Men's Hoops Off To Los Angeles To Face USC And UCLA
Feb. 12, 2002
Thur., Feb. 14-at #25 USC (16-6, 8-4)7:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. MSTSports Arena--KUSK-TV
Sat., Feb. 16-at #20 UCLA (16-7, 8-4)12:30 p.m. PT/1:30 p.m. MSTPauley Pavilion--ABC-KNXV 15
All games on radio in Phoenix on KFYI 550 AM.
SUN DEVILS TRAVEL TO LOS ANGELES: The Arizona State men's basketball team (13-9, 6-7 in Pac-10), under fourth-year head coach Rob Evans, takes on the No. 25 USC Trojans (Thurs., Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. MST on KUSK-TV in Phoenix) and the No. 20 UCLA Bruins (Sat., Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. PT/1:30 p.m. MST on ABC/KNXV-15 in Phoenix) this weekend in Los Angeles. Tim Healey and ASU Hall of Famer Lionel Hollins have the radio call on the Sun Devil Radio Network. Fox Sports Arizona will produce the USC game from the Sports Arena and televise it on KUSK-TV in Phoenix, with Tom Dillon and Tim Kempton calling the game. ABC (KNXV-15 in Phoenix) has the broadcast on Saturday from Pauley Pavilion with Terry Gannon doing the play-by-play and Len Elmore providing the color commentary. The Sun Devils are led by 6-9 senior Chad Prewitt, who has led ASU in scoring in 12 of the past 14 games and is averaging 20.2 points and 7.0 boards in Pac-10 play. Prewitt also has shown the ability to shoot the three, as he is 12-of-26 (.461) from beyond the arc in the past seven games. On the year, he is 22-of-58 (.379) after shooting 19-of-54 (.352) in his first three seasons. He hit 5-of-7 at Stanford on Jan. 31. Prewitt had a career-high 33 points vs. Washington Saturday, the most points by a Sun Devil since Eddie House had 59 vs. UCLA on Feb. 17, 2000, a span of 59 games.
GOOD NOTE: The only team to beat both Pac-10 leading Arizona (10-3) and second-place Oregon (9-4) is seventh-place Arizona State (6-7). ASU beat Oregon 95-88 on Jan. 6 and beat No. 10 Arizona 88-72 on Jan. 23. ASU might have as much say about who wins the regular season Pac-10 title as the six teams still in the hunt, as ASU begins a five-game streak this week to conclude the season against teams all still contending for the Pac-10 title. After its games with USC and UCLA this week, ASU travels to Arizona next Wednesday (Feb. 20) before finishing with home games against California (Feb. 28) and Stanford (March 2). ASU also topped Utah (17-5) 71-62 at Phoenix's America West Arena.
THIS HURTS: Senior forward Awvee Storey has joined sophomore Kenny Crandall on the injury list. Storey was poked in the eye on Saturday (Feb. 9) against Washington and has a swollen left retina and a laceration of the lower left eyelid. Medication to help stop bleeding beneath the retina and the healing process will have Storey out of action for a minimum of two weeks. Storey has started 13 games and is averaging 15.6 minutes per game. He had started the past six games and has notched seven double-figure scoring games this year. He led the Pac-10 in rebounding last year at 9.1 caroms per contest. ASU also is without 6-3 swingman Kenny Crandall for 4-6 weeks as he sprained a ligament in his right foot on Jan. 31 at Stanford. Crandall, who was a freshman in 1998-99 and started 23 games, went on a two-year Mormon Mission to Eugene and returned to the Sun Devils this year. A native of Mesa, Ariz., who prepped at state champion Mountain View High School, he averaged 5.9 points and 28.4 minutes per game in his initial season. Crandall is averaging 19.6 minutes per game and is 31-of-70 (.443) from the three-point stripe on the year, sixth in the Pac-10. In Pac-10 play, he is 18-of-38 (.474), the best mark among the league's long-range shooters. He also is averaging 7.6 points and is shooting 52.1 percent from the field in Pac-10 tilts.
