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David Theis
David Theis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Vincentian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 235

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
04/29/1988

Prep School:
Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy



Dave Theis career recap
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Career Highlights
Saw action in 54 career games with two starts ... averaged 8.2 minutes per game ... started versus Saint Francis, Pa. as a freshman and against St. Bonaventure on Senior Day ... was part of a senior class - along with Damian Saunders and Bill Clark - that was the first to not experience a losing season since 1972-75 ... the class of 2011 was responsible for 73 total wins - the most over a four-year period since 1970-73 (74 victories).

As a Senior (2010-11)
Averaged 1.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... had surgery to repair a broken bone in his right hand on May 21, 2010 ... suffered a severe ankle sprain on Sept. 27, 2010 which sidelined him for six weeks ... missed both exhibition games before seeing action in the opener vs. Bluefield State ... played in 13 games with a Senior Day start versus St. Bonaventure ... scored in five of the 13 games he played ... had five points in eight minutes of the opener against Bluefield State ... scored four points in five minutes at Bowling Green ... posted four points and four rebounds in four minutes vs. IUPUI ... went 3-of-7 from the 3-point arc and 5-of-6 from the foul line ... did not score in five Atlantic 10 games.

As a Junior (2009-10)
Played in six games off the bench ... averaged 0.3 points and 0.3 rebounds per game ... logged a season-high nine minutes in DU's 86-56 win over Saint Francis, Pa. ... scored his lone bucket of the season against the Red Flash ... had a block at then-No. 6 (AP) West Virginia and added a steal at Old Dominion ... saw action in three conference games.

As a Sophomore (2008-09)
Saw action in 24 games all off the bench ... averaged 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds/g. ... averaged 14.2 minutes in DU's first five games before being sidelined with a bruised kidney ... suffered the injury on Nov. 25 at USC Upstate and played a then career-high 27 minutes at No. 7 (AP) Duke before experiencing discomfort ... had seven points at Duke and tied his career high with two steals vs. the Blue Devils ... missed the next two games at Pitt and at Radford ... was cleared to practice on Dec. 10 ... scored eight points in a career-best 34 minutes in his return game vs. WVU ... went 2-of-2 from the 3-point arc against the Mountaineers ... scored nine points and had five rebounds vs. Rice ... had a career-high six rebounds in 12 minutes vs. Dayton ... posted a new career high with 10 points in 16 minutes (2-of-4 from 3-point) at Saint Joseph's ... hit a pair of big free throws with :46 left to give DU a seven-point lead in the 72-68 win over No. 9 (AP) Xavier ... saw action in 12 of 16 conference games ... did not play in seven of the final 11 games.

As a Freshman (2007-08)
Averaged 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 11 games ... scored a season-high six points (2-of-5 from 3-point) at Oakland ... had four points at Bowling Green and matched that total at home versus St. Bonaventure ... made his first career start against Saint Francis, Pa. ... had two points, two assists and two blocks in 12 minutes against the Red Flash ... played double-digit minutes six times.

Prep School
Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa. (head coach Mark Cubit) ... averaged 19.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 blocks per game for the 7-16 Blue Storm ... topped the 30-point mark twice on the way to being named the team's Most Outstanding Player and Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) All-Conference ... hit seven 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 35 points against the University of Pennsylvania JV ... added 15 rebounds, seven blocks and five assists in that game ... scored 31 against Martinsburg (W.Va.).

High School
Vincentian Academy in McCandless Township just north of Pittsburgh, Pa. (head coach Buzz Gabos) ... was a four-year starter who earned spots on both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class A Fab 5 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Class A First Team as both a sophomore and junior ... played with former DU guard Jason Duty (2007-10) at Vincentian, one of the smallest schools in the WPIAL ... averaged 22.0 points per game as a junior - including a school record 49 (24-of-37 from the field) in an overtime win over Riverview ... had 26 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks against the City League's Oliver Bears ... scored 30 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked six shots in a little over two quarters of action against West Allegheny ... averaged 21.3 ppg. as a senior before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in December ... finished his career with 1,473 career points ... received recruiting interest from Winthrop, Akron and Davidson prior to the injury.

Personal
Overcame a high school knee injury to earn a Division I scholarship ... came to Duquesne from Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy where he worked his way back following surgery to repair a torn ACL in December of 2005 ... family lives in the Franklin Park area of Pittsburgh ... his father, Bernie, is a Duquesne grad ... Temple, Richmond and Lehigh showed interest in Theis following his season at Mercersburg ... marketing major ... full name is David Michael Theis ... date of birth: 4/29/88.

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