Tyrell Biggs is an unselfish, hard working wide body with good overall skills. On offense, he can score down low or step out and hit mid-range jumpers and has proved to be a tremendous offensive rebounder. He has also developed into a 3-point threat, has good footwork and ability to score inside. On defense, he has proven to be a valuable post player. His game has drawn comparisons to former Boston College power forward Craig Smith because of his size, playing style and versatility on the court. Last year, the multi-dimensional Biggs served as Pitt's sixth man while averaging 20 minutes per game at the power forward and center positions. Over the years, Biggs has shown progressive improvement while contributing primarily at power forward. He lost close to 20 pounds between his freshman and sophomore seasons. As a senior, Biggs should see extended action and provide valuable leadership in 2008-09.
Over his three seasons at Pitt, has played in 105 games with one start and 1,409 minutes...Averages 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game...Has seen action in 74 consecutive games.
Played in all 37 games with one start (Toledo)...Earned Coaches Award at team banquet...Saw action in 740 minutes (20 mpg.), averaged 5.4 points and shot 47.3 percent (78-165) from the floor on year...Ranked third on squad in rebounding (4.1 rpg.) and offensive rebounding (77)...Reached double figure scoring in four games and double figure rebounding in two games...Grabbed nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Oral Roberts, 3/20...Averaged 5.5 points (8-12 FG) and 4.8 rebounds per game in four Big East Championship Games...Played a career-high 31 minutes, scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds in BEC Semifinal game vs. Marquette, 3/14...Finished with nine points (4-6 FG) and two steals in 24 minutes at Marquette, 2/15...Grabbed six rebounds vs. West Virginia, 2/7...Set career-highs for free throws made (8), free throw attempts (12), scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds in 26 minutes vs. Villanova, 1/30...Finished with six points (3-7 FG) and five rebounds in a career-high tying 26 minutes at Cincinnati, 1/19...Scored seven points with three rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Georgetown, 1/14...Grabbed 10 rebounds (career-high six defensive), scored eight points (4-7 FG) in 19 minutes vs. Seton Hall, 1/12...Grabbed seven rebounds (four offensive) in 26 minutes at South Florida, 1/9...Scored seven points (3-8 FG) with five rebounds (four offensive) in 23 minutes at Villanova, 1/6...Set or tied career-highs for points (19), field goals made (9), field goal attempts (11), blocked shots (2) and minutes played (26) in win over Lafayette, 1/2...Grabbed five offensive rebounds and scored six points in 22 minutes at Dayton, 12/29...Grabbed four rebounds (all four offensive) in 16 minutes vs. Duke, 12/20...Played 20 minutes with four points and four rebounds at Washington, 12/8...Set career-highs for rebounds (11), offensive rebounds (five), defensive rebounds (six) and scored six points in 24 minutes of first career start vs. Toledo, 12/1...Finished with a career-high two blocks, six points (3-3 FG) in 19 minutes vs. Boston U., 11/27...Scored a then career-high 12 points (4-5 FG) with four rebounds in a career-high 26 minutes played vs. Buffalo, 11/23...Scored 10 points (5-8 FG) with four rebounds vs. Mississippi Valley State, 11/15.
Played in all 37 games...Earned the team's Most Inspirational Player Award at team banquet...Shot 50 percent from the floor (49-98) and averaged 11.2 minutes per game on year...Reached double figures in four games on season...Played in all three of Pitt's NCAA Tournament games...Provided a spark off the bench with seven points (3-4 FG), three rebounds and a block in eight minutes vs. West Virginia, 2/27...Scored six points (3-5 FG) with four rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes at Seton Hall, 2/19...Contributed six points and three rebounds in only eight minutes vs Louisville, 2/12...Scored eight points (3-4 FG) with two assists vs. Dayton, 12/23...Finished with 10 points (4-4 FG) with two blocks in 20 minutes vs. Duquesne, 12/6...Scored 11 points on 5-6 FG with four rebounds and two assists vs. Florida State, 11/24...Grabbed five rebounds in 12 minutes vs. Oakland, 11/19...Scored 11 points (5-7 FG), grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in a career-high 24 minutes vs. Massachusetts, 11/18...Finished with 11 points (5-5 FG) at the Maggie Dixon Classic vs. Western Michigan, 11/12.