COMBINE THE TWO: With Crandall and Storey out of the rotation, ASU statistically is without 35.6 minutes, 13.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Players have stepped up, as Storey actually only played two minutes vs. Washington State on Feb. 7 due to a lower back sprain. Curtis Millage, who leads the team in minutes played at 29.7 per game, became the first Sun Devil to play 40 minutes when he went the distance against Washington on Feb. 9. Donnell Knight played a season-high 26 minutes vs. Washington State while Chad Prewitt played a career-high 38 vs. Washington en route to his career-high 33 points. Knight posted back-to-back double-digit points for the first time this year with 14 points and 10 boards vs. Washington State and 10 points vs. Washington. He made all 10 free throws last weekend.
SHOOTING IT BETTER: ASU already has made more three-pointers in its 13 Pac-10 games (67) than it did the whole Pac-10 season last year (61). ASU is shooting 35.1 percent (67-of-191) from the three-point stripe in Pac-10 play (sixth in the league) and is holding opponents to just 28.9 percent (58-of-201) from beyond the arc (second in the loop). Last year, the Sun Devils shot just 26.3 percent from beyond the arc 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.
DISHING IT: ASU not only leads the the Pac-10 in assists at 17.00 per game overall, but an even more impressive stat is that ASU is averaging 17.62 per game in Pac-10 play, also a league-best. The Sun Devils don't have a player ranked in the top-10 in assists individually, but seven Sun Devils have posted at least 32 assists on the year, led by Kyle Dodd's 55 (2.5 per game).
REDHAGE PLAYING WELL: Junior Shawn Redhage, the best free throw shooter in ASU history, has made 24-of-30 (.800) from the line this year and is playing very well off the bench recently. Redhage had a season-high 13 points at California on Feb. 2 and is averaging 20.6 minutes and 7.9 points in the past eight games and is shooting 57.1 percent (28-of-49) from the field in that time. He played a season-high 24 minutes at Washington State on Jan. 12 and posted eight points and also played 24 vs. Washington on Feb. 9. He also had seven assists vs. UCLA on Jan. 17.
DEVIL THREE-DOT DATA: ASU is 26-4 (.867) under Evans when it shoots at least 50 percent, including a 16-2 (.889) mark in the past two seasons. ASU shot 52.5 percent at Stanford (31-of-59) on Jan. 31, including 16-of-27 (.593) in the first half, but fell 90-81. ASU has shot at least 50 percent in four of its past five games...after fouling out of 20 games in his first three seasons (89 games), Chad Prewitt has yet to foul out in 22 games this year....Kyle Dodd has 55 assists and just 13 turnovers on the year. In the past 14 games, he has 33 assists and just seven turnovers in 281 minutes, an average of one turnover every 40 minutes...Awvee Storey earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in communications and sociology at ASU's Dec. 15 mid-year commencement...sophomore Justin Allen played a season-high 16 minutes vs. Washington State...freshman point guard Jason Braxton has started the past 13 games. He is averaging 7.3 points and is shooting 46.8 percent (22-of-47) from the field in the past seven tilts...ASU is 12-2 (.857) when it leads at the half but 0-6 when it trails and 0-1 when tied...ASU has outrebounded its past three opponents by 18.3 per game.
EXHIBIT A: Chad Prewitt is the first four-year player in Rob Evans' tenure at ASU and it is tough to remember any Pac-10 player improving any more than 'Big Red' from a freshman to a senior season. ASU has been void of four-year players in its recent history, with only Eddie House (1996-2000), Jeremy Veal (1994-98), Quincy Brewer (1992-97) and Ron Riley (1992-96) playing four seasons beginning with the 1992-93 season. Prewitt, who is the 27th Sun Devil to score 1,000 points with 1,079, is averaging 18.0 points per game this year and is shooting .564 from the field. He is averaging 20.4 points and 7.4 boards in the past 14 games. Prewitt has 11 20-point games on the year (20 games) after posting just two in his first three seasons (89 games). A note on his improvement: Prewitt scored more points in the Jan. 4-6 weekend sweep of the Oregon schools (52 points) when he earned Pac-10 Player of the Week than he did his whole Pac-10 freshman season (1998-99), as he had 46 points in 18 games.
