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  Chris Hernandez
Chris Hernandez

Player Profile

Fresno, CA

High School:
Clovis West

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190



Stanford: A John R. Wooden pre-season All-America candidate ... Arguably one of the most skillful and intelligent point-guards in the country ... When he is on the court, he simply makes everyone else better ... Chris' quickness, strength and shooting range make him difficult to defend.

Record Book (2001-)
9. Season Steals (2004-05) 52
9. Career Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (2001-) .410
11. Career Three-Point Field Goals (2001-) 123
12. Career Three-Point Field Goal Attempts (2001-) 300
20. Season Assists (2004-05) 120

2005-06 Season (Senior): Started in all 30 games for the Cardinal ... Averaged 14.0 points and led the team with a .901 free throw shooting percentage ... First-team Pac-10 All-Conference honoree ... Became the 34th player in school history to reach 1,000 points for his career ending with 1,265 ... First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Led the squad with 35 steals on the year and 99 assists ... Scored a season-high 28 points twice during the year ... Knocked down a career-best seven three-pointers against Arizona (2/19) ... With 0.2 second left on the clock, senior Hernandez was fouled beyond the three-point line with Stanford trailing by three against Washington. The Fresno native stepped to the charity stripe and drained two of the three before the Huskies called a timeout. Hernandez then made the third free throw to send the game into overtime which the Cardinal won 76-67 ... The very next game, Hernandez hit a three-pointer with 11.3 second left on the clock to give Stanford the 57-56 win over Oregon. Saturday night, he scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Cardinal to a 71-64 win over Oregon State, after leading scorer Matt Haryasz left the game with an eye injury in the first half ... Against USC, Hernandez sank two free throws with four seconds left to lift Stanford to a 58-56 victory over Trojans, leading the team with 16 points on the night ... Was tabbed Pac-10 Player of the Week (Feb. 6) ... Dished out a season-high seven assists against Washington (2/23) ... Tallied 23 games in double figures in points ... His 198 career three-pointers ranks fourth in the Cardinal record book while his 396 career assists puts him fifth all-time ... His 138 career steals ranks fifth as well on The Farm ... Averaged 33.1 minutes per game in 2005-06 ... Went 5-for-5 from beyond the arc in route to a 20 point game vs. California (1/13) ... His 75 three-point FG this year ranks sixth for a single season at Stanford ... His .859 (359-418) free throw percentage ranks sixth all-time on The Farm while his season FT percentage of .901 (109-121) puts him fourth for a single season.

2004-05 Season (Junior): For a second straight season, named first team All Pacific-10 Conference ... Named 2005 Hank Luisetti Most Valuable Player ... A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's best point-guard ... Named a District-8 ESPN The Magazine University Division First Team All-Academic selection ... Also named All Pac-10 Academic first team ... Carries a 3.20 in Sociology ... Named to the five-man National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District-14 first team along with teammate Dan Grunfeld ... A pre-season John Wooden All-America candidate ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team ... A co-captain along with Nick Robinson ... Completed his second season as the starter at point-guard ... The team leader in minutes played (34.8 mpg, #3 in the Pac-10) ... Played 30 or more minutes in 27 of 30 games played, including a string of 15 straight games to end the season ... Stanford's leading active scorer (15.2 ppg, #9 in the Pac-10) ... Tallied a career-high 37 points in Stanford's 78-65 victory over UCLA (2/20/05) ... That was the most number of points by a Stanford player since Casey Jacobsen scored 41 points against Oregon during the 2001-02 season ... Started the year with 30 points (6-for-9 from the floor, 17-for-18 from the free throw line) against USF (11/19/04) ... Scored 29 points (10-for-11 from the free throw line) at Oregon State (2/24/05) ... Helped lead Stanford to victory over nationally-ranked Arizona (1/8/05) with 23 points, a career-high six steals and four assists ... Scored 23 points and made six free throws in the final 21 seconds in Stanford's 69-65 victory vs Oregon State (1/27/05) ... Averaging 4.0 apg (#6 in the Pac-10) ... Dished out a season-high seven assists at Santa Clara (11/28/04) ... The team leader in three-pointers made (65) ... Hit 5-of-7 three point attempts at California (1/15/05) ... Hitting .404 (65-for-161) from behind the arc, eighth-best in the Pac-10 ... Averaged 1.73 steals per game, fourth-best in the Pac-10 ... Collected five steals at USC (1/22/05) ... Shot .811 from the free throw line, sixth-best in the Pac-10.

