|High School:||New Hampton Prep|
A six-foot-three junior guard from Scottsdale, Ariz. who has appeared in 72 games during his first three seasons ... 14 of those came as a starter ... career averages of 2.7 points and 1.8 rebounds.
Established career-highs in scoring (3.8), rebounds (2.7) and field goal percentage (.398) while playing 18.7 minutes a game, also a career-best … was used primarily off the bench, but made three consecutive starts in early February … those came after he put up a career-high 12 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, against Merrimack Jan. 31 … for the second straight year, had 10 points in the season-opener … his 10-point effort against Felician Nov. 11 included 5-of-5 from the foul line … seven rebounds in back-to-back games against UMass-Lowell and Bridgeport Nov. 16 and 19 … had two games with five assists (Jan. 21 at New Haven, Jan. 28 against Southern Connecticut).
2010-11 Season: Appeared in 17 games as a sophomore, with seven starts ... averaged 9.0 minutes, 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds ... started first five games and two contests in early January ... injuries kept him out of action during the month of December ... played a high of 29 minutes in the season-opener against Bloomfield Nov. 12 ... 10 points against the Deacons, on 4-of-6 shooting, was a season-best ... had five rebounds twice, Nov. 13 against Concordia (N.Y.) and four days later against Merrimack.
2009-10 Season: Averaged 11.2 minutes, 2.1 points and 1.3 rebounds during his rookie season ... started four games early in the year ... highs of seven points vs. UMass-Lowell Mar. 1 and six rebounds vs. Southern Connecticut Jan. 9 ... also had six rebounds vs. Franklin Pierce Feb. 20.
Before Bentley: 2009 graduate of the New Hampton School (N.H.), where he was a two-year team captain and three-year starter ... played in the highly competitive NEPSAC Class A Division that produced former teammates Mike Quinn and John Brandt ... attended same prep school as past Falcons Jamie Baker ’99 and Josh Correia ’07 ... received Coaches’ Award following his senior season ... began his high school career at Notre Dame Prep ... played AAU with the Arizona Metro Elite ... nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game ... was named a top 110 performer by Hoop Scoop after an outstanding performance at the 2008 Reebok Summer Championships in Las Vegas.
Is majoring in liberal arts ... age as of Nov. 15, 2011: 22 ... son of Terry and Erin Topercer ... has two brothers, T.J. (24) and Stephen (19) ... T.J. played basketball at Navy from 2006-10 ... has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.