The 2001-02 Stanford Basketball Post-Season Report
April 15, 2002
The Stanford University Basketball Post-Season Report
Cardinal Basketball Team Competes in NCAA Tournament for eighth straight yearCardinal Hoopsters end the season 20-10
Stanford Cardinal Starters (20-10 overall, 12-6 Pac-10) F - Teyo Johnson, 6-7, 240, Sophomore, Lynnwood, Wa (5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg)C - Curtis Borchardt, 7-0, 240, Junior, Redmond, Wa (16.9 ppg, 11.4 rpg)G - Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 210, Junior, Glendora, Ca (21.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg)G - Julius Barnes, 6-1, 180, Junior, Rowland Heights, Ca (10.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg)G - Tony Giovacchini, 6-2, 180, Senior, Salt Lake City, Ut (3.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
Stanford finished the season 20-10, and 12-6 in the Pacific-10 Conference ... Stanford's participation in the 2002 NCAA Tournament was the school's eighth straight, and eleventh overall ... Stanford chalked up its ninth straight winning season, and its eighth straight 20-win campaign ... Stanford finished in a four-way tie for second place in the Pac-10 with Arizona, California and USC ... The Cardinal has finished no worse than second place in the last five years.
Mike Montgomery completed his 16th season at Stanford with a record of 339-156 ... In 16 seasons at Stanford, Montgomery has directed the Cardinal to 14 post-season appearances (10 NCAA, 4 NIT) ... Montgomery's overall record (16 seasons at Stanford, 8 seasons at Montana) is 493-232 ... Montgomery's 493 wins are currently second-best in the Pac-10 among active coaches.
Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford is 96-14 (.873) (58-13 vs Pac-10 schools, 38-1 vs non-league opponents) ... Stanford won its ten home games this year by an average of 22.5 points per game (+225 points) ... That included Stanford's 105-60 victory over Washington (1/19/02), the largest margin of victory over the Huskies, and fourth best against a conference foe ... Stanford played before 81.4 percent of its Maples Pavilion capacity, fourth-best in the Pac-10 this year.Road ReviewStanford, since the 1997-98 season, has chalked up a 47-8 record (55 games, +644 points) on the road ... The Cardinal was 7-3 on the road this year ... Last year, Stanford was the first team to go undefeated on the road in league play (9-0 in 2000-01) since Oregon State turned the feat during the 1980-81 season.
Eighty-five of those 132 team blocks this year belonged to Curtis Borchardt, who is averaging 2.93 blocks per game, tops in the Pac-10 ... Borchardt's 85 blocks are a single season school record ... Borchardt had at least three blocks in 15 games this year ... Stanford is ranked high in several Pac-10 categories ... The Cardinal is #1 in rebounding (41.8), #1 in rebounding margin (+8.5), #1 in offensive rebounds (14.87), #1 in defensive rebounds (26.93), #2 in field goal percentage defense (.421), #2 in blocked shots (4.33), #3 in scoring (80.7), #3 in scoring margin (+8.0), #3 in rebounding defense (.333), #3 in assists (16.00), #3 in three-point field goals made (6.90), and #3 in assist/turnover ratio (1.17).
Stanford ranked high in several team and individual categories during the 2001-02 season ... The Cardinal was fourth nationally in rebound margin (+8.5) and 13th in scoring (80.7 ppg) ... Curtis Borchardt was ranked third nationally in rebounding (11.4 rpg), and 17th in both blocks (2.9 bpg) and field goal percentage (.576) ... Casey Jacobsen averaged 21.9 ppg, 14th-best in the nation.
