Corey Belser
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Corey Belser

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Spanaway, WA

High School:
Bethel

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3V

  • Named Division I Mid-Major Defender of the Year by CollegeInsider.com for the 2004-2005 season
  • Best Defensive Player award in 2002-03 and 2004-2005
  • 2003 Recruiting Award (given by coaching staff)
  • Usually assigned opponent's top scorer
  • In 2003 WCC Tourney title game Corey held WCC Player of the Year Blake Stepp to 10 points
  • Started last 24 games of season in 2002-03 with team going 15-9
  • Named to the 2003 Mid-Major All-Defensive Team (collegeinsider.com)

  • Career Statistics
    YearGp/GsMinTotal
    Fg-Fga
    Pct3PT
    Fg-Fga
    PctFt-FtaPctAStlBlkRebAvgPtsAvg
    04-0529-2993264-122.52517-46.37042-73.5757657121465.01876.4
    03-04DNP
    02-0330-2475739-96.4068-29.27637-59.6275629191354.51234.1
    01-0227-121515-53.2833-17.17616-28.5719117521.9491.8
    Totals86-5422.1118-271.43528-92.30495-160.59414197383334.23593.9

    2004-2005 AT USD: Earned 29 starts and finished with a team-best average of 32.1 minutes played per contest ... averaged 6.4 points per game and 5.0 rebounds ... led team with 57 steals and finished second on squad with 76 assists ... was named the WCC Player of the Week (Jan. 3rd) after leading the Toreros to impressive back-to-back wins over Wyoming (95-88) and Creighton (82-70) ... at Wyoming he finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals, and 2 assists; versus Creighton he totaled 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 7 steals ... in both games he shut down the opponent's leading scorer ... posted a career-best 17 points against St. Mary's (3-4 in treys) ... CollegeInsider.com named him to their mid-season All-America squad for mid-major programs.

    2003-2004 AT USD: Medical redshirt year after injury knee in second preseason exhibition contest.

    2002-2003 AT USD: Averaged 25.2 minutes a game while earning 24 starts and playing in all 30 games ... averaged 4.1 ppg and 4.5 rpg (3rd on team) ... at Southern Methodist totaled a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds; also had 5 assists and 3 steals in the game ... totaled 8 points and 8 rebounds in road win at Portland ... scored 9 points in home win over Portland, making all 3 shots from floor, including a trey.

    2001-2002 AT USD: Freshman year played in 27 games and earned one start at Saint Mary's College where he played a season-best 19 minutes ... scored in double digits once netting 11 points in home victory over Portland ... against the Pilots made 3-of-5 shots from the field (1-3 in treys) and 4-of-7 free throws ... scored 8 points against the University of Washington, and 7 points at home against Santa Clara ... also grabbed a personal-best 7 boards at Portland, and tallied 2 steals in three contests (UC San Diego, Boise State, at Saint Mary's) ... against Santa Clara at home made 3-of-4 shots from the field, finishing with 7 points and 4 rebounds in 16 minutes of action.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Bethel High School where he lettered in both basketball and football, and was team captain in both sports ... as a senior averaged 19.4 points per game and 9.0 rebounds with team going 22-7 ... converted 75% of his free throw attempts and 40% from three-point range ... team advanced to 4A state tournament and finished with a No. 8 state ranking ... named Tacoma News Tribune All-Area Player of the Year ... First Team All-State and District ... South Puget Sound League Most Valuable Player ... a McDonald's All-American candidate and a High School Wendy's Heisman candidate, he was selected to participate in three all-star games - he played against former Torero teammate Mike McGrain in the Oregon-Washington All-Star game (19 points) ... summer after senior year played with George Karl's Friends of Hoop ... as a junior he averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per game as team finished 23-6 (1st in league; 2nd in District and State) ... played receiver and safety in football, earning First Team All-League honors ... team placed 2nd in State Playoffs senior year.

    PERSONAL: Born on November 22, 1982 in Nuremberg, Germany ... chose USD for strong academics, location and weather, and basketball program ... also recruited by Oregon, Oregon State and Rutgers ... parents are Aaron and Charlotte Belser of Spanaway, Washington ... brother Chris was a wide receiver at University of Idaho.

    Major: Urban Studies.