12 John Linehan
    John Linehan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chester, Pa.

    High School:
    Winchendon School

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 165

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    05/01/1978


    2001-02: Tri-captain along with Abdul Mills and Romuald Augustin...Named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team...Named one of the Top-50 Preseason Candidates for the 2001-02 Wooden Award All-America Team...Named the "Best Defender" of all point guards in college basketball, according to the Sporting News' November 19th issue...One of 30 senior men's college basketball players nominated for the inaugural Senior CLASS Award, which is given annually to a player that has exhausted their four years of eligibility and will have fulfilled their commitment to their respective university and is working toward their degree, is in good academic standing and be of sound moral character...Had a career-high seven rebounds against Siena (11/16/01)...Scored 13 points and was 7-7 from the free-throw line against Oklahoma State (11/19/01)...Registered a career-high 26 points and was 7-9 from the field against Austin Peay (11/20/01)...Registered 10 points, eight assists and four steals in a career-high 38 minutes against UTEP (11/21/01)...Had four steals against Brown (11/28/01)...Had a team-high 13 points and five steals, while recording five rebounds against Rhode Island (12/1/01)...Scored 12 points, registered six assists and five steals against George Washington (12/8/01)...Registered 11 points, eight steals and three assists versus Sacred Heart (12/19/01)...Registered five rebounds, seven points, seven assists and four steals against Boston University (12/22/01)...Recorded 12 points, nine assists and seven steals versus Morgan State (12/27/01)...Registered 13 points, six steals and seven assists against Central Connecticut (12/30/01)...Scored 12 points and made two steals against Villanova (1/2/02)...Scored 10 points, added five assists and made four steals in a career high 39 minutes of action against Syracuse (1/5/02)...Scored nine points and made eight steals at Texas (1/7/02)...Registered 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds against St. John's (1/12/02)...Scored 14 points and made six steals against Connecticut (1/16/02)...Scored 15 points, registered nine assists and recorded a career-high eight rebounds against Miami (1/19/02)...Established a BIG EAST and Providence record with 11 steals against Rutgers (1/22/02)...Recorded six steals, five assists and a team-high 19 points against St. John's (1/26/02)...Named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week on January 28...Made a career-high eight field goals on 14 attempts (18 points) and recorded six steals against West Virginia (1/30/02)...Recorded nine steals, six assists and 13 points against Boston College (2/2/02)...Made three steals and established the BIG EAST career steals mark with 199 against Connecticut (2/5/02)...Registered six steals, six assists and a team-high 21 points versus Virginia Tech (2/9/02)...Set Providence single-season steal mark with 113 steals against Virginia Tech (2/9/02)...Scored 14 points, recorded seven assists and made six steals against Boston College (2/13/02)...Scored a team-high 19 points against Villanova (2/19/02)...Scored 14 points and made five steals to break the BIG EAST single season steals mark against Virginia Tech (2/23/03)...Registered 10 points and set the NCAA career steals mark with five steals against Miami (2/26/01)...Recorded his 377th career steal with 1:37 remaining in the first half against Miami (2/26/02) to set the NCAA career steals record...Scored 10 points and recorded five assists versus Notre Dame (3/2/02)...Scored 11 points, recorded four assists and made five steals versus Georgetown (3/6/02) in the BIG EAST Tournament...Finished the season with 385 career steals and 450 career assists...Finished second in the nation in average steals per game (4.5)...Earned NABC First Team All-District 1 honors...Named USBWA All-District 1...Earned ESPN.com Defensive Player of the Year accolades...Named Second Team All-BIG EAST and BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season...Named College Insider.com National Defensive Player of the Year...Named Basketball Americal Defensive Player of the Year...Earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors...Earned NABC Defenive Player of the Year honors...Drafted No. 1 in the USBL Draft on April 9, 2002.

