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Aksel Bolin leads NIU with 14 points
2012-13:Played 30 games, starting 25 ... Paced Northern Illinois with a 32.5 three-point percentage ... Logged the most court time on the team, averaging 26.7 minutes of play each game ... Finished third among Huskies with with 7.4 points per game ... Exceeded his previous personal points in a game mark (13) three times: 15 vs. SIU Edwardsville (12/5), 18 vs. Toledo (2/2), and 14 at Toledo (3/5) ... Pulled down a career-best nine boards twice: at Valparaiso (11/13) and at Ball State (3/9) ... Hit seven-of-ten field goals and recorded three steals vs. SIU Edwardsville (12/5) ... Dished out five assists in back-to-back outings: at DePaul (12/6) and at Seattle (12/19) ... Was perfect from the charity stripe on six occasions: two-for-two vs. Judson (11/18), one-for-one at Dayton (12/1), two-for-two at DePaul (12/16), four-for-four vs. Massachusetts (12/29), four-for-four at Ohio (1/16), and two-for-two at Toledo (3/5) ... Finished a rebound shy of his first double-double at Valparaiso (11/13).
2011-12: Played in all 31 games, including 29 starts ... Averaged 6.2 points and a team-high 5.1 rebounds, 18th-best in the MAC, while playing 25.6 minutes per contest ... Shot 48.3 percent from the field, including 35.2 percent from behind the three-point arc ... Grabbed 2.1 offensive rebounds per game, tied for 12th-most in the MAC ... Pulled down 5.0 rebounds per game during conference play, 17th-best in the MAC ... Scored a career-high 13 points against Central Michigan (1/14) and in the First Round of the MAC Tournament against Eastern Michigan (3/5) ... Scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a win over Miami (2/8) ...Recorded eight games with seven-or-more rebounds ... Grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds, including eight offensive, against Southern Illinois (12/17) ... Recorded five near double-doubles: Southern Illinois on Dec. 17 (9 pts, 12 rebs), UW-Milwaukee on Nov. 14 (9 pts, 9 rebs), Ball State on Jan. 21 (8 pts, 8 rebs), Miami on Feb. 8 (12 pts, 9 rebs) and Toledo on Feb. 26 (10 pts, 8 rebs) ... Had a career-high four assists on four occasions.
Prior to NIU: Graduated from Asker High School (Asker, Norway) in June 2009 ... Was a member of Norway's All-Star Team during the European National Championships in each of the last four years (2007-10), and recently completed a stint playing in Poland with the Norwegian National Team.
Personal: Full name is Aksel Gorm Bolin ... Born 11/17/90 in Stockholm, Sweden ... Son of Aasmund Berge and Linnea Bolin ... Has a younger brother, Sander ... Father played basketball for the Norwegian national team, while his mother starred for Sweden's national team.
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