#20 Juan Pablo Alvarez

Men's Basketball
Class Senior Height 6'4"
Hometown Quito, Ecuador
High School Terra Linda HS,
San Rafael, Calif.
Position Guard,
Club Team West Valley BB Club,
Saratoga, Calif.
Major Psychology


Senior season (2011-12) - Chipped in two points from the free-throw line in 68-56 win at home vs. Santa Cruz.

Junior season (2010-11) - Shot 52% from the field, including 39% from 3-point range during the season ... Career-high 16 points in win vs. Multinomah Bible College on 5 of 7 shooting ... Shot 3 of 4 for 7 points in win over Walla Walla University.

Sophomore season (2009-10) - Played in 17 games but saw limited action while slowed by injuries ... Hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points in 15 minutes against North Central; also had two rebounds and two assists.

Freshman season (2008-09) - Played in all 25 games, averaging 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing 14.5 minutes per game off bench ... Fourth on team in 3-point baskets with 15 ... Had seven rebounds and seven points against George Fox.

Prep - Earned Second-Team All-Marin County honors as senior at Terra Linda High in San Rafael, Calif. ... Helped Terra Linda post 24-4 record while winning share of Marin County Athletic League title ... Named Terra Linda's Most Inspirational Player ... Averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists per game as senior ... Named Athlete of Week by San Francisco Chronicle ... Earned all-tournament honors at 17th Annual Otis Spunkmeyer Invitational at Piedmont (Calif.) High School ... Attended Lewiston (Idaho) High School as high school junior and Colegio La Salle (Quito, Ecuador) as sophomore and freshman ... Averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds at Colegio La Salle ... Shared in Ecuadorian national championships in 2004 and 2005 as part of Pinchincha state team ... Shared in state championship in 2004 ... Earned state MVP honors in 2003 and 2004 ... Served as co-captain of Ecuadorian Junior National Team.

Academics - Interested in psychology as possible major ... National Honor Society member at Lewiston High ... Hopes to play professional basketball and at some point coach in Ecuador.

Personal - Son of Fernando and Silvia