|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||South Side HS|
About A.J.: A solid defender with great length and athleticism … versatile player offensively that can man multiple positions. 2015-16: Finished fifth on the team with 7.1 points per game and was third in rebounding with 3.6 boards a contest ... scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds in the season finale against Oakland in the semfinals of hte Vegas 16 Tournament ... played in all three games at the SoCon Tournament, scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds in the loss to Chattanooga (3/7) in the finals ... as expected to miss the remainder of the season with a left hand injury, but was cleared to return and made his first appearance in a game since Jan. 4 when he played against Wofford (2/27) in the regular season finale ... in that win over the Terriers (2/27), he collected a crucial, hard-fought rebound to seal the ETSU win ... he ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 8.2 ppg and is second on the team in rebounding with 4.0 rpg ... left the N.C. Central (1/4) game with the hand injury and missed his first game of the year against UNC Greensboro (1/9) ... had his second double-double effort of the year with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Charleston Southern (11/24) ... showed why he was a preseason All-SoCon pick with a double-double effort in the season-opening win over Averett (11/14), collecting 17 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a career-high five steals. 2014-15: Led team with 6.1 rebounds per game and had a team-best .486 shooting percentage among starters ... ranks fourth on the team with 10.3 points per game, playing in all 30 games and starting 28 contests ... scored a season-high 19 points, going 8-of-12 from the field in the loss to The Citadel (2/26) ... posted another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Chattanooga (2/21) ... made a season high six field goals and finished with 13 points to go along with a team-high eight rebounds in the win over Tennessee Tech (2/16) ... posted a season-best 18 point effort in the win over Furman (2/14), while setting or matching career bests for assists (3) and minutes played (38) ... netted 11 points including two thunderous dunks in the win over UNC Greensboro (2/12) ... scored 14 points by going 6-of-7 from the field and matched his career high with three assists in the loss to Samford (2/7) ... provided nine points and five boards in the win over N.C. Central (1/31) ... had a team-high nine rebounds and scored five points in the loss to Furman (1/29) ... scored 12 points and collected four rebounds in the loss to Wofford (1/24) ... had a game-high 11 rebounds and scored nine points in the win over Tusculum (1/19) ... matched his career high with two made 3-pointers, scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the loss to VMI (1/17) ... had 12 points and matched his career high with four steals in the win over Western Carolina (1/15) ... collected a team-high eight rebounds and scored five points in the loss to Chattanooga (1/10) ... had eight points and eight rebounds in the win over Mercer (1/8) ... matched his career high with three assists and scored 10 points in the winover Samford (1/5) ... posted his seventh career double-double with a season-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win over VMI (1/2) ... also had a season high three steals vs. VMI (1/2) ... had a great game against UNCG (12/13), posting a double-double with 13 points and a career high 14 rebounds, while also matching or posting personal bests for assists (3), blocks (2) and minutes played (35) ... ut together his best game of the year so far, matching or surpassing season highs for points (16), field goals (5), free throws (6) and rebounds (6) ... scored seven points and was a season-best 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the win over Morehead State (12/1) ... netted seven points and matched or bested his season highs for rebounds (6), assists (3) and blocks (1) in the win over Asheville (11/22) ... scored 10 points in the win over UVa.-Wise (11/18) ... netted 12 points and matched his career high with two 3-pointers in the loss at Valpo (11/14). 2013-14: Led the team with 6.3 rebounds a game and was fifth on the team in scoring with 9.5 ppg ... was an Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman team selection ... had 11 points and five rebounds in the win over Chattanooga (3/18) ... connected on the game-winning free throw with 1.5 seconds left as the Bucs dropped Lipscomb (3/4) in the quarterfinals of the A-Sun Tournament ... posted his fifth double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Stetson (2/15) ... collected his fourth career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while also picking up three steals in the win over FGCU (2/13) ... had 12 points and eight rebounds in the win over Lipscomb (2/8) ... matched his career high with 11 rebounds and scored nine points in the win over Northern Kentucky (2/6) ... scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (2/2) ... had a personal best three assists and scored 10 points in the win over Northern Kentucky (1/11) ... scored a career high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss to Mercer (1/6) ... picked up his third career double-double with a career-high 19 points and game-high 10 rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (1/4/14) ... was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week on Dec. 9 ... posted career bests for assists (3), steals (4) and made 3-pointers (2), while scoring 14 points and grabbing four rebounds in the win over Austin Peay (12/21) ... matched his career best with 18 points and added seven rebounds in the loss to Georgia Tech (12/7) ... collected his second double-double of his career with a career high 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Austin Peay (12/4) ... netted 13 points and matched his career best with five field goals in the loss to Tennessee Tech (11/27) ... scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Stephen F. Austin (11/23)... netted 15 points and seven rebounds in the win over Samford (11/21) ... posted his first career double-double with career bests for points (12) and rebounds (11) in the loss to Morehead State (11/12) ... making his collegiate debut at Charlotte (11/8), he scored 10 points, while grabbing a team-high seven rebounds and three steals in 29 minutes of play. High School: Averaged 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two assists as a senior at South Side High School … was an all-district, all-region and all-state selection, while also being named as a finalist for Tennessee Class AA Mr. Basketball … posted the highest grade point average on his team. Personal: Major is Engineering Technology … son of Albert and Mitiz Merriweather … born Aug. 26, 1995.