Avery Merriex
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    Avery Merriex

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Denver, CO

    High School:
    East

    Last College:
    USAFA Prep School

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 185

    Position:
    Guard

    Major:
    Management

    2008-09 (Junior)

    Appeared in 26 games, started both at MWC Championships ... first start of career vs. CSU at MWC Championships ... posted career-highs of nine points and three rebounds against Western State in season opener ... also had three rebounds vs. New Mexico ... career-high two assists vs. UCCS ... career-high 21 minutes vs. San Diego State ... 2-for-2 from three-point range against Texas Southern.

    2007-08 (Sophomore)

    Played in seven games ... season-high seven minutes vs. Dartmouth ... pulled down four rebounds.

    2006-07 (Freshman)

    Played in nine games ... averaged one point per game ... made four of his six field-goal attempts ... season-high five points and one rebound vs. Colorado College ... played season-high 16 minutes vs. the Tigers ... scored first career points against Stanford (four points).

    Before Air Force

    Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... helped team to the Colorado State 5A Championship as a junior ... team advanced to the semis his senior season ... attended and played basketball at the USAFA Prep School ... member of the honor roll all four years ... high school basketball coach was Rudy Carey.

    Personal

    Parents are Frank Merriex and Hazel Dew ... has two sisters, Ashlee (25) and Ambria (15) and one brother, Alexander (18) ... completed a four-week language immersion program at Nanjing University in China this past summer ... was Cadet in Charge of an Operation Air Force group at McGuire AFB, N.J. ... also an assistant flight commander for the USAFA Prep School basic training ... active in his squadron as the standardization / evaluation officer, in charge of inspecting dorm rooms ... hobbies include listening to music and going to the movies ... favorite food is pasta ... favorite movie is Paid in Full ... favorite book is The Kite Runner ... favorite TV show is Entourage ... person in history he would most like to meet is Martin Luther King, Jr. ... greatest moment is sports was winning the state championship his junior season ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 17.

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