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Duke Men's Basketball BIO
55 Brian Zoubek


Career Notes

  • Has the size and strength to be a force on the interior at both ends of the floor
  • A strong rebounder who averages 12.5 rebounds per 40 minutes played in his career ... has grabbed five or more rebounds in a game 28 times
  • Worked hard in the offseason to improve his foot speed and conditioning after battling foot injuries as a sophomore and junior ... has dropped nearly 20 pounds since the beginning of the 2008-09 season
  • Benched 185-pounds a team-high 22 times
  • Has a nice touch around the rim and out to 12 feet ... boasts a .567 field percentage (135-of-238) for his career
  • Averaging 3.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in 93 career games ... also has 55 career blocked shots
  • Has made 21 career starts, including 17 a year ago
  • Scored in double figures eight times in his career ... also had two career double-doubles
  • Two-time Academic All-ACC team selection
  • Active in Duke’s award-winning Verizon Read with the Blue Devils, a community outreach reading program in the Durham school district
  • Also makes frequent visits to the Duke Children’s Hospital


2008-09

  • Earned Academic All-District III first team and Academic All-ACC accolades
  • Averaged 4.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 36 contests (17 starts) 
  • Second on the team with 29 blocked shots ... also had a career-best 15 steals
  • Scored in double figures three times
  • Had five or more rebounds in 14 games ... blocked a shot in 21 games with two or more blocks in four outings 
  • Pulled down six rebounds and blocked one shot in the championship game of the ACC Tournament against Florida State (3/15)
  • Grabbed five rebounds against No. 24 Florida State (3/3)
  • Became the 29th player in school history with 50 career blocked shots with one block against No. 3 North Carolina (2/11)
  • Matched career highs with three assists and four blocked shots to go with nine points and nine rebounds against Maryland (1/24)
  • Registered seven points and nine rebounds against Davidson (1/7)
  • Tallied six points, four rebounds, one block and a career-high three steals against Virginia Tech (1/4)
  • Recorded his second career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Loyola (12/31)
  • Blocked a career-high four shots to go with nine points and five rebounds against No. 7 Xavier (12/20) 
  • Recorded 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting and 2-of-3 from the foul line to go with six rebounds against UNC Asheville (12/17)
  • Made 4-of-6 from the floor for eight points to go with five rebounds at Michigan (12/6)
  • Pulled down eight rebounds to go with four points at No. 9 Purdue (12/2) 
  • Had six points and five rebounds to go with two blocks and two steals against Duquesne (11/28)
  • Tallied eight points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots against Montana (11/23)
  • Went 2-of-2 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line for 10 points against Southern Illinois (11/20)


2007-08

  • Earned Academic All-ACC honors
  • Started two games for the Blue Devils and played in 25 games overall 
  • Averaged 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game ... posted a .594 field goal percentage (41-of-69)
  • Missed nine games from Jan. 9 through Feb. 6 with a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot
  • Had five or more rebounds eight times 
  • Third on the team with 17 blocked shots 
  • Tallied eight points on 4-of-5 from the field to go with six rebounds and two assists against Clemson (3/15)
  • Recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds against St. John’s (2/23) ... shot 4-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line against the Red Storm
  • Scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in his first start of the season against Albany (12/17)
  • Scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds in 13 minutes against Michigan (12/8) 
  • Tallied nine points, six rebounds and two blocked shots against Princeton (11/19) in the first round of the Maui Invitational
  • Posted nine rebounds and a career-high three assists in the season opener against N.C. Central (11/9)


2006-07

  • Saw action in 32 games with two starting assignments
  • Averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game, while shooting .524 from the field (33-of-63)
  • Had three double-figure scoring games and two games as Duke’s leading scorer
  • Scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and added two boards and an assist against Georgia Tech (1/10) 
  • Had eight points, six rebounds and a steal against Temple (1/2)
  • Pulled down six boards and added four points and an assist against San Jose State (12/31) 
  • Had 12 points, seven rebounds, one block and one assist against Davidson (11/25)
  • Tallied eight points on 3-of-3 shooting from the floor and 2-of-2 shooting from the foul line with two rebounds and a block against Marquette (11/21) in the CBE Classic Championship game
  • Scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 3-of-3 from the free throw line to go along with seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and two assists against UNC Greensboro (11/16) ... five of his seven rebounds against the Spartans came on the offensive end
  • Scored 18 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor and 10-of-13 from the free throw line to go along with six rebounds and a block in his collegiate debut against Columbia (11/12)


High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at Haddonfield Memorial, leading the Bulldogs to a four-year record of 110-10 with three straight championships
  • Fourth team Parade All-America pick in 2006
  • Named to the 2006 Jordan All-America team
  • Two-time Newark Star-Ledger first team all-state selection 
  • Three-time all-conference and All-South Jersey selection
  • Led Haddonfield to a 31-2 record and the semifinals of the 2006 Tournament of Champions
  • Averaged 24.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game as a senior to earn New Jersey state Player of the Year honors in 2006
  • Had 21 points, 20 rebounds and eight blocked shots in the state championship game
  • Scored 27 points and collected 18 rebounds and six blocks in a 71-37 win over Rahway (N.J.) High School in the NJSIAA Group II state semifinals
  • Averaged 21.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game while playing through an injury as a junior
  • Led the Bulldogs to 28-1 and a repeat as South Jersey Group II champions in 2005
  • Scored a game-high 22 points in the 2005 title game
  • Named the MVP of the 2003 Eddie Griffin Challenge Game
  • Rated 33rd overall by The Recruiting Services Consensus Index and 24th by Rivals.com

USA Basketball

  • Helped the East Team to a bronze medal in the 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival
  • Averaged 1.8 points and 3.6 rebounds while playing with former Duke teammates Greg Paulus and Gerald Henderson


Personal

  • Born Brian Henry Zoubek on April 6, 1988, in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Son of Paul Zoubek and Liza Cartmell
  • Father, Paul, is an attorney while mother, Liza, is Group President at ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment
  • Has an older sister, Sarah
  • Hobbies include history, reading and video games
  • Favorite athlete is Shaquille O’Neal
  • A history major
  • Participates in Role Model Speaker Series at the Emily K Center

 

Position: Center
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 260
Year: Senior
City/State: Haddonfield, N.J.
High School: Haddonfield Memorial
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