2003-04 Season (Sophomore): A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, symbolic of the nation's top point-guard ... Stanford's fourth leading scorer (10.0 ppg) ... Named first team All Pac-10 and also to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) District-9 first team ... Also named first team Basketball Times All-District (West Coast) ... Named second team All Pacific-10 Academic ... The Pac-10 leader in free throw percentage (.914, 96-for-105, fourth nationally) ... Hit 31 straight free throws before missing against Washington State (1/2/04) ... First in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.460, 46-for-100) ... First on the team in steals (33) ... Averaged 4.4 assists per game, eighth-best in the Pac-10 ... Had an assist/turnover ratio of 1.83, #6 in the Pac-10 ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for helping lead Stanford to two victories at UC Irvine (72-59, 11/25/03) and Rice (60-56, 11/30/03) ... Scored 39 points against UCI and Rice ... Scored a career-high 22 points (16 in the first half) along with five assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes of play at UC Irvine ... Hit 8-of-9 shots from the floor, and 6-for-7 from three-point territory against the Anteaters ... Hit a career-high six three-pointers against UCI ... Scored 17 points (15 in the second half), dished out four assists and stole two passes in the win at Rice ... Hit 4-of-6 shots from the floor, and 2-for-3 from three-point territory ... Was 7-for-7 from the free throw line, including four free throws in the final 18 seconds to ice the game at Rice ... In the two games against UC Irvine and Rice, hit 12-of-15 shots for 80 percent, 8-of-10 from three-point range, and 7-for-7 from the free throw line ... Dished out nine assists along with two steals in 67 minutes of play ... Matched his career-high with 22 points (10-for-12 from the floor throw line), four assists and three steals in Stanford's 83-80 come-from-behind victory at Oregon (1/31/04) ... Scored all 22 of his points in the second half against Oregon (1/31/04) ... Tallied 21 points at Washington (3/5/04) ... Collected 20 points (5-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-4 from behind the arc, 7-for-7 from the free throw line) against Arizona (2/7/04) ... Scored 18 points (4-for-6 from the floor, 3-for-3 from three-point territory, 7-for-8 from the free throw line) in Stanford's 77-67 victory over USC (1/24/04) ... Stole a career-high four passes in the 62-48 victory at Oregon State (1/29/04) ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds at California (2/14/04).

2002-03 Season: A broken foot sidelined Chris for the 2002-03 season ... Projected as the team's starting point-guard, but broke a bone in his left foot during practice on Oct. 26 ... That pushed him out of action until the Dec. 14 game against St. Mary's when he collected three assists in six minutes of play ... But he then rebroke the bone in his left foot two nights later against Montana (12/16/02) ... Gained medical redshirt year.

2001-02 Season (Freshman): Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 freshman ... Named winner of the Roy Young Toughness Award ... One of Stanford's two reserve point-guards ... Appeared in 29 games with a season-high 23 minutes against Washington State (1/17/02) and Washington (2/14/02), 22 against Washington (1/19/02), 21 against Oregon (1/12/02) and USC (2/21/02) and 20 minutes against Oregon State (1/10/02) and Western Kentucky (3/14/02) ... Played double-digits in minutes in 19 games ... Collected a season-high 14 points (4-for-5 from three-point territory), four assists and two steals ... Scored eleven points (8-for-8 from the free throw line) against Western Kentucky (3/14/02) at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Tallied ten points, four rebounds and three assists against Belmont (12/18/01).

High School: Helped lead Clovis West High School to 134 wins during his career ... During his senior season, helped lead Clovis West High School to a 31-3 record, the section and league championship, and a trip to finals of the Southern Section ... Clovis West was ranked second in the state and 12th in the nation during his senior season (16.7 ppg, 6.9 apg) ... Shot 51 percent from the floor and 83 percent from the free throw line ... Scored 29 points against Modesto Christian ... Gained numerous awards during his senior campaign, including all-state, MVP of the region and all-league ... A nominee for the McDonald's All-America team ... Named the California State Division I Player of the Year during his junior campaign ... Helped lead Clovis West to the California state championship game during his junior season ... He helped sparkplug the team that tied a state record with 39 victories (39-3) while averaging 13.7 points and 7.0 assists per game ... During his junior season, Clovis West enjoyed a #3 state ranking, and ninth in the country ... During his high school career, Clovis West scored big wins over such notables as state champion Dominguez and Mater Dei ... Earned a silver medal as a member of the 2000 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Team.

Cardinal Catalogue: Played a high school game with nine stitches in his hand, and in another game, suffered a gash that eventually required seven stitches ... Gained numerous academic honors, including CSF scholar-athlete ... Played on the 2000 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival West Team that won the silver medal.


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