Men's Basketball

Cardinal Quartet Honored

LAS VEGAS – Four members of the Stanford men's basketball team have been named to the Pac-12 All-Academic teams. Isaac White was part of the six-member Pac-12 All-Academic First Team. Kodye Pugh and Trevor Stanback were second-team selections and Oscar da Silva was an honorable mention pick.
Stanford's 70 total all-academic selections in the 34 years the Pac-12 has honored its academic standouts leads the conference. The total is 31 more than the next closest conference school (Washington State).
Pugh was recognized for the second consecutive year, after earning honorable mention laurels last season. The redshirt sophomore, majoring in Film and Media Studies, was one of three members of the Cardinal on last season's conference all-academic teams, including the 2018 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Dorian Pickens.

Pugh has played in 20 games this season, averaging 2.0 ppg. The redshirt junior is on the board of the film and animation group on campus.
A sophomore, da Silva has started all 30 games. He averages 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds overall. The forward, who has not yet declared a major, ranks sixth in the Pac-12 in blocks (1.4 bpg) during conference play. da Silva works in the stem cell research lab on campus, preparing tissue samples (cutting and imaging them) to study certain cell functions and discover what inhibiting them does to the cell and how that can minimize diseases.
White, who has not yet declared a major, has appeared in all but one game, starting four contests. He owns 22 threes on the season, including five at Kansas earlier this season. The sophomore also scored 14 points in 18 minutes in the win over Washington State in February.
Stanback, majoring in psychology, is averaging 1.2 points in 6.6 minutes per game. He played 14 minutes against Kansas in December, collecting four rebounds. The junior scored a season-best six points in the win at UNC Wilmington in November.
To be eligible for selection on the conference's three all-academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be a starter or significant contributor.
Stanford (15-15, 8-10 Pac-12) will face UCLA on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.