Trent Plaisted Athlete Profile

#44 Trent Plaisted

Trent Plaisted
Positions: Forward, Center Height: 6-11 Weight: 245 Roster Years: 2004-2008 Hometown: San Antonio, TX Last School: Clark High School



All-America

  • 2005-06 Scout.com Freshman Second Team

Personal

Parents are John and Sherry Plaisted ... is the youngest of five children (three sisters and one brother) ... married Lacey in the summer of 2007 ... among schools recruiting Plaisted were Florida State, Stanford, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Washington State, Texas A&M, Utah, Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt.
Honors
2008 NABC All-District 13
2008 USBWA All-District VIII
2008 MWC First Team
2008 MWC Player of the Week (three times)
2008 Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team
2008 Team Captain
2007 MWC Second Team
2007 MWC Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 29)
2007 MWC All-Tournament Team
2007 BYU Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team
2006 Scout.com Freshman All-America Second Team
2006 USBWA All-District VIII
2006 MWC Freshman of the Year
2006 MWC Second Team
2006 National Freshman of the Week (three times; Dick Vitale, CBS.Sportsline, Rivals.com)
2006 MWC Player of the Week
1,372 career points ranks 14th all-time at BYU

Before BYU

CLARK HIGH SCHOOL: First-team 5A Texas All-State selection from San Antonio's Clark High ... earning a top-10 player ranking, he was a McDonald's All-America nominee ... averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists as his team achieved a 27-10 record his senior season ... was district and city MVP ... career high in points was 43 ... led Clark High School to the 2003 District 28-5A title and regional quarterfinals in Texas' largest classification as a junior ... averaged 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds as the only junior named to the All-District 28 First Team while helping his team achieve a 31-7 record ... earned MVP honors at numerous tournaments and averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds during his summer 2003 AAU season playing for the San Antonio Bulls where he was given the opportunity to play more on the perimeter ... entered his senior season rated the No. 10 player in Texas after impressing at the Texas Elite Camp and making a national name for himself at the 2003 Kingwood Classic in Houston.

Summary

A 6-foot-11, 245-pound native of San Antonio, Texas, Plaisted is a three-time All-Mountain West Conference player who was a first-team selection in 2007-08 after averaging 15.6 points and a team-leading 7.7 rebounds per game. He helped the Cougars win their second-straight outright MWC regular-season title and earn their second-consecutive NCAA Tournament invitation. The Cougars appeared in the top-25 rankings for eight weeks and finished the year with a 27-8 record, the second-most wins in school history. Plaisted has totaled 1,372 career points (13.3 ppg) to rank 14th all-time on the Cougars' scoring list while adding 686 rebounds (6.7 rpg) and 123 assists (1.2 apg). A left-hander known for his athleticism and ability to run the floor, Plaisted was the MWC Freshman of the Year and a Scout.com Freshman All-America Second Team selection in 2006. He received USBWA All-District honors in 2006 and 2008 while also garnering all-district accolades from the NABC in 2008. Including his redshirt season, Plaisted was at BYU four years and is nearing the completion of his degree in economics.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS
POINTS: 27 vs. TCU (2008), at CSU, vs. WYO-MWC (2007)
FG MADE: 11 vs. CSU (2008), at CSU (2007)
FG ATT: 20 vs. N. Carolina (2008)
FG %: 1.000 (9-9) at CSU (2008)
FT MADE: 8 vs. Hartford, Lamar (2008), vs. TCU (2006)
FT ATT: 16 vs. Lamar, Wyo. (2008)
FT %: 1.000 (8-8) vs. TCU (2006)
REB: 18 vs. Pepperdine (2008), at TCU (2006)
ASSISTS: 5 vs. Hartford, vs. Lamar (2008), Seton Hall (2007)
BLOCKS: 6 vs. SDSU (2007)
STEALS: 3 at Colorado State (2006)
MINUTES: 37 vs. Michigan St. (2008), MSU, at UNLV (2007)
Percentage Minimums --
4 FG, 2 3FG, 3 FT Made
PLAISTED YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year     GP-GS   Min--Avg   FG-FGA   Pct   3FG-FGA  Pct    FT-FTA   Pct
*2004-05  5-0    44--8.8     0-3     .000    0-0    .000     3-6    .500
2005-06  29-29  819--28.2  144-276   .522    0-0    .000   106-172  .616
2006-07  34-33  977--28.7  167-306   .546    0-0    .000    96-195  .492
2007-08  35-35  958--27.4  202-373   .542    0-0    .000   141-260  .542
Total   103-97 2798--27.2  513-958   .535    0-0    .000   346-633  .547
Year     Off-Def-Tot--Avg   PF-FO   A--Avg   TO   Blk   Stl   Pts--Avg
*2004-05    2-6-8--1.6        2-0   1--0.2    2    0     0      3--0.6
2005-06    70-129-199--6.9  105-6  28--1.0   71   27    12    394--13.6
2006-07    84-126-210--6.2  111-3  40--1.2   56   46    15    430--12.6
2007-08    75-194-269--7.7   82-1  54--1.5   84   34    15    545--15.6
Total     231-455-686--6.7 300-10 123--1.2  213  107    42   1372--13.3
*received medical redshirt


