Will serve as one of Holy Cross' tri-captains this season ... Returning starter for the Crusaders at power forward ... Looks to once again be one of the top post players in the Patriot League ... A solid big man who has the ability to play with his back to the basket, and also face up and shoot the ball ... Strong finisher around the rim ... An excellent rebounder on both ends of the court ... Very athletic ... Has great mental toughness.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-2009
Named first team All-Patriot League ... Selected as the Patriot League Player of the Week on Feb. 9 ... Named the AT&T Crusader of the Week on Jan. 12 ... Made his third straight appearance on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 30 games on the season, starting 17 times ... Averaged 8.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots per game ... Shot 58.8 percent (104 of 177) from the field ... Pulled down 77 offensive rebounds and 111 defensive rebounds ... Was even more effective in Patriot League regular season play, averaging 12.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest ... Led the Patriot League in field goal percentage, while ranking second in offensive rebounds, fourth in total rebounding, eighth in blocked shots, eighth in defensive rebounds and 24th in scoring ... Placed fifth on the Holy Cross single-season list for field goal percentage ... Totaled 27 points, 14 rebounds and two blocked shots at Navy ... Recorded 21 points and 12 rebounds in the home victory over Army ... Posted a double-double in the victory at Bucknell with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while hitting eight of nine shots from the floor ... Had 18 points and five rebounds at Central Florida ... Led the team with 17 points, nine rebounds and two steals in the home victory over Lafayette ... Posted a double-double in the win at Lafayette with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while hitting all seven of his shots from the floor ... Recorded his first career double-double in the win at Boston University, with 15 points, 11 rebounds and three steals ... Finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds at American in the regular season ... Had 13 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in the home game with Bucknell ... Totaled 10 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win over Navy ... Finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks in the victory at Lehigh ... Had 10 points and six rebounds at Massachusetts ... Posted nine points and eight rebounds in the win over Western Michigan ... Totaled eight points and nine rebounds in the victory over San Francisco ... Recorded eight points, five rebounds and two blocks at Ohio ... Posted five points and five rebounds in the Patriot League quarterfinal victory over Bucknell ... Recorded seven points and seven rebounds in the home win over Colgate ... Had five points and four rebounds in the home victory over American ... Totaled two points, eight rebounds and three steals in the win at Army ... Finished with seven points and three rebounds against Siena ... Recorded two points, three rebounds and two assists at Yale ... Scored six points against Fairfield ... Posted three points and eight rebounds at Northeastern ... Pulled down three rebounds against Brown ... Had two points and two rebounds against Sacred Heart in the season opener ... Missed two games late in the season due to injury.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN
Played in 19 games on the season, with two starts ... Averaged 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Totaled five points and three rebounds at American in the Patriot League quarterfinals ... Had seven points and five rebounds in the regular season victory at American ... Recorded five points and four rebounds in the home victory over Lehigh, while making his first career start ... Posted three points and eight rebounds at Maryland ... Totaled four points, three rebounds and a blocked shot at San Francisco ... Had three points, four rebounds and two steals in the home game against American ... Scored two points in the win at Army ... Recorded two points and two rebounds at Colgate ... Posted five rebounds in the home game against Bucknell ... Grabbed three rebounds in the home victory over Lafayette ... Pulled down three rebounds at Lafayette ... Scored one point against Yale ... Had a rebound against Ohio.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-2007
Saw action in four contests early in the year ... Missed the final 25 games of the season due to injury, and received a medical redshirt ... Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Averaged 1.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... Totaled four points, three rebounds and a steal at Duke ... Grabbed two rebounds in the victory at Harvard ... Pulled down a rebound against Fairfield in the first game of his collegiate career.
Played for head coach Van Cathcart at Absegami High School in Galloway, N.J. ... Served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... Averaged 16.0 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.2 blocks per game during his senior year, while hitting 56.3 percent (157 of 279) of his field goal attempts ... Led the Cape Atlantic League in field goal percentage as a senior, in addition to placing fourth in rebounding and seventh in scoring ... Named to the All-Cape Atlantic League American Conference first team as a senior, after being a second team selection as a junior ... Averaged 12.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game during his junior season ... Totaled 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a steal in the All-Star Game of the 2005 Eastern Invitational ... Member of National Honor Society ... Played his AAU ball for South Jersey Select.
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Keister ... Has one sister (Dana) ... A History major.