Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Salpointe Catholic HS
1999-00 (Junior): Played in the most games during his career (16) and started once... In the only start of his career, played nine minutes at home against Washington and did not commit a turnover... Started at the point in place of Jason Gardner... He scored in two games, netting three points against Nebraska in the Las Vegas Showdown and two at Arizona State... In that win over the Cornhuskers, he hit his only three-point attempt of the year while pulling down two rebounds and a steal... Played a season and a career-high 13 minutes against IUPUI... Missed the Washington and Washington State road games due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee... Suffered the injury against Oregon State on Feb. 5.
1998-99 (Sophomore): Scored a career high six points against UC-Irvine, although teammate and roommie Justin Wessel is quick to point out that Ash bettered that outing with eight points in the team's annual charity wheelchair game last April... Made his first career three-pointer in UCI game and was 3-of-4 from the free throw line... Came in and played what was then a career-high six minutes at Brigham Young and missed his only field goal attempt... Played nine minutes in the win over Washington State and hit a free throw... Against Oregon State in Tucson, he was 3-of-4 from the free throw line in one minute of play... Mary Roby Academic Achievement award winner in the spring semester (honor for Arizona student athletes who maintain a 3.0 GPA or better for two calendar semesters).
1997-98: Redshirt season.
1996-97 (Freshman): Earned a spot on the team and saw action in nine games, playing a total of 21 minutes... Part of the credit for Arizona's national championship went to him and the other members of the UA scout team who understood their roles in practice situation... Scored his first collegiate point on a free throw versus Robert Morris... Added two rebounds as well... First and only field goal was in the win over Oregon State in Tucson... Scored two points in that game and received the most playing time of the season - five minutes... First career steal against Washington State in Tucson... Played three minutes against Jackson State and recorded his first assist.
High School: Played for Brian Peabody at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson... An All-City performer in both his junior and senior seasons... As a senior, was the starting point guard and averaged 10 ppg and handed out 8.0 apg... A three year letterman for the Lancers...Played against 1998 NBA No. 2 pick, and former UA star Mike Bibby in an outing against Bibby's Shadow Mountain HS... Scored 19 points and had 11 assists in leading his team to victory over what was the No. 1 team in the state at the time.
Personal: John Peter Ash... Born 9-10-77 in Tucson, Ariz... Parents
are Steve and Crissy Ash... Both parents graduated from the University
of Arizona... Majoring in finance and would like to work for Viacom following
graduation... Attended the Lute Olson basketball camps as a youngster for
12 years and worked as a counselor for one camp.
Ash's Career Statistics
Ash's Postseason Statistics