A strong, physical performer, Famulener is the most fundamentally sound post player on the team, according to Coach Braun ... arrived at Cal as a walk-on, but earned a scholarship prior to the 2002-03 season ... did not see much action his first two years in the program, then blossomed into a key contributor as a junior ... only 6-6, he often battles against players much taller than him under the boards ... attended the Pete Newell Big Man Camp the last two summers ... one of five players off his 2000 state champion De La Salle HS team to play Division I basketball ... 2002-03 ... increased his playing time to 20.8 minutes per game from 5.1 mpg as a sophomore ... scored 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT) in the season opener at New Mexico, more than double his previous best of five points set against Washington State in 2002 ... a solid rebounder who grabbed at least four boards on nine occasions ... one of three players to pull down 10 rebounds in a home victory vs. UCLA (also Shipp, Tamir) ... also snagged five caroms against Howard, Oregon State, Washington State, at UCLA and vs. OSU in the Pac-10 Tournament ... gained the only start of his career vs. UC Santa Barbara Dec. 10, finishing with two points and three rebounds in 22 minutes ... missed the USF game Dec. 30 with back spasms ... played a career-high 32 minutes in an overtime loss at UCLA (7 points) ... had one of his best games two days later at USC Feb. 22, going for seven points (3-3 FG, 1-1 3P), including the game-tying trey with 54 seconds left ... also forced a steal with 19 seconds to go, setting up the go-ahead free throws ... an excellent passer who had 36 assists, including four vs. Oregon State, UCLA and Arizona State ... scored eight points in both of Cal's NCAA Tournament games vs. North Carolina State and Oklahoma ... 2001-02 ... increased his role from his freshman season by appearing in 21 games during the year, up from 10 as a rookie ... didn't see much action early in the year, but then played 12 minutes and finished with two points, two rebounds and four assists vs. Fresno State Dec. 11 ... with center Solomon Hughes sidelined with a knee injury, played 13 minutes (2 points) in a win over Stanford and had four points in seven minutes at Oregon ... also got in for 13 minutes vs. Washington State and had three points and three boards ... one of his most productive games came against the Cougars in Pullman, finishing with four points and five rebounds ... 2000-01 ... gained limited action during the season, appearing in 10 games for the Bears ... scored his first point of the year and also grabbed a pair of rebounds vs. Albany Dec. 11 ... tallied five points in the closing minute of Cal's win over Washington State Feb. 24, making both of his shots from the floor, including a three-pointer.
High School: Famulener helped De La Salle HS to a 31-1 overall record and a No. 3 national ranking by USA Today ... averaged 6.2 ppg and a team-leading 6.4 rpg while shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 39 percent from three-point range ... earned honorable mention all-league ... voted his team's Most Improved Player ... during his junior season, helped De La Salle to a league title and to a runner-up finish in northern California ... also played tennis for two seasons.
Personal: Conor William Famulener ... born Jan. 12, 1982 in Walnut Creek, CA ... parents are Robert and Kathleen Famulener ... both of his parents, along with a host of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, graduated from Cal ... mass communications major with a career interest in commercial real estate.
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