Dallas Lauderdale is one of four returning starters from the 2009-10 Big Ten champion team. He enters this season No. 5 all-time in career blocked shots with 159. He rejected a career-high eight attempts in Ohio State's win vs. UCSB in the opening round of the NCAA tournament last year, the sixth-most blocks in a single game in OSU history.
As Ohio State's lone returning big man, the vast majority of Lauderdale's scoring comes from inside the paint. He shot 77 percent (99-128) from the field a year ago and is a career 74 percent shooter (172-234).
AS A JUNIOR (2009-10)
Played in 36 games, making 34 starts
Led the Big Ten in blocks (77; 2.1 bpg) after posting three or more in 10 games
Has 159 career rejections, including 67 as a sophomore a year ago and 77 as a junior
Shot 77 percent (99-128) from the field and 82 percent (50-61) on the Value City Arena court
Offensive contributions occur almost exclusively from the paint, where he scored 74 percent of his career shot attempts (172-234)
Suited up for his 100th career game vs. Ga. Tech (3/21/09)
Put up three blocks vs. Ga. Tech in NCAA Second Round, the 20th game this season with 2+ blocks (3/21/10)
Posted career highs in rebounds (12) and blocks (8) in NCAA First Round against UCSB (3/19/10)
Scored six points through the three Big Ten Tournament games and added a personal tourney-high five boards against Michigan in the quarterfinal (3/12/10)
Tied a career-high with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in win against Michigan (2/27/10)
Grabbed 10 rebounds and had four points in win at Penn State (2/24/10)
Tied career highs with 14 points, eight boards and seven blocks at Indiana 2/10/10)
Had six points, a career-high eight defensive rebounds and three blocks in win over Minnesota (1/31/10)
Scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting in win over Northwestern (1/19/10)
Went 6-for-7 from the free-throw line against Cleveland State (12/22/09), matching a FT career high
Returned to the starting lineup and tied a then-career high with seven blocks vs. California in New York (11/20/09)
Had a minor setback during 2009-10 preseason workouts after suffering a broken bone in his right hand ... missed the season opener vs. Alcorn State (11/9/09) and came off the bench vs. James Madison (11/12/09) and North Carolina (11/29/09)
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)
Ranked second overall in the Big Ten, with an average of 2.03 blocks a game
Shot 4-of-4 from the field for 8 total pts. vs. Siena March 20 ... added 4 rebs. and 2 blks. in a career-high 34 mins. of play
In 3 games in the Big Ten tournament, Lauderdale posted a combined 19 pts., 12 rebs. and 8 blocks ... averaged 27.7 mpg. in the Big Ten tournament up from his season average of 21.1 mpg.
Grabbed his 100th season rebound (120) at Iowa March 3
Knocked away his 50th season shot (67) vs. Minnesota ... has 82 career blocks
Shot 71.8 percent (61-of-85) from the field and averaged 3.6 rpg.
Handed out a career-high 5 assists vs. Houston Baptist Jan. 9 ... totaled 8 points against the Huskies after shooting 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe
Rejected 6 ND shots in win over the No. 7 Irish Dec. 6 in Indianapolis ... also added 5 boards
Scored a then career-best 10 points with a career-high 8 rebounds in the win vs. Samford (11/29) ... also contributed three blocks
Recorded 8 points, 7 rebounds and played a career-high 29 minutes vs. BGSU Nov. 24, 2008
Added 6 blocks vs. BGSU (11/24/08)
Swatted a career-high 7 blocks against Delaware State and connected on all 3 FGA in 19 minutes of play (11/20/08) ... is the first Buckeye to reach 7 blocks in a game since Greg Oden in 2007
Made his first career start vs. DSU Nov. 20
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)
Grabbed 2 rebounds and had a block in 6 min. vs. California in NIT second round (3/24/08)
Had 2 points and 2 rebounds in 8 minutes vs. UNC Asheville in NIT first round (3/18/08)
Set career high with 6 rebounds vs. Mississippi in the NIT semifinals (4/1/08)
Tied his career high in points (4) vs. Iowa in a career-best 19 min (1/9/08)
Played 18 min in the Preseason NIT title game vs. Texas A&M (11/23/07)
Steadily improved physically and on the court, particularly on the defensive end, toward the end of the season
Blocked six shots and altered several others in the five NIT postseason games ... also made 3 of 4 shots from the field
PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
Helped Solon High School to the Ohio Division I and Western Reserve Conference championships in each of his four seasons, as well as two regional runner-up finishes his sophomore and junior years.
Named the 2007 Western Reserve Conference Most Valuable Player and a Division I second-team all-state, all-city and All-Western Reserve recipient.
Led Solon to an undefeated record in the WRC in four-consecutive seasons.
As a first-team Northeast Lakes All-District honoree, led the Comets to the 2007 district title. In the semifinal game of the district championship against Cleveland Heights, Lauderdale's 3-point conversion gave Solon the lead for good with 30 seconds left after both teams were tied, 57-all.
Was the team's leading scorer as captain, with averages of 24 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks and two assists during high school career.
As a sophomore, scored 21 points per game, while grabbing 9.9 rebounds per game en route to first-team all-state honors ... was part of a lineup that helped the Comets advance to the Big School Regional Finals vs. Canton McKinley that year.
In 2007, Lauderdale was one of three high school students from the Cleveland area nominated for the Outstanding High School Athlete award presented by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Former Ohio State wrestler Lance Palmer was one of the other nominees.
Son of Dallas II and Carol Lauderdale and nephew of Jim Chones, who played for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, and cousin of former WNBA player Kaayla Chones.