PRETTY IMPRESSIVE COMPANY: If Chad Prewitt continues to score at his pace, he will join a select group of Sun Devils who have averaged at least 20 points per game in Pac-10 play. Here is a look at the top scoring averages by Sun Devils in the Pac-10, as ASU is in its 24th season after joining the league in 1978-79:
Sun Devil, Year Pac-10 ppg.Eddie House, 1999-2000 23.0Byron Scott, 1982-83 22.8Jeremy Veal, 1997-98 21.2Paul Williams, 1982-83 20.8Stevin Smith, 1992-93 20.3Chad Prewitt, 2001-2002 20.2
TURNING 20: Here's the list of ASU players since the 1990-91 season (past 12) that have turned in the most 20-point performances:
Player, Season 20-point gamesJeremy Veal, 1997-98 20Eddie House, 1999-2000 17Mario Bennett, 1994-95 15Eddie House, 1998-99 14Bobby Lazor, 1998-99 13Bobby Lazor, 1997-98 13Jeremy Veal, 1996-97 13Jeremy Veal, 1995-96 13Ron Riley, 1995-96 13Stevin Smith, 1992-93 13Chad Prewitt, 2001-02 11
TURNING 20: Here's the list of Pac-10 players that have turned in the most 20-point performances this season:
Player, Team 20-point gamesCasey Jacobsen, STAN 14Jason Gardner, ARIZ 11Chad Prewitt, ASU 11Doug Wrenn, WASH 10Sam Clancy, USC 9Frederick Jones, ORE 9
POINTS: A look at where Chad Prewitt is on the ASU career points list, as there have been 27 1,000-point scorers at ASU:
CAREER POINTS18. Fat Lever (1978-82) 1,13719. Mike Batiste (1996-99) 1,12020. Dwayne Fontana (1990-94) 1,11321. Scott Lloyd (1973-76) 1,09322t. Dennis Hamilton (1963-66) 1,07922t. Chad Prewitt (1998-present) 1,079
ONE MORE PREWITT IMPROVEMENT NOTE: How big of a scoring improvement has Prewitt made to become the 22nd leading scorer in ASU history with at least five games to play? Only one other player in ASU's top 25 scoring chart scored less in his first year. ASU 1988 Hall of Fame inductee Fat Lever is currently 18th on the ASU scoring chart with 1,137 points but averaged just 3.6 points in his freshman year of 1978-79. Lever ended up averaging 9.2 points in his sophomore year, 11.6 in his junior year and 16.6 in his senior year for a 10.1 career average. Prewitt averaged just 4.1 points in his freshman year.
IMPACT RECRUIT: Junior Curtis Millage is making his mark in his initial season, as he is one of the top candidates for the Fred Hessler Award, given annually to the league's top non-freshman newcomer in honor of the late UCLA broadcaster. Millage is just one of three players to start all 22 games (Tommy Smith and Chad Prewitt are the others) and leads the team in minutes per game at 29.7. He is averaging 14.2 points in Pac-10. In his past 17 games, he is averaging 14.2 points, including a season-high 24 at Washington State on Jan. 12. He is 24-of-30 (.800) from the free throw line in the past nine games and is averaging 7.1 boards in his past seven games. He has led the team in rebounding in three of the past five games, including 11 at California on Feb. 2. He played 40 minutes vs. Washington on Feb. 9 and is averaging 34.2 minutes in the past three games. His 40-minute effort vs. Washington was the first by a Sun Devil this year.
