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Jacob Pullen
0  Jacob Pullen
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maywood, Ill.

High School:
Proviso East

Weight:
200

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Milestones: First three-time team captain in school history... Tied the school record for wins in a career with 95 (along with former teammates Chris Merriewether and Luis Colon)... One of just three players in school history to tally 90 or more wins in a career... One of three Wildcats to lead the squad to the postseason and to a 20-win season in each of his four years, while he is the first player since Steve Henson to guide the school to three NCAA Tournament appearances... Name ranks among the best in both Kansas State and Big 12 Conference history... Ranks in the Top 10 in six career categories in Big 12 history, including second in free throws made (527), fourth in scoring (2,132) and free throws attempted (684), fifth in 3-point field goals made (299) and field goals attempted (1,600) and ninth in 3-point field goals attempted (828)... Became just the second Wildcat and the sixth Big 12 player to eclipse 2,000 career points... His 2,132 points ranks first in school history and fourth in Big 12 history... Ranks in the Top 5 in 17 career categories at K-State, including school marks for games played (135), scoring (2,132), double-digit scoring games (105), 3-point field goals (299), 3-point field goals attempted (828) and steals (210)... Also places second in 20-point games (42), field goals attempted (1,600), free throws made (527) and attempted (684) and minutes played (3,978), while he is fourth in starts (116) and field goals made (653)... First Wildcat with at least 1,800 points, 400 assists, 300 rebounds and 200 steals... One of just two players in Big 12 history to connect on 500 or more free throws... First player in school history to post at least 600 points in consecutive seasons... His 38 points against Wisconsin (3/19/11) in the NCAA Southeast Regional Third Round were the most by a Wildcat or a Big 12 player in an NCAA Tournament contest.

