Appeared in 9 games, averaging 5.3 minutes ... scored 2 points, both on free throws ... played huge role off bench after injury to Dash Harris in middle of Big 12 play, appearing in 6 games and totaling 46 minutes, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and only one turnover ... having played a total of 6 career minutes entering game, stepped on court against Oklahoma State (1/28) and helped lead Aggies to 76-61 victory ... played 21 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds, 3 assists and one steal against no turnovers ... solid 9 minutes off bench in next game, against No. 6 Baylor (2/1), with 2 rebounds and no turnovers ... played in 3 non-conference games, Liberty (11/9), Southern (11/13) and Arkansas Tech (12/29).
Earned a spot on the team after walk-on tryouts in the fall ... appeared in 5 games, seeing 4 minutes of action ... scored 2 points, coming on free throws in victory over Wagner (12/21) ... grabbed 2 rebounds in A&M’s season-opening win over Alcorn State (11/12).
Walk-on who earned his spot on the team during tryouts in early October of 2010 ... a 2008 graduate of Flower Mound High School ... did not play basketball his final two years of high school.
Alex Joseph Baird is the son of Todd and Lori Baird of Flower Mound, Texas ... born February 1, 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska ... majoring in industrial engineering ... plans to get his M.B.A. upon graduation ... enjoys movies, golf and lifting weights in his spare time ... father played football at Westmar College ... favorite NBA team is the Dallas Mavericks ... would most like to face Kevin Durant in a game of horse.
- Points: 2 vs Wagner (12/21/10), at Iowa State (2/11/12)
- Rebounds: 4 vs Oklahoma State (1/28/12)
- Assists: 3 vs Oklahoma State (1/28/12)
- Steals: 1 vs Oklahoma State (1/28/12)
- Blocks: —
- 3-Point FGs: —
- Minutes: 21 vs Oklahoma State (1/28/12)
- most memorable sports moment: walking on to the A&M basketball team
- I don’t know what I’d do without: my parents, God
- favorite childhood toy: Power Rangers
- game show I would dominate: Deal or No Deal
- my most prized possession: my car
- favorite food: steak & spaghetti
- movie character I’d love to play: Jason Bourne
- thing I like most about Coach Kennedy: friendly, very knowledgeable in life and basketball
- favorite non-NBA sports team: Dallas Cowboys
- favorite midnight snack: Fruity Pebbles
- I wish I was better at: public speaking
- favorite thing about A&M: it’s one giant family
- superstitions: bracelets on my left hand
- favorite music artists: Mac Miller, Goo Goo Dolls, AZ
- my dream date: Natalie Portman