Enjoyed two of the best seasons to open a career in the history of the school ... Really athletic player who plays longer than his frame ... Can play the No. 1 or No. 2 guard ... Explosive around the basket ... Possesses long arms that can get in the passing lanes well.
2007-08 (So.): Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors by Collegehoops.net ... Named Second Team All-Conference USA ... The only Golden Eagle to start all 33 games ... Scored in double-figures in 31 of 33 contests, including the final 15 games ... Scoring average of 18.7 points per game ranked fifth in C-USA ... Became just the third player ever to score over 600 points in a season, and the first since Clarence Weatherspoon in 1991-92 ... His 617 points ranked second all-time at the school for sophomores ... Scored 22 points against SMU, becoming the 31st Golden Eagle to score 1,000 points in a career ... Ranked seventh in C-USA with an .818 free throw percentage ... Hit 198 free throws rank second all-time at Southern Miss for a season, while his 115 in conference play tied the Conference USA record ... Scored 20 points or more 13 times, including a career-high 33 points at Alabama, his first 30-point outing (11/23) ... Led the team in scoring a team-high 14 times ... Recorded his first career double-double, scoring 12 points with 12 assists at East Carolina (2/16) ... Led the team in assists a team-high 25 times ... Scored 29 points against Louisiana Tech in the opening game of the Mississippi Coast Classic (12/18).
2006-07 (Fr.): Earned freshman All-American honors by collegeinsider.com as well as the High-Major Freshman of the Year by the Collegehoops.net ... Earned C-USA Freshman and Newcomer of the Year honors as well ...The only Golden Eagle to start in every game ... Scored in double digits in 29 of 31 contests, including 22 straight to end the campaign ... Ranked No. 4 in C-USA at 17.5 points per contest ... His scoring average was the best-ever for a freshman at Southern Miss ... Also ranks first all-time for freshmen scorers at the school with 541 points ... First Golden Eagle to score at least 500 points in a season since Neil Reed (1998-99) tallied 506 points ... Ranked No. 4 in free throw shooting in C-USA ... Had 10 games of scoring 20 or more points, including a season-high 28 at Memphis (1/27) in which the Golden Eagles had the lead with 2:12 remaining at the FedExForum after a pair of his free throws. It was the closest that any team played Memphis at home all season ... Tops among freshmen in the league in both scoring average and free throw percentage ... Tied for No. 6 on the school charts for free throws made ... His 53 3-pointers made ranks No. 8 on the single-season school ledger ... Made at least one 3-pointer in each of the final 17 games ... The Golden Eagles were 7-2 when he hit 50 percent of his long range jumpers ... Second on the team in assists with 94, tallying four or more 10 times including a season-high six at Rice (2/7) ... Scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in second half in a win over McNeese State (12/28) ... Hit a two-foot floater with a second left in overtime to lift the Eagles to 57-55 win at UAB (1/20)
Prep: A standout player for Coach John Massey, Jr., at Redemption Christian Academy ... Averaged more than 30 points and five assists a game ... Named all-state as well at Murrah High School in Jackson, Miss., for coach Bob Frith ... Put together averages of 26.2 points, five rebounds, 3.3 assists and three steals per game as a senior ... Led the team to a 31-7 overall record and the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State Title ... Paced the team to a 26-8 record and a berth in the state semifinals his junior season ... Averaged 22.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.4 steals per game that season ... Named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) All-State Class 5A First Team and was named the Player of the Year in Class 5A by the MAC ... A First-Team All-State selection by The Clarion Ledger ... Named to the Ledger's Dandy Dozen team prior to his senior season ... Selected to The Clarion Ledger's honorable mention all state team as a junior.
Personal: Son of Jeanine and Kevin Cerdell ... Hangs out with friends during is down time and collects Jordan shoes ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born March 13, 1986, in Jackson, Miss.