Sean Farnham
Sean Farnham

Player Profile

Clayton, CA

High School:
De La Salle HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 218


UCLA - The only senior on this year's team and a co-captain with juniors Earl Watson and Rico Hines, Farnham had a breakthrough season last year as a junior ... He appeared in a season-high 19 games, averaged a career-best 7.9 minutes and started seven times, including six of the Bruins' last seven contests ... UCLA's record was 6-1 (losing only to Detroit in the NCAA) when Farnham started last season ... Entering his fourth season in the Bruin program, Farnham was originally a true freshman walkon in 1996-97... One of 11 returning Bruin lettermen ... As the senior team captain for Concord De La Salle in 1996, he helped lead his prep squad to the California State Div. I championship game.

1999 - In 19 games, he averaged 7.9 minutes, 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds, while shooting 59.1 from the field (best on the team) and 57.1 (4-7) from the foul line ... In UCLA's last seven games (six starts), he averaged 12.6 minutes (88), 2.7 points (19) and 2.0 rebounds (14), while shooting 69.2 (9-13) from the floor ... Farnham's season-highs were-19 minutes vs. Washington State, h; six points vs. Washington State, h and USC,h; four rebounds vs. Washington State, h; two assists vs. California, a, USC,h and Syracuse; one steal vs. Detroit, Washington,h, Washington State,h and USC,h and one block vs. USC, a and USC,h ... At the Bruins' annual banquet, Farnham was given the Bruin Bench Basketball Award, for most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude.

NCAA Tournament Highlights - In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, Farnham started and played five minutes with one steal.

Regular Season Highlights - At Arizona, he played 11 minutes off the bench and finished with one point and two rebounds. ... In the win at Arizona State, he started for the fifth straight game and played 11 minutes, contributing two rebounds and one assist ... In the victory over Washington, he started and played 11 minutes, contributing two points, three rebounds and one steal ... In the win over Washington State, Farnham started and had a career-game in minutes (19), points (six), rebounds (4) and field goals made (3) ... In the win over Syracuse, he started and played 13 minutes, finishing with four points, a career high-tying two assists and one rebound ... In the victory over USC, Farnham started and played 18 minutes, contributing a career high-tying six points, two rebounds, a career high-tying two assists, one steal and one block ... At California, he played 11 minutes off the bench and contributed one point, three rebounds and a career high-tying two assists ... At Stanford, he played eight minutes off the bench and had one rebound ... Farnham did not play against Oregon State or Oregon in Pauley ... He played one minute at Washington ... Farnham did not play at Washington State or at Louisville ... He played one minute at USC and had two points (UCLA's last basket) and one block ... Did not play vs. Stanford (flu), California (flu), at Oregon, at Oregon State and Arizona State ... Against Arizona, Farnham made the first start of his career and played seven minutes, finishing with two points (UCLA's second basket of the game) ... Vs. Loyola Marymount, Farnham played 10 minutes, with two rebounds and one assist ... He played four minutes vs. American U. (four points with two rebounds) and CS Northridge, two minutes vs. UNLV and did not play vs. Oklahoma State in The Wooden Classic ... Farnham played significant minutes for two straight games (vs. Delaware State and Kentucky at The Puerto Rico Shootout) ... Vs. DSU, he played eight minutes, scoring two points with two rebounds ... Vs. Kentucky at The Puerto Rico Shootout, Farnham played the first significant minutes (six) of his career and grabbed one rebound ... He did not play vs. San Francisco or Maryland at The Puerto Rico Shootout ... Played one minute vs. Santa Clara in the season-opener.

1998 - Farnham played in nine games (Kentucky in the NCAA, Duke,a, Oregon State, a, Oregon, a, Washington State,h, USC,h, CS Fullerton and at The Great Alaska Shootout vs. Alaska-Anchorage and North Carolina) ... He averaged 0.1 points and 1.1 rebounds a game.

NCAA Tournament Highlights - Did not play in UCLA's wins over Miami (FL) and Michigan ... Played two minutes (no points or rebounds) in the loss to Kentucky.

Regular Season Highlights - His season-highs included-one point vs. Alaska-Anchorage, three rebounds vs. USC, h and CS Fullerton, one assist vs. USC, h and CS Fullerton, a career-high two blocked shots vs. CS Fullerton and eight minutes vs. Alaska-Anchorage.

1997 - Appeared in nine of UCLA's 32 games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds ... Shot 62.5 (5-8) from the field ... At the Bruins' annual banquet, Farnham was given the Seymour Armond Memorial Award for Most Valuable Freshman Player

NCAA Tournament Highlights - Played one minute vs. Xavier ... Played five minutes against Charleston Southern and scored a career-high six points (2-3, 0-0, 2-3), with two rebounds and a career-high two assists.

