#11 Joe Harden
AS A FRESHMAN:
Appeared in 14 games as a reserve, logging 50 minutes … shot 6-for-13 (.462) field goals, 4-for-5 (.800) from free-throw line … scored 17 points with 13 rebounds… hit season-best 4 points twice: vs. Elon (12/16) and Stony Brook (12/30) … transferred to UC Davis, competing for the Aggies in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Earned three letters under head coach Ken Green at St. Mary’s High School … averaged 17.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in senior and was selected The Stockton Record’s Co-Player of the Year in 2006 for the second time in career … Tri-City Athletic League Player of the Year … Nor-Cal Division III Player of the Year … two-time captain and team MVP … a three-time all-Tri-City Athletic League selection … a two-time all-city honoree … earned all-Northern California first -team honors … a first-team Division III all-state selection … led St. Mary’s to 31-4 record in 2005-06 and first Sac-Joaquin sectional crown since 1989 … in addition, his prep team won its first-ever Northern California title before losing in the California Interscholastic Federation Division III championship game … was a second-team all-sate selection and named to all-Division III squad … as a senior, his team lost in state championship game … has one of his best career outings when he scored 40 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Seaside in first round of Northern California playoffs … averaged 26.0 points and 10.0 rebounds during state playoffs in `06 … averaged 17.2 points and 10.0 rebounds in his junior season …
Full name is Joseph Stephen Harden … youngest of two children … has an older sister Kate … father Steve played football at Pacific, while mother Barb played tennis at Pacific … sister Kate was a tennis player at St. Mary’s of Calif. … received President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the CIF Scholar-Athlete Award … also was recognized with the St. Mary’s Hall of Honor Award … Central State University … member of school’s National Honor Society … son of Steve and Barb Harden … born 8-3-87 in Stockton, Calif.
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