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  Shahar Gordon
Shahar Gordon

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tel Aviv, Israel

High School:
St. Thomas More Academy (CT)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 250

Position:
Center

Experience:
1V

Gordon is a developing player who will gain an increased role with the Bears this season ... possesses a wealth of international experience ... a physical player who gives Cal a strong presence near the basket on both ends of the floor ... also displays good skills on the perimeter ... may be the team's best passer among the Bears frontcourt players ... grew up and played basketball in Israel before moving to play his senior season in Connecticut ... returned to Israel to play basketball during the summer of 1999 ... participated in the Pete Newell Big Man Camp in Hawaii in '98.

As a Freshman in 1998-99: Gordon saw action in 28 games as a freshman ... started three consecutive games in February against Stanford, USC and UCLA ... played in a season-high 27 minutes vs. the Cardinal and was in for 21 minutes against USC ... played especially well early in the year with four points against both Hawaii and Eastern Washington ... set career highs with seven rebounds and three assists vs. Houston Dec. 3 ... played a key role in Cal's win at Oregon State in March with two points, a rebound and an assist in 15 minutes ... had 17 assists - tops among Cal's centers - and just 15 turnovers ... nearly 50 percent (16 of 35) of his rebounds came on the offensive end.

High School: Gordon averaged 13 points and eight rebounds at St. Thomas More Academy in Oakdale, Conn., as a senior ... led the squad to a 23-7 record ... earned the school's Scholar-Athlete Award ... as a junior, was a member of the Maccabi Tel Aviv team that captured the Israeli national championship with a 36-5 record ... averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and six assists that year ... in 1997, played for the Israeli Junior team, helping the squad reach the final of the European championships with a 19-point performance against Turkey in the semifinals ... also served as the Israeli team captain in 1998.

Personal: Shahar Gordon ... born June 7, 1980 in Ramat-Gan, Israel ... parents are Zeev and Claire Gordon ... has a younger brother, Michal ... lists Itzhak Rabin has his most admired person ... his goal is to win an Olympic medal for the Israeli National team ... chose Cal after considering such schools as Providence, Florida State, Syracuse and Northwestern ... undeclared major.

Gordon's Career Highs

PTS 4 many times - last at Washington Feb. 20, 1999
FGM 2 at Washington Feb. 20, 1999
? 2 vs. Stanford Feb. 3, 1999
FGA 5 vs. Stanford Feb. 3, 1999
3PM 0 ? ?
3PA 0 ? ?
FTM 2 many times - last vs. Clemson March 25, 1999
FTA 2 many times - last vs. Clemson March 25, 1999
REB 7 vs. Houston Dec. 3, 1998
AST 3 vs. Houston Dec. 3, 1998
BLK 2 at Oregon March 6, 1999
STL 1 many times - last vs. Stanford Feb. 3, 1999
MIN 27 vs. Stanford Feb. 3, 1999

Gordon's Career Statistics

Year G-Gs Min Fg-Fga Pct 3p-3pa Pct Ft-Fta Pct Reb Avg Pf-D Ast To Blk St Tp Avg
1999 28-3 245 10-38 .263 0-0 .000 13-23 .565 35 1.2 25-1 17 15 8 3 33 1.2

1998-99 Game-by-Game Statistics

Opponent Min Fg-Fga 3p-3pa Ft-Fta Reb Pf Ast To Blk Stl Pts
at Hawaii 19 1-1 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 0 0 0 4
Eastern Washington 17 1-4 0-0 2-2 3 2 1 2 1 0 4
at DePaul 9 0-0 0-0 2-2 2 4 1 0 0 0 2
Houston 16 0-4 0-0 0-0 7 2 3 1 0 0 0
Rhode Island 6 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Coppin State 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
at BYU 7 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0
Eastern Kentucky 8 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
SW Louisiana 8 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
North Carolina 4 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Oregon --------- DNP ----------
Oregon State --------- DNP ----------
at Stanford 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
at UCLA --------- DNP ----------
at USC 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Washington State 4 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2
Washington --------- DNP ----------
at Arizona State 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
at Arizona 13 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Stanford 27 2-5 0-0 0-0 4 5 1 0 1 1 4
USC 21 1-4 0-0 0-0 4 1 1 1 1 0 2
UCLA 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
at Washington State 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
at Washington 9 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Arizona 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona State 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
at Oregon State 15 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
at Oregon 12 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Fresno State 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
at DePaul 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado State --------- DNP ----------
Oregon 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Clemson 7 0-0 0-0 2-2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2

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