Curtis Borchardt led the Pac-10 in rebounding at 11.4 rpg ... Since the 1989-90 season, four Stanford players have won the conference rebounding title six times, including Borchardt in 2001-02 ... Casey Jacobsen and Borchardt were the highest 1-2 scoring punch in the Pac-10 ... Jacobsen and Borchardt combined to average 38.8 ppg ... Jacobsen was #1 in the Pac-10 in scoring (21.9 ppg) ... Jacobsen became Stanford's first conference scoring champion since the 1983-84 season when Keith Jones averaged 20.0 ppg ... Since the 1927-28 season, only three other Stanford players (Hank Luisetti in 1936, 1937, 1938, Ed Tucker in 1952 and Russ Lawler (1954) won the conference scoring title ... Borchardt led the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 85 ... No Stanford player had ever won the conference title in blocked shots until this year ... Stanford was ranked high in several categories in the Pac-10 ... With Jacobsen leading the Pac-10 in scoring (21.9 ppg) and Borchardt leading the conference in rebounding (11.4 rpg), It was the first time in Pac-10 history that two different players from the same school led the league in scoring and rebounding ... The Cardinal was ranked #1 in rebounding offense (41.8), #1 in rebounding margin (+8.5), #1 in offensive rebounds (14.87), #1 in defensive rebounds (26.92), #2 in field goal percentage defense (.421), #2 in rebounding defense (.333), #2 in blocked shots (4.33 bpg), #3 in scoring offense (80.7 ppg), #3 in scoring margin (+8.0), #3 in assists (16.00 apg), #3 in three-point field goals made (6.90), and #3 in assist/turnover ratio.
Three school records were broken or tied in the 2001-02 season ... All-America candidate Curtis Borchardt recorded 85 blocks, easily breaking the old mark of 50 set by Tim Young during the 1996-97 season ... Borchardt collected six blocks against Purdue (11/24/01) which tied his record against Cal State Bakersfield during the 1999-00 season ... Stanford attempted 42 three-pointers against UCLA (2/23/02), breaking the old mark of 34 against Oregon State during the 1996-97 season.
Post-season honors were again abundant for several Stanford players in 2001-02 ... Casey Jacobsen earned his third All Pac-10 first team award, joining just 33 other players in Pac-10 history to accomplish that feat ... Jacobsen was named a second team All-America by Associated Press and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) ... Jacobsen was named third team All-American by Basketball News, and fourth team All-America by Basketball America ... Jacobsen was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches District-14 first team, the USBWA District-9 first team and the Basketball Times All West Coast team ... Jacobsen was also a finalist for the John Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year awards ... Curtis Borchardt, along with Jacobsen, was named to the All Pac-10 first team ... Borchardt, an honorable mention Associated Press and Basketball America selection, was also named to the NABC District-14 first team, and the Basketball Times All West Coast team ... Borchardt was also named first team All Pac-10 Academic ... Josh Childress and Chris Hernandez were named honorable mention All Pac-10 freshman.
Number Notes17 - The number of double-double (points-rebounds) for Curtis Borchardt this season.31 - The number of former Stanford basketball players in the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.39 - The number of times Casey Jacobsen's name appears in the Stanford record book.87 - Stanford completed its 87th season of varsity basketball in 2001-02.1,192 - The number of victories in Stanford basketball history.2,134 - The number of games played in the 87-year history of Stanford basketball.127,631 - The number of points scored by Stanford in the 87-year history of Cardinal Basketball.1,193,458 - The number of people who have watched Stanford Basketball in the last four seasons.
Stanford is 16-4 when it led at halftime ... The Cardinal was 19-3 when it outrebounded an opponent ... Stanford was 20-1 when it led with five minutes to play.
Several notable accomplishments for the Cardinal during the 2001-02 season ... With 20 wins, Stanford has chalked up nine straight winning seasons ... Stanford, with its 79-75 victory at UCLA, has beaten the Bruins five straight seasons at Pauley Pavilion ... With a 76-71 victory at Arizona (2/28), the Cardinal has won two straight games for the first time ever at McKale Center ... With a 81-76 victory at Arizona State (3/2/02), the Cardinal has won seven straight contests in Tempe ... The Jacobsen family set a national record for three-point field goals ... The national record was 597 by the McCarthy brothers (Brendan, who scored 300 three-pointers at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire from 1993-96, and Kevin McCarthy, who scored 297 three-pointers at New Hampshire College from 1989-92) ... Casey, Adam and Brock Jacobsen have combined to make 625 three-pointers ... Casey has made 222 three-pointers in three seasons at Stanford, while Adam made 311 from 1993-98 at Pacific, and Brock tallied 92 three-pointers from 1995-99 at USD.
