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THE SUN DEVIL CAREER
Seems like he played college hoops forever, as he logged 30.2 minutes per game in his four years in a school-record 131 games (20 of them turnover-free) and also made 104 starts, fourth-most in Sun Devil history. Posted 551 career assists, shattering the ASU mark of 454 set by the late Bobby Thompson (1983-87), and also capped career as the best free throw shooter in Sun Devil history, making 295-of-352 (.838) and is the first Sun Devil with 1,000 career points (1,028) and 500 assists (551). Was ASU's best player in the 2009 postseason as he averaged 13.7 points in the Pac-10 Tournament and posted a career-high 22 points in NCAA first-round win vs. Temple. Also notched 149 career three-pointers, ninth on the ASU career list. Had 227 assists and 113 turnovers in Pac-10 play his final three years, a 2.01 ratio. Averaged 11.3 points in ASU's seven wins against ranked teams in his tenure while shooting .571 from the three-point stripe (8-of-14) and 40-of-44 (.909) from the free throw line in those games. Two-time California state prep champion (2003 and 2006) joined the Sun Devil program in July of 2006 after Kevin Kruger suddenly transferred and ended up averaging 32.2 minutes per game in Pac-10 play in his freshman year, now fifth-most by a freshman in ASU's league history behind only Pac-10 Freshmen of the Year Ike Diogu (33.3 in 2002-03) and Byron Scott (34.2 in 1979-80) and the duo of James Harden (35.9) and Ty Abbott (34.8) in 2007-2008. Played for Sun Devil assistant coach Scott Pera at Artesia High School and was a three-year starter and team captain at point guard and won 2006 state title with James Harden at one of the country's top high school programs. Became the second player in Artesia's decorated history with more than 1,000 points (1,168) and 500 assists (566), the first was Jason Kapono. A first-team Pac-10 All-Academic pick in 2009. Led Sun Devils in assists 65 times in his 131 career games.

ASU CAREER FREE THROW PERCENTAGE (THROUGH 2009-10 SEASON)
Derek Glasser (2006-2010), 295-352/.838
Alex Austin (1986-1990), 255-313/.815
Rick Taylor (1974-1978), 253-311/.814
Dennis Hamilton (1963-1966), 261-321/.813
Kevin Kruger (2003-2006), 229-282/.812

ASU CAREER MINUTES (THROUGH 2009-10 SEASON)
Eddie House (1999-2000)--4,164 minutes/124 games/33.6
Jeremy Veal (1994-1998)--3,980 minutes/122 games/32. 5
Derek Glasser (2006-2010)--3,955 minutes/131 games/30.2

DEREK GLASSER'S 20-POINT GAMES
24 vs. LSU (Nov. 27, 2009/NIT at New York City)
22 at Brigham Young (Dec. 8, 2009)
22 vs. Temple (Mar. 20, 2009/NCAA at Miami)
20 at Stanford (Feb. 25, 2010)
20 vs. Texas State (Nov. 16, 2009)

Click here to read more about Glasser's road to his degree

FSN Arizona Senior Profile: Derek Glasser (FoxSportsArizona.com/March 4, 2010)
Once overlooked, Glasser has helped raise ASU to new levels (SI.com/March 4, 2010)
Glasser turns into a star at Arizona State (USA Today/Dec. 24, 2009)

ASU's Glasser on brink of assists record (Arizona Republic/Dec. 19, 2009)

Glasser's tenure defined by resilience (Arizona Republic/July 6, 2009)

National Associated Press Feature on Point Guard Derek Glasser (Feb. 10, 2009)

Preseason Q&A With Derek Glasser (azcentral.com, Sept. 29, 2008)

ASU's Glasser keeping sister's memory alive (East Valley Tribune, Dec. 28, 2007)

Derek Glasser's career game-by-game statistics in PDF Format

TALK ABOUT IMPROVEMENT
Only six Sun Devils averaged less than Derek Glasser's 6.3 points per game in their freshman year and then reached 1,000 career points. Those six and where they stand on the Sun Devil career list are below.

