contest ... scored a season-high 10 points at Middle Tennessee (1/11) ... second on the team in field goal percentage, knocking in 46.7 percent of his shots ... picked up a career-high four blocks against Georgia Southern (12/15/13) ... hit 2-for-2 from the field against No. 16 North Carolina and picked up four rebounds in seven minutes of action ... recorded a career-high 10 rebounds against Columbus State (11/8/13) ... was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line against eventual Conference USA Champion Tulsa (1/25).
Played for head coach David Jones at Greenforest McCalep Christian Academy in Decatur, Ga. ... a three-star prospect by Scout.com and ranked as the No. 29 center prospect ... led his team to the Georgia State Championship last season, earning MVP honors ... named to the All-Region Team after the Eagles went 27-4 overall and 12-1 in league play in 2012-13 ... recorded the first triple double in his school's history with 12 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks at Hapeville Charter High School on Dec. 7, 2012 ... scored triple doubles two more times last season - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 14 blocks at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy on Jan. 29, 2013 and 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks against Athens Christian on March 1, 2013.
Tosin Mehinti was born on May 30, 1994 in Lagos, Nigeria ... he has one brother (Dlatubosun Mehinti) and twin sisters (Taiwo and Kehinde Mehinti) ... undecided on his major.
Coach Haase on Tosin
"Tosin is long and bouncy, and he has only been playing basketball for a few years now," said Haase. "He has a skill set that is developing. He also has a chance to be a big-time player. He is long and lean as a shot blocker, and he can run the floor. He can do all the things we emphasize in our program. He has the ability to score the basketball with his back to the basket."