Getting To Know The Seniors

Feb. 24, 2009

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    STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford men's basketball program will honor its four-member senior class prior to Saturday's regular season finale against USC. Kenny Brown, Anthony Goods, Lawrence Hill and Mitch Johnson have all enjoyed successful careers on The Farm, reaching the postseason every year during their tenure.

    Recently, had a chance to catch up with the four seniors.

    (22) Kenny Brown
    Guard - 6-2 - 200
    Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)
    Added to the roster as a walk-on shortly before the start of the 2004-05 campaign, Brown deferred his admission to Baylor Dental School for a year in order to return to the men's basketball program this season. The Cardinal has benefited as a result, with Brown providing veteran leadership off the bench and his trademark three-point shooting. He has played in 21 games so far, making two starts, while averaging 4.3 points per game in 11.7 minutes. Brown has scored in double-figures twice this year, pouring in a season-best 12 points against Northern Arizona back on Dec. 17. He is 14-42 from beyond the arc.

  • Favorite class: Human Physiology
  • Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods
  • Favorite movies: Rush Hour, Bad Boys
  • Celebrity crush: Paula Patton
  • Significance of your jersey number: my dad's uniform number
  • Greatest achievement outside of sports: graduating from Stanford, getting accepted to Baylor Dental School
  • Best meal you can prepare: Beef and broccoli
  • You might be surprised to know: I can play the piano, my favorite place is Sea World.

    (4) Anthony Goods
    Guard - 6-3 - 200
    Corona, CA (Centennial HS)
    Goods has emerged as Stanford's top scoring threat this year, averaging a team-high 15.7 points per game while pulling down 3.3 rebounds per game. Goods is also the team leader in three-pointers with 52 (39.1 percent from long range) and his performance at the foul line this year (110-138, 79.7 percent) is almost equal to the production over his first three seasons combined (125-165, 75.7 percent). That type of accuracy and aggressiveness has helped Goods become one of the Cardinal's go-to performers, as he has scored in double-figures 22 times while serving as the squad's leading scorer on 10 occasions.

  • Favorite class: Science, Technology and Society
  • If someone was to play me in a movie, it would be: Denzel Washington
  • Favorite athlete: Usain Bolt
  • Favorite movie: Friday
  • Celebrity crush: Keyshia Cole
  • Best meal you can prepare: Eggs, bacon, grits
  • Your role model: my mama
  • You might be surprised to know: I listen to R&B before games, I watch basketball games on mute, I'm afraid of heights, water and most animals.

    (15) Lawrence Hill
    Forward - 6-8 - 220
    Glendale, AZ (Deer Valley HS)
    Hill has been a steady performer for the Cardinal throughout his career, with his final season being no exception. Joining Anthony Goods as active members of Stanford's 1,000-point club, Hill is averaging 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game- totals that rank second on the club. Hill is shooting 51.5 percent from the field, 63.4 percent from the foul line and 31.3 percent from three-point territory. For good measure, he has also dished out 60 assists, tallied 16 blocks and racked up 23 steals. Hill has reached double-figures in scoring 18 times this year and posted his third career double-double with a 22-point, 11-rebound outing at Yale in the season opener.

  • Favorite class: Mind, Body and Spirit
  • If someone was to play me in a movie, it would be: Mike Epps
  • Favorite athlete: Shaquille O'Neal
  • Superstitions: no shower on gameday
  • Significance of your jersey number: Vince Carter's uniform number
  • Pregame meal: Salmon or spaghetti with salad
  • Greatest achievement outside of sports: being admitted to Stanford
  • You might be surprised to know: I appreciate my quiet time alone, I own pet rats and my favorite food is Papa John's pizza.

    (1) Mitch Johnson
    Guard - 6-1 - 185
    Seattle, WA (O'Dea HS)
    Thanks to a breakthrough junior campaign that resulted in All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors, Johnson garnered national attention at the start of this year when he was selected as a candidate for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the country's top point guard. A consistent performer and proven leader, Johnson has enjoyed another solid season as the Cardinal's floor general. He is averaging 7.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game while starting 23 games. Johnson leads the club in steals (34), is shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three-point territory. Johnson matched his career-high scoring output with 16 points against Northwestern on Dec. 20 and has dished out a season-best eight assists four different times this year.

  • Favorite class: Sleep and Dreams
  • If someone was to play me in a movie, it would be: T.I.
  • Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan
  • Dream job besides basketball: starting my own foundation
  • Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers
  • Celebrity crush: Stacey Dash
  • Greatest achievement outside of sports: graduating from Stanford very soon
  • You might be surprised to know: I love music, I'm a mama's boy and I will be graduating early.
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