Burly forward who impressed the coaching staff this summer ... will give the Black Knights needed depth in the front court ... uncanny court sense ... student of the game ... a good outside shooter who can stretch defenses ... must provide solid interior defense and steady rebounding.
As a freshman: was a member of the junior varsity team.
High School: earned two letters in basketball at Sahuaro High in Tucson, Ariz. ... played under legendary mentor Dick McConnell ... averaged 13.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg. and 3.o apg. as a senior ... also played football for two years ... hardwood team won back-to-back state titles during junior and senior seasons ... was honorable-mention all-state pick in final campaign ... served as team co-captain as well.
Personal: given name is Marc Christopher Davis Vielledent ... born July 14, 1982 ... parents' names are Bob and Gail Vielledent ... father, Bob, is a retired high school junior varsity football and basketball coach ... father won more than 80 percent of his basketball games as a coach ... older sister, Michelle, played basketball at Fresno State ... uncle, Mark Mistler, played quarterback under Lou Holtz at Arkansas ... named a Wendy's State High School Heisman Award winner ... major is undeclared.