#20 Gavin Ware
Position: F
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 260
Year: Senior
Hometown: Starkville, Miss.
High School: Starkville HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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 2014-15 • Junior
Started 25 of the 30 games he played. Missed two games after spraining ankle against USC Upstate.

-Second on the team in scoring with his 10.0 clip and seventh in the SEC with his 7.1 rebounds.

-Scored in double-digits 18 times and had 10-plus rebounds five times.

-Totaled three double-doubles to give him 12 for his career.

-Career-high 17 rebounds came at Auburn on Jan. 21.

-Season-high 19 points came against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 17.

-Had three-plus bocks three times — Western Carolina, Mississippi Valley and St. Louis.

-Season-high two seals came against Florida State and LSU.

-In the SEC Tournament against Auburn, had 6 points and 3 rebounds in 29 minutes.

-Finished the year with 301 points, 212 rebounds, 11 steals and 32 blocked shots in 803 minutes.

-Enters senior year 99 points shy of becoming 35th player in school history to reach 1,000 for a career.

-Currently tied with Lawrence Roberts for the 16th most rebounds in school history with 654.


2013-14 • Sophomore
Was the only player to start all 33 games for the Bulldogs.

-Was second in scoring with his 10.0 clip and sixth in the SEC with his 7.2 rebounds.

-Scored in double-digits 13 times and had 10-plus rebounds 10 times.

-Totaled seven double-doubles to give him nine for his career.

-Led MSU in shooting percentage at .581 (129-222).

-Season-high 16 rebounds came against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Jan. 2.

-Scored 20-plus points three times, while career high of 23 came against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 19.

-Also had 22 points against Texas A&M on Jan. 18 and 21 points against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

-Career-best 3 steals came against Kennesaw State on Nov. 14.

-In the SEC Tournament against Vanderbilt and Ole Miss, scored 11 and 8 points, respectively, to go along with his 4 and 10 rebounds.

-Finished the year with 330 points, 236 rebounds, 28 steals and 12 blocked shots in 858 minutes.


2012-13 • Freshman
-Named to the 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team.

-Received SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 24.

-Appeared in all 32 games and drew 27 starts.

-Averaged 8.4 points and a team-best 6.4 rebounds (ranked 12th in the SEC).

-Recorded first-career double-double against Central Arkansas, posting career-highs with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

-Led the team with a .542 field goal percentage.

-Scored in double-digits 14 times.

-Grabbed double-digit rebounds in 3 games.

-Led or co-led the team in rebounding in 18 games.

-Against Loyola, recorded a career-high 5 blocks.

-Averaged 6.5 points and 7 rebounds in the SECT and picked up his 200th rebound against Tennessee.


High School
-As a senior, led Starkville to a 26-5 record and averaged 15.2 points and 4.9 rebounds.

-Totaled a season-high 20 points twice, versus Lanier and Canton.

-Season high of 16 rebounds came against Yazoo City.

-Year ended with a 50-30 loss to Wayne County in the semifinals of the state tournament where he had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

-As a junior, averaged 19 points and 10.5 rebounds but missed the playoffs due to a knee injury.

-As a sophomore, led the Yellow Jackets to a 31-2 ledger en route to winning the Class 6A title.

-Averaged 9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.

-Had season high in points (20) against Williams Sullivan, rebounds (14) versus Greenville-Weston and 11 times had 10-plus rebounds. Also finished with 61 blocks.

-Played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and had 15 points and 6 rebounds in Mississippi's 109-104 setback.

-Ranked as the 98th-best player in the nation by Scout and 99th-best senior by Rivals.


Gavin Elles Ware was born on Oct. 19, 1993, in Starkville, Miss. ... Majoring in criminology. ... The son of Calvin Ware.

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