A.J. Rompza

A.J. Rompza


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170



Rompza is Remaining Busy

Former Knight has plenty of post-college plans.


Always Walking Tall

Marc Daniels on A.J. Rompza.


UCF Athletics Celebrates 2011-12 Season at Black & Gold Gala

Knights honored Monday at the UCF Arena.


2011-12 Review: Season Notables

UCF's highlights from the 2011-12 campaign.


UCF Places 221 Student-Athletes on C-USA Academic Honor Roll

The Knights rank first among all league public institutions for the sixth-consecutive year.

• Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team
• Appeared in 21 games, making 20 starts
• Averaged 7.1 points, 4.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game
• In C-USA games, led the league in steals (2.5) and assist-turnover ratio (3.1)
• In the C-USA Championship quarterfinal win against UAB, scored 12 points and dished out six assists with only one turnover in 35 minutes
• Had a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists in the home win over UAB
• Scored eight points and added three steals at Rice
• Scored 11 points in the win over visiting East Carolina and added five assists, five rebounds and two steals
• In the win over Houston, recorded five assists and four steals
• Registered 16 points, nine assists with only one turnovers, seven boards and five steals in the win at East Carolina
• Shot 6-of-8 overall and 3-of-4 from 3-point range against the Pirates
• In the victory over Tulane, scored 11 points and added five steals and four assists
• Made season debut in the UCF Holiday Classic win over Rhode Island and totaled seven points, six assists, three boards and three steals in 30 minutes

• Played in 31 contests and averaged 24.5 minutes per game
• Ranked fourth on the team in scoring at 6.4 points an outing
• Averaged 3.2 assists, good for second on the squad
• Led the team with 34 steals
• At Creighton in the CBI semifinals, recorded 12 points, five assists and three steals
• Scored seven points, grabbed five boards and dished out three assists in the CBI quarterfinal victory over visiting Rhode Island
• Totaled 13 points and seven assists in the CBI first round win over St. Bonaventure
• In the win over SMU, totaled 10 points and four assists
• Hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining to lift UCF to a 65-64 victory over visiting Southern Miss
• Finished with four points and a game-high five assists in the win over the Golden Eagles
• Recorded nine points and four assists in 31 minutes in the victory at UTEP
• In 24 minutes off the bench at UAB, hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points
• Dished out four assists at Southern Miss
• Named a candidate for the Bob Cousy Award, which is presented to the top point guard in the nation, on Dec. 20
• In the victory over Miami at the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Classic, scored 10 points
• Totaled 11 points, eight assists and four steals in the win over Southeastern Louisiana
• Scored nine points and had four assists in 17 minutes in the win over Alabama State
• In the win over USF, scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and added two steals in 31 minutes
• Dished out nine assists with no turnovers in season-opening win over West Florida

• Started 31 games and averaged 8.6 points and 4.6 assists
• Averaged a team-high 31.5 minutes per contest, and 34.1 minutes in Conference USA games
• Finished the year ninth nationally in steals per game (2.6)
• Recorded 81 steals, which ranked fourth on the school single-season list
• Registered at least three steals 14 times
• Ranked 73rd in the nation and seventh in C-USA in assists per game at 4.6
• Totaled 144 assists, good for sixth on the UCF single-season register
• Registered a 2.22 assist-turnover ratio, which ranked 48th in the country
• In the victory over SMU in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals, registered eight assists with zero turnovers in 32 minutes
• Logged 51 minutes in the triple-overtime contest at Marshall, and recorded 13 assists with just two turnovers
• In the home victory over Houston, dished out 10 assists and had four steals to go with eight points in 36 minutes
• Totaled a game-high 17 points in the victory over visiting Tulane
• Registered 10 points, five assists and three steals in 37 minutes at Memphis
• Scored 13 points and registered six steals against UTEP
• Made 8-of-12 free-throw attempts and finished with 10 points and five assists in 34 minutes in the victory at Houston
• Registered all 19 of his points in the second half at Tulsa
• In the home win over Rice, scored 13 points, dished out six assists, totaled five boards and recorded five steals
• Led the team with 16 points at No. 14 Ole Miss
• At Notre Dame, scored 13 points and recorded a game-high five steals
• Earned a spot on the Glenn Wilkes Classic All-Tournament Team
• Totaled eight points and five steals in the Glenn Wilkes Classic victory against Drake
• Scored 11 points and had five assists in the win over Auburn
• In the win over Massachusetts, scored 13 points and dished out five assists

• Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• Appeared in 29 contests, making 26 starts
• Averaged 5.2 assists
• His 150 assists ranked third on the UCF single-season register
• Posted a 2.40 assist/turnover ratio
• Averaged 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds
• Against Southern Miss at the C-USA Championship, dished out eight assists and recorded two steals in 27 minutes
• At Marshall, recorded nine assists
• Scored five points, including the game-winning jumper with less than a second to play, against Tulsa at home
• At Tulane, scored 13 points and had five assists
• Recorded 11 assists and six rebounds at home against SMU
• At Rice, scored seven points, dished out six assists and added three steals in 33 minutes
• Went 10-of-10 at the free-throw line and totaled 15 points in the win over Sam Houston State
• Earned a spot on the UCF Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team
• In the championship game win over Chicago State, recorded 10 assists and six rebounds
• Opened the event with seven assists, seven boards and three steals against Penn
• Versus Florida, recorded 11 points
• Had a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists in 24 minutes in the win over Florida Tech
• In the victory over USF, recorded eight assists and three steals in 24 minutes
• Dished out seven assists and had five rebounds at Ole Miss
• Scored nine points and totaled five assists in 26 minutes in the win at New Mexico
• Totaled 10 points and two boards at Valparaiso

Prior to UCF
• As a senior at Whitney Young, garnered Associated Press Illinois All-State Class 4A Second Team honors
• Also earned a spot on the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State 3A/4A Second Team
• Was selected to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Team after averaging 18.0 points and 7.0 assists
• Named to the All-Public League First Team
• Led Young to a 25-6 record and a spot in the sectional finals
• The Dolphins finished the year ranked eighth in the final Chicago Sun-Times Super 25 rankings
• Earned MVP honors at the Proviso West Tournament
• After the season, participated in the Chicago High School Classic and totaled nine assists
• Competed in the 3-point contest at the event
• Averaged 19.9 points and 7.4 assists as a junior
• Was an All-Public League honorable mention pick
• Helped Young to a 21-10 mark
• Played for coach Tyrone Slaughter