UW Men's Hoop Squad Makes Annual Bay Area Trek
Jan. 14, 2002
Thurs., Jan. 17 -
UW at California, 7:30 p.m. PST
Haas Pavilion (12,172), Berkeley, Calif.
Sat., Jan. 19 -
UW at #14 Stanford, 7:00 p.m. PST
Maples Pavilion (7,391), Stanford, Calif.
The Washington Huskies (7-9, 1-5) embark on a two-game road trip to the Bay Area, beginning Thursday, Jan. 17 at California (11-3, 2-2). Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. The Golden Bears won the last three meetings and swept the season series from Washington last year for the first time since 1997. On Saturday, Jan. 19 the Huskies play 19th-ranked Stanford (9-4, 2-2) at 7 p.m. in Maples Pavilion. Stanford's current eight-game winning streak against the Huskies is the longest in the history of the series that dates back to 1916. Washington split a pair of home games last week, defeating Arizona State 81-68 for its first Pac-10 win before falling 74-69 against then No. 20 Arizona. The youthful Huskies have a roster that includes seven freshman, five sophomores, one junior and three seniors. Ten of 16 UW athletes had never played a game at Washington before this season.
Washington's schedule was rated the nation's third most difficult in the Jan. 14 Sagarin Ratings published by USA Today. Seven of the nine Husky losses came against teams that are currently ranked. Six teams on the UW schedule are listed in the current Associated Press top-25 poll, including ninth-ranked UCLA, Gonzaga (#13), Arizona (#15), USC (#18), Stanford (#19) and Oregon (#23). A seventh opponent, Butler, is ranked No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. Washington is the only team to defeat Bowling Green (13-1) which has wins over Mississippi and Michigan to its credit. Seven of the Huskies' first eight conference games are against teams predicted to finish in the top five in the annual preseason Pac-10 media poll.
Sophomore forward Doug Wrenn topped 20 points in his last three outings, the first time a Husky has had three consecutive 20-point efforts since Todd MacCulloch did it three years ago (Feb. 6-13, 1999). The last time a UW player had a longer streak of consecutive 20-point performances was when MacCulloch strung together five 20-point games from Dec. 5-30, 1998. The 29-point outburst at USC (Jan. 6) by Wrenn was the highest scoring output by a Husky since Deon Luton tallied 30 points against Boise State on Dec. 23, 1999. Wrenn has six 20-point outings this season after the entire roster combined for only eight 20-point individual games last season. Wrenn led all UW scorers in 11 games.
Neither Washington road game will be televised locally this week in the Northwest. The next UW telecast is Saturday, Jan. 26 against Oregon State. The game airs live at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Northwest. All Husky men's basketball games are broadcast live on KOMO Radio (AM 1000) and its affiliates by play-by-play announcer Bob Rondeau. The radio broadcasts can be accessed via the internet at: http://www.audionet.com/schools/washington/
Fan balloting has begun the process of selecting the Washington men's basketball All Century Team. The voting is part of this year's 'Celebrating 100 Seasons of Husky Hoops.' Ballots are available at home games or on-line at www.gohuskies.com The voting deadline is Feb. 1 and the All Century Team will be announced at halftime of the Huskies' Feb. 16 home game with California. Numerous former UW standouts will be in attendance and available for autographs prior to the game. Fans also have an opportunity to vote on the all-time top Husky games that are included on the same ballot.
Freshman forward Mike Jensen, who dislocated his left shoulder during practice on Dec. 3, underwent surgery on Dec. 10 and will miss the rest of the season. Jensen suffered a torn labrum. He is the second Husky big man to suffer a season-ending injury, joining 6-10 center Marlon Shelton who had left knee surgery on Oct. 16.
The California Series
> Washington owns a 67-65 lead in the all-time series despite losing the last three meetings with California.
> The Golden Bears swept the season series last year for the first time since 1997, winning 79-64 on Jan. 27, 2001 in Seattle and 82-66 on Feb. 22, 2001 in Berkeley.
> Cal owns a 41-24 series advantage over the Huskies at home despite falling in two of the Huskies' last three visits to the Bay Area. Washington won 84-67 in 1999 and 54-52 in 2000.
> Sixth-year California Coach Ben Braun has a 6-4 record against the Huskies.
