Player Profile

Michael Auprince

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Hometown :Peakhurst, Sydney, Australia
Year In School :Senior
Major :English
  • 3Years On Team
  • 2006Started Playing Adapted Athletics
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  • Accomplishment in sport and/or school include:

    • Helped 2017-18 men’s team to national championship held in Marshall, Minn.
    • Named the MVP at the NIWBT national championship.
    • Was first in the NIWBT championships with an average of 27.7 points in three games of action.
    • Ranked second in the NIWBT championships with an average of 14.0 boards per contest.
    • Scored 31 points in a comeback effort against Wisconsin-Whitewater as the Tide won its second national championship with a 69-65 victory.
    • Recorded a double-double of 28 points and 14 rebounds in the semifinal win over Missouri in the NIWBT.
    • Scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in UA’s opening game of the NIWBT as Alabama defeated in-state rival Auburn, 66-45.
    • Led the team with a double-double average of 21.1 points and 12.8 rebounds a game in 2017-18.
    • Also led the team in steals and was third on the squad in assists.
    • Averaged a stellar 10.5 defensive boards per game.
    • Earned the Jared Arambula Outstanding Offensive Player Award at the team banquet.
    • Traveled to Italy for training camp in March 2018 with the Aussie Rollers in preparation for world championships in August.
    • Named to 2018 NWBA Honorable Mention Academic All-American Team.
    • Selected to the NWBA All-American second team in 2018.
    • Was a second-team All-American selection in 2015-16.
    • Competed in swimming in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and won gold in the 4×100 m freestyle relay and bronze in the 4×100 m medley relay.
    • Returned from the 2012 Paralympics and began focusing more on basketball, which he gave up for a year to fully concentrate on London.
    • Won a bronze medal playing for Australia in the 2013 U23 World Championships in Adana, Turkey with teammates Jordan Bartley and Ryan Morich and alumni Jannik Blair.
    • Also plays for the Wollongong Rollerhawks in the National Wheelchair Basketball League.
    • Already has his BA from Australia.
    • Has earned an OAM (Order of Australia Medal).

    Fun Facts:

    • Claims an obsession with tomato sauce.
    • Admits to doing a terrible Southern accent.
    • Cites teaching English as his dream job.

    Favorite Quote:

    • “You will never know” – Brett Stibners

Accomplishment in sport and/or school include:

  • Helped 2017-18 men’s team to national championship held in Marshall, Minn.
  • Named the MVP at the NIWBT national championship.
  • Was first in the NIWBT championships with an average of 27.7 points in three games of action.
  • Ranked second in the NIWBT championships with an average of 14.0 boards per contest.
  • Scored 31 points in a comeback effort against Wisconsin-Whitewater as the Tide won its second national championship with a 69-65 victory.
  • Recorded a double-double of 28 points and 14 rebounds in the semifinal win over Missouri in the NIWBT.
  • Scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in UA’s opening game of the NIWBT as Alabama defeated in-state rival Auburn, 66-45.
  • Led the team with a double-double average of 21.1 points and 12.8 rebounds a game in 2017-18.
  • Also led the team in steals and was third on the squad in assists.
  • Averaged a stellar 10.5 defensive boards per game.
  • Earned the Jared Arambula Outstanding Offensive Player Award at the team banquet.
  • Traveled to Italy for training camp in March 2018 with the Aussie Rollers in preparation for world championships in August.
  • Named to 2018 NWBA Honorable Mention Academic All-American Team.
  • Selected to the NWBA All-American second team in 2018.
  • Was a second-team All-American selection in 2015-16.
  • Competed in swimming in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and won gold in the 4×100 m freestyle relay and bronze in the 4×100 m medley relay.
  • Returned from the 2012 Paralympics and began focusing more on basketball, which he gave up for a year to fully concentrate on London.
  • Won a bronze medal playing for Australia in the 2013 U23 World Championships in Adana, Turkey with teammates Jordan Bartley and Ryan Morich and alumni Jannik Blair.
  • Also plays for the Wollongong Rollerhawks in the National Wheelchair Basketball League.
  • Already has his BA from Australia.
  • Has earned an OAM (Order of Australia Medal).

Fun Facts:

  • Claims an obsession with tomato sauce.
  • Admits to doing a terrible Southern accent.
  • Cites teaching English as his dream job.

Favorite Quote:

  • “You will never know” – Brett Stibners