Finished the season third on the team with 31 steals ... also finished the seaosn as the Bulls’ fourth leading scorer, averaging 8.4 points per game ... Reached double-figures for the first time in four games with 11 against DePaul (March 3) ... Led the team with 11 points against No. 12/12 Louisville (Feb. 17) ... also added five rebounds ... Posted a team-high 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field, including a 3-of-5 mark from long distance at Seton Hall (Jan. 23) ... Led the Bulls for the second-straight game with 15 points (4-of-12 FG, 2-of-7 3FG, 5-of-5 FT) vs. Georgetown (Jan. 19) ... also co-led the team with five boards and added one assist and one steal while shooting 5-of-5 from the free throw line ... Led the Bulls with 17 points (7-of-10 FG, 3-of-5 3FG) at Rutgers (Jan. 17), scored 15 of his 17 in the second half ... Reached double-figures for the fourth-straight game with 12 points against Syracuse (Jan. 6) ... Posted a team-high 18 points (8-of-14 FG, 2-of-3 3FG) at UCF to lead the team for the second-straight game ... Led the team in both scoring and rebounding with 16 (4-of-9 FG, 1-of-3 3FG, 7-of-8 FT) and eight against George Mason (Dec. 29) ... Just missed a double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds vs. Bowling Green (Dec. 21) ... Posted his first career double-double with 19 points (7-of-16 FG, 2-of-5 3FG, 3-of-4 FT) and career-high 10 rebounds at Stetson (Nov. 26) ... Scored career-high 22 points (8-of-11 FG, 2-of-3 3FG, 4-of-5 FT) in the season-opener against UCF (Nov. 10).
2010-11: Second on the team in scoring at 9.1 points per game and second with 62 assists ... Started 22 of 33 games, including nine in BIG EAST play ... Fourth on the team in minutes played in BIG EAST games at 26.1 ... Scored in double-figures 17 times ... Notched four assists at DePaul (2/26) ... Scored 11 points vs. Villanova (3/8) in BIG EAST tournament opening round ... Tallied 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists vs. Georgetown (2/19) ... Has been featured in ESPN's Top Plays for high-flying dunks against Cincinnati (1/12) and DePaul (1/27) ... Netted a career-high 20 points at Providence (2/2) ... Also had four assists in the game ... Excelled in multiple phases vs. DePaul (1/27), scoring 11 points to go with three assists and four steals ... Hit 8-of-8 free throws against Providence on Jan. 16 ... Notched career-high 19 points against James Madison (12/18), hitting three treys ... Back-to-back double-digit scoring nights with 15 against St. Francis (11/15) and 12 in the opener against Southern Miss (11/12) ... Also had five assists against St. Francis ... Led the Bulls in scoring in his USF debut against Southern Miss (11/12), connecting on a trio of threes and three free throws for 12 points in 28 minutes.
Hutchinson Community College (2009-10): Redshirt.
Cowley College (2008-09): No. 3 junior college shooting guard/small forward in the country … Kansas Jayhawk East All-Conference Freshman of the Year … Honorable mention NJCAA All-Region VI … Averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while hitting 76 percent from the free throw line and 38 percent from long range.
Wichita East High: High jumper and long jumper for Wichita East HS ... Played football two seasons.
Personal: Jawanza D. Poland ... Born Sept. 13, 1990 ... Son of Gloria Newton and Jerry Poland ... Brother to Jasmine and Giovanni Poland.
From Coach Heath: Jawanza is a good addition to our wing position. He is an outstanding athlete with tremendous quickness and defensive skills. He will bring three years of eligibility to the Bulls, and we expect him to help us immediately.