UALR M Basketball BIO
23 Will Neighbour
2013-14 (As a Senior): Became the program’s first three-time All-Sun Belt selection after being named Second Team All-SBC as a senior … Played in 25 games with 24 starts while averaging a team-high 31.0 minutes per game … Missed six of the season’s final seven games, first with an ankle injury suffered at South Alabama (Feb. 1) and then with a left shoulder injury suffered against UT Arlington (Feb. 22) … Finished his senior season ranked seventh in the Sun Belt in scoring (16.3 ppg), fifth in rebounding (7.0 rpg), fifth in steals (1.3 spg), seventh in blocked shots (1.1 bpg), 11th in field goal percentage (49.8 percent), 12th in free throw percentage (77.1 percent) and ninth in 3-point percentage (38.5 percent) … Opened the season with 19 straight double-digit scoring efforts … Scored 20 or more points in 10 games on the season … Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in seven games … Totaled six double-doubles … Was named Sun Belt Player of the Week for the third time in his career on Feb. 3 after averaging 23.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 76.4 percent from the floor, 75.0 percent from 3-point range and 85.7 percent from the foul line in wins over Louisiana (Jan. 30) and South Alabama (Feb. 1) … Scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds at No. 11/10 Florida on Nov. 16 … Followed that outing with 21 points and eight rebounds at Middle Tennessee (Nov. 18) … Scored 23 points and grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds at Southern (Nov. 22) … Totaled a career-high six steals vs. Southern Arkansas (Nov. 26) … Scored 20 points in a win at Texas State (Jan. 2) to open the Sun Belt season … Posted back-to-back double-doubles in wins at UT Arlington (Jan 4) and at home against South Alabama (Jan. 9) … Scored 20 points and became the first UALR player since the 2004-05 season to score 30 points in a game when he totaled 32 points in a win at WKU (Jan. 16) … Blocked a career-high four shots at Arkansas State (Jan. 25) … Scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a win over Louisiana (Jan. 30) … Finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks at South Alabama (Feb. 1) … Ends his career at UALR ranked sixth all-time in blocked shots (85), tied for 14th in points (1,054) and tied for 11th in rebounds (552) … One of just six players in program history to total 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
2012-13 (As a Junior): A Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference Selection in his second season at UALR … Led UALR in scoring (10.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg) while ranking second on the team in steals (39) and blocked shots (32) … Played in 32 games with 31 starts as a junior … Ranked fifth in the Sun Belt in rebounds per game (7.0 rpg), 12th in blocks (1.0 bpg) and 15th in field goal percentage (44.2 percent) … Led or tied for the team lead in scoring in 11 games, tying him for the team lead in that category … Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding on 22 occasions, including 16 of the final 19 games … Pulled down double-digit rebounds in seven games … His five double-doubles tied him for sixth-most in the Sun Belt … Was named Sun Belt Player of the Week on Jan. 28 after averaging 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 block in UALR’s wins over Florida Atlantic (Jan. 24) and North Texas (Jan. 26) … Posted a double-double in the season opener against UT Martin (Nov. 9), scoring 13 points and pulling down 13 rebounds … Put together a six-game streak of double-digit scoring games, beginning with 17 points against Milwaukee (Nov. 20) and ending with 13 points against ULM (Dec. 1) … Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting against SMU (Nov. 24) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as part of the Hoops for Hope Classic … Totaled 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting against South Carolina (Nov. 25) in the finals of the Hoops for Hope Classic … Scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Troy (Nov. 29) … Scored 17 points and recorded a career-high 14 rebounds at Louisiana (Dec. 29) … Totaled nine points, 11 rebounds and a career-high tying three blocks vs. North Texas (Jan. 10) … Scored a career-best 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added 11 rebounds against Florida Atlantic (Jan. 24) … Recorded a career-high four steals at North Texas (Jan. 26) … Scored 17 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked a career-high tying three shots against Louisiana (Feb. 28) … Appeared in all 20 conference games with 19 starts, averaging 10.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game (fifth in the Sun Belt) … His 32 blocked shots raised his career total to 58, tying him with Mike Rivers (1980-84) for eighth place on UALR’s all-time list.
