Nick Ward posted his sixth double double of the season.
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Stretch forward with a very high basketball IQ and skills to match • Can step out and hit the 17-foot jump shot with consistency • Ability to finish with either hand in the paint.
Joined Michigan State as a graduate transfer • Missed the 2016-17 season with a knee injury suffered on the first official day of practice • Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA in May.
Averaged 8.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in 22 games, starting seven • Suffered a season-ending knee injury on Jan. 30 against San Diego State • Scored in double figures in 10 games, while recording double figure rebounds in three games and two double-doubles • Twice scored a career-high 16 points, against both Indiana (11/25) and Colorado State (1/6) • Also grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds against Colorado State to notch his first career double-double, while hitting 8-of-10 field goals • Grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out a career-best five assists against Air Force (1/16) • Recorded second career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Boise State (1/27), in the game before suffering season-ending knee injury • Made 10-of-12 foul shots against Fresno State (12/30) • Shot .556 from the field and .754 from the foul line • Ranked third on the team with 30 blocks and fifth with 21 steals.
Sat out the 2014-15 season under NCAA transfer rules after transferring from Oregon.
Averaged 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds and 12.7 minutes in 25 games, starting five • Ranked fourth on the team in blocks (14) • Played 13 minutes in upset of No. 3 Arizona (3/2), recording five points, four rebounds, two assists and a block • Scored a season-high 11 points off the bench at Oregon State (1/19), making 4-of-6 FGs • Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds in a road win at Washington State (1/26) • Made first career start at Washington (1/23), starting a string of five consecutive starts • Played in all four postseason games, including recording eight points, a season-high three assists and one steal against Oregon State (3/12) in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Averaged 2.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 37 games • Scored 12 points at UNLV (11/23), playing in his hometown • Grabbed eight rebounds and finished a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line against Houston Baptist (12/22) • Blocked four shots against Oregon State (2/28) • Scored 10 points at Colorado (3/7), adding six rebounds.
Averaged 10.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a prep senior at Bishop Gorman High School, playing for Coach Grant Rice • 2012 third-team all-state selection and all-conference honoree • Averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior, helping guide the Gaels to a 25-6 record • Part of the BGHS squad that captured state titles as a sophomore (2010) and a senior (2012) • Also played volleyball in 2009 and 2010.
Born Aug. 22, 1994 in Tel Aviv, Israel • Has dual citizenship • Son of Mike and Hadar Carter • Earned his bachelor's degree in public administration from UNLV in August 2016 • Pursuing a master's in kinesiology with a sport administration concentration.