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John Masters
John Masters

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Carmel

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 288

Position:
C

Birthdate:
11/04/1984

Experience:
2L


Holds down the starting job at center in 2007 after filling in for the last three games of last season . . . AS A JUNIOR: Academic All-Big Ten selection appeared in nine games in 2006 (DNP vs. Idaho, Michigan and Northwestern) . . . started the last three games of the season at center, grading out 96 percent or highest in each start . . . scored 90 percent or higher in seven of the nine games overall . . . graded 98 percent each vs. Penn State, Minnesota and Eastern Michigan . . . played perhaps his best all-around game vs. Purdue, scoring 96 percent while recording a career-best six pancakes . . . posted scores of 97 percent vs. Indiana and 95 percent vs. Ohio State . . . totaled 98 percent vs. Eastern Michigan, including three pancakes . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in five games (vs. Kent State, Hawaii, Illinois, Northwestern and Indiana) in 2005 to earn his first varsity letter . . . scored 92 percent or higher in all five games and tallied five pancakes . . . posted perfect scores (100 percent) vs. Hawaii and Northwestern . . . graded 97 percent vs. Illinois with three pancakes . . . scored 98 percent in the 2005 season opener vs. Kent State . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in two games in 2004 (vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin) . . . produced a perfect score (100 percent) in limited action vs. Wisconsin . . . graded out 96 percent vs. Minnesota, including three pancake blocks . . . 2003 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Spartan Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All- Midwest Team . . . listed among the Bloomington Herald-Times' Top 33 (Indiana's top seniors) . . . consensus all-state selection as a senior . . . earned all-county, all-conference, all-league and all-metro honors in 2002 . . . graded out 95 percent on his blocking assignments as a senior . . . produced a perfect score (100 percent) in five games in 2002 . . . set school single-game record with 10 pancake blocks . . . played for Coach Keith Fiedler at Carmel (Ind.) High School . . . son of Robert and Val Masters . . . father played basketball at Indiana . . . born Nov. 4, 1984 . . . presented two of MSU's highest honors in 2007, the Dr. James Feurig Achievement & Service Award as well as the Gwendolyn Norrell Community Service & Leadership Award . . . created the "Make A Change" program in 2006, a student-athlete initiative that raised $6,000 in its first six months for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society . . . has served on MSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the last two years . . . participated in the 2006 SPYN Awards (Student-Athlete Lip Sync Contest) to benefit the Children's Miracle Network . . . earned his bachelor's degree in advertising.

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