Played in just three games during the 2011-12 season after suffering another setback on Nov. 26 when he reinjured his left knee. He did not return to action for the remainder of the year..
Had missed all of practice since the Cards began on Oct. 14, but he had his first individual workout on Nov. 14, and returned to full practice on Nov. 16.
Played in his first game at Butler after recovering from a strained patellar tendon in his left knee and produced four points, a rebound and a blocked shot while playing six minutes in his home town.
Averaged 4.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in BIG EAST games, scoring in double figures in three league games. He has started 12 games, including 11 BIG EAST games.
His 70.5 percent field goal accuracy (31-of-44) in league games was among the BIG EAST leaders before he dropped below the per-game minimum.
Grabbed at least one steal in 15 games as a sophomore (21 total).
Scored 10 points and had three rebounds and a steal against Marquette (Jan. 15).
Produced career highs of 14 rebounds and 12 points against USF in his second career start, marking his first career double-double.
Pulled down 10 rebounds against Seton Hall and scored four points in the game, his first double-digit rebounding effort.
Totaled eight points, three steals and added four rebounds against Marshall with a pair of dunks.
Grabbed six rebounds against Chattanooga in 16 minutes.
Saw action in 15 games as a freshman.
Played a solid six minutes in the first half against UConn when Samardo Samuels and Terrence Jennings were both in foul trouble, producing two points and a steal.
Scored his first collegiate basket against East Tennessee State (11/21) while playing five minutes in that game, adding two rebounds and a blocked shot.
Grabbed three rebounds in four minutes vs. Charlotte.
Averaged 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 blocked shots as a senior in helping Indianapolis North earn a 25-3 record and the regional finals, where it lost to Franklin Central.
AP All-State selection (second team) and a first team all-county honoree as a senior.
A three-year starter at Lawrence North, Van Treese was ranked No. 67 nationally by USA Today analyst Rob Harrington and was listed No. 37 among the nation's top power forwards by Scout.com. He was honored on the Indianapolis Star's 2008 Super Team.
Averaged 11.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists as a junior when Lawrence North posted an 18-6 record and reached the sectional finals.
Member of the Indiana All-Star team following his senior year which swept Kentucky in the two-game series.
Scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Black Squad in the 2009 Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Classic All-Star game played in Freedom Hall.
Also received interest from Ohio State and UCLA.
Born Sept. 26, 1990 ... Son of Dan and Joyce Van Treese .... Has an older (Nathan) and younger (Jordan) brother ... Major is sport administration.
Personal goal at UofL is to graduate, win a BIG EAST Championship and an NCAA Championship.
Enjoys fishing, boating, riding ATVs, and playing X-box in his spare time.
Chose to attend UofL because "it is close to home and I wanted to play for Coach Pitino, at a great program and with the best fans in the country."
Best basketball advice given to him was "hard work beats talent when talent isn't working hard."
Most proud of his family.
His father has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
Feels Vince Vaughn would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Rik Smits.
Wanted to wear No. 44 because "it has been my number all of my life."
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his television and X-box.
Best thing about being a Cardinal is "you are recognized nationally and we have the best fans."
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his work ethic and passion for the game.
Would most like to meet Peyton Manning.
Basketball Player: Reggie Miller
NBA Team: Indiana Pacers
Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Peyton Manning
Movies: Wedding Crashers, Inception, The Break Up, The Patriot
TV Shows: Breaking Bad
Actor: Vince Vaughn
Comedian: Nick Swardson
TV Sports Personality: Dick Vitale
Web Site: Facebook, espn.com
Musical Group/Singer: Lil Wayne, Drake, John Mayer, Mac Miller