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#41 Cameron Bairstow
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
High School: Australian Institute of Sport
Experience: 4 Letters

2013-14 • SENIOR
Stats & Trends
Turned in one of the greatest seasons in school history, starting all 34 games, averaging 20.4 points to lead the team, and grabbing .7.4 rebounds • led the Mountain West in scoring and shooting (.556) • second on the team with 51 blocks, and his 298 free throw attempts were three away from the school record • ended his career 20th in scoring at UNM and 10th in rebounding • was named Second Team All-America by Sports Illustrated, Third Team All-America by NBC Sports and CBS Sports and Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press.

Single Game Highlights
Had a career-high with 22 points, and tied his career-high with 11 rebounds and three assists in the opener against Alabama A&M ... went 9 for 10 from the field as well • Set a career-high for a second straight game, scoring 29 points (21 in the first half) in 28 minutes, going 9-for-13 from the field and 11-of-16 from the line with five rebounds and two assists • had a third straight 20-point game with 21 points and a career-high four assists against UAB, adding eight rebounds • scored eight points with two blocks and two rebounds in just 24 minutes against UMass due to foul trouble • rebounded to lead UNM in scoring with 18 points against Davidson to go along with a career-high five assists • shot 6-of-7 from the field with three assists, three boards and two blocks as he scored 16 points against San Diego • scored 20 points on a career-high 19 field goal attempts against New Mexico State • had a career-game on his birthday with his parents in attendance for their first time to see him play in college live as he scored 24 points with a career-high 13 rebounds in a career-high 37 minutes against Cincinnati ... was named the Mountain West Co-Player of the Week on December 9 for his efforts against Cincinnati and New Mexico State • had a third straight 20-point effort, scoring 24 on 7-of-15 shooting, including 10-of-12 from the line with a game-high six rebounds and two steals against Kansas • led UNM again in scoring with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting against New Mexico State while adding season-highs with three blocks and three steals • had a fifth straight 20-point night with 20 points and 10 rebounds, adding a career-high tying five assists against Marquette • had a solid game with 14 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes against Grand Canyon • led UNM with a career-high 29 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double as he also drew 14 fouls against Colorado State ... went 13-for-20 from the line in that game, the second-most free throw attempts by a Lobo in a conference game in school history • led the team in scoring with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting against Wyoming • scored 15 points with five boards and a key game-saving block with 37 seconds left against SJSU • nearly had a career-high against UNLV, scoring 27 on 10-of-16 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks • had his 11th 20-point game of the season with 22 and eight rebounds against Fresno State, leading the team in both catagories • had another solid game, shooting 7-for-8 from the field as he scored 17 points, two assists, two steals and a block • was named to the midseason Naismith, Wooden and Robertson lists for national Player of the Year • without his usual frontcourt mate, he scored 19 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds in a two-point win over Colorado State • led UNM with 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting at Utah State, grabbing four rebounds and recording a career-high four blocks • led UNM with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting against San Jose State • was named the Mountain West Player of the Week on February 3 for his efforts against Utah State and San Jose State • had a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounding for his five double-double of the season and seventh of his career • had his 14th 20-point game of the season, becoming the 31st Lobo in the process to record 1,000 career points in a loss at Boise State • had another double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds against Nevada on 9-of-13 shooting • scored 18 points with six boards and a career-high five blocked shots against UNLV • had a superb game against San Diego State with 26 points and a team-high nine rebounds, hitting a season and career-high 11 field goals • was named the Mountain West Player of the Week on February 22 for his efforts against UNLV and San Diego State • also named CBS Sportsline National Player of the Week • led UNM with 14 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double against Utah State • led UNM with 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and 8-of-10 from the line at Nevada • was basically unstoppable with 21 points and seven rebounds, including his first three of the season, on senior night against Air Force • Had another 20 point game, this with 20 and seven boards on 7-of-9 shooting against San Diego State • was named First Team All-Mountain West, USBWA District VIII Player of the Year, All-District 8, NABC All-District 17 First Team, NBC Sports Third Team All-American, and Sports Illustrated Second Team All-America • scored nine points in just 18 minutes, including a career-best 5-of-6 from the line • led UNM with 23 points including a career-high 15 made free throws in a three-point win over Boise State • had 17 points to lead UNM including the go-ahead three-point play with 1:15 to go as UNM won the MW Tournament over San Diego State • was named All-Tournament and the MVP of the Mountain West Tournament • nearly willed UNM to a win with a 24-point, eight-rebound effort against Stanford.

2013 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Played in just one game, scoring 22 points with six rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting against the Sydney Kings • did not play the final two games as he was invited to try out for the Australian Boomers National Team • earned one of the 12 spots on the Aussie squad, and played in the Oceania Series where Australia defeated New Zealand two games to none.

