John Stockton's athletic
accomplishments during his high school, career at Gonzaga
graduate) in Spokane, Washington, and his college and professional
career are astonishing.
Most basketball fans
have come to know Stockton because of his phenomenal 19-year
Association (NBA) career with the Utah Jazz. During Stockton's
career with the Jazz, he
established himself as one of the top point guards in the history
of the NBA.
accomplishments during his prep career mirror that of his storied
career. He was a
wonderful teammate who made every one around, him a better player.
During Stockton's senior
season (1979-80), he averaged over 23 points per game.
Throughout his career he
shot better than 56 percent from the floor and recorded 264
steals, 295 assists and.
amassed nearly 800 total points.
His aptitude for success
on the basketball court continued at Gonzaga University from
1980-1984. While at CU,
John scored 1,340 points and dished out 554 assists. During
the 1983-84 season,
Stockton led the West Coast Conference in scoring (20.9),
assists (201) and steals
(109). He received many awards and honors, including being
named, the West Coast
Conference Most Valuable Player for the 1983-84 season.
professional career includes being named a member of the men's
basketball "Dream Team"
that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in
Barcelona, the 1996
Dream Team that won gold in Atlanta, being selected in 1996 as one
of the "50 Greatest
Players in NBA History" and becoming the NBA's all-time leader in
assists (15,806) and
steals (3,265). He was also selected to play in ten NBA All-Star
John's achievements were
capped off with his induction into the Naismith Memorial Hall of
Fame in September of
Stockton has continued
to own a residence in his hometown of Spokane and has established
himself as a vital part
of the Spokane community by funding capital projects and donating
funds that focus on
youth development and training.