34 - Mick Hedgepeth
Mick Hedgepeth
Height: 6-9
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Crossville, Ala.
Position: F/C
Last School: Crossville HS
Specialties: 2 VL

Statistics: 2010 | 2009

 

2009-10: Academic All-Conference ... Came into his own, emerging as one of the most improved players in the Atlantic Sun ... A trusted post force ... Ranked among league leaders in six statistical categories ... Fourth in Atlantic Sun in field goal percentage ... Also led team in rebounding, blocked shots, free throws attempted and made ... 19 double figure scoring games ... Five double-doubles ... Career-high 23 points on ultra-efficient 8-for-9 from field and 7-for-9 from the line at Eastern Illinois (11/28/09) ... 20 points, six rebounds and clutch free throws late at Mercer (12/5/09) ... 19 points, six rebounds at Stetson (2/18/10) ... 19 points vs. Wright State (11/15/09) ... 16 points, eight rebounds, three blocks at ETSU (2/1/10) ... 16 points, six rebounds, two blocks at Jacksonville (1/16/10) ... 15 points, three rebounds, two steals vs. Mercer (2/25/10) ... 14 points, 11 rebounds vs. ETSU (1/23/10) ... 14 points, nine rebounds vs. Kennesaw State (2/27/10) ... 14 points, eight rebounds, three blocks vs. North Florida (2/7/10) ... 13 points, 11 rebounds vs. Jacksonville (2/5/10) ... 13 points, six rebounds at St. Louis (12/16/09) ... 12 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks vs. Campbell (1/21/10) ... 12 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks vs. USC Upstate (1/7/10) ... 12 points, eight rebounds vs. FGCU (1/2/10) ... 11 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks vs. Alabama State (11/21/09) ... Eight points, 10 rebounds vs. Tennessee State (11/30/09).

2008-09: Academic All-Conference ... Aside from Alex Renfroe, arguably the Bruins' most productive and consistent performer the second half of the season ... Earned increased minutes during conference play and delivered with steady production and rebounding ... Merely scratching the surface to his potential as a presence in the post ... Appeared in all 33 games ... Averaged 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over the final 12 games of the season ... Among A-Sun freshman leaders in rebounding and free throws ... Game-winning basket with 0.2 seconds left in Bruins' 65-64 victory over Mercer in Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal (3/5/09) ... Nine points, eight rebounds, secured game-clinching rebound and sank two free throws in victory over East Tennessee State (2/14/09) ... Recorded first career double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds in historic come-from-behind victory at Campbell (2/6/09) ... 10 points, nine rebounds, block in Postseason CIT at Old Dominion (3/23/09) ... Eight points, four rebounds vs. North Florida (2/26/09) ... Seven points, seven rebounds, first career three-pointer in Postseason CIT victory at Evansville (3/18/09) ... Seven points vs. Kennesaw State (1/24/09) ... Seven points - on 7-for-10 free throws - in nine minutes at North Florida (12/6/08) ... Five points, seven rebounds vs. Jacksonville (2/28/09) ... Career-high three blocked shots vs. Mercer (1/26/09) ... Four points, rebound in collegiate debut vs. Samford (11/14/09).

Prior to Belmont: Formidable post presence on Crossville High School team for head coach Tracy Hulgan ... Led Crossville to impressive 77-15 record over three varsity seasons ... Part of two Elite Eight State Tournament teams ... Two-time team captain ... Fourth all-time leading scorer at Crossville High School with 1,915 points ... Career leader in rebounds (1,110) and blocked shots (298) ... Averaged 23.0 points, 12.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocked shots per game as a senior for 31-3 Crossville ... Also shot 70 percent from the floor, 78 percent from the free throw line and recorded 28 double-doubles in 34 games ... Finished ninth in the state in blocked shots ... Finalist for ASWA Alabama 3-A Player of the Year ... 2008 Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Region Winner ... Played in 2008 Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... McDonalds All-America Nominee ... Sammy's 'Got Milk' Athlete Award ... 2008 Sports Ledger Athlete to Watch ... Averaged 21.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.4 blocked shots per game as a junior for 29-2 Crossville ... Recorded 18 double-doubles ... 2007 ASWA Alabama 3-A Player of the Year ... 2007 Gadsden Times All-Area Player of the Year ... Averaged 17.8 points, 11.3 rebounds with 17 double-doubles as a sophomore ... 2006 ASWA Alabama 3-A Honorable Mention All-State.

Personal: Majoring in Accounting ... Son of Roger and Ruth Hedgepeth ... Born Michael Earl Hedgepeth on October 5, 1989 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Also three-year varsity letterwinner in baseball; named Infielder and Pitcher of the Year by team ... 2008 Crossville High School Salutatorian ... Senior Class Treasurer ... Member of 'Who's Who,' Beta Club ... FCA 'Huddle' Leader ... Has one sibling, Brittany ... Gained inspiration from John Wooden and Michael Jordan books ... Lists Hoosiers among favorite movies ... Enjoys music of Belmont alumnus Brad Paisley ... Lists Tiger Woods and Larry Bird as favorite athletes.