> Ninth-year Washington Coach Bob Bender has a 6-10 record against California.
> Ninth-year UW assistant coach Eric Hughes, a 1983 Oakland High School graduate, served on the staff at Cal in 1992 and 1993. He helped the Golden Bears advance to the Sweet 16 his final season as Todd Bozeman's lone assistant coach.
The Last Meeting
California 82, UW 66 (Feb. 22, 2001, Berkeley, Calif.) -
Sean Lampley hit all eight of his shots from the field, scoring 29 points and adding 17 rebounds in California's 82-66 win over Washington at Haas Pavilion. Lampley tallied 21 first-half points, capped by a 3-pointer at the buzzer that gave the Golden Bears (18-7, 9-4) a 47-29 halftime advantage. The Cal lead grew to as many as 31 points, at 80-49 with 3:07 left to play, before Washington reeled of 14 unanswered points to narrow the final margin. The Huskies (9-17, 3-11) hit 8-of-17 shots from 3-point range, shooting better beyond the arc (47%) than from the field (37%). Cal shot 55 percent from the field (29-53). C.J. Massingale scored 13 points to lead UW which also got 10 from both Curtis Allen and Michael Johnson. Solomon Hughes tallied 12 points for Cal while Joe Shipp had 11 and Brian Wethers 10.
The Washington basketball players are wearing a black patch on the front of their jerseys with the initials 'D.E.' in remembrance of Dick Erickson, a friend of the basketball program who died in July. Erickson was involved for nearly 50 years with UW athletics. He participated as an athlete then a coach with the Husky rowing team before serving as the Facilities Manager for the athletic department. Erickson was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame on two occasions, in 1984 as part of the 1958 national championship crew and in 1994 as the head coach of the men's crew from 1968-82. As a write-in candidate, Erickson won an on-line vote in the fall in which fans were asked who they would like to have portrayed by a bobblehead doll. He received more votes than current UW head coaches Bob Bender, Rick Neuheisel and June Daugherty. Bobbleheads bearing his likeness will be distributed to the first 2,500 spectators at the Feb. 16 men's basketball game against California.
The Huskies have blocked five or more shots in 11 games this season after reaching the five-block plateau in only five games all last season. Washington blocked 84 shots this season, an average of 5.15 blocks per game that leads all Pac-10 teams. The 1993 Husky squad averaged 4.37 blocks en route to the school's season record of 118. Senior David Dixon has 34 blocks to lead the Pac-10 and rank second among conference competitors with 2.12 blocks per game. Freshman Jeffrey Day ranks second on the Huskies and sixth in the conference with 25 blocked shots. Nearly one in every four shots Santa Clara attempted on Nov. 24 was rejected as Washington shattered its school single-game record with 14 blocked shots. The Huskies bettered their record of 10 blocks established on Dec. 3, 1991 against Chico State. The leading shot blocker was Dixon whose seven blocks broke the individual UW record of six blocks accomplished twice by Chris Welp in 1986. Washington blocked 10 Arizona State shots (Jan. 10).
Washington completed its non-conference schedule with a 6-4 record, its first winning record since the 1998-99 team posted a 7-3 record. UW had a 5-7 non-conference record in 1999-2000 and was 6-6 last season.
The Husky roster features three players from Tacoma, Washington. Junior guard Josh Barnard (Bethel HS), a transfer from Tacoma Community College, joins sophomore guards Curtis Allen (Wilson HS) and C.J. Massingale (Mount Tahoma HS). Having three players from Tacoma is remarkable considering UW went 21 years without a Tacoma native on the men's basketball roster. The last Tacoma native to play at UW was Steve Matzen (Lincoln HS) who lettered from 1977-80.
