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#1 Adjehi Baru
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 225
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
High School: The Steward School
Experience: High School
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• Ranks eighth all-time (fourth all-time in CofC’s Division I history) in career rebounding (715)
• 2014 CAA All-Defensive Team
• 2013-14 Preseason All-CAA Second Team
• 2013 Southern Conference All-Tournament First Team
• Southern Conference Player of the Week selection (Jan. 15, 2013)
• 2011-12 Lindy’s College Basketball Annual Preseason Southern Conference Newcomer of the Year
• 2011-12 Preseason Southern Conference Newcomer of the Year by Rivals.com
• 2011-12 Preseason All-Southern Conference Second Team by Rivals.com
• 2011-12 All-Southern Conference Freshman Team (coaches and media)

JUNIOR (2013-14)
Ranked seventh in the CAA in rebounding (7.5 ppg) and fourth in blocked shots (1.4 bpg)…Named to the 2014 CAA All-Defensive Team…Played in all 32 games of the season with 31 starts…Turned in six double-doubles with nine double-digit rebounding performances…Made a career-high five blocked shots versus Cal State Fullerton (12/1/13) at The Wooden Legacy and against Kent State (12/21/13)…Had back-to-back double-double outings with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Cal State Fullerton and a season-high 19 points and 11 rebounds versus Coker (12/12/13).

SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
Led the Southern Conference and ranked No. 77 nationally averaging 8.3 rebounds per game…One of two players on the team to play and start in all 35 games of the season…Also averaged 9.8 points a game which was third-best for the Cougars…Recorded a league-leading eight double-doubles including a career-best three in a row with 18 points and 11 rebounds versus Samford (1/10/13), 13 points and 10 rebounds against Chattanooga (1/12/13) and 16 points and 12 rebounds at The Citadel (1/14/13)…Earned SoCon Player of the Week honors for that particular stretch on Jan. 15, 2013…Registered a career-high 20 points on a perfect 8-for-8 performance from the field versus Old Dominion (12/18/12)…Brought down a career-best 14 defensive rebounds in the team’s road upset at No. 21-ranked Baylor (11/24/12)…Grabbed double-digit boards on 11 occasions during the season…Was selected to the 2013 SoCon All-Tournament First Team after leading CofC all the way to the championship game averaging 11.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg and 1.0 bpg in three tournament contests combined. 

FRESHMAN (2011-12)
Played in 29 games of the season with 28 starts…Averaged 7.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game…Led the team in rebounding on nine occasions…Ranked ninth in the Southern Conference in rebounding (lone freshman in the top 10) and seventh in blocked shots (0.7 bpg)…Went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line at No. 4-ranked Louisville (12/20/11)…Recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 18 points and 12 rebounds versus Elon (1/14/12)…Also made a personal-best three blocks against the Phoenix…Brought down a career-best 17 rebounds versus Western Carolina (2/9/12) in 37 minutes of action…Missed two SoCon contests against Georgia Southern (1/21/12) and Wofford (1/28/12) due to a sprained ankle…Honored on the All-SoCon Freshman Team by both the league’s coaches and media…2011-12 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll student.
Graduated in 2011 from The Steward School in Richmond, Va…The top basketball prospect in the state of Virginia…Rated the No. 26 overall prospect by Rivals.com, No. 29 overall prospect by Scout.com and the No. 46 overall prospect and the third highest-rated big man in the Class of 2011 by ESPN College Basketball Recruiting…Listed as one of the top 12 rising seniors by the ACC Sports Journal…Attended the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Top 100 Camp in June 2011 in Charlottesville, Va…Led the Spartans to state quarterfinals as well as two Virginia Commonwealth Conference championship titles as a junior and senior under head coach Elliott Gravitt…Averaged 19.0 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.6 steals per game as a senior…Also averaged 13.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game making him one of the top 20 prospects in the country during his junior campaign…Volunteered at numerous businesses to earn over 100 community service hours…Carried an impressive 3.54 grade-point average at The Steward School…Also played AAU Basketball for Team Loaded under head coach Ty White.
Adjehi N. Baru…Pronounced UH-jie (rhymes with pie) buh-ROO…Son of Acka Berthe and the late Adjehi Valentin…Born on Dec. 10, 1991 in Bingerville, Ivory Coast…Has one sister, Linda Morine…His uncle, Didier Adiko, is a doctor in France and serves as his legal guardian…His American host family includes Tim and Jennifer Branin, sister, Carter, and brothers, Pat and Tim Branin II…The highest-ever rated player in CofC Basketball history…Is fluent in French, his native language…Possesses a 7-foot-5 wingspan and 35-inch vertical…His athletic goal is to assist the team in winning the CAA and making the NCAA Tournament…His career ambition is to play professional basketball and work in the import and export industry….Enjoys listening to music…Trained with the Ivory Coast National Team during the summer of 2012 and competed against Tunisia and France…International business major at College of Charleston.

Points: 20 vs. Old Dominion (12/18/12)
Field Goals: 9 vs. Coker (12/12/13)
FG Attempted: 13 vs. Louisville (12/4/12)
3PT Field Goals: None
3PT FG Attempted: None
Free Throws: 9 vs. Georgia Southern (2/16/13)
FT Attempted:15 vs. Western Carolina (2/9/12)
Rebounds: 17 vs. Western Carolina (2/9/12)
Offensive: 8 vs. Louisville (12/4/12), vs. Western Carolina (2/9/12)
Defensive: 14 at Baylor (11/24/12)
Assists: 4 (three times)
Turnovers: 7 vs. Wofford (2/28/13)
Blocked Shots: 5 vs. Kent State (12/21/13), vs. Cal State Fullerton (12/1/13)
Steals: 3 vs. UNC Asheville (11/15/13), vs. Elon (1/14/12)
Minutes: 40 vs. UNC Asheville (11/15/13)
Double Figure Scoring Games: 31
20-Point Games: 1
30-Point Games: None
Double Figure Rebounding Games: 21
Double Figure Assists Games: None
Led in Scoring: 10
Led in Rebounding: 34
Led in Assists: 5
Double-Doubles: 15
Consecutive Double-Figure Scoring Streak: 3
Dunks: 53

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