OREGON STATE 2008-09: Senior who possesses terrific leadership skills and will likely compete for the starting point guard stop ... Will see significant minutes throughout the season.
2007-08: One of five players to appear in all 31 contests, making 15 starts ... Averaged 22.1 minutes, 3.0 points 1.6 rebounds and ranked second on the team with 69 assists ... Recorded a season and career high in assists with six on three separate occasions, against Northern Colorado, in a win against Portland and against Washington ... Played a season and career high 35 minutes at Alaska ... Scored a season and career high 11 points in a win at UC Davis ... Recorded a season and career best five rebounds against Iowa State, in a win at CSU Bakersfield and at home against Arizona ... Notched 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting against Arizona ... Went 35-of-45 from the line, for a team high .778 percentage among players with over 20 attempts.
MINERAL AREA COLLEGE
Spent two years at Mineral Area College, a junior college located in Park Hills, Mo. ... Earned All-Midwest Community College Athletic Conference first team honors as a 2006-07 sophomore ... Averaged 8.1 points, 5.2 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals as a sophomore ... Shot 47% from the field, 46% on three-pointers and 71% from the free throw line ... Helped Mineral Area reach the Region XVI Championship Series ... As a 2005-06 freshman, made All-MCCAC honorable mention after averaging 7.0 points, 2.4 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals while shooting 50% from the field, 38% on three-pointers and 76% on free throws ... Mineral Area went 28-5, won the regional championship and advanced to the national tournament ... Mineral Area's assistant coach, Sean Pryor, played at OSU in the mid-'90s.
Graduated from Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla., in 2005 ... Helped the school to Metro and District championships ... Averaged 15 points, four assists, four rebounds and four steals and earned All-Metro honors as a senior ... Edgewater finished the season ranked #9 in Florida's Class 6A ... Helped Edgewater win the state championship his junior year.
Born in Orlando, Fla. ... Son of Rickey and Deborah Claitt ... Father played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins ... Has five siblings: Richard, Jomaiya, Nyra, Tyler and Kyron ... Majoring in business ... Chose Oregon State because "I loved the team and the community."