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A closer look at Standhardinger’s 1,000

Numbers never lie, and the truth is, Christian Standhardinger is now the sweet 16th addition to the elite short list of 1,000-point scorers in the history of the University of Hawai’i basketball program.


Standhardinger, a 6-foot-8 senior forward, scored the 1,000th point of his Hawai’i career in the second half of the Warriors’ loss at Long Beach State last week. His inclusion on the list is not so much about sharpshooting or flamboyant scoring ability, as it is a testament to relentlessness and hustle.

Here are some undeniable numbers:

• Standhardinger is just the fourth player in the history of the program to reach 1,000 points in just two seasons as a Warrior. The previous three are considered all-time greats at UH – Tom Henderson (arguably the greatest player in UH basketball history), Anthony Carter (arguably the greatest point guard in UH basketball history) and Reggie Cross (arguably the greatest undersized “big man” in UH basketball history).

• Standhardinger’s career scoring average of 16.7 is currently ranked eighth among all players in UH basketball history.

• Standhardinger has scored 20 or more points in 22 games during his two seasons at Hawai’i. That is tied for seventh among all players in UH basketball history.

• Standhardinger has made 296 free throws during his two seasons at Hawai’i, and that ranks fourth on the UH career list. The three players ahead of him (Chris Gaines, John Penebacker and Predrag Savovic) played at least three seasons. He is also nine free throws away from tying the UH single-season record of 184.

• Standhardinger has 482 rebounds at UH, which puts him 18 boards away from becoming just the sixth player in UH basketball history to have 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. The others are John Penebacker, Melton Werts, Phil Martin, Julian Sensley and Vander Joaquim. Standhardinger would be the only player to accomplish it in two seasons.

Standhardinger has two regular-season games this week to add to his totals, and then the Big West Conference Tournament next week. The Warriors will play at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, then return for a home finale against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday.

Here is the exclusive 1,000-point club at UH:

1, Chris Gaines (1987-90), 1,734
2, John Penebacker (1970-73), 1,519
3, Alika Smith (1995-98), 1,415
4, Predrag Savovic (2000-02), 1,414
5, Melton Werts (1973-76), 1,314
6, Phil Lott (1989-92), 1,290
7, Carl English (2001-03), 1,259
8, Phil Martin (2001-04), 1,231
9, Julian Sensley (2004-06), 1,230
10, Vander Joaquim (2011-13), 1,205
11, Matt Gibson (2005, 07-08), 1,126
12, Tom Hendrson (1973-74), 1,082
13, Anthony Carter (1998-99), 1,070
14, Bobby Nash (2004-05, 07-08), 1,022
15, Reggie Cross (1988-89), 1,013
16, Christian Standhardinger (2013-14), 1,001

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Reminder that Thursday’s game at UC Santa Barbara will start a little earlier than usual for a road game – 4 p.m. Hawai’i time. It will be televised live on ESPNU (Oceanic channel 219 or HD 1219).

Another reminder that fans are encouraged to “Wear White On Senior Night” for Saturday’s home finale against Cal State Fullerton.

Game 29 Tipoff Notes
Hawai’i at UC Santa Barbara
When: Thursday, March 6, 4:00 p.m. Hawai’i time
Where: The Thunderdome (6,000) – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Television: ESPNU (Oceanic channel 219 or HD 1219)
Streaming Video: WatchESPN.com
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona and KTOH on Kaua’i.
Audio Webcast: Live audio streaming on espn1420am.com
Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at UCSBGauchos.com


  1. In my opinion , the best 2 year transfer, hardest working, competitive, great relentless effort, goes after every board, just hard nosed. Wants to win, and help team go to pinnacle. Well deserved, last year BWC first team, should be same this year.
    Boom Out!
    Danke Herr Standhardinger! Salamat Po!

    Go Bows!

  2. Well, numbers don’t lie. One of the greatest to play here.

    Also, the greatest beach workout competitor. That in itself was an indicator.

  3. warriorhaw: what I like about Christian, if his shot not falling, he goes out and gets 11-12 rebound, crashes the boards for offensive putbacks, makes the assist, outlet pass, brings ball up to start break, always diving in scrum for loose ball, HUSTLE, and he knows, he is not the Athletic freak, 40 inch vertical, 30 foot range on 3 ball, power dunker, high wire, super quick , break your ankles hybrid PF, he is a WARRIOR, If UH starting 5, which includes Spearman(super man) hustle, on O and D, UH can win these last two regular season games, and go 3-0 and NCAA invite, Christian, is just so determined, that is what he said he would bring to the table when transferred from Nebraska, and he has done it! Great Job Christian, UH has to match his intensity, next year, and even this year, they can go far, Thanks to Spearman, Standhardinger and Davis Rozitis, excellent seniors!

    Go Rainbow Warriors!

  4. Exactly hoops! I too believe that we can win the final two games for the reasons your gave. I remember that Riley also had a bunch of Christian types back in the day. Not flashy, but can run the flex like nobodys business.
    That being said however, I love the combo of grounded(?) and athleticism that Gib is putting together. I think Gib is also learning and getting better as a head coach. Will be glued to the monitor Thursday for the first win and sitting in our usual seats on Saturday for senior night.

    Go Bows!!!!

  5. Christian will be one of those guys that we won’t truly miss until he is gone next year. His game is not pretty but he outworks his opponent each and every game. A true competitor. He’ll truly be appreciated next year when he’s gone and we are looking for that grit on the floor.

  6. More points than Trevor Ruffin? Wow, guess Riley really held back some guys from scoring.

  7. Well said, PONO ^^^ Christian will be missed sorely next year. He’s not the fan favorite because he doesn’t dunk it all the time or rain in the 3s or do the cool spin moves like Fotu. I think that’s why Fotu is the more popular guy with the fans, but Christian is the most solid player on this team in terms of overall production.

    Though I don’t agree with the opinion of playhoopsa about Christian being the best 2-year transfer. Old-timers will tell you that no one has yet to compare to Tom Henderson … nope, not even AC Carter.

  8. Early game on Thursday, PLUS it’s on ESPNU?? Too good to be true =D Can’t wait!

    Well, one thing is for sure, we will really miss Christian. He may not exactly be NBA talent, but he’s the kind of player coaches love because of his work ethic, determination, motivation, etc. He brings 110% every night, no question. Nice to see how well it has paid off, if only all UH players could be more like him! Looking forward to see a strong finish from him and see if he can will the team into the NCAA tournament! Put ’em on his shoulders if he has to! What I think Christian does best is he really outhustles the opponent, getting the offensive board/putbacks and really getting into their heads! He can be quite the nightmare match-up, both physically and mentally. Thank you for everything, you are a true Warrior!

  9. Chuck Cheese..

    without question Henderson JC AA ..Olympian and NBA champ. The best 2 year transfer.first round NBA pick..senior year one periodical picked him first team AA..
    What I should have said ..Christian without the athleticism of Tom ..AC or power of Cross..he is BB smart..uses his hustle . Desire and 110% effort to help team..if whole team imitate his effort 40 minutes, .UH can go to NCAA’s.
    MR HUSTLE ..CHRISTIAN IS ONE OF THE BEST..not super athlete big heart and effort guy..love his game!!
    Go Bows!!
    We all love Christia! !

  10. We all.love Christian’ s heart and desire..!!

  11. Standhardinger’s stats don’t mean to much to me Hawaii played a weak schedule.

    but Hey he gets the job done for my team.

    Will he fade into obscurity or be remembered forever?

    If he guides this team to the promise land (NCAA tournament) I think he will be remembered forever.

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