2013-14: Junior at Creighton • Started the first seven games before Ethan Wragge took over that spot. • Had 12 points and four rebounds in 15 minutes during inaugural start vs. Alcorn State (Nov. 8). • Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in win vs. Tulsa, including CU’s first dunk of the year (Nov. 23). • Had a pair of dunks against San Diego State (Nov. 29) and led team with 11 dunks on the season. • Oddly, team is 51-7 all-time when he misses a field goal attempt, and had a streak of 30 straight wins snapped on Nov. 29 vs. San Diego State. • Came off the bench for first time in 2013-14 at Long Beach State (Dec. 3) and produced 13 points in 16 minutes, including three dunks. • Scored 10 points in 14 minutes off the bench vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 17). • Provided a huge spark off the bench vs. DePaul, recording 10 points and seven rebounds in 12 minutes of road win (Jan. 7). • Had eight rebounds vs. Xavier (Jan. 12), tying his career-high at the time. • Produced nine points, four rebounds and two blocks in win vs. Butler (Jan. 14). • Tied career-high with 14 points in 20 minutes vs. Georgetown (Jan. 25). • Had first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in career-best 22 minutes in five-point road win at Butler (Feb. 13). • Made 41-of-53 field goals in BIG EAST action and had just one BIG EAST game with more than one field goal miss. • Tied career-high with two steals at Xavier (March 1).
2012-13: Sophomore at Creighton • Won slam dunk contest at Bluejay Madness. • Finished with nine points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes of exhibition game victory vs. Mary (Nov. 2), as CU outscored the Marauders 42-6 when he was on the floor. • Tallied 13 points and two steals in win vs. Longwood (Nov. 20). • Combined for six points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes during Las Vegas Invitational victories over Wisconsin and Arizona State to help Creighton to the title (Nov. 23-24). • Recorded four points, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal vs. Akron (Dec. 9). • Scored five points (including his first dunk of 2012-13) and had three rebounds and an assist in win vs. Drake (Jan. 8). • Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in 12 productive minutes vs. Northern Iowa (Jan. 15). • Finished 3-for-3 from the floor and had eight points, three rebounds, two steals and a block in 10 minutes at Drake (Jan. 23). • Distributed three assists in seven minutes of win vs. Missouri State (Jan. 30). • Led team with 13 points at Indiana State (Feb. 6). He made 5-of-5 field goals and also sank three free throws. • Was 6-for-6 and scored 13 points in season-high 17 minutes of win vs. Southern Illinois (Feb. 19). Also had five rebounds and added two assists and a steal. • Had 10 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes of road win at Bradley (Feb. 27). • Scored a season-high 14 points while adding six rebounds in 14 minutes of MVC Tournament quarterfinal win vs. Drake (March 8). • Had four points and four rebounds vs. Indiana State in semi’s (March 9). • Grabbed five rebounds (three offensive) in MVC Tournament final victory vs. Wichita State (March 10). • Made 39 of his final 52 field goal attempts.
2011-12: Freshman at Creighton • Served as team’s reserve center, backing up Gregory Echenique in the paint. • Shot 62.3 percent (38-61) from the field. • Second on the team with eight dunks. • Opened career with 13 points in 13 minutes vs. North Carolina A&T (Nov. 11), while also adding two blocked shots. • Had nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 13 minutes vs. Houston Baptist (Dec. 17). • Had six points, four rebounds, a block, a steal and an assist in a win over Indiana State (Jan. 21). • Had six points, two assists and season-high eight rebounds in 16 minutes of win at Drake (Jan. 25). • Had 11 points and four rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Illinois State, making 3-of-3 field goals and 5-of-5 free throws. • Scored 10 points and pulled down four rebounds vs. Evansville in MVC Tournament semifinal (March 3).
Summer 2011: Bahamas Trip • Averaged a double-double (10.3 points, 11.0 rebounds) in 21.0 minutes per game. • Had 11 or more rebounds in three of the four games, with a high of 15 against the Commonwealth Giants. • Finished the trip with a double-double against the Real Deal Shockers with 17 points and 11 rebounds in 20 minutes.
2010-11: Redshirted at Creighton • Left-handed big man who redshirted, but was allowed to practice for a team that won 23 games and reached the final of the CBI.
High School • Averaged 18 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior, setting a school record with 264 rebounds in a season. • As a senior, was named First Team All-State by IowaPreps.com, Second Team All-State by Iowa Newspaper Association and was a Third Team All-State choice by the Des Moines Register. • Had a triple-double against Des Moines Valley High School when he had 25 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots on Feb. 5, 2010. • Played for coach Matt Woodley, a former Drake basketball player and current Truman State head coach, at Waukee. • McDonald’s All-American Game nominee. • Grew six inches during the summer before his junior year of high school. • As a junior, averaged 12.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor. • Averaged 14.5 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game as a sophomore at Des Moines Christian School, earning all-County accolades as team went 23-1. • Played three years of high school baseball. • Also was a member of the Martin Brothers and Iowa Barnstormer AAU programs where he played alongside former Bluejay teammate Doug McDermott.
More About Will Full Name: William Joseph Artino Birthday: June 27, 1992 Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa Parents: Bill and Monica Artino Sisters: Katie and Karly Major: Communications Nickname: Swag Favorite Meal: Steak and potatoes Sports Hero: Reggie Miller Career Goal: Play professionally Occupation If Not Basketball: Coach If I Were Coach: No conditioning Best Summer Vacation: To Bahamas with team in 2011 You’d Be Surprised to Know: I’m CPR-certified Favorite Actor/Actress: Mark Wahlberg/Emma Watson Dream Car: Range Rover Favorite TV Show: Prison Break Biggest Influence Outside My Coaches: My parents Why Creighton: The fans, location and tradition
Career Highs Points 14 (2x), last vs. Georgetown 1/25/14 Field Goals 6 (2x), last vs. Georgetown 1/25/14 Field Goal Attempts 8 vs. Georgetown 1/25/14 3-Point Field Goals None 3-Point Field Goals Attempted None Free Throws 5 vs. Illinois State 2/1/12 Free Throws Attempted 6 vs. Louisiana 3/21/14 Rebounds 10 at Butler 2/13/14 Assists 3 (3x), last vs. Missouri State 1/30/13 Blocks 2 (4x), last vs. Butler 1/14/14 Steals 2 (3x), last at Xavier 3/1/14 Minutes 22 at Butler 2/13/14