Junior walk-on guard has played key minutes for SIU this season.
Bulldogs have won six-straight games at SIU Arena.
Salukis trailed by one at halftime.
Tyler Smithpeters (Fr.), Bronson Verhines (Sr.) and Dawson Verhines (Jr.) added to 2013-14 roster.
Walk-on player who played in all but one game on the season... Made his first career start on Jan. 14 vs. Northern Iowa...Had a career-high 8 points against Evansville.
Rend Lake College
Averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore for Division II NJCAA national champion Rend Lake College...Team finished 30-3 overall and also won the Great Rivers Athletic Conference championship, a league composed of Division I teams, with a 14-2 record.
Woodlawn High School
Four-year starter who scored 1,287 career points (10.9 ppg) and dished out 394 assists...Team was 106-24 during his four-year career, winning four-consecutive regional titles and advancing to the 1A Final Four two times.
Son of Don and Nancy Verhines...Father is a pastor and mother is a teacher...Played together with his older brother, Bronson, for the Salukis in the 2013-14 season...Born Dec. 15, 1992 in Mt. Vernon, Ill...Majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice.