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#13 Tom Vodanovich
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand
High School: St. Patricks College
Major: Management
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2013-2014:

  • Finished the season averaging 21.1 minutes per game to go with 4.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, 0.42 assists per game and 0.55 assists per game
  • Recorded two games of scoring in double-figures and four games of eight or more rebounds
  • First freshman to lead JMU in points in a season opener since 2008 with 11 at Virginia
  • 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting with a team-high eight rebounds in win over San Jose State
  • Posted a season-high 10 rebounds against Richmond
  • New season-high of 11 rebounds with six points vs. Hampton
  • Matched his season-high 11 rebounds with 10 in the first half while adding six points in JMU's overtime win vs. Drexel

Before College:

  • Played for head coach Marcus Gatara and Saint Patricks College
  • Dooleys were 2012 Wellington Regional champions
  • Named team MVP in his junior and senior seasons
  • Competed spring 2013 for SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio, leading the team with 18.5 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per game
  • Also competed for coach Kenny McFadden on Wellington club team that won 2011 U19 and 2010 U17 national titles
  • Team captain for Wellington U19 squad, the Junior Tall Blacks, while averaging 10 points and seven boards
  • Averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds competing in Albert Schweitzer Tournament and attended Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp
  • Set a high school regional record with St. Patricks College with a 1.98-meter clearance in the high jump

Personal:

  • Son of Sharon and Luke Vodanovich
  • Management major
  • Enjoys rugby, fishing and water sports

Career Statistics

  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 
2013-14   31-14  654  21.1  46  120  .383  12  50  .240  23  38  .605  36  92  128  4.1  84  13  43  17  127  4.1 
TOTAL  31-14  654  21.1  46  120  .383  12  50  .240  23  38  .605  36  92  128  4.1  84  13  43  17  127  4.1 

Career Highs

Pts 15 San Jose State 11/17/13
Reb 11 2x, Drexel 2/19/14
FG 5 San Jose State 11/17/13
FGA 9 2x, San Jose State 11/17/13
3FG 3 2x, San Jose State 11/17/13
3FGA 7 Virginia 11/8/13
FT 4 Detroit 11/19/13
FTA 7 Detroit 11/19/13
Ast 2 3x, Charleston 1/25/14
Blk 2 2x, Drexel 2/19/14
Stl 2 3x, Hofstra 3/1/14
Min 38 Virginia 11/8/13

 


Getting to know Tom...

Why did you choose JMU?
Quality of life, basketball, and the people around campus


What is your major?
Management


Which of your teammates would you most want to play in a one-on-one game?
Yohanny, Because he’s my roommate and we talk a lot of (friendly trash)


Which professional basketball player do you try to model your game after?
Kevin Durant because he’s a well-rounded player.


What did last year’s NCAA tournament run mean to you?
A benchmark for this year.


I wear #13 because...
It’s an unlucky number I can make lucky.


Who would play you in a movie about your life?
The Rock


What is one thing every JMU student should do at JMU before graduating?
Eat at E-hall


If not basketball, what other sport would you play?
Rugby


What will it take for you to consider this season a success?
NCAA post-season.


Other than playing pro basketball, what are your career goals?
Manage a business, company or organization of some sort.


Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Jessica Alba


If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Dargaville, New Zealand. It’s my second home.


How old were you when you first knew that you wanted to play basketball in college?
16 years old


Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Playing Professional somewhere in the World


If you could have dinner with any 3 people in the world, who would they be?
Kobe Bryant, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar.

 

Favorites:

NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers
NFL Team: Baltimore Ravens
Movie: Lord of the Rings
TV Show:
Outrageous Fortune
Junk Food:
French Fries
Song on the radio:
Memories Back Then
Cartoon Character:
Peter Griffin
Sneaker:
Kobe IX’s
Video Game:
COD MW1
Month:
July

Pick One:

PC or Mac: Mac
DC or Marvel Comics: Marvel
D-Hall or E-Hall: E-Hall
Twitter or Facebook: Facebook
Smooth or Chunky Peanut Butter: Chunky
Walmart or Target: Walmart
Droid or iPhone: DROID
Burger King or McDonalds: McDonalds
NBA 2K or NBA Live:
NBA Live
Playstation or XBOX:
XBOX