Played in 31 of 33 games off the bench...Missed Pitt's two NCAA Tournament games with a right calf injury...Pulled down a career-high six rebounds at Marquette, 2/18...Played nine minutes, scored five points (3-4 FT) vs. Syracuse, 1/23...Played 11 minutes off the bench, contributing four rebounds at Louisville, 1/15...Played 19 minutes, scored a career-high tying eight points (4-5 FG) vs. Wisconsin, 12/31...Hit two jumpers, scored four points in 12 minutes vs. Vermont, 12/17...Scored six points, grabbed a then career-high four rebounds (three offensive) and contributed 15 minutes off the bench vs. Penn State, 12/10...Played 16 minutes vs. Auburn, 12/4...Scored a career-high tying eight points (4-4 FG), recorded two blocks in a career-high 20 minutes vs. Robert Morris, 11/23.
A 2005 graduate of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J., where he lettered three years for Head Coach Kevin Diverio...Named a Top-100 McDonalds All-America Team Finalist as a senior...Led Don Bosco Prep to the North Non-Public Championship Game, 21-4 overall record and 13-1 league record as a senior in 2004-05...Named MVP of the Windy City Classic All-Star game in Chicago after he scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Team New York...Became the third straight Pitt player (Chris Taft and Ronald Ramon) to earn MVP honors in the game...Played for Team America in the Capital Classic in Fairfax, Va., finishing with 20 points (8-11 FG) and three rebounds...Named First Team Associated Press All-State after averaging 25.0 points per game as a senior...Scored 20 points (13 second half points) and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Don Bosco to the Bergen County title with a 49-45 victory over No. 1 ranked St. Joseph's...Named Second Team A.P. All-State after averaging 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds as a junior...Led Don Bosco to a 25-4 record and North Jersey Parochial Class A Final as a junior...Led team to the Bergen County title...Scored 39 points in a contest vs. Eastside...Named MVP of the 2003 Rotary Roundball Classic...Won Most Outstanding Player Award at the Five-Star Basketball Camp in Honesdale, Pa....Two-year participant in the Eddie Griffin Challenge (Philadelphia vs. New Jersey All-Star Game)...Listed by the New York Daily News as a "player you have to see"...Scored eight points for the West Squad in the ABCD All-Star Game as a junior...Averaged 15.5 points per game as a sophomore while helping win league and Bergen County titles...Averaged 11.5 points per game as a freshman...Played for the nationally renowned Metro Hawks AAU team (formerly named Riverside Church) and coached by Dermon Player, a former assistant at St. John's...Named the No. 3 recruit in New Jersey by several recruiting services...Invited to the Albert Switzer Junior Olympics in Germany and competed for the Team America Junior National Team in France...Ranked the No. 35 player nationally by USA Today...Rated the No. 33 recruit nationally by The Sporting News...Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 78 player overall, No. 19 forward and one of the top-3 players in New Jersey as a senior...Ranked the No. 47 recruit by YouthPrepstar...Ranked the nation's No. 46 player by TheInsiders...Rated the nation's No. 63 recruit by EliteSportsUSA...Ranked the No. 22 power forward in the nation by School Sports Magazine.
Born Tyrell Joseph Biggs on August 7, 1986...Son of Benny Everheart and Cherie Biggs...Grandson of Anne Biggs...Nickname in high school was "Baby Shaq"...Stood six-foot-five-inches tall and weighed 230 pounds as an eighth grader...Played with Pitt teammate Keith Benjamin on the Metro Hawks/Riverside Church AAU team...Committed to Pitt on Oct. 15, 2004...Hobbies and interests include golf, bowling and playing the piano...If he could play another sport at Pitt, he would play football...If he could describe himself in one word, it would be "fun"...Serves as team barber...When he was a kid, he pretended to be Bruce Lee...Best friend on another team is Rutgers player J.R. Inman...If he could travel back in time, he would spend more time with his grandfather...Favorite home-cooked meal is carribean rice, meat and potatoes...Five-time All-Star and three-time Little League Baseball MVP...Nickname is "T.J." and "TBiggs"...Majors in economics.
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