Jahii Carson nation's top freshman scorer at 18.4 points per game.
Jahii Carson averaging 23 points in past five games.
Carrick Felix averaged 19.5 points and 14.5 rebounds against the Bruins in two games this year.
Jordan Bachynski ties his career high with 22 points
Carrick Felix has posted 12 double-doubles which leads league; Jahii Carson averaging 21.2 points away from Tempe.
Baylor vs Arizona St
Arizona State at Arizona
Arizona State visits No. 18 Arizona
ASU vs. UCLA - AP Photos (2/27/13)
Arizona State vs. WSU - AP Photos (2/20/13)
--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)
--Bearspaw trio bouncing up the basketball ranks (Cochrane Eagle/August 17, 2010)
--ASU basketball's Bachynski looks to make presence felt for Sun Devils (azcentral.com/June 27, 2010)
--More with ASU freshman Jordan B. (azcentral.com/June 27, 2010)
--Bachynski Ready To Embark On ASU Career (DevilsDigest.com/May 19, 2010)
SUN DEVIL DATA
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 Pac-10 big man down the road and then his final 13 games from 2011-12 gives a ton of hope and promise for 2012 and beyond. Southpaw turns 23 in September of 2012. Was planning to play senior season at Findlay Prep near Las Vegas but an ankle injury altered the plans. Research has found no Sun Devil taller in ASU basketball history. Fluent in Spanish and a huge soccer fan and a reader of Gandhi. Wife Malia played volleyball at ASU. Mother Yolanda also was a solid hooper. Brother Dallin played for Southern Utah in 2009-10, went on LDS mission in Croatia and will suit up for Utah. Sister Jessica also is a very good player and played at the 2010 Canada Basketball National Championships in Toronto. Just 11 days younger than 2009 ASU All-American and current NBA rising star James Harden.
In 2011-12 as a sophomore Jordan scored a career-high 20 in Feb. 2 game at Stanford and had 19 vs. USC on Feb. 26, and if you take a look at the final 13 games his improvement was solid as all of his stats compared to the first 18 games are off-the-chart good. One area of improvement is free throw shooting. He entered the Stanford Feb. 2 game 20-of-50 (.400) for the season and 40-of-90 (.444) in his career, but was 10-of-12 (.833) in that game. He had seven double-figure scoring games in those 13 games. Another good note on his free throw improvement is that in his final 10 games, he was 33-of-47 (.702) at the charity stripe, in the first 21 games he was 20-of-50 (.400).
FINAL 13 GAMES/FIRST 18 GAMES FOR JORDAN
POINTS PER GAME: 10.1/2.8
FIELD GOAL PCT: 45-70 (.643)/18-39 (.462)
FREE THROW SHOOTING: 41-63 (.651)/12-34 (.353)
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 5.9/2.5
MOST BLOCKS BY SUN DEVIL FRESHMAN (1978-79 TO PRESENT)
1. 55 - Mario Bennett, 1991-92
2. 33 - Jamal Faulkner, 1990-91
3. 31 - Ike Diogu, 2002-03
4. 24 - Shawn Redhage, 1999-2000
5. 23 - Jeff Pendergraph, 2005-06
6. 21 - Tommy Smith, 1999-2000
7. 20 - Jordan Bachynski, 2010-11
REMEMBER THIS ABOUT HIS SHOT-BLOCKING ABILITY
In the 18 Pac-12 games in 2011-12, Jordan averaged 1.67 blocks per game, third in the loop. Only Colorado's Andre Roberson (2.33) and Oregon State's Eric Morland (2.06) blocked more. Bachynski blocked 30 shots in the 18 league games. He posted 26 blocks in the in the final 13 games of the season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Played in 24 games as he worked on getting his endurance stronger after playing very limited amount of basketball the previous three seasons due to LDS Mission and also an inury in his senior season...averaged 10 minutes per game and shot nearly 50 percent (24-of-49/.490) from the field...notched 20 blocks (second on the team), a block every 12 minutes...was 13-of-24 (.542) from the field in the 11 games against NCAA Tournament teams...posted season high seven points against three NCAA Tournament teams (vs. UCLA on Jan. 29, at Washington on Jan. 22 and vs. St. John's in Alaska on Nov. 27)...posted season-high six boards vs. Oregon (March 3) and at Washington State (Jan. 20)...had four blocks at Arizona on Jan. 15...played season-high 20 minutes at Washington State on Jan. 20.
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 18.5 points, 13.1 boards and 8.7 blocks in senior year for a 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.
CAREER HIGHS FOR JORDAN THROUGH 2011-12 SEASON
POINTS:20 at Stanford (2/2/12);19 vs. USC (2/25/12)
FIELD GOALS MADE:6 vs. USC (2/25/12)
FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED:11 vs. USC (2/25/12)
FREE THROWS MADE:10 at Stanford (2/2/12)
FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED:12at Stanford (2/2/12)
REBOUNDS:13 vs. Washington (1/26/12);12 vs. Utah (2/9/12)
ASSISTS: 2 vs. Oregon State (3/5/11)
BLOCKS:6 vs. Arizona (3/4/12)
MINUTES:30 (twice) vs. Arizona (3/4/12)