|Hometown:||Santa Monica, CA|
|Previous School:||Santa Monica HS|
2011-12 Season (Senior)
Ended the season ranked No. 2 with his .476 (10-21) three-point field goal percentage, tied for No. 2 with seven blocks, and ranked No. 3 with 0.3 blocks/gm. ... Made eight starts out of his 25 appearances in his first season as a member of the men's basketball program … Ended his season with three double-figure scoring games … Led Cal State Northridge in scoring on one occasion … Led the team in assists in one game … Scored a career-high ten points on three occasions – at Hawai’i (11/14/11), vs San Diego Christian (11/22/11), and at Cal State Bakersfield (1/28/12) … Collected a career-high six rebounds against San Diego Christian (11/22/11) … Also set career highs of three assists, and two steals at CSU Bakersfield (1/28/12).
Cal State Northridge
Played basketball this season (2011-12) after originally coming to CSUN to play for the nationally-ranked Matadors men's volleyball team ... Appeared in four matches at middle blocker for the Matadors in 2009 hitting .500 for the season
Santa Monica High School
Earned first team all-league and second team All-CIF honors playing basketball at Santa Monica High School … As a center during his senior campaign (2007) for the Vikings, averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game in helping the team to a 23-5 record ... Also an outstanding volleyball player ... Earned first team All-Ocean League and All-CIF honors in 2006 and 2007 … Played middle blocker for the Vikings volleyball team when they won CIF and league championships in 2006 with a 20-3 record.
Born February 16, 1989 in Los Angeles, Calif. …Parents are Lisa and Shimon Feldman … Has two sisters (Maya and Leor) ... Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat are his favorite NBA player and team … Favorite actor is Will Smith ... Favorite actress is Megan Fox … Watches Seinfeld … His favorite movie is Forgetting Sarah Marshall … Likes to hear the music of Lil Wayne … Favorite website is espn.com … Best athlete he has played against is Austin Daye of the Detroit Pistons … The toughest thing about being an athlete is time constraints … The best thing about being a student-athlete is "staying fit" ... Listens to Lil John before games … Relaxes by watching television … Most famous person Ari has met is NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton … Would like to switch places for a day with Lil Wayne … If forced to listen to one CD for the rest of his life it would be The Carter 2 … If a movie was made about Ari, the lead actor would be played by John Krasinski … The title of his autobiography would be – Big Red … His cell phone is the possession he can’t live without … His advice to young people is ‘Don’t give up” … His greatest hero is his former volleyball teammate, Jeff Baxter, because he worked very hard to be the best ... Business Marketing major.