Regular Season Highlights - Played a season-high 10 minutes at Stanford, with a season-high one assist ... Had a season-best three rebounds vs. Jackson State.

High School - Three-year letterman for Coach Lou Reynaud at Concord De La Salle ... As a senior in 1996, he led De La Salle to the top Div. I ranking in Northern California, finishing with a 27-7 overall record and a final No. 10 State rating ... In the State title loss to Crenshaw, Farnham had 22 points, eight rebounds, four steals, three blocked shots and two assists ... Before losing to Crenshaw in the State final, De La Salle came back from a 10-point deficit with four minutes to play to beat St. Joseph's of Alameda, the nation's No. 16 rated team, to win the Northern California championship ... As a senior prepster, he averaged 30 minutes a game (team-leader), 16.5 points (second-leading scorer), 9.5 rebounds (team-leader), 3.5 blocked shots (team-leader), 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists, while shooting a team-leading 63.0 from the field, including 69.0 in postseason play ... Farnham's senior season-bests were 24 points and 14 rebounds ... His ?96 honors included first-team All-League and All-City, second-team All-Metro and All- Contra Costa Times and named De La Salle's Most Valuable Player ... As a junior in 1995, Farnham again averaged 30 minutes a game (team-leader), 14.5 points (team-leader), 8.5 rebounds (team-leader) and 2.0 assists, steals and blocked shots, while shooting a team-leading 62.0 from the field ... His junior season bests were 29 points and 15 rebounds ... Farnham's ?95 honors were first-team All-League and All-City, second-team All-Contra Costa Times (regional) and All-East Bay and honorable mention All-Metro ... As De La Salle's sixth man as a sophomore in 1994, Farnham averaged 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds ... He was the Most Valuable Player on his freshman team in 1993, leading the squad to a 25-1 overall record.

Personal - Full name: Sean Travis Farnham ... Right-handed ... Born Sept. 16, 1977 in Walnut Creek ... Parents: Mike and Victoria Farnham ... Comes from an athletic family-grandfather Jack, high school class of 1941, is in the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame; uncle Jim was a defensive back at UNLV in 1970-71 and sister Shannon lettered at Cal Poly-SLO in track and field in 1994 ... History major ... Selected UCLA "to obtain a degree from a world-renowned University and be part of the single greatest college basketball tradition in the nation" ... Admires Houston Rocket Charles Barkley ... Likes music and dancing.

Varsity Statistics


Totals37-718-35.5149-18.500451.245 1.2130.4
(Three-point shots- 1998-99: 0-0, .000; 1997-98: 0-0, .000; 1996-97: 0-0, .000; Totals: 0 -0, .000)

NCAA Tournament

Totals4 12 3.6672 3.6672.0561.520.5
(Three-point shots-1998-99: 0-0, .000; 1997-98: 0-0, .000; 1996-97: 0-0, .000; Totals: 0 -0, .000)

Farnham's 1998-99 Game-By-Game

Santa Clara0-00-00-000000001
Delaware State1-10-00-021201008
CS Northridge0-10-00-000000004
American Univ.1-20-02-220400004
Loyola Marymount0-10-00-1200100010
Washington State*3-40-00-0436120119
Arizona State*0-00-00-0210100011
Detroit Mercy*0-00-00-001000015
* Starter

Farnham's 1997-98 Game-By-Game

North Carolina0-10-00-020001003
Alaska Anchorage0-20-01-210101008
Cal State Fullerton0-10-00-030010204
Washington St.0-00-00-000000001
Oregon St.0-00-00-000000001

Farnham's 1996-97 Game-By-Game

CS Northridge1-10-00-011201002
Jackson State1-10-01-430301004
Morgan State0-00-00-000000002
Washington State1-30-00-010202006
Arizona State0-00-00-000001001
Charleston So.2-30-02-321620005

UCLA Bests
Minutes: 19 vs. Washington State, 2/25/99
Field Goals: 3, twice, last vs. Washington State, 2/25/99
Field Goals Attempted: 5 vs. USC, 2/17/99
Three-Point Field Goals: 0
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 0
Free Throws: 2, twice, last vs. American U., 12/23/98
Free Throws Attempted: 4 vs. Jackson State, 12/17/96
Rebounds: 4 vs. Washington State, 2/25/99
Offensive Rebounds: 2, twice, last vs. USC, 2/17/99
Defensive Rebounds: 3, three times, last vs. Washington, 2/27/99
Assists: 2, four times, last vs. Syracuse, 2/21/99
Steals: 1, five times, last vs. Detroit, 3/11/99
Turnovers: 2, twice, last vs. Washington State, 2/25/99
Blocked Shots: 2 vs. CS Fullerton, 12/13/97
Points: 6, three times, last vs. Washington State, 2/25/99