As A Senior (2010-11): Started 31 games as a senior, missing three games due to a NCAA-mandated suspension... Played 30 or more minutes in 25 games, including 39 against Loyola Chicago (12/11/10) and Nebraska (2/2/10)... Captured the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, as the best player under 6-foot by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame... Became just the third player in school history to be selected a John R. Wooden Award All-American and one of just 10 nationally... Earned All-America honors from several media outlets, including third team honors from The Associated Press, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/State Farm, The Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports... Also named to the fourth team by FOXSports.com... Was a consensus preseason first team All-American by the AP... Became the first player in school history to earn first team All-Big 12 honors twice since the inception of the conference when he was selected as one of just two consensus picks by the league coaches... First Wildcat to score first team all-conference honors in back-to-back seasons since Norris Coleman in 1986 and 1987... Also chosen first team all-conference by the AP, The Sporting News, Yahoo! Sports and Kansas City Star... Named to the Big 12's six-man All-Defensive Team for the second year in a row... Also selected as the preseason conference Player of the Year as well as to the league's first team... Selected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District 6 first team and to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 8 second team... Twice named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week on Feb. 7 and Feb. 21... Averaged a team-best 20.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting (191-of-448), including 38.1 percent (74-of-194) from 3-point range, with 3.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.6 minutes per game... Connected on 77.3 percent (170-of-220) from the free throw line... Led the squad in 15 categories, including scoring, double-figure scoring (29), 30-point games (2), 20-point games (17), minutes played (32.6), field goals (191), 3-point field goals (74), free throws (170), assists (115) and steals (49)... Led the team in scoring in a team-best 26 games, including 13 times in Big 12 play... Had at least two 3-point field goals in 20 games, including a season-best six treys against Wisconsin (3/19) in the NCAA Tournament... Dished out a five or more assists 12 times, including a season-best eight against Iowa State (2/5/11)... Had at least one steal in 25 games, including a season-high five against Oklahoma (2/19/11)... Ranked in the Top 15 in eight Big 12 categories, including second in scoring, sixth in 3-point field goals made, seventh in steals, eighth in assists, ninth in field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage, 11th in free throw percentage and 13th in assist-to-turnover ratio... Led the Big 12 in scoring (21.4 ppg.) in conference-only games... Also placed in eight other categories in league-only play, including fourth in 3-point field goals made, fifth in steals, seventh in field goal percentage, ninth in assists, 3-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage, assist-to-turnover ratio and minutes played... Started all 16 Big 12 games, averaging 34.2 minutes per game... Averaged a team-best 21.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting (99-of-238), including 40.2 percent (39-of-97) from 3-point range, in Big 12 play with 3.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game... Connected on a 79.5 percent (105-of-132) from the free throw line in conference games... Led the team in 12 categories in league-only games, including scoring, field goals, 3-point field goals, free throws, assists, steals and minutes... Averaged 30.0 points on 54.3 percent shooting (19-of-35), including 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from 3-point range, in NCAA Tournament play... Set a school and Big 12 record with a career-tying 38 points against Wisconsin (3/19/11) in the NCAA Southeast Regional Third Round game at the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz. ... Set the school career scoring mark in the contest... Connected on 13-of-22 field goals, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range in 32 minutes... Tallied 22 points against Utah State (3/17/11) in the second round of the Southeast Regional, despite suffering flu-like symptoms... Dished out a team-high seven assists to go with 18 points in the loss to Colorado (3/10/11) in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship... Posted 17 points in his final home game at Bramlage Coliseum in a win over Iowa State (3/5/11)... Began a stretch of five straight 20-point games with his career-high 38 point effort in over No. 1 Kansas (2/14/11)... It was the most points by an individual player in a win over a No. 1 team since Elvin Hayes had 39 against UCLA in 1968... Went 9-of-17 from the field against the Jayhawks, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, with five assists and two steals in 37 minutes... Also connected on 15-of-19 from the free throw line... Continued with 27 points against both Oklahoma (2/19/11) and Nebraska (2/23/11) before posting 24 against No. 20/21 Missouri (2/26/11) and 20 against No. 7/8 Texas (2/28/11)... It marked the first time in school history that the Wildcats had defeated three ranked teams in a five-game stretch, while the win over the Longhorns was the first over a Top 10 team on the road since 1994... Posted the game-winning shot in a win at Iowa State (2/5/11) to cap a 21-point, 8-assist effort... Tallied 21 points in losses at Kansas (1/29/11) and Texas A&M (1/22/11)... Returned from a 3-game suspension on Jan. 3 to post four consecutive 20-point outings, including 24 in his return vs. Savannah State (1/3/11)... Also had 20 at Oklahoma State (1/8/11), 22 vs. Colorado (1/12/11) and 21 vs. Texas Tech (1/15/11)... Missed the UNLV (12/21/10), UMKC (12/23/11) and North Florida (12/31/11) games due to a NCAA-mandated three-game suspension due to receiving extra benefits... Scored 19 points in back-to-back games against Loyola Chicago (12/11/10) and Florida (12/18/10)... Nearly had a double-double in his return home to Chicago vs. Ramblers with nine points to go with his 19 points... Posted 24 points in a win over Alcorn State (12/6/10)... Tallied 26 points vs. Emporia State (11/29/10)... Had 18 points vs. Gonzaga (11/22/10) in the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center before going just 1-of-12 from the field with four points in a loss to No. 1/1 Duke (11/23/10) in the Championship game... Opened the season with 20 points against James Madison (11/12/10)... Coached by Frank Martin.

