|Hometown:||Palo Alto, Calif.|
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Named by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook as a preseason first team All-Ivy League selection ... Named one of the country's 12 most versatile players in an ESPN.com feature article by analyst Fran Fraschilla ... 2010 Lou Henson All-America team ... Named first team all-league by the Sporting News ... One of 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award which goes to the nation's top point guard ... One of 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award which goes to the national player of the year ... Invited to play at the Portsmouth Invitational ... Unanimous choice first team All-Ivy League by the coaches ... Ivy League MVP as selected by CollegeInsider.com ... Unanimous first team selection by Basketball-U.com ... All-conference selection by RushTheCourt ... Honorable Mention All-America by Collegehoops.net ... USBWA All-District 1 First Team ... NABC All-District 13, becoming the first two-time first team selection at Harvard ... Became the first player in the history of the Ivy League to record 1,450 points (1,483), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (406) and 200 steals (225) ... Ranks first all-time in games played (115) at the school, fifth in points (1,483), fifth in assists (406) and second in steals (225) ... Started all 29 games ... Led Harvard in scoring with 16.4 points per game and paced the team with 131 assists ... Scored 21 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and dished out seven assists in season opener against Holy Cross (11/13) ... Named Ivy League player of the week Nov. 16 after back-to-back double digit games … Scored game winning three-pointer at the buzzer of the third overtime to lift Harvard past William & Mary (11/15) ... Honor Roll on 11/23 ... Team-highs of 18 points and seven boards in 23 minutes against UNH (11/23) ... Scored 12 straight points in the final 4:30 of play and had 16 of his game-high 19 points in the second half of a win at BU (11/29) to go with four assists and four steals ... Honor Roll on 11/30 ... 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in 25 minutes against Rice (12/2) ... Scored 30 points in the final 23:48 with nine rebounds, three steals, three assists and two blocks at #13 UConn (12/6) ... Ivy league Player of the Week (12/7) ... Had 25 points in a 74-67 win at Boston College (12/9) ... ESPN National Team of the Week ... Ivy league Player of the Week (12/14) ... Team-highs of 15 points, four assists and three steals at Georgetown (12/23/) ... Ivy Honor Roll (12/28/) ... Scored 18 points with four assists, three blocks and three steals in 26 minutes against MIT (12/28/) ... Had 17 points (14 first half), eight rebounds, seven steals, five assists and two blocks against George Washington (12/30) ... Started 5-of-5 from the floor and finished 8-for-9 for 21 points and four steals at Seattle (1/02) ... Nine assists against Santa Clara (1/04) ... Ivy Honor Roll Jan. 25 ... Scored 19 points with six assists at Dartmouth (1/23) ... Scored 13 first half points and finished with 14 without taking a shot in the second half at Columbia (1/29) ... Scored 19 points (6-9 FG, 7-8 FT) in 30 minutes at Cornell (1/30) ... Had 19 points, six assists, five steals, four rebounds and three blocks against Penn (2/06) ... 24 points (10-11 FT) against Cornell (2/19) ... Ivy Player of the Week on March 1 after scoring 26 points vs. Yale (2/27) and averaging 17.0 points, 6.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals despite playing just 28 minutes per game against the Bulldogs and Brown (2/26) ... Added 19 points, six rebounds and four assists at Penn (3/5) ... Dished out five assists and had 12 points against Appalachian State in CollegeInsider.com Tournament (3/17).
