June 26, 2002
Borchardt, who set a single season record for blocked shots in 2001-02 for the Stanford Cardinal, was drafted in the first round (18th overall pick) by the Orlando Magic during the 2002 NBA Draft. But Borchardt didn't last long with the Magic. Borchardt was then traded to the Utah Jazz for Ryan Humphrey, the Notre Dame forward who had been drafted by the Jazz.
"I am excited and thrilled to go to Phoenix. I am anxious to get rolling."
Borchardt and Jacobsen become the seventh and eighth players in Stanford basketball history to be first round NBA choices. It is also the first time in school history that Stanford has produced two NBA first round selections in the same year.
Borchardt was bothered by a foot injury during his freshman and sophomore seasons, but enjoyed an outstanding junior campaign without injury in 2001-02. Borchardt averaged 16.9 points and 11.4 rebounds per game in gaining All-America honorable mention honors, and first team All Pac-10 status. Borchardt also led the conference in blocked shots. The 7-foot, 240-pound center credits his father for much of his success.
"Since I started to play sports at eight years of age, my father taught me how to compete," said Borchardt of his father, Jon, who played nine seasons in the NFL. "He has been there to answer the questions and to guide me along."
"I am excited and thrilled to go to Phoenix," said Jacobsen. "I am anxious to get rolling."
Borchardt and Jacobsen were two of three Pac-10 players drafted in the first round. Freddie Jones of Oregon was drafted in the first round by the Indiana Pacers.
Cardinal Clips: Curtis Borchardt was one of three centers taken in the first round ... Yao Ming of China, a 7-foot-5, 295-pounder, was the first overall pick by the Houston Rockets ... Borchardt joins former Stanford player Jarron Collins on the Jazz roster ... Not since the 1998 NBA Draft has a Pac-10 school produced two first round selections in the first round ... Mike Bibby and Michael Dickerson of Arizona were drafted in the first round by the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets, respectively, in the 1998 Draft ... Four Pac-10 players were selected in the second round; Dan Gadzuric (UCLA) to the Milwaukee Bucks, Sam Clancy (USC) to the Philadelphia 76ers, Matt Barnes (UCLA) to the Memphis Grizzlies, and Jamal Sampson (California) to the Utah Jazz.
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