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#13 Jordan Bachynski
Position: Center
Height: 7'2"
Weight: 248
Year: Senior
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
High School: Centennial H.S.
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√ Pac-12 Conference Career Blocks Record Holder (314)
√ Pac-12 Conference Top Two Season Overall Blocks (133 in 2013-14; 120 in 2012-13)
√ 2013-14 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
√ 2013-14 Second-Team All-Pac-12 Selection

•Finished his career as the Pac-12 career leader in blocks with 314 in 122 games and led the nation in blocks (133) and blocks per game (4.03) in senior season of 2013-14 as he helped lead the Sun Devils to a 21-12 overall mark, a 16-1 mark at home and a NCAA Tournament appearance. Sun Devils went 32-5 at home in his final two seasons.

•He earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-14. Averaged 8.2 rebounds and clinched three games with blocks in final seconds. His “walk-off” blocks included a 79-77 win over No. 25 Marquette (Nov. 25, 2013) and a 74-72 win over Oregon (Jan. 6), while his block in final seconds of 69-66 win over No. 2 Arizona on Feb. 14 led to game clinching dunk. The win marked the highest ranked team ever beaten by the Sun Devils at home.

•One of the most improved players in the nation from beginning of career to end, as he averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in freshman year and then averaged 11.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in senior year.
 
•Finished fifth in Pac-12 in rebounds at 8.2 per game and fourth in field goal percentage at .545 (133-of-244).
 
•Posted 17 career double-doubles, including 12 in senior season, and had seven career 20-point games, including career-best 26 vs. Oregon on Feb. 8, 2014, and had 25 in final game, an 87-85 loss to Texas in the NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee. Also grabbed double digit rebounds in 18 games.
 
•Posted first triple-double in Sun Devil history on Dec. 8, 2012, vs. Cal State Northridge as he had 13 points, 13 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks.
 
•Entered the 2013-14 Pac-12 season 180-of-318 (.567) from the free throw line, but shot 71-of-94 (.755) in Pac-12 play.
 
•With his Pac-12 record 133 blocks blocked one of every 14.7 opponent shots and one of every 10.71 two-point attempts.
 
SUN DEVIL SINGLE-GAME BLOCKS
12-Jordan Bachynski vs. Cal State Northridge (12/8/12)
9-Jordan Bachynski vs. Oregon (2/8/14)
9-Jordan Bachynski vs. Colorado (1/6/13)
9-Jordan Bachynski vs. Central Arkansas (11/10/12)
 
•The fourth Sun Devil to lead the nation in official NCAA statistic, as he joined Jeff Pendergraph (.660 field goal percentage in 2008-09), Ahlon Lewis (9.19 assists per game in 1997-98) and Dick Daugherty (75-of-86 free throws for .872 mark in 1953-54) with his blocks.
 
•Wife Malia played volleyball at Arizona State.
 
•Finished his career with a.560 field goal percentage (354-of-632), seventh in school history, while his 122 games played is tied for sixth in the Sun Devil record book.

--Sendek impressed with Bachynski's turnaround (by Doug Haller, Arizona Republic/Feb. 10, 2012)

--Bachynski returns to the ways of the wolverine (by Jack Magruder, FoxSportsArizona.com/Feb. 1, 2012)
--ASU's Bachynski playing his best basketball (by Doug Haller, Arizona Republic/Jan. 27, 2012)
--Sun Devils find some promise in loss to Wildcats with Bachynski (FoxSportsArizona.com/Jan. 15, 2011)
--ASU's Bachynski overcomes long odds (Rivals.com/Nov. 5, 2010)
--VIDEO FEATURE: FOX Sports Arizona sits down the Jordan to talk about all the good and bad of being tall (October, 2010)

 
PRIOR TO ASU:
 Measures over 7-1 in socks and has a 7-4 wingspan after arriving from a LDS Mission in Miami in May of 2010. Saw action in 24 games in rookie season and showed flashes of being a solid big man down the road and then his final 13 games from 2011-12. Was planning to play senior season at Findlay Prep near Las Vegas but an ankle injury altered the plans. Fluent in Spanish and a huge soccer fan and a reader of Gandhi. Mother Yolanda also was a solid hooper. Brother Dallin played for Southern Utah in 2009-10, went on LDS mission in Croatia and plays for Utah. Sister Jessica also is a very good player and played at the 2010 Canada Basketball National Championships in Toronto. Averaged 18.5 points, 13.1 boards and 8.7 blocks in senior year for high school team that used a balanced rotation.

SOME STUFF ON JORDAN
Worst job I have ever had: waiter at Joey Tomatoes
The reason I wear my number: have to give my respect to two-time NBA MVP and the best Canadian hooper ever Steve Nash
What's I am listening to: Spoon, The Format, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, Calle 13, Café Tacvba, Mana and Taylor Swift
What I'm reading: SLAM and anything assigned by my teachers to read for homework or extra credit
Favorite flicks: X-Men Origins, Toy Story 3, A Knight's Tale, The Count of Monte Cristo, Matrix Trilogy and Strange Brew
Superstition: playoff beards are necessary
Worst habit: Nail biting
Love to trade places with: anyone has who has tickets to a World Cup Final
Favorite food: Baliadas...they are Honduran tortillas with cream, cheese, beef and beans
Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Randy Couture (UFC) and Tom Brady
Favorite city to visit: Miami
Favorite values in others: honesty and integrity
Dream date: Malia Bachynski
My greatest love: Basketball
The best part about ASU is the ability to tan year round
My heroes: Wolverine and my pops
I can't live without rice and beans or Gallo Pinto
My favorite player growing up was: Chris Bosh
For relaxation, I relax.
The biggest role model in my basketball is Steve Nash
Favorite NBA team: Phoenix Suns
Favorite NFL team: New England Patriots
Something no one knows about me is I have considered wearing a helmet around everywhere to avoid the gashes, blood and pain that comes from hitting my head on low-hanging objects such as door frames, light fixtures, low bridges and my personal favorite...fire sprinklers. Oh, and a word of caution, ceiling fans can kill you.


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