Only player in school history to lead UC in rebounding for four consecutive seasons One of only six players in school history to amass at least 1,400 points and 900 rebounds Member of 1,000-point club (14th place - 1,485 points) Ranks ninth on UC's career rebounds list with 916 Ranks tied for third with 132 career games played Named to 2012 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team 2009 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection
2011-12 Season (Senior): Played in 31 games with 29 starts, averaging 12.2 points and a team-high 8.9 rebounds ... finished as one of only six players in school history with at least 1,400 points and 900 rebounds ... ended career with 1,485 points, 14th in school history ... finished career with 916 rebounds, ninth most in school history ... became first player in school history to lead the Bearcats in rebounding for four seasons ... tied for third in school history with 132 games played ... tied for fourth in the BIG EAST, averaging 8.9 rebounds for the season ... averaged a team-high 13.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 48.5 percent from the field (33-of-68) during postseason play ... averaged a team-best 9.4 rebounds during BIG EAST games ... named to BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team, averaging 16.7 points and 7.0 rebounds ... tallied nine double-doubles to finish career with 22 double-doubles ... led UC in rebounding in 22 of 31 games ... grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds twice, at West Virginia (1/21) and vs. Marquette (2/29) ... posted 16 points and 10 rebounds against Texas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/16) ... tallied 18 points and seven rebounds against Syracuse in the BIG EAST Championship semifinals (3/9) ... recorded a season-high 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting along with eight rebounds and three steals in a career-high 46 minutes of play in the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal vs. Georgetown (3/8) ... registered 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds against Syracuse (1/23) ... had 16 points with nine rebounds against Villanova (1/14) ... secured double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds at Xavier (12/10) ... finished with 20 double-figure scoring games and 11 double-figure rebounding games.
2010-11 Season (Junior): Played in 34 games with 28 starts, averaging a team-high 27.8 minutes ... ranked among the BIG EAST leaders (all games) in rebounding (10th - 6.9), field goal percentage (eighth - .511) and blocks (14th - 1.26) ... led the Bearcats in five categories: scoring average (11.9), rebounds (6.9), blocks (1.5), field goals made (162) and field goal shooting percentage (.511) ... posted a team-high seven double-doubles ... sparked UC's late season run, averaging 15.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 59.3 percent from the field (51-of-86) and 69.8 percent from the foul line (37-of-53) over the team's final nine games ... scored in double figures in 24 games and grabbed six or more rebounds in 23 games ... led UC in scoring in eight games and rebounding in 18 games ... posted 11 points and six rebounds against Connecticut (3/19) in the third round of NCAA Tournament ... registered 18 points and 11 rebounds against Missouri (3/17) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... posted sixth double-double of season with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Marquette (3/2) ... recorded 14 points and eight rebounds vs. Connecticut (2/27) ... produced fifth double-double of season with 17 points and 11 rebounds at Georgetown (2/23) ... posted 21 points and eight rebounds at Providence (2/19) ... posted double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while adding one block and a steal vs. Rutgers (1/26) ... scored game-winning three-point play with eight seconds to go at St. John's (1/22) and finished the game with team highs in points (13) and rebounds (8) ... recorded double-double with 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, while adding two blocks, two assists and one steal vs. Xavier (1/6) ... racked up 15 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. DePaul (12/28) ... scored 18 points and set a career high with four steals in 20 minutes of play vs. St. Francis (12/23) ... recorded double-double vs. Florida A&M (11/22) with 11 points and 11 rebounds, also tied his career high with four blocks .... posted a double-double in the season opener vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/15) with 15 points and 10 boards.
2009-10 Season (Sophomore): Ranked 15th in the conference in field goal percentage (.522) and was 12th in offensive rebounds (2.5) in overall games ... ranked fourth in field goal percentage (.570) and was tied for 15th in offensive rebounds in conference-only play ... finished first on the team in rebounding (5.9) and was third in scoring (10.4) ... after coming off the bench during the middle portion of the league schedule, he started the final seven games of the year, including all five postseason games ... scored in double figures in all three BIG EAST Championship games, including 16 points and five rebounds in second round against Louisville (3/9) ... notched fourth consecutive double-figure scoring performance vs. Villanova (3/2) ... added 14 points off the bench vs. Marquette (2/21) ... scored 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting and added eight boards in win over DePaul (2/24) ... scored 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds against Syracuse (2/7) ... registered 13th double-figure scoring game of the season with 12 points at Louisville (1/24) ... notched double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds against Notre Dame (1/16) ... tipped-in his own miss for the game-winner with two seconds to play against the Irish ... scored a team-high 12 points and corralled eight rebounds at St. John's (1/13) ... hit 5-of-6 shots from the field and made all four free throws en route to 14 points at Seton Hall (1/9) ... notched double-double with 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds against Pittsburgh (1/4) ... came off the bench to score 18 points and grab six boards at Xavier (12/13) ... named to the EA Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament team ... put together back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in his career against Maryland (11/24) (17 points, 13 rebounds) and Vanderbilt (11/23) (16 points, 10 rebounds) ... scored 14 points and dished out a career-high four assists in a win over Toledo (11/18).
2008-09 Season (Freshman): Named to BIG EAST All-Rookie squad ... 10th in BIG EAST offensive rebounds (2.8) ... ranked 12th in BIG EAST-only play in offensive rebounds (2.47) ... grabbed nine rebounds against Seton Hall (3/7) ... poured in a team-high 14 points and grabbed a game-high tying seven rebounds at USF (3/3) ... collected a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds vs. West Virginia (2/26) ... went 9-of-11 from the field against the Mountaineers and his nine defensive rebounds were a season-high ... scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting vs. St. John's (2/11) and added six rebounds ... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for second time on Feb. 9 after averaging 13.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over Notre Dame (2/4) and Georgetown (2/7) ...scored 10 points in BIG EAST debut at Marquette (1/4), his fifth double-figure scoring game in the last six contests ... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Dec. 22 after averaging 15.7 ppg and 8.0 rpg in wins over Charleston Southern (12/15), Mississippi State (12/18), and Eastern Kentucky (12/20) ... put down game-tying dunk with one-tenth of a second left in regulation to send UC to overtime vs. Eastern Kentucky (12/20) ... scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in overtime win vs. Colonels ... scored a game-high 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds vs. Charleston Southern (12/15) ... scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added seven rebounds at UNLV (11/29) ... registered first career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in collegiate debut vs. South Dakota (11/16), becoming the first freshman to record a double-double in first collegiate game since Dontonio Wingfield (1994-95).
Prior to Cincinnati: Played his final two years of high school at Withrow, posting a combined record of 40-10 after transferring from Hughes ... was coached at Withrow by Walt McBride and led the team to back-to-back district championships ... was a McDonald's All-America nominee ... four-year varsity starter ... earned fourth-team Parade Magazine All-America honors ... 2008 Associated Press Division I Player of the Year ... was the Southwest Ohio Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... averaged a double-double his last two years of high school posting 21.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a senior and 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a junior ... earned first-team All-Ohio accolades his final season after earning second-team status as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Yancy Gates ... born October 15, 1989 in Cincinnati ... son of Phyllis Bryant and Tony Dees ... majoring in criminal justice.