Senior Grant Leep leads all Pac-10 players in 3-point accuracy, converting 63 percent (22-35) of his trey tries... UW players have registered 10 games of 20-or-more points, eclipsing last season's entire total of eight 20-point individual outings ... Curtis Allen distributed 15 assists against Arizona State (Jan. 10), just one shy of the school single-game record of 16. Allen has 82 assists, 17 more than the 65 he registered last season ... The Huskies' 60-percent performance (30-50) from the field Jan. 10 was their best effort in 83 games, dating to Feb. 6, 1999 when they shot 67 percent also against Arizona State ... Washington lost all six games when its opponents registered a superior field goal percentage and is 7-3 when outshooting its foes ... The Huskies are shooting 70.4 percent from the free throw line (261-371), a drastic improvement from last season's 57.5-percent figure (355-617) that ranked last in the Pac-10. Sophomore Curtis Allen ranks fourth among Pac-10 players (88.4%) and C.J. Massingale is fifth (87.2%) ... David Dixon boasts the top two blocked shot games in UW history with a school-record seven blocks against Santa Clara (Nov. 28) and six against Arizona State on Thursday (Jan. 10). Dixon leads all Pac-10 players with 34 blocked shots and ranks second with 2.12 blocks per game.
One of the most eagerly anticipated debuts in Husky history was that of sophomore Doug Wrenn, a supremely athletic 6-8 forward who red-shirted last season after transferring from Connecticut. Wrenn fulfilled expectations with a 19-point, nine-rebound performance against Bowling Green (Nov. 17) in his inaugural Husky game. He followed that with a 10-point, six-rebound effort against Butler (Nov. 18) and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Top of the World Classic. Wrenn leads the team with an average of 17.6 points per game, including a season-high 29-point performance at USC (Jan. 6). Wrenn has a streak of three straight 20-point performances. He hit the game-winning shot in a 75-74 win at New Mexico State (Dec. 8), a jumper in the lane with six seconds left. Wrenn topped all Husky scorers on 11 occasions. He posted 12 double-figure scoring games, including six 20-point outings. A 1998 Parade All-American and Washington state prep Player of the Year, Wrenn red-shirted last season at UW after transferring from Connecticut. He was projected by Basketball News as the Pac-10's top newcomer. Wrenn, who prepped at Seattle's O'Dea High School, attended two East Coast prep schools in 1998-99 and played at UConn in 1999-2000.
'Washington freshman point guard Curtis Allen is the latest technology in Pac-10 point guards. He's got a microchip that Earl Watson and Mike McDonald and Jason Gardner don't have. Hit the mouse and see nothing but blur.'
-- Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star
Arguably the quickest player in the conference, sophomore point guard Curtis Allen is improving upon last season's performance when he was voted to the Pac-10 All-Freshmen team. He was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 3 after averaging 24.0 points and 6.0 assists in a pair of Husky wins. Allen posted career highs with 21 points and eight assists in Washington's 77-64 home victory over UNLV (Nov. 28). At San Diego (Dec. 1), Allen increased his single-game scoring best to 27 points and added four assists in UW's 98-94 win. His playmaking skills have improved dramatically. Allen was the Huskies' team leader in assists during 13 of 16 games with a total of 82, an average of 5.1 per game. Last season Allen distributed 65 assists, an average of 2.2 per contest. He had 15 assists against Arizona State (Jan. 10), the second-highest total in Husky history. Allen, who reached his previous career-best of eight by halftime, fell one short of the school single-game assist record of 16 established by Rafael Stone at California on Feb. 20, 1970. His shooting is also vastly better. Allen is shooting 45 percent from the field (58-128), including 39 percent from 3-point range (22-57). Those numbers are up from his 39-percent and 25-percent figures from last year. He has already surpassed by two last season's total of 20 treys. Last season, Allen had one of the finest campaigns for a Husky rookie, ranking third among all-time UW freshmen in steals (29) and No. 4 in assists (65).
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Less is More
Fans will be seeing a lot less of 6-foot-11 senior center David Dixon this season. He shed 40 pounds from last year and his current 270-pound weight enables him to be more active and average 27.8 minutes per game. Last season, Dixon played 14.7 minutes per contest and averaged 4.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. He has been more effective this year, leading the team with 7.6 rebounds per game while ranking sixth with a 7.6-point scoring average. Dixon has 34 blocked shots after registering 24 all last season. He blocked a school-record seven shots against Santa Clara (Nov. 24), bettering the single-game mark of six set by Chris Welp during the 1986 season. Dixon had six blocks against Arizona State (Jan. 10). He tallied double-figure points seven times and has three points/rebounds double-doubles, against Butler (15/13), at New Mexico State (12/15) and against Arizona (11/14). Dixon's 122 rebounds are 25 more than the 97 he grabbed all last season.
