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#23 Charles Rhodes
Position: F/C
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jackson, MS
High School: Lanier HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Two-time Coaches All-SEC Second Team selection... Senior frontcourt standout enters the 2007-08 campaign 87 points shy of the 1,000-point mark for his career, along with needing 51 more rebounds to eclipse the 500-board mark... Presently ranks sixth on the school’s all-time chart with 101 career blocked shots and 10th in career field-goal percentage (56%)... Has been credited with 115 career dunks, including 53 slams a year ago, and needs 34 dunks to surpass current Dallas Mavericks veteran Erick Dampier for the top spot on MSU’s all-time list... Enters his senior season with 50 career starts and six career double-doubles to his credit, while maintaining a career 71-percent free throw accuracy mark... Has averaged 16.3 points (58% FGs) and 7.3 rebounds in SEC regular-season games over the past two seasons... Averaging 13.7 points (56% FGs) and 6.7 boards for all games over his last two campaigns... Ranked by Lindy’s preseason basketball publication as the nation’s No. 22 center.

2006-07:
Selected to the Coaches All-SEC Second Team for the second straight year after ranking as MSU’s No. 2 scorer (13.7 ppg; 17th in SEC) and second-leading rebounder (6.2 rpg; 12th) behind Jamont Gordon... Also finished fourth among league leaders in field-goal percentage (55%) and sixth in blocked shots (1.9 bpg) for all games... For conference games only, he ranked tied for ninth in scoring (15.4 ppg), tied for 11th in rebounding (6.1 rpg), second in field-goal percentage (58%) and tied for third in blocks (1.9 bpg)... His 64 blocks, doubled from his sophomore year, rank sixth on MSU’s all-time single-season chart... Credited with a team-high 53 dunks on the year and also led the club with 76 offensive rebounds as a 25-game starter... Shot 70 percent or better (70.2%) from the line for the third straight season... Scored in double figures 25 times for the season, including seven 20-point outings... Had season-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting (2-2 treys), eight rebounds and four blocks against New Orleans in his hometown of Jackson, Miss... Matched his season high with 25 points (9-14 FGs & 7-7 FTs) at Auburn... Opened SEC play with 15 points (7-9 FGs) and 10 boards at Tennessee... Season’s other double-double came during the MasterCard NIT Semifinals in New York with 10 points and 10 rebounds versus West Virginia... Ranked as the team’s scoring leader (or co-leader) 12 times and leading rebounder nine times on the year... Had 24 points (10-16 FGs) at Ole Miss; 23 (9-12 FGs) in home win over Vanderbilt; 22 (8-13 FGs) at Arkansas; 21 (8-12 FGs) versus Mississippi Valley State during NIT home contest; and 20 points (all in second half on 8-10 FGs) at Clemson... Collected a season-most 12 rebounds at Kentucky... Averaged 3.2 blocks over a late-season, nine-game stretch, including a career-best six rejects (along with 17 points on 7-10 FGs and eight rebounds) in home NIT triumph over Bradley.

2005-06:
Earned second-team all-league honors (Coaches & AP) as a sophomore after leading the Bulldogs in scoring (13.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.1 rpg)... Finalist for the 2005-06 Cellular South Howell Trophy in recognition of being one of the state of Mississippi’s top collegiate players... Ranked 12th in the SEC in scoring, eighth in rebounding and third in field-goal percentage (56.4%) for all games... In SEC games only, ranked fifth in both scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding (8.4 rpg), third in field-goal percentage (58.4%) and tied for eighth in blocks (1.4 bpg)... Made 50 percent or better of his field goals in 14 of 17 games versus league competition, including 42-of-66 (64%) shooting over his last six games... Closed out February by hitting 23-of-31 shots (74%) over a three-game span... Credited with a team-high 54 dunks and 32 blocks on the year... Also credited with 21 steals and shot 70.8 percent from the line as a 25-game starter (26.7 mins/gm) on the year... Averaged 16.6 points and 8.1 rebounds over his last 18 games of 2005-06... Posted four double-doubles for the season, but just missed recording six other double-doubles by a single rebound each time and three others by two boards... Tallied 10+ points 23 times, including 18 straight double-digit outings to close the year, along with a team-high five 20-point efforts... Scored a career-high 27 points (11-15 FGs & 5-6 FTs) versus Georgia and had 24 points at Ole Miss... Totaled 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in home win over Auburn... Also posted a double-double (17 pts & 11 rebs) at Auburn... Had 24 points (7-10 FGs & 10-10 FTs) and 18 boards versus Jacksonville State in his hometown of Jackson... Also posted a double-double (21 pts & 11 rebs) against Kentucky.

2004-05:
Averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 16 appearances as a collegiate rookie reserve for the Bulldogs... Connected on 59.4 percent (19-32 FGs) of his field goals and 75.0 percent (9-12 FTs) of his free throws in 2004-05... Scored six points (2-3 FGs & 2-2 FTs) in home win over Nicholls State... Had four-point efforts in home victory over UMKC and against Jacksonville State in his hometown of Jackson... Went 12 straight games (Dec. 30-Feb. 16) without seeing any playing time before posting season highs for points (8), rebounds (6), blocks (3), field goals made (3) and attempted (5), and minutes played (13) at Kentucky on Feb. 19... Saw action in each of MSU’s last nine games of the 2004-05 campaign, averaging 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per outing in regular-season SEC play... Grabbed five rebounds and scored a basket in March road win over Arkansas... Saw 11 minutes of action in both of State’s SEC Tournament contests, scoring six points against Georgia and totaling four points and three boards versus Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Collected first-team all-state and all-metro honors from The Clarion-Ledger newspaper after averaging 18.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.7 blocked shots and 1.6 assists per game as a senior at Jackson’s Lanier High School... Helped lead coach Thomas Billups’ 2003-04 LHS squad to a 30-5 record, No. 2 season-ending state ranking and a runner-up finish in Mississippi’s Class 4A state tournament... Posted 15 outings with 20 or more points as a senior, including respective 34- and 32-point contests during early-season wins over Meridian and Forest Hill... Scored 25 points, in addition to setting season highs with 20 rebounds and seven blocked shots, in a winning effort against eventual Class 4A state champion Provine High School in the title game of the 2004 North Mississippi 4A tournament... Recorded a double-double with 19 points (9-12 FGs) and a game-high 11 rebounds to garner team MVP honors during the 2004 Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star Game... Did not participate on the court as a prep junior after transferring from Forest (Miss.) High School... Averaged 19.6 points and 11 rebounds per contest as a sophomore at Forest during the 2001-02 campaign.

PERSONAL:
Charles Willie Rhodes Jr., was born June 25, 1985, in Galveston, Texas... Seeking his degree in interdisciplinary studies... The son of Rebecca Spry, and Willie C. and Bobbie Jean Rhodes.


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