#11 Cleanthony Early
Position: F
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 219
Year: Senior
Hometown: Middletown, N.Y.
Other College: Sullivan JC
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2013-14 (Senior): USBWA Second Team All-American ... AP third Team All-America ... NABC Second-Team All-American and Division 16 First Team ... USBWA District VI Team ... First-Team All-MVC for second-straight year ... Named a finalist by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association for the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year ... Fourth in Wooden Award voting and finalist for Robertson Award ... Named Lute Olson All-American ... Was Top 50 Preseason list for the Naismith and John R. Wooden Awards ... Scored a career-high 31 points agianst Kentucky in the third-round NCAA game ... Also scored 23 points in the second-round game agaisnt Cal Poly to average 27.0 points in WSU's two NCAA games ... Tabbed the MVC Preseason Player of the Year for 2013-14 and finished the MVC Tournament at a member of the All-Tournament team ... Became the 42nd Shocker to reach 1,000 points for his career with 1,135 points in two seasons ... Has scored in double-figures in 33-of-36 games and more than 20 points 10 times... Has four double-doubles, the last a 23-point, 10-rebound game at Illinois State ... also had 22-point, 14-board game at Missouri State, 24-point, 10-board effort against Davidson and 16 points and 10 rebounds against NCCU ... 14 rebounds was his career-high ... Led WSU with season-high 26 points at Alabama ... At Saint Louis, scored 10 of his 12 points in final four minutes ... Named CBE Hall of Fame Classic all-tournament ... Opened with 21 points against Emporia State... Now has more than 20 points 18 times in two years... Early was a first-team all-MVC selection as a junior and the MVC Newcomer of the Year ... Named to the 2013 Final Four Team after 24 points and 10 rebounds in the semi-final game ... Two-time NJCAA Division III Player-of-the-Year in 2011 and 2012, and an NJCAA All-American.
2012-13 (Junior): Scored his 30th double-figure scoring game of the season against Ohio State with 12 points and backed that with 24 points in the National Semifinal game against eventual National Champion Louisville to be named to the Final Four All-Tournament team… It was his sixth 20-plus scoring game and with the 10 rebounds against the Cardinals he collected his fourth double-double of the year ... Moved back into the starting lineup for the last three games for a total of 22 starts ...  Had double-figures in four of five NCAA games ... His fifth 20-plus scoring game came against Pitt, then backed that with a team-leading 16 points against Gonzaga ... Named to the All-Valley First Team, All-Newcomer Team and Newcomer of the Year ... WSU’s leading scorer got his first start of the season after Orukpe’s ankle injury and started 18 games before coming off the bench against Missouri State and leading the team in scoring ... Started just four of the last 15 games ... Also came off the bench Illinois State when he scored five of WSU’s last eight points, including the game-winning three with four seconds remaining in the come-from-behind victory, and at Indiana State when he scored a team-leading 19 points ... Against SIU in Wichita, he scored 39 points, the most for a Shocker since Xavier McDaniel in 1985, which earned him his fifth MVC Newcomer of the Week honor... The 39 was also the fifth-most by a player in the NCAA at the time... Earned MVC Newcomer of the Week three-straight weeks, and six overall ... He earned his first double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Charleston Southern, and his second against Missouri State with 17 points and 11 rebounds ... Scored double-figures in 31-of-39 games, including six 20-plus outings and a streak of 13-straight games... Led team in scoring 15 times and in rebounding 11 times, including four-of-five NCAA Tournament games ... Played 22 minutes off the bench with 10 points in the season opener ... Had a team-high 13 points in win at VCU... Then-season-high came in the title game of the Cancun Challenge with 25 points to earn tournament MVP honors, while season-low was two points at Tennessee... 
Junior College: Junior College: Two-time NJCAA Division III Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012, and an NJCAA All-American... Two-time Region XV player of the year and Basketball Coaches Association of New York junior college player of the year in  2012… As a sophomore for Sullivan (N.Y.) County Community College, he  averaged 24.2 points and 10.7 rebounds for the Generals, which went 28-4 overall… Averaged 20.4 points and 11.4 rebounds for Sullivan as a freshman while shooting 57 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line… He helped his team to the Region XV championship, a third place finish in the National Tournament and a 30-5 record as a freshman.
High School: Averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Pine Bush [N.Y.] Bushmen as a senior… At Mt. Zion academy in North Carolina he averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds per game... Won national tournament and was named MVP... 
Personal: Son of Sandra Glover... Born April 17, 1991... Recruited by Alabama, Baylor, Missouri, San Diego State, Washington State, Quinnipiac, Albany, Central Connecticut, Iona, Robert Morris, Siena, Pitt, Memphis, Georgetown, St. John's and Rutgers... Majoring in Sport Management.