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#45 Seth VanDeest
Position: CENTER
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 269
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
High School: Bettendorf
Experience: 2 Letters
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2013-14 (Senior) – Led the team in offensive rebounds as of Jan. 15 with 31 offensive rebounds and 82 total ... scored 10 points with four rebounds, three offensive, and two blocks against Indiana State ... hauled in a season-high 10 rebounds against Evansville ... scored a critical put-back basket and had nine points and six boards against WMU ... had 16 points and 14 rebounds in three games at the Fresno State Classic ... scored a season-high 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting aginast Omaha ... 

2012-13 (R-Junior) – Started all 32 of Drake’s games ... averaged 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game ... shot a team-leading 55.8 percent from the field, fourth highest in the MVC ... was ninth in MVC with 0.9 blocks per game ... led the team in blocks 13 games ... had 17 games in double-figure scoring ... led the team in scoring twice ... led team in rebounding three times ... had four games with three or more blocks ... recorded a double-double in Drake’s home win over Green Bay Scored 12 points and matched a season-high with eight rebounds at Missouri State ... ... scored a season-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting with the eventual game-winning baskets against NC Central ... had 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Iowa State ... led Drake with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Saint Mary’s ... scored 12 of his 14 points against Nevada in the second half and was 5-of-7 from the field in 16 minutes ... played a season-high 32 minutes with 12 points against Rice after scoring 13 points with four assists against Cal ... scored 10 points in 18 minutes on 4-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and two assists ... scored seven points with four boards in 17 minutes against William Jewell ... started and scored 15 points in the exhibition against SBU.

2010-11 (Sophomore) – Played in 29 games (all starts), averaging 8.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... turned in 12 double-figure scoring efforts, including a career-best 26-point performance against Southern Utah at the Great Alaska Shootout ... had seven games registering seven or more rebounds ... posted first career double-double with 13-point, 10-rebound effort in home win over Boise State ... ranked 10th in the Missouri Valley Conference in free throw percentage (.770), while finishing seventh in free throw percentage in league-only games (.807) ... led the squad in rebounding and assists a team-high eight times, while pacing the squad in scoring six times ... was a member of Global Sports Academy All-Star basketball team that traveled through Europe in August 2010.

2009-10 (Freshman) — Named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team, VanDeest started all 33 games at center, averaging 8.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 48.8 percent ... ranked second in the MVC in blocked shots with a Drake freshman single-season school-record 45 (1.4 avg.) ... was a two-time MVC Newcomer of Week, earning honor Feb. 1 after averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots in two games; as well as Feb. 22 after averaging 13.5 points, while shooting 62.5 percent from the floor in wins vs. Southern Illinois and Cal State Northridge ... set Drake freshman single-season free throws made record (80), and ranked third on Drake freshman single-season scoring (279) and rebounding (139) chart ... scored in double figures in 11 games, while leading team in rebounding eight times ... had 20 points, while tying a career high with four blocked shots in win vs. Creighton. Also had career-high four blocked shots at Wichita State and at Evansville ... named to the Drake Invitational All-Tournament team after making nine of 11 shots en route to career-high 21 points vs. Binghamton ... also named to Hy-Vee Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds ... blocked two shots against UNI’s 7-foot center Jordan Eglseder in opening three minutes of road game ... had career-high nine rebounds vs. Bradley ... scored 17 points at Wichita State and had 15 points vs. SIU Edwardsville and Iowa ... collected 10 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in college starting debut vs. IUPUI.

High School — Earned first-team Iowa Class 4A all-state honors by The Des Moines Register, Iowa Newspaper Association and IowaPreps.com...led Bettendorf High to a fourth-place finish in the 2009 Iowa Class 4A state tournament...averaged 17.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots as a senior while helping team post a 21-5 mark...named Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year...also named captain of 2009 Quad Cities All-Metro team...guided Bettendorf to a 19-4 record including a second-place conference finish in 2008...earned second team all-league honors as junior...averaged 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, while shooting 58 percent from the floor in 2007-08.

Personal — Business major...born Seth James VanDeest in 1991 in Davenport, Iowa...parents: Lance and Denise VanDeest...has sister, Jayme (17)...high school coach: Kevin Skillett.

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  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2009-10   33-33  800  24.2  98  201  .488  12  .250  80  110  .727  38  101  139  4.2  104  31  34  45  12  279  8.5 
2010-11   29-29  701  24.2  83  158  .525  .250  87  113  .770  37  92  129  4.4  71  44  38  18  15  254  8.8 
2011-12  
2012-13   32-32  716  22.4  106  190  .558  .000  91  128  .711  50  103  153  4.8  86  34  49  29  12  303  9.5 
TOTAL  94-94  2217  23.6  287  549  .523  16  .250  258  351  .735  125  296  421  4.5  261  109  121  92  39  836  8.9