Letterman ... continues to develop all-around game ... expected to be integral component of Army's frontcourt rotation this winter ... spent bulk of plebe campaign as member of varsity practice squad ... dressed for four games total ... made most of opportunity when it arose ... impressed coaching staff with late-season performance ... hard worker ... injects toughness into frontline ... crafty player around the basket ... adept at finding ways to score ... continues to work on extending shooting touch to mid-range ... agressive rebounder.
As a freshman: appeared in two games ... averaged 7.0 ppg. and 5.5 rpg. ... shot .500 from the field and .571 from the foul line ... made collegiate debut in regular-season finale at Holy Cross ... scored five points and blocked a shot during 10-minute stint ... saw significant action versus Crusaders in Patriot League quarterfinal contest ... narrowly missed a double-double, finishing with nine points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes ... also added two assists and two steals ... 11 caroms were most by an Army plebe since February 2000 ... was only in uniform for two other contests all season, dressing for season opener against The Citadel and returning to uniform for home finale opposite Colgate.
High School: earned two letters in basketball at Klein Collins High in Spring, Texas ... played for coach Tim Schumacher ... named second-team all-state and first-team all-region as a senior ... selected District 15 5-A "Most Valuable Player" ... chosen to play in Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game ... helped lead team to district championship as a senior ... squad reached state tournament semifinals and finished season ranked third in state ... averaged 16.0 ppg. and 11.0 rpg. as a senior ... registered 30 points against The Woodlands ... converted 21 of 22 free throws in a game against Spring High.
Personal: given name is Corban Douglas Bates ... born May 16, 1986 ... parents' names are Doug Bates and Sharon Brown ... member of the National Honor Society ... member of the first four-year class to graduate from Klein Collins High School .... mom, Sharon, played basketball at Baylor from 1980 through 1984 ... maternal grandfather, Pat Kelley, is member of Basketball Hall of Fame at University of North Texas ... grandfather also served as 2nd Lt. in the Marines ... major is undeclared.