Shantay Legans
Shantay Legans

Player Profile

Goleta, CA

High School:
Dos Pueblos HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165



A junior, Legans enters his third season as Cal's starting point guard ... gives the Bears a veteran presence in the backcourt ... sees the court well and is at his best on the fast break ... as the Bears' leading returning scorer, will be counted on to carry more of the offensive load this year after ranking second to Sean Lampley in scoring in both '99-00 and '00-01 ... one of Cal's top three-point shooters, making 47 in both his freshman and sophomore seasons ... his total of 94 treys ranks seventh in the school annals ... also among Cal's career Top 10 in three-point percentage at 40.3 percent ... takes good care of the ball and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.31:1 - third best in the Pac-10 - last year ... better than 80 percent from the free throw line for his career ... defensively, has paced Cal in steals the last two seasons and should crack Cal's career Top 10 early in the year ... wrote a weekly diary for Cal's website ( last season.

As a Sophomore in 2000-01: Legans started every games for the Bears and led the team in three-pointers (47), assists (148) and steals (43) ... got his year off to a great start with a career-high 11 assists and just one turnover against Mississippi State in the first round of the Preseason NIT ... scored 16 points at UC Irvine ... led Cal in scoring (15, tied with Lampley), rebounding (6) and assists (6) vs. Colorado ... shot 3-for-3 from behind the arc three times - vs. Georgia, Coppin State and LaSalle ... finished with a season-best 17 points and four steals vs. LaSalle ... had 16 points and a career-high-tying five steals at Arizona State in early January ... scored six of his 12 points in the final two minutes to help Cal beat South Florida Jan. 20 ... had 12 points and tied a career best with six rebounds at Washington State ... performed especially well against UCLA's press in a Feb. 1 win, with 10 points, nine assists and just one turnover ... two days later vs. USC, made four three-pointers on his way to 15 points, six assists and no turnovers ... had seven assists without a turnover vs. Washington State Feb. 24 ... played a strong game at UCLA March 1 with 16 points and three assists in 34 minutes ... finished the regular season with two of his better games with 10 assists against Arizona State March 8 and 14 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals vs. Arizona March 10 ... in Cal's NCAA Tournament game vs. Fresno State, paced the Bears with 15 points and three assists.

As a Freshman in 1999-00: Legans led the Bears in assists, steals, three-pointers and free throw shooting while also ranking second in scoring ... voted honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman ... his final numbers rated among the Top 5 on Cal's all-time freshman lists in assists (4th, 121), three-pointers made (2nd, 47), three-point percentage (1st, 42.7%), steals (3rd, 51) and free throw percentage (1st, 85.7%) ... scored a career-high 28 points (10-20 FG, 4-10 3P, 4-4 FT) against Arizona State Jan. 8 ... also had 20 points at Washington State and 19 points vs. San Jose State (6-8 FG, 5-7 3P, 2-2 FT) ... over his last 14 games, including the NIT, averaged 10.6 ppg, reaching double figures seven times ... his 42.7 three-point percentage ranked fifth on the Cal season list ... made 18 consecutive free throws from Nov. 20 (Houston) through Dec. 7 (San Jose State) ... had seven assists in his first collegiate game vs. TCU and had eight assists and no turnovers vs. Hofstra ... also had seven assists in Cal's NIT victory over Georgetown ... ranked among the Pac-10 leaders in assists (9th, 3.7 apg), steals (10th, 1.5 spg), three-point accuracy (4th, 42.7%) and free throw accuracy (3rd, 85.7%) ... picked off five steals against Washington Jan. 29 and had four more vs. UC Irvine Dec. 18 ... ranked second to Sean Lampley in minutes played (28.8 mpg) ... named to the all-tournament team at the Golden Bear Classic in December ... shot 85.0 percent (17-20) from the free throw line in the last two minutes (including OT) of games.

High School: Legans averaged 24 points, nine assists, four rebounds and six steals as a senior at Dos Pueblos HS ... named league MVP and Player of the Year for Santa Barbara County ... chosen All-CIF and all-state ... led team to the league title with a 22-8 record ... set school records for scoring, assists and steals ... scored 37 points with 10 assists and six steals in his final high school game ... rated seventh-best point guard in the country by Recruiting USA and the No. 19 point guard by PrepStar ... also selected an honorable mention All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook ... as a junior, voted team and league MVP while averaging 18 points, eight assists and four steals ... played for the L.A. Rockfish AAU team in the summer along with Cal teammates Solomon Hughes and Brian Wethers.

Personal: Shantay Andrade Legans ... born July 30, 1981 in Ventura, CA ... parents are Andrew and Susan Legans ... youngest of four siblings ... lists his favorite player as Jason Williams of the Sacramento Kings ... chose Cal after considering such schools as Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Virginia and Michigan State ... undeclared major.

Points: 28 vs. Arizona State, Jan. 8, 2000
Rebounds: 6 twice, last at Washington St., Jan. 25, 2001
Assists: 11 vs. Mississippi State, Nov. 13, 2000
Blocks: 0
Steals: 5 twice, last at Arizona State, Jan. 6, 2001

Year G-Gs Min Fg-Fga Pct 3p-3pa Pct Ft-Fta Pct Reb Avg Pf-D Ast To Blk St Tp Avg 2000 33-22 952 99-245 .404 47-110 .427 66-77 .857 76 2.3 73-2 121 83 0 51 311 9.4 2001 31-31 929 88-205 .429 47-123 .382 73-93 .785 83 2.7 63-0 148 64 0 43 296 9.5 Totals 64-53 1881 187-450 .416 94-233 .403 139-170 .818 159 2.5 136-2 269 147 0 94 607 9.5
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