Nationally-ranked Stanford Men's Basketball Team Opens Practice

Oct. 10, 2000

The 2000-01 Cardinal Varsity opens practice on Saturday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m. at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal returns ten lettermen, including three starters from a team that chalked up a 27-4 record and a second straight Pac-10championship last year ... Daily practices are open to the public and the news media ... Check with any member of the Stanford News Media Office on practice times.

The Nation's Top Pre-Season Teams
3. Blue Ribbon College Yearbook
4. The Sporting News
4. Sports College Basketball
5. Street & Smith's
5. Dick Vitale's College Basketball
7. Lindy's College Basketball
9. Basketball News
12. Slam Magazine

Stanford in the Pacific-10 Conference - Pre-Season Predictions
2. Athlon's
2. Basketball News
2. Dick Vitale's College Basketball
2. Lindy's College Basketball
2. Sports College Basketball
2. Street & Smith's
3. Fox Sports Net

'At some point it should become apparent that the Stanford program is not going away. In this era of instabilityelsewhere, Stanford may now be as sturdy anddependable as any operation.'
Street & Smith's

'Last season's finish marked the Cardinal's sixth consecutive seasonwith 20 wins or more and an NCAA Tournament appearance. This year doesn't appear to be any different, as the Cardinalwill challenge Arizona for the Pac-10 title.'

'What are the odds that the Cardinal will again be ranked #1 at some period this year? Not bad.'
Lindy's College Basketball

'Over the last decade, Stanford has become one of the most dominant basketball programs in the country ... Very little should change this season.'
Sports College Basketball

'Stanford's Basketball reputation now rivals its academic rep.'
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star

All-America Teams
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Playboy)
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Street & Smith's)
2nd team - Casey Jacobsen (Basketball News)
2nd team - Casey Jacobsen (Sports College Basketball)

Pac-10 Team
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Athlon's)
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Basketball News)
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Fox Sports)
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Lindy's)
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Sports College Basketball)
1st team - Casey Jacobsen (Street & Smith's)
2nd team - Casey Jacobsen (Dick Vitale's Hoops)
2nd team - Jarron Collins (Lindy's)
3rd team - Jarron Collins (Athlon's)

John Wooden Candidates
Jarron Collins
Casey Jacobsen

Naismith Player of the Year Candidates
Jarron Collins
Casey Jacobsen

Coach of the Year
Mike Montgomery (Fox Sports Net)

Stanford Schedule - 2000-01
The highlight of Stanford's schedule includes a game against #1 ranked Duke on Dec. 21 at the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland ... Duke has been ranked #1 in several pre-season magazine polls ... Another top game will be against Arizona on Jan. 6 in Tucson, and Mar. 8 at Stanford ... The Wildcats are ranked #1 by Basketball News, and Street & Smith's, and ranked #2 in several pre-season polls ... Other games against nationally-ranked teams include UCLA, USC,and a possible game vs Utah at the Puerto Rico Shootout (Nov. 23-25).