49er point guard adds award to long list of recognition after leading LBSU to NCAA Tournament
Three 49ers part of tournament which features the nation's top 64 seniors
Tournament runs April 11-14
Ware's West team drops 103-99 decision
3-point shootout is live on ESPN at 6 p.m. (PT) Thursday, all-star game tape delayed on TruTV on Saturday at 10 a.m.
2011-12 SEASON Named to John Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 ... Enters senior season third all-time at Long Beach State in assists, fourth in free throws made, fifth in steals and 10th in scoring ... Needs 41 steals and 76 assists to become the all-time leader in LBSU history in each category ... Ranked as the fourth-best mid-major point guard in the country by Bleacher Report.
2010-11 SEASON Named Associated Press honorable mention All-American ... Became first player in Big West Conference history to earn both the conference player of the year award as well as the conference defensive player of the year award ... Claimed first-team All-Big West honors, while also being named to the U.S. Basketball Writers All-District IX Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 9 Team, the Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America Team, and the Lefty Dreisell Defensive All-America Team ... One of 20 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award ... Joined the LBSU 1,000-point club ... Finished the season averaging 17.2 points (second in the Big West), 2.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game ... Ranked third all-time in single-season free throws made (166) at LBSU, while also finishing sixth in free throws attempted (197), seventh in 3-point field goals made (75), ninth in assists (150), 11th in steals (150), and 12th in free throw percent (81.0 percent) ... In addition to finishing second in the Big West in scoring, ranked second in assists, fourth in steals, fifth in 3-point field goals made (2.2/game), sixth in free throw percentage, seventh in 3-point field goal percentage (38.1 percent) and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5) ... Named to the Big West Conference All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game ... Earned Big West Conference Player of the Week honors after leading LBSU to a pair of road wins at UC Davis and Cal State Northridge after averaging 22.5 points and five assists per game, while making 74 percent (12-of-16) of his shots as well as 63.6 percent (7-of-11) of his 3-pointers ... Scored at least 20 points in 12 games, including a career-high 27 points at Cal State Fullerton, 26 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 25 vs. Cal Poly and at Washington State in the NIT, 23 vs. Cal State Northridge, at UC Davis and vs. UC Irvine in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament ... Scored 22 points against BYU-Hawaii, at North Carolina and at Cal State Northridge, while scoring 21 vs. UC Irvine and vs. Cal State Fullerton ... Scored in double-figures in 30 of Long Beach State's 34 games ... Put up his second career double-double at North Carolina with 22 points and 10 assists ... Handed out at least five assists 18 times, including a career-high 10 once, nine once, eight twice, seven three times, six on six occasions, and five four times ... Had a season high six steals vs. San Francisco State, while grabbing five steals at UC Davis ...
2009-10 SEASON Named second-team All-Big West Conference after averaging 11.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game ... Named the Big West Player of the Year by CollegeInsider.com ... A member of the Big West Conference All-Tournament Team after averaging a team-best 16.3 points, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals while also grabbing 5.0 rebounds in Long Beach State's three games in the Big West Tournament ... Finished the season making a team-best 78.4 percent of free throws, while also converting on 37.2 percent of field goals and 30.9 percent of 3-pointers ... Finished 26th in the country in steals per game (2.1), while ranking 55th in assists per game (4.8) ... Led the Big West in both steals and assists, while ranking sixth in free throw percentage ... Earned Big West Conference Player of the Week honors on Dec. 21 after leading LBSU to a 75-62 win with 19 points and seven assists over eventual WAC champion Utah State ... Finished with 159 assists and 69 steals, the fifth and third most in school history respectively ... Scored 20-or-more points four times, while scoring in double-figures 20 times ... Was the team's leading scorer five times, while leading the team in assists 24 times ... Scored a season-high 22 points in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament against Pacific, while also handing out six assists and grabbing five steals ... Scored 20 points three times, including his first career double-double against Clemson when he finished with 20 points and a career-best 10 assists ... Also had 20 points in an overtime loss to Cal State Fullerton and in a win at Idaho ... Finished with 19 points, four rebounds and five steals in the Big West Tournament championship game against UC Santa Barbara ... Scored 17 points twice, the first time in the conference opener at UC Riverside and then again in a home win over UC Irvine ... Opened the season with 16 points in a win over Alaska Anchorage, while scoring 16 points at Texas and at Loyola Marymount ... Had 15 points at Cal State Fullerton and 14 points at UC Davis ... Put together a season-high six-game double-digit scoring streak starting against Clemson and continued it with 11 points (seven assists) vs. UCLA, 16 at Texas, 10 against Cal State Monterey Bay (7 assists), 19 vs. Utah State and 16 at LMU ... Also scored in double figures vs. UC Santa Barbara (13), vs. Cal State Northridge (10), at Cal Poly (10), at UCSB (12), and vs. UC Riverside (11) ... Had six-or-more assists 14 times, while grabbing four-or-more steals five different times.
2008-09 SEASON Named to the Big West Conference All-Freshman Team ... Set a Long Beach State freshman assist record while ranking 17th on the school's single-season assist list with 122 ... Finished the season averaging 9.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game, while making 41.2 percent of field goal attempts and 70.5 percent of free throws ... In league games, averaged 9.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists ... Finished the season ranked third in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.47) in the Big West ... In league games, ranked second in assists and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.52) ... Scored in double figures 13 times including a season-high 21 points in a win over UC Santa Barbara ... Had four 15-point games including three in a row at Idaho State, against New Mexico State and Pepperdine ... Followed that streak with a 14-point game at San Francisco ... In addition to scoring 15 points against Pepperdine, also had eight assists and five steals ... Scored 15 points, handed out six assists and had a season-high six steals against Green Bay ... Nearly had a double-double in a win over Pacific with 11 points, a season-high nine assists and six boards ... Dished out five or more assists 11 times, with seven or more four times ... Grabbed five or more rebounds five times including a season-high six against New Mexico State and Pacific twice ... Had four or more steals three times.
HIGH SCHOOL Selected as the MVP of the 10th Annual Collision All-Star Jam, leading team to a 108-104 victory over the LA City All-Stars ... Named "Best In The West" Third Team as a senior by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... A two-time first-team selection to the Press-Telegram's "Dream Team" ... Led Gahr to a 20-10 record during senior season ... Gladiators lost to Compton in the second round of the CIF Playoffs ... As a junior, was a first-team All-CIF I-AA selection ... Helped lead the Gladiators to a 24-5 mark and a 9-1 record in the San Gabriel Valley League ... Gahr lost to St. John Bosco in the CIF-SS playoffs after advancing to the CIF quarterfinals during sophomore season ... Was a second-team All-CIF III-AA selection as a sophomore and first-team All-CIF I-AA as a junior ... A three-time first-team All-San Gabriel Valley League selection, including being named the league's Co-Player of the Year in 2007.
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Points: 27 at Cal State Fullerton
Rebounds: 7 on two occasions (MR: 3/11/10)
Assists: 10 on two occasions (MR: 12/11/10)
Steals: 6 on two occasions (MR: 11/15/10)
Blocks: 2 at UC Irvine, 1/21/10
3-FG Made: 6 vs. UC Irvine, 3/10/11
FG Made: 9 vs. Cal State Fullerton, 2/4/10
FT Made: 12 on two occasions (MR: 3/2/11)