The Pacific-10 Conference honored ten former coaches and student-athletes with their induction into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor during the 2002 Pac-10 Tournament (Mar. 7-9) ... Those individuals inducted included Hank Luisetti (Stanford), Sean Elliott (Arizona), Byron Scott (Arizona State), Pete Newell (California), John Dick (Oregon), Gary Payton (Oregon State), John Wooden (UCLA), Bill Sharman (USC), Bob Houbregs (Washington) and Craig Ehlo (Washington State) ... A three-time All-American and two-time College Player of the Year, Luisetti revolutionized the game with his one-handed shot during the 1930's ... Luisetti is a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and the Citizens Savings Foundation Basketball Hall of Fame ... Luisetti is the owner of the oldest school record in Stanford basketball history, as he tossed in a school-best 50 points in a 92-27 victory over Duquesne on Jan. 1, 1938.
The 2001-02 Stanford Varsity (Alphabetical)
#24 Julius Barnes, 6-1, 180, Junior, Guard, Rowland Heights, Ca
Proved to be a valuable player at both the point and off-guard positions ... Barnes had the ability to run the fast break, and broke down defenses with penetration ... Moved into the starting lineup seven games into the season ... Barnes scored a career-high 27 points (8-for-12 from the floor, 4-for-7 from three-point territory) along with five assists and three steals against California (1/4/02) in the Pac-10 season opener ... Barnes scored 23 points along with four rebounds and four assists at UCLA (1/24/02) ... Barnes helped spearhead the Cardinal to victory with 19 points (7-for-9 from the floor) along with four assists against Michigan State (12/29/01) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Against UCLA (2/23/02), Barnes scored 17 points along with five assists and four steals ... Barnes started his first collegiate game against Portland State (12/19/01) and responded with 16 points (4-for-8 from three-point territory), three assists, two rebounds and a steal ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Stanford Invitational ... Barnes scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists at Washington (2/14/02) ... Collected 16 points (4-for-5 from three-point territory) at Arizona State (3/2/02) ... Barnes tallied 15 points, five assists, two rebounds and a block against Washington (1/19/02) ... Barnes scored 13 points against Texas (12/1/01), and followed that up with eleven points (5-for-5 from the floor) against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Averaged 10.9 ppg, third-best on the Cardinal varsity ... Barnes led the Cardinal in free throw percentage (.814, 48-for-59).
#14 Tyler Besecker, 6-6, 205, Sophomore, Guard/Forward, Bellevue, Wa
Starting the season, Besecker was 100 percent healthy after missing all but five games last year with food poisoning ... However, Besecker missed seven games after suffering a sprained right ankle in practice (12/21/01) ... Returned to action with three points and two rebounds against Washington (1/19/02) ... Besecker was a hard-working athlete with great enthusiasm for the game ... Played his first game of the season with four minutes of action against Belmont (12/18/01) in the first round of the Stanford Invitational.
#2 Curtis Borchardt, 7-0, 240, Junior, Center, Redmond, Wa
An All-America candidate ... A candidate for the John Wooden Award ... An Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American ... Also named Honorable Mention All-American by Basketball America ... Named to the 2002 Pacific-10 All-Conference first team ... Named to the NABC District-14 first team ... Also named first team All Pac-10 Academic ... Known as a shot blocker, one of the best in school history although injuries forced him to miss 28 games during his freshman and sophomore seasons ... However, in 66 career games, Borchardt has collected 146 blocks which puts him second on the all-time blocks list at Stanford ... In 39 of those 66 games, Borchardt collected two or more blocks ... Borchardt collected 85 blocks in 29 games played this year, #1 in the Pac-10 (#17 nationally) and the school record holder for a single season at Stanford ... Borchardt became the first Stanford player to lead the league in blocked shots ... Had at least one block in 29 of 30 games played ... Recorded a school record six blocks in two games (Purdue & Michigan State) this year ... Originally set the blocks school record with six against Cal State Bakersfield during the 1999-00 season ... Collected double-doubles (points-rebounds) in 17 games ... Borchardt scored a career-high 29 points along with nine rebounds and two blocks at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Collected 28 points and nine rebounds at Arizona (2/28/02) ... Tallied 27 points (9-for-11 from the floor), ten rebounds and six blocks against Michigan State ... Borchardt scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Borchardt's 21 rebounds against the Wildcats was fifth-best in school history ... Scored 25 points (10-for-11 from the floor, seventh-best effort in school history) and grabbed 14 rebounds with a career-high five assists, three blocks and a steal in 29 minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Against Oregon (2/7/02), Borchardt scored 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, blocked five shots and dished out three assists ... Against Oregon State (2/9/02), tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds ... At Arizona State (3/2/02), Borchardt tallied 19 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks ... At Washington State (2/16/02), scored 19 points and grabbed eleven rebounds along with five blocks ... At Oregon State (1/10/02), Borchardt scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds ... Borchardt opened the season with his first collegiate double-double with 17 points and eleven rebounds at New Mexico (11/20/01) ... Borchardt then added 15 points and eleven rebounds against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Borchardt added another double-double with 13 points, 20 rebounds and a school record six blocks against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Only ten players in school history have grabbed 20 or more rebounds in a game ... That list now includes Borchardt's 20 boards against Purdue (11/24/01) and 21 against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Recorded another double-digit rebound game with eleven against Texas (12/1/01) ... The nation's third leading rebounder at 11.4 per game (#1 in the Pac-10) ... Since the 1952-53 season, only eight other Stanford players have averaged in double figures in rebounds for a season ... Curtis Borchardt, at 11.4 rebounds per game, became the ninth player in school history to do so ... The last player to average in double-digit single season rebounding was Adam Keefe at 12.2 per game during the 1991-92 campaign ... Rich Kelley (1972-75) accomplished the feat three times including a school record 13.2 boards per game during the 1972-73 season ... Borchardt shot .576 from the floor, tops on the Cardinal, third-best in the Pac-10 and 17th nationally ... Stanford's second leading scorer at 16.9 ppg (#7 in the Pac-10) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Stanford Invitational ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his 47 points, 26 rebounds and five blocks in wins at Arizona (2/28/02) and Arizona State (3/2/02).
#1 Josh Childress, 6-8, 190, Freshman, Forward/Guard, Lakewood, Ca
Named honorable mention All Pac-10 freshman ... Childress created his shot off the dribble and had deep range ... Childress' game is likened to former NBA all-star George Gervin ... Stanford's fourth leading scorer at 7.8 ppg ... Childress was only the second freshman to start his first collegiate game during head coach Mike Montgomery's 16-year tenure at Stanford ... The other freshman was Brevin Knight during the 1993-94 season ... Childress scored in double figures in ten games, including a season-high 21 points against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Childress hit 9-of-14 shots against the Boilermarkers ... Scored 19 points along with nine rebounds at Oregon State (1/10/02) ... Childress also rebounded ... Averaged 4.8 rebounds per game, second-best on the Cardinal and the most by a freshman since Jason Collins averaged 6.1 boards per game during the 1999-00 season ... Grabbed five or more rebounds in 15 games ... Recorded his first collegiate double-double with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at UCLA (1/24/02) ... Tallied nine boards against Southern Utah (11/20/01), California (1/6/02) and at Oregon State (1/10/02).
#22 Justin Davis, 6-8, 230, Sophomore, Forward, Berkeley, Ca
Stanford's power forward who started 18 of Stanford's 30 games ... Missed the games against USC (2/21/02) and UCLA (2/23/02) with bruised ribs ... An athletic frontline player who was active at both ends of the court ... Davis notched his first collegiate double-double with 19 points (8-for-10 from the floor) and ten rebounds against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown ... Davis then followed with 12 points (5-for-6 from the floor) along with four rebounds against Michigan State (12/29/01) at the Pete Newell Challenge ... Davis started the season hitting 7-of-10 shots in wins over New Mexico (11/17/01) and Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Collected ten points and eight rebounds in the season opener at New Mexico (11/17/01) ... Shot .589 from the floor ... Averaged 4.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
#25 Tony Giovacchini, 6-2, 180, Senior, Guard, Salt Lake City, Ut
Stanford's starting point-guard ... A co-captain along with Casey Jacobsen ... In 23 of 30 games, had two turnovers or less ... Played a pivotal role in Stanford's 90-87 overtime victory over Oregon (2/7/02) ... Giovacchini hit a three-pointer with four seconds to play to tie the game at 78-78 and send the contest into overtime ... In overtime, hit four free throws in the final 17 seconds to help seal the 90-87 victory over the Ducks ... Scored a season-high 13 points (4-for-5 from the floor, 3-for-3 from three-point territory) in the season-opener at New Mexico (11/17/01) ... Giovacchini scored eleven points (3-for-4 from three-point territory) at USC (1/25/02) ... Tallied ten points (3-for-4 from three-point territory) and grabbed a season-high six rebounds against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational ... Scored ten points (2-fof-3 from three-point territory) agianst USC (3/7/02) at the Pac-10 Tournament ... Dished out a career-high eight assists against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Tallied seven assists with no turnovers against Belmont (12/18/01) at the Stanford Invitational ... Giovacchini piled up 209 career assists to rank 19th on the Stanford career charts.
