Position: G Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 160
Hometown: Winter Haven, Fla.
Previous School: Lake Wales HS
Eligibility: So. Major: Undeclared
HONORS WON: 2012 Division II Bulletin Freshman All-American... 2012 Sunshine State Conference Freshman-of-the-Year... 2012 SSC All-Newcomer Team.
FRESHMAN SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (2011-12):
• Played in all 30 games, starting 21, and was one of three freshmen on the roster who started 10 or more games for the Moccasins in 2011-12
• In the starting lineup for Florida Southern’s season opener and scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists and two steals with no turnovers in his debut against Division I South Florida
• Third on the team in scoring with 14.1 points per game, and was one of four Moccasins to average in double figures… Ranked eighth in the SSC in scoring and was first among freshmen
• Scoring average of 14.1 points per game was second highest in team history for a true freshman behind only Lester Wright’s 20.1 average in 1979-80… His 424 points were also the second highest total for a true freshman, trailing only the 603 points Wright scored
• Led Florida Southern with 147 free throws and 210 attempts, an average of 5-for-7 per game… Went 12-for-15 from the line in 86-81 overtime loss to Chowan (Dec. 17) and was 11-for-12 79-68 win at Lynn (Feb. 18)
• Second on the team with 109 assists, and led the Mocs in both steals (56) and blocked shots (19)… Ranked fourth in the SSC with 3.6 assists per game, and third with 1.9 steals per game
• First freshman in team history with over 400 points and 100 assists
• Scored in double figures 24 times with six 20-point games
• Scored a career-high and season-high for any Moccasins with 30 points in 76-71 loss to Rollins (Jan. 28)… That effort was the first 30-point game by a Moccasin freshman in 33 years
• Had 25 points in 98-90 overtime loss at Eckerd (Feb. 8) for his second 20-point effort in conference play
• Led the Mocs in scoring seven times, with one of those games in his college debut against South Florida… First true freshman since Jim Stephenson in 1976-77 to be the Mocs’ scoring leader in his first college game, and the first to ever do that without tying for the lead with another player
• Hit the winning shot at the buzzer with a layup that beat Armstrong Atlantic 85-84 (Nov. 26)
• Averaged 13.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists during the SSC Tournament when he shot 46 percent from the floor (12-for-26), was 2-for-3 from 3-point range, and shot 70 percent from the line (14-for-20)
• Followed that by scoring 13 points in the NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Christian Brothers (March 10)
• Career-high of 30 points came in 76-71 loss to Rollins when he made a career-high 11 field goals in 19 attempts (Jan. 28)
• Had a career-high seven rebounds in a 97-71 win at Tampa (Jan. 18), a game where he also had seven points and seven assists
• Handed out a career-high nine assists in 98-86 win over Malone (Dec. 19), tying him with Tyler Kelly for the most by a Moccasin during the 2011-12 season
• Had a career-high five steals in 89-49 win vs. Puerto Rico-Bayamon (Nov. 22) and in 84-78 loss at Rollins (Dec. 3)
IN HIGH SCHOOL
(GRAD. 2011)… Graduated from Lake Wales High School in 2011 after playing his senior year for the Highlanders and coach Billy Dee Washington… Helped Lake Wales go 31-3, win district and regional titles, and finish as the 2011 5A state runner-up to Dwyer High School… Scored a team-high 17 points in the state championship game, and averaged 8.9 overall for the Highlanders in addition to 7.0 assists per game from his point guard position… Second Team All-Polk County as a senior and a junior, and honorable mention as a sophomore… Started in the Polk County All-Star game his senior year… Spent his first three years at Lake Region High School in Winter Haven, where he played for coaches David Saltman, Jeff Cable, and Tyhron Crawford, and helped the Thunder win a district title as a sophomore.
Born: May 2, 1993… Son of Jerome and Gaynell Capers… Has one older brother, Marcus (22), who played at Washington State University where he helped the Cougars advance to the NIT semifinals in 2011… Undecided on major.