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03/31/2016

Jackson Makes the Most of His Talents for Irish - and Now He Moves On

Junior point guard will move on to the NBA after helping Notre Dame to back-to-back Elite Eight appearances.

03/28/2016

Monday Brunch: NCAA Shot-Making Display Goes Tar Heels’ Way

03/19/2016

Game Preview: Notre Dame vs. Stephen F. Austin (NCAA Second Round)

Courtesy of the Associated Press

03/19/2016

Notre Dame rallies to beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA opener

V.J. Beachem leads team with 18 points.

03/11/2016

Irish ACC Title Run Ends In Semis To #7 Tar Heels

The defending ACC Champions fell to North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.

03/19/2016

CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener

CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener

03/27/2016

Irish Fall Short to North Carolina in Elite Eight

North Carolina 88, Notre Dame 74

03/25/2016

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

03/20/2016

#6 Irish 76, #14 SFA 75

No. 6 Irish vs. No. 14 SFA NCAA Tournament Second Round March 20, 2016

03/18/2016

#6 Notre Dame Eliminates #11 Michigan

The sixth-seeded Fighting Irish defeated the Michigan Wolverines.

03/17/2016

NCAA First Round Practice & Press Conference (USATSI)

Notre Dame prepares for its opening-round game against Michigan at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

2016-17 OUTLOOK:

“I want Bonzie to think of himself as one of the best players in the ACC and the country. He is an amazingly confident guy. He is a warrior. He needs to join the Vasturia/Beachem group and add a voice as a leader on the team. We need to be strategic in where we put him offensively. When do we post him and when to we face him up? I want him to be aggressive. He sets the tone for us in big games. He is a bright-lights delivery guy for us.”
- Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey

AWARDS AND HONORS:

2015 Notre Dame Newcomer of the Year

CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson "Player of the Week" (2/18/16)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16):

  • Registered his first career 30-point game with 31 points and 11 rebounds at Duke (1/16/16), helping the Irish claim their first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • Posted fourth double-double of the season vs. Duke (3/10/16) in the ACC Quarterfinals, scoring 12 points with a career-high 12 rebounds.
  • Dominated the second half of the victory over No. 2/1 North Carolina (2/6/16) with 13 points (four of six from the field) and seven rebounds, including four offensive rebounds.
  • Started 24 contests during the season season but also embraced a role to add energy off the Irish bench in 11 games.
  • Earned his third double-double of the season and career vs. North Carolina (3/11/16) in the ACC Semifinals, leading the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Scored in double figures 22 times in 35 games, adding five 10-plus rebound performances. 
  • Scored 24 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. Indiana (12/19/15) in the Crossroads Classic, played at BankersLife Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15):

  • Enjoyed strong rookie outing with the Irish as he logged more minutes than any freshman on the squad.
  • Saw action in 15 ACC contests and made his only career start in a win at home versus Miami (1/17/15).
  • Emerged as a force in a reserve role for Notre Dame during ACC and NCAA championship runs, averaging 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds during Notre Dame's seven post-season contests.
  • In his return back to the New England area when the Irish faced Boston College (2/21/15), he finished with 16 points (on 8-9 shooting from the field) and six rebounds in just 14 minutes off the bench.
  • Posted a 17-point performance in ACC Championship semifinal win over Duke (3/13/15).

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Two-time Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year (2013 and 2014) while serving as captain of his St. Andrew's School Prep squad in Barrington, Rhode Island and leading team to a 26-5 record and a spot in the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class AA tournament semifinals. 
  • Led his teams to a 99-31 (.762) record during four-year career. 
  • His squad advanced to the 201k3 NEPSAC championship game before dropping a 61-60 heartbreaker on a 45-foot bank shot at the buzzer.
  • Received Big Slice Game Award at 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Classic at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, as he finished the game with 18 points and 15 rebounds. 
  • Member of Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) AAU team for six years and won four AAU national championships with that program. 
  • Won gold medal in 2012 at prestigious Victor RHO tournament in Milan, Italy. 
  • Participated in Albert Schweitzer Game in Germany in April 2014. 
  • Member of United States East squad at 2013 Nike Global Challenge.

PERSONAL:

  • Full name is Bonzie Alexander Colson II. 
  • Born in Washington, D.C.
  • Son of Bonzie and Cynthia Colson, along with younger sister Sydni.  
  • His father was a four-year starting center at the University of Rhode Island and one of the Rams' career shot block leaders.
  • During the 1987-88 campaign, the elder Colson helped Rhode Island to a school-best 28-7 record and an appearance in the NCAA Championship Sweet 16. 
  • Bonzie Sr. also spent time as an assistant coach on the George Washington and Boston College coaching staffs. 
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in Film, Television and Theatre.

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Bonzie Colson
Bonzie  Colson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
New Bedford, Mass.

High School:
St. Andrew's School (R.I.)

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 225

Position:
Forward

Event Calendar

Delta

November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

RSN
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

CBS

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