J.C. Ward

#44 J.C. Ward

HT. 6' 6"
WT. 215
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Marietta, Ga.


About J.C.: Reputation as an aggressive defender with toughness on the inside … his ability to find the basketball is a strength … his work ethic and competitive nature are valuable. 2010-11: Played in all 36 games a year ago, averaging 1.9 points and 2.5 boards a game … scored five clutch points and grabbed two boards in 11 minutes of play against Campbell (3/2) ... posted a season high for rebounds (8) and minutes played (30) in the win at Campbell (2/24) ... had a season high eight points and three field goals, while grabbing five rebounds in the win over FGCU (2/4) ... posted four points and three rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (1/5) ... grabbed a season high seven boards and hit a 3-pointer in the loss to USC Upstate (12/5) ... posted two career bests with two blocks and three made free throws in the win over Dayton (12/1) ... had a career best two assists and scored five points in the win over Milligan (11/27) ... matched his career best with two steals against Tennessee Tech (11/20) ... played 21 minutes against Kentucky (11/12), grabbing four rebounds and scoring two points. 2009-10: Had six boards and scored two points in 23 minutes against Mercer in the A-Sun finals (3/6) ... had a critical made jumper, block and rebound in the final minutes against Kennesaw State (3/5) in the A-Sun semifinals ... continued to provide valuable minutes off the bench in the post, scoring six points and grabbing nine rebounds in the win over JU (2/27) ... posted more solid numbers in the win over UNF (2/25) with five boards and two points in 11 minutes ...  had a career-high 12 rebounds and provided a strong defensive  effort in the paint to lift the Bucs to a win over USC Upstate (2/21) ... posted three points and six rebounds in the loss at Mercer (1/9) ... had six boards and four points in the win over Kennesaw State (1/7) ... grabbed six boards and scored four points in the loss at Tennessee (12/2) ... had a career-high two 3-pointers and two steals, including a career-best 30 minutes of play in the win over Arkansas (11/27) ... played the best game of his young career against Charleston (11/25), posting personal bests for points (11), field goals (4), free throws (3) and minutes played (21) ... had four offensive boards and an assist in just four minutes of play against Louisville (11/21) ... played what was then the best game of his career by posting six points and eight rebounds against Morgan State (11/19), and hitting his first career 3-pointer against the Bears ...  made his ETSU debut against Appy State (11/14), scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds in nine minutes of play.  2008-09: Did not play … sat out as a redshirt. High School: Played at Marietta High, where he was an All-County, All-Region, All-Conference and Atlanta All-Metro Team selection, leading his high school team to a trip to the Final Eight in Georgia … averaged a double-double during his high school career, averaging 15 points and 14 rebounds a game for three seasons.  Personal: Major is business ... son of Sharif Colbert and Lanette Hatfield … born Dec. 22, 1989.