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Five-year player graduated in May 2014, earned four letters and redshirted 2010-11 seasons ... Two-time All-Big 12 honoree, started all 75 games over final two seasons after being limited to one start in first two seasons while playing behind three future NBA draft picks ... Became first BU player to make three NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to Sweet 16 all three times and twice to Elite Eight ... Also led team to 2013 NIT title and finished career with 13-3 postseason record ... Posted 10 double-doubles during breakout junior campaign, improved to 14 double-doubles in senior season, which tied for fifth-most in a season at Baylor ... Program won 107 games in his four active seasons, most of any player in school history ... Finished with best winning percentage in program history (.731), ranked third on program's career wins list (95) and second on career Big 12 wins list (37) ... Became 26th 1,000-point scorer in Baylor history, finished career ranked 19th in school history with 1,159 points ... Ranked fourth in career blocked shots (166), tied for fourth in career double-doubles (25), fifth in games played (130), sixth in blocks per game (1.28), ninth in career rebounds (722) and 10th in career field goal percentage (.543) ... Only Big 12 Conference player on Team USA at 2013 World University Games ... One of 10 Division I student-athletes -- along with then-teammate A.J. Walton -- who played for Athletes In Action's 10-Day European Tour of Poland and Germany in June 2010 and Macedonia/Kosovo Tour in June 2011.
USBWA DISTRICT VII PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM (media)
ALL-BIG 12, THIRD TEAM (coaches)
COLLEGE SLAM DUNK CONTEST RUNNER-UP
EA SPORTS MAUI INVITATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Dec. 2, Feb. 24)
Named USBWA District Player of the Year and earned All-Big 12 recognition for second straight season after starting all 38 games ... Led team with 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in 29.0 minutes per game ... Ranked second on team with 1.3 blocks per game and .500 field goal percentage ... Led Big 12 Conference with 14 double-doubles, finished third in league in offensive rebounding, fourth in total rebounding and sixth in blocks ... Led team to 26-12 record and Sweet 16 appearance, which was third of career after going to Elite Eight in 2010 and 2012 ... Scored in double figures 30 times, including streak of 11 straight games from Nov. 17 through Jan. 3 ... Had six 20-point games, bringing total to 14 career 20-point games, which were all Baylor wins ... Led team in scoring 11 times and rebounding 16 times ... Shot 37 percent from 3-point range, connecting on 14-of-38 after making 3-of-12 attempts over first three seasons combined ... Had double-double with 13 points and 11 boards in season-opening win against Colorado (11/8) ... Earned Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team recognition after averaging 13.3 points 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks as Bears finished in second place ... Posted 13 points and 8 rebounds in Bears' win over No. 3 Kentucky (12/6) at AT&T Stadium ... Had season-high 14 rebounds to go with 11 points and 3 blocks in only 22 minutes of win vs. TCU (1/11) ... Recorded 21 points and 11 rebounds in crucial double-overtime win against Kansas State (2/15) before fouling out for only time in 130-game career ... Two days later led Bears to overtime victory against Oklahoma State (2/17) with season-high 25 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks ... Led BU to third straight win with 15 points and 12 boards at West Virginia (2/22), helping him earn third career Big 12 Player of the Week honor ... Recorded fourth straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds at Texas (2/26) ... Averaged 15.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games ... Had 16 points and 6 boards against Nebraska (3/21), 14 points and 4 rebounds against Creighton (3/23) and 15 points and 7 boards against Wisconsin (3/27).
ALL-BIG 12, HONORABLE MENTION (media; coaches)
BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Nov. 12)
NIT All-TOURNAMENT TEAM
CHARLESTON CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Earned All-Big 12 recognition after starting all 37 games and averaging 13.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 27.9 minutes per contest ... Led Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally in field goal percentage (.610), which was second-best single-season percentage in program history among players with at least 200 attempts ... Ranked third in Big 12 in blocks (1.9 bpg), fourth in rebounding (8.0 rpg) and double-doubles (10) and 11th in scoring (13.3 ppg) ... Posted fifth-best single-season blocks total (71) in program history and 10th-best single-season rebounding total (295) ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week after first two games of season ... Had breakout game with 26 points (12-of-16 FG; 9 dunks) and 13 rebounds in season-opening win vs. Lehigh (11/9) ... Had 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocks in win vs. Jackson State (11/11) ... Posted 20 points and 14 rebounds in Charleston Classic win vs. St. John's (11/18) ... Had 13 points and career-high 16 rebounds in win vs. BYU (12/21) ... Had 25 points and 10 boards in 36 minutes of OT win vs. Texas (1/5) ... Recorded 11 points, 11 rebounds and career-high-tying six blocks in win vs. Oklahoma State (1/21) ... Hit all three 3FG attempts and 11-of-13 total FG en route to 25 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in win vs. No. 4 Kansas (3/9) ... Led team in scoring with 21.6 points per game on 71.9% shooting (41-of-57) during five-game run to NIT title, earning NIT All-Tournament recognition ... Raised scoring average from 12.1 to 13.3 points during NIT run ... Closed season with four straight 20-point games -- 21 points in NIT win vs. Arizona State (3/22), 26 points vs. Providence (3/27), 21 points in NIT semifinal win vs. BYU (4/2) and 23 points in NIT championship game vs. Iowa (4/4).
2011-12 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE)
Played in 34 games as reserve power forward, making one start ... Averaged 3.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 10.5 minutes off bench ... Surpassed freshman year totals (21 games) in only six games in 2011-12 ... His 42 blocks rank 10th on Baylor single-season list ... Had 5 double-digit scoring and 12 multiple block games ... Posted career-first double-double with then-career-high 10 points and career-high 10 rebounds in 19 minutes in Nov. 11 win vs. Texas Southern ... Tallied career-high 13 points and grabbed 9 boards in career-high 20 minutes in Nov. 13 win vs. Jackson State ... Scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked career-high 7 shots vs. UT Arlington (Nov. 23) ... Chipped in 12 points, 3 blocks vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 29) ... Had 2+ blocks in wins at Northwestern (Dec. 4), vs. Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 14), vs. Paul Quinn (Dec. 19) and vs. Texas A&M (Jan. 2) ... Poured in 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes in a Feb. 8 home loss to Kansas.
Redshirted to retain eligibility, did not play in any games.
BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (Fall 2009)
Played in 21 games as a reserve power forward, averaging 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 4.6 minutes per contest ... Made Baylor debut in season opener Nov. 13 vs. Norfolk State, scoring 5 points in 9 minutes ... Posted career-best numbers for points (7), rebounds (6) and minutes played (15) in 106-45 rout of Hardin-Simmons (Nov. 22) ... Had 2 rebounds in 3 minutes off bench in Sweet 16 win over Saint Mary's (March 26) ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2009 semester.
Averaged 19.5 points and 6.2 rebounds as senior for Killeen High School ... Shot 53.6 percent from the floor as a senior in 37 games ... Led KHS to three straight 30-win seasons and four consecutive district championships ... KHS never lost a home game in four seasons ... Senior accolades: first-team TABC All-State, TABC Class 4A Player of the Year, first-team All-District 25-4A, Fort Worth Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament team, Elgin Tournament All-Tournament team ... Averaged 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 5.1 blocks as a sophomore in 2006-07, earning All-District 16-4A first-team honors.
Full name is Cory Allen Jefferson ... Born Dec. 26, 1990, in Tacoma, Wash. ... Son of Charles Jefferson and Fancy Pace ... Graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in May 2014.