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Tom Herzog
Tom Herzog

Class:
RS Junior

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 250

Position:
C

Hometown/High School:
Flint, Mich./Powers


Career Stats
Herzog Career Game-By-Game Stats

The Word
One of the tallest players in the program's history • His specialty is ability to block shots with great timing • Gained some needed weight in the off-season • Owns an impressive collection of post moves.

2008-09
Appeared in 16 games, starting one • Tri-recipient of MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award • Averaged 0.6 points and 0.7 rebounds per contest • Scored a career-best five points against North Carolina (12/3) • Played a season-high seven minutes against Alcorn State (12/13), scoring three points and tallying a season-high two blocks • Made his first career start against Wisconsin (2/22), scoring MSU's first basket on a reverse layup • Recorded one block against North Carolina (4/6) in the NCAA Championship game • Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08
Appeared in 13 games • Tri-recipient of MSU's Scholar-Athlete Award • Averaged 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game • Scored a season-high four points against San Jose State (12/19), adding two blocks • Tallied three points and a season-high four rebounds against IPFW (12/15) • Added three rebounds against Chicago State (11/13) and North Carolina State (11/28) • Blocked two shots against Chicago State • First MSU points came on a dunk against No. 2 UCLA (11/20) • Played a season-high 11 minutes against Penn State (2/20) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2006-07
Redshirted.

High School
Averaged 17.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.3 blocks as a senior at Flint Powers Catholic High School, serving as team captain while playing for Coach Jack Pratt • Finished second in the voting for the 2006 Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award • Detroit Free Press Dream Team honoree and The Detroit News All-State Class B member • 2006 Associated Press Class B All-State selection • Holds school records for career blocks (400) and blocks in a game (15) • Averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks as a junior • 2005 Associated Press Class B All-State selection • Earned 2005 Class B All-State accolades from The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press • 2005 first-team all-conference selection • Led Powers Catholic to a 21-3 record and a district championship, losing in the regional semifinals • Shot 69 percent from the floor • Named Street and Smith's All-America high honorable mention honoree in the fall of 2005 • Rated the No. 9 center and No. 49 player overall by Scout.com • Averaged 14.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks as a sophomore, leading the squad to district and regional championships • 2004 second-team all-conference honoree • Blocked a Michigan High School single-season record 182 shots in 2003-04 • Participated in the 2005 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival • A member of his school's honor roll, he posted a near-4.0 GPA • Played AAU basketball for the Michigan Hurricanes.

Personal
Born Aug. 11, 1987 • Son of Tom and Cheryl Herzog • Applied engineering sciences major • Enrolled in MSU's Honors College.

Herzog's Career Highs
Minutes: 11 - vs. Penn State (2/20/08)
Points: 5 - vs. North Carolina (12/3/08)
Rebounds: 4 - two times, last vs. Alcorn State (12/13/08)
Assists: 1 - vs. Idaho (11/16/08)
Field Goals: 2 - vs. San Jose State (12/19/07)
Field Goal Attempts: 4 - vs. Penn State (2/20/08)
3-Point Field Goals: 0
3-Point FG Attempts: 0
Free Throws: 3 - vs. North Carolina (12/3/08)
Free Throw Attempts: 5 - vs. North Carolina (12/3/08)
Steals: 1 - vs. IPFW (12/15/07)
Blocks: 2 - three times, last vs. Alcorn State (12/13/08)