ROB EVANS: Rob Evans (145-135/.518) is in his fourth season at Arizona State in 2001-2002 (tenth overall) after being hired on April 7, 1998. The 1997 SEC Coach of the Year spent six seasons at Ole Miss, compiling an 86-81 (.515) record. He led the Rebels to a 42-16 record in his final two seasons, winning two SEC West titles, and led Ole Miss to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1937-38. The 55-year old Evans is a 1968 graduate of New Mexico State, where he captained two NCAA Tournament teams, is a 1989 inductee of the NMSU Athletic Hall of Fame and was named to the school's All-Time Basketball team. He is 59-54 (.522) at ASU. Evans' Ole Miss squads were known as a tough man-to-man teams which ranked 13th in the nation and second in the SEC in 1997-98 in rebounding at +6.6, despite no player was in the top 30 in rebounding nationally. Ole Miss held opponents to just 30 percent from the three-point stripe, best in the SEC, and to just 40.6 percent from the field. He is 101-70 (.591) in the past six seasons.
THE USC SERIES AND THE LAST MEETING: The bottom line on Jan. 19 when the Trojans topped the Sun Devils 81-73 was USC made its free throws and ASU did not. USC was 22-of-26 (.846) at the line while ASU was a season-low 18-of-34 (.529), including just 8-of-17 (.471) as it was trying to cut into USC's lead in the second half. USC had ASU opponent season highs in steals (11) and field goals attempted (63) and Brandon Granville went 11-of-11 from the line. USC led 34-21 at the 8:28 mark of the first half before ASU closed it to 41-39 at intermission. ASU led 48-45 at the 16:09 mark of the second half and 56-55 at the 12:07 mark but USC scored the next seven and did not give up the lead.
ASU had two players notch double-doubles as Chad Prewitt had 21 points and 12 boards and Tommy Smith had 18 points and 10 boards. Kenny Crandall added 12 points and six boards off the bench in 24 minutes.
USC leads the series 37-26 and has won seven of the past eight, as ASU's only win in that time was on Feb. 19, 2000, a 93-81 win in Tempe. ASU has not won in the Sports Arena since Feb. 15, 1996, a losing streak of five.
THE UCLA SERIES AND THE LAST MEETING: UCLA outrebounded ASU by 15 (50-35) and held ASU to 39.0 percent from the floor (30-of-77) in topping ASU 82-79 on Jan. 17 in Tempe. ASU set season-highs in field goal attempts (77) and three-point attempts (27) in the game and had just seven turnovers, matching the second-fewest by a Sun Devil squad under Rob Evans (113 games). UCLA's 50 total and 36 defensive rebounds were ASU opponent season-highs. ASU shot just 12-of-34 (.353) in the first half, including 0-of-7 from the three-point stripe. Chad Prewitt led ASU with 22 points and eight boards while Curtis Millage added 15 points and seven caroms. The 50-35 rebounding margin by UCLA was the fourth-best rebounding effort against a Rob Evans' coached team (280 games).
UCLA leads the series 47-10 and has won 25 of the past 26 and 15 straight in Pauley Pavilion. ASU last win in Pauley Pavilion came 16 years ago on Feb. 16, 1987, a 67-64 win.
*The three losses ASU has had under Rob Evans in Pauley Pavilion have been decided by an average of 4.7 points. ASU lost by three in overtime (88-85) in 1999, by six (83-77) in 2000 and by five last year (73-68).
*ASU is 1-6 under Rob Evans vs. UCLA, but none of the losses have been by more than eight points. There have been three three-point losses, a five-point loss, a six-point loss and an eight-point loss.
*ASU last win in Pauley Pavilion was on Feb. 16, 1987, a 67-64 win.
STREAK BUSTERS: ASU will try to end a 15-game losing streak at Pauley and Rob Evans is a coach who knows about ending a road losing streak. Almost five hoop seasons to the day (Feb. 14, 1998), Evans' Ole Miss Rebels went to Lexington and beat seventh-ranked Kentucky 73-64, the first win for Ole Miss in Lexington since Feb. 11, 1927. That victory broke a 41-game road losing streak at Kentucky.