2011-12 (As a Sophomore): A Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in his first season at UALR … Ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding, while leading the Trojans in three-point shooting … Played in 29 games with 18 starts as a sophomore, averaging 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game … Ranked seventh in the Sun Belt with a .413 three-point field goal percentage and an .815 free-throw percentage … Led the Trojans with 43 made three-point field goals and ranked second on the team with 26 blocked shots … Named Sun Belt Player of the Week on Jan. 2 after averaging 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as UALR opened the conference season with road wins at North Texas (Dec. 29) and Denver (Dec. 31) … Totaled 19 points and seven rebounds at Illinois State on Dec. 20 … Was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder through the first 15 games of the season (12.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game), but suffered a torn labrum in the final seconds of UALR’s win over the Pioneers on Dec. 31 ... The shoulder injury forced him to miss two games and was something that plagued him throughout the rest of the season … Averaged just 6.3 points per game over the ensuing seven games after injuring his shoulder, but bounced back with a career-high 22 points at Middle Tennessee (Feb. 11), and 21 points the following game against Florida International (Feb. 16) … Made 8 of 11 field goal attempts against the Blue Raiders en route to his season-high 22-point performance … Went 4 for 8 from three-point range and a perfect 7 for 7 at the foul line against FIU … Had two double-doubles on the year, including an 11-point, 12-rebound effort at Michigan State (Nov. 20) … Totaled 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win at North Texas … Closed out the regular season by leading all players with 10 rebounds in a 62-60 win over Arkansas State (Feb. 25) … Scored in double figures 15 times on the year and led the Trojans in scoring on nine occasions … Made his first career start against SMU on Dec. 4, finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds (six offensive) over 38 minutes … Appeared in 15 conference games with 11 starts, averaging 10.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in league play … Shot .426 percent from three-point range (26 of 61) in conference play with an .837 free-throw percentage (4th in the SBC).
At Daytona State College: Averaged 15.2 points and 6.4 rebounds as a freshman at Daytona State College during the 2009-10 season to earn Mid-Florida Conference Freshman of the Year honors … Led the Falcons to a 21-7 overall record and a conference championship with a perfect 8-0 mark in league play … In addition to Freshman of the Year and All-Region honors, he was runner-up for the Mid-Florida Conference’s Most Valuable Player award, finishing second to Central Florida Community College’s Ricardo Ratliffe – the No. 1 ranked junior college player in the country that season who signed with Missouri … Ranked as a Third Team Super Sophomore by The Sporting News in its listing of the top-25 junior college sophomores for its annual college basketball preview … Missed the 2010-11 season due to injury.
At Central Park Christian: Averaged 21 points per game in his lone season at Central Park Christian in Birmingham, Ala., to lead the Eagles to a 25-0 record and the National Christian Education Basketball Tournament championship … Rated as a 3-star recruit by Rivals coming out of high school … Played under head coach Dr. Levan Parker.
International Experience: Has played for both Great Britain and England on the international stage … Competed for Great Britain in the Division B Under-20 European Championships in the summer of 2010, averaging 15.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, while shooting 52 percent from the field … SportsIllustrated.com’s Luke Winn ranked him as the fourth-best player at the event (across all divisions) … Previously played for the Solent Kestrels Basketball Club in Southampton, England, a program started by former NBA player Jimmie Guyton … Solent product Joel Freeland was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2006 NBA Draft … Played as a guard for most of his time with Solent before a late growth spurt transformed him into a 6-10 forward … Played for England in the Under-18 European Championships in the summer of 2008 … Averaged 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game during the tournament, while shooting 52 percent from the floor … Best outing came against Portugal, as he put together a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Personal: Full name is William Charles Neighbour … Born May 15, 1990 in Aldershot, England … Son of Tim and Gill Neighbour … Has one brother, James … Majoring in criminal justice.