Completed his first season on the Broncos’ roster ... played in 15 of 33 games averaging 5.9 mpg ... provided a spark off the bench in wins over Radford (12/16) and Sacred Heart (12/18) scoring his only points of the season (5) making his only FGA in each game ... scored his first points of the season making a 3FG in his only shot attempt vs. Radford ... made his only FGA for 2 points vs. Radford ... twice saw action in a season-best 6 straight games (12/5 to 12/22 and 2/6 to 2/27) ... played briefly in WCC tournament win vs. UOP (3/6) after not playing in regular season finale ... had 1 FGA vs. USF (2/15), his only attempt in his last 9 GP (22 team games) ... was a SCU team manager and practice player … played the 2011-12 season at Division II Hawaii-Hilo.
Played 4 min. in season opener missing both 3FGA with a reb. vs. Bethesda (11/8/13) ... 0-1 FG playing 4 min. in 1st action since season opener at CS Bakersfield (12/5) ... played 8 min. at Cal Poly (12/7) ... 9 min. with 1 reb. vs. La Sierra (12/14) ... scored 3 pts. making his 1st FG of the season (3FG) on his only attempt with 2 reb., 1 ast. and 1 stl. in season-most 12 min. vs. Radford (12/16) ... made his only FG for 2 pts. with 2 reb. and 1st blk. in 11 min. vs. Sacred Heart (12/18) ... had 1 reb. in 2 min. at UNLV (12/22) ... saw action for the first time in 9 games playing a season-high tying 12 min. with 2 reb. vs. BYU (1/18) ... had a stl. and 4 fouls in 8 min. at BYU (2/6) ... played 7 min. at San Diego seeing action in consecutive games for the first time since Dec. (2/8) ... 0-1 FG with 1 reb. in 3 min. vs. USF (2/15) ... played 2 min. vs. UOP (2/20) ... saw limited action with 1 reb. vs. St. Mary’s (2/22) ... played limited min. at LMU (2/27) ... played briefly in WCC tournament win over UOP (3/6).
2012-13: Santa Clara men’s basketball practice player.
Spent a year at The University of Hawaii at Hilo … played in 25 of 26 games averaging 2.1 ppg and 1.3 rpg ... scored a season-best 11 pts. on 4 of 8 FGs (3 of 5 3s) in 22 min. at Dixie St. (1/24/12) ... earned the dean’s list with a 3.9 first semester and a 4.0 second semester.
2010-11: Was a manager with the Bronco men’s basketball team.
Graduated from Aspen High School in 2010 … played for Steve Ketchum on the basketball court and Mike Sirko on the football field … in 2010 was a McDonald’s All-American Nominee, Colorado Max Preps Player of the Year, 1st team all-state and Western Slope Conference Player of the Year … averaged 15.4 ppg, 3 apg, 3.8 rpg, 4 spg and 1.2 bpg his senior year … averaged 11.8 ppg, 1.6 apg, 4.5 rpg, 1.8 spg and .9 bpg his junior year … lead team to the best record in school history 26-1, 16-0 in conference, finishing 2nd in state his senior year … lead his high school to consecutive Elite 8’s during the 2009 and ‘10 seasons and to back-to-back Western Slope Conference championships the same years … on the grid-iron, as a receiver, he averaged 44.1 yards per game and 24.81 yards per catch and scored 4 touchdowns … was named 2nd team all conference … member of the National Honor Society and participated for three years as a Mentor in the Buddy Program, helping underprivileged children from the community.
Son of Kurt and Joanne Papenfus … Dad is an E.R. doctor who went to Colorado State as an undergrad and Colorado-Boulder for med school … Mom is a home nurse … has a younger brother, Stephan, at University of Northern Colorado … Grandfather Art Papenfus, had a full-ride to play football at Marquette but turned it down to pursue a teaching career … working on launching a start up company which makes customizable shin guards… majoring in Marketing with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Economics.
Why Santa Clara?:
“I choose Santa Clara because of the outstanding business school and the opportunities in the business world that a Santa Clara degree creates. I also came because of the location within the Silicon Valley, which provides excellent networking opportunities at companies like Apple and Google. Also I was ready to get out of the snow and catch some rays. Besides the education, I felt like Santa Clara was my best chance to prove to everybody back home that I could become a D-1 basketball player. In 2011, I was offered a scholarship at the University of Hawaii, Hilo and took the chance to pursue my playing career and be an impact player. After a year, I realized that the quality of education, caliber of the basketball program, and the family of coaches and players that I left behind at Santa Clara was worth coming back to. I choose to return to pursue a better degree and my dream of becoming a Division I basketball player. “