2005-2006 | Freshman Year

Received Freshman All-America Second Team honors from Scout.com ... one of only three freshman nationally to earn all-district honors, being named to the USBWA District VIII Team ... named MWC Freshman of the Year and second-team All-MWC ... received MWC Player of the Week once and national freshman of the week recognition three times (Dick Vitale's Diaper Dandy, CBS.Sportsline's Fresh Face award, Rivals.com Freshman Player of the Week award) ... also named first-team All-Utah by the Deseret Morning News ... led the team in scoring with 13.6 ppg, eighth in the MWC, and rebounding at 6.9 rpg, fifth in the MWC ... was sixth among MWC players in field goal percentage (.522) ... scored in double figures in 25 of 29 games and led BYU in scoring in 10 games ... the Cougars were 19-6 when he scored in double figures and 1-3 when he did not ... posted the sixth double-double of his career with 18 points and 13 rebounds, both of which led BYU, at Houston in the NIT while adding 1 assist and a career-high 4 blocks in 36 minutes, tying his career best ... his 13 rebounds is tied for second all-time by a Cougar in an NIT game ... 4 of his 6 field goals were dunks, including one on the opening possession of the game and 2 in the final minute ... scored 15 points while leading BYU with 6 rebounds and recording 1 assist in 35 minutes against Utah in the MWC Tournament ... made two straight buckets four minutes into the second half to spark a 13-5 BYU run during which Plaisted scored 11 points ... had a solid night against New Mexico with 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal in 27 minutes ... contributed 10 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist in 29 minutes against Colorado State ... pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds at TCU, the most by a Cougar since Gary Trost recorded 18 on Dec. 19, 1991, while leading BYU with 17 points, his fifth double-double of the year ... contributed across the board against San Diego State with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 29 minutes ... scored 12 points while adding 8 rebounds and 1 steal in 31 minutes at Wyoming ... recorded a career-best four assists in BYU's win over UNLV while totaling 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and pulling down 12 rebounds for his second straight double-double and fourth overall ... recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds at Utah while adding 1 assist and 2 steals ... recorded career highs in blocks with 3 and minutes with 36 against Air Force while adding 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting and a game-high 9 rebounds, seven of which came on the offensive glass ... recorded three dunks at New Mexico while scoring 13 points and adding 5 rebounds and 1 assist ... scored 15 points with seven rebounds in BYU's win at Colorado State, while adding 3 assists and 3 steals against the Rams ... with BYU trailing by nine at CSU, he scored eight points during a 15-4 Cougar run that gave the Cougars the lead, including back-to-back dunks with a crowd-awing one-handed jam off a fast-break ally-oop pass from Austin Ainge ... had a career night against TCU with 22 points and 16 rebounds ... became the first player since Mike Hall (2004) to go 8-for-8 from the free-throw line ... scored 12 points at San Diego State while adding 6 rebounds and 2 assists ... led BYU with 17 points while contributing 8 rebounds against Wyoming, including two dunks ... scored in double figures with 12 points while leading BYU with 7 rebounds and dishing out 2 assists against Utah ... led BYU in scoring with 16 points against Tulsa, going 5-for-10 from the floor and 6-for-8 from the line with 2 blocks and 1 asisst ... was perfect from the floor (5-for-5) totaling 11 points with 5 rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Eastern Washington to become the first Cougar to not miss while taking at least five shots in a game since Jake Shoff went 6-for-6 against Pepperdine on Jan. 1, 2003 ... led BYU in scoring with 15 points against Weber State while adding 5 rebounds and 1 assist in 24 minutes ... recorded the first BYU double-double of the season against Boise State with 19 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in 26 minutes of play while going 7-for-12 from the floor ... recorded 20 points with 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in 27 minutes at USC before fouling out ... made a career-high 8 field goals on 13 attempts ... scored 16 points on 6-of-9 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws while adding 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes vs. Lamar in the Delta Center ...scored team-leading 13 points while adding 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist in 21 minutes vs. SUU ... started and scored 10 points while adding 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals at Washington State ... making his first-ever start vs. LMU, the redshirt freshman shot 75 percent (6-8) from the field and went 5-of-6 from the line (83.3 percent) to score 17 points while adding 4 rebounds and 1 steal ... made an immediate impact in first start, making his first five shots and scoring 12 points in the game's first 11 minutes.

