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Will Bynum
Will Bynum


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Crane Tech Prep

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 193




General: Bynum is a highlight reel waiting to happen ... An ultra-talented point guard with tremendous potential ... Poised for a breakout season after averaging 6.4 points and 1.4 assists as a freshman ... Very quick with the ball and possesses an excellent hesitation move with the ability to leave defenders behind ... Often plays big in big games, as he tallied double figures against No. 5 Florida, No. 18 USC and No. 3 Oklahoma ... Needs to improve his field goal percentage and defensive awareness.

2002-03 (Sophomore): Announced that he was leaving the team Jan. 6 ... Elected not to travel with the team to Oregon on Jan. 2-4 ... With the return of Salim Stoudamire to health, Bynum is settling into the sixth man role ... Second on the team with 13 treys this season ... Scored two points and added two assists in seven minutes vs. Boston University on 12/30 ... Tallied two points and a rebound on 12/28 vs. Davidson ... Hit just 1-of-9 FG on 12/21 at Louisiana State, but contributed four rebounds and a steal ... Made his second start of the year vs. Texas on 12/15 ... Set new career highs with 19 points (14 in first half) and seven rebounds on 12/7 at San Diego State ... Scored five points and added two boards on 12/3 vs. Saint Louis ... Scored a career-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from three-point range on 11/27 vs. Northern Arizona to go with three boards and four assists ... Tallied 12 points, four assists and two steals in the season opener vs. Western Kentucky on 11/23.

Summer 2002: Averaged 12.8 points 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game on Arizona's 10-game tour of Australia ... Saw action in six contests (three starts) after returning home to Chicago to be with his mother, Rose, who had been in the hospital ... Scored in double figures three times on the tour, including a 24-point outburst vs. the Sydney Kings on May 24 ... Shot 86.4 percent (19-of-22) from the line Down Under ... Managed to amaze quite a few Australians with his leaping (and dunking) ability.

2001-02 (Freshman): Ranked second on the team with a .583 FG percentage in the Pac-10 Tournament ... Shot just .344 (73-of-212) on the year, but was slightly better in conference play at .375 ... Posted three straight double-figure scoring efforts twice this year (vs. Valpo, Oregon and Oregon State/California, Arizona State and California) ... Finished the year with nine double-figure scoring games ... One of two Wildcats to finish in double figures (10 points) on 3/21 vs. Oklahoma in the West Regional Semifinal, while adding three rebounds ... Collected two points and a steal vs. Wyoming on 3/16 in the NCAA Tournament second round ... Totaled one board and one assist in the NCAA Tournament-opening win over UCSB on 3/14 ... Grabbed a rebound ion three minutes of action in the Pac-10 Tournament championship game vs. USC on 3/9 ... Hit 4-of-5 FGs en route to 10 points and three assists on 3/8 vs. California ... Scored in double figures for the second straight time with 10 points (4-of-6 FT) vs. Arizona State in the Pac-10 Tournament on 3/7 ... Finished in double figures for the sixth time this season with a 14-point effort on 3/2 vs. California with four of his five FGs coming from behind the arc ... DNP on 2/28 vs. Stanford after missing a practice ... Equaled a season high with four rebounds vs. Arizona State on 2/20, including two key boards in the final minute of play to help preserve the win ... Saw just five minutes of action at USC on 2/16 ... Scored all six points in the second half and added two rebounds and an assist and steal on 2/14 at UCLA ... DNP vs. Washington State on 2/9 due to an upper respiratory-type infection ... Tallied two steals vs. Washington on 2/7 ... Scored five points in the win at Stanford on 2/2 ... Collected four points on two key second half FGs to go with an assist and a steal on 1/31 at California ... Passed out a career-best seven assists (one turnover), while adding five points and two boards, vs. Connecticut on 1/26 ... Posted six points, two boards an assist and a steal on 1/23 at Arizona State ... Tallied eight points and four rebounds on 1/19 vs. UCLA, including a solid defensive effort in the second half ... A key factor of the bench in the win over USC on 1/17, hitting 6-of-8 FGs (4-of-4 treys) to finish with 17 points, three rebounds and a steal in just 15 minutes ... Missed three shots and grabbed a rebound in nine minutes at Washington on 1/12 ... Tallied eight points and equaled a season best with four assists at Washington State on 1/10 ... Scored all 10 of his points in the second half as UA rallied to beat Oregon State on 1/6 ... Hit a season-high seven FGs en route to 15 points vs. Oregon on 1/4, his third double figure scoring game of the year ... Finished in double figures for the first time since the Florida game with 10 points and three assists vs. Valpo on 12/30 ... Equaled a season high with four assists in 22 minutes vs. Pepperdine on 12/28 ... Tallied five points and an assist on 12/22 at Oregon ... DNP at Oregon State on 12/20 for a violation of team policy ... Dropped in a season-best 4-of-5 FTs to go with three assists in 30 minutes at Michigan State on 12/15 ... Collected a career-high four assists to go with six points vs. Purdue on 12/8 ... Played his best all-around game of the year in limiting Illinois' Cory Bradford to just seven points (3-of-15 FG) on 12/4, while hitting two key treys and adding three assists and three steals ... Scored five points (2-of-9 FG) and added three boards and two assists vs. Kansas on 12/1 ... Hit just 1-of-6 FGs at Texas on 11/17 ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic with a 16-point (3-5 3-FGs) effort in the win over No. 5 Florida on 11/9 ... Finished with four points, three rebounds and a steal in the win over No. 2 Maryland on 11/8.

