11 Forward | Sophomore | 6-11, 215lbs.
Hometown: Lajas, Puerto Rico
High School: Findlay College Prep
Lopez enters his third season in the Runnin’ Rebel program in 2011-12 … Used 2009-10 as a redshirt year.
Freshman Season (2010-11)
Named Spring 2011 Academic All-Mountain West ... Earned a team academic award for having a 3.0 or better grade point average ... Appeared in all 33 of UNLV's games ... Averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game ... Shot 53.3 percent from the field ... Led the team in blocked shots with 25, which ranked eighth in the MW ... Had a double-double with a career-high 11 rebounds, along with 12 points vs. Southern Utah ... Scored in double figures in three games, including a career-high 14 points (6-10 FG) vs. Utah ... Also had nine rebounds that game against the Utes ... Led the team in rebounding in three games.
Freshman Redshirt Season (2009-10)
Used the 2009-10 season as a redshirt year.
A 2009 graduate of Findlay College Prep at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Nev. … Earned three letters for the Pilots under head coach Mike Peck … As a senior he averaged nine points, five rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game … Helped the Pilots go a perfect 33-0 and win the 2009 ESPN RISE National High School championship … Averaged seven points and 4.5 rebounds per game as Findlay Prep went 32-1 and lost in the prep school national championship during his junior season … Earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Lexington Christian Classic as a junior … Played with current Runnin’ Rebel teammate Brice Massamba at Findlay … Ranked as the 83rd-best prospect in the 2009 class by Hoop Scoop.
Carlos Ricardo Lopez was born June 23, 1990, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... The son of Gladys Sosa and Carlos Lopez … Has three younger brothers, Isaac (12), Daniel (11) and Diego (11) … Also has a younger sister, Laira (12).
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