An exceptional perimeter shooter... Is a solid passer and has very good basketball instincts... Needs to improve on the defensive end of the floor.
Earned second-team all-conference honors as both a freshman and sophomore at Daytona Beach Community College... During his sophomore season he averaged 19.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and shot 39.4 percent from the field (144-366), 39.8 percent from three-point range (78-196) and 77.3 percent from the free throw line (102-132)... Scored in double-figures 23 times during the year and had 12 20-point games, including a career-high 33 points against the U.S. Navy... As a freshman he averaged 16.4 points, 2.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game and shot 50.0 percent from the field (171-342), 45.2 percent from three-point range (61-135) and 75.2 percent from the free throw line (88-117)... During his freshman season he scored in double-figures 26 times, had 10 20-point games and was named the team's best offensive player.
Averaged approximately 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a prep senior... Was named the Most Valuable Player of his team... A McDonald's All-American nominee.
Full name is Richard Markus Sirju... Born Aug. 13, 1988 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... One of four sons of Andree and Marlon Surji... Plans on majoring in business administration at Utah State... Enjoys bowling and going to the movies.