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    35  Bonzie Colson  


    New Bedford, Mass.

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

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 226



    Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

    Notre Dame vs. Syracuse


    Notre Dame Drops 65-60 Decision to Syracuse

    Senior Pat Connaughton notches eighth double-double of the year with career high 15 rebounds


    Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Quotes

    Notre Dame vs. Syracuse


    Balanced Offense Leads No. 10 Notre Dame Over Boston College, 87-70

    Bonzie Colson came off the bench to score 16 points with six rebounds to lead the Irish


    Notre Dame Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

    Notre Dame vs. Boston College


    Syracuse at No. 9/8 Notre Dame

    Notre Dame falls 65-60 against Syracuse


    No. 10 Notre Dame at Boston College

    No. 10 Notre Dame takes down Boston College, 87-70.


    No. 10 Notre Dame at Clemson

    No. 10 Notre Dame takes down Clemson, 60-58


    Men's Basketball vs. Duke

    NCAA Basketball: Duke at Notre Dame (USATSI)


    No. 8 Notre Dame at NC State

    No. 8 Notre Dame at NC State

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15): A somewhat undersized frontline player who is deceiving because of his wingspan ... gives the Irish depth in the frontcourt ... an efficient player at both ends of the floor ... will be one of the squad's most effective rebounders because of his ability to get his hands on the ball ... his style of play resembles that of former Irish All-American Luke Harangody (2006-10) ... has no hesitation to play inside and hang around the basket ... has a deceptive jump shot from eight to 10 feet out ... possesses a good feel and understanding of the game ... unselfish player who looks for his teammates ... one of his greatests strengths is his passing ability ... has great basketball knowledge having grown up around the game ... his father Bonzie Sr., starred at the University of Rhode Island.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year (2013 and 2014) ... averaged 16.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.8 blocked shots in his senior season 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 ... recorded 23 double-doubles as a senior and 46 during his career ... a two-time first-team all-NEPSAC selection ... finished his career at St. Andrew's with 1,938 points and 1,162 rebounds ... led his teams to a 99-31 (.762) record during four-year career ... averaged 17.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots in his junior year as St. Andrew's finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 24-9 record ... his squad advanced to the NEPSAC championship game before dropping a 61-60 heartbreaker on a 45-foot bank shot at the buzzer ... prior to that season, his St. Andrew's teams earned appearances in the New England semifinals and finished with a 25-9 mark in 2010-11 and 24-8 record in 2011-12 ... 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 ... won four AAU national championships with that program ... won gold medal in 2012 at prestigious Victor RHO tournament in Milan, Italy ... selected to play in the 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 ... has a younger sister Sydni ... hails from a basketball family ... his father was a four-year starting center at the University of Rhode Island and one of the Rams' top shot-blocking 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 ... he also spent time as an assistant coach on the George Washington and Boston College coaching staffs ... participated in St. Andrew's choir and theatre programs ... performed over 100 hours of community service and earned the Headmaster's Award... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

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