Long, athletic shot-blocker who is a developing presence on the offensive end ... Is working to add strength, which should enhance his rebounding abilities, but has very good instincts around the rim and is able to alter a lot of shots because of his size and wingspan.
Played in 14 games as a reserve center and is a developing prospect with his tremendous wingspan and shot-blocking ability ... Averaged 1.8 rebounds in just 3.7 minutes a game in those 14 contests and blocked six shots ... Grabbed a career high eight rebounds vs. Texas-Pan American and seven more against Fairleigh Dickinson ... Played in two Big 12 games at Nebraska and vs. Colorado and saw time in the NCAA win against Clemson ... Hit his first-ever shot as a collegian in the opener vs. Tennessee-Martin and scored three points on 3-of-4 free throw shooting vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.
Played one year of prep school basketball for Head Coach Van Whitfield at Princeton Day Academy in Lanham, Md. ... Averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots while taking his club to a 33-3 overall record and a #7 national ranking in the National Private School Athletic Association ... Was a first team All-American by the NPSAA ... Earned All-Tournament accolades at the Nike iS8 Tournament in New York City and the Crossin Memorial Classic in Plymouth, Pa.
One of the most prolific shot-blockers in Arizona High School basketball during his tenure and blocked 200 shots at Alhambra High School and produced three triple-doubles during that season ... Played his senior season at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Ariz., for coach Paul Murphy and helped take the school to the State Tournament ... Averaged better than eight blocked shots a game at Agua Fria, while producing scoring norms of 10.1 points and 10.5 rebounds ... Used his rebounding and defensive prowess to earn Class 4A-1 All-State and All-Region accolades.
Son of John Underwood Sr. ... Full name is Johnathan Wesley Underwood ... Has two brothers, Ricardo and John, and one sister, Sonya ... Is an outstanding cook and is known for his work on the grill ... Specialties include chicken and ribs ... Ribs are his favorite food ... Would like to major in business and possibly run a business with his father after he completes his playing career.
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