Earned his first varsity letter after serving as a member of the scout team during his freshman campaign in 2011-12 ... Joined the squad as a non-scholarship player in November 2011 ... Plays in the post for the scout team in practice.
Saw action in two games on the year, both coming during conference victories ... Pulled down his first career rebound vs. Florida State (Feb. 9) ... Also saw action in the regular season finale vs. Virginia Tech (Mar. 10) but did not record any statistics.
Appeared in one game off the bench, making his career debut in the win over Boston College (Feb. 25) ... Picked up a foul against the Eagles for his only stat of the season.
A 2011 graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois ... Played under coach Patrick Ambrose at Stevenson ... Lettered four seasons for the Patriots ... Helped Stevenson win the 2009-10 IHSA Class 4A regional championship ... Also won a North Suburban Conference (NSC) championship and was a sectional semifinalist ... Named to the NSC All-Academic Team as a junior in 2009-10 and again as a senior in 2010-11 ... Received the IHSA Scholarship Achievement Award as a junior and as a senior ... Served as a team captain as a sophomore ... Graduated with Highest Honors ... National Honor Society member ... Illinois State Scholar and Prairie State Achievement Scholar ... Member of Hunger Awareness Club and PEER Jury ... Mobile food pantry volunteer.
Given name is Douglas Richard Niedrich ... Son of Richard and Suzanne Niedrich ... Born Oct. 5, 1992, in Lake Forest, Illinois ... Has one older sister, Melissa, who is a senior at Harvard ... Mother played on season of tennis at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac ... Uncle, Tom Metcalf, played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... Majoring in finance ... Last name is pronounced "KNEE-drick".