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Djery Baptiste

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2018-19, 2019-20
  • Number: 11
  • Position: C
  • Height: 6' 10“
  • Weight: 235
  • Hometown: Gonaives, Haiti
  • High School: Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, TX)
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: Vanderbilt
  • Birthday: November 12, 19951)

At UMass

2019-20 Graduate Student

Roster photo 2019-20

  • Played in 27 games. Averaged 10.6 minutes per game, 2.1 points, and 2.6 rebounds. Backed up Tre Mitchell at center.
  • Shot 25-49 (.510) from the floor.
  • Blocked 4 shots in the season-opening win versus UMass-Lowell (11/5).
  • Got a season-high 23 minutes of time in the rout over Central Connecticut (11/16). Tallied 6 points, a season-high 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
  • Played 18 minutes in the win over Rider (11/20), tallying 4 points, 4 boards, and 2 blocks.
  • Three points and 5 boards in 17 minutes at Harvard (12/7).
  • Shot 3-4 from the floor and notched 6 points in 10 minutes versus Maine (12/20).
  • Played 20 minutes at Akron (12/30), with 2 points, 5 boards, and 2 blocks.
  • Shot 3-4 from the floor for 6 points at Davidson (2/1).
  • Helped UM get the win over George Mason (2/9) with 5-7 shooting, 10 points (season-high), 4 boards, and 3 steals in 17 minutes.
  • Minutes trailed off in his last 3 games played (Dayton 2/15 thru Fordham 2/22), as lingering knee issue prevented him from practicing.
  • Missed the last four games of the season with the knee issue.2)

2018-19 Graduate Student

Roster photo 2018-19

  • Graduated early from Vanderbilt and enrolled at UMass as a graduate student.
  • Became eligible for UMass in the second semester of the 2018-19 season.3)
  • Started 12 of the 20 games he appeared in, taking the starting center job from Rashaan Holloway.
  • Made UMass debut in the game at Georgia (12/30), recording two points and 5 rebounds.
  • Season-high 10 rebounds in 19 minutes at Dayton (1/13).
  • Shot 3-3 for 6 points, plus 3 rebounds, in his first UMass start, versus St. Bonaventure (1/23).
  • Season-highs in points (8) and field goals (4), on 4-5 shooting, plus 4 boards, in the win over Rhode Island (1/27).
  • Nine boards in just 15 minutes at La Salle (1/30).
  • Seven boards plus a season-high 27 minutes in the win over Davidson (2/9).
  • Six points and 5 boards at George Washington (2/20).
  • Six points and 4 boards at Duquesne (3/2).

Statistics

SeasonGGSMPMPGFGFGAFG%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%PTSPPGORBDRBTRBRPGPFFOASTTOVBLKSTL
2016-17 VU3522747.82548.521001320.650631.82540651.9590124144
2017-18 VU291044215.23066.455003041.732903.134691033.6744524267
VU Total641271611.255114.482004361.7051532.4591091682.613346484011
2018-19 UM201235817.92447.511001022.455582.93546814.1522522245
2019-20 UM27028510.62549.51000718.389572.12446702.63103102311
UM Total471264313.74996.510001740.4251152.459921513.28328324716
NCAA Ttl11124135912.2104210.4950060101.5942682.41182013192.9216614808727

Career Highs

with Vanderbiltwith UMass
Points13 - vs UNC Asheville (11/17/17)10 - vs George Mason (2/9/20)
Field Goals5 - vs UNC Asheville (11/17/17)5 - vs George Mason (2/9/20)
Field Goals Att.“7 - twice, last at South Carolina (1/6/18)“7 - vs George Mason (2/9/20)
Free Throws5 - vs Southern Cal (11/19/17)3 - at Harvard (12/7/19)
Free Throw Att.“6 - twice, last vs Southern Cal (11/19/17)“5 - vs Central CT (11/16/19)
Rebounds9 - vs Kansas State (12/3/17)12 - vs Central CT (11/16/19)
Assists“1 - 6 times, last vs Missouri (2/27/18)““1 - 8 times, last at Dayton (1/11/20)“
Blocks“3 - 4 times, last vs LSU (1/20/18)“5 - vs La Salle (1/5/19)
Steals3 - at South Carolina (1/6/18)3 - vs George Mason (2/9/20)
Minutes34 - vs Southern Cal (11/19/17)27 - vs Davidson (2/9/19)

Pre-UMass

Vanderbilt

2017-18 Redshirt Sophomore year

Roster photo 2017-18

  • Played in 29 games and made 10 starts
  • Averaged 2.4 points per game in 15.2 minutes
  • Scored career-high 13 points in win over UNC Asheville; tallied career highs in points (13), field goals made (5), then-rebounds (8), and minutes played (25) against Bulldogs
  • Also scored in double figures at South Carolina with 10 points
  • Grabbed career-high nine rebounds vs. Kansas State
  • Played career-high 34 minutes against USC

2016-17 Redshirt Freshman year

  • Played in all 35 games and made one start and averaged 7.9 minutes per game
  • Averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game
  • Tied a career high with eight points in win over Miss. State
  • Made first career-start vs. Butler
  • Tallied career-high eight points and three rebounds vs. Belmont
  • Had seven points and seven rebounds vs. Norfolk St.

2015-16 Freshman year

  • Redshirted his freshman season
  • Signed with the Commodores in November of 2014
  • Chose the Commodores over UConn, SMU, Oregon, and USC

High School

  • Was ranked the eighth-best player in the state of Texas according to ESPN
  • Attended the Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, where he averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal in his senior season
  • Helped lead his Lion teams to four consecutive state championships
  • Named his team's Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season

Personal

  • Djery Jean Baptiste
  • Born November 12, 1995
  • Son of Hebert Jean Baptiste and Wislonde Destin
  • Speaks four languages and hopes to one day be a diplomat in his native Haiti
  • Plans to major in Public Policy and Linguistics4)
  • Recipient of the Myer Family Men's Basketball Scholarship5)
  • Advice to youngsters: “Seek God”
baptiste_djery.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/16 23:37 by mikeuma