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  Luke Nevill
Luke Nevill

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Kell HS, Marietta, Ga.

Height / Weight:
7-2 / 265

Position:
Center

Experience:
3L

Boylen's Take
"Luke has improved in all facets of his game. I am proud of his development as a teammate and his personal emphasis on taking more ownership of the team's success."

Junior (2007-08) Became the 19th Ute ever to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds, achieving both pinnacles against Air Force (Jan. 5) ... is the 32nd Utah player ever to hit 1,000 points ... NABC All-District 8 and USBWA All-District 13 second team for second straight year ... all-Mountain West Conference second team ... scored in double-figures all but three times and logged six 20-point games ... registered four double-doubles ... was one rebound short from four more ... led the team in field goal percentage (.535), total points (503), scoring average (15.2), rebounding (6.7 per game) and was second in minutes played, averaging 28.8 per contest ... was the top shot-blocker in the MWC (1.61 per game) ... his 53 total blocks was the third-best single-season blocking effort ever at Utah ... ranked fourth in the league in rebounding and seventh in scoring ... led the team in rebounding in 19 of 33 games and was the top scorer in 12 ... logged back-to-back double-doubles (Nov. 13 and 14), scoring 18 points (6-12 FG, 6-10 FT) against High Point and 14 (5-9 FG, 4-5 FT) against Washington, pulling down 10 rebounds in each ... scored a season-high 26 points (11-14 FG, 4-6 FT) in an 81-73 win over UNLV (Feb. 6) and again (11-20 FG, 4-6 FT) in the 82-80 MWC Tournament victory against New Mexico (Mar. 13), adding eight rebounds and two assists ... scored 25 points (8-13 FG, 9-11 FT) in a 69-64 loss to Wyoming (Jan. 30) ... logged 22 points (9-15 FG, 4-6 FT) in a 72-64 loss to Wyoming (Mar. 1) ... posted 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-6 FT) and 14 rebounds in a 72-48 win over Utah State (Dec. 5) ... scored 16 points (5-12 FG, 6-6 FT) and grabbed 12 boards and matched a career-high with four assists in a first-round CBI win against UTEP (Mar. 19).

Sophomore (2006-07) NABC All-District 8 ... USBWA All-District 13 second team ... all-Mountain West Conference third team ... scored in double figures in all but three of the games he played ... eight 20-point games ... had 10 of his 14 career double-doubles in 2006-07 ... second-best field goal percentage (.637) ever in a season at Utah ... played 30 minutes or more in 20 games and over 40 minutes once ... at least three assists eight times ... ranked ninth in the NCAA in field goal percentage (.637), 86th in rebounds per game (7.7) ... ranked fifth in the MWC in scoring (16.8 ppg), second in field goal percentage (.637), second in rebounding (7.7 rpg), 10th in blocked shots (1.14), 14th in minutes played (31.17) ... in conference games, ranked 10th in scoring (14.7 ppg), second in rebounding (7.1 rpg), fifth in field goal percentage (56.7), ninth in blocked shots (1.40 bpg) ... established his season-high with 26 points (10-12 FG, 6-8 FT) against Virginia ... also tallied 11 rebounds and a career-high tying four assists in 30 minutes versus the Cavaliers ... had 20 points (6-9 FG, 8-9 FT) and eight rebounds versus Central Florida ... was named to the San Juan Shootout All-Tournament Team ... scored a season-high 26 points (11-19 FG, 4-6 FT) for the second time against BYU (Jan. 31) ... also had nine rebounds (five offensive) and three assists in 33 minutes versus the Cougars ... tallied 26 points (9-12 FG, 8-12 FT) once again and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes against UNLV in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals ... career-high 16 rebounds, including nine offensive boards, with 25 points (10-14 FG, 5-8 FT) in 38 minutes at Rhode Island ... shot 11-for-12 against Weber State to tie the fifth-best single-game field goal percentage mark in school history ... named the MWC Player of the Week on Jan. 22 after leading the Utes to wins over Air Force and Wyoming ... perfect shooting night with 18 points (8-8 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots while playing 35 minutes in Utah's win over No. 13 Air Force (Jan. 16) ... scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 29 minutes against Wyoming ... scored a bucket with 57 seconds left to put the Utes up by one, then blocked a shot with 22 seconds left to preserve win vs. Cowboys ... double-double with a perfect night at the free throw line (7-for-7), getting 19 points and 13 rebounds in 33 minutes against TCU (Jan. 6) ... doubled-up the second time around against TCU (Feb. 3) with 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds ... made two free throws with three seconds left in the second overtime to give Utah a 93-91 win over New Mexico (Feb. 24) ... established his career-high of four assists against Utah State ... also had four assists against UNLV (Feb. 17) ... career-high three blocked shots against Colorado and Air Force (Feb. 14).

Freshman (2005-06) Honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference ... started 10 of the 16 conference games and had 12 starts overall ... paced the Utes in scoring 12 times and rebounding 13 times ... four double-doubles ... in league games, ranked 16th in the Mountain West in scoring (12.1 ppg), sixth in rebounding (6.4 rpg), second in field goal percentage (54.8), 15th in free throw percentage (67.1) and ninth in blocked shots (1.06 bpg) ... in the overall MWC rankings was 17th in scoring (11.6 ppg), seventh in rebounding (6.6 rpg), third in field goal percentage (53.2), 15th in free throw percentage (67.1) and tied for ninth in blocked shots (0.93 bpg) ... on the Ute freshman charts ranked fifth in scoring (336), first in both free throws made and attempted (104-for-155) and fifth in blocked shots (27) ... career-highs in points (29) and season-high rebounds (14) against BYU in the quarterfinals of the MWC Tournament ... shot 9-for-15 from the field and 11-for-15 from the free throw line in 33 minutes against the Cougars ... 21 points against Air Force (Feb. 18), shooting 7-for-11 from the field and making all seven free throws, in 32 minutes ... also had eight rebounds and two blocked shots versus the Falcons ... double-double with 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 FT) and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes against UNLV in his first career start on Jan. 21 ... first double-double with 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 FT) and 13 rebounds in 29 minutes at Rice ... double-double in win over BYU (Feb. 8) with 14 points (4-7 FG, 6-8 FT) and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes ... 19 points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes in win at Wyoming (Feb. 1) ... 18 points and nine boards versus Colorado State (Feb. 15) ... recorded 18 points with an excellent shooting performance (5-6 FG, 8-8 FT) in 27 minutes against TCU (Jan. 28) ... 14 points, nine rebounds, a career-high three blocked shots and two steals at BYU (Jan. 7) ... scored in double digits for the first time with 12 points at Weber State.

Prior to Utah Earned honorable mention all-state and second-team all-region honors in 2003-04 while playing at Kell High School in Marietta, Ga., as an exchange student ... averaged 17.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.7 blocked shots and 2.5 assists per game ... shot 70 percent from the floor and 68 percent at the free throw line ... selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game ... named to the Atlanta Tip-Off Club's team of the month in January of 2004 ... coached by Mike Baumgarten ... also competed on Kell's track and field team, specializing in the discus and the 400 meters ... before coming to the United States, was an Australian Institute of Sport Junior All-Star selection in 2002 and `03 ... named Stirling Senators Club (Under 16) MVP ... selected for the Western Australia U-16 team in 2001 that took fourth place in the national tournament ... also played for the Western Australia U-18 team in 2002 and `03.

Personal Luke Alexander Nevill is the son of Peter and Joyce Nevill ... born Feb. 19, 1986 in Perth, Australia ... has a twin brother who is 6-6 ... nickname is Nifty ... enjoys skateboarding and surfing ... human development major.

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