Made 22 appearances and averaged 9.2 minutes per game … recorded 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds … saw action in 12 BIG EAST contests, making three starts … elevated scoring (1.7) and rebounding (1.5) averages in conference games … scored a season-high six points on 3-for-3 shooting at Butler (Feb. 3) … registered five points and matched a season-high four rebounds in a start against Creighton (Feb. 7) … played a career-high 33 minutes versus DePaul (Feb. 11) … received third start of the season at Xavier (Feb. 14).
Appeared in four games, including two starts ... averaged 1.0 point and 0.8 boards in 8.8 minutes per contest ... scored two points, grabbed two boards, dished out one assist and added one steal in a season-high 17 minutes in a start at Georgetown (Jan. 4) ... started and finished with two points and one rebound in 10 minutes of action in season-debut against Youngstown State (Dec. 21).
Saw action in 28 games, including five starts ... averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in 9.1 minutes of action ... shot 88.9 percent (8-of-9) from the charity stripe ... scored four points and grabbed two boards at Providence (March 2) ... blocked two shots in just three minutes against UNC Asheville (Dec. 21) ... matched a career-high with eight points in a start at San Francisco (Dec. 4) ... equaled a career-high with eight points and added three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals against South Carolina (Nov. 29) ... made first-career start and finished with a career-high eight points to go with three rebounds and two assists against Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 24) ... came off the bench and grabbed one rebound in collegiate-debut at College of Charleston (Nov. 15).
Before St. John’s
Arrived in the U.S. in 2010 and played two seasons at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, Long Island, N.Y. ... scored 16.0 points per game as a senior to lead a team with eight NCAA Division I prospects ... also averaged 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals ... helped OSNA post a 25-5 record in 2011-12 ... named a Top 20 all-star at Hoop Group Elite camp in 2011 ... following in the footsteps of 2010 predecessor Maurice Harkless, he captured the MVP award at the Port Chester CYP in Port Chester, Pa., in March of 2011 .... earned second team All-IS8 honors after leading Our Savior New American to the Jamaica, Queens, tournament's semifinals in the fall of 2011 ... selected the game MVP for the PrimeTime Shootout in Roselle, N.J., in February of 2012 ... coached at OSNA by Ron Stelzer ... also a standout on the soccer pitch for the Pioneers, scoring 31 goals with 13 assists as a senior in 2011.
Felix Roland Balamou ... born in Conakry, the national capital and largest city in the country of Guinea on the West Coast of Africa ... son of Anna Marie Kolie and the late Richard Balamou ... has one sister, Marguerite, and three brothers, Williams, August and Georges ... majoring in management.
Felix Balamou Profile
Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favorite food: Rice
Favorite hobby: Watching soccer
Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite actor: Jean-Claude Van Damme