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Prospect Profile:
Amit Tamir (a-MEET Ta-meer)

Full Name: Amit Yosef Tamir
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-10 / 260
Birthdate: December 2, 1979 (Jerusalem)
High School: Ort HS (Jerusalem)
College: California
(Israel)
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California
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 24 9 92 230 .400 29 35 .829 25 77 .325 85 55 15 5 238 9.90
2002-03 31 31 153 373 .410 96 120 .800 61 155 .394 200 93 27 13 463 14.9
2003-04 28 28 133 304 .438 38 46 .826 50 141 .355 147 44 23 13 354 12.6
Totals 83 68 378 907 .417 163 201 .811 136 373 .365 432 181 65 31 1055 12.7

Career Highlights: Granted only three years of eligibility after playing in an organized competition in Israel after turning 21. A 2003-04 Playboy All-America member. Member of Pac-10 All-Freshman team in 2002 and the All-Pac-10 team in 2003. The only player in the conference to earn both First Team Pac-10 All-Academic and All-Pac-10 status in 2003. Voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in 2004.

Senior (2003-04): Only player to start every game for Cal during the season. Led team in three-pointers made (50) and three-point percentage (.355). Ranked second on the team in both scoring and rebounding. Paced the Bears in scoring 10 times, including a high of 24 points vs. Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament.

Junior (2002-03): Led the Bears in rebounding, while also ranking second in assists and third in scoring. Had five double-doubles on the year. His 61 three-pointers were the third most in school history. Drained a career-best seven three-pointers at Oregon State, tying Gary Payton’s Gill Coliseum mark, and set a school record for most three-pointers made without a miss when he went 5-for-5 from behind the arc vs. Arizona State. Had a career-high seven assists vs. both Cleveland State and USC.

Freshman (2001-02): Scored a career-best 39 points – the fifth-highest total ever at Cal – in a double-overtime win over Oregon to earn both Pac-10 and ESPN.com National Player of the Week honors. Sat out the first eight games of the season for playing with professionals in his native Israel before enrolling at Cal. Co-winner of Cal’s Best Academic Performance Award.

Strengths: Excellent outside shooter and passer, especially for a big man. A clutch shooter, he brings a high degree of maturity to the court.

Personal: Spent three years in the Israeli Army before enrolling at Cal. Played for the Israeli Under-22 team at the 1998 European Championships.

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