Men's Basketball

Player Bio: Michael McDonald

  Michael McDonald
Long Beach, Ca
High School:
Long Beach Poly
Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Stanford: Plays with the ideal point guard's mentality, yet he is capable of scoring in spurts if the team needs it ... Possesses excellent quickness.

1999-00 Season (Junior): Enjoyed an excellent season as Stanford's starting point-guard ... Had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 145-to-78 ... In the last 12 games, had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 58-24 ... Dished out a career-high nine assists against USC (3/2/00) ... Dished out eight assists against Mississippi State (12/21/99) ... Sixth in the Pac-10 in assists average at 4.7 per game ... Hit two three-pointers in overtime in Stanford's 80-79 victory over Duke (11/11/99) ... Hit two key free throws in the final 32 seconds of overtime to help give Stanford a 64-61 victory over Georgia Tech (12/11/99) in the Delta Airlines Classic for Kids in Atlanta ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at USC (2/5/00).

1998-99 Season (Sophomore): A sprained right foot in the season opener against UC Davis (11/14/98) put the reserve point-guard out for 16 games ... Returned to action against Washington State (1/21/99) with seven points in eight minutes of play ... Played ten or minutes in the last eleven games ... Scored a season-high ten points at Oregon (3/4/99) ... Scored seven points along with three assists in eight minutes of play against Washington State (1/22/99) ... Played on a collegiate all-star team during a six-game tour of Greece during the summer of 1998.

1997-98 Season (Freshman): A reserve point-guard who played in all 35 games, a freshman school record ... Performed more like a veteran as the season progressed ... Was instrumental in Stanford's 84-81 victory at UCLA (2/12/98) when he ran the offense with the precision of a veteran, playing 19 minutes (three rebounds, two assists) while maintaining the team's lead and holding off UCLA's fierce rally late in the first half ... Scored nine points in 13 minutes of play against Washington (2/19/98) ... Tallied seven points and four assists in eleven minutes of play against UCLA (1/17/98) at Maples Pavilion ... Dished out 49 assists for the season, along with collecting eleven steals.

High School: Missed several games in his senior season at Long Beach Poly due to a thigh injury ... During his junior season, averaged 18 points, six assists and six rebounds per game as Long Beach Poly chalked up a 20-9 record, finished second in the Moore League and advanced to the CIF playoffs ... Earned all-CIF, all-league, and team MVP honors ... A high honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's and named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best of the West" list ... Played at the Adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey the summer before his senior season ... Played on Long Beach Poly's CIF championship team during his freshman year.

Cardinal Chronicle: Michael's father, Glenn, was an All-American guard at Long Beach State from 1971-74 and played for the Boston Celtics (1974-75) for three years after being drafted by them in the first round ... Glenn, the director of intramurals at Long Beach State and an assistant coach with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, took Michael to the 1997 NCAA Final Four as a high school graduation present ... Worked as a counselor at Michael Jordan's summer camp since 1996 ... After each day was over, Jordan played pickup games with the counselors.

Career Catalogue Stanford is 43-8 when McDonald plays ten more minutes.

Career Bests

12, Arizona 1/8/00
12, Oregon 1/15/00
10, Oregon 3/4/99
10, UCLA 2/3/00
10, UCLA 3/4/00

7, USC 2/5/00
6, Auburn 11/27/99
5, Oregon State 1/13/00
5, California 1/22/00
5, Washington 2/26/00
5, Arizona State 3/11/00

9, USC 3/2/00
8, Mississippi State 12/21/99
6, Iowa 11/12/99
6, New Hampshire 12/29/99
6, Arizona State 1/6/00
6, Washington 1/27/00
6, UCLA 2/3/00
6, Oregon 2/10/00
6, Arizona 3/9/00
6, North Carolina 3/19/00

3, Arizona 1/8/00
3, Washington 2/26/00
2, San Diego State 12/16/97
2, Oregon 3/5/98
2, Alcorn State 3/11/99
2, Gonzaga 3/13/99
2, Auburn 11/27/99
2, Georgia Tech 12/11/99
2, Oregon 1/15/00
2, South Carolina State 3/17/00

Blocked Shots
1, New Hampshire 12/29/99
1, Oregon 2/10/00
1, Arizona State 3/11/00
1, South Carolina State 3/17/00

43, UCLA 3/4/00
35, Arizona 1/8/00
35, UCLA 2/3/00
33, USC 2/5/00
32, Duke 11/11/99
31, Oregon 1/15/00

YearGP-GSFG-FGAPct.3P3PAPct.FT-FTAPctO-D Reb/AvgPts.Avg.HighAstBlkStlMin
YearGp-GsFg-FgaPct 3p-3pa PctFt-FtaPctRebPtsAstBlkStlMin
at UCSB1-12-8.2502-4.5000-0.0003630126
CS Bakersfield1-10-2.0000-0.0001-2.5004130118
=Georgia Tech1-12-6.3330-3.0002-21.0003640230
Sacramento State1-12-3.6672-21.0002-21.0003810018
%Mississippi State1-10-3.0000-2.0000-0.0002080030
&New Hampshire1-11-3.3331-3.3330-0.0002361116
*Arizona State1-10-1.0000-0.0002-21.0001260019
*at Oregon State1-12-4.5001-3.3330-0.0005540024
*at Oregon1-12-6.3331-3.3337-71.00021230231
*at California1-10-5.0000-2.0000-1.005040029
*Washington State1-10-1.0000-1.0002-21.0003240121
*at UCLA1-14-7.5712-5.4000-0.00021060035
*at USC1-11-3.3330-2.0000-0.0007220133
*Oregon State1-10-3.0000-3.0002-21.0002250124
*at Washington St1-10-1.0000-1.0000-0.0002050020
*at Washington1-13-9.3331-3.3330-0.0005730326
*at Arizona1-11-7.1430-2.0000-0.0001260029
*at Arizona State1-11-4.2501-3.3330-0.0005351028
^S. Carolina State1-11-2.5001-2.5000-0.0004331218
^North Carolina1-11-3.3330-2.0000-0.0001260029

#Coaches vs Cancer Tournament
+John Wooden Classic
=Delta Airlines Classic for Kids
%Pete Newell Classic
&Stanford Invitational
*Pacific-10^NCAA Tournament

YearGp-GsFg-FgaPct 3p-3pa PctFt-FtaPctRebPtsAstBlkStlMin
UC Davis1-02-4.5002-3.6670-0.0001620015
*Washington St1-01-3.3331-2.5004-41.000070008
*at Arizona1-00-0.0000-0.0001-2.5002130010
*at Arizona State1-01-2.5000-1.0001-2.500132007
*at California1-01-3.3330-1.0000-0.000221009
*at Washington1-00-0.0000-0.0002-21.0001230115
*at Washington St1-00-2.0000-0.0002-21.0000210111
*Arizona State1-01-2.5001-2.5000-1.0001340113
*at Oregon1-02-4.5000-1.0006-9.66721010118
*at Oregon State1-00-3.0000-2.0000-0.0002040019
^Alcorn State1-00-1.0000-1.0000-0.0000020211