3   Dontel Highsmith
Dontel Highsmith

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Dowagiac, Mich.

High School:
Dowagiac

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
G


10/28/2014

Huskies Hold Annual Media Day

NIU Picked to Finish Fourth in MAC West

02/25/2014

NIU to Host MAC Leading Toledo Wednesday

Huskies and Rockets meet in final game of February

02/22/2014

Huskies Ready for Sunday Matchup at CMU

Huskies and Chippewas to meet for the second time in 11 days

02/19/2014

Huskies Host Eastern Michigan Thursday at 6 p.m.

Huskies and Eagles set for first of two meetings in nine days

02/14/2014

Huskies Return to the Road Saturday at Akron

NIU looks for just its third all-time victory at Akron

2013-14: Played in 11 games, including eight starts ... Averaged 10.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures in five contests ... Shot 53.9 percent (41-of-76) from the field and 34.8 percent (8-of-23) from beyond the three-point line ... Started his last seven games before injury, averaging 13.0 points while shooting 59.3 percent (32-of-54) from the field ... Scored a season-high 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field at UC Riverside (Dec. 22) ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week on Dec. 23 after averaging 18.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in a pair of wins at Loyola-Chicago (Dec. 18) and UC Riverside (Dec. 22) ... Scored 19 points and pulled down six rebounds at Iowa State (Dec. 31) before tearing his left ACL late in the game, ending his season.

Prep:
Concluded his career at Dowagiac High School as its all-time leading scorer with 1,969 points ... Averaged 29.1 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as a senior at Dowagiac while leading the Chieftains to an 18-3 record ... Finished fifth in Mr. Basketball voting in the State of Michigan ... Named to the 2013 Associated Press Class B All-State First Team and the Detroit Free Press Class B All-State Team ... Averaged 27.8 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals as a junior in 2011-12, leading Dowagiac to a 16-6 record while earning Associated Press Class B All-State honors ... As a sophomore, he led Dowagiac High School to the Michigan Class B State Semifinals for the first time since 1983, while earning third-team all-state honors from the Detroit News ... A three-sport standout in basketball, football and track, he was named the South Bend Tribune's Boys Athlete of the Year in both 2012 and 2013 ... Earned the Division 2 state long jump championship as a senior with a jump of 23-5 1/4.

Prep: Born on December 10, 1994 in Dowagiac, Mich. ... Son of Stephanie Young and Don Highsmith ... Majoring in Communications.

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