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  Phil Cullen
Phil Cullen

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chelan, Wash.

High School:
Chelan HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 215

Position:
Center/Forward

Experience:
3L

Fast Facts
A returning starter at power forward, Cullen has started 42 games during his career at Utah, including 26 last year ... primarily a reserve before moving into the starting lineup last season ... one of the top three-point shooters on the team and in the Mountain West Conference ... very bright, good face-up shooter with range and is a fine passer ... spent this past summer playing baseball as a pitcher in the minors with the Seattle Mariners organization.

Career Notes
Sixth in three-point field goals made (105), sixth in three-point field goals attempted (281) and 10th in blocked shots (55) on the Ute career charts.

Junior (2000-01)
Started 26 games, including 21 of the last 23 ... reached double figures in points 12 times and rebounds twice ... one double-double ... five rebounds or better 13 times ... played 20 minutes or more 23 times and at least 30 minutes five times ... made at least three trifectas in 11 games ... ranked 25th in the MWC in scoring (9.1 ppg), 16th in rebounding (4.4 rpg), 12th in three-point percentage (.378) and eighth in three-pointers per game (1.74) ... ranked tied for seventh in three-point field goals made (54) and seventh in attempts (143) on the Utah single-season charts ... career-high 21 points, making 6-of-8 field goals and a personal-best 5-of-6 three-pointers in 24 minutes against Washington State ... MWC Player of the Week (Feb. 11-17) for his performances against UNLV and Louisville ... 19 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, with three assists in 32 minutes against UNLV (Feb. 12) ... 16 points, going 5-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from three-point range, and five rebounds in 23 minutes against Louisville ... 18 points, making 4-of-7 three-pointers, in 24 minutes off the bench against Southern California in the Wooden Classic ... 15 points (4-for-4 FG, 2-for-2 3-FG) and four rebounds in 19 minutes against Weber State ... 10 rebounds in 29 minutes against Pepperdine ... 17 points, four rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes against Wyoming (Jan. 8) ... first career double-double with 14 points and a personal-best 11 rebounds against Idaho State ... career-high four steals against AU-Puerto Rico ... tied a career-best with three assists against Concordia.

Sophomore (1999-00)
Started 14 games, including seven at power forward and seven at center ... earned the "Sixth Man Award" from the Mountain West Conference media ... played in all 32 games and averaged 16 minutes per contest ... seventh on the team in scoring (5.6) and third in blocked shots (14) ... 85 of his 150 field goal attempts came from three-point range, where he converted 36.5 percent ... attempted a three-pointer in all but one game ... six double-figure scoring games, leading the Utes in scoring once ... season-high seven rebounds and six points in 21 minutes against Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament ... averaged 10.0 points, shooting 7-of-12 from the field and 5-of-9 from three-point range, and 2.5 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games ... game-high 12 points, making 4-of-5 field goals and all three trifectas, against Saint Louis in the first round ... also had three rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench against the Billikens ... started Utah's second round game against Michigan State, getting eight points, two rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes ... 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in 25 minutes against Sioux Falls ... 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes as the starting center against Chicago State ...11 points in 13 minutes against Colorado State (Jan. 24) ... scored all of his points over a 2:09 span in that game with a three-point play, consecutive three-pointers and a pair of free throws as Utah took a 57-50 lead with 9:56 to play ... 11 points, going 5-of-9 from the field, in 19 minutes against San Diego State (Feb. 10) ... started at power forward against UNLV (Feb. 21), getting a career-high 19 points while going 6-of-7 from the field, 5-of-5 from three-point range and 2-of-2 at the line ... also had five rebounds in 20 minutes against the Rebels ... represented Utah at the NCAA Leadership Conference in late May.

Freshman (1998-99)
Played in 33 games, starting two ... averaged 14.7 minutes per game and played more than 20 minutes in 10 contests ... was seventh on the team in scoring (4.3 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (2.9 rpg) ... scored in double figures four times ... was second on the team with 25 blocked shots ... had the second-highest three-point field goal percentage on the team (37.7), making 20-of-53 from behind the arc ... five rebounds or better in nine games and had at least two blocked shots seven times ... started the first game of his college career, posting 10 points--shooting 5-of-11 from the field--six rebounds and a career-best three steals in 24 minutes against Azusa Pacific ... made all four of his free throws and 4-of-5 shots from the field (including 2-of-3 three-pointers) to score a career-high 14 points in 15 minutes against Weber State ... also had two blocked shots and two steals against the Wildcats ... career-best five blocked shots against Loyola Marymount (Dec. 19) ties for the second-most in a single game at Utah ... personal bests of eight rebounds (five offensive) and two assists against Hawaii (Feb. 13) ... also had seven points against the Rainbow Warriors ... had his best night from behind the arc, making 3-of-4 three-point field goals to score 13 points in a season-best 25 minutes against High Point ... seven rebounds at Long Beach State ... scored seven points, making 3-of-5 shots from the field, as well as six rebounds and three blocks against Brigham Young (Feb. 6) ... seven points, making 3-of-4 field goals and his only three-point attempt, as well as five rebounds against Fresno State (Feb. 20) ... eight points and two steals in win over New Mexico (Feb. 27) ... 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in WAC Tournament quarterfinals win over BYU ... made fall semester academic honor roll.

Professional/College Baseball
Played for the Ute baseball team at the conclusion of the basketball season as a freshman ... appeared in nine games with one start on the mound in 1999, getting 16 strikeouts and 11 walks in 11.2 innings ... did not play baseball as a sophomore ... taken in the 32nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft by the Seattle Mariners ... signed a contract with the organization in August of 2000.