SUN DEVILS WHO REACHED 1,000 CAREER POINTS BUT DIDN'T SCORE A LOT IN FRESHMAN YEAR
#31 Kurt Nimphius, 1.5 ppg. in freshman year (1976-77)/1,006 career points
#22 Fat Lever, 3.6 ppg. in freshman year (1978-79)/,1,137 career points
#21 Chad Prewitt, 4.1 ppg. in freshman year (1998-99)/1,177 career points
#19 Arthur Thomas, 4.3 ppg. in freshman year (1984-85)/1,268 career points
#11 Paul Williams, 4.8 ppg. in freshman year (1979-80)/1,455 career points
#23 Tommy Smith, 4.9 ppg. in freshman year (1999-2000)/1,123 career points
#30 Derek Glasser, 6.3 ppg. in freshman year (2006-07)/1,028 career points

QUICKIES FROM SENIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Averaged 10.1 points, third-best on team, and shot .863 from the free throw line (113-of-131) in senior year and led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio in league tilts with 75 assists and just 20 turnovers (1.9)...also led the league in assists (4.8) and in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.16) with 158 assists and just 73 turnovers in 33 games overall...posted career-high 27 points in Madison Square Garden win over LSU on Nov. 27...fourth in league in free throw percentage (.863), which was 32nd in the nation...posted double figures in 17 games, and ASU was 13-4 in those games...played turnover-free in 32 minutes on Feb. 21 win at Tucson, ASU's third straight win at Arizona after winning there just once the previous 24 seasons...made 32-of-36 (.889) free throws in ASU's 10 road games...averaged 10.4 points in February as ASU was 5-2 with road wins vs. Washington State, Arizona and Stanford.

QUICKIES FROM JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Led team in assists for third straight year with 162 (4.8 per game) and averaged 8.8 points per game...averaged 14.3 points in the final four games...earned 2009 Pac-10 All-Tournament Team honors by averaging 13.7 points in three games and shot 16-of-31 (.516) from the field, 5-of-11 (.455) from the three-point stripe and had 12 assists and just four turnovers while averaging 37.3 minutes per game...averaged 13 points per game in final six games...ASU was 11-4 when he scored in double digits...had best game of career with 22 points, including four three-pointers, in March 20 win vs. Temple in NCAA Tournament...played at least 35 minutes in each of the final 10 games...twice had career-high 11 assists, vs. Oregon on Jan. 8 and vs. California on March 7, the most by a Sun Devil since Jason Braxton had 12 at USC on Jan. 17, 2004...had six games with zero turnovers...played 42 minutes without a turnover in Jan. 17 upset win at Pauley Pavilion...led league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2), was second with 4.8 assists per game, sixth in free throw shooting (.832) and eighth in three-point shooting (.413).

QUICKIES FROM SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08)
Led team in assists for second straight year with 134 (3.94 per game)...ASU was 5-1 when he scored in double digits, including wins over USC (11 points in 29 minutes), at Washington (12 points and seven assists) and vs. Oregon (10 points, seven boards and seven assists in 34 minutes)...best game of season was nine-point and eight-assist effort in 32 minutes at Arizona on Feb. 10, as ASU came back from 16-point deficit to post first win in Tucson since 1995...named a first-team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review along with Jon Scheyer (Duke), Tal Mekel (Wichita State), Drew Houseman (Harvard) and Todd Golden (St. Mary's).

WHY MOST IMPROVED ON THE TEAM IN HIS FIRST YEAR?
After settling into the starting point guard role in his freshman year (2006-07), Derek Glasser became more than just a player who ran the show. In the final eight games, he averaged 9.1 points and then hit the game-winning three pointer with 13 seconds left at California on March 3 in the regular season finale. From beyond the three-point arc, he shot 18-of-69 (.261) in the first 21 games but got his stroke in the final nine games, shooting 16-of-32 (.500) beginning Feb. 3 as he made at least one three-ball in each of the final nine games. He led all Pac-10 freshmen in assist-to-turnover ratio in both Pac-10 games (61 assists to just 36 turnovers in 18 games for a 1.69 ratio, seventh-best in the loop) and overall games (97 assists and 59 turnovers for a 1.64 ratio in 30 games, also seventh-best).