2013 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
Led Australia to its first ever international basketball medal, as Australia earned a Silver Medal at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia • led Australia with a 12.8 scoring average and a 6.8 rebounding average • also led Australia with eight blocks, and was second on the team with 22 assists • shot .494 from the field • led Australia into the medal round with a 22-point performance in a win over the United States, along with nine rebounds and five steals • led Australia in the gold medal game with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting against Russia in an 81-74 loss.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Power forward playing in the post • Last name is pronounced BARE-stow • The third Australian to play at UNM, following Luc Longley (1987-91) from Perth and Ryan Kersten (2005-07) from Modbury Heights • played in 100 career games with 21 starts.

2013 MW TOURNAMENT
Member of the all-tournament team after averaging 13.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in the three games...half of his 26 rebounds were on the offensive end...made 15-18 FTs • nine points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes in the title game win at UNLV • 14 points (3-8 FGs, 8-9 FTs), eight rebounds, two blocks and an assist in a career-high 37 minutes against Wyoming in the quarterfinals • second career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds (6 offensive) in 34 minutes against San Diego State in the semifinals...had 10 points and eight boards in the first half...the 11 rebounds tied a career high...also attempted a career-high 15 FGs.

2012-13 • JUNIOR

• Branch Law Firm Men’s Basketball Awards • Most Charges • Co-Most Improved Player

• Mountain West All-Tournament Team

• Honorable mention All-Mountain West

Stats & Trends
Played in all 35 games with 19 starts...started the last 15 games (UNM was 12-3), averaging 12.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 30.1 minutes...even better the last seven games, averaging 13.8 ppg and 8.3 rpg...overall numbers increased to 9.7 ppg and 5.9 rpg in just 24.1 minutes...averaged 10.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 27.3 minutes in MW affairs • shot 73.8% (124-168) from the FT line...started the season making 43-48 (90%)...only 62% (58-93) in 65 games his first two years • started the first two games this season, but managed just 12 points and four rebounds.

Single Game Highlights
Scored a team-high tying 22 points on 8-of-10 FGs in the exhibition opener against Victory, and led UNM with an 18.0 average, adding 7.5 rebounds and hitting 12-of-14 FTs in two exhibitions • nine points and four rebounds in 21 minutes against Davidson...just 1-of-5 FGs, but made 7-8 FTs • came off the bench against George Mason to contribute 10 points (3-6 FGs, 4-4 FTs), five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes • eight points (4-4 FTs), six rebounds and an assist in 19 minutes in the win over No. 21 UConn • eight points, three rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes against Idaho • nine points (0-5 FGs, 9-10 FTs), a career-high 11 rebounds, two blocks and he drew two charges in a season-high 23 minutes against Portland • 16 points (5-6 FGs, 6-6 FTs) and five rebounds in only 20 minutes against Mercer...scored 10 of UNM’s first 21 points in a span of 5:38 on 3-3 FGs and 4-4 FTs • eight points (4-4 FTs) and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds at Indiana State • seven points, five rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal against Valparaiso • nine points - all in the 1st half - seven rebounds and a career-high tying two steals in a season-high 24 minutes at New Mexico State • made third start of the season against South Dakota State...finished with six points and four rebounds in 20 minutes...did not attempt a FT for the first time this season • usual steady self in the win at No. 8 Cincinnati with seven points, six rebounds and a block in 14 minutes • six points, six rebounds and a career-high three assists in the win over (24/19) UNLV...also tied a season-high with 24 minutes played • scored 15 of his 16 points against Fresno State in the first half on 6-6 FGs and 3-3 FTs...set career highs with six FGs made and 11 FG attempts...also tied a career best with two blocks before fouling out in 24 minutes • eight points on 4-4 FTs, four rebounds and a career-high-tying two steals at Boise State • had four points, three blocks and three steals against Colorado State as he played 23 minutes, manning the five-spot with fellow post Alex Kirk slowed by an illness • scoreless (0-4 FGs) for the first time this season in 24 minutes at (25) San Diego State...did have three rebounds, two assists and a block • making his fifth start of the season at Wyoming, he posted a career-high 17 points (5-8 FGs, 7-10 FTs) in a career-best 32 minutes...had scored just 12 points on 4-14 FGs the previous three games • seven points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 24 minutes against Nevada • tied for team-high honors with 14 points and nine rebounds in a start against Air Force...also tied a career high with three assists, plus a block and a steal in 30 minutes • 13 points (5-11 FGs, 3-6 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes at UNLV • six points, a team-high 10 rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes at Fresno State • team-high 16 points (5-8 FGs, 6-8 FTs) and seven rebounds in 32 minutes vs. Boise State • six points - all in the second half - six rebounds and two assists in a career-high 35 minutes at (22/21) Colorado State • 16 points and five rebounds before fouling out after 31 minutes against San Diego State...scored nine straight points for UNM in the last eight minutes of the second half • 13 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes vs. Wyoming...just 3-9 FGs and all three baskets were dunks, but made 7-8 FTs...30 points and 11 rebounds in two games against the Cowboys this year, making 14-18 FTs • first career double-double at Nevada with 15 points and 10 rebounds...had 11 points and eight boards in the second half • foul trouble at Air Force limited him to 19 minutes, but he still managed 12 points on 6-6 FGs, seven rebounds and two assists • had 12 points with seven rebounds and a pair of blocks against Fresno State

