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--Colvin comes up big in clutch (by Doug Haller, Arizona Republic/Feb. 26, 2012)
--ASU basketball: Colvin hitting stride (by Doug Haller, Arizona Republic/Feb. 1, 2012)
--Colvin at his best in win over Washington State (by Derek Trebesch, ASUDevils.com/Jan. 28, 2012)
--Colvin comes up big in ASU win over Oregon State (by Derek Trebesch, ASUDevils.com/Jan. 15, 2012)
--Underdog Colvin could help Sun Devils right away (by Doug Haller, Arizona Republic/Oct. 14, 2011)
"The one thing that really stands out watching Chris is his quickness. He's one of those guys you can get excited about on the defensive end of the floor. He has a very quick first step. He's eye-catching with his quickness. He's picked it up right away and he is really an unselfish guard. He delights in getting everybody involved and with his defensive quickness, he could be an outstanding defender." -- Coach Sendek talking about Chris Colvin.
"Everytime we break the huddle, I encourage him to push the ball when you get it. Either he's going to create something, or if we don't have anything, it's putting more pressure on the defense from the jump."-- Trent Lockett talking about Chris Colvin.
COLVIN FINISHED STRONG IN 2011-12
Junior Chris Colvin had his best floor-general game of the season matching career-high with nine assists and just two turnovers in high-level win over Arizona on March 4 and added three steals. He also had nine assists in the Feb. 23 UCLA loss to go along with 10 points and just three turnovers in 39 minutes. In his final 15 games Colvin averaged 8.7 points (fourth on the team), 31.1 minutes and had 75 assists (5.0 per game). He had six double-figure scoring games in that time, including a career-best 18 at Washington State (Feb. 18), 16 vs. Washington State (Jan. 28) and 15 at Colorado (Jan. 19). He played all 40 minutes vs. Washington State on Jan. 28 for the first time in his career and notched 16 points and six rebounds in the Sun Devil win. Against Oregon State on Jan. 14 after Trent Lockett went down with an ankle injury, Colvin played 13 minutes (10 in the second-half). In those 10 minutes he was 6-of-8 from the free throw line and had five assists and just one turnover.
COLVIN'S FIRST 16 GAMES OF SEASON/FINAL 15 GAMES
MINUTES PER GAME: 20.3/31.1
POINTS PER GAME: 4.9/8.7
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .277 (18-65)/.406 (41-101)
THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: .250 (5-20)/.375 (12-32)
ASSISTS PER GAME: 2.8/5.0
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 1.3/3.5
FORK FACTS ON CHRIS
Palm Beach (Fla.) Junior College guard was coached by Butch Estes and is a native of Chicago. A 6-3 combo guard, Chris averaged 13 points and six assists at Palm Beach in 2010-11 after playing one season at Iowa State. He saw action in 29 games for the Cyclones. He helped lead Palm Beach to a 25-6 mark in 2010-11.
WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
He played at Whitney Young High School in Chicago and was a top-100 player by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. He led the Dolphins to the Class 4A (large class) Illinois state championship with a 69-66 win over Waukegan in the state final. Colvin, who averaged 12.3 points and 6.2 assists, was named Second-Team Class 4A all-state by the Associated Press. He posted a career-high 11 points vs. Oklahoma.