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Stanford Basketball Player Profile: Andrew Ekmark

Learn more about Andrew Ekmark and his quest to find a role on Jerod Haase’s squad

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NCAA Basketball: California at Stanford John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Stanford freshman guard Andrew Ekmark
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Andrew Ekmark is a 6-foot-2 point guard from Paradise Valley, Arizona. He has found his way onto the Stanford basketball squad after an impressive high school career.

Ekmark’s Phoenix Country Day team went undefeated with him at the helm during his senior season. During that campaign, Ekmark averaged 24.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals. That’s pretty darn impressive.

His highlight game featured Ekmark scoring 49 points in a contest that went into overtime. His team needed all 49 of them as they overcame a 20-point deficit to get the victory.

He was originally offered a spot on the Stanford roster by Johnny Dawkins. Jerod Haase honored Dawkins offer to Ekmark.

Take a look at his game:

Andrew Ekmark comes from an athletic family. His father played hoops at Marquette and his mother was a tennis player for the Golden Eagles. His sister, Courtney, played basketball at UCONN for two season. She recently transferred to Arizona State.

Ekmark attended a small K-12 private school. There are certainly valid questions concerning Ekmark’s ability to adapt to the massive jump between Division IV Arizona High School Basketball to Division 1 NCAA Hoops.

But, Ekmark’s high school coach, Shane Lewis, wouldn’t be surprised if Andrew were able to find a role in Palo Alto:

He has two 6-7 cousins, so I don't think you've seen him stop growing. (If) he gets to 6-4, 6-5, with his work ethic, who knows. Even if he doesn't really play, the experience he'll have there, the academics, that's huge. But ever seeing the court at Stanford? I wouldn't bet against it.