LOOK AT THOSE MINUTES IN HIS FIRST YEAR
Three Sun Devil true freshmen combined to average 87.3 minutes in 2006-07, all above the 27-minute mark, and made 69 starts, as Derek Glasser averaged 32.2 minutes in conference play.

ASU PAC-10 FRESHMEN MINUTES PER GAME (1978-79 to 2009-10)
James Harden, 2007-08, 35.9 (2008 First-Team All-Pac-10)
Ty Abbott, 2007-08, 34.8 (Set ASU freshman mark with 76 three-pointers)
Byron Scott, 1979-80, 34.2 (1980 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year)
Ike Diogu, 2002-03, 33.3 (2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year)
Derek Glasser, 2006-07, 32.2 (28-36 (.778) FTs in Pac-10 play)
Jamal Faulkner, 1990-91, 32.1 ( 1991 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year)
Steve Beck, 1983-84, 31.4 (1984 Pac-10 All-Freshmen Team)
Christian Polk, 2006-07, 30.2 (19-22/.864 free throws in Pac-10 play)
Bobby Thompson, 1983-84, 29.9/ (ASU career assist leader with 454)
Brian Camper, 1989-90, 29.2 (Averaged 27.3 minutes overall)
Eddie House, 1996-97, 29.1 (Pac-10 All-Freshmen Team)

QUICKIES FROM FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07)
Led team in assists with 97, just 17 short of Sun Devil freshmen record set by Bobby Thompson in 1983-84...shot 77.8 percent (34-of-45) from free throw line, the seventh-best mark by Sun Devil freshmen...posted double digits points in six Pac-10 contests...14 points in win over No. 22 USC on Feb. 18...had season-high 17 points at No. 13 Oregon on Feb. 8...13 points at #24 Washington on Jan. 6 in second Pac-10 game...first start was against Iowa on Nov. 25, 2006, and he posted seven points and seven assists in 67-64 win...named a first-team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review along with Jon Scheyer (Duke), Nir Cohen (San Diego), Drew Houseman (Harvard) and Todd Golden (St. Mary's).

ARTESIA HIGH SCHOOL
Team went 111-19 in his four years and played in the Suburban League, where he was MVP in his junior year and first-team all-league senior and sophomore seasons...posted 350 assists and just 135 assists (2.59-to-1 ratio) in final two seasons...earned California Interscholastic Federation Division III state title in 2006...earned three trips to California Final Four (2003, 2005 and 2006)...averaged 12.7 points and 6.5 assists per game in senior year as Artesia went 33-1 en route to Division III state title...team was ranked second in the nation...first-team pick on 2006 Dream Team by Long Beach Press Telegram and was an honorable mention "Best in the West" pick and Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American...a first-team Division III all-state pick...shot 45.2 percent from the field (141-of-312) and 78.7 percent (111-of-141) from the free throw line in his senior year...led team in assists (220), was second in steals (56) and third in scoring (12.7 points) and three-pointers made (39)...two-time Lakewood Player of the Year...averaged 11.2 points in his junior year and shot 7.28 percent from the foul line (59-of-81).

OFF THE COURT
Full name is Derek Jason Glasser...born July 17, 1987, in Santa Monica, Calif....father is Michael Glasser (manufacturer and business owner) and mother is Veronica Klein (real estate agent)...has younger sisters Aryn Glasser, Isabella Hansel and Danielle Marie.

