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24 Matt Grendel
24 - Matt Grendel
Height: 6-8
Weight: 215
Year: Sr./Sr.
Hometown: Independence, Ohio
High School: Independence
Position: Forward

2010-11: Appeared in all 26 games, including 16 starts, as a junior...poured in a season-high 16 points against Notre Dame (OH) on 12/30...averaged 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game...recorded second career double-double against Ohio Dominican on 2/5 with 11 points and 10 rebounds

2009-10: One of four players to appear in all 24 games... made 12 starts in sophomore season... averaged 3.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game... production soared down the stretch, averaging 11.8 points and eight rebounds in the final four games, while shooting 59.3 percent (19-for-32)... scored a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting with a career-high five steals in a win at Gannon on Feb. 15... also knocked down a season-high two treys in that game... notched his first career double-double in a Feb. 13 win over Urbana with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds... finished third on the Storm with nine blocks and had three on Dec. 5 against Edinboro... played a season-high 36 minutes on Feb. 6 vs. Central State.

2008-09: Saw action in 25 games - starting seven - as a freshman... earned all seven starts down the stretch as playing time increased... scored a season-high 11 points in season finale at Kentucky Wesleyan... corralled eight rebounds at South Dakota on Feb. 2... averaged 2.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game... tied for third on team with 10 blocks.

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Played four years at Independence High School as a forward... set Independence High School records for points in a game (46), free throws in a game (23) and points in a season (581)... averaged 26.4 points and eight rebounds per game for the Blue Devils... named Second-Team All-Ohio, First-Team All-Northeast Ohio and First-Team All-Chagrin Valley Conference... was a senior captain and team MVP.

PERSONAL: Born June 15, 1990... majoring in education... parents are Dave and Carrie Grendel... father, Dave, played at Case Western Reserve.