Rick Majerus
Players in the Pro Leagues

1997: Keith Van Horn

1998: Michael Doleac

Keith Van Horn, Philadelphia 76ers
First round (2nd pick), 1997
Rookie of the Year runner-up to Tim Duncan, 1998
New Jersey Nets
Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks

Keith Van Horn Rookie of the Year site
Keith Van Horn NBA Chat

Michael Doleac, New York Knicks
First round (12th pick), 1998
Orlando Magic
Cleveland Cavaliers
New York Knicks

Pre-Draft Q&A with Mike Doleac Post-Draft Q&A with Mike Doleac

Comments from Orlando Coach Chuck Daly:
"Mike is playing with confidence. He knows how to play basketball. He knows how to wade in defensively. I think he had an exceptional college coach in [Rick] Majerus. They play more of a pro-style. I don't think he babied him. He made him play. He's a tough kid. It makes my job easier when there are replaceable parts."
[Orlando Sentinel, 2/18/99]

1999: Andre Miller

2000: Hanno Möttölä

6-2 203, Los Angeles, CA, Verbum Dei

First Round (8th pick)
Cleveland Cavaliers
Los Angeles Clippers
Denver Nuggets
Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets

MVP 1998 NCAA Western Region
1998 "All Final Four" Team
1998 USA Goodwill Games Gold Medal Team
1998 All Tournament Team, Maui Invitational
1998 Great Eight MVP
1999 WAC Pacific Division Player of the Year
1999 All Tournament Team, WAC Tournament AP Preseason First Team All-American
Playboy Preseason First Team All-American
Finalist, 1998-99 Wooden Player of the Year Award
Finalist, 1998-99 Naismith Player of the Year Award
Finalist, 1998-99 Oscar Robertson POY Trophy
Holds Utah career steals record (224).
2nd in Utah career assists (714) to Jeff Jonas (736).
10th in Utah career scoring (1590).

Andre Time (thru 3/8/99):
1998-99: 15.9 ppg, 5.8 apg, 2.5 stpg,
5.5 rpg .525 from field.

Training Camp News from Akron Beacon-Journal (7/99)

The Cavs' best rookie so far has been point guard Andre Miller, who had 12 points and six assists last night to finish with averages of 10.7 points and 4.7 assists in three games. Most importantly, a night after helping to hold Atlanta's Jason Terry to 4-of-11 shooting, he helped to hold Charlotte's Baron Davis to 1-of-12 shooting. ``He's solid,'' Cavs Coach Randy Wittman said. ``Baron missed some open looks, but Andre had something to do with it. He played four years of college under (Rick) Majerus (at Utah). He knows how to play defense.''

6-10 240, Helsinki, Finland

Second Round (40th pick overall)
Atlanta Hawks 2000-2002
Spain: Tau Ceramica 2002-03
Italy: Skipper Fortitudo 2003-04

All-NCAA West Regional Team, 1998
Second Team, 1997-98 All WAC
1996-97 WAC Newcomer Team

1998-99 All-WAC Pacific Division Team
1999 All Tournament Team, WAC Tournament
1999-2000 First Team All-MWC
Möttölä Mëtër (through 3/22/00):
17.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, FG:50% 3PT:35% FT:83%

2001: Alex Jensen

2002: Chris Burgess

6-9 225, Centerville, Utah, Viewmont High
Tryout with the Houston Rockets
Turkish Pro Team
Yakima Sunkings (CBA)

All-NCAA West Regional Team, 1998
Triple Double vs. Fresno St (1/25/99)
4 double-doubles in 1997-98
9 double-doubles in 1998-99
WAC Player of the Week (2/1/99)
1998-99 All-WAC Pacific Division Team
1999 WAC Tournament MVP
1999-2000 MWC MVP
Jensen 1999-2000 stats (thru 3/22/00):
13.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, FG:54% 3PT:46% FT:70%

6-10 245, Irving, California (Woodbridge High School)
Cairns Taipans (Australia National Basketball League) Tryout with Phoenix Suns
Idaho Stampede (CBA) Fall, 2002
Galatasaray (Turkey) 2003

High School McDonalds All American
1998-1999 Stats (Duke): 5.4 ppg, 3.9 rbg

2004: Britton Johnson

2005: Andrew Bogut

2003: Signed with Orlando Magic as an unrestricted free agent.
2001-02 Utah Stats: 12.6 PPG, 6.3 Rebs
MWC Coaches Player of the Year 2001-02
Member of NIT All-Stars Touring Team, Summer 2002
Top-50 Candidate for Wooden Award 2002-03
First Team McDonalds All American (High School)
First Team Basketball Weekly All American (High School)

Excerpt from the Magic-Cavs summer league game on July 8, 2003:
Orlando’s Britton Johnsen brought the crowd to its feet midway through the third quarter, stealing a pass from LeBron James at midcourt, racing down the floor, then dunking on the 6-8 rookie with his right hand. Johnsen, a 6-10 forward from the University of Utah, scored 10 points for the Magic.
Most Valuable Player, 2003 Junior World Championships
Team Gold Medal, Australian Emus, 2003 Junior World Championships
2005 Naismith Award Winner
2005 AP NCAA Most Valuable Player
2005 NBA First Draft Pick, Milwaukee Bucks
Some photos from David's Ute Sports Page, thanks!

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