2011-12 • SOPHOMORE
Averaged 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two exhibition games, shooting .846 from the line • set career-highs in the opener for points and field goals against New Orleans with 13 and five • scored 10 points, including the first six, against Arizona State • played just five minutes against Santa Clara and Washington State due to food poisoning • had four points and five rebounds, including a dunk, against Idaho State • had three points and four rebounds at USC • scored four points and had three rebounds against Oklahoma State • had a career-high nine rebounds against Montana State • scored two points with four boards against UMKC • scored five points against Houston Baptist • recorded three rebounds against North Dakota • had three points at Wyoming • grabbed five rebounds against the Aztecs • had four points and four boards at UNLV • had four points and five boards against Colorado State • tied his MW career-high with six points, and went 4-for-4 from the line against TCU • set a MW career-high with seven points on a perfect 3-for-3 night at Air Force, including going 1-for-1 from the line, with four boards • had five boards at Boise State • had four points and three boards against Wyoming, hitting those four early to keep UNM in it early against Wyoming • scored four points and tied his career-high with two blocks despite missing a good chunk on the SDSU game after landing awkwardly after going up for a rebound • had two points and two rebounds with great defense against UNLV • scored six points with three rebounds against TCU • went 3-for-4 from the line and had seven rebounds and five points against Air Force • scored one point in nine minutes against Boise State • shot 9-for-12 from the line for the MW Tournament, and was big in the first half of the championship game, scoring six straight points • had seven points in a season-high 26 minutes against Long Beach State • hit a free throw against Louisville.

2010-11 • Freshman
Averaged 9.7 minutes in 31 games, but just 6.9 in 12 MWC contests • Showed a lot of potential with his play in four postseason games • 16 points and 11 rebounds in 47 minutes after just nine points and three boards in 37 minutes the previous 10 games • six points on a career-best 4-4 FTs, and three rebounds in 10 minutes at Alabama in the second round of the NIT • two points, three rebounds and a career-high two assists in eight minutes against UTEP in the NIT first round • 29 very meaningful minutes in the MWC Tournament against Colorado State and BYU • four points and a rebound against CSU, and he made arguably the biggest shot of the game, a 15-footer at the end of the shot clock that gave UNM a 63-59 advantage with 57 seconds left • four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes vs. BYU • Earned his first UNM start Feb. 16 at San Diego State, becoming the fourth true UNM freshman to draw a start • picked up two early fouls and had no points or rebounds in 11 minutes • five points and two rebounds in eight minutes at Colorado State Feb. 12 • nailed his first career three that got UNM within 63-60 with 47 seconds left • six points (3-5 FGs), one board, one assist, one block and one steal in an MWC-high 17 minutes vs. TCU Jan. 26...had scored just eight points in his previous nine games before TCU • 33-55 FGs (60%) on the season and he made nine straight over a three-game span before a second-half tip missed at Southern Illinois on Dec. 1 • two points and five rebounds in 11 minutes at Utah • six points and four rebounds in 18 minutes against Cal State Bakersfield • Set career-highs vs. New Mexico State in The Pit with seven rebounds and 27 minutes, while adding six points • 18 points on 8-8 FGs and 2-3 FTs in consecutive games against Northwood and San Diego • nine points, making 4-4 FGs in each game • Four points in just six minutes against Arizona State • all of his points started a 20-0 first-half run as the Lobos went from trailing 13-7 to leading 27-13.

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE
Attended the well-know Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra starting in January of 2009 • The AIS is the country’s national center of sports excellence designed for the training and development of elite athletes and teams • The AIS has churned out numerous standout collegiate players, including Andrew Bogut (Utah) and Patrick Mills (St. Mary’s) • Bairstow was a member of the Queensland team that won the 2009 Under 20 Australian national championship and he played on the Australian Under 19 team that took the 2009 FIBA Oceania title • Played for head coach Marty Clarke at the AIS • Seen a lot of the world, traveling with AIS to Italy and to the Basketball Without Borders Camp Asia in 2009 • Also a member of the 2010 South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) Select Team that visited Qatar.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 7, 1990, in Brisbane, Australia • Full name is Cameron David Bairstow • son of Ian and Penny • Has four brothers (Kieran, Jarred, Daniel and Sean) and two sisters (Melissa and Stephanie) • is majoring in University Studies.

 

Sunday, November 30
2:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. USC (Toys For Tots)
Wednesday, December 03
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. New Mexico State
Saturday, December 06
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Valparaiso
Saturday, December 13
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. UL Monroe (Youth Day/Mascot Mania)
Wednesday, December 17
8:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Central Arkansas
Saturday, December 20
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at New Mexico State
Tuesday, December 23
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Grand Canyon
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