Men's Basketball Player Kenny Crandall Out 4-6 Weeks With Foot Injury
Feb. 1, 2002
Arizona State men's basketball player Kenny Crandall is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks after injuring his right foot in ASU's game at No. 18 Stanford on Thursday. Crandall sustained a sprain to a ligament in his right mid-foot in the first half.
Crandall, a sophomore, ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting in Pac-10 games as he hit 18-of-38 (.474) in ASU's 10 league games. He also ranks sixth in the league in three-point shooting overall (31-of-70 for 44.3 percent in 19 games).
He has played in all 19 games and started in eight and is averaging 19.6 minutes and 7.6 points per game. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 21.1 minutes and 7.6 points. He posted double digits in scoring in five games this year with a high of 22 vs. Prairie View A & M on Dec. 1. He notched 14 points in each game as ASU swept the Oregon schools in Tempe and also had 10 points and seven boards at Oregon State (Dec. 22) and 12 points vs. USC on Jan. 19.
The 6-3 swingman from Mesa, Ariz., returned to the Sun Devils this year after spending the past two years on a Mormon Mission in Eugene, Ore. He averaged 5.9 points and 28.4 minutes per game in his initial season in 1998-99.
His return is one of the reasons the Sun Devils (11-8, 4-6) have improved their outside shooting. Last year ASU posted the worst three-point shooting numbers in school history, but that situation was rectified with Crandall, Chad Prewitt and Curtis Millage all posting solid numbers behind the arc. ASU is shooting 36.6 percent from behind the arc in Pac-10 games (59-of-161), fifth in the league, and is holding Pac-10 opponents to just 31.5 percent (46-of-146) from beyond the arc, second in the loop. Last year, ASU shot just 26.3 percent in Pac-10 play (61-of-232) and its opponents shot 37.6 percent (109-of-290). Both marks were last in the Pac-10 in 2000-2001. ASU is just two three-pointers shy of matching its total made in 18 Pac-10 games last year, as it has made 59 in 10 games after making 61 in 18 loop games last year.
ASU will play at California (14-5, 5-4) on Saturday at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MST in a game broadcast by the Sun Devil Radio Network and on Fox Sports Arizona. ASU returns to Tempe next week with games against Washington State at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 7) and 4 p.m. vs. Washington on Saturday (Feb. 9).
Total 3-Point ReboundsYear GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg1998-99. 27-23 766/28.4 50-153 .327 39-108 .361 21-29 .724 22-43 65 2.4 44-1 49 21 4 15 160/5.92001-02. 19-8 372/19.6 44-95 .463 31-70 .443 13-17 .765 18-24 42 2.2 31-0 32 18 3 4 132/6.9TOTAL... 46-31 1138/24.7 94-248 .379 70-178 .393 34-46 .739 40-67 107 2.3 75-1 81 39 7 19 292/6.3