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Madsen set for induction into Pac-12 hoop Hall of Honor

Former standout Mark Madsen will be honored as Stanford's representative for induction into this year's Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor.

The induction is scheduled for Friday during a ceremony prior to this weekend's championship game at the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Inductees for the other conference schools include: Luke Walton (Arizona), Verl Heap (Arizona State), David Butler (California), Ken Charlton (Colorado), Frederick Jones (Oregon), Lee Harman (Oregon State), Tyus Edney (UCLA), Wayne Carlander (USC), Billy McGill (Utah), Brandon Roy (Washington) and Ed Gayda (Washington State).

One of the most iconic and inspirational players in school history, Madsen earned All-America honors in each of his final two seasons while helping lead Stanford to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 1998 Final Four.

Known to everyone as "Mad Dog" for his signature physical and aggressive style of play, Madsen averaged 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 108 career games while ranking among the school's top-10 all-time performers in field goal percentage (fourth - 58.7), and rebounds (sixth - 857). A two-time All-Pac-10 selection, Madsen was tabbed a two-time All-American by the NABC (1999 Third Team, 2000 Second Team) and a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press in 2000. He was also named a member of the John R. Wooden Award team as a senior.

During Madsen's four-year career on The Farm, Stanford compiled a 105-24 record, producing an 81.4 winning percentage that ranks second in school history for a consecutive four-year period, as the Cardinal notched its first 30-win season (1997-98), claimed two Pac-10 titles (1999, 2000), earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time (2000) and advanced to the NCAA Final Four (1998).

In one of the most memorable moments in school history, Madsen's three-point play with 26.2 seconds remaining completed an improbable last-minute comeback as Stanford rallied past Rhode Island 79-77 in the Midwest Regional final to earn a berth in the 1998 NCAA Final Four.

An equally accomplished member of the academic community, Madsen attained his MBA from Stanford in Public Management in June 2012 after earning his bachelor's degree in economics in 2000. A native of Danville, Calif., Madsen excelled as a student-athlete and was honored as a CoSIDA First Team All-American as a senior. Moreover, a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection as well as an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, Madsen was appointed to the executive council of the NABC Student Basketball Council, which is organized to address issues affecting NCAA student-athletes.

Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft, Madsen played three seasons with the Lakers (2000-03) and was a member of back-to-back NBA championship teams in 2001 and 2002. He then signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a free agent prior to the 2003-04 campaign and played six seasons (2004-09) with the Wolves.

Following his NBA career, Madsen served as an assistant coach with the Utah Flash of the NBA's Developmental League in 2009-10. He also served as an assistant coach with the Cardinal for the 2012-13 campaign. Madsen currently serves as an assistant coach for Player Development with the Los Angeles Lakers organization.

— Stanford Athletics

Comments

Posted by John, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm

What about the long three-point shot at Maples as the final gun sounded against some PAC-10 opponent which ranks as one of the longest shots at Maples in a regular game?


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