|High School:||Agua Fria HS|
CSF: John Underwood won a hardship appeal to become eligible for the 2011-12 season after transferring from the University of Missouri due to a family emergency... he appeared in 23 games, 3 as a starter but averaged less than 7 minutes per game... averaged 1.0 points and 1.3 rebounds... blocked 14 shots... had high of 5 points in early-season win at Louisiana-Lafayette.
MISSOURI: John played in only 4 games this past season for the Tigers before returning home to Phoenix... as a freshman in 2009-10 he played minimal minutes in 14 games.
HIGH SCHOOL: John blocked more than 200 shots during his high school career at Alhambra High in Phoenix before transferring to Agua Fria High in Avondale for his senior year... there he averaged 10.1 points, 10.5 rebunds and 8 blocked shots for a team that advanced to the state tournament for Coach Paul Murphy... he earned Class 4A-1 all-state and all-regional honors and then played one season at Princeton Day Academy in Lanham, Maryland, where he averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocked shots for a 33-3 team that was ranked No. 7 nationally.
PERSONAL: Born on May 6, 1990, in Reno, Nevada... parents are Jonathan Underwood, Sr., of Phoenix and Kimberly Bevles of Reno... has a brother, Rico, and a sister, Sonya... most memorable sports moment was hitting a game-winning 3-point field goal to advance his high school team to the state playoffs... played travel ball for the Arizona Magic.