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  Curtis Borchardt
Curtis Borchardt

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Redmond, WA

High School:
Eastlake

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 230

Position:
Center

Major:
American Studies

Stanford: Curtis has excellent skills, and is an outstanding competitor, according to Stanford head coach Mike Montgomery ... Curtis can shoot ... He has outstanding range, and is a legitimate three-point shooter ... Curtis is an outstanding young man, who has a very high work ethic ... In only 37 career games at Stanford, Curtis has already blocked 61 shots, seventh-best in school history.

Record Review (1999-)
1. Single Game Blocked Shots (1999-00) 6
5. Season Blocked Shots (1999-00) 42
7. Career Blocks (1999-) 61
22. Season Blocks (2000-01) 19

Freshman Record Book (1999-00 Season)
3. Season Blocked Shots 42

2000-01 Season (Sophomore): Missed the last 14 games of the season with a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot ... It was the second straight year that he has been bothered by a bad foot ... Underwent surgery (3/6/01) where two screws were implanted into his navicular bone to help stabilize the area ... Missed a total of 17 games ... Had blocked 19 shots off the bench (16.5 minutes per game) ... Blocked four shots against Old Dominion (11/23/00) at the Puerto Rico Shootout ... Blocked at least two shots in four games ... Blocked at least one shot in 12 games ... Scored in double figures in four games, including a season-high 14 points in the season opener against San Francisco State (11/19/00) ... Shot .534 from the floor, and had hit 16-of-21 shots for .762 in his last six games.

1999-00 Season (Freshman): Made an impact in Stanford's success, but sat out the last eleven games of the year with a stress fracture in his right foot ... Borchardt suffered the injury in the navicular bone on the top of his right foot in front of the ankle ... Borchardt said the injury was cumulative rather than sudden ... Gave Stanford added strength along the front line ... Borchardt finished second on the team in blocks with 42, including a school record six blocks against Cal State Bakersfield (11/24/99) ... In only 20 games, Borchardt reached the Stanford single season Top 10 list ... His 42 blocks is fifth-best for a single season at Stanford and third-best in the freshman record book ... Borchardt averaged 2.1 blocks per game, second-best in the Pac-10 ... Recorded at least one block in 15 games, and had two or more blocks in 12 games ... Blocked four shots against nationally-ranked Auburn (11/27/99), but more importantly score a team-high 15 points (including a key three-pointer with 1:35 to play to give the Cardinal the lead), and grabbed six rebounds ... Gave Stanford eleven quality minutes with six rebounds and three blocks against Duke (11/11/99) in the season opener ... Snared eight rebounds in 14 minutes of play against Iowa (11/12/99) in the championship game of the Coaches vs Cancer Tournament in New York City.

High School: Enjoyed a sensational senior season, averaging 28.2 points, 14.8 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game ... Voted the Washington State Player of the Year ... Voted Mr. Basketball in the state of Washington by the coaches ... Gatorade State Player of the Year ... Named to the 15-player Long Beach Press-Telegram's 23rd annual "Best of the West" team which included teammates Justin Davis and Casey Jacobsen ... Helped lead Eastlake High School to the state tournament semi-finals during his senior season ... His senior season was highlighted by a 46-point, 18-rebound, seven block performance against Lake Washington High School ... Although 6-foot-11, hit 49 percent from three-point territory, shot 81 percent from the free throw line, and 55 percent from the field ... Helped lead Eastlake High School to a 22-8 record and a second place finish in league play during his senior season ... Selected to play in the Dada All-Star Classic in Los Angeles, featuring the top high school players in the country ... Played for the West All-Stars which defeated the National All-Stars, 129-112, in Prep Live '99, a game which featured the top high school seniors in the country ... The game also featured two of Borchardt's Stanford teammates, Justin Davis and Casey Jacobsen ... Named to the Orange County Register "Fabulous 15" first team ... Just before the start of his senior season, Curtis was named a high honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's, a "Prime Prospect" by The Sporting News, and the Blue Ribbon Yearbook "Stars of the Future" list ... As a junior, averaged a team-high 23 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and nearly three blocks per game ... In a game against Juanita High School, Borchardt scored 31 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked eight shots ... For the season, shot 56 percent from the floor ... Gained numerous post-season honors including All-King Conference, all-region and all-state ... During the summer of 1998, Borchardt competed for the silver medal winning West team (along with teammate Casey Jacobsen) at the USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Co ... Like the other Stanford recruits, Curtis was an outstanding student as well as an excellent basketball player ... He received A's in every class he took since the seventh grade except for one; an advanced placement chemistry class where he received a B+.

Cardinal Catalogue: Curtis' father, Jon, played nine seasons in the NFL (6 years with the Buffalo Bills from 1979-84, 3 years with the Seattle Seahawks from 1986-87) as an offensive lineman ... Borchardt is popular with his teammates, calling him mantis (as in the insect "praying mantis") ... Borchardt takes the friendly ribbing in stride, and even pokes fun at himself, comparing himself to the character "Bull" from the old television sitcom, Night Court.

Career Statistics

Year

3-Pt Gp-Gs

O/D Fg-Fga

Pct

Fg-Fga

Pct

Ft-Fta

Pct

Reb/Avg

Pts

Avg

Hi

Ast

Blk

Stl

Min

1999-00

20-0

31-81

.383

1-6

.167

9-13

.692

27-47/3.7

72

3.6

15

11

42

5

250

2000-01

17-0

31-58

.534

3-7

.429

43-56

.768

20-52/4.2

108

6.4

14

12

19

5

280

Totals

37-0

62-139

.446

4-13

.308

52-69

.754

47-99/3.9

180

4.9

15

23

61

10

530


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