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  Joe Kirchofer
Joe Kirchofer

Player Profile

Elk Grove, CA

High School:
Laguna Creek

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 250


Urban Studies

Stanford: Joe is an outstanding young man, who is very competitive and has a great court presence and attitude ... A natural shot blocker, a great rebounder and an excellent scorer ... Can face up and shoot the ball up to 17 feet ... He is also good with his back to the basket, and handles the ball well for a player his size ... But more importantly, Joe is a great young man ... One in a million.

Record Book (1999-)
9. Career Field Goal Pct (1999-) .549
9. Season Games (2002-03) 33

2002-03 Season (Junior): Tri-Captain ... An experienced forward/center who gave Stanford strength around the basket ... Played double-digit minutes in 15 games, including a season-high 17 minutes against Gonzaga (12/29/02) ... Shot .558 from the floor ... Played a pivotal role in Stanford's 72-60 victory over California (3/8/03) ... Played eleven minutes and responded with a season-high eight points (4-for-4 from the floor), a season-high six rebounds and one block ... Grabbed five rebounds against North Carolina (11/29/02) ... Scored a season-high eight points along with three rebounds in 13 minutes of play at Oregon (2/6/03) ... Collected seven points (3-for-4 from the floor) along with six rebounds in 16 minutes of play against USC (3/13/03) in the opening round of the Pac-10 Tournament ... Added six points in 16 minutes of play at Oregon State (2/9/03) ... Named first team All Pac-10 Academic.

2001-02 Season (Sophomore): Returned to the Cardinal varsity after redshirting the 2000-01 season ... Played in 27 games, and hit 23-of-38 shots for 61 percent ... Hit 27-of-33 free throw attempts for .818 ... Made his first collegiate start against Oregon State (2/9/02) ... Played a career-high 24 minutes at USC (1/26/02) and responded with a career-high in points (10) and rebounds (9) ... Played a key role in Stanford's 90-87 overtime victory over Oregon (2/7/02) ... Scored nine points (4-for-6 from the floor) and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in 22 minutes of play against the Ducks ... Scored five points in four minutes of play against Southern Utah (11/20/01) ... Grabbed five rebounds in nine minutes of play against Texas (12/1/01).

2000-01 Season: Redshirted.

1999-00 Season (Freshman): Played 17 minutes against Cal State Bakersfield (11/24/99), where he produced six points, three rebounds and two blocks ... Snared six rebounds, four points, three blocks, two steals and two assists against New Hampshire (12/29/99) ... Tallied six points in 12 minutes of play against Nevada (12/16/99) ... Played in 22 games.

High School: Enjoyed a highly successful senior season averaging 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks per game at Laguna Creek High School ... Shot 60 percent for the season on a team which chalked up a 26-6 record and won the Sac Joaquin Section Division I championship ... An all-area and all-league selection ... Selected to play, along with Cardinal teammate Justin Davis, in the adidas/Double Pump California All-Star Classic, featuring the top high school stars in the state ... Named to the Orange County Register (Fabulous 15) third team ... Prior to his senior season, named an honorable mention All-American by Blue Ribbon Yearbook ... During his junior campaign, averaged 11.3 points, 13 rebounds and nearly five blocks per game in leading his team to a 17-11 record and the regional playoffs ... In a game against rival Elk Grove High School in his junior season, Joe chalked up a triple-double (30 rebounds, 16 points, 14 blocks) ... Not only was Kirchofer an outstanding player, he was also an outstanding student (4.3 gpa, third in his graduating class).

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