Ali Berdiel

#33 Ali Berdiel

Pos. G
Ht. 6'6"
Wt. 197
Yr. So.
Hometown Ponce, P.R.
High School [Prev. School] Andrean [Ind.] H.S.

2004-2005: Granted medical redshirt after missing all but first two games with a foot injury ... scored seven points and had seven assists in season-opening loss at Cincinnati ... preseason First Team All-Conference selection.

2003-2004: Started 30 of 31 games ... named to All Mid-Con Second Team, averaging 11.3 pts., 3.3 reb. and 6.0 assts. ... six assists ranked 17th nationally and second in the Mid-Con ... scored career-high 28 points January 10 against Oral Roberts ... named to Mid-Con All Tournament Team, averaging 15.7 pts. and 7.3 assts. ... earned Dick Koenig Assist Award for second consecutive year.

2002-2003: Started all 31 games ... finished second in Mid-Con with 57 steals, third in conference with 146 assists, and sixth with 1.52 assist-turnover ratio ... distributed at least five assists 16 times ... earned Dick Koenig Assist Award and Homer Drew Sr. Most Improved Player Award.

2001-2002: Played in 31 games as a freshman, scoring season high 15 points in win February 21 against Oakland.

Prep: Attended Andrean High School as a senior and was rated #1 player in Indiana by Hoop Scoop magazine ... played at Montrose (Md.) Christian High School as a junior ... spent sophomore season at Academia Santa Maria High School in Puerto Rico, averaging 31.3 pts, 10.6 rebs, 6.0 asst and 3.1 steals en route to being named 1999 Puerto Rico Player of the Year ... captained U21 Puerto Rican National Team in 2000 as a 16-year-old ... AAU teammate of Charlotte Bobcat forward Sean May.

Personal: Ali is the son of Miguel Berdiel and Susana Aponte ... majors are finance and marketing ... born December 27, 1983.