Position
Center
Height
7'0
Weight
229 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Canberra, Australia
Major
Business Administration
High School
ACT Academy of Sport

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Appeared in 19 games, averaging 7.3 minutes per contest … Finished the season 8-of-19 from the field (42.1 percent) … Averaged 0.8 points per game and 1.3 rebounds … Scored four points in seven minutes against Gardner Webb (12/16) … Career-high five rebounds and two steals in a season-high 20 minutes played vs. Florida (2/27) … Made 2-of-3 shots against Missouri (3/1), tying his season-high four points.

AUSTRALIA TOUR (August 2015)
Started all five games in the return to his home country, averaging 14.8 minutes per game … Posted averages of 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds, making 5-of-14 field goal attempts and all four free throw attempts … Had six points and five rebounds in the tour’s opening win over the Newcastle All-Stars.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15)
Played in 25 games with eight starts on the season … Averaged 8.6 minutes per game … Averaged 0.9 points per game and 1.4 rebounds a game … Had 12 blocks … Appeared in 44 games in his first two years with the team … High this season was four points vs. Texas A&M when he played 21 minutes … Had four rebounds twice and three blocks at Mississippi State (1/31) … Played 26 minutes twice this season, including filling in for Jordan Mickey in the regular season finale upset of #18 Arkansas in Fayetteville (3/7) … Had four assists in that game.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Played in 19 games, averaging 1.4 points per game and 0.9 rebounds a game … Averaged 3.8 minutes per game … Had best of six points against Southeastern (11/22), after a five-point game against Northwestern State (11/16) … 5 rebounds twice … Played 12 minutes against both Southeastern and McNeese State (12/28) … 3-of-7 from the arc, 11-of-20 overall on field goals.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played for the Canberra Gunners of the ACT Academy of Sports in Australia … Played for Australia most recently in the FIBA 2012 U17 World Championship Tournament, earning the silver medal … Coach was Jason Denley … Team won state and regional championships in 2009 and 2012 … School lost by two in OT to finish as national runnerup in 2012 … Averaged 25 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks per game his senior season … Also participated in track and field high jump, shot put and discus events.

PERSONAL
Born on Jan. 2, 1995 in Canberra … Right handed … Of coming to LSU said, “Great team, great players, great staff, atmosphere and community … Parents are Angela Maher, Christopher Maher (stepdad) and Anthony Malone (dad) … Four siblings – Brydie, Riley, Stella and Nena … His grandfather played Australian Rules Football … Major is business management … Likes to watch movies and listen to music and hand with his “mates” … Favorite food is schnitzel … Favorite Pro Basketball Player is Chauncey Billups and favorite NBA team is the Detroit Pistons.

Top Career Performances
Points: 6 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (11/22/13)
Rebounds: 5, three times
Field Goals Made: 3 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (11/22/13)
3 PT FG Game: 1, three times
Free Throws Made: 2, twice
Assists: 4 at Arkansas (3/7/15)
Blocks: 3 at Mississippi State (1/31/15)
Steals: 2 vs. Florida (2/27/16)
Minutes Played: 26, twice

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 6 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (11/22/13)
2. 5 vs. Northwestern State (11/16/13)
3. 4 vs. Missouri (3/1/16)
3. 4 vs. Gardner-Webb (12/16/15)
3. 4 vs. Texas A&M (1/17/15)
3. 4 vs. McNeese State (12/18/13)
3. 4 vs. UNO (11/19/13)
8. 3 vs. Texas A&M (2/26/14)
9. 2, 14 times

 

 

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