Herd, Catamounts will meet for the 44th time
2008-09 (Junior): Earned additional year of eligibility due to academic progress...played in all 32 games (starting four), and averaged 17.2 minutes per game...averaged 4.8 points per game...played 20 minutes off bench in season-opener vs WVU Tech (11/16), scoring 10 points with 3 assists...in three Glenn Wilkes Classic games in Daytona (11/21-23), averaged 16.7 mpg off bench (5.0 ppg) and went 3-of-16 (18.8 pct) from the floor...in first start of year, dished out seven assists (t-2nd most in one game in career) to just one turnover vs Old Dominion (11/29)...scored eight pts (2-4 3FG) with 4 rebs, 2 assts, stl in start vs East Tenn. St. (12/2)...played season-low eight minutes at Boston University (12/6)...hit go-ahead three-pointer in second half that completed 18-point comeback vs UT-Arlington (12/13)...scored eight points off bench (2-4 3FG) with 3 assists and no turnovers against Ohio (12/17)...tied Marcus Goode for bench-high seven points (3-7 FG) with two assists at Dayton (12/23)...netted one of MU's six three-point field goals against Tennessee State (12/28) for five pts and two assists in 20 mins off bench...started second half at San Diego (1/2), scoring seven points with season-high six rebounds...grabbed four rebounds with five points in 17 mins off bench against Memphis (1/7)...dished out two assists with a steal in 12 minutes off bench vs East Carolina (1/10)...scored six points in 19 minutes off the bench against West Virginia (1/14)...saw only six minutes of action at Tulsa (1/17)...scored three points and added an assist, steal and block vs. SMU (1/21)...scored four points in 21 min. at UCF (1/25)...saw 11 minutes of action off of the bench at Southern Miss (1/27)...dished out five assists and scored four points in 10 minutes against UAB (1/31)...scored six points vs. Tulsa (2/4)...started and was held scoreless vs. Tulane (2/7)...matched then season-high with 10 points vs. Rio Grande (2/10)...scored five points off of the bench at UTEP (2/14)...saw 22 minutes of action in the win over Houston (2/18)...played 17 minutes at Tulane and scored two points (2/21)...recorded a game-high five assists in the win at East Carolina (2/25)...played 19 minutes in the win over UCF (2/28)...played 22 minutes with a three-pointer and an assist vs Rice (3/4)...scored 13 points, grabbed five boards, dished out three assists and recorded two steals at UAB (3/7)...posted season high 14 points and tied career high with four steals against Rice in first round of C-USA Tournament.
2007-08 (Sophomore): Started 10 of 28 games, playing 23.9 minutes per game...led the Herd in assists (2.7/game)...averaged 8.1 ppg (5th on team), 2.8 rebounds and owned an assist/turnover ratio of 1.3 ...went 31-for-99 (31.3 pct.) from 3-point range...missed season-opener vs Pikeville (academics)...eligibility restored just hours before season's second game, vs East Tenn. State (Nov. 20), where Merthie dished out career-best 10 assists with seven points incl. game-tying field goal with 3.1 seconds left to send game into OT...attempted career-high 11 three-pt FG vs Bucs (1-for-11)...starter vs Boston Univ. (Nov. 25), produced game-high five assists with nine points...played only 31 combined minutes in consecutive starts at Wright State (Nov. 28) and vs Morehead State (Dec. 1) due to foul trouble...tallied first career 20-point game vs Rio Grande (Dec. 14) with 22 points, five assists with career-highs in FG (8), 3-pt FG (5) and steals (4) against the Redmen...scored nine points (5-6 FT) vs Princeton (Dec. 22)...five points, four assists, four rebounds vs San Diego (Dec. 31)...scored eight second-half points in C-USA opener at Rice (Jan. 9)...attempted game-high five FT (3-5) with team-high three assists vs No. 2 Memphis (Jan. 12)...tallied 16 points (9-12 FT) with career-high two blocks at East Carolina (Jan. 16)...returned to starting lineup for six straight games, beginning with Jan. 19 game vs UAB...netted 12 points with three assists and career-high seven rebounds vs Blazers...scored 15 of his game-high 20 points after halftime, all in game's final 12:19, to tie West Virginia (Jan. 23) in final minute after trailing by 12 with 8:30 remaining...fouled during 3-pt attempt and sank all three free throws to tie game vs Mountaineers with 31 seconds left...scored C-USA career-high 22 points at Houston (Jan. 26) and tied career-best with five 3-pointers (5-for-9)...recorded game-high seven assists vs Tulsa (Jan. 30) in career-high 41 minutes...career-best streak of games with 3-pt FG snapped at seven at UAB (Feb. 2)...posted game-high five assists at UCF with 11 points, four rebounds, steal...DNP vs East Carolina on Feb. 9 (foot)...sparked Herd in return with 10 points (3-5 three-pt FG), assist in 15 minutes at SMU (Feb. 13)...scored 14 points with five assists, career high-tying seven rebounds vs Tulane (Feb. 16)...struggled from floor (1-for-12 FG) vs UTEP (Feb. 20)...did not score for first time of season (0-5 FG) at Tulane (March 5)...scored six points with four rebounds in C-USA first round loss to Tulane (March 12).
2006-07 (Freshman): Appeared in all 32 games in his first collegiate season, averaging 15.6 minutes per game...tied Mark Dorris' 57 assists for second on team (1.0/game)...scored 3.9 points and grabbed 1.6 rebounds per game...collegiate debut in season-opener vs. UNC Greensboro (Nov. 11) got off to fast yet ominous start...scored four points on 2-for-2 shooting with a steal and offensive rebound in first four minutes of action, but committed four of season-worst six turnovers in that time...finished game with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with an assist in 16 minutes...hit first career 3-pointer with 1:24 remaining against the Spartans to ignite a 10-1 Herd run that tied the game and sent it into overtime, where MU would win...shot only 13.3 percent (2-for-15) from the floor over next two games, but rebounded to shoot 47.4 percent (9-for-19) in next four games...dished out team-high four assists in two-point loss to Cal (Nov. 23) in Great Alaska Shootout...enjoyed breakout game of career with a season-best 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting (2-for-4 3FG) in overtime road loss at Ohio (Dec. 2)...five field goals was season-high...scored eight points when the Bobcats made a return trip to Huntington (Jan. 3), tying for his second-best scoring output of the season (tied in C-USA Quarterfinal loss to Memphis)...scored seven points (3-for-9) in the Herd's one-point upset of Virginia Tech (Dec. 30)...pulled down season-best six rebounds at George Washington (Jan. 6)...got first and only starting nod of season on Jan. 27 vs. Houston...posted career-best five assists vs. Cougars...went 3-for-5 vs. No. 5 Memphis in C-USA Quarterfinals for eight points and two assists.
2005-06: Sat out season as a prop 48.
High School: Played for coach George Gordon at Lake Mary High School, where he is the high school's all-time leading scorer...was a four-year starter at Lake Mary, where he averaged 30.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game...was a two-time all-state performer in Class 5A in Florida...played AAU basketball for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Wildcats, and averaged 16.5 points, four rebounds, and six assists per game...was named MVP of the Adidas Showtime National Championship in Atlanta in the summer of 2004.
Personal: Parents are Kim D. Jones and Darryl Keith Merthie, Sr.... father played basketball at Daytona Beach Community College and at St. Thomas...has one brother Jovan and two sisters, Kay and Kendall.