No. 8 Cougars Blast Beavers, 69-46 - Jan. 17, 2008 - AP Game Photos
FRESHMAN (2006-2007) Redshirt season...represented his native New Zealand at the World University Games in 2007...tallied two points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in opening game versus Canada...scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in victory over Thailand...recorded four points, five rebounds and one block against Israel...dropped in nine points and added four rebounds in victory over China.
HIGH SCHOOL Earned four varsity letters at Westlake Boys High School under head coach Mark Jackson...led his team to a second-place finish at the New Zealand High School Nationals... named the WBHS Junior Sportsmen of the year as a FRESHMAN...averaged 18.8 points, 6.81 rebounds, and 2.29 steals...helped team to a seventh-place finish at the New Zealand HS Nationals as a SOPHOMORE...named the New Zealand Academy of Sport High Performance Player and Auckland College Sport Basketballer of the Year...captained his team to a third-place finish at the New Zealand HS Nationals...averaged 19.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks per game as a JUNIOR...team captain as a SENIOR...led his team to a first place finish at the New Zealand HS Nationals...averaged 20.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.8 steals per game...named NZ Academy of Sport High Performance Player for second year in a row.
PERSONAL Born Thomas Iain Abercrombie, July 5, 1987 in Auckland, New Zealand...parents Colin and Judy...oldest of three children...brother Hayden and sister Nicola...earned three varsity letters in volleyball...led his team to the New Zealand HS Nationals all three years including a first place finish his sophomore year...won the WBHS Trophy for Academic and Sporting Excellence in 2002 and 2004...enjoys fishing, surfing and playing cricket.