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Anthony Stover
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Anthony Stover 1265411
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 243
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
High School: Windward School
Played in 28 games, making three starts ... averaged 0.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in 8.4 minutes per contest ... led the team and ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in blocks per game (1.4 bpg, 39 overall) while ranking eighth on the team in minutes (236, 8.4 mpg) ... his 25 blocks in league action ranked sixth in the Pac-12 (1.6 bpg) ... recorded at least one block in 18 of 28 games played, including in 11 of the last 14 games ... recorded at least two blocks in 12 games ... had more blocks (39) than points (15) for the second consecutive season ... averaged 6.6 blocks per 40 minutes played ... grabbed at least one rebound in 17 of 28 games played, including a season-high six rebounds in UCLA's win over Utah (Jan. 26) ... logged a career-high five blocks in a win over UC Davis (Dec. 17) ... five blocks against UC Davis were tied for sixth-most by an individual in the Pac-12 ... missed the first two games of the season after suffering a subluxated left shoulder in practice on Oct. 26 ... later missed three straight games (vs. California on Feb. 11, vs. USC on Feb. 15 and at St. John's on Feb. 18) with tendonitis in his left foot ... first start of the season came in his first game of the year in the win over Chaminade (first round of Maui Invitational, Nov. 21) ... made his second start in the third-place game against No. 15 Michigan.

Played in 32 games, making 12 starts ... averaged 0.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... his 28 blocks (0.9 blocks per game) ranked third on the squad and 11th in the Pac-10, despite ranking ninth on the team in minutes played (255 minutes, 8.0 mpg) ... had more blocks (28) than points (21) or field goal attempts (23) ... grabbed at least one rebound in 22 of 32 games ... had at least one block in nine of the last 12 games (including a total of three in two NCAA Tournament games) and recorded at least one block in 17 of 32 games ... recorded two blocks or more in seven games ... made his first collegiate start in the home win over California (Jan. 20) and had four rebounds, one block and one steal ... made his second start in a win over Stanford (Jan. 22) and recorded most of his then-season-highs in that game (replaced Joshua Smith, head injury, in the starting lineup) ... had season-highs of five points and five rebounds in 23 minutes against the Cardinal ... started his third straight game in the loss at Arizona (Jan. 27) ... did not play in the overtime win at Arizona State (Jan. 29) and the home win over Arizona State (Feb. 24) due to coaches decision ... tied his season-high of four blocks and added one point and four rebounds in the win over No. 10 Arizona (Feb. 26) ... his fifth start came in a home win over Oregon (Feb. 10) where he recorded a season-high eight rebounds (five offensive) and added two blocks in 14 minutes ... recorded four blocks against Cal State Northridge (Nov. 12), which tied for the third-most in a single-game on the team with Brendan Lane (vs. Pacific) and Tyler Honeycutt (vs. Villanova), and was tied for the fourth-highest total in the Pac-10 that season.


High School
Two-sport star and two-year letterman in basketball and a one-year letterman in volleyball for the Wildcats at Windward School in Los Angeles ... his basketball coach was Miguel Villegas and his volleyball coach was Michelle McGuire ... in basketball, he earned first team All-CIF and first team All-Olympic League honors while leading the Wildcats to an overall record of 30-6 and the 2009 California State CIF-Division V Championship ... Windward defeated St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda, Calif.) 69-53 to win its first-ever state championship ... scored 14 points and had seven blocks in the state title game ... helped Campbell Hall capture a share of the Olympic League title in 2008-09 with a league mark of 9-1 ... as a senior, averaged 14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 9.5 blocks per game while being named an honorable mention All-State selection and a second-team "Best in the West" selection ... averaged 10.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 7.4 blocks per game as a junior (2007-08) at Renaissance Academy under coach Sid Cooke, finishing the season with a 27-4 overall record ... Renaissance Academy went 28-3 during his sophomore season (2006-07) ... was an all-league middle blocks for Windward's varsity volleyball team in 2009 ... was rated the No. 33 center by ESPN ... rated the No. 144 player and No. 21 center in the country and the No. 2 center in the state by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 77 player and No. 12 center in the country by Scout.com.

Full name: Anthony Thomas Stover ... born in Pasadena, Calif., on June 1, 1990 ... parents are Craig and Rena Stover ... has one younger brother, Nicholas (18) and one older sister, Amber (22) ... played AAU basketball for Double Pump Pump N Run and BTI Double Pump ... traveled to Douai, France, and placed second while competing for the Adidas Nation USA team in the Douai 22nd World Tournament ... political science major.

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