High School: One of five Arizona recruits to ink during the early signing period in November 2000 ... One of the featured players on the Fox Sports Net's weekly show "Preps, " which highlighted Chicago-area high school players ... An athletic point guard that can score from the perimeter and get to the basket ... Listed on Bob Gibbons' All-Star National Top-50 Seniors ... Rated as the No. 50 player nationally by HoopScoop magazine ... Played for Team USA/Texas in the 2001 Global Games, held in Dallas, Texas ... Averaged 27.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists as a senior ... Earned all-city and Chicago Public Player-of-the-Year honors ... Participated in the Wendy's All-Star Shootout (Chicago) and the Nike Derby Festival Classic (Louisville, Ky.) ... A 2001 Chicago Tribune first-team all-state selection ... As a junior, averaged 22.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game for coach Anthony Longstreet at Crane Tech Prep ... Led the team to a 20-9 record in 2000, where the Cougars advanced to the Class AA "Elite Eight" ... Bynum is a four-time all-Chicago Public League pick, a three-time all-city selection and earned all-state honors as a junior and senior ... He is a Street & Smith's all-metro Chicago selection and earned MVP honors in the Nike Back to School Classic ... He was rated as the No. 93 recruit nationally and the No. 15 point guard by Fast Break Recruiting Service hading into his senior season. He was a 1999 Chicago High School Public League all-academic honoree, as well.

Bynum, Will

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2001-02 31-9 584/18.8 73-212 .344 25-98 .255 26-40 .650 8-40 48 1.5 50-0 44 49 1 21 197/6.4 2002-03 8-2 133/16.6 21-59 .356 13-37 .351 7-12 .583 11-11 22 2.8 14-0 12 17 0 7 62/7.8 TOTAL 39-11 717/18.4 94-271 .347 38-135 .281 33-52 .635 19-51 70 1.8 64-0 56 66 1 28 259/6.6

Bynum's Pac-10 Conference Statistics Season G-GS Min FG-FGA Pct. 3FG Pct. FT-FTA Pct. OR/DR Tot-Avg PF-D Ast TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg 2001-02 15-3 262 39-104 .375 14-52 .269 8-15 .533 1/21 22-1.5 27-0 13 23 0 9 100-6.7 Totals 15-3 262 39-104 .375 14-52 .269 8-15 .533 1/21 22-1.5 27-0 13 23 0 9 100-6.7

Bynum's NCAA Tournament Statistics Season G-GS Min FG-FGA Pct. 3FG Pct. FT-FTA Pct. OR/DR Tot-Avg PF-D Ast TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg 2001-02 3-0 43 4-16 .250 1-8 .125 3-3 1.000 2/2 4-1.3 5-0 1 2 0 1 12-4.0 Totals 3-0 43 4-16 .250 1-8 .125 3-3 1.000 2/2 4-1.3 5-0 1 2 0 1 12-4.0

Career Highs Points: 17, vs. USC, 1/17/2002 Rebounds: 4, three times, last, vs. Arizona State, 2/20/2002 Field Goals: 7, vs. Oregon, 1/4/2002 Field Goal Attempts: 15, vs. Oregon, 1/4/2002 3-Point Field Goals: 4, twice, last, vs. California, 3/2/2002 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 9, twice, last, vs. California, 3/2/2002 Free Throws: 4, twice, last, vs. Arizona State, 3/7/2002 Free Throw Attempts: 6, vs. Arizona State, 3/7/2002 Assists: 7, vs. Connecticut, 1/26/2002 Steals: 3, vs. Illinois, 12/4/2001 Blocked Shots: 1, vs. Illinois, 12/4/2001 Minutes Played: 31, twice, last, vs. Oregon, 1/4/2002