CAREER HIGHS FOR DEREK GLASSER
POINTS: 24 vs. LSU (11/27/09)
FIELD GOALS MADE: 7, twice, vs. LSU (11/27/09)
FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED: 14, twice, vs. #23 Washington (1/31/09)
THREE-POINTERS MADE: 4 vs. Temple (3/20/09)
THREE-POINTERS ATTEMPTED: 9, twice, at #13 Oregon (2/8/07)
FREE THROWS MADE: 10 vs. Stanford (1/30/10)
FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED: 10 vs. Stanford (1/30/10)
REBOUNDS: 7, three times, vs. #7 Duke (11/25/09)
ASSISTS: 11, twice, vs. California (3/7/09)
STEALS: 4, three times, at Oregon (1/14/10)
MINUTES: 42 at #9 UCLA (1/17/09)

GETTING TO KNOW DEREK
Most memorable win: Washington at Pac-10 Tournament and Temple at NCAA Tournament, both in 2009
Toughest player ever faced: Johnny Flynn
Toughest loss: USC at 2008 Pac-10 Tournament
Chose jersey number because: It always has been my number and I like John Stockton
Favorite player: Dwyane Wade now, all-time John Stockton
Favorite place to play: Wells Fargo Arena and Hec Ed Pavilion
Best Sun Devil memory: Sweeping UCLA in 2008-09
Top three artists on my Ipod: Fabulous, Kings of Leon and Hinder
Favorite TV ad campaign: The baby campaign for E*Trade
Favorite place to visit: Maui
Favorite music: Anything
Favorite movie: Backdraft
Favorite pizza topping: BBQ chicken
What I like about road trips: Late night film sessions
What I don't like about sports: Politics
Best-dressed teammate: Myself
I would like to switch places for a day with: Cristiano Ronaldo
Something people don't know about me: I love to cook
If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: President Obama

PAC-10 PLAYERS WITH 1,000 POINTS/500 ASSISTS (THROUGH 2009-10 SEASON)
Gary Payton, Oregon State (1986-1990)--2,172 points/938 assists
Pooh Richardson, UCLA (1985-89)--1,461 points/833 assists
Brevin Knight, Stanford (1993-1997)--1,714 points/780 assists
Brandon Granville, USC (1998-2002)--1,430 points/779 assists
Mustafa Shakur, Arizona (2003-2007)--1,318 points/670 assists
Damon Stoudamire, Arizona (1992-1995)--1,849 points/663 assists
Tyus Edney, UCLA (1991-95)--1,515 points/652 assists
Darrick Martin, UCLA (1988-92)--1,195 points/636 assists
Jason Gardner, Arizona (1999-2003)--1,984 points/622 assists
Kenya Wilkins, Oregon (1993-97)--1,488 points/614 assists
Earl Watson, UCLA (1997-2001)--1,449 points/607 assists
Luke Walton, Arizona (1999-2003)--1,179 points/582 assists
Darren Collison, UCLA (2005-09)--1,639 points/577 assists
Ron Lee, Oregon (1972-76)--2,085 points/572 assists
Matt Othick, Arizona (1989-92)--1,055 points/552 assists
Derek Glasser, Arizona State (2006-2010)--1,028 points/551 assists
Keith Smith, California (1986-1990)--1,398 points/546 assists
Jerome Randle, California (2006-2010)--1,835 points/524 assists
Kevin Johnson, California (1983-1987)--1,855 points/521 assists
Will Conroy, Washington (2001-2005)--1,113 points/515 assists
Roy Hamilton, UCLA (1975-79)--1,355 points/512 assists
Luke Ridnour, Oregon (2000-2003)--1,399 points/500 assists

YearG-GSMin-AvgFG-APctFG3-APctFT-APctRb-AvgF-DAstToBkStPts-Avg
06-0730-21836/27.960-174.34534-101.33735-45.77860-2.056-19759027189-6.3
07-0834-19 912/26.861-159.38428-89.31558-69.84165-1.938-113459028208-6.1
08-0934-331121-33.082-206.39845-109.41389-107.83269-2.052-016274032298-8.8
09-1033-311086-32.989-241.36942-110.382113-131.86382-2.533-015873537333-10.1
Totals131-1043955-30.2292-780 .374 149-409 .364295-352.838276-2.1179-255126551241028-7.8
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