    2000-01: Co-captain along with Erron Maxey...Was injured (strained hamstring) in the first game of the season against Holy Cross (11/18/00)...Missed five games with a hamstring injury...Scored 17 points against Rhode Island (12/2/00) and Massachusetts (12/7/00)...Recorded a team season-high six steals against Massachusetts (12/7/00)...Was a perfect 4-4 from the floor (3-3 three pointers) and was 6-6 from the free-throw line versus UMass (12/7/00)...Registered seven assists (tied team season high) and five steals against Brown (12/23/00)...Made six steals, dished out six assists and grabbed six rebounds against Villanova (1/9/01)...Scored 19 points and made five steals versus Connecticut (1/13/01)...Named BIG EAST Player of the Week on January 15...Scored 14 points, made three steals and recorded four assists against Pittsburgh (1/23/01)...Had nine points, four assists and four steals versus Miami (1/28/01)...Scored 20 points and made a career-high six three pointers (6-7) versus Villanova (1/31/01)...Scored 14 points and tied his career-high with six rebounds against St. John's (2/3/01)...Scored 10 points and registered four steals against Connecticut (2/6/01)...Registered his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 assists against Georgetown (2/10/01)...Scored a team-high 13 points and was 8-8 from the free-throw line against St. John's (2/14/01)...Registered 22 points and tied his career high shooting 7-12 from the field against BC (2/17/01)...Scored 10 points, registered five assists, made six steals and had two blocks against Virginia Tech (2/20/01)...Recorded a team-high 13 points against Boston College (2/24/01)...Scored 13 points and recorded three assists against Rutgers (3/3/01)...Led the BIG EAST in steals with 53 in 16 conference games (3.31)...Led the BIG EAST in steals in overall action and was fourth in the nation, averaging 3.12 thefts per game (81 steals in 26 games)...Named Second Team NABC All-District 1...Named USBWA All-District 1...Named to the College Insider.Com All-Defensive Team...Named College Insider.Com National Defensive Player of the Year...Named Second Team All-BIG EAST...Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year...Named Basketball Times Third Team All-American...Earned the team's Jimmy Walker Most Valuable Player Award and the Marvin Barnes Defensive Player Award...Ranks second all-time in steals at Providence with 246 in 91 games (2.70).

    1999-00: Co-captain along with Erron Maxey...Out of the lineup from October 25th to November 30th due to surgery for a sports hernia...Made first start of the season against Boston University playing 21 minutes with eight points, two assists and three steals...Scored 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3PT) and equalled career high with six rebounds at North Carolina State...Had season highs with five assists and four steals versus Central Connecticut...Missed the Arkansas and Long Island games after reinjuring groin in game versus Central Connecticut...Returned to lineup for UMass game: 30 minutes, five points, four assists and three steals...Played 22 minutes versus Fordham: 5 points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3PT), two rebounds, three assists, two steals...Went out of the lineup after reinjuring groin and fracturing left wrist versus Fordham; Missed the final 17 games and 24 of 30 on the year.

    1998-99: Started all 30 games for the Friars as a sophomore...Averaged 4.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.3 steals in 22 minutes per game...Led PC in assists (113) and steals (98)...Led the BIG EAST in steals and was tied for fourth in the nation with 3.3 per game...Had career high 10 assists versus Rhode Island...Equalled career high with nine steals versus Georgetown...Tied BIG EAST Tournament record with seven steals versus Georgetown...Set a Providence College record for sophomores with 98 steals...BIG EAST Tournament: 2-4 FG (.500); 0-2 3PT (.000), four points, three rebounds, two assists, seven steals...NIT: 3-9 FG (.333), 1-3 3 PT (.333), 2-2 FT (1.000) nine points, two rebounds six assists and one steal...Winner of Marvin Barnes "Defensive Player of the Year" for second consecutive year.

    1997-98: Played in all 29 games, making 14 starts as a frosh...Averaged 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals...Had 14 points (2-5 FG, 10-10 FT) and nine steals versus Pittsburgh...Nine steals is a BIG EAST freshman record and a PC record in a BIG EAST game...Started season with 33 consecutive free throws - Finished year with 49 of 54 (.907)...Second best single season total at PC (Joe Hassett - .941 in 76-77)... .907 free throw percentage is best ever by a PC freshman...Winner of Marvin Barnes "Defensive Player of the Year Award"...BIG EAST Tournament: 5-17 FG (.294); 2-10 3 PT (.200); 0-0 FT (.000); 12 points (6.0 per game); 11 rebounds (5.5 rpg).

