Senior Day for Five Toreros in WCC Game of the Week
USD will close out week with game at Pacific on Saturday at 7pm
USD looking for WCC weekend sweep
USD returns to JCP for Saturday tilt with New Orleans at 7:30pm
Former Torero following in his dad's footsteps
2012-13 at USD: Appeared in 32 games with 21 starts... Averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds for Toreros... Reached double-digit scoring in four contests with a season-high 16 points against San Diego Christian (11-9-12)... Chipped in with 15 points against Northern Kentucky (11-14-12)... In home win over BYU totaled 8 points and a season-high 10 rebounds... Scored 11 points against Tulsa (11-16-12) making 3-of-4 three-pointers.
2011-12 at USD: Sophomore forward Started 28 of 31 games... Career-highs of 22 points-11 rebounds vs. Portland... Double digit scoring in 9 of last 14 games to close the season... Back-to-back 14 point games (Pepperdine & Gonzaga)... Impressive 15 point-8 rebound-4 blocks against BYU at the Jenny Craig Pavilion...Second on team in field goal percentage (.515).
2010-11 at USD:Played in 29 games with 1 start his freshman year... Averaged 2.3 ppg and 2.0 rebounds... Finished second on the team in blocked shots with 19... In his collegiate debut scored 12 points in win over Occidental... In his lone start of the season scored 8 points against Fresno State (12-7-10)... Chipped in with 7 points in two other contests (USF & CS Bakersfield).
2010:In the summer of 2010, he was selected to the U18 German National team... Dennis was born in Germany (his father played and coached in Germany) and he has dual citizenship... He was invited to tryout last spring for the team and was elected to the final roster... He played in the U18 European Championships July 22-August 1 in Lithuania... He made the most of his first tournament play as a member of the U18 German National Team... Playing in a tournament in Douai, France, Kramer was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 18.2 points and 8.6 rebounds over five games... In two of the contests he tallied double-doubles in scoring and rebounding (18-11 in 67-58 loss to Croatia; 25-13 in 81-71 win vs. Pologne)... He notched double digit scoring in all five games, and added a 22 point effort in his final contest against France, a tough 50-47 loss.
HIGH SCHOOL:Played at La Costa Canyon High School in nearby Encinitas, CA for Coach Dave Cassaw...During his senior season he averaged 12.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game... Earned Second Team All-League honors... His junior season he averaged 14.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks while earning All-League honors... Tabbed #41 ranked power forward in the country (ESPN.com) prior to senior season.
Personal:Born on January 18, 1992 in Cologne, Germany... He and his wife Meredith were married this past summer on August 3rd... Chose to attend USD because of academics, location and coaching staff...Was also recruited by Colorado, Stanford, Portland, New Mexico and Yale.