2006-2007 | Sophomore Year

All-MWC Second Team ... missed just one start due to injury while averaging 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, both second on the team, and helping BYU win the outright Mountain West Conference title with a 25-9 overall record ... also led the Cougars with 1.4 blocks per contest ... scored in double figures 21 times, topping the 20-point mark on six occasions, while posting three double-doubles on the year ... led BYU in rebounding 12 times, scoring eight times and assists twice ... BYU was 17-4 when he scored in double figures ... named MWC Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 29) ... named to the BYU Holiday Classic and MWC All-Tournament Teams ... scored 9 points while adding 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in 28 minutes against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament ... posted 7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 34 minutes at UNLV in the MWC Tournament Championship game ... tied his career high with 27 points, the third-most in BYU MWC Tournament history, on 10-for-13 shooting from the field while posting his third double-double of the year with 10 rebounds against Wyoming in the MWC Tournament ... led all scorers with 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the field against TCU in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals while coming one rebound away from a double-double with 9 boards and adding 2 blocks in 31 minutes ... scored 13 points against Utah to go along with 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal in 22 minutes ... posted 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal in 36 minutes at then-No. 20 Air Force ... tallied 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 25 minutes at San Diego State ... recorded 8 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in 37 minutes against Colorado State ... scored 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting in 28 minutes against New Mexico to go along with 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks ... posted 11 points and 4 rebounds at TCU despite playing only 17 minutes due to foul trouble ... recorded 13 points, a team-high 7 rebounds and 1 assist in 34 minutes at Wyoming ... came one rebound away from a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 9 rebounds against then-No. 25 UNLV while adding 2 assists and 2 blocks in 34 minutes ... recorded 9 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the floor, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal despite playing just 19 minutes at Utah due to foul trouble ... scored a game-high 22 points against then-No. 13 Air Force on 9-for-12 shooting from the field while adding 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in 36 minutes ... drained two free throws with 35 seconds remaining to give BYU a 56-51 lead ... posted 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block in 24 minutes at New Mexico ... set career highs with 27 points, 11 field goals made and 16 field goals attempted at Colorado State ... also added 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal in 30 minutes while recording 4 dunks ... recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 33 minutes against Wyoming ... posted 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in 37 minutes at UNLV ... posted 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and a career-high 6 blocked shots in 30 minutes against San Diego State ... had 9 rebounds, a career-high 5 assists, 6 points, 1 block and 1 steal in 29 minutes vs. Seton Hall ... averaged 9.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 assists during the BYU Holiday Classic ... recorded a second double-double against Oral Roberts with 12 points and 11 rebounds ... came 1 board away from another double-double against Liberty as he contributed 11 points and 9 rebounds ... grabbed a game-high 8 rebounds with 6 points, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal in 19 minutes vs. Western Oregon ... posted a game-high 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field to go along with 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 1 steal in 36 minutes against Utah State ... scored a career-high 23 points against Michigan State, making his first eight shots from the field and marking the first time in his career he has recorded 20+ points in back-to-back outings, while posting a team-high 7 rebounds in a career-best 37 minutes of action ... broke out for 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting against San Jose State while adding a team-leading 8 rebounds despite being hampered by early foul trouble ... contributed 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists at Weber State ... scored 8 points while grabbing 4 rebounds and dishing out 1 assist in 27 minutes at Boise State while being hampered by foul trouble ... returned to the starting lineup with a game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds while adding 2 steals and 1 assist vs. SUU ... made 9 field goals while going 9-for-12 from the floor in 27 minutes ... did not start while nursing an ankle injury vs. Portland, scoring 6 points with 4 rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench ... posted 6 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks against Idaho State but was hobbled by an ankle injury suffered early in the game ... contributed 7 points and a team-high 4 rebounds at No. 5 UCLA despite being constantly double-teamed.

