- Walk-on out of Knoxville (Farragut High School) who earned a scholarship prior to 2012-13 season.
- Started 11 games as a true freshman.
- Brings toughness to the post.
Played in all 32 games with one start (at Elon)…averaged 2.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per contest…career-high nine points in 12 minutes against UNCG in SoCon Tourney…previous high during season was seven in 20 minutes at UNCG…high of eight rebounds vs. Reinhardt with a season-best against a DI opponent of six vs. Troy, Utah Valley and Furman…Dean’s List and SoCon Honor Roll student.
Medical redshirt…Dean’s List both semesters.
Came off the bench in 22 games…missed nine games due to shoulder injury returning for the home win over Furman…averaged 7.5 minutes per game…highs of four points (Reinhardt), six rebounds (Montreat) and two assists (Montreat)…18 minutes against Montreat was season high as well.
True freshman walk-on started 11 of 32 games played…more amazing is the fact he played through a majority of the season while battling a shoulder injury…had a high of 11 rebounds in the loss at Samford with six in 27 minutes there…had seven points at Elon and at Georgia Southern…team won his first five starts…first one came in opening round of Dr Pepper Classic with five rebounds against Long Island.
Sam was an all-district and all-region selection at Farragut playing three varsity years for Donald Dodgen…led the Admirals in scoring, rebounding and blocks as a senior, while finishing second in assists…earned all-tourney nods in the district tournament as a senior and the Chop House Classic as a junior…holds the school record for points in a game with 44 against Clinton in 2008-09.