THE ONE WIN: The Sun Devils broke a 22-game losing streak to the Bruins on Feb. 17, 2000, in convincing style, a 104-75 win in Tempe. The losing skid to the Bruins dated to Feb. 16, 1989. ASU had one of its best games in a decade in the win, as it matched the school record for three-point shooting with an 8-of-11 (.727) performance. ASU's bench contributed 34 points on 11-of-16 (.688) shooting, including 5-of-6 (.833) from the three-point stripe and 7-of-8 (.875) from the free throw line. ASU was 19-of-29 (.655) from the field in the second half after going 7-of-9 (.778) from the three-point stripe in the first half. ASU forced 24 turnovers and committed just 11.
FTS: Shawn Redhage has established himself as the best free thrower in ASU history. Redhage shot 80-of-98 (.816) last year, fourth in the Pac-10. A look at Redhage on ASU career FT list:
ASU CAREER FREE THROWS
Rk. Name (Year) FT-A Pct.1. Shawn Redhage (1999-pres.) 163-199 .8162. Alex Austin (1986-90) 255-313 .8153. Rick Taylor (1974-78) 253-311 .8144. Dennis Hamilton (1963-66) 261-321 .8135. Isaac Burton (1993-95) 208-257 .809
PLAYER NOTES/CAREER HIGHS
#1 JASON BRAXTON: A top 50 recruit from last year...has started the past 13 games at point guard...has played at least 20 minutes in 15 of 22 games...averaging 21.9 minutes in the past seven games...averaging 7.3 points and is shooting 46.8 percent (22-of-47) from the field in the past seven tilts...14-of-27 (.519) from the field and is averaging 7.8 points in the four games against ranked opponents...posted season-high 13 points vs. Washington State on Feb. 7...had season-high six assists at #18 Stanford on Jan. 31...had 10 points vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...had seven points vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19...had 10 points in 27 minutes vs. No. 9 UCLA on Jan. 17...first start was vs. Canisius on Dec. 28...had seven points and four steals at Oregon on Dec. 20 in Pac-10 opener...posted eight points in 27 minutes vs. UC Riverside on Nov. 27.
#2 DONNELL KNIGHT: Enters this week with back-to-back scoring games for the first time this year...has made 18-of-21 (.857) free throws in his past 16 games...has made 10 straight free throws...10 points in Feb. 9 win over Washington...had 14 points and 10 boards (second career double-double) in Feb. 7 win over Washington State in season-high 26 minutes...posted five points and six boards in 22 minutes vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...12 points in 19 minutes vs. Utah on Dec. 4...posted double digits 18 times last year...10 points and six boards at Cal on Mar. 8, 2001...12 points at #12 Arizona on Jan. 24, 2001...17 points and six boards vs. #24 USC on Jan. 20, 2001...15 points and 13 boards at Washington on Jan. 11, 2001, for a double-double...15 points vs. Charlotte on Dec. 30, 2000...18 points vs. Kent State on Nov. 25, 2000.
#3 KYLE DODD: Has 33 assists and seven turnovers in his past 14 games (281 minutes)...in his 83-game career, he has 190 assists and just 76 turnovers, a 2.50-to-1 ratio...averaging just one turnover every 24.1 minutes in his career (1829 minutes and 76 turnovers)...had five assists in 24 minutes vs. Washington on Feb. 9...had 10 points at Washington on Jan. 10...six points and five assists vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...seven points vs. Utah on Dec. 4...averaged 26.3 minutes per game in Pac-10 play last year, tied for third on the team...has five dunks in career (two this year)...notched career-high 15 points vs. Charlotte on Dec. 30, 2000...showed poise in his rookie year (1999-2000), nailing the winning three-pointer in OT as ASU won at WSU 81-79 and began its first four-game Pac-10 win streak since 1995.
