CASEY ARCHIBALD

UNIVERSITY CAREER

Casey Archibald is  professional basketball player from British Columbia, Canada.  Casey was born in Vancouver but went to high school in basketball hot-bed Salmon Arm, B.C.  In 2001 Casey led the Salmon Arm Golds to the AAA Provincial Championships where he led the tournament in scoring with 29.5 ppg and finished as a tournament all-star. 

After graduating in 2002 he made the decision to stay near home and attend the University of British Columbia on a basketball scholarship after turning down several NCAA offers.  As a freshman he helped guide the T-Birds to Conference champions and the schools first return to the National championship in 11 years. 

 He came back the following season with something to prove as he garnered his 1st of 4 to follow 1st team Conference All-Star awards.  He led his team to a conference record of 12-8 and another trip back to the National Championships after averaging 18.1 ppg throughout the season.

In the 2004-2005 season the T-birds started of strong knocking off NCAA teams Hampton, Kansas State, and Western Washington, and playing tough against UNLV and Kansas.  Unfortunately the T-birds couldn't keep up the level of play as this was the first year in Casey's university career where they did not make the national championship tournament.  With this said Casey uped his scoring from the year before as he averaged 19.9 ppg to go along with 4.1 rpg.

After the disappointing end in the previous season Casey and the T-Birds came back with something to prove having a perfect regular season going 20-0.  Casey continued with his productivity averaging 17.5 ppg, 4.6 rebs, and 3.8 apg.  This was only the 2nd perfect season in UBC history. Casey was voted Conference Player of the Year along with 1st team all-conference, and 1st team All-Canadian.

In his senior season at UBC, Casey continued to show he was among the best to play in the CIS.  He led UBC to a 17-2 record, while having his highest production of his career at just over 20 ppg.  He was once again voted Conference player of the year and runner up for CIS national player of the year honors.  He was again 1st Team All-Canadian for the 2nd year running. This season he was voted as the UBC most outstanding graduating male athlete.

Casey no doubt left his footprint on the basketball program of UBC as well as the CIS.  He was 2nd in career points behind J.D. Jackson, accumulating over 3,000 career points in his 5 years.  He has the school record for the most 3 pointers made in a season when he hit 117 in the 2004 season as well as the most in a single game where he hit 7 twice in 2003.

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