Freshman Charles Frederick, who began practicing with the basketball team on Dec. 31, suited up for the first time on Jan. 4 at UCLA. He saw his first game action on Jan. 6 at USC, an eight-minute stint during which he had two points, two assists and one steal. He played two games. Frederick is a scholarship receiver on the Husky football team that concluded its season Dec. 28 with a 47-43 loss to Texas in the Holiday Bowl. Frederick was the leading punt returner for the Huskies with an average of 14.6 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown return against Idaho (Sept. 22). He was a Sporting News Freshman All-America special team selection. Frederick was a top-50 national recruit in both football and basketball. He averaged 19 points and eight steals from his point guard position as a senior in 2001 at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla.
Washington's inside corps was bolstered by the recent addition of 6-10 walk-on center Ben Devoe who began practicing with the team on Dec. 31. Devoe, who has not yet played in a game, gives UW a much-needed big body after the season-ending injuries of Marlon Shelton (left knee) and Mike Jensen (left shoulder). He suited up for the first time Thursday (Jan. 10) against Arizona State. Devoe averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior in 2000 at Olympia (Wash.) High School. He attended the Air Force Prepatory Academy in Colorado Springs for one semester before beginning a Mormon mission in Pennsylvania. His mission was cut short by a back injury that forced Devoe to return to Olympia this fall. His availability was made known to the Husky coaching staff in December and late in the month he was accepted into Washington for the winter quarter that began January 7.
Freshman guard Erroll Knight's collegiate debut was delayed, but it was worth the wait. Knight amassed a team-high 23 points at Alaska Fairbanks on Nov. 15, the highest point total for a freshman in a debut game at Washington. He eclipsed the record of 22 points set by Deon Luton against Brigham Young on Nov. 26, 1996. Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery in his left knee on Nov. 2. He had swelling in his knee during preseason practice and underwent an MRI on Oct. 30 that revealed a loose fragment of cartilage. The projected rehabilitation time was approximately three weeks, but Knight returned to practice just 10 days later (Nov. 12). He played 28 minutes in his inaugural collegiate outing, hitting 9-of-16 shots from the field that included 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point range. That was the collegiate debut for Knight who did not play in either of UW's exhibition games. Knight started the next nine UW games before a left ankle injury forced him to play the USC game (Dec. 27) as a reserve. He ranks fourth on the team with an 8.2-point scoring average. Knight scored 19 points and led the team with eight rebounds against Arizona State (Jan. 10). He was named to the Top of the World Classic all-tournament team. Knight was one of the nation's premier prep shooting guards last year. The athletic 6-7 swingman averaged 19.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a senior at Seattle's Chief Sealth High School. He was a consensus top-100 national prep pick by the recruiting services, including Prep-West Hoops which ranked him as the No. 2 shooting guard in the West.
Last Husky Game
#20 Arizona 74, UW 69 (Jan. 12, 2002, Seattle) -
Jason Gardner netted 16 of his 21 points in the second half and distributed six assists as 20th-ranked Arizona held off Washington 74-69 at Bank of America Arena. The Wildcats (11-4, 4-2) scored 15 unanswered points early in the first half to claim an 18-8 lead. The margin was 33-21 before Washington (7-9, 1-5) closed out the half with an 11-2 run to draw within 35-32. The lead changed hands six times after intermission before Arizona took a 59-57 margin it would not relinquish on a put back by Rick Anderson with 8:31 left to play. Grant Leep cut the UW deficit to 71-69 on a 3-pointer with 30.7 seconds remaining and Gardner then hit 1-of-2 free throws. UW's Curtis Allen missed a trey that would have tied the game before Salim Stoudamire converted two free throws to secure the win. Stoudamire finished with 16 points while Anderson had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Doug Wrenn had his third straight 20-point outing with a game-high 25. David Dixon had his third double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Recapping the Current Campaign
