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Pac-12 Hoops Media Day Notes, Quotes, Links, etc.
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 10/17/2013
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It is Pac-12 Media Day today! Check out what Jahii and Coach had to say at the podium today

Here are some numbers and links and preseason chatter to remember regarding @SunDevilHoops...

8: ASU opens its season Nov. 8 against Maryland-Baltimore Country on Nov. 8. That is the earliest start date in school history.

18.5/5.1: Jahii Carson averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists last season, the first freshman to do that since Chris McGuthrie of Mount St. Mary's notched the feat in 1992-93 (19.8/.5.1).

71.8: Scoring in D-I men's basketball was at its lowest point since 1951-52 last year as teams averaged 67.5 ppg. Meanwhile in Tempe, ASU went from averaging 61.0 ppg. in 2011-12 to 71.8 ppg. in 2012-13.

6: In the final six games he had heads turning with these numbers: 22.5 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 5.0 apg., .551 from the field, .500 from the three-point stripe and .800 from the free throw line.

3: Jahii is one of only three All-Pac-12 first-team players returning this season, joining Dwight Powell of Stanford and Spencer Dinwiddie of Colorado).

120 AND 98: JORDAN BACHYNSKI set the Pac-12 and Sun Devil season record with 120 last year and enters this year needing just 98 blocks to break the Pac-12 career mark set by Anthony Cook of Arizona from 1985-89.

PAC-12 CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS
1. 278 – Anthony Cook (Arizona), ’85-89
2. 253 – Taj Gibson (USC), ’06-09
3. 258 – Channing Frey (Arizona), ’01-05
4. 207 – Michael Stewart (California), ’93-97
5. 196 – Sam Clancy (USC), ’98-02
6. 191 – Mario Bennett (Arizona State), ’91-95
7. 188 – Jelani McCoy (UCLA), ’95-98
8. 186 – Chris Welp (Washington), ’83-87
8. 196 – Loren Woods (Arizona), ’99-00
10. 185 – Dan Gadzuric (UCLA), ’98-02
181 – Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State), ’10-present

84: No Pac-12 player made more three-pointers than JON GILLING last year, as he pumped in 84, fourth-most by a Sun Devil in school history. The junior averaged 9.7 points per game last year in his sophomore season.

15.3: Arizona State welcomes a proven scorer in 2013-14, as JERMAINE MARSHALL joined the program this August as a graduate transfer after playing three solid years at Penn State. Last year at Penn State Marshall averaged 15.3 points per game, sixth in the Big Ten, and shot .759 from the free throw line (107-of-141) to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Marshall enters the 2013-14 season with 880 career points, 108 three pointers and has knocked down 186-of-250 (.744). He posted nine 20-point games while at Penn State, and his top three scoring scoring games were against ranked teams.

BIG TEN TOP SCORERS IN 2012-13
DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State, 19.8
Trey Burke, Michigan, 18.6
Brandon Paul, Illinois, 16.6
Cody Zeller, Indiana, 16.5
DJ Newbill, Penn State, 16.3
Jermaine Marshall, Penn State, 15.3

JERMAINE MARSHALL'S NINE 20-POINT GAMES
29 vs. #18 Michigan State (1/16/13)
27 vs. #13 Michigan (3/4/12)
25 vs. #4 Michigan (2/27/13)
25 vs. Boston College (11/28/12)
23 vs. #22 Wisconsin (3/10/13)
22 at Boston College (11/30/11)
20 at Illinois (2/21/13)
20 vs. #12 Indiana (1/8/12)
20 vs. Lafayette (12/7/11)

T-4TH: How big of an addition is Jermaine Marshall to Arizona State from a statistical point of view? Well, he would be tied for the fourth-leading returning scorer in the Pac-12. Take a peek at the top "returning" scorers in the Pac-12 this coming season:

TOP "RETURNING" SCORERS IN PAC-12 THIS YEAR
Jahii Carson, Arizona State, 18.5
Roberto Nelson, Oregon State, 17.8
C.J. Wilcox, Washington, 16.8
Jermaine Marshall, Arizona State, 15.3
Jordan Adams, UCLA, 15.3
Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado, 15.3

EARLIEST SEASON OPENERS IN SUN DEVIL HISTORY
Nov. 8, 2013--Maryland-Baltimore County @ASU
Nov. 10, 2012--ASU 79, Central Arkansas 64
Nov. 10, 2000--Tulsa 69, ASU 67 (Raleigh, N.C.)

COACH SENDEK’S EARLIEST SEASON OPENERS
Nov. 8, 2013--Maryland-Baltimore County @ASU
Nov. 10, 2012--ASU 79, Central Arkansas 64
Nov. 11, 2011--ASU 78, Montana State 72
Nov. 11, 1997--NC State 47, #19 Georgia 45 (East Rutherford, N.J.)
Nov. 13, 2009--@ASU 87, Western Illinois 35

MARRIOTT POINTS: Jahii Carson averaged 21.9 points in the 15 games away from home in 2012-13, as ASU played 11 road games and four neutral site games. He averaged 38.5 minutes in those games and shot .523 from the field (124-of-237). The Mesa, Ariz., native had ten 20+ point games away from home, including three of the top Sun Devil freshman scoring games in history with 34 vs. Stanford in the Pac-12 Tournament (Mar. 13), 32 at Washington (Feb. 2) and 30 vs. No. 14 Creighton in Las Vegas (Nov. 24).

YOUNG COACHES: Herb Sendek earned the Miami of Ohio job in the spring of 1993 at age 30. Three years later he took over the NC State program at age 33. Some 20 years later he ranks near the top of the youngest coaches with at least 350 career Division I wins, as he turned 50 on Feb. 22, 2013. Next up on the list: Greg Marshall at Wichita State (329 wins and born Feb. 27, 1963) and Ron Hunter at Georgia State (311 wins and born on March 7, 1964).

YOUNGEST COACHES WITH 350 D-I WINS (NUMBERS AS OF 2013-14 SEASON)
Thad Matta, Ohio State, 352 (July 11, 1967)
Billy Donovan, Florida, 450 (May 30, 1965)
Steve Alford, New Mexico, 385 (Nov. 23, 1964)
Herb Sendek, Arizona State, 374 (Feb. 22, 1963)
Bill Self, Kansas, 507 (Dec. 27, 1962)
Mark Few, Gonzaga, 374 (Dec. 27, 1962)
Jay Wright, Villanova, 379 (Dec. 24, 1961)
Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt, 400 (Oct. 1, 1960)
Jeff Jones, American, 357 (June 29, 1960)
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