High School
Averaged 19.1 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game ... shot 80.0 percent from free throw line ... Associated Press Washington Athlete of the Year ... first team all-state and all-league ... also named Central Washington Athlete of the Year ... state A Player of the Year and state A Tournament MVP ... broke the state record for blocked shots in single game and in the entire state tournament ... earned letters all four years in basketball and baseball ... drafted by the Baltimore Orioles as a pitcher in the 34th round in 1998 ... served as class president and student body president ... named Washington Scholar Athlete of the Year ... member of the National Honor Society and was on the honor roll ... received Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce Young Leader Award ... coached by Joe Harris.

Personal
Son of Dave and Susan Cullen ... father played baseball and football at Eastern Washington ... sister is 6-3 and plays volleyball at Gonzaga ... pre-civil engineering major ... born Dec. 2, 1979.

Cullen's Career Statistics

Season G-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Reb-Avg PF-D AT TO BL ST Pts-Avg
1998-99 33-2 484-14.7 51-112 .455 20-53 .377 20-28 .714 37-59 96-2.9 63-2 18 26 25 16 142-4.3
1999-00 32-14 513-16.0 59-150 .393 31-85 .365 29-42 .690 22-48 76-2.4 70-1 27 41 14 18 178-5.6
2000-01 31-26 729-23.5 93-225 .413 54-143 .378 41-62 .661 33-104 137-4.4 80-3 29 47 16 26 281-9.1
Totals 96-42 1726-17.9 203-487 .417 105-281 .374 90-132 .682 92-211 309-3.2 213-6 74 114 55 60 601-6.3
vs. Conf. 42-14 677-16.1 78-205 .380 39-118 .331 37-49 .755 37-83 120-2.9 84-2 32 40 21 21 232-5.5

2000-01 Game-by-Game Statistics

Opponent MP FG 3P FT R A B S TP
IDAHO STATE ^ 21 5-8 3-6 1-2 11 1 0 0 14
at AU-Puerto Rico (1) ^ 16 2-4 1-3 3-4 6 2 0 4 8
Georgia (1) ^ 19 2-5 0-2 2-4 3 0 0 0 6
Memphis (1) ^ 21 2-7 1-5 0-2 1 0 2 0 5
CARDINAL STRITCH ^ 19 2-5 1-1 1-1 8 0 0 2 6
Southern California (2) 18 6-10 4-7 2-3 2 2 1 0 18
at Utah State 26 4-11 3-9 2-2 1 0 1 3 13
WEBER STATE 19 4-4 2-2 5-6 4 1 0 0 15
WASHINGTON STATE ^ 24 6-8 5-6 4-6 6 3 0 0 21
at Pepperdine ^ 29 1-12 0-7 1-2 10 1 0 2 3
SOUTHERN UTAH ^ 26 4-8 3-6 0-1 3 0 2 0 11
CONCORDIA (CALIF.) ^ 20 1-2 1-2 0-0 5 3 0 3 3
at Texas ^ 23 2-4 1-2 0-1 6 0 0 0 5
LONG BEACH STATE ^ 28 4-9 3-6 0-0 3 2 0 2 11
* WYOMING ^ 28 6-13 1-5 4-4 4 1 1 3 17
* UNLV ^ 30 4-8 2-3 1-2 7 1 1 0 11
* SAN DIEGO STATE ^ 14 1-5 0-3 0-0 4 1 0 2 2
* at Wyoming ^ 32 1-10 0-3 4-7 6 0 1 0 6
* at Colorado State ^ 25 4-7 1-4 0-0 4 1 1 1 9
* at Brigham Young ^ 30 0-7 0-2 3-4 8 1 1 1 3
* AIR FORCE ^ 19 1-8 0-3 0-0 3 2 0 0 2
* NEW MEXICO 24 2-5 1-3 3-3 1 2 1 0 8
* at San Diego State 25 5-11 3-9 0-0 6 1 0 1 13
* at UNLV ^ 32 7-9 4-5 1-2 3 3 0 0 19
LOUISVILLE ^ 23 5-6 4-5 2-2 5 2 0 1 16
* COLORADO STATE ^ 23 1-7 1-6 2-2 1 0 1 1 5
* BRIGHAM YOUNG ^ 20 2-4 1-2 0-0 2 0 1 0 5
* at Air Force ^ 30 3-8 3-8 0-0 3 1 0 0 9
* at New Mexico ^ 22 2-10 1-8 0-0 3 1 0 0 5
New Mexico (3) ^ 22 1-2 1-2 0-2 6 0 2 0 3
MEMPHIS (4) ^ 15 3-8 3-8 0-0 2 0 0 0 9

^Starter
CAPS Home Game
*Conference Game
(1) Puerto Shootout
(2) John Wooden Classic
(3) MWC Tournament
(4) NIT

Career Stats Summary

20-Point Games: 1
10-Point Games: 22
10-Rebound Games: 2
Double-Doubles: 1

Career Highs

Points 21 vs. Washington St. (12/19/00)
Rebounds 11 vs. Idaho State (11/17/00)
FG 7 vs. UNLV (2/12/01)
FG Att. 13 vs. Wyoming (1/8/01)
3-Pt. FG 5, Two Times
3-Pt. FG Att. 9, Two Times
FT 5 vs. Washington St. (12/19/00)
FT Att. 9, Two Times
Assists 3, Three Times
Steals 4 vs. AU-Puerto Rico (11/23/00)
Blocked Shots 5 vs. Loyola Marymount (12/19/98)
Minutes 27, Two Times
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