THIS SEASON: Jeff Trepagnier, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound senior guard who is set to start for his third consecutive season, is a well-rounded swingman and one of the top athletes in the nation, as evidenced by his 40-inch vertical leap and high-jumping performance for the Trojan track team. Trepagnier, USC's second-leading returning scorer and third-leading returning rebounder, looks to continue the improvements that have made him one of the country's most versatile players in 2001.
CAREER: Trepagnier has started 58 of his 85 games at USC ... He enters 2001 third on USC's career chart in steals (178), fourth in blocked shots (84) and tied for 15th in three-pointers (53).
BIBBY ON TREPAGNIER: "Jeff Trepagnier is an example of someone who has improved each year he has been here. When he came to USC, he was more of an athlete than a basketball player. But through a lot of hard work, he is rounding into a complete player. He's not quite there yet. He still needs to work on his ball-handling and becoming more consistent on his finishes, but he has made big strides. Last year, he proved to be one of our top outside shooters. We expect nothing but more improvements from Jeff this year."
1999-2000: Trepagnier earned 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention and NABC All-District 15 second team honors as a 2000 junior guard ... He led the Pac-10 in steals (3.2, ninth nationally) and was the only player in the league to finish in the Top 10 in five statistical categories, posting career highs in each: steals, blocked shots (1.4, fourth), scoring (15.9, sixth), rebounding (6.6, 10th) and three-point percentage (.380, 10th) ... He had a USC single-season record 94 steals (third-most ever in the Pac-10), breaking the old mark of 62 (Derrick Dowell) ... He set a school record with 10 steals vs. Utah State in the Maui Invitational, breaking his old mark of eight ... Trepagnier earned his first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor the last week of the season when he averaged 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 steals as USC swept the Washington schools ... He scored a career-high 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting vs. Washington and 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting plus 10 rebounds vs. UCLA ... Scored five of his 16 points vs. Arizona State in the final 90 seconds of regulation to erase an 82-77 USC deficit and force overtime in an eventual Trojan win ... He made a career-high four three-pointers at Oregon State ... He was one of only two players shorter than 6-foot-8 to be in the Pac-10's Top 10 in blocks (the other was Washington State's 6-foot-6 Tyrone Evans) ... He averaged 36.3 minutes per game, the most by a Trojan since Derrick Dowell averaged 36.8 in 1987 ... He had five double-doubles and played every minute of a game seven times.
1999-2000 Track and Field: For the second consecutive year, Trepagnier followed basketball season by competing on the track and field team in the high jump ... He won the event at the UCLA meet for the second straight season with a leap of 6-foot-9 ... He then took second at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships for the second year in a row with a jump of 7-foot-1, tying for the fifth-best jump in school history ... He narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships, falling just short of the 7-foot-1 3/4 requirement.
1998-99: Trepagnier had an impact season as a 1999 sophomore guard, starting 24 of 28 games ... He was USC's second-leading rebounder (5.4) and third-leading scorer (11.8) and was the only Pac-10 player to finish in the Top 10 in steals (1.8), blocks (1.1) and field goal percentage (.492, 125-of-254) ... He had at least one block 17 times, at least two blocks 10 times and at least two steals 13 times ... He had a USC-high five double-doubles on the season, including a career night at Wyoming in the first round of the NIT ... Against the Cowboys, Trepagnier scored a then-career-high 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and had a USC season- and career-high 17 rebounds (the most for a Trojan since 1996) in 37 minutes ... The game before, at Arizona State, Trepagnier had 17 points and 12 rebounds ... He scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds against Washington at the Sports Arena and had 22 points and seven boards at Kansas ... Trepagnier broke USC's single-game steals record with eight swipes against Loyola Marymount, complementing his 18 points and 11 rebounds ... He scored 19 points, including a handful of monster dunks, at UC Santa Barbara and had 18 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks at Washington State.
1998-99 Track and Field: Trepagnier used his excellent leaping abilities to compete in the high jump in two meets for the USC track and field team ... Despite never having competed in the event before, Trepagnier, after just several practices, won the event at the USC-UCLA dual meet, leaping 6-9 3/4 ... He then took second place at the Pac-10 Championships with a jump of 7-0 1/2.
1997-98: Trepagnier averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a true freshman ... He was second on the team in steals (28) and third in offensive rebounds (42) ... He was given the Tom Kimmel Memorial Award (sixth man) at the team banquet ... In the upset of No. 2 Arizona, Trepagnier made three of the key plays in the game — setting a screen for Adam Spanich's three-pointer at the end of regulation, scoring the first basket of the overtime on a follow-slam and sinking a pair of free throws with 1:12 left ... Against Washington State at the Sports Arena, he scored eight points, pulled down six rebounds and made a key block in the final second of regulation (USC went on to win the game in overtime) ... At UCLA, he scored a then-career-high 18 points to go along with four rebounds and four steals ... At California, he came off the bench to score 12 points (4-of-4 from the field, including two spectacular dunks) and also had three rebounds and two steals in only 15 minutes of action ... Against UNLV, Trepagnier contributed with 11 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.
HIGH SCHOOL: Trepagnier averaged 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game as a senior in 1997 at Compton (Calif.) High ... He led the Tarbabes to a 24-6 overall record and the Moore League championship (10-0 in league play) ... Trepagnier's honors included USA Today All-USA honorable mention, Street & Smith High School All-