WORTH NOTING: Saw action in 18 of the team's 29 games during the 2004-05 season ... was hampered by injuries in 2004-05 ... shot 56.0 percent (70-125) from the field for the 2003-04 season to lead the team ... played in all 31 games during the 2003-04 season and started three ... ranked first in field goal percentage (.560, 70-125) among freshmen with at least 50 field goal attempts in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2003-04, fourth in blocked shots (19, 0.61 bpg), fifth in free throw percentage with a minimum of 40 attempts (.717, 33-46), tenth in scoring (173, 5.6 ppg) and tenth in rebounding (80, 2.6 rpg) ... tied his career high in scoring with 13 points in the win over VMI (12/5/03) ... made all six of his field goal attempts against VMI ... led Virginia in scoring with 13 points in the win over High Point (11/30/03) ... attended Fork Union Military Academy during the 2002-03 academic year ... West Rowan High School compiled a 30-0 record and won the North Carolina AAA State Championship during his senior year in 2001-02 ... he was the Most Valuable Player of the State Championship, the West Regional, the county and the North Piedmont Conference as a senior at West Rowan ... scored over 2,100 points and had over 1,000 rebounds during his high school career ... was a teammate of former North Carolina State player Scooter Sherrill for two seasons at West Rowan.
HONORS: 2003-04--Received the Best Attitude Award (team award).
AT VIRGINIA: 2005-06-- Has not played in the first five games of the season.
2004-05--Hampered by a knee injury during the preseason ... saw action in 18 of the team's 29 games during the season ... missed the game at Maryland (1/19/05) because of an injury to his left hand ... did not play at Virginia Tech (1/27/05) and against North Carolina (1/29/05) for the same reason ...was hampered by the injury for the remainder of the season ... scored a season-high five points in the win over Robert Morris (11/19/04) ... scored four points and blocked a season-high three shots in a season-high 11 minutes in the overtime victory over Loyola Marymount (12/23/04) ... also had a season high with three rebounds in that game ... tied his season high with three rebounds and had a season-high two steals in the loss at Duke (1/16/05) ... lettered for the second time. 2003-04--Played in all 31 games, started three and averaged 5.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 11.5 minutes played a game ... led the team in field goal percentage (70-125, .560) ... ranked first in field goal percentage (.560, 70-125) among freshmen with at least 50 field goal attempts in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2003-04, fourth in blocked shots (19, 0.61 bpg), fifth in free throw percentage with a minimum of 40 attempts (.717, 33-46), tenth in scoring (173, 5.6 ppg) and tenth in rebounding (80, 2.6 rpg) ... scored 10 points in 11 minutes, made 4-5 shots from the field and both of his free throws in the victory over George Washington (3/17/04) in the first round of the 2004 NIT ... scored eight points and had five rebounds in the loss at Villanova (3/20/04) in the second round of the NIT ... scored nine points in 11 minutes of action in the loss to Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament (3/12/04) ... was 5-6 from the field in Virginia's two games in the 2004 ACC Tournament ... was 12-18 from the field (66.7 percent) in the last four games of the season ... scored 10 points in the home win over Clemson (1/20/04) ... made the first start of his Virginia career in the overtime victory over Florida State (1/18/04) at University Hall ... scored nine points, tied his career high with seven rebounds, and blocked a career-high four shots in a career-high 24 minutes of action against the Seminoles ... started three consecutive games before coming off the bench the last 14 games of the season ... tied his career high in scoring with 13 points in the win over VMI (12/5/03) ... made all six of his field goal attempts against VMI ... led Virginia in scoring with a career-high 13 points in the win over High Point (11/30/03) ... scored 11 points in the victory over Iowa State (12/31/03) ... scored 12 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with six in the home loss to Duke (1/11/04) ... scored seven points, had four rebounds and blocked two shots in the win at Clemson (2/21/04) ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds a game at Fork Union Military Academy during the 2002-03 season ... as a senior at West Rowan High School in 2001-02, the team compiled an overall record of 30-0 and won the North Carolina AAA State Championship ... he scored 29 points in the state championship game ... was the Most Valuable Player of the State Championship, the West Regional, the county and the North Piedmont Conference as a senior ... also selected the Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer and was a second-team All-State selection ... West Rowan compiled an overall record of 109-11 during his four years on the team and he finished his high school career as the second-leading scorer in school and county history ... he scored over 2,100 points during his high school career and also had over 1,000 rebounds and over 500 blocked shots ... was an All-South Piedmont Conference selection for three years and an All-North Piedmont Conference selection as a senior ... named the Player of the Year in the South Piedmont Conference as a junior ... earned All-County honors four times ... was the Piedmont Player of the Year as selected by the Charlotte Observer as a junior, and he earned All-West Regional honors as a freshman and a sophomore...McDonald's All-American nominee ... participated in North Carolina's East-West High School All-Star game and in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star game after his senior year at West Rowan ... participated in the National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., after his junior year.
PERSONAL: Donte Kiron Minter ... born January 1, 1984 in Salisbury, N.C. ... son of Ron and Patricia Minter ... has one brother ... teammate of former North Carolina State player Scooter Sherrill for two years at West Rowan High School.
Minter's Career Highs
Points--13 vs. High Point (11/30/03); VMI (12/5/03); Rebounds--7 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/23/03); Florida State (1/18/04) FG Made--6 vs. VMI (12/5/03); Duke (1/11/04); FG Att.--12 vs. Duke (1/11/04); FT Made--5 vs. High Point (11/30/03); FT Att.--5 vs. High Point (11/30/03); Assists--1 on seven occasions; Blocks--4 vs. Florida State (1 /18/04); Steals--3 vs. High Point (11/30/03); Minutes--24 vs. Florida State (1/18/04)