21 Jamar Wertz
21 - Jamar Wertz
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Suffolk, Va.
High School: King's Fork
Position: G

2012-13: Did not dress for the ?rst two games, su?ering from a lower body ailment... Suited up at Loyola on Nov. 14, but did not play... Saw ?rst action of the year vs. CCSU on Nov. 20, scoring a ?eld goal in 2 minutes... Gave Retrievers a spark o? the bench with 10 points in 15 minutes vs. Canisius on Nov. 29 and did so again in front of family and friends with 10 points at Norfolk State on Dec. 9… In 44 career America East games, he has hit 23 of 48 three-point ?eld goal attempts (47.9%).


2011-12: Started the opener vs. Penn on Nov. 11, but left the game with a lower body injury in the second half and did not return... Started at St. John’s on Nov. 13, but did not start and played a only four minutes vs. Loyola on Nov. 17... Scored eight points in a key 24-minute stint at Towson on Dec. 10 and added nine points and seven caroms vs. Rider in 30 minutes of action on Dec. 17... Played a key role in conference-opening victory at UNH on Jan. 2, scoring 11 points and setting career mark with eight caroms in 24 minutes... Tallied a career-best 12 points, all in the second half, at Boston U. on Jan. 24... Returned to double figures in another Retriever win, scoring 10 points (3/3 fg) in 70-56 victory at Binghamton on Feb. 15.


2010-11: Made his first appearance in a UMBC uniform on Nov. 14 vs. VMI and scored one point, added three rebounds and a steal... Saw increased action and scored six points in 21 minutes at Loyola on Nov. 17... Converted on three field goals in four consecutive games (Nov. 17-Nov. 27) and is averaged 8.0 ppg in that span... Snared a season-best six rebounds, tying Adrian Satchell for team-high honors, in Dec. 3 contest at U. Conn... Scored 11 points in 20 minutes vs. Towson on Dec. 11... Matched that season-high with 11 points in 19 minutes at Notre Dame on Dec. 22... Corralled seven rebounds vs. Niagara on Dec. 30... Did not score, but made play of the night, as his leaping save of an errant shot with 4.4 seconds remaining resulted in Justin Fry’s two free throws to provide the margin of victory... The lone Retriever to hit 50 percent from the floor vs. Stony Brook, converting 4-of-8 in a 10-point effort. .. Played 25 minutes, scoring nine points and tying season-best with seven caroms at Binghamton on Jan. 12... Earned his first collegiate start at Vermont on Jan. 15... Buried a season-best three treys in a 26-minute effort vs. Boston U. on Jan. 17... Was 13-of-29 (44.8%) from behind the arc in league play...Played 30 minutes at Boston U. and vs. Hartford in back-to-back games on Feb. 15 and 19... Tied season highs with 11 points and seven caroms vs. the Hawks... Played season-high 32 minutes at Albany on Feb. 23 and posted nine points and six rebounds… Averaged 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game over the last four regular season contests and played more minutes in the final three than any of the prior 26 contests.


2009-10: Underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in early November… Returned to practice in January, but did not dress or compete in any contests.


Background: Named to the Virginia High School Coaches Association Group and the Virginia Associated Press AAA Second-Team All-State boys’ basketball squad after the 2008-09 season… Averaged 14.2 points per game last season and helped the Bulldogs (31-1) win the VHSL boys’ basketball state championship… Buried 63 three-point field goals, hit 73.5 percent from the free throw line, and also averaged six rebounds and 2.3 steals per contest… A First-Team All-Eastern Region, First-Team All-City and a Second-Team All-Tidewater honoree…A three-time First-Team All-Southeastern District selection, as tabbed by The Suffolk News-Herald...  As a junior, he helped the Bulldogs to the Southeastern District tournament title and a berth in the Group AAA state tournament for the first time in the school’s young history… A First-Team All-Tidewater and Second-Team All-Eastern Region honoree as he averaged 17.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and three steals a game in 2007-08… Established school career records for three-point field goals (158), free throws made (384), and points scored (1,701)… Has two older brothers, George (25) and Jeremy (22), and a younger sister, Jasmine (16)… Lists his favorite book as The Giver and his favorite movie as Coach Carter… Son of Monica and George Wertz… Born Nov. 16, 1989.

 Year  GP/GS  Min.  FG/A  Pct.  3-pt. FG/A  Pct.  FT/A  Pct. Reb.  Avg.  PF/FO  TO  Blk.  Stl.  Pts.  Avg. 
2010-11   30/6   536  49/125  .392     23/61  .377  17/30  .567  27-46-73  2.4  60/0  19  20  4  7  138  4.6
 2011-12  29/3  354  29/85  .341  9/24  .375  20/27  .741  16-32-48  1.7  34/1  12  17  1  6  87  3.0
 Totals  59/9  890  78/210  .371  32/85  .376  37/57  .649  43-78-121  2.1  94/1  31  37  5  13  225  3.8