Shantay Legans
Shantay Legans
Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Goleta, CA

High School:
Dos Pueblos

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/30/1981

Experience:
1V

Legans is a quick point guard who gained 22 starts as a freshman last season hopes to build on that experience to have a more consistent sophomore year sees the court well and is at his best on the fast break one of the top three-point and free throw shooters in the Pac-10 has added 10 pounds to his frame since the end of last season on the defensive end, also ranked among the league leaders in steals a smart player who enjoys directing the offense.

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, Nick Vander Laan 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.

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