The Huskies finished second at the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Ak. They defeated host Alaska Fairbanks 82-70 and Bowling Green 81-74 before losing in the championship game to Butler by a 67-64 count. Washington played the season opener without the services of head coach Bob Bender or sophomore forward Doug Wrenn. Bender was in Seattle nursing a bruised rib while Wrenn was serving a one-game suspension for a minor NCAA violation. UW won its home opener 69-49 over Santa Clara (Nov. 24) and blocked a school-record 14 shots in the process. The Huskies beat UNLV 7-64 in Seattle (Nov. 28) behind the career-high 21 point, eight-assist effort of Curtis Allen. Allen increased that career-high total to 27 points in the next outing, a 98-94 win at San Diego (Dec. 1) in which UW hit 37-of-43 free throws. UW drew a split on a road trip to the Southwest, losing 74-62 at UTEP (Dec. 6) before edging New Mexico State 75-74 (Dec. 8) on a Doug Wrenn basket with 0:06 remaining. The Huskies shot a season-low 28 percent in losing 67-47 to No. 25 Gonzaga (Dec. 11) in front of a sellout crowd of 10,000 at Bank of America Arena. UW lost 85-79 at home to No. 19 UCLA in the Pac-10 opener. That was the Bruins first win in Seattle since 1997. USC matched its longest winning streak against UW, claiming its sixth straight victory by an 87-65 count in Seattle (Dec. 27). The Huskies suffered a 71-70 setback at Saint Louis (Dec. 29) on a 3-pointer with 15.6 seconds left. UCLA completed a season sweep with a 74-62 win (Jan. 4), its 16th straight win over UW at Pauley Pavilion. USC won 94-74 (Jan. 6) at The Forum to cap its third consecutive season sweep over UW en route to a series record seventh straight victory. The Huskies snapped a six-game losing streak with an 81-68 win over Arizona State (Jan. 10) in Seattle, shooting 60 percent for the first time in 83 games. UW lost 74-69 to No. 20 Arizona in its last outing (Jan. 12).
The Huskies are shooting 38.9 percent (98-252) from 3-point range, a drastic improvement from last season's 30.6-percent figure. The school's single-season 3-point shooting record is 40.1 percent, established by the 1988-89 UW squad. Senior Grant Leep leads the team and all Pac-10 players in 3-point percentage, having converted 63 percent of his treys (22-35). Junior Josh Barnard leads the Huskies in total 3-pointers with 24 treys, including six at UCLA (Jan. 4).
Curtis Allen distributed 15 assists against Arizona State (Jan. 10), just one shy of the school single-game record of 16 set by Rafael Stone in 1970 ... Doug Wrenn scored 23 of his career-high 29 points in the second half at USC (Jan. 6). That was the highest scoring output for a UW player since Deon Luton tallied 30 points against Boise State on Dec. 23, 1999 ... The Huskies tied their single-game record with 29 attempts from 3-point range at UCLA (Jan. 4). UW tried 29 treys against Fresno State on Dec. 8, 1992. Josh Barnard's 15 trey attempts were a record for a Husky, topping the previous record of 14 3-point shots by Deon Luton against Saint Mary's on Nov. 23, 1997 ... The Huskies won their home opener on Nov. 24, defeating Santa Clara 69-49. That improved their all-time record in home openers to 81-18. It was the 99th all-time home opener for UW which did not play any home games during the 1905 season ... Four Huskies received all-tournament honors at the Top of the World Classic: Curtis Allen, David Dixon, Erroll Knight and tournament MVP Doug Wrenn ... On Nov. 15 Erroll Knight scored a UW freshman debut record 23 points. He topped the mark of 22 points set by Deon Luton on Nov. 26, 1996 in his collegiate debut against BYU ... The Huskies blocked a school single-game record 14 shots against Santa Clara (Nov. 24), bettering by four the UW record of 10 blocks established on Dec. 3, 1991 ... Curtis Allen was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 3, the first time a Washington player received the conference award since Deon Luton on Feb. 8, 1999 ... Ten of the 16 players on the roster had never played a game at Washington prior to this season ... Washington played the season opener without the services of head coach Bob Bender who was in Seattle nursing a bruised rib ... UW's Dec. 11 home game against Gonzaga was a sellout, the second sellout since Bank of America Arena re-opened in November 2000 with a new 10,000-seat configuration. The first sellout was on Jan. 13, 2001 against Arizona.