#11 Chris Hernandez, 6-2, 185, Freshman, Guard, Fresno, Ca
Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 freshman ... One of Stanford's two reserve point-guards ... The Stanford coaches liked his toughness and determination ... Hernandez is a natural born leader ... Hernandez appeared in 29 games with a season-high 23 minutes against Washington State (1/17/02) and Washington (2/14/02), 22 against Washington (1/19/02), 21 against Oregon (1/12/02) and USC (2/21/02) and 20 minutes against Oregon State (1/10/02) and Western Kentucky (3/14/02) ... Played double-digits in minutes in 19 games ... Hernandez collected a season-high 14 points (4-for-5 from three-point territory), four assists and two steals ... Scored eleven points (8-for-8 from the free throw line) against Western Kentucky (3/14/02) at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Tallied ten points, four rebounds and three assists against Belmont (12/18/01).
#23 Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, 215, Junior, Guard, Glendora, Ca
An All-America candidate ... A candidate for the John Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year Awards ... Earned his third all-conference award, joining just 33 other players in Pac-10 history to accomplish that feat ... Named second team All-American by Associated Press and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) ... Jacobsen was named third team All-America by Basketball News, and fourth team All-American by Basketball America ... Named to the NABC District-14 first team ... Also named to the USBWA District-9 first team ... A co-captain along with Tony Giovacchini ... Stanford's leading scorer at 21.9 ppg (#1 in the Pac-10, #14 nationally) ... Jacobsen became Stanford's first conference scoring champion since the 1983-84 season when Keith Jones averaged 20.0 ppg ... Since the 1927-28 season, only three other Stanford players (Hank Luisetti in 1936, 1937, 1938, Ed Tucker in 1952, Russ Lawler (1954) have won the conference scoring title ... Jacobsen made Stanford history with his 49-point performance (14-for-22 from the floor, 6-for-10 from three-point territory, 15-for-17 from the free throw line) against Arizona State (1/31/02) ... Jacobsen's 49 points were second most in school history, only one point behind Hank Luisetti's 50 points on Jan. 1, 1938 against Duquesne in Cleveland ... Luisetti's record remains the oldest in Stanford men's basketball history ... Jacobsen's 49 points were sixth-best in league history, the most in Maples Pavilion history, and the most by a collegiate player in the nation this year ... Jacobsen became only the sixth player in school history to score 40 or more points in a game, and the most ever scored against Arizona State ... For his 73 points in games against Arizona State (49 points, 1/31/02) and Arizona (24 points, 2/2/02), Jacobsen was named Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Jacobsen scored 41 points (14-for-25 from the floor, 3-for-6 from three-point territory, 10-for-14 from the free throw line) in Stanford's 90-87 overtime victory over Oregon (2/7/02) ... Only two players in school history have ever scored 40 or more points in game (Hank Luisetti and Casey Jacobsen) ... Jacobsen's career-best is 53 points scored during his junior season at Glendora High School against Murrieta Valley ... Jacobsen expanded his game with his rebounding average (4.5 per game, grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Purdue) and was also the team's leading assist person with 106 (dished out a career-high eight assists in the season opener at New Mexico) ... Ninth in the Pac-10 in assists at 3.53 per game ... Jacobsen became the first non-point guard at Stanford to lead the team in assists average since the 1974-75 season when forward Melvin Arterberry averaged 3.9 per game ... Seventh in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio (1.45) ... Jacobsen scored 32 points (4-for-4 from three-point territory) at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Tallied 31 points at Washington (2/14/02) ... Scored 28 points along with four assists and two steals against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown ... Jacobsen recorded his first collegiate double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds against Purdue (11/24/01) ... Jacobsen scored a game-high 25 points against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Tallied 24 points and nine rebounds against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational to earn tournament MVP honors ... Scored 24 points against Kansas (3/16/02) at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Scored 23 points along with four assists in 32 minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Jacobsen was sixth in the Pac-10 in three-point field goals made (2.13) ... Scored in double figures in all but three games ... Was a marked target by opposing defenses.
