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Wyoming vs. Colorado
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2012-13: Riley Grabau (pronounced GRAY-bo) started 30 games for Wyoming in 2012-13 and appeared in 32 games, despite being slowed by a knee injury during the non-conference season. He averaged 6.0 points and 1.0 rebound per game, while his 2.5 assists per game ranked second on the team. He scored in double figures eight times, including a career-high 14 points at New Mexico on March 2. Six of his eight double-figure games came in Mountain West play. Grabau posted a career-high six assists against South Dakota on Nov. 15. He had 16 games with three or more assists during the season and 10 with four or more, while adding 10 games with no turnovers. He played into UW's fifth game (more than 158 minutes) of the season before committing a turnover and had the best assist-turnover ratio on the team at plus 2.14.
2011-12: Grabau played in 21 of UW's 33 games during the 2011-12 campaign. He averaged 0.9 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists a game. Grabau's top performance of the season was eight points at Boise State on Jan. 28 on 2-of-2 from deep and 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also scored six points and grabbed five rebounds against Western State on Nov. 12. He played a season-high 31 minutes of action against Idaho State on Jan. 9. He dished out a season-high three assists on two occasions during the season.
Before Wyoming: A 6'2" guard, Grabau averaged 20.8 points, 4.6 assists, 2.1 steals and 2.8 rebounds a game during the 2010-11 season. He shot nearly 50 percent from the field and over 40 percent from three-point range.
As a senior, Grabau led the Boulder Panthers to a record of 25-3 and the Colorado 5A state championship game. He was exceptional in the state tournament and was named the tournament's MVP. In the "Sweet 16," he scored 30 points against Mountain Vista. In the "Great Eight," he scored 28 points in a win over Denver East. In the "Final Four," he scored 30 points in a come-from-behind win over Highlands Ranch. In the championship game, he scored 26 points in a loss to Regis-Jesuit.
As a junior in 2009-10, Grabau was named Second Team All-State by The Denver Post.
Grabau began his high school career at Faith Christian High School, where he led his team to the Colorado 3A State Championship as both a freshman and sophomore. He was named First Team All-State in Class 3A by The Denver Post as a sophomore. He transferred to Boulder High for his junior and senior seasons. He was coached by Alan Schulz at Boulder High and Andrew Hasz at Faith Christian.
Personal: Grabau was born on Nov. 30, 1992 in Boulder, Colo., to Craig Grabau and Jody Miller. Riley is majoring in criminal justice at Wyoming. He has one brother, Chase, who was a senior on the Idaho State basketball team during the 2011-12 season. Riley was also recruited by Western Kentucky.