2 - Brian Walsh
Brian Walsh
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: So.
Hometown: Coraopolis, Pa.
High School: Moon High School/Xavier
Position: G

A physical guard ... a solid shooter … is a strong rebounder at the guard position … has appeared in two MAC tournament games (including one title contest) and one NIT game … named to the 2011 Dean’s List … will graduate in the Summer of 2012 with a degree in business management.

as a Sophomore (2011-12):  Appeared in all 34 games, including 27-straight starts to close the season … finished second in the MAC in 3-point percentage (.434) and the top 3-point shooting mark in conference play (.442) … averaged 1.4 3-pointers made in MAC play, tied for 15th in the league … named Academic All-MAC … made at least one 3-point basket in 26-of-34 games … grabbed at least four rebounds in 20 games, including 12 of the last 14 contests … finished second on the team in free throw percentage (.803) … reached double figures in the scoring column in 15 games, highlighted by a career-high 16 points at Ball State (Jan. 24) … scored 10 or more points in five of the last seven contests of the year … posted five, seven-rebound performances, the last coming at Western Michigan (Feb. 8) … led the Zips in scoring twice, including at Ball State and at Ohio (Feb. 26) … was the top rebounder for Akron on two occasions (vs. Ohio, Jan. 14; at Oral Roberts, Feb. 18) … had a stretch of 21-consecutive made free throws, including an 8-for-8 performance at Ball State.

as a Sophomore (2010-11): Sat out the season after transferring from Xavier University.

at Xavier University: Appeared in 29 games for the Musketeers ... made his collegiate debut against IPFW on November 14, 2008 ... saw time in eight games during the 2008-09 season before breaking his left hand and redshirting ... saw time in 21 games during his redshirt freshman season (2009-10) ... grabbed a career-high four rebounds at Saint Louis (Feb. 24) ... posted a career-high four points to go with two rebounds in the win over Fordham (Jan. 31) and again at Fordham (March 3).

at Moon High School: Averaged 19.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.2 blocks per game as a senior ... lead MHS to a 23-8 record and a spot in the Pennsylvania state semifinals ... the first player in Moon High history to make the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous Five” as one of the top five players in the area ... 2007-08 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year ... finished his career with 1,578 points ... was listed as a high honorable mention prep All-American in the 2007-08 Sporting News preseason basketball magazine ... averaged 17.1 ppg and 9.1 rpg as a junior while leading his team to a 25-5 overall record and an 11-1 record in its “AAAA” section of the WPIAL ... averaged 16.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg as a sophomore.

Personal: Born April 10, 1989, in Sewickly, Pa. ... son of Michael and JoAnn Walsh ... has three siblings, Kate, Kelly and Danny ... will pursue his MBA beginning in the fall of 2012.