#4 TOMMY SMITH: Has scored in double digits in seven of the past eight games...is 7-of-8 (.875) from the free throw line in the past three games...entered the year 2-of-11 (.182) from the three-point stripe, but is 8-of-23 (.348) from beyond the arc and 8-of-20 (.400) from the three-point stripe in Pac-10 play...had 14 points and six boards vs. Washington on Feb. 9...posted 15 points and seven boards in career-high 37 minutes at California on Feb. 2...had 16 points vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...posted 18 points and 10 boards vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19 for second double-double of season...had 19 points, nine boards and three blocks at Washington State on Jan. 12...posted 18 points, eight boards and six assists vs. Oregon State on Jan. 4...had 16 points at Oregon on Dec. 20...posted 19 points and nine boards at BYU on Nov. 27...had 14 points and career-high 14 boards vs. Portland State on Nov. 20...Most Improved Player at the team's banquet last year...matched a Pac-10 record for FG% by making all 11 shots against Washington on Feb. 10, 2001averaged 12.5 points in the final 15 games last year...scored in double-digits in 12 of the final 15 games after posting double digits in just five games in his freshman season (1999-2000)...52-of-78 (.670) from the field and averaged 12.9 points in his final 10 games...shot 58.5 percent from the field (79-of-135) in Pac-10 games last year.
#11 AWVEE STOREY: Suffered a swollen retina vs. Washington on Feb. 9 and bleeding beneath the retina is expected to keep him out of action until at least Feb. 28...had started the previous six games before the Washington game...has 16 double-doubles in 81-game ASU career...posted 12 points in 20 minutes at #18 Stanford on Jan. 31...eight points and seven boards vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...16 points and 10 boards vs. UC Riverside on Nov. 27...earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in communications and sociology at ASU's Dec. 15 mid-year commencement...Pac-10 top rebounder last year at 9.1 per game...averaged 12.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in Pac-10 play last year...his 9.7 rebounds per game in Pac-10 games was a conference best...honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...five straight double-figure rebounding games from Jan. 6-20, 2001.
#12 KENNY CRANDALL: Out for 4-6 weeks as he sprained a ligament in his right foot on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Stanford...enters play this week as the league's top three-point shooter in Pac-10 games at 18-of-38 (.474)...has scored in double figures in five games on the year...averaged 6.6 points, shot 19-of-36 (.528) from the floor and was 5-of-6 (.833) from the free throw line in the eight games (counting Stanford) before the Jan. 31 injury...is 31-of-70 (.443) from the three-point stripe on the year...12 points and six boards, including 3-of-5 from the three-point stripe, off the bench vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19...14 points on 5-of-5 shooting vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...14 points in season-high 33 minutes vs. Oregon State on Jan. 4...had 10 points and seven boards in first start of season on Dec. 22 at OSU...had 22 points vs. Prairie View A & M on Dec. 1, including 19 in the first half...played in 1998-99, Rob Evans' first year, and then went on a two-year Mormon Mission to Eugene, Ore.
#14 CURTIS MILLAGE: Averaging 14.2 points in past 17 games...has 35 steals on the year...24-of-30 (.800) from the free throw line in the past nine games...averaging 7.1 boards in his past seven games...has led the team in rebounding in three of the past five games, including career-high 11 at California on Feb. 2...averaging 34.2 minutes in the past three games...the first Sun Devil to play 40 minutes in a game this year, as he went the distance vs. Washington Feb. 9 and had 17 points, including 6-of-6 fom the free throw line...had 14 points and eight boards vs. Washington State on Feb. 7...14 points (6-of-10 shooting) and six boards in 34 minutes at #18 Stanford on Jan. 31...19 points and eight boards vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...15 points and seven boards vs. No. 9 UCLA on Jan. 17...career-high 24 points at Washington State on Jan. 12...15 points at Washington on Jan. 10...17 points vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...named to the all-tournament team of ASU's holiday tournament after scoring 19 vs. Northwestern on Dec. 29...had 13 points and eight boards at Oregon State on Dec. 22...had 15 points at Oregon on Dec. 20 in Pac-10 opener...led ASU with 18 points, including 10-of-13 from the free throw line, against Utah on Dec. 4 at America West Arena...had 12 points at BYU on Nov. 24...16 points in season opener vs. Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 17.