As A Junior (2009-10): Started all 37 games as a junior... Joined teammates Denis Clemente and Curtis Kelly to set the school's single season record for games played (37) and started (37)... Ran his consecutive games played streak to 104, including 71 straight starts... It ranks as the fourth-longest consecutive start streak and tied for the sixth-longest games played streak... Played 30 or more minutes in 23 games, including 40 plus minutes against Kansas (41; 1/30), Iowa State (42; 3/6) and Xavier (40; 3/25)... Earned All-America honors from several outlets, including third team honors from The Sporting News and honorable mention accolades from The Associated Press... Also named to the Lute Olson All-America team by CollegeInsider.com... Became just the second player to earn first team All-Big 12 honors since the inception of the league, joining former teammate Michael Beasley in 2008... Also selected first team all-conference by the AP, The Sporting News, Yahoo! Sports and Kansas City Star... Named to the Big 12's six-man All-Defensive Team... Named one of 30 midseason candidates for the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T on Feb. 24... Honored as a mid-season second team All-American by both The Sporting News and Yahoo! Sports... Averaged a team-best 19.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting (201-of-480), including 39.6 percent (110-of-278) from 3-point range, with 3.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 31.6 minutes per game... Connected on a team-high 82.2 percent (203-of-247) from the free throw line... Led the squad in eight categories, including scoring, double-figure scoring (37), 20-point games (16), 3-point field goals, 3-point field goals attempted, free throws, free throws attempted and steals (67)... One of only four players (Michael Beasley, Mitch Richmond and Askia Jones) in school history to top 700 points in a single-season in school history... Scored in double figures in all 37 games, which is the longest single season streak in school history (besting Mitch Richmond's 34-game streak)... His streak of 37 consecutive double-digit scoring efforts is the second-longest in school history behind Richmond's 50-game streak in 1986-88... Led the team in scoring in a team-best 19 games, including seven times in Big 12 play... Ranks in the Top 10 in seven school single-season categories, including first in 3-point field goals, second in 3-point field goals attempted and free throws, fourth in points (715) and free throws attempted and sixth in 20-point games (16)... His 110 3-point field goals tied Askia Jones (1993-94) for the most in a single-season in school history, while his 278 attempts were one shy of Jones' (1993-94) mark... Had at least two 3-point field goals in 31 games, including five or more on eight occasions... Tallied a career-best seven treys in wins against UNLV (12/12) and BYU (3/20)... Dished out a five or more assists nine times, including a season-high 10 against Colorado (2/13)... Set the school single-season record with 67 steals on the year... Posted at least one steal in 31 games, including a career-high six against Butler (3/27) in the NCAA West Regional Final... It ties for the most steals in an NCAA Tournament game in school history... Became just the second player (Michael Beasley) to post 200 or more free throws in a single season... Ranked in the Top 15 in seven Big 12 categories, including second in 3-point field goals, third in scoring and steals, sixth in free throw percentage, eighth in 3-point field goal percentage, 11th in assists and 12th in field goal percentage... Started all 16 Big 12 games, averaging 33.7 minutes per game... Averaged a team-best 17.8 points on 36.7 percent shooting (76-of-207), including 31.7 percent (38-of-120) from 3-point range, in Big 12 play with 3.6 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game... Connected on a team-high 84.1 percent (95-of-113) from the free throw line in conference games... Averaged 22.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting (26-of-59), including 47.2 percent (17-of-36) from 3-point range, in NCAA Tournament play... Selected to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament team after averaging 21.0 points on 39.4 percent shooting, including 44.4 percent from 3-point range, in games with Xavier (3/25) and Butler (3/27)... Also named to the All-NCAA Tournament team by both Yahoo! Sports and Rivals.com... Had 14 points in the West Regional Final against Butler (3/27)... Tallied 28 points against Xavier (3/25) in the West Regional Semifinal, including 10 in overtime periods... Scored eight points, including back-to-back 3-point field goals, in a 47-second span in the second overtime to give K-State the lead for good over the Musketeers... His career-best 34 points against BYU (3/20) ranks as the second-most in a NCAA Tournament game in school history (Steve Henson and Chuckie Williams each had 35) and the second-most by a Big 12 player in the Big Dance... Connected on a career-tying seven 3-point field goals vs. the Cougars, which ties for the most by a Wildcat in an NCAA Tournament game... Also went 11-of-11 from the charity stripe against BYU... Named to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team after averaging a team-best 19.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting (18-of-41), including 42.3 percent (11-of-26) from 3-point range, with 2.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 31.0 minutes per game... Scored team-best 26 points in the semifinal win over No. 20/21 Baylor (3/12) on 7-of-13 shooting... Became just the second player in school history (Steve Henson) with at least 1,000 points, 200 3-pointers, 300 assists and 100 steals in a career in the win over the Bears... Had 19 points, including five treys, in the quarterfinal win over Oklahoma State (3/11)... Played a career-high 42 minutes against Iowa State (3/6), posting 27 points... Also set career-bests for free throws (14) and free throws attempted (15)... Posted 20 points against No. 2/2 Kansas (3/3)... Notched 28 points against Texas Tech (2/23) on 9-of-14 shooting... Earned his second career double-double against Colorado (2/13) with 15 points and season-high 10 assists... Played 41 minutes in an overtime game against No. 2/2 Kansas (1/30) with 22 points and five assists... Scored the winning free throws in pivotal victory over No. 24 Baylor to cap a 25-point effort... Went 6-of-7 from beyond the arc against the Bears... Scored 12 points against top-ranked Texas (1/18) in the team's first win over a No. 1 team since 1994... Tallied 21 points in the Big 12 opener at Missouri (1/9)... Had 23 points against South Dakota (1/3) on 8-of-13 shooting with six assists and zero turnovers... Joined the 1,000-point club with his 30-point effort against Alabama (12/19)... Earned Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Dec. 14 after averaging 22.0 points on 48.1 percent shooting in wins over Xavier (12/8) and No. 18/17 UNLV (12/12)... Totaled 28 points against the Runnin' Rebels on 10-of-16 field goals... Topped the 20-point mark in four consecutive games against Dayton (11/22), IUPUI (11/28), Fort Hays State (12/1) and Washington State (12/5)... Coached by Frank Martin.