Most Points - All Games (Pac-10)1. 61 points - Lew Alcindor, UCLA vs Washington State, February 25, 19671. 61 points - Eddie House, Arizona State vs California, January 8, 20003. 58 points - Gary Payton, Oregon State vs USC, February 22, 19904. 56 points - Lew Alcindor, UCLA vs USC, December 3, 19665. 50 points - Hank Luisetti, Stanford vs Duquesne, January 1, 19386. 49 points - Casey Jacobsen, Stanford vs Arizona State, January 31, 20026. 49 points - Bob Houbregs, Washington vs Idaho, January 10, 1953
Most Points - All Games (Stanford)1. 50 points - Hank Luisetti, Stanford vs Duquesne, January 1, 19382. 49 points - Casey Jacobsen, Stanford vs Arizona State, January 31, 20023. 46 points - Hank Luisetti vs Oregon, 1937-384. 42 points - Tom Dose vs Washington State, 1963-645. 41 points - Casey Jacobsen vs Oregon, 2001-025. 41 points - Kimberly Belton vs USC, 1979-805. 41 points - Claude Terry vs Oregon State, 1970-71
#5 Teyo Johnson, 6-7, 240, Sophomore, Forward, Lynnwood, Wa
A two-sport athlete (football, basketball) at Stanford ... Johnson, the 2001 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year in football, played an integral part in the success of the nationally-ranked Stanford football team in 2001 ... Johnson was Stanford's second leading receiver during the 2001 regular season with 38 catches for 565 yards and seven touchdowns ... Johnson joined the basketball team on a full-time basis after playing his final game of the 2001 season at the Seattle Bowl (12/27/01) against Georgia Tech ... Johnson caught six passes for 45 yards, including one touchdown catch of four yards from quarterback Chris Lewis in the Seattle Bowl against the Yellow Jackets ... Johnson suited up and played seven minutes (four points, 2-for-3 from the floor) against Long Beach State (Dec. 15) ... Johnson practiced with the football team on Dec. 18, then suited up for Stanford's basketball game against Belmont (12/18/01) that night with seven minutes of action ... The following day, practiced with the football team, then suited up and played five minutes against Portland State (12/19/01) and grabbed three rebounds ... The last time a Stanford athlete played both football and basketball at Stanford was John Paye, who quarterbacked the Cardinal from 1983-86 (#3 all-time in school history in passing with 7,669 yards) and played point-guard on the basketball team (1983-86, 88 games, 33 as a starter) ... Johnson was one of five Pac-10 players who made the transition from football to basketball ... The other Pac-10 players who exchanged a helmet for a basketball were Mike Bush (wide receiver at Washington State), Charles Frederick (wide receiver at Washington), Gregg Guenther Jr (tight end at USC) and Peter Hansen (tight end at Arizona) ... Johnson scored a career-high 15 points against Oregon State (2/9/02) ... Johnson tallied 12 points and a career-high seven rebounds against Arizona (2/2/02) ... Johnson tallied eleven points (3-for-3 from the floor, 4-for-5 from the free throw line) and grabbed five rebounds against Washington (1/19/02) ... Johnson tallied eleven points, four rebounds and two steals vs UCLA (2/23/02) ... Johnson scored eleven points (5-for-6 from the floor) and added three rebounds at Washington State (2/16/02) ... Johnson scored nine points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Washington (2/14/02) ... Also chalked up nine points along with six rebounds and two blocks against USC (2/21/02) ... Scored nine points along with three rebounds, two assists and a block against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Johnson grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Oregon (1/12/02) ... Started his first collegiate game against Arizona State (1/31/02) ... Johnson started eleven of the last 13 games ... Averaged 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.
