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Wade Knapp
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Wade Knapp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wakeeney, Kan.

High School:
Trego Community High

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 215

Position:
Center

A talented post player who looks to expand his 10-minute per game playing average from 2007-08 for his final collegiate season . . . Is a self-described face-up post player who can use his quickness to create space and is often difficult to defend.

2007-08 (Junior)

Saw action in 31 of team's 33 games his first season at Missouri State, averaging 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game . . . Scored 8 points in overtime loss at Wichita State (1/29/08) with a career-high 24 minutes of action, 4-for-7 shooting effort, and a pair of blocked shots . . . Established his career high vs. Alabama in Las Vegas on 12/22/07 with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting . . . Grabbed a season-best four rebounds at Evansville (1/26/08) . . . Blocked three shots vs. Indiana State (1/15/08) . . . Posted seven points apiece in home wins over Evansville (2/16/08) and Illinois State (2/2/08) to go with a six-point outburst against St. Louis (11/21/07) . . . Finished third on the team in blocked shots (8).

Junior College

Played two seasons at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College . . . Helped team win two straight Jayhawk West Conference championship teams at Dodge City for coach Brian Hoberecht . . . The Conquistadors posted a 26-6 record and 12-4 conference log in 2006-07 . . . Knapp averaged 11.9 points and 5.0 rebounds as a sophomore, hitting .572 from the field and .648 from the free throw line . . . Team was 23-10 in 2005-06 with an 11-5 league mark.

Background

Attended Trego Community High in Wakeeney, Kan. . . His senior season, he averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks a game to take his team to a 22-1 record and a league title, earning all-conference, all-area and first-team all-state honors . . . Averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds a game as a junior as Trego was 19-4 . . . Earned all-conference and all-area honors as well as second team all-state laurels . . . Was a varsity starter as a sophomore, earning second-team all-conference distinction.

Personal

Wade Allan Knapp was born Aug. 1, 1986, in Hays, Kan. . . He is the son of Larry and Mary Jane Knapp of Wakeeney, Kan. . . . Has a brother, Craig, and sister, Dana . . . Wade is majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies at Missouri State with aspirations of someday becoming a college coach.

Did You Know?

His most-memorable game at Missouri State was the team's comeback win at Winthrop (11/25/07), in which he played six minutes . . . He is the first male athlete from his high school to play Division I athletics . . . Chose Missouri State over Auburn, Wichita State, Bradley and Nevada-Reno . . . Loves the TV show "Home Improvement" and the movie "He Got Game" . . . Favorite NBA player is Kevin Garnett . . . Favorite food combo is fried chicken and cornbread . . . When he's not playing basketball, he loves to play PS3 and putt-putt.

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