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Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes


Cairns, Australia

High School:
Cairns State

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 250





Cougs to Meet in NBA Conference Semifinals

Aron Baynes' Spurs and Klay Thompson's Warriors will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. PT.


Washington State vs. Washington :: March 7, 2009

Washington State vs. Washington :: March 7, 2009


Washington State at Cal

Men's Basketball


Washington State Routs Idaho State, 60-41

Klay Thompson led Cougars with 14 points


No. 22 WSU Falls to Strong Rally by No. 8 Stanford

Derrick Low scored all 14 of his points in the first half


Washington State vs. North Carolina A&T

Washington State vs. North Carolina A&T on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash.

Ranks on WSU's all-time list in field goal percentage (eighth - .546), blocks (T-seventh - 93), rebounds (11th - 653), blocks average (14th - 0.76), free throws made (17th - 122) and scoring (23rd - 1064).

SENIOR (2008-09)
Started all 33 games for WSU...led team in field goal percentage (.580), rebounds (247, 7.5 rpg), blocked shots (43), free throws made (113) and free throws attempted (146)...second on the team in scoring (12.7 ppg)...led WSU in scoring eight times and rebounding 24 times...scored in double figures 22 times (including the final five games of the season)...reached double figures in rebounding five times...recorded first of five double-doubles against Oregon State (Jan.15) with 17 points and 11 rebounds... scored a season high 22 points with nine rebounds in WSU's upset victory at No. 14 Arizona State (Jan. 29)...set a career high with 14 rebounds against Arizona (Jan. 31), also recorded 12 points and had two blocked shots against the Wildcats...set a career high with four assists against UCLA (Feb. 21)...scored 11 points and added five blocks in overtime win over No. 14 Arizona State on 'Senior Day' (Feb. 28)...became the 30th WSU player to score 1,000 career points against No. 16 Washington (March 7)...blocked a season high four shots while matching a season high 22 points in loss to UCLA in the Pac-10 Tournament Quarterfinals (March 12)...ended his WSU career with his fifth double-double of the season recording 19 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Saint Mary's in the NIT First Round...represented the Hershey's All-Stars in the second annual Hershey's All-Star Game, tallying eight points and nine rebounds...participated in the Portsmouth Invitational, averaging 7.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game...earned spots on WSU's single season lists for blocked shots (seventh - 43), and field goal percentage (ninth - .580)...earned spots on Cougar senior class record lists in field goal percentage (fifth - .580), rebounds (tied-10th - 247), blocks (fifth - 43), and blocks average (sixth - 1.3 per game).

JUNIOR (2007-08)
Started 34 of 35 games played...named All-Pacific-10 Honorable Mention...led WSU in field goal percentage (.600) and rebounds (210, 6.0 per game)...second on the team in free throws made (95) and attempted (144) and blocked shots (26)...third on the team in scoring (10.4 points per game)...led WSU in scoring nine times and rebounding 20 times...scored in double figures 20 times...reached double figures in rebounding twice...recorded a double-double against The Citadel (Dec. 20) with 16 points and a career high 12 rebounds...scored a season high 23 points on 9-of-9 shooting against Portland State (Dec. 9), also pulled in nine rebounds and had two blocks against the Vikings...was instrumental down the stretch in WSU's first win at Oregon (Feb. 16) in 13 years, scoring seven of his 12 points in the final three minutes...set a career high with four steals against Arizona State (Feb. 21)...was 9-for-9 with 19 points and eight rebounds in the Cougars' NCAA Tournament First Round win over Winthrop...pulled in 11 rebounds against Notre Dame in WSU's second round win...finished the season with 14 points against No. 1 North Carolina...helped hold the nation's player of the year, Tyler Hansbrough, to just two first-half points...scored eighth of his 14 in the first sits at sixth on WSU's single-season field goal percentage list (.600)...earned spots on Cougar junior class record lists in field goal percentage (second - .600), blocks (ninth - 26) and rebounds (10th - 210)... named Pacific-10 All-Academic Second Team.

