Junior Year (2010-11): Exploded for a career high 29 points in the Coppin victory ... those were the most points in a game for a Tiger since Gary Neal went for 37 at home against Delaware in 2007 ... 3rd on the the team scoring list with an 11.5 average ... did not start, but played, in the season opener at Miami of Ohio due to a concussion he suffered that kept him from 10 practices ... good free throw shooter too (44-59 for .746) ... had an impressive debut in a Tiger uniform last year, scoring what was until recently a career high 19 points off the bench at Navy in 27 minutes on the floor ... posted a career high 4 blocks against Navy in the 2010 meeting ... did not dress at La Salle due to an injury ... held to a season low 2 points in the following game against Old Dominion but played just 10 minutes due to the injury ... came back with 20 off the bench at JMU ... his 18 double figure games were 2nd on the team ... was more active beyond the arc in the last 10 games, making 21 of his season's 48 treys during that time (21 of 55 for 36.8%) ... back-to-back illnesses caused his production to tail off in the late going when he averaged 6.6 ppp in the final six contests of the regular season ... selected to the CAA's All-Academic Second Team.
Sophomore Year (2009-10): JUCO transfer who had an immediate impact ... played one year at Guilford Technical Communitiy College where he averaged 24.2 points per game ... didn't play in Towson's first two games due to a transfer issue that was worked out by the third game ... had an impressive debut, scoring 19 points off the bench at Navy in 27 minutes on the floor ... that stood as his career high until he netted 20 points in leading the Tigers to a 91-74 rout of UNC Wilmington in the opening round of the CAA Tournament ... tied as Towson's 4th leading scorer with a 9.2 average ... went scoreless against Hofstra in the Towson Center but grabbed a career high 6 rebounds ... caught fire the last 7 games of the season when he averaged a team high 14.7 points, shooting .506 from the floor ... scored in double digits in 8 of the last 9 games ... he also led the team in playing time, averaging 30.4 mpg, and scored the game high in points for Towson 4 times over that span ... came off the bench most of the season but had 9 starts including starting the final five games ... hit some bumps ... averaged 11.0 points per game in his first seven appearances and only 5.8 until the final 7 games ... came up with a key steal with 1.5 seconds left to help preserve TU's 81-78 win over James Madison ... nailed a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to put the Tigers out front for good in their 74-69 win in overtime against Georgia State ... scored a team high 16 points off the bench in the loss at ODU ... led all guards with 92 rebounds ... just missed a double-double in the regular season finale against Delaware (12 points, 9 boards).
Freshman Year At Guilford Tech (2008-09): A transfer from Guilford Technical Community College where he averaged 24.2 points per game for the Titans as a freshman ... he was the leading scorer in Region X ... he tied the GTCC single game program scoring record with 40 points on 17 of 21 shooting in the championship contest of the Hampton Inn Classic ... he averaged 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
At Dudley H.S.: A standout at Dudley High School where he helped the Panthers to back-to-back North Carolina State 3A championships in his junior and senior seasons ... Dudley compiled a 57-5 record during those championship runs ... the Panthers were state runners up in his sophomore year ... he averaged 17.0 points per game as a junior and over 19 points in his senior year when he was recognized as the regional MVP and Offensive Player of the Game in the state championship ... he was also aggressive off the boards, grabbing 7.3 rebounds per game ... he is the 4th North Carolina native son to play for the Tigers ... Ralph Biggs (1994-98, Washington H.S./Washington, N.C.) was a 1,000-point career scorer at Towson and continues to enjoy a very successful professional career in the European Leagues ... C.C. Williams (2006-08, Clinton H.S./Clinton, N.C.) was a two-year starter at point guard ... most recently Junior Hairston (2007-09, West Rowan H.S./Salisbury, N.C.), a two-time All-CAA selection and a member of the league's 2009 All-Tournament team, led Towson in scoring as a two-year starter who finished his career ranked sixth on the Tigers' all-time rebounding list with 629 boards.
Background/Personal: Surname is RaShawn Dazmar Polk ... summer jobs have included counseling kids at a group home ... favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... favorite movies are Paid In Full and Blow ... favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... enjoys listening to Jay-Z ... favorite meal is steak and rice ... has one brother ... born May 22, 1988 in Greensboro, N.C.