22 Nathan Balch
22 Nathan Balch
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
High School: Olentangy
Position: G

Two-time all-conference player and starter at shooting guard … Has excelled during the second-half of the last two seasons, including averaging 16.4 points with a 53.8 3-point percentage in nine career postseason games … Very athletic, which allows him to be a key part of the transition game and on defense, and his aggressiveness with rebounding has been a real plus, according to the coaching staff … 2009-10: Earned second-team all-NCAC honors while averaging 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.0 steals … Was the 14th-leading scorer in the conference and third in 3-point percentage (.414) … Made a team-leading 67 3-pointers, which ranked fifth in the NCAC … Reached double figures in scoring in 13 of the last 14 games, and 20 overall … First career double-double, consisting of 15 points and career-best 11 rebounds, came in NCAA Div. III Championships second-round win over No. 8 ranked Wis.-Whitewater (March 6) … NCAC Tournament MVP after scoring season-high 22 points in the championship game, including 14 during the first half … Made four 3-pointers in a game five times … 2008-09: Honorable mention selection on the All-NCAC Team … Took some time to adjust to the Scots’ system, then hit double-digits in scoring his last 18 of 19 games played en route to a 12.6 points-per-game average … Ranked second in the conference in 3-point percentage (.492), fourth in field-goal percentage (.511), and 14th in scoring … Would have been second in the league in free throw percentage (.911) as well, but fell seven makes short of the minimum standard at 51-for-56, including 22 in a row … Led Wooster in scoring in both of its NCAA postseason games with 21 points vs. Gettysburg (March 6) and 18 at Capital (March 7) after missing the conference tourney semifinals and finals due to an injury … Reached a season-high 22 points during win at arch-rival Wittenberg (Feb. 14) … Prior to Wooster: Walked on at NCAA Div. I University of Missouri-Kansas City and ended up starting 11 games and playing in 30 during 2007-08 … Averaged 2.8 points, 1.0 rebounds,  0.7 assists, and 0.5 steals for the Kangaroos, who went 11-21 … All-state honoree as a senior at Olentangy High School, coached by Chris Kelly … Three-time first-team all-district as well as three-time first-team all-Ohio Capital Conference … Lettered all four years in basketball and twice in track & field with the Braves … Personal: Born March 9, 1988 … Son of Steve and Lisa Balch … Majoring in communication studies.