UPDATE: Gannon Hoops follower Lubiak6 has informed me that Torrence played last year at Monroe Community College in Rochester. Why that didn't show up in any of my Internet searches is beyond me. I guess if you want to be "off the grid," just enroll at MCC. Here Torrence's info from his time at Monroe:
* He's listed on Monroe's roster at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds. That's 35 pounds more than Gannon's biggest player from a season ago (Dmitry Martynenko was listed at 235 pounds and 6-foot-9).
* Averaged 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds a contest despite playing only 21 minutes per game. He was second on the Tribunes in both scoring and rebounding.
* Shot a team-high 53% from the field and 75% from the foul line. He did not attempt at three-pointer.
* Blocked 23 shots and registered 19 steals. Dished out only 14 assists while committing 57 turnovers. Played in 31 games, 21 of them starts.
* MCC finished the season 18-14, losing in the semifinals of their regional tournament. In that 109-97 loss to Erie Community College, Torrence tallied 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting and 7 rebounds. One other thing jumped out to me on the box score: ECC outscored MCC 64-44 in the second half. Yowza.
* Torrence's stats in Erie County, PA are pretty good. On Feb. 7, Monroe won at Mercyhurst-North East 77-66, Torrence leading the way with 18 points and 9 boards.
* Here's a head-and-shoulders shot of Torrence from last season.
Here's what data I did uncover:
* As a freshman at Mohawk Valley Community College (Rome, NY), he averaged 13.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 0.5 apg, and 1.9 turnovers. He registered 18 blocked shots in 26 games.
* Made 144-of-288 field goals (50%) and 63-of-92 free throws (68%). I couldn't find any three-point stats on him, but when you watch the videos below, he doesn't look like he strays from the paint much. If I was as strong as him, I wouldn't either.
* According to this stats page, he appeared to miss the final five games of MVCC's season. I'm not sure why.
* He's a product of Corcoran High School in Syracuse where he was named third-team all-area by the Syracuse Post Standard after his senior season (2009-10).
* Averaged 12.4 ppg for the Cougars.
* In most writeups I found, he was listed as a center.
* This article from his junior season -- titled "Torrid Torrence Powers Cougars" -- includes an interesting quote from the opposing coach: "Torrence killed us. He's going to be a great player, he really hurt us."
Click on the highlighted text to see the photos of Torrence in action:
* Grabbing a rebound
* Boxing out
* Battling for a rebound. Are you noticing a theme here?
* Driving to the basket against a much smaller (and petrified) defender.
I found a few videos as well:
* Two from high school: this one and this one.
* Two from MVCC. The article with this video says MVCC was nationally ranked.
* Warning on this video: Torrence's rebound putback sends the announcer into obnoxious TV sports guy mode. Prepare to gag.