14 - Patrick Hester
Patrick Hester
Height: 5-9
Weight: 166
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bentonville, Ark.
High School: Harding University
Position: Guard

In 2010-11: played in 27 games for Southern, coming off the bench in all 27 contests…averaged 12.1 minutes per game while adding to his three point field goals made career mark as he drilled in three in 98-95 win at Nebraska Omaha on Jan. 15…tied his career mark in steals with three at Fort Hays State on Feb. 19 and set a career mark in blocks with one vs. Southwest Baptist on Jan. 29 and vs. Fort Hays State in the MIAA post-season tournament championship game.

In 2009-10: had a career season re-writing his records here at Southern…Hester netted 16 points with five field goals with three steals and one block at Washburn and hit a season high 71.4 percent from the field…sank eight free throws (100 percent ) against Arkansas-Ft. Smith…grabbed five boards against Washburn in Leggett & Platt and dished out four assists three times (vs. Emporia State, at Pittsburg State, and vs. Truman)…and played a season high 22 minutes against Truman.

In 2008-09: Appeared in 30 games last year with 2.1 ppg, 23 assists and 13 steals ... scored in double-figures with a career-best of 11 points to help the Lions to a 73-68 over Puerto-Rico - Rio Piedras ... flashed ability from long-range by hitting 8-of-15 shots from three-point distance.

At Harding: Sat out the season as a redshirt ... ran track and won the Rhodes Open/Harding Invitational in long jump and triple jump.

In high school: Earned three letters and started two seasons for the Bentonville Tigers ... scored 12 ppg and was an all-conference, all-tournament and all-region selection ... led team in assists and steals as a junior ... was selected as the Bentonville High "Mr. Tiger" in 2007 ... also competed in track, where he was an all-conference and all-state honoree and participated in the Arkansas "Meet of Champs" .

Personal: An international business major ... born March 4, 1989 in Magnolia, Ark. ... son of Derek Scott and Kathryn  and Eudora Curry and Charlie.