#20 BRAD NAHRA: Former walkon who has appeared in 62 games in four-year career...has played in the past four games...averaged 7.8 points and 20.0 minutes in final five games of 2001...had team-high 12 points in 19 minutes vs. #8 Arizona on Feb. 21, 2001...had 11 points in career-high 26 minutes in win over Oregon on March 3, 2001...made 9-of-10 free throws to end last year and averaged 11.4 minutes per game in Pac-10 play...made 13-of-17 FTs in Pac-10 play in 2001.
#22 TYSON JOHNSTON: Played 15 minutes vs. Utah on Dec. 4...transferred from Utah after 1998-99...started both games of 2001 Washington trip due to ankle injury to Chad Prewitt...six points, five boards and four blocks at UW on Jan. 11 in first career start...21 minutes and four points vs. #2 Stanford on Jan. 4...nine points and five boards at SDSU on Dec. 16.
#42 SHAWN REDHAGE: An excellent student-athlete who has a 3.4 GPA in construction science...2001 Pac-10 All-Academic selection...has made 24-of-30 (.800) from the free throw line this year and is playing very well off the bench recently...had a season-high 13 points at California on Feb. 2...averaging 20.6 minutes, 7.9 points and 3.0 assists in the past eight games and is 28-of-49 (.571) from the floor in that time...matched a season high with 24 minutes vs. Washington on Feb. 9 and had six points and six boards...had 12 points and five boards vs. Washington State on Feb.7...also had seven assists and six boards vs. UCLA on Jan. 17...set season-high with 24 minutes at Washington State on Jan. 12 and posted eight points...has made 163-of-199 (.819) free throws in his three-year career, the best mark in ASU history...seven points in 15 minutes vs. Oregon on Jan. 6...16 points vs. UCLA on Jan. 18, 2001...14 points and seven boards vs. Stanford on Jan. 4, 2001...19 points and 12 boards vs. Charlotte on Dec. 30, 2000...earned ASU Holiday Classic All-Tournament honors in 2000.
#52 CHAD PREWITT: Averaging 20.4 points and 7.4 boards in the past 14 games...12-of-26 (.461) from three-point range in the past seven games...has 11 20-point games on the year (22 games) after posting just two in his first three seasons (89 games)...has eight career double-doubles and four this year...has led ASU in scoring in 12 of the past 14 games...averaging 32.2 minutes per game in the past four contests...had a career-high 33 points (13-of-20 shooting) vs. UW on Feb. 9...22 points, six boards and six assists vs. No. 10 Arizona on Jan. 23...21 points and 12 boards in 37 minutes vs. No. 18 USC on Jan. 19...22 points and eight boards vs. No. 9 UCLA on Jan. 17...13 points, six boards and seven assists in Jan. 12 win at WSU...24 points and eight boards at UW on Jan. 10...tallied back-to-back career highs in the sweep of Oregon schools with 25 vs. OSU and 27 vs. UO and also had a career-high 12 boards vs. the Ducks on Jan. 6...17-of-29 (.586) from the field and 16-of-19 (.842) from the free throw line and averaged 26 points and 10 boards in Oregon schools sweep and earned Pac-10 Player of the Week...posted 22 points on 7-of-8 (.875) shooting from the field on Dec. 29 vs. Northwestern in ASU holiday tournament final which earned him tourney MVP honors...18 points and eight boards at Oregon State on Dec. 22...20 points at BYU on on Nov. 24...played just eight minutes vs. Portland State on Nov. 27 after hyperextending his left knee...ASU was winning 19-4 when he went out...21 points in season opener vs. Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 17.
SHELL AND ALLEN UPDATES: Tanner Shell, who averaged 9.1 points per game in Pac-10 games including a 24-point effort at USC, broke his left hand in practice in late December last year and missed the remainder of the 2000-2001 season and took a medical redshirt. In 1999-2000, he had six double-figure scoring games and averaged seven points per game. His 9.1 points per game in Pac-10 play was third on the team. Shell took an indefinite leave of absence from