#00 Joe Kirchofer, 6-9, 245, Sophomore, Forward, Elk Grove, Ca
Returned to the Cardinal varsity after redshirting the 2000-01 season ... Kirchofer gave the Cardinal rebounding strength and good defense ... Played in 27 games, and hit 23-of-38 shots for 61 percent ... Kirchofer made his first collegiate start against Oregon State (2/9/02) ... Kirchofer played a career-high 24 points at USC (1/26/02) and responded with a career-high in points (10) and rebounds (9) ... Played a key role in Stanford's 90-87 overtime victory over Oregon (2/7/02) ... Scored nine points (4-for-6 from the floor) and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in 22 minutes of play against the Ducks ... Scored five points in four minutes of play against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Kirchofer grabbed five rebounds in nine minutes of play against Texas (12/1/01).
#42 Rob Little, 6-10, 265, Freshman, Center, Hampton, Va
Made a nice transition from high school to major college basketball ... Little played double-digits in minutes in 15 games ... The Cardinal coaches were impressed with his hard work and aggressive play ... Active at both ends of the court ... Little started his first collegiate game at USC (1/25/02) and with responded with five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes of play ... Little played a season-high 23 minutes against Texas (12/1/01) ... Scored eleven points (3-for-5 from the floor, 5-for-6 from the free throw line) and grabbed five rebounds against the Longhorns ... Little scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds against Belmont (12/18/01) ... Tallied seven points along with three rebounds against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Little is hit .531 from the floor.
#3 Kyle Logan, 6-5, 202, Senior, Guard/Forward, Hagerstown, Md
A stress fracture in his left shin sidelined the senior for almost the entire season ... Logan appeared in four games ... Logan scored a career-high six points (3-for-3 from the floor) in four minutes of play against Long Beach State (12/15/01) ... Gave the Cardinal good defense when he was healthy.
#33 Matt Lottich, 6-4, 190, Sophomore, Guard, Winnetka, Il
A good-shooting three-point specialist who was also an active defender ... Lottich played in 23 games, including a career-high 12 points (5-for-7 from the floor, 2-for-4 from three-point territory) against California (1/4/02) ... Scored six-points, and grabbed three-rebounds against Belmont (12/18/01) at the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich also enjoyed a six-point effort against Brigham Young (12/22/01) at the Las Vegas Showdown, and another six points in 12 minutes of play against Washington State (1/17/02) ... Lottich scored five points (2-for-3 from the floor) along with two assists in five minutes of play against Oregon State (2/9/02) ... Tallied a five-point effort in eight minutes of play against Portland State (12/19/01) in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational ... Lottich added five points, three rebounds and two assists against Washington (1/19/02) ... Lottich gathered in five points in seven minutes of play at Arizona (3/2/02).
#21 Nick Robinson, 6-6, 200, Freshman, Forward, Liberty, Mo
One of Stanford's top reserves ... Made smart decisions, ran the court and was an active defender ... Robinson played 18 minutes off the bench with eight points (8-for-8 from the free throw line) and five rebounds against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in six minutes of play against Washington (1/19/02) ... Played double-digits in minutes in four games.
Stanford has signed three high school seniors to national letters of intent ... All three players will enroll at Stanford in the Fall of 2002.
Dan Grunfeld, 6-6, 200, F, Glendale, Wi
Averaged 17.2 points and six rebounds per game during his junior season at Nicolet High School ... A pre-season honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's.
Jason Haas, 6-2, 175, G, Blairstown, NJ
Last year at Penns Valley High School in Centre Hall, Pa, averaged 24 points and five assists in leading his team to a 24-2 record and the state tournament ... Attending Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ this year.
Matt Haryasz, 6-10, 205, F, Page, Az
Averaged 15 points, seven rebounds and six blocks per game last year in leading Page High School to a 22-8 and the state tournament.