As A Sophomore (2008-09): Started all 34 games as a sophomore... One of just two players (Luis Colon) to start all 34 games in 2008-09... Played 30 or more minutes in a team-best 21 games, including a career-best 39 against Texas (1/31)... Selected honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league coaches... Also named to the All-Underrated squad by a panel of sportswriters who cover the Big 12... Averaged 13.9 points on 38 percent shooting (153-of-403), including 33.5 percent (75-of-224) from 3-point range, with 3.2 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in a team-best 30.2 minutes per game... Connected on 72.8 percent (91-of-125) from the free throw line... Scored in all 34 games, including 22 double-digit efforts... Posted a team-high eight 20-point games, including 32 points against Illinois State (3/18) in the NIT First Round... Led the team in scoring on 12 occasions, including seven times in Big 12 play... Paced the team in a number of categories, including games played, minutes, 20-point games, 3-point field goals, 3-point field goals attempted and steals... Ranked second in seven other categories, including scoring average, field goals, field goals attempted, free throws, free throws attempted and assists... Had at least one 3-pointer in 29 games, including two or more on 23 occasions... Dished out five or more assists 10 times, including a career-high 11 against Gardner-Webb (12/14)... The 11 assists tie for the seventh-most in school history and most assists since 2003... Totaled 54 steals on the year, which ranks seventh on the single-season list... Had at least one steal in 27 games, including a season-high five against Kentucky (11/28) and Colorado (3/7)... Ranked among the top-20 in four Big 12 categories, including fifth in steals, ninth in 3-point field goals, 12th in assists and 18th in scoring... Started all 16 Big 12 games, averaging a 32.8 minutes per game... Averaged 12.6 points on 35.7 percent shooting (66-of-185), including 28.3 percent (30-of-106) from 3-point range, in conference play with 2.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game... Connected on 79.6 percent (39-of-49) from the free throw line in league play... Tied for 14th in 3-point field goals per game (1.9) in conference-only games... Set career highs for field goals (10) and field goals attempted (23) against Illinois State (3/17) in posting his first career 30-point game... Led the team with 21 points against Texas (3/12) in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship to go with four steals... Scored 18 points in a pivotal win over Nebraska (2/28), including a 9-of-9 effort from the free throw line... Turned in 22 points against No. 16 Kansas (2/14)... Came on strong in a road win at Texas A&M (2/7) with 16 points... Turned in 23 points against Missouri (1/28)... Helped the 'Cats grab their first Big 12 win with 17 points against Colorado (1/24) in overtime... Poured in 24 points against Wagner (12/30)... Collected his first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 assists against Gardner-Webb (12/14)... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Oregon (12/7)... Tallied three consecutive 20-point games against Oakland (11/25), Kentucky (11/28) and Iowa (11/29)... Connected on six 3-point field goals against Oakland for 26 points... Coached by Frank Martin.

