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Chris Ayer is in his fourth and final season of collegiate basketball at Loyola Marymount... has made an impact in the LMU record book with 72 career blocks, good for fifth all-time at LMU... he has played 28 games every season in three years at LMU... has played 84 games going into senior campaign... has averaged 4.3 points and 3.5 rebounds, including a career-high 5.5 as a sophomore... Initial thoughts from Coach Tention... "he has got to establish himself in the low post area for us this season... has to run the floor... has shown he has the skills... needs to improve in his confidence as it is his senior year... has to be a defensive presence for us and a rebounder."
2004-05 at LMU:
Finished his junior campaign with 3.3 points per game, 2.3 rebounds and 11.1 minutes played per game, the lowest of his career... added 14 blocks to his career total, which is fifth at LMU.... scored two points in nine minutes off the bench against Monmouth (11-20-04)... had an assist and two rebounds... played in 21 minutes off the bench in win over UNC (11-24-04)... had three points, two blocks and five rebounds... played 18 minutes with six points and four rebounds at UC Riverside (11-27-04)... added a block... in Denver (12-1-04) win he had six points in six minutes of play... added an assist and a rebound... in win over Long Beach State (12-4-04), he scored two points with a rebound and an assist in 10 minutes... at Colgate (12-21-04) played 12 minutes with four rebounds and two points... at Virginia (12-23-04) played seven minutes with two rebounds and an assist... in win over Northern Arizona (12-29-04) scored a season-high 10 points with seven rebounds... played 14 minutes off the bench, going 4-for-4 from the free throw line... at Minnesota (1-3-05) had second double-figure scoring game in three games with 10 points... added two rebounds and a block... in San Francisco (1-7-05) win he continued improved play with eight points and three rebounds... added a steal and went 4-for-6 from the field... at San Diego (1-9-05) he had four points with five rebounds and two blocks... played 16 minutes... at Gonzaga (1-13-05) he finished with four points and two rebounds in 11 minutes... against Santa Clara (1-20-05) he played 16 minutes with four points and six rebounds... added two blocks... against Saint Mary's (1-22-05) he scored two points with two blocks... against Portland (2-10-05) he played four minutes with two points and two rebounds... against Gonzaga (2-12-05) played 15 minutes with three points, two assists, two steals and two rebounds... at Saint Mary's (2-17-05) he scored seven points with five rebounds and two blocks... moved into a tie for fifth all-time with 72 blocks... at Pepperdine (2-26-05) he scored six points with four rebounds in 13 minutes... had a steal.
2003-04 at LMU:
Ayer played in all but one contest, missing the Long Beach State contest due to illness... averaged 19.9 minutes in 25 starts on the year... averaged 6.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game... fifth in the WCC in blocks with 28... 58 blocks in his two-year career is ranked 10th all-time at LMU... played 32 minutes in the start against UC Riverside (11-21-03)... had a career-high 12 rebounds with eight points and three blocks in the win... scored 10 points with five rebounds and a block in victory over CSUN (11-25-03)... played 23 minutes before fouling out... had second double-figure game of season with 10 points and seven rebounds in win over Binghamton (11-29-03)... played 26 minutes in start with two blocks and steal... went 4-for-6 from free throw line... had 11 rebounds with a block and an assist in 17 minutes in championship win over CCSU (11-30-03)... played 31 minutes with 13 points and eight rebounds in win over Cal Poly (12-3-03)... played 14 minutes in start with four points and three rebounds against UNLV (12-6-03)... added a block before fouling out... finished with eight points, six in the final two minutes and overtime against UCLA (12-13-03)... added three blocks with a steal and four rebounds... scored nine points in start at Denver (12-16-03)... had four rebounds in 16 minutes... scored eight points with six boards in 15 minutes against Virginia (12-19-03)... did not play due to flu against Long Beach State (12-23-03)... had eight points with three rebounds in 24 minutes against CS Fullerton (12-30-03)... had first career double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds against Colgate (1-2-04)... added two assists... played 25 minutes with four points and five rebounds against Gonzaga (1-10-04)... added a block and steal... finished with 10 rebounds and 8 points, adding four blocks in 27 minutes against Portland (1-12-04)... had two points, four rebounds and an assist in 20 minutes in win over San Diego (1-15-04)... had six points with eight rebounds in 21 minutes at Santa Clara (1-17-04)... had 11 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes at Pepperdine (1-24-04)... played just 11 minutes with four points and two rebounds against USF (1-29-04)... played 19 minutes with five points, four rebounds and two assists in win over Saint Mary's (1-31-04)... played 23 minutes with eight points, three rebounds and one block at Portland (2-5-04)... came off the bench for six points and six rebounds in 18 minutes of play in win over Santa Clara (2-12-04)... added an assist... played 26 minutes with two points, five rebounds, two blocks and an assist off the bench in win over San Diego... had eight rebounds and two points in 23 minutes against Pepperdine (2-21-04)... played 16 minutes in the start in win over Saint Mary's (2-26-04)... scored eight points with two rebounds and a block... played nine minutes with four points and five rebounds at USF (2-28-04)... played 12 minutes with six points and four rebounds in win over Portland (3-5-04).
