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    Chris Jefferies
    Chris Jefferies

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Washington Union

    Last College:
    Arkansas

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 220

    Position:
    Forward

    Fresno State: One of the premier small forwards in the nation ? possesses the combination of great offensive and defensive skills ? a very athletic player who has been one of the Bulldogs? primary offensive weapons ? stepped into the slot formerly occupied by four-year starter Terrance Roberson ? will be one of the premier players in the WAC ? usually matches up against the opposing team?s biggest offensive threat ? has shown the ability to score from anywhere on the floor ?brings size and range to the position ? has been compared to Scottie Pippen by head coach Jerry Tarkanian. (2000-01) A first-team All-WAC selection ? also was a member of the WAC All-Defensive team and All-Newcomer team ? played in and started all 33 games ? second on the squad with a 15.5 scoring average ? was selected by the media as the WAC newcomer of the year ? has led the team in scoring in 12 games ? scored a career-high 24 points against San Francisco and Georgia ? averaged 15.2 in WAC games, the 10th-best average in the league ? had a career-high 10 boards against TCU in recording his first career double-double ? hit five threes against both Tulsa and San Jose State, a career high ? was second on the team in steals with a 1.3 average ? leads the team in dunks with 44, including a season-high five against Georgia and SMU. (1999-00) Returned to his hometown after one season at the University of Arkansas, where he was a starter ? sat out the season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements but did practice with the Bulldogs.

    Arkansas: Played in all 34 games for the Razorbacks and started 21 games ? Arkansas finished with a 23-11 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament ? averaged 7.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign in the SEC, the fourth-best scoring average on the team ? led the Razorbacks in scoring with 16 points in a first-round NCAA tournament win ? scored a career-high 23 points vs. Mississippi State (1/13/99) ? led the team in scoring in four games ? scored 19 points vs. Ole Miss (1/30/99) ? led Arkansas with 16 points vs. Virginia (11/20/98) ? shot .445 from the floor and .304 from three-point range.

    High School: Played all three positions in high school ? an all-state selection ? averaged 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game as a senior ? selected league MVP after his senior season ? scored 19 points and won the slam dunk contest in the California high school All-Star game ? averaged 24 points, 14 rebounds and five assists as a junior ? Washington Union had a 88-9 record in his three years ? recruited by Syracuse, California and Connecticut.

    Personal: Born Feb. 13, 1980 ? one of three sons of Edmond and the late Sandra Lee Jefferies.

    Year     G-GS    FG%   FT%   PPG   RPG
    2000-01 33-33   .442  .688  15.5   4.8
    * spent freshman season at Arkansas
    

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