No. 19 Michigan State 76, Ark. Pine Bluff 44 - AP Photos
Long, tough post player Loves to use his body to create space and angles in the post Combination of soft hands and great feet that allow him to be a threat to score with his back to the basket Can be effective in transition by out-running opponents rim to rim Has range to stretch the defense out to 18 feet.
2012 Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award winner 2012 Gatorade Michigan High School Player of the Year 2012 Parade Magazine All-American Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Dream Team selection for the second straight year Averaged 25.1 points, 19.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 blocks per game at Bay City Western for Coach Chris Watz Led the Warriors to the Class 4A regional semifinals, an 18-6 record, and a second-straight district championship Finished his career as the school's all-time leader in points (1,518), rebounds (1,069) and blocked shots (280) Ranked among the top 100 players in the nation by Rivals.com (#83), ESPNU100 (#87), and Scout.com (#95) Rated among the top players at his position by ESPNU100 (#17 power forward), Rivals.com (#21 power forward), and Scout.com (#23 center) 2011 Gatorade Michigan High School Player of the Year Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Dream Team selection Averaged 19.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks as a junior, shooting 53.4 percent from the field and 72 percent from the foul line Posted a school-record 19 double-doubles Helped team improve from 10-11 in 2010 to 24-3 in 2011, leading Bay City Western to Class A state semifinals for the first time in school history MVP of Saginaw Valley Association Attended 2011 NBA Top 100 Camp Averaged 16.7 points 11.8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 assists as a sophomore Set a school record with 14 blocks in a single game 2010 Bay City Times Dream Team and first-team All-Saginaw Valley League selection National Honor Society member.
Born Aug. 5, 1993 Son of Mike and Jen Costello Supply chain management major.