Home Sweet Home
For the first time in two years, the Huskies will play all of their home games on campus, in newly renovated Bank of America Arena at Edmundson Pavilion. The pavilion underwent a 19-month renovation from March of 1999 to November of 2000. The interior was completely redesigned while the building's exterior went unchanged. Despite an increased seating capacity from 7,900 to approximately 10,000, the arena is more intimate with a basketball-only configuration. Washington has won 754 games in the Pavilion since it opened on Dec. 27, 1927, more victories than any other school in its current arena. UW played two exhibitions and the regular-season opener last year at different venues before playing the remaining games in The Pavilion.
Huskies vs. Ranked Foes
The Huskies have a 61-180 all-time record against ranked opponents. They are winless in four meetings this season, at home against No. 25 Gonzaga (47-67), No. 19 UCLA (79-85) and No. 20 Arizona (69-74) and on the road at No. 14 UCLA (62-74). Washington's last win over a ranked opponent was a 96-94 upset of No. 13 UCLA on March 10 in the final game of the 2001 regular season.
The Stanford Series
> Stanford holds a 59-53 edge in the all-time series that began in 1916. The Cardinal swept the last four season series over Washington.
> Stanford won the last eight meetings and 14 of the last 16 against the Huskies. The Cardinal's current eight-game winning streak is its longest in the series against Washington. Stanford won five straight against UW from 1990-92.
> Stanford has a 41-14 advantage over the Huskies during games played in Palo Alto. The Huskies lost in their last eight visits to Maples Pavilion, last winning at Stanford 68-67 on Jan. 30, 1993.
> Stanford's Maples Pavilion and UCLA's Pauley Pavilion are the only two Pac-10 arenas at which eighth-year Washington coach Bob Bender has not won.
> 16th-year Cardinal Coach Mike Montgomery has a 23-8 mark against UW.
> Ninth-year Husky coach Bob Bender has a 2-14 record against Stanford.
The Last Meeting
(#1) Stanford 99, UW 79 (Feb. 24, 2001, Stanford, Calif.) -
Jason Collins scored a career-high 33 points and hit 13-of-14 shots from the field, leading top-ranked Stanford to a 99-79 victory over Washington. Stanford (25-1, 13-1) won its eighth straight game against the Huskies (9-18, 3-12) and the ninth straight at Maples Pavilion. Collins hit his first 13 shots, including four 3-pointers, before missing a trey late in the game. He also grabbed eight rebounds to lead a 35-21 Cardinal advantage on the boards. Stanford opened the game with eight unanswered points en route to a 53-38 halftime lead. Collins scored 10 straight second-half points to give Stanford its largest lead at 92-62 with 3:57 left to play. Casey Jacobsen tallied 21 points for the Cardinal which also got 12 from Jarron Collins and 11 from Michael McDonald. Five Huskies scored in double figures including 14 apiece from Will Perkins, Curtis Allen and Michael Johnson. Thalo Green had 12 points for UW and Grant Leep had 10 in his first start. Stanford shot 62 percent from the field (38-61) to offset the 52-percent accuracy of UW which hit 10-of-19 shots from 3-point range.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Washington received commitments during the early signing period (Nov. 14-21) from two prep standouts, both from Seattle's Garfield High School. Brandon Roy, a 6-5 wing player, is one of the premier prep players in the nation and Anthony Washington is a 6-9 rising power forward prospect who initially signed last year with the Huskies, but returned to Garfield to complete some coursework. Those two will join the team in the fall of 2002 and be reunited with former prep teammate Will Conroy who is currently a freshman point guard at UW. The Huskies have one scholarship to offer during the late letter of intent period that begins April 15.
6-5, 195, guard/forward, Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS)
The No. 2-ranked small forward in the West by Prep-West Hoops ... Rated No. 47 nationally among all positions by CNN/SI ... Averaged 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds last year at Garfield High School ... A first-team 2001 All-Washington state selection in the 4A classification ... The 2001 KingCo Conference MVP.
6-9, 220, forward, Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS)
The ninth-rated power forward in the West last year by Prep-West Hoops ... Listed as the No. 100 player nationally by The Sporting News last year... Emerged on the recruiting scene with stellar performances during the spring and summer camp sessions of 2000 ... Averaged 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as senior at Garfield High in 2001 ... Blocked 21 shots in four games to set a new state tournament record ... Had more blocks than the previous tournament team record of 20.
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