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Jake Groves

Forward
Position
6'9''
Height
216 lbs.
Weight
Graduate Student
Class
Spokane, Wash.
Hometown
Shadle Park
High School
Oklahoma
Previous School
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Jake Groves - Men's Basketball - Virginia Cavaliers

2022-23 (at Oklahoma)
• CSC Academic All-District Team
• Played 32 games, including 22 starts
• Averaged 6.8 points and 2.5 rebounds
• Shot 43.8 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from 3-point range and 70.8 percent from the free throw line
• Tallied nine double-digit point games
• Enjoyed a career-best performance against Central Arkansas (12/17) and finished with 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including four 3 pointers
• Enjoyed a 17-point performance in the Big 12 opener against then-No. 6 Texas (12/31)
• Recorded 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting and wrangled a team-high six boards in 69-56 victory over Nebraska (11/24)
• Scored a team-best 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and finished 4-of-5 from deep in 61-50 victory at then-No. 23/21 Iowa State (2/25)
• Scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Villanova (12/3)
• Tallied 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting and finished 2 of 3 from deep at No. 11/11 Kansas State (3/1/23)
• Started the season opener against Sam Houston (11/7) and tallied 11 points and five rebounds
• Scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting at Oklahoma State (1/18/23)
• Scored 10 points and buried three 3-pointers against Seton Hall (11/25/22)
• Recorded nine points and made a key block to seal victory over South Alabama (11/18)

2021-22 (at Oklahoma)
Played 34 games, including 12 starts
• Averaged 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds
• Shot 43.2 percent from the field, 30.7 percent from 3-point range and 60.9 percent from the free throw line
• Started the final nine games of the season
• Led the Sooners with 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting and tied his career high with nine rebounds in a 72-67 victory over then-No. 3 Baylor (3/10)
• Scored 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting at West Virginia (1/26) in first start for the Sooners
• Scored 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting against Indiana State (11/19)
• Finished 4-for-7 from the field and 3-for-5 from deep for 11 points at Iowa State (2/19)
• Scored 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting and added six rebounds at then-No. 21 Texas (1/11)
• Scored 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field against Oklahoma State (2/26)
• Finished 4-for-5 from the field and tallied nine points off the bench in 79-66 victory over then-No. 11 Iowa State (1/8)
• Recorded eight points and four rebounds against Houston Baptist (11/24)
• Tallied nine points on three 3-pointers against West Virginia (3/1)
• Tallied six points and five boards at then-No. 1 Auburn (1/26)
• Wrangled eight rebounds and added five points at Kansas State (3/5)
• Recorded seven rebounds and two assists against then-No. 14 Texas Tech (3/15)

2020-21 (at Eastern Washington)
Winter Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team
• Played 24 games, including 14 starts
• Averaged 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds
• Shot 55.2 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from 3-point range and 75.7 percent from the free throw line
• Registered 10 double-figure scoring games
• Scored a season-high 23 points (4 3-pointers) and nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament opening round against Kansas (3/20)
• Recorded 21 points on a season-high 10 of 13 field goals vs. Montana (3/12)
• Scored 17 points against Idaho on 7-for-12 shooting (2/6)
• Scored 16 points with eight rebounds in season opener at Washington State (11/28)
• Tallied 15 points against Montana State in 32 minutes (3/13)
• Recorded 15 points on 7-for-12 shooting against Idaho (12/11)
• Scored 12 points in 11 minutes at Idaho (2/4)
• Started three-game streak with double-figure scoring against Sacramento State, tallying 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting with five rebounds (2/1)
• Added 10 points in 30 minutes at Arizona (12/5)
• Finished 5-for-7 from the field, scoring 10 points at Northern Colorado (1/21)
• Notched nine rebounds in 32 minutes against Idaho State (3/3)

2019-20 (at Eastern Washington)
• Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team
• Played 24 games
• Averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds
• Shot 51 percent from the field, 14.3 percent from 3-point range and 56.3 percent from the free throw line
• Recorded a season high eight points against Multnomah (12/13) and Montana (1/9) • Finished 4-for-5 from the field against Multnomah
• First career points at High Point (11/23), scoring five points with two assists and four rebounds
• Logged a season-high five rebounds against Montana State (2/8)

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Shadle Park High School in 2019
• Averaged 17.6 points and 9.5 rebounds en route to All-Greater Spokane League second-team honors
• Registered single game highs of 33 points and 15 rebounds
• Helped the Highlanders to a 15-11 record overall in the first season
• As a junior, averaged over 16 points and seven rebounds per game, making 60 percent from the field overall and 47 percent from the 3-point line
• Earned a 3.8 GPA in high school

PERSONAL
Son of Randy and Tara Groves
• Has two brothers, Dylynn and Tanner
• Brother, Tanner, played three seasons at Eastern Washington (2018-21) and one at Oklahoma (2022-23)
• Father, Randy, played basketball at Shadle Park HS and Community Colleges of Spokane
• Mother, Tara (formerly Tara Flugel), still owns the Whitworth scoring record of 2,040 points and is in the school’s Hall of Fame.
• Volunteered at the Washington Family Ranch and participated in highway clean-ups