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Player Bio: Milton Riley :: Men's Basketball  

  Milton Riley
Milton Riley
Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Gardena, Calif.

High School:
Compton

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 201

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
10/26/1979

Experience:
3V

RS-Junior (2001-02) - Recorded 19 blocks to raise career total to 57, eighth best in WSU history…pulled down career-high 11 rebounds at No. 25 Gonzaga, Dec. 15…added 10 points against Bulldogs for double-double…scored season-high 14 points at USC, Jan. 4…tallied double figure scoring six times…tied career-high with three blocks vs. Colorado State in season opener, Nov. 20…equaled mark with three rejections vs. Washington, Jan. 31.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2000-01) - Increased playing time led to improvements in both scoring and rebounding…started the final 17 games of the season…51 percent shooting from the floor best among the Cougars…also led WSU with 23 blocked shots…28 turnovers tied for fewest among Cougar regulars…scored a career-high 21 points at California, Feb. 24…established his career-high with seven rebounds at #1 Stanford, Feb. 22, equaled it two nights later at California and then pulled down his current career-high eight boards a week later vs. Washington…had a career-high three steals in season-opening win over Portland State, Nov. 20…recorded a career-high three blocks against Oregon, Feb.

RS-FRESHMAN (1999-2000) - Continued to build his frame through hard work in the weight room and showed signs of future potential during his rookie campaign…second on the team with 15 blocks…led WSU in rebounding three times…season-best 12 points and six boards against Gonzaga…great effort at Oregon with 10 points and four rebounds in 12 minutes…seven rebounds at UCLA…pair of blocked shots against Nevada, Gonzaga and Oregon State…two steals in the Dec. 20 Portland State win…seven starts early in the season.

FRESHMAN (1998-99) - Showed tremendous raw talent and athleticism…one of team's hardest workers in practice…redshirted season to concentrate on refining his game…strong effort in the weight room resulted in the addition of 20 pounds to his frame…won James Donaldson Award as the team's most improved player.

HIGH SCHOOL – FRESHMAN – Attended Leuzinger High (Lawndale, Calif.) where he played football and basketball…SOPHOMORE – moved to Compton and lived next door to assistant hoop coach Dominique Street who convinced him to continue playing basketball…he started at the junior varsity level, then made the jump to varsity (head coach Rod Palmer) as the youngest player on the squad…SENIOR – averaged six points, eight rebounds and two blocks as sixth man…team finished as CIF Division II runners-up… played several games at Pauley Pavilion as part of the Martin Luther King Classic.

PERSONAL – Born Milton Davon Riley Oct. 26, 1979, in Compton, Calif…father Peter Riley…mother April Davis…stepbrother Daniel McRae…sisters Matesha Riley and Denavia Daniels…senior class vice-president…has worked with the Greater Unity in the Community program as a mentor to young kids.

Washington State Cougars Men's Basketball