    HIGH SCHOOL: Played high school basketball at Chester High School in Chester, Pa....Attended Winchendon Prep School to improve his chances to attend a high Division I school...Named Boston Globe All-Scholastic...Led Winchendon School 25-6 record and the New England Prep School Championship (1997)...Was named Most Valuable Player in Class A NEPSAC Championship Tourney...Had 19 points, six rebounds, eight assists and five steals in championship game...Averaged 11.0 points, eight assists and three steals per game at Winchendon...Team captain and Dean's List student at Winchendon...Led Chester High School to 1994 State Championship and District Championship in 1995...All-State and All-Conference selection as a senior ...Selected to the Scholastic Honor Roll at Chester High School.

    PROFILE
    Name:  John L. Linehan
    Nickname:    John-John, John Blaze, Johnny "L", Jayrew
    Birthdate:  May 1, 1978
    Major:  Health Policy Management - BS (2001)
    	Business Administration - MS (2003)
    Family:   Son of Elizabeth Linehan and Mike Shaw; has one brother, Lamar and one sister, Mica Shaw
    Favorite Athlete/Team:  Michael Jordan and Mugsy Bogues/Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics
    Hobbies:  Enjoys swimming and watching television
    Person I Would Most Like To Meet: Mugsy Bogues
    What People Don't Know About Me: I'm an easy going person
    Greatest Influence:  My cousin, Gerard Hill
    Likes:  I enjoy having fun and a good time
    Biggest Thrill In Sports:  Winning New England Prep School Championship
    After Providence:  Plans on a career in health management
    

    AT PROVIDENCE
    OVERALL
                               Total         3-Point                        Rebounds
    Year    GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
    1998..  29-14   715/24.7   45-133  .338   22-62   .355   49-54   .907  10-50    60  2.1  69-2   78  40   0  50  161/5.6
    1999..  30-30   663/22.1   38-119  .319   10-43   .233   47-59   .797  25-43    68  2.3  81-3  113  55   3  98  133/4.4
    2000..   6-6    152/25.3   11-32   .344    6-19   .316    3-3   1.000   5-13    18  3.0  17-0   21   8   0  17   31/5.2
    2001..  26-26   682/26.2   79-190  .416   43-103  .417   77-90   .856  13-50    63  2.4  62-0  101  52   3  81  278/10.7
    2002..  31-30  1045/33.7  118-302  .391   54-160  .338   97-116  .836  30-87   117  3.8  81-2  137  72   0 139  387/12.5
    TOTAL. 122-106 3257/26.7  291-776  .375  135-387  .349  273-322  .848  83-243  326  2.7 310-7  450 227   6 385  990/8.1
    

    CAREER HIGHS

    JOHN LINEHAN OVERALL BIG EAST MINUTES 42 Miami (1/19/02) 42 Miami (1/19/02) POINTS 26 Austin Peay (11/20/01) 22 Boston College (2/17/01) REBOUNDS 8 Miami (1/19/02) 8 Miami (1/19/02) FIELD GOALS 8 West Virginia (1/30/02) 8 West Virginia (1/30/02) FG ATTEMPTS 15 Miami (1/19/02) 15 Miami (1/19/02) FG PCT. 1.000 Cleveland State (11/28/97) .667 Connecticut (1/13/01) FREE THROWS 10 Three times 10 Three times FT ATTEMPTS 12 Three times 12 Three times FT PCT 1.000 45 times 1.000 31 times 3PT FG 6 Villanova (1/31/01) 6 Villanova (1/31/01) 3PT FG ATTEMPTS 10 UTEP (11/21/01) 9 Miami (1/19/02) 3PT FG% 1.000 Nine times 1.000 Six times ASSISTS 10 Twice 10 Georgetown (2/10/01) TURNOVERS 7 Syracuse (1/5/02) 7 Syracuse (1/5/02) BLOCKS 2 Twice 2 Twice STEALS 11* Rutgers (1/22/02) 11* Rutgers (1/22/02)

    *BIG EAST and Providence single-game record

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