NBA DRAFT 2001
Gilbert Jay Arenas
Grant HS, Van Nuys, Calif.
January 6, 1982
Selected in second round (31st pick overall) by the Golden State Warriors.
Early entry candidate for 2001 NBA Draft.
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press after both sophomore and freshman seasons.
Named to All-Pac-10 First Team, The Sporting News' All-Pac-10 First Team, NABC All-District 15 First Team.
As a freshman, selected to Pac-10 All-Freshman First Team and to Basketball Times' Freshman All-America Second Team.
Helped Arizona reach NCAA Tournament twice, losing to Duke in 2001 NCAA Championship Game.
As a sophomore, was Arizona's top scorer (16.2 ppg).
Averaged 18.0 points in conference play.
Also led team in steals (65, 1.8 spg) and three-point field goal percentage (41.6%).
Averaged 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Became only sixth sophomore in school history to reach 1,000 career points (is 25th all-time among Wildcats).
Shot 10-for-18 and poured in game-high 22 points in win over then-No. 1 Stanford.
Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after averaging 20.0 points and hitting 58.3% of his shots in victories over USC and UCLA.
Also earned Player of the Week award one other time, making him one of only two players in the league to be honored twice (Sean Lampley of California was the other).
Scored 22 points and established Arizona record by shooting 6-of-6 from three-point range vs. Washington State.
Sparked winning rally over LSU by sinking six of seven shots in the second half and dropping in 10 straight points.
During NCAA Tournament, led team with 16.0 ppg and was named Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player.
Became only second freshman in school history to record at least 500 points in a season (former NBA player Coniel Norman was the other).
Finished third on team in scoring (15.4 ppg) and 10th in the league.
Ranked third in the league in steals (2.1 spg).
Total of 71 swipes was second-highest mark ever by an Arizona rookie (Mike Bibby recorded 76).
Started 31 of 34 games and scored in double figures 31 times, including the final 19 games.
Scored 20 points or more in eight outings.
In Pac-10 games, upped scoring average to 16.9 ppg, and in NCAA Tournament, hit for team-high 18.5 ppg in two games.
Honored as Preseason NIT MVP after scoring 20 points, notching five steals and pulling down four rebounds in title game win over Kentucky.
|Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 38-for-130 (.292); 2000-01, 69-for-166 (.416). Totals: 107-for-296 (.361).