2002-03 at LMU:
Ayer worked his way into the starting line-up and improved the last half of the season... started 15 of the final 16 games... finished with 30 blocks on the season, sixth in the WCC and the most by a freshman in LMU history... added 100 points and 79 rebounds... in first game at LMU against Loyola-Chicago (11-22-02) he scored nine points with five rebounds and two blocks... against Sacramento State (11-25-02) he scored five points in 10 minutes... had two points and a block in six minutes against Villanova (11-28-02) and a rebound and a block in 13 minutes against Wyoming (11-30-02) at the Great Alaska Shootout... played seven minutes with two blocks and three rebounds against Cal Poly (12-16-02)... earned first career start with 16 minutes in WCC-opener against Gonzaga (1-9-03), scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with a rebound and an assist... earned second start against San Diego (1-17-03) and scored six points with seven rebounds (career-high)... in win over Santa Clara (1-18-03) he played 13 minutes in third start of career, earning two rebounds and two blocks with a steal... in fourth start against Pepperdine (1-25-03) he scored five points with seven rebounds in 19 minutes, adding what was then a career-high three blocks... against Saint Mary's (1-31-03) he scored six points with four rebounds... to conclude the trip to the Bay Area, he scored nine points with seven rebounds, both equaling career-highs against San Francisco (2-1-03)... he added a career-best four blocks in 26 minutes against the Dons... continued improvement in freshman campaign with career-best 13 points and seven boards, two blocks and two assists in win over Portland (2-6-03)... scored five points with four rebounds and two assists in win over Gonzaga (2-8-03)... in return trip to Pepperdine (2-22-03), he scored nine points with five rebounds and was 4-of-5 from the field... in second game against the Dons (2-28-03) he had five points, five rebounds and two blocks... to open the WCC tournament against Portland (3-7-03) he played 15 minutes in 14th start... he had six rebounds and three blocks... in the quarterfinals against USF (3-8-03) he played 12 minutes in 15th start and set LMU WCC Tournament record with four blocks... he also scored two points with five rebounds and one steal.
Ayer comes to LMU from Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, AZ... played for head coach David Verdugo and assistant Bob Herrick... he had over 350 blocked shots in his high school career, leading his team to 49 wins over the past three seasons, three Arizona state playoff appearances and one 5A south regional championship game (junior season)... during his team's success, he received a nomination for the McDonald's All-American Team... he was ranked as one of the top 25 players in the western United States by PrepWestHoops.com, the #4 center in the West and one of the top two players in Arizona.... played half of a season as a senior, earning second-team all-region despite playing in just 14 games... set the school blocks record with 18 in one game... was named honorable mention All-Region (5A South) as a sophomore and junior (5A South)... earned second-team All-Region honors as a senior... earned four letters in track.
Christopher Martin Ayer was born on Oct. 24, 1983 in Tucson, AZ.... he is the son of Chris and Celia Ayer... has one brother, Craig.... father played football at Ripon College (1967-71)...relative Chris Davis played professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals... majoring in history with a minor in animation and political science.
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