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Full Name: Lukas Robin Ridnour
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 (1.88 m)/ 175 (79.4 kg)
Birthdate: February 13, 1981 (Coeur dí Alene, Idaho)
High School: Blaine HS (Blaine, Wash.)
College: Oregon

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (14th overall) by the Seattle SuperSonics


Oregon
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2000-01282859174.3396177.792701062942087.4
2001-023535169381.468111128.86710317658454215.5
2002-033333203470.432162184.88011221863264919.7
Totals96964311005.429334389.85928550015010139914.5
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 29-for-99 (.293); 2001-02, 93-for-211 (.441); 2002-03, 81-for-212 (.382). Totals: 203-for-470 (.382).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a sophomore and junior. As a junior, named Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and also earned Pac-10 Tournament MVP, joining Sean Elliott (Arizona) as the only two players to earn both awards in same year. Became first Duck to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors. Ranks third all-time at Oregon in assists, second in steals, third in three-pointers, ninth in scoring and 10th in free throws made. Also ranks second in free throw percentage and eighth in three-point field goal percentage.

Junior (2002-03): Voted team MVP and teamís best defender. Set the single-season Oregon assist mark with 218, eclipsing Ron Leeís 184 (1975-76). His 63 steals tied the school mark co-held by Terrell Brandon and Freddie Jones. Set a school and Pac-10 record with 62 consecutive free throws. Led the Pac-10 in assists (6.6 apg, 10th in nation) and free throw percentage (.880, 21st in nation). Ranked second in scoring (19.7 ppg, 47th in nation) and steals (1.9 per game), third in three-pointers per game (2.5) and sixth in assists-to-turnover ratio (1.69-1). Matched his career high with 28 points on two occasions, vs. Oregon State and Washington State. Dished a career-high 11 assists twice, vs. Oregon State and Washington.

Sophomore (2001-02): Earned All-Pac-10 honors. Ranked 13th in the Pac-10 in scoring (15.5 ppg) and third in assists (5.0 apg). His 93 three-pointers were only one behind single-season leader Orlando Williams (94 in 1995). Named to the NCAA All-Midwest Region Team. Scored 20 points vs. Texasí T.J. Ford in NCAA Sweet 16 win over the Longhorns. Matched career high with 28 points in NCAA second round win over Wake Forest. Scored 23 points and added season-high 10 assists as Oregon won at Arizona for the first time since 1985.

Freshman (2000-01): Was the only Oregon player to start every game. Led team and ranked sixth in conference in assists (3.8 apg).

Strengths: Makes excellent shot-pass decisions. He is a creative playmaker in both fast break and half court situations. Has worked to become an outstanding free throw shooter.

Personal: Coached in high school by his father Rob. Was a four-letter winner in tennis in high school, finishing third at the state tournament. His sister Heather played basketball for Eastern Washington. Majored in sociology.