Named to NABC All-District 1 First Team, becoming Harvard's first selection to the team since 1997 ... All-Ivy League First Team ... The only player nationally to rank among the top 10 players in his conference in every statistical category ... Named Mid-Major All-America by collegehoops.net ... Ranked third in scoring (17.8 ppg), second in assists (4.3 pg), first in steals (68 - 2.4 pg), sixth in field goal percentage (.502), seventh in 3-point percentage (.400), eighth in free throw percentage (.744), first in free throw attempts (168) and made FT's (125), ninth in rebounding (5.5) and 10th in blocked shots (18) ... Named to Ivy League Honor Roll in 13 of the 15 weekly reports, earning player of the week honors twice ... On Feb. 23, USA Today ran a piece on Lin in its "Who's in Your Five?" section. Lin was mentioned as one of the top five players or teams that we wished had more television exposure ... Scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting and added team-highs in rebounds (eight) and assists (six) at New Hampshire 11/19 ... Added 11 points, including his 200th career field goal, and a career-high five steals along with four assists at Colorado 11/22 ... Named the Ivy League Player of the week for 12/1 after big games against Holy Cross and Army ... Scored 19 of his career-high 30 points in the second half against Holy Cross 11/25, adding nine boards, three assists and four steals ... Scored a game-high 24 points to go with five steals against Army 11/29, shooting 9-for-9 from the free throw line ... Named to Ivy League Honor Roll on 12/8 ... Had a team-high 17 points versus BU 12/3 ... Recorded game-highs of 26 points, six rebounds and four steals to go with eight rebounds in a win over Colgate on 12/6 ... Played a career-high 47 minutes before fouling out in double overtime against Northeastern, collecting a career-high three blocks to go with seven assists, three steals and 18 points ... Scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half at George Washington on 12/13 ... Named to Ivy Honor Roll on 12/22 ... Scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half at Rice on 12/17 ... Had 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a win at Maine on 12/21 ... Named to Ivy Honor Roll after recording game-highs in points (16), rebounds (7), assists (5) and steals (4) in a win against DWC on 12/28 ... Logged game-highs of 17 points, nine assists and three steals in a win over Santa Clara on 1/02 ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week on 1/12 ... Recorded game-highs of 27 points, eight assists, six steals (career-high) and two blocks in a win at 17th-ranked Boston College on 1/07 ... Named to the Ivy Honor Roll on 1/26 ... Had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Dartmouth on 1/10 ... Sent the game to overtime against Dartmouth on 1/24 with a last second layup en route to 21 points, seven boards and four assists ... Named to Ivy Honor Roll on 2/2 ... Started the second half 5-fr-5 against Princeton on 1/31 and scored 14 straight points for Harvard in the period ... Recorded game-highs of 23 points and five assists against Yale on 2/6 ... Hit a free throw with no time left on the clock to give Harvard a 64-63 win over Brown on 2/9, completing a 22-point second half that saw him finish with game-highs of 27 points (8-12 FG) and four steals to go with eight rebounds ... Scored seven points in the final 35 seconds of play including a long 3-pointer to break open a tie game as Harvard won at The Palestra for the first time since the 1990-91 season ... Named to the Ivy Honor Roll on 3/2 ... named to Ivy League Honor Roll on 3/9 ... Had team-high nine assists and five assists with 10 points at Brown on 3/6 ... Scored 15 of game-high 19 points in the second half in a win at Yale - Harvard's first victory at Yale since the 1998-99 season ... During the game, became just the seventh player in school history to score his 1,000th point as a junior.
Earned the team's Raymond P. Lavietes '36 Most Valuable Player Award ... Named All-Ivy League Second Team ... Only player to start all 30 games ... Ranked among the Ivy League leaders in points (12.6 ppg), shooting percentage (.448), assists (107), and assist-turnover ratio (+1.30) while leading the league in steals with 58 ... He also ranked among the league leaders with 12 blocked shots during league play ... Made first career start at #21/23 Stanford 11/9 ... Had 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting (3-6 3PT) against UC Santa Barbara on 11/10 ... Had a career-high 17 points on 6-for10 shooting to go with a career-best five assists in a win over Northwestern State 11/11 ... Had career highs of 23 points, nine rebounds and nine assists (1 turnover) in 35 minutes against Mercer on 11/16 Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll 11/21 ... Had 15 points and four assists at Holy Cross 11/20 ... Had nine points, six rebounds and five assists in a win over Michigan 12/1 ... Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll 12/17 ... Had 17 points in 25 minutes at Long Island 12/13 ... Had 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals versus Vermont 12/16 ... Played 43 minutes against UC Irvine 12/30 and had 20 points (9-13 FG), 13 rebounds and five steals ... Dished out eight of his nine assists in the first half against Dartmouth on 1/5 as the Crimson built a 19-point halftime lead ... Had 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes in a win over Colgate on 1/8 and was named to the Ivy Honor Roll on 1/14 ... Had 17 points and nine rebounds at Princeton on 2/02 ... Had 15 points and four steals versus Cornell on 2/15 ... Named Player of the Week on 2/25 after consecutive 20-point games ... Had 20 points (seven rebounds) including a layup with 9.1 seconds left in regulation of a 76-67 overtime win over Princeton on 2/22 ... Had 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals versus Penn on 2/23 ... Named to Ivy Honor Roll on 3/11 ... Had nine points, seven boards, seven assists and three steals versus Brown on 3/08 ... Had game-high 19 points with five boards, four steals and three assists versus Yale on 3/09.
