2009-10: A likely starter, one of four seniors on the squad ... Physically gifted forward who was a force at the top of the 1-3-1 zone his junior year ... Became the first Oregon State player to lead the league in steals since Gary Payton led the Pac-10 in 1990.
2008-09: One of two players to play and start in all 36 contests ... Was a honorable mention Pac-10 Conference all-defense selection ... Averaged 29.9 minutes, 8.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game ... Averaged 1.7 steals per game to rank second in the Pac-10 ... Reached double figures in scoring in 10 games ... Set a career high with 15 rebounds at UTEP in game two of the CBI championship series, the most by a Beaver player last season ... Recorded a career best five steals at home against California ... Set a career high with seven assists against Seattle Pacific ... Scored a season best 19 points at Stanford going 8-for-10 from the field ... His 60.0 conference field goal percentage ranked second in the Pac-10 Conference ... Ranked first in Pac-10 play averaging 2.0 steals per game and ranked 15th with 5.1 rebounds per contest ... 60 steals ranked No. 10 on the Oregon State single-season list ... Scored 17 points, and was a perfect 8-of-8 from the floor, in the win over UTEP in game one of the CBI championship series ... Recorded 10 rebounds in a win over Seattle ... Tallied at least two steals in 18 contests ... Led the team with a 57.9 field goal percentage ... Percentage ranked fourth in the Pac-10 Conference ... Shot 60.0 percent from the floor in Pac-10 games to lead team.
2007-08: One of five players to play in all 31 contests on the season, starting in a team-high 27 ... Led the team with 28.4 minutes per game and averaged 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest ... Ranked second on the team with 9.6 points per game ... Ranked third on the team with 53 assists ... Scored in double-figures 16 times, a team high ... Set a season and career high with 23 points in a win UC Davis ... Made a season-high four three-pointers in the victory ... Recorded a season and career high nine rebounds in a victory over USC Upstate at the Top of the World Classic in Alaska. Tied the mark with nine rebounds at LSU ... Recorded a season high four assists in a win at CS Bakersfield, in a win against Northern Colorado, at Washington and at USC ... Played a season and career high 40 minutes against Iowa State ... Registered a season and career high four steals against UCLA ... Scored in double figures in 11 straight games to open the season ... Scored at least 20 points two times, against UC Davis (23) and Idaho State ... Recorded a career-high two blocks against Stanford ... Started in the first 27 games of the season ... Ranked second on the team with a .336 three-point percentage ... Made at least two three-pointers on 12 different occasions.
2006-07: A minor case of plantar fasciitis robbed Tarver of some of his athleticism during his freshman season ... Played in 29 games (starting seven), while averaging 12.7 minutes, 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds ... Started the first five games of the season ... Averaged 16.6 minutes in non-conference play and 9.1 minutes in Pac-10 play ... Scored a season-high 11 points at Montana State, including 7-for-10 from the free throw line ... Recorded five assists vs. Portland and Mercer ... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds at Washington State ... Had three steals on two occasions (vs. USC and at Washington) ... Best Pac-10 scoring game was seven points at Arizona ... Earned the team's Slats Gill Award (pride).
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore., in 2006 ... Widely considered to be the top senior in the state of Oregon ... As a senior, he was named to the all-state first team and was Metro League Player of the Year, both for the second time, after averaging 20.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists ... Made the all-state tournament first team for the second time after Jesuit finished third, and led the 4A tournament in scoring (21.0 ppg) and assists (5.3 apg) ... Ranked #79 on Hoop Scoop's national list of high school seniors and #102 by Rivals Hoops ... Named to the 2005-06 Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West second team ... Scout Hoops ranked him as the #6 small forward on the West Coast ... Had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the 2006 Les Schwab Northwest Shootout, a game between the top seniors from Oregon and Washington ... A four-time All-Metro League selection (three on the first team) and a three-time all-state tournament selection (two on the first team) ... Was an all-state first team selection as a junior, helping lead Jesuit to the 4A state title ... Averaged 15.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals as a junior, and was the Metro League Player of the Year ... Averaged 13.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.4 steals as a sophomore and was named to the all-state second team and the All-League first team ... Averaged 12.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals as a freshman and made the All-League second team ... In his four-year varsity career, averaged 15.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists ... Team won the Metro League title all four years ... Attended the Reebok ABCD Camp in summer 2005 ... Helped Jesuit to the 2006 4A state track and field title, as he ran anchor on the 4x100 and 4x400 teams, which finished first and second, respectively.
PERSONAL Born in Santa Maria, Calif. ... Son of Jean and John Tarver ... Father was an NFL running back from 1972-75 ... His brothers include Josh (a senior teammate), Zach (a former OSU and Portland State football player) and Shon (a standout guard at UCLA from 1991-94 who beat the Beavers with a three-point basket at Pauley Pavilion with five seconds remaining in 1993) ... Sister, Taryn, ran track at Oregon ... Majoring in business ... Chose Oregon State because "it was the best fit for me."