2009-10 Records Overall Record: 21-11 WCC Record: 10-4
Name: Jared Stohl Position: Guard Class: Senior
Jared Stohl enjoyed a breakout junior season, establishing himself as one of the most prolific three-point shooters in the nation. Stohl led the country in three-point percentage, knocking down 47.8 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc, while ranking 18th in the nation in threes per game. Stohl, who nailed 10 threes in a game against Idaho last season, enters the season as the Pilots' all-time leader in three-point field goals with 245.
The Portland Pilots closed out the 2009-10 season with their second consecutive trip to the postseason, playing in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). The consecutive postseason appearances (2009-2010) marked the first back-to-back postseason seasons in school history.
Portland has finished third in the WCC regular season standings the past two seasons.
The Pilots rang up 21 victories last season, matching a Division I school record. The Pilots also matched the best WCC record in school history with a 10-4 mark this season.
Senior guard Nik Raivio, the team's leading scorer, missed the final 15 games of the season with a lingering Achilles' strain.
Seniors T.J. Campbell and Robin Smeulders were named to the All-WCC first team, while Jared Stohl and Luke Sikma earned honorable mention honors. The four players recognized were the most of any school in the league last year.
Last season, the Pilots cracked the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in 50 years on Nov. 30 (#25). Portland earned the ranking after blowing out UCLA and beating then-No. 16 Minnesota to reach the 76 Classic championship game.
The Pilots welcome back six letterwinners from last year's team. Headlining the list of returners is senior guard Jared Stohl and senior forward Luke Sikma, both of whom earned All-WCC honorable mention status last season.
Stohl is arguably the most prolific long-range shooter in the country as he led the nation in three-point percentage, knocking down 47.8 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. In addition, his 3.1 three-pointers made per game ranked 18th nationally, while his 98 three-pointers made are tied for second in UP single-season history. Stohl, who stepped up into a starting role after Raivio's injury, established a new school and Chiles Center record with 10 three-pointers made in a 10-for-15 effort versus Idaho last season. He enters the season with 245 career treys to rank eighth on the WCC's all-time list. He trails former LMU standout Jeff Fryer, who is the WCC's all-time three-pointers made leader with 363, by 118.
Sikma is the WCC's leading returning rebounder, having grabbed 7.5 rpg last season. Sikma, who averaged 7.9 ppg, also led the WCC in field goal percentage, connecting on 56.3 percent of his shots from the floor.