As A Freshman (2007-08): Saw action in all 33 games with 14 starts as a true freshman... Started the first eight games of the season... One of just three players to see action in all 33 games... Averaged 9.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting (108-of-269), including 30.3 percent (40-of-132) from 3-point range, with 3.2 assists, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 23.4 minutes per game... Connected on 68.5 percent (63-of-92) from the free throw line... Scored in 32 games, including 17 double-digit efforts... Scored in double figures in eight of his first 10 games... Ranked among the top-5 in 10 categories, including first in 3-point field goals (40), 3-point field goals attempted (132) and assists and second in steals... Also placed third on the squad in scoring, field goals, field goals attempted, free throws and free throws attempted... His 40 treys were two shy of the freshman school record for 3-point field goals... Had at least one 3-pointer in 18 games, including a season-best five against Oklahoma State (2/9) and Texas (2/25)... Led the team in scoring once, while he was assist leader on 16 occasions... Also placed in the league's top-10 in three categories by a freshman, including third in both assists and steals and eighth in scoring... Saw action in all 16 Big 12 games with five starts... Averaged 10.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting (59-of-138), including 36.6 percent (26-of-71) from 3-point range, in conference-only games with 3.3 assists, 1.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 24.0 minutes per game... Posted 11 points and five assists in the win over USC (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... Tallied one of his most impressive performances of the season in the win over Iowa State (3/8), pouring in a team-best 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting in just 18 minutes... Collected 19 points against No. 5 Texas (2/25)... Earned 16 points against Texas Tech (2/13)... Totaled 17 points against Oklahoma State (2/9), including a season-best 5-of-7 effort from 3-point range... Scored a season-high 20 points in the upset of No. 2 Kansas (1/30), including a 10-of-10 effort from the free throw line... Dished six assists against Oklahoma (1/12), including the game-winner to Michael Beasley with 1.2 seconds left... Tallied 19 points in back-to-back games against UCF (11/23) and Rider (11/25) at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. ... Averaged 17.3 points during the three-game tournament, including 14 points against George Mason (11/22)... Collected 18 points in debut against Sacramento State (11/9) on 7-of-11 shooting with five assists... Coached by Frank Martin.

High School: A three-year starter and letterman at Proviso East High School in Maywood, Ill. ... Proviso is the famed high school of NBA stars Doc Rivers, Jim Brewer, Michael Finley, Dee Brown and Shannon Brown... Ranked as one of the nation's top 20 incoming freshman point guards by Hoopsreport.com... Rated as the No. 5 player in the state of Illinois by ChicagoHoops.com and among the top 30 players in the state by Rivals.com... Ranked as the 28th-best shooting guard in the nation by Scout.com... Selected among the top 50 boys basketball players by the Chicago Tribune... Finished 11th in the voting for Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2007... Led the Pirates to a 27-4 overall record and their third consecutive West Suburban Gold Conference title in 2006-07... Averaged 21.7 points, 8.0 assists and 5.7 steals as a senior... Posted single-game highs of 34 points and 15 assists... Turned in nine 3-pointers in a single-game against Hillcrest, just two shy of the school-record held by NBA player Dee Brown... Named to The Associated Press All-Illinois second team... Selected to the Chicago Tribune All-State second team and to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team... Helped the Pirates to a 26-6 overall record and both regional and sectional championships in 2005-06... Averaged 18.9 points, 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals as a junior... Posted a single-game scoring high of 36 points... Named to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times All-State teams as well as first team all-conference and all-area as a junior... Coached by Dave Chatman.

Personal: Jacob Everse Pullen was born Nov. 10, 1989, in Maywood, Ill. ... Parents are Jerome and Charlotte Pullen... The youngest of four children... Has two sisters, Katrina and Jennifer, and one brother, Joseph... Received interest from a number of schools, including scholarship offers from Iowa State, Marquette, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Purdue, South Carolina and Xavier... Received his bachelor's degree in criminology from Kansas State in Spring 2011.