2005-06 (RS Sophomore): Played in three games ... Score two points and grabbed two rebounds ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line ... Scored two points vs. Louisiana College (12/6/05) ... Grabbed one rebound vs. St. Gregory's (12/28/05) and Louisiana College (12/6/05) ... Played a season-high three minutes vs. Louisiana College (12/6/05).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for Roy Champagne at Lee JC ... Averaged 10 points and seven rebounds as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Oliver Simmons at Little Cypress-Mauriceville ... Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds as a senior ... In the summer, played for the Southeast Texas All-Stars.
PERSONAL: John Robert Mertz was born October 10, 1984 in Bedford, Texas ... Son of David and Janet Montagne and Bob and Julie Mertz ... Major is General Studies ... Hobby is traveling.