|Hometown:||Carolina, Puerto Rico|
2011-12: Saw action in 28 Pacer games … Made two starts … Led the Pacers in the 2011-12 season with 7.1 rebounds per game (ninth-best in the PBC) … Scored an average of 7.6 points per game … Averaged a team-best 1.5 blocks per game … Concluded year with a team-best 41 blocks … Shot 49.7 percent (81-for-163) from the field … Scored in double figures 10 times … Collected team-best three double-doubles on the year … Had team-high seven double-digit rebound games … Scored season-high 18 points to go along with season-best 14 rebounds in road win over Mars Hill on Nov. 22, 2011.
Lon Morris College: Averaged 11.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game for Lon Morris from 2008-10.
Choice Academy: Earned Miami Herald First-Team Honors ... Also named Florida First-Team All-State as well as All-District.
Personal: Joel is the son of Maria Villanueva … Born November 19, 1989 ... He is majoring in Communications.