|Hometown:||Washington Heights, N.Y.|
|High School:||All Hallows/Siena|
Accolades: Named to America East Academic Honor Roll for the spring 2010 semester… Earned America East Player of the Week honors on March 1.
2009-10: Led the America East Conference with 5.1 assists per game and was second in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.19… His 153 assists is the seventh-highest single-season mark in school history… Finished sixth in America East in free throw percentage (77.6%), seventh in minutes played per game (33.6) and tenth in steals (1.1 per game)… Played a team-high 1,007 minutes, the ninth-highest season total in UMBC team history… Produced five games with 20 or more points on the season… Averaged 11.7 points per contest and led the Retrievers in free throw attempts (116)… Recorded two streaks of five consecutive games in double figures (Dec. 2-21, Feb. 5-16)… Played six games with 27 minutes-plus of action and no turnovers… Earned five America East Player-of-the-Game honors… Nov. 24: Posted his first career double-double and set a career high in assists with 11 vs. Coppin State… The 11 assists is the most for a Retriever since Jay Greene had 11 vs. Maine on Jan. 10, 2009… Dec. 20: Buried the game-winning jump shot with 1.9 seconds remaining to give UMBC a 59-57 win at American… It was UMBC’s first game-winning shot with less than five seconds remaining since Brian Hodges’ three-pointer edgedHartford, 86-85, on Jan. 16. 2008… Dec. 30: Scored 25 points at Central Connecticut State… Hit a team season-best 11 (of 15) field goals and also garnered a career-high seven rebounds… His 47-minute workload in the double-overtime setback is now tied for the fifth-most in school history… Jan. 6: Tallied a career-high 28 points vs. Penn… Added five assists and recorded no turnovers in that game… Jan. 24: Scored 18 points and added six assists vs. Boston University… Feb. 5: Added 18 points vs. Vermont… Feb. 8: Nearly recorded his second double-double with 10 points and nine assists vs. Maine… Feb. 11: Converted the third-most free throws (14 of 15)?in a single game in school history at Hartford in a 22-point, 5-assist, zero-turnover effort as the Retrievers defeated the Hawks… Feb. 24: Earned UMBC’s first Player of the Week citation after he scored 23 points and added seven assists in 79-50 win at UNH… March 6: Despite suffering a severe ankle sprain 48 hours earlier, he played 35 minutes in the America East quarterfinal game vs.Vermont, posting 10 points, six assists and just one turnover.
2007-08: Competed in 33 of 34 games in his freshman season with the Saints in the 2007-08 campaign… Averaged 2.5 points per game for the 23-11 Saints, the 2007-08 champions of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference…Amassed 51 assists while playing 9.5 minutes per game and hit 27 of 60 shots (45.0%) from the field…Produced season bests in scoring (10 pts., 4-for-4 fg) and assists (five) in a 77-49 win over Canisius on Jan. 21... Transferred to UMBC from Siena College after the 2008 spring semester
BACKGROUND: Led All Hallows to the final four of the New York City Catholic Championships as a sophomore and a junior…Averaged 15 points and seven assists per game as a senior and earned recognition on the city’s Senior All Star team…Selected MVP of the Jameer Nelson Tournament in Philadelphia and named to the All-Tournament team at the Albany Invitational… Considering a major in new media and communication studies... Lists favorite professional team as the New England Patriots and favorite book as Tuesdays with Morrie… Has a brother, Javier, and a sister, Karina… Son of Tania Amparo... Born March 12, 1988.