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  Dan Grunfeld
Dan Grunfeld

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
River Hills, WI

High School:
Nicolet

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220

Position:
Guard

Major:
American Studies


Stanford: A John R. Wooden pre-season All-America candidate ... Can score in a variety of ways including perimeter jump shots, drives to the basket or in the post ... Is a gifted passer with a great feel for the game.

2005-06 Season (Senior): Started in 29 of 30 games for the Cardinal, averaging 12.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game ... First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... First-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American selection ... Scored 29 points in the Cardinal's opening season game against UC Irvine - his first game back since tearing his ACL last season vs. California (2/12/05) ... Tallied a career-high 31 points vs. Arizona State (2/16/06) including a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line ... Tied his career high in rebounds against California (1/13/06) with 11 on the night ... Ranked 19th in the league in point per game (12.0) and 17th in rebounds per game (4.8) ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team honoree ... Recorded 17 games in double figures in points ... Had 14 points, including 10-for-10 from the free throw line, against Oregon State (1/5/06) ... Tied his career high with six assists vs. USF (11/23/05) ... Ended his career with 979 points and 343 rebounds ... Averaged 27.3 minutes per game ... Finished second on the team in rebounds with 143.

2004-05 Season (Junior): Named first team All Pacific-10 Conference ... Was enjoying his best season as a Cardinal until tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the second half against California (2/12/05) ... Underwent surgery on Feb. 23 ... Had gone from a 3.4 ppg average last year to the team's leading scorer this year (17.9 ppg, #5 in the Pac-10), the biggest jump by a Division I player this year ... Named to the five-man National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District-14 first team along with teammate Chris Hernandez ... Named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American University Division Second Team ... Named a District-8 ESPN The Magazine University Division First Team All-Academic selection ... Also named All Pac-10 Academic first team ... Carries a 3.66 gpa in American Studies ... Voted Most Improved Player and the Roy Young Toughness Award by his teammates ... Scored 20 or more points in eight games and double-digits in points in 20 of 22 games ... Scored a career-high 29 points (10-for-12 from the floor, 3-for-3 from behind arc) in Stanford's 87-76 victory over nationally-ranked Arizona (1/8/05) ... Scored 26 points (8-for-11 from the floor, 9-for-9 from three throw line) at Santa Clara (11/28/04) ... Paced the Cardinal attack with 25 points (8-for-13 from the floor, 7-for-7 from the free throw line) along with seven rebounds in Stanford's 75-64 victory at UCLA (1/20/05) ... Fired home 24 points along with five rebounds against Arizona State (1/6/05) ... Shot .500 from the floor, second-best on the Cardinal ... Shot 50 percent or better in eleven games ... In his last two games (Arizona, California) before his season ending knee injury against California (2/12/05), hit 14-of-26 shots for .538 ... Stanford's third-leading rebounder (5.5 rpg, #16 in the Pac-10) ... Recorded a career-high eleven boards in the season opener against USF (11/19/04) ... Added ten rebounds at Denver (12/13/04) ... Averaged 33.0 minutes per game, #8 in the Pac-10 ... Played 30 or more minutes in 19 of 22 games ... Second on the team in three-pointers (28) ... Hit .431 from behind the arc, fifth-best in the Pac-10 ... Hit at least one three-pointer in 17 of 22 games ... In his last three games, hit 5-of-8 shots from the behind the arc for .625 ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his 45 points and eleven rebounds in Cardinal wins at UCLA (1/20/05, 75-64) and at USC (1/22/05, 78-70) ... Dished out a career-high six assists against Oregon State (1/27/05).

2003-04 Season (Sophomore): Named first team Pacific-10 All-Academic ... An important reserve ... Averaged 11.2 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 21 points (5-for-8 from the floor, 9-for-9 from the free throw line) in 22 minutes of play against Southern Utah (12/22/03) ... Scored 13 points along with four rebounds and two steals in a career-high 27 minutes against Florida International (12/15/03) ... Tallied nine points (7-for-8 from the free throw line) along with two assists in 17 minutes of play against UNLV (12/13/03) ... Also scored nine points (7-for-8 from the free throw line) against Arizona State (2/5/04) ... Grabbed five rebounds at UC Irvine (11/25/03) ... Tallied a crucial four-point play (3 pointer plus free throw) with 17 seconds remaining to help Stanford scored a come-from-behind 63-61 victory at Washington State (3/4/04).

2002-03 Season (Freshman): The freshman provided a spark off the bench ... Averaged 10.5 minutes per game ... Played double-digit minutes in 20 of 33 games ... Averaged 3.7 ppg ... Made 16 three-pointers, fourth-best on the Cardinal ... Scored a season-high 12 points (4-for-4 from the floor, 2-for-2 from three-point territory, 2-for-2 from the free throw line ) against UC Irvine (12/19/02) ... Hit for nine points (4-for-6 from the floor) at UCLA (2/22/03).

High School: Averaged 23.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game during his senior season at Nicolet High School ... Shot 61 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the free throw line ... Helped lead his team to a 19-2 record in his senior season and a #2 state ranking ... At one point during his tenure at Nicolet, he helped his team win 26 straight conference games ... His best game came against Germantown High School when he scored 35 points, including 25 in a row ... During his senior season, won the conference MVP honors, all-league first team, first team all-area by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Associated Press first team all-state, CNI Suburban Player of the Year, and WCBA first team all-state ... Nominated for the McDonald's All-America game ... Attracted the college recruiters after scoring 45 points in a game at the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas during the summer of 2001 and was named to the all-tournament team ... Also named by The Sporting News as the Best Shooter out of more than 3,000 players ... During his junior season, averaged 17.2 points, and six rebounds per game ... Shot 42 percent from three-point range in leading Nicolet High School to an 18-3 record and a 14-0 mark in the North Shore Conference. ... A pre-season honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's ... During his junior season, scored 28 points vs nationally ranked Milwaukee Vincent.

Cardinal Catalogue: An outstanding student at Nicolet High School ... Gained numerous academic honors, including academic all-state and a member of the National Honor Society ... Son of Ernie Grunfield, Washington Wizards President of Basketball Operations.


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