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  Nate Althoff
Nate Althoff
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delano, Minn.

High School:
Delano HS

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 265

Position:
Center

Experience:
3L

Fast Facts
A two-year starter at center, Althoff is big and athletic, and began to show great potential last season ... worked hard during the past two off-seasons to increase his size and strength ... has the best bench press on the team ... maximum bench press of 315 is up 30 pounds from last year ... vertical jump of 28-1/2 inches is fourth-best on the team.

Career Notes
Ranks sixth in career blocked shots at Utah with 74 ... Utahís all-time leader in career field goal percentage (60.6).

Junior (1999-00)
Started 25 of the 28 games he played ... battled injuries all season ... missed both of the exhibition games with a back sprain, but came back to start the first eight regular-season games ... after missing four games with a sprained left ankle, returned to action against Southern Utah (Jan. 1) ... back in the starting line-up at San Diego State (Jan. 10) ... ranked 22nd in the Mountain West Conference in scoring (9.5), 16th in rebounds (4.7), first in field goal percentage (60.1), 11th in free throw percentage (71.1) and eighth in blocked shots (0.89) ... recorded the fifth-best field goal percentage (60.1) in a single season at Utah ... averaged 10.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in league play while shooting 64.8 percent from the field and 76.1 percent from the free throw line ... led Utah four times in scoring and six times in rebounds ... two 20-point games and 13 double-figure scoring games ... scored in double figures in seven conference games ... seven rebounds or more eight times ... at least two blocked shots in six games ... played 25 minutes or more in 10 contests ... in two Mountain West Conference Tournament games averaged 13.0 points while shooting 45.0 percent from the field, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots ... first career double-double against BYU in the semifinals with 13 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and three blocked shots in 32 minutes ... 13 points, going 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 at the line, in 28 minutes against Air Force in the quarterfinals ... limited during the NCAA Tournament due to a back sprain ... only had two points and three rebounds in 19 minutes in the first round against Saint Louis ... played off the bench against Michigan State in the NCAA second round, getting four points and two boards in 15 minutes ... named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 14 after averaging 18.5 points, and shooting 80 percent from the field and 86.7 percent from the free throw line in wins over San Diego State (Feb. 10) and BYU (Feb. 12) ... career-high 22 points in 22 minutes against San Diego State (Feb. 10) ... set personal bests for free throws made and attempted in that game, going 10-of-11 at the line ... 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and five rebounds in 31 minutes against BYU (Feb. 12) ... 14 points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot in 20 minutes against Arkansas State ... 13 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in 21 minutes against Stony Brook ... 11 points, shooting 5-of-6 from the field, and two blocked shots in 27 minutes at Weber State ... 10 points (4-9 FG) in 22 minutes against Augusta State ... game-high seven rebounds and a blocked shot in 21 minutes against Utah State ... career-high two steals at Washington State ... 20 points, shooting 8-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line, with a team-high seven rebounds and three blocked shots in 29 minutes at San Diego State (Jan. 10) ... 13 points, shooting 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-3 at the line, and eight rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench against Southern Utah ... 11 points and led the Utes with six rebounds in 20 minutes at BYU (Jan. 15) ... 13 points (went 5-of-5 on free throws), nine rebounds and two blocked shots in 25 minutes against Wyoming (Jan. 22) ... 17 points on an 8-for-12 shooting effort, eight rebounds (six offensive) and two blocked shots in 21 minutes at New Mexico (Feb. 19) ... game-high seven rebounds in 16 minutes at Colorado State (Feb. 26) ... 11 points and four rebounds in 21 minutes against Air Force (Mar. 4) ... made the academic honor roll and the Deanís List for the spring semester.

Summer 1999
Played for the NIT All-Stars team that toured Austria and the Czech Republic for 13 days in August ... averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... shot 78.6 percent from the free throw line.

Sophomore (1998-99)
Played in 32 games, starting 30 ... averaged 21.1 minutes per game and played at least 30 minutes on two occasions ... led the Utes and ranked seventh in the WAC with 43 blocked shots, averaging 1.3 per game ... sixth on the team in scoring (4.9 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (4.5 rpg) ... had the best field goal percentage on the team (60.4) to set the fourth best single-season mark in school history ... seven points or more in eight games and scored in double figures twice ... hauled in at least seven rebounds in seven games ... recorded multiple blocked shots in 15 contests ... season-high 13 points against Loyola Marymount, making 4-of-5 field goals and 5-of-8 free throws in 23 minutes ... career-best five blocked shots against Saint Francis (Dec. 22) to tie for the second-most in a single game in Utah history ... had a season-high nine rebounds and career-highs of three assists and 33 minutes played against Fresno State (Feb. 20) ... scored 10 points (4-of-9 field goals) and grabbed seven rebounds against Azusa Pacific ... had four blocks against Indiana ... seven points, shooting 3-of-3 from the floor, and seven rebounds in 30 minutes against Hawaii (Jan. 18) ... seven points, making all three field goal attempts, and six boards in 26 minutes against Hawaii (Feb. 13) ... seven boards and two blocked shots against Tulsa in the WAC Tournament semifinals ... six points, seven boards and two blocked shots in 29 minutes in the WAC championship game win over New Mexico ... made all three field goal attempts and 1-of-2 free throws to score seven points against Miami (Ohio) in the NCAA second round.

Freshman (1997-98)
Played in 17 games ... averaged 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.4 minutes per game ... 66.7 percent field goal shooter ... scored in nine contests ... made every shot he took to score a season-high eight points against Azusa Pacific ... went 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line in that game, while rejecting two shots ... season-high five rebounds and four points in seven minutes in the season-opener against Cal State-Fullerton ... had five rebounds and three points in nine minutes against Southern Utah ... brought down four rebounds in a season-best 17 minutes against UC Irvine ... best game of the conference season came against Wyoming (Jan. 17) ... had three points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in six minutes against the Cowboys.

Redshirt (1996-97)
Sat out the season as a redshirt ... named to the spring quarter honor roll.

High School
First team all-conference and all-metro ... averaged 21.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.4 blocked shots per game as senior at Delano High School ... shot 73.0 percent from field to set the Minnesota state prep record ... also set the state record by shooting 69.8 percent from the field for his career ... set school records in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots ... 78.0 percent free throw shooter ... seven career triple-doubles in points, rebounds and blocked shots ... scored over 30 points five times ... averaged 21.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game as junior ... shot 62.0 percent from field and 75.0 percent from line his junior year ... coached by Jerry Litfin ... carried an A- average and was a regular on the honor roll.

Personal
Son of George and Sandy Althoff ... business major ... born April 11, 1978.

n Career Statistics

SeasonG-GSMin-AvgFG-FGAPct3P-3PAPctFT-FTAPctOff-DefReb-AvgPF-DATTOBLSTPts-Avg
1997-9817-091-5.412-18.6670-0.0006-13.46213-1730-1.820-0156130-1.8
1998-9932-30676-21.164-106.6040-0.00029-56.51841-102143-4.593-416324312157-4.9
1999-0028-25618-22.1104-173.6010-0.00059-83.71148-86132-4.764-1229257267-9.5
Totals77-551385-17.9180-297.6060-0.00094-152.618102-205305-4.0177-519667420454-5.9
vs. Conf.34-28641-18.986-138.6230-0.00047-69.68148-96144-4.293-413312310219-6.4
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