SOPHOMORE (2006-07)
Appeared in 24 games, including six starts...missed first five games recovering from off-season left ankle surgery...ranked fourth on the team in rebounds per game (3.1) and blocked shots (0.4)...recorded 10 points, season-high eight assists and season-high four blocks at Idaho (Dec. 9)...tallied 10 points against No. 2 UCLA in Pullman (March 1)...shot perfect 10-for-10 from the field for career-high 25 points in double overtime win vs. USC (March 3)...became first player in school history to shoot 100 percent from the field in a game with at least 10 attempts...went 5-for-7 from the field against Vanderbilt (March 17) recording 14 points in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament ...represented his native Australia at the World University Games in 2007...ranked third at the championships with a team-leading 18.1 points per game and second with 9.0 rebounds per game in seven contests...registered a double-double with game-highs 19 points and 12 rebounds in opening round against Korea...tied for team-high honors with 14 points and six rebounds against Israel...registered game highs of 21 points and nine rebounds versus Angola...was a perfect 9-for-9 from the field...tallied team highs with 16 points and eight rebounds versus Czech Republic...registered second double-double of the tournament with game-highs 21 points and 10 rebounds in Australia's victory over Kazakhstan...pulled down game-high nine rebounds versus Chinese Taipei...named to the Pacific-10 All-Academic First Team.

FRESHMAN (2005-06)
Appeared in all 28 games, including 12 starts...tallied 19 points off the bench against UC Riverside (Nov. 19)...his 19 points marked the most points in a season opener by a WSU true freshman...tied WSU freshman record (Carlos Daniel vs. Eastern Washington, Nov. 29, 1994) for blocks in a game with five at San Diego State (Dec. 10)...added eight points and four rebounds...recorded 12 points and added 10 boards at California (Jan. 28)...first career double-double...scored 13 points and grabbed season/career-high 13 rebounds against No. 16 Washington (Feb. 4)...first player to record back-to-back double-doubles since J Locklier during the 2001-02 season...grabbed 10 boards and added seven points against Stanford (Feb. 25)...pulled down 10 rebounds at Arizona State (March 4)...notched 14 points, seven boards, and a block against Oregon (March 8)...ranks on WSU's freshman single season list in several categories including rebounds (fourth - 116), rebound average (fifth - 4.1), blocks (10th - 13), and blocks average (10th - 0.46).

Named Queensland North State Representative player in 2002 and again in 2003...was part of the Under-23 QABL State Championship during 2003 season...played and trained under head coach Marty Clarke at the Australian Institute of Sport during 2004 and 2005...led the Cairns Marlins to a semiprofessional national championship in 2004...garnered the junior national championship as a Queensland Under-20 in 2005.

Born Aron John Baynes Dec. 9, 1986 in Gisborne, New Zealand...parents Marton and Barbara...youngest of three Callum and sister Rebecca...played rugby while in high school...enjoys being with friends and family...received his Bachelors of Science in kinesiology.


3-POINT REBOUNDS YEAR GP-GS FGM-FGA FG% FGM-FGA FG% FTM-FTA FT% OFF DEF TOT/AVG PF-DQ PTS AVG AST TO BLK STL MIN AVG 2006 28-12 60-140 .429 0-1 .000 25-39 .641 42 74 116/4.1 54-2 145 5.2 3 32 13 5 462 16.5 2007 26-7 46-93 .495 0-0 .000 42-65 .646 33 47 80/3.1 62-1 134 5.2 3 13 11 4 426 16.4 2008 35-34 135-225 .600 0-1 .000 95-144 .660 64 146 210/6.0 103-7 365 10.4 11 53 26 23 840 24.0 2009 33-33 153-264 .580 1-1 1.000 113-146 .774 69 178 247/7.5 71-3 420 12.7 20 54 43 9 951 28.8 TOTAL 122-86 394-722 .546 1-3 .333 275-394 .698 208 445 653/5.4 290-13 1064 8.7 37 152 93 41 2679 22.0

Washington State Cougars Men's Basketball