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So How Many Sun Devil Freshmen Records Did Jahii Break?
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Release: 03/25/2013
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March 25, 2013

Mesa High School's own Jahii Carson came to ASU hoping to make an impact. He sure did in a lot of ways, and his name is all over the Sun Devil freshmen records list.

You can view the Sun Devil freshmen records here, and here is a rundown of statistically all he accomplished:

--His 18.5 points per game is second only to Ike Diogu's 19.0 in 2002-03 among Sun Devil freshman. James Harden's 17.8 is third.

--His 18.5 points per game ranks seventh in Pac-10/12 history for a freshmen, and his 177 assists rank sixth.

PAC-12 FRESHMAN SCORING LIST
1. Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Cal, 1995-96, 21.1
2. O.J. Mayo, USC, 2007-08, 20.7
3. Harold Miner, USC, 1989-90, 20.6
4. Jerryd Bayless, Arizona, 2007-08, 19.7
5. Ike Diogu, Arizona State, 2002-03, 19.0
6. Don McLean, UCLA, 1988-89, 18.6
7. Jahii Carson, Arizona State, 2012-13, 18.5
8. Cliff Robinson, USC, 1977-78, 18.4
9. Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA, 2012-13, 17.9
9. James Harden, Arizona State, 2007-08, 17.8
11. Tom Lewis, USC, 1985-86, 17.6
12. Kevin Love, UCLA, 2007-08, 17.5

PAC-12 TOP FRESHMEN ASSISTS TOTALS/POINTS PER GAME
1. 229, Gary Payton, Oregon State, 1986-87; 7.6 apg/12.5 ppg.
2. 222, Jason Kidd, California, 1992-93; 7.7 apg./13.0 ppg.
3. 197, Russell Brown, Arizona, 1977-78; 7.6 apg/5.8 ppg.
4. 179, Pooh Richardson, UCLA, 1985-86; 6.2 apg/10.6 ppg.
5. 178, Mike Bibby, Arizona, 1996-97; 5.2 apg/13.5 ppg.
6. 177, Jahii Carson, Arizona State, 2012-13; 5.0 apg./18.5 ppg.

--He became the first Sun Devil freshmen to both start and play in 35 games. Ty Abbott started in 34 in 2007-08, while Abbott, Harden and Jamelle McMillan played in all 34 that same season. Harden did not start a win down in Tucson that season due to illness.

--His 37.2 minutes per game topped the school freshmen record of 34.1 by Harden. In Pac-12 games, his 38.3 minutes per game topped Harden's 35.9.

--Jahii also set Sun Devil freshmen records for points (647), field goals made (231) and attempted (488), assists (177), total minutes (1,303) and 20-point games (18).

--He attempted 207 free throws, third on the Sun Devil freshmen list, as only Ike Diogu (245 in 2002-03) and James Harden (224 in 2007-08) attempted more.

--His three 30-point games is a first for a Sun Devil freshmen, and the three games rank second, third and tied for fifth on the single-game Sun Devil freshmen list. Even more impressive is each of the three games was played away from home.

SUN DEVIL FRESHMEN SINGLE-GAME POINTS
1. 35 - Mario Bennett vs. #5 Arizona, Feb. 20, 1992
2. 34 - Jahii Carson vs. Stanford (Pac-12 Tournament/Las Vegas), Mar. 13, 2013
3. 32 - Jahii Carson at Washington, Feb. 2, 2013
4. 31 - Byron Scott vs. #18 Arizona, Feb. 23, 1980
5. 30 - Jahii Carson vs. #14 Creighton (Las Vegas), Nov. 24, 2012
5. 30 - Ty Abbott vs. California, Feb. 16, 2008

SUN DEVIL PAC-10/12 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Jahii Carson, 2012-13 (Co-Freshman of the Year)
Ike Diogu (Freshman of the Year), 2002-03
Jamal Faulkner (Freshman of the Year), 1990-91
Byron Scott (Freshman of the Year), 1979-80

JAHII'S 20-POINT GAMES (18/12 VS. PAC-12 TEAMS)
34 vs. Stanford/Pac-12 (3/13/13)
32 at Washington (2/2/13)
30 vs. #14 Creighton @Las Vegas (11/24/12)
25 at Washington State (1/31/13)
23 at USC (3/2/13)
22 vs. Detroit (3/20/13)
22 vs. UCLA/Pac-12 (3/14/13)
22 vs. 22 at UCLA (2/27/13)
22 vs. #7 Arizona (1/19/13)
21 vs. Washington State (2/20/13)
21 vs. USC (1/24/13)
21 vs. Cal State Northridge (12/8/12)
21 vs. Cornell (11/20/12)
20 at Baylor (3/22/13)
20 at Oregon (1/13/13)
20 at Oregon State (1/10/13)
20 vs. Hartford (12/5/12)
20 vs. Florida A&M (11/18/12)

SUN DEVIL SINGLE SEASON ASSISTS
1. 294 - Ahlon Lewis, 1998
2. 233 - Marcell Capers, 1995
3. 200 - Marcell Capers, 1993
4. 185 - Mike Redhair, 1990
5. 177 - Jahii Carson, 2013
5. 177 - Lynn Collins, 1992

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