21  Jean Francois Bro Grebe
Jean Francois Bro Grebe
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

High School:
Chamblee HS

Last College:
Northeastern Colo. JC

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 230

Position:
F

Experience:
2L

03/07/2007

C-USA First Round - Marshall 53, UAB 52

Thundering Herd edges ninth-seeded Blazers in opening round of the conference tournament.

2006-07 (Junior):
Started 26 games and appeared in all 32...averaged 18.8 minutes per game...third in C-USA in blocked shots with 2.0/game...his 65 blocks rank second in Marshall single-season history...moved into ninth on MU blocks list...sank 49.1 percent of field goal attempts (52-of-106)...scored 4.0 points with 3.3 rebounds per game...got first career start in season-opener vs. UNC Greensboro (Nov. 11), scoring four points with five rebounds and three blocks...averaged 3.0 blocks per game through season's first six games...pulled down career-best 10 rebounds vs. Robert Morris (Nov. 17)...enjoyed game of his career in first game of Great Alaska Shootout vs. Cal (Nov. 23), going 6-for-7 for career-high 14 points with four rebounds, four blocks and an assist...85.7 percent shooting vs. Cal proved to be MU individual high for season...shot 75 percent (12-for-16) and averaged 10.3 points and 3.7 blocks in three games in Anchorage...scored 11 points vs. Missouri-Kansas City on Nov. 25, going 5-for-6 from the free-throw line...grabbed nine rebounds, four offensive, at Morehead State on Nov. 29...did not start for first time of season vs. Virginia Tech (Dec. 30), but swatted away five Hokie shots in the Herd's one-point upset win...came off bench for next four games before returning to starting lineup...in second start back, scored eight points with four rebounds and a block at Tulane (Jan. 20)...posted one or more block in all but four games and had three or more blocks in 11 games...blocked four Mountaineer shots on Jan. 24 in Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic vs. West Virginia...blocked a career- and team season-high six shots vs. UAB (Feb. 3)...scored six points with six rebounds and four blocks at Tulsa (Feb. 7)...blocked five shots vs. Tulane (Feb. 17).

2005-06 (Sophomore):
Played in only nine games after recovering from knee injuries...scored a career-high seven points vs. East Carolina on 3-of-4 shooting on Feb. 1...played a season-best nine minutes vs. East Carolina and at Tulane (Feb. 4)...blocked three shots vs. the Green Wave in New Orleans...grabbed career-high three rebounds vs. Memphis on Feb. 11.

Prior to Marshall:
Signed with former Marshall coach Ron Jirsa at the University of Dayton in November of 2002 but never played there...enrolled at Northeastern (Colo.) Junior College, but suffered a knee injury before the 2003-04 season and did not play... averaged six points and four rebounds at Northeastern in limited time (10 min./game).

High School:
Ranked one of the top-50 prep players out of high school by several publications...averaged 9.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists at Chamblee High School in Atlanta.

Personal:
Born on February 27, 1983...son of Genevieve and Jerome Bro Grebe...has a brother, Serge (19), a team manager on the basketball team, and a sister, Cynthia Taqui, who was born a Bro Grebe...his favorite NBA player is Kevin Garnett.