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  Taj Finger
Taj Finger

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mt. Kisco, NY

High School:
Fox Lane

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Position:
F

Major:
Communications

03/01/2008

No. 8 Stanford Rallies to Defeat No. 22 WSU

Brook Lopez scores 19 of his 25 points in the second half

02/07/2008

Stanford 72, Oregon 43

PAC 10 Hoops

01/26/2008

Lopez Duo Leads No. 20 Stanford to Third Straight Win

Brook Lopez has 23 points; Robin Lopez adds four blocks

01/13/2008

Oregon Pulls Off Upset of No. 23 Stanford

Brook Lopez ties career-high with 26 points

01/28/2007

Stanford vs. UCLA (Jan. 28, 2007)

Stanford vs. UCLA (Jan. 28, 2007)


2007-08: Game-by-Game Stats ... First Team Pac-10 All-Academic ... participated in all 36 games, making four starts ... averaged 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest ... made 79-143 from the field, translating to 55.2-percent ... scored in double-figures in six games ... led team in rebounding five games ... matched a career-high with 15 points in a win over Harvard on Nov. 9 ... poured in 11 points and snagged seven boards in a win over Sacramento State on Nov. 27 ... added 11 points and five boards off the bench in a win at Colorado on Dec. 2 ... notched his first career double-double against Santa Clara on Dec. 19 with 10 points and 11 rebounds during his first start of the year ... grabbed eight rebounds and scored four points in 16 minutes off the bench at Oregon State on Jan. 10 ... scored nine points (5-6 from the free throw line) in 13 minutes off the bench at Oregon on Jan. 13 ... chipped in with six points and six boards against Arizona on Jan. 17 ... added eight points and eight rebounds off the bench in 26 minutes at Washington State on Feb. 2 ... almost posted a double-double with nine points and 10 boards in 21 minutes off the bench against Oregon State on Feb. 9 ... added nine points off the bench in a win over Wash-ington on Feb. 28 ... tallied 10 points off the bench in 23 minutes at UCLA on Mar. 6 ... pitched in with 10 points against Cornell on Mar. 20 in the NCAA Tournament

2006-07: Game-by-Game Stats ... Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic ... saw action in all 31 games, appearing as a reserve in each of those contests ... averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... 37-47 from the charity stripe ... averaged 13.3 minutes per game ... scored in double-figures three times ... pulled down at least five rebounds in a game on seven different occasions ... 19-20 from the free throw line in road games and 15-23 in home games ... scored a season-best 14 points and tallied eight rebounds against Arizona State on Dec. 28 ... added 12 points on 5-6 shooting against Northwestern on Nov. 17 ... poured in 11 points against UC Davis on Nov. 28.

2005-06: Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic ... participated in 30 contests, making 28 starts ... consistent minute-eater, averaging 19.9 minutes per game ... made 48.7-percent from the field, second highest among the five regular starters ... averaged 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... established a career-best 15 points against San Francisco on Nov. 23 ... five days later against Cal Poly, scored 13 points and pulled down a season-best eight boards versus Cal Poly on Nov. 28 ... played a career-high 31 minutes against Virginia Tech on Dec. 17 ... scored in double-figures four times, including twice against Pac-10 foes ... grabbed at least five rebounds in a game on nine different occasions ... of his 98 rebounds, 42 were on the offensive glass.

2004-05: Played in 29 games, all off the bench ... logged double-digits in minutes in 14 of those games ... played a season-high 18 minutes and grabbed a season-high five rebounds against UCLA on Feb. 20 ... collected a season-high six points in 11 minutes against Washington on Mar. 11 in the Pac-10 Tournament ... made his collegiate debut in the season opener against San Francisco on Nov. 19, scoring two points and hauling down four boards in 10 minutes ... scored five points against USC on Feb. 17.

High School: A four-year starter at Fox Lane High School ... team captain for three years ... during his senior season, averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds, 8 blocks, 5 steals, and 4.5 assists, leading his team in all categories ... led his team (25-4) to the sectional championship (was voted sectional tournament MVP) for the first time in 20 years and to the New York state Final Four for the first time in the school's history ... named First Team All-State ... three-time All-League and two-time All-Section player ... Mr. Basketball 2004 by the Westchester County Basketball Coaches Association ... Player of the Year by the New York Journal News ... as a senior, he received the Con-Edison Scholar-Athlete Award ... played AAU for the Tim Thomas Playaz ... attended the Adidas ABCD camp in New Jersey ... also named all-league in track and field (high jump) ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Parents are James and Alice Finger ... has one brother, Nic, and two sisters, Aria and Chelsea ... hobbies include filmmaking, writing novels and watching The Office ... hopes to eventually become a director of major motion pictures ... describes most memorable athletic moment as "pitching and winning the championship game in Little League baseball. I struck out the final batter for the win."

Career Highs
Pts: 15, 2x, last vs. Harvard (11/9/07)
Rebs: 11, vs. Santa Clara (12/19/07)
Assists: 4, vs. Siena (11/11/06)
FG: 6, 2x, last vs. Harvard (11/9/07)
3-Pts.: 1, 4x, last vs. Washington State (3/1/08)
FT: 8, at Arizona State (12/28/06)
Steals: 3, vs. Oregon State (1/5/06)
Blocks: 2, 9x, last vs. Oregon (2/17/07)
Mins: 31, vs. Virginia Tech (12/17/05)

YearGGSFG-FGAPct.3FG-3FGAPct.FT-FTAPct.Pts.Avg.Reb.Avg.PF-FOAst.TOBlk.Stl.Min.Avg.
2004-0529015-44.3410-2.00011-15.733411.4421.431-01012452669.2
2005-06302858-119.4872-6.33326-41.6341444.8983.377-32634221459819.9
2006-0731041-86.4771-4.25037-47.7871203.9892.971-11729151141313.3
2007-0836479-143.5522-9.22251-68.7502115.91584.470-11825121665818.3
Totals12632193-392.4925-21.238125-171.7305164.13873.1249-5711005346193515.3

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