2007-2008 | Junior Year

NABC and USBWA All-District ... 2008 All-MWC First Team ... three-time MWC Player of the Week ... averaged 15.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 1.0 bpg while shooting .542 from the field ... ranked in the top 5 in five MWC statistical categories ... led BYU in rebounding 16 times and scoring 10 times while posting eight double-doubles ... scored in double figures in 27 games, including 11 outings with 20 points or more ... averaged 20.6 points and 12.3 rebounds against top-10 competition ... joined BYU's 1,000 Point Club ... recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 29 minutes against Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament ... contributed 19 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist against San Diego State in the MWC Tournament semifinals ... tallied 11 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal vs. Colorado State in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals ... posted his eighth double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds while adding 2 steals, 1 block and 1 assist against Wyoming ... went 7-for-11 from the field to score 20 points against AFA ... scored 23 points, including 17 after halftime, while posting 6 rebounds and 5 blocks in 35 minutes at New Mexico ... drained two free throws with five seconds left in overtime to give BYU the 70-69 win ... scored 22 poinst against UNLV while adding 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 29 minutes ... went 9-for-9 from the field to score 21 points at Colorado State while adding 5 rebounds and 1 steal in 22 minutes despite being limited by foul trouble ... tied his career high with 27 points against TCU on 10-for-14 shooting from the field and a 7-for-9 mark from the free-throw line ... recorded a season-high 17 first-half points ... posted his seventh double-double with 17 points and 10 boards at Wyoming ... went 7-for-11 from the free-throw line ... recorded 9 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes at Air Force despite battling illness that almost kept him out of the game ... tallied his second straight double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds against New Mexico ... notched his 14th career double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds against San Diego State while tallying 2 blocks, 1 steal and 1 assist in 33 minutes ... scored the first six points of the second half to turn a 27-28 deficit into a 33-28 Cougar lead ... scored a season-high 25 points on 11-for-15 shooting against Colorado State, tying his career high in field goals made while adding 5 rebounds ... contributed 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 23 minutes against Loyola Marymount ... had a team-high 9 rebounds with 12 points and 2 assists in 32 minutes at Boise State ... had a game-high 9 rebounds with 11 points, 2 blocks and 1 assist in 24 minutes vs. SUU ... tied his career high with 18 rebounds against Pepperdine to go along with 18 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 33 minutes ... contributed 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field while adding 7 rebounds and tying his career high with 5 assists in 27 minutes against Lamar ... became just the 37th Cougar in program history to score at least 1,000 career points with a bucket at the 14:10 mark in the second half ... led BYU with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field while recording a team-high 8 rebounds in 37 minutes against No. 9 Michigan State ... had an outstanding defensive game against Weber State, tallying 15 rebounds, including 12 on the defensive end, and 5 blocks while contributing 14 points and 2 assists in 26 minutes ... continued his double-figure scoring streak with 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field at Portland to go along with a team-high 8 rebounds and 2 assists in 26 minutes ... earned high praise from ESPN analyst Dick Vitale and North Carolina head coach Roy Williams as he posted game highs of 24 points and 17 rebounds against the top-ranked Tar Heels while adding a team-best 2 assists and 1 steal in 36 minutes ... scored eight of BYU's first 10 second-half points during a 13-4 Cougar run that gave BYU the lead ... topped the 20-point mark for the second time this season with 21 points against No. 6 Louisville, going 10-for-16 from the field while pulling down 12 rebounds to record his first double-double of the season ... tied his career highs with 8 free-throws made and 5 assists while recording 16 points and 7 rebounds in 26 minutes against Hartford ... scored a season-high 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the floor and 5-of-6 accuracy from the line in 19 minutes vs. Jackson State ... scored 17 points against Idaho State on 5-for-9 shooting from the field and a 7-for-8 mark from the free-throw line while adding 8 rebounds and 1 assist in 28 minutes ... contributed 12 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound in 19 minutes at Long Beach State.