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#4 Brent Heemskerk
Position: FORWARD
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Christian
Experience: 3 Letters

2007-08 — Valuable frontline performer, who started first two games of season...averaging 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds, while shooting 69 percent from floor...made 16 of first 17 shots from floor including 11 straight to open season, hitting all five shots vs. UC San Diego and Milwaukee...blocked career-high five shots in home game vs. Bradley...named to Drake Regency Classic all-tournament team after scoring career-high 18 points, hitting seven of eight shots in championship game vs. Texas Pan American...had best game of season vs. Chicago State after collecting 12 points with career highs in steals (four) and then blocked shots (four)...also scored 12 points vs. North Carolina Central, while netting 11 vs. UC San Diego and 10 vs. Milwaukee.

2006-07 — Played in just five games before being redshirted because of back injury...grabbed four rebounds in seven minutes vs. Waldorf....named co-scout team player of year.

2005-06 — Appeared in all 31 games, starting seven times...collected four or more rebounds in 11 games, including season-high eight boards in home game vs. Southern Illinois...scored season-high 13 points at Missouri State, while blocking season-high three shots and grabbing six rebounds...preserved home victory against Illinois State by coming up with two key steals in the last two minutes of game...tallied 11 points against Shawnee State and Cornell...collected 10 points and six rebounds in home game vs. Creighton...dished out career high three assists in regular season finale at Bradley...had three steals in home games vs. Cornell and Illinois State...logged season-high 28 minutes at Illinois State, responding with seven points and seven rebounds.

2004-05 — Played in 26 games with lone start at Missouri State...averaged 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds...had career-high 14 points and nine rebounds against then No. 23 ranked Iowa, while playing 22 minutes...had four or more rebounds in five games...keyed road win at Bradley with seven points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes...had five rebounds in home finale vs. Evansville...collected four rebounds vs. Western Illinois and at Southern Illinois...made both three-point field goal attempts in college debut vs. Akron finishing game with nine points, three rebounds and two steals...collected season-high two assists vs. San Jose State.

High School — Three-time Grand Rapids City League all-conference performer who averaged 16.7 points and 9.6 rebounds as senior...collected 19 points and 15 rebounds in 2003-04 opener against defending 2003 Michigan Class A state champion Rockford and then had 17 points and nine rebounds against Grand Rapids South Christian, the 2003 Michigan Class B defending state champion...had a season high of 26 points on two occasions against Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills...averaged 13 points and 8.0 rebounds in 2002-03 season, while collecting double-doubles in the last 10 games of the season...collected a career-high 30 points and 18 rebounds against Grand Rapids Central as junior...played with current Drake teammate Leonard Houston on Grand Rapids Storm AAU team which won 2004 Michigan 19-and-under state title, earning an automatic bid to the National AAU 19-under Tournament...played with Houston in the TAWASI All-Star game in 2004, which showcases the top players in western Michigan...led the city team All-Stars with 17 points in TAWASI All-Star game.

Personal — Finance, marketing, entrepreneurial management and general business major with concentration in insurance who earned degree in May of 2008...awarded the 2008-09 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...awarded 2007-08 MVC Scholar-Athlete second-team honors...earned 2005-06 MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention honors...named to President's and Dean's List...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee...born Brent Jordan Heemskerk on Aug. 17, 1985 in Grand Rapids, Michigan...parents: Keith and Gayle Heemskerk...older brother, Brandon (26), was three-year letterwinner as center on Bradley basketball team (2003-06) ...also has younger brother, Austin (15)...high school coach: Tom VanderLaan.