One of the first players off the bench and appeared in all 28 games, averaging nearly 19 minutes per contest ... Showed tremendous court awareness for a young player and a knowledge of off-ball defense ... Shot .818 from the free throw line and showed ability to draw contact while finishing traditional 3-point plays ... Got off to a strong start, playing 25 minutes in the season opener against Maine in the opener and had a game-high four steals to go with six rebounds. Had a key driving lay-up late in the game ... Had his first career blocked shot versus BU Nov. 14 ... Had five points, four assists and three steals in 26 minutes in a 83-81 overtime win at UNH Nov. 29 ... Hit a key 3-pointer late in the second half and connected on what proved to be the game-winning basket with 25.3 seconds left after recording a steal in overtime ... Recorded a blocked shot against Sacred Heart 7-footer Liam Potter in a game Dec. 20 ... Had three steals in 12 minutes at UC Irvine Dec. 28 ... Made his only shot attempt and had one steal in nine minutes in his Ivy League debut at Dartmouth Jan. 6 ... Scored all 12 of his points including 10 straight for Harvard during the second half of a 77-71 win over Dartmouth Jan. 12 ... That effort earned him a spot on the Ivy League Honor Roll for Jan. 14 ... Had 10 points (4-6 FG), four assists and three steals in 18 minutes off the bench versus Yale Jan. 26 ... Had four assists in 14 minutes versus Brown Jan. 27 ... Had five points, three assists and two steals in 19 minutes versus Columbia Feb. 2 ... Made his only shot attempt and had three assists in 10 minutes at Brown Feb. 16 ... Came off the bench to score 12 points in 16 minutes versus Penn Feb. 23. His night included an 8-for-8 free throw performance ... Scored all four points from the foul line late in the game of a 50-43 win over Princeton Feb. 24 ... Had nine points (4-7 FG) and three assists in 14 minutes in a 85-79 win at Cornell March 2 ... Had an excellent game in the season finale at Columbia on March 3, playing 25 minutes against the Lions and making numerous head-turning passes. He finished the game with 10 points, his fourth double-figure scoring night of the season, to go with four rebounds and a steal.
Son of Shirley and Gie-Ming ... Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter in basketball under coach Peter Diepenbrock ... Captained team to the CIF Division II State title by scoring 17 points in a upset of nationally-ranked Mater Dei in the finals, 51-47 ... Three-time first-team All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League at guard ... Two-time SCVAL League Most Valuable Player ... As a senior, named Northern California Division II player of the year, Northern California scholar athlete of the year and first team all-state ... Also named San Francisco Chronicle Boys Player of the Year ... San Jose Mercury News Boys Player of the Year ... California-Hawaii Sports All-State First Team and Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... High School SportsFocus Player of the Year ... Two-time Palo Alto Daily News All-Peninsula Player of the Year ... Named MVP of Santa Cruz and St. Francis tournaments ... Named sophomore of the year after leading his team to a 25-4 record ... Averaged 15.1 points, 7.1 assists, 5.0 steals, and 6.2 rebounder per game during his senior season ... Helped team to a 32-1 record as a senior and a 32-2 mark as a junior to set school records for victories ... Sported a 4.2 GPA in the classroom ... Was a summer intern for California senator Joe Simitian ... Editor of school newspaper ... Earned school's President's Award as well as Vision New America 2004 Scholarship Award ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music and going to church.