Played in six of 16 Atlantic 10 games as a true freshman.
As a Freshman (2011-12)
Saw action in nine games including six A10 contests ... averaged 1.4 points and 0.3 rebounds per game ... had six assists and three steals in 36 total minutes ... hit a 3-pointer in his first career field goal attempt at Valparaiso on Nov. 20 ... also scored three points in three minutes late in the loss at Xavier ... hit a 3-pointer and contributed solid defense in the first half of the win at Dayton ... followed that with a season-high six minutes vs. Richmond (2 points, 2 rebounds & 2 assists) ... logged six additional minutes vs. Fordham ... totaled two steals in four minutes at Temple.
New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, N.Y. (head coach Bill Murphy) ... averaged 21.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game as a senior in leading 19-5 New Rochelle to a berth in the Section I/Class AA Final Four ... named second team Class AA and A all-state by the New York State Sportswriters Association and first team Tri-County by the Westchester County Basketball Coaches Association as a senior ... scored a career-high 38 points and added 16 points against perennial section power Mount Vernon ... had 35 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and four steals in a win over Bronx St. Raymond's ... hit five 3-pointers against Mamaroneck ... had 14 points for Team Frenji in the title game of the 65th Annual CYP High School Basketball Tournament championship ... was named to the all-tournament team and also earned the sportsmanship award following the March 2011 event ... scored 42 points to earn MVP honors for the Gold team in a 141-129 win over the Blue at the Westchester County Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star game in April of 2011 ... scored a team-high 15 points for Real Scout in a 71-60 loss to the Sean Bell All-Stars in the championship game of the Is8/Nike Spring High School Classic in May of 2011 ... the game featured recruits from Arizona (Josiah Turner currently at SMU), Pitt (Khem Birch currently at UNLV), Iowa State (Tavon Sledge currently at Iona) and St. John's (Sir'Dominic Pointer, Maurice Harkless currently with the Orlando Magic, D'Angelo Harrison and Jakarr Sampson) ... scored 44 points to lift Hudson Valley to a 103-91 upset win over New York City in the scholastic division opener of the Empire State Games in the summer prior to his senior season ... added 38 points - including 21 in the second half - in leading Hudson Valley to its first Empire Games gold medal since 1995 in a 92-85 win over Central in the championship game ... Hudson Valley trailed by 17 in the first half ... averaged 27.0 points in the four-game tournament ... averaged 14.5 ppg. in being named ninth team Class AA all-state by the NYSSA as a junior ... scored a team-high 20 point in leading New Rochelle to an 82-75 win over Mount Vernon as a sophomore ... the win was New Rochelle's first over Mount Vernon in four years ... averaged 8.1 ppg. on 60 percent shooting as a sophomore in being named Rookie of the Year by The Journal News.
Considered College of Charleston, Rhode Island and Hofstra prior to committing to Duquesne ... honed his game at Rucker Park, "The Cage" on West Fourth Street, Dyckman basketball courts and "Baby Rucker Park" at 145 Street in New York City ... played one summer for the AAU Gauchos ... is the third-youngest of seven children ... has four older sisters and a younger brother and sister ... undeclared liberal arts major ... nickname "P.J." was given to him by his aunt who thought he looked like an uncle named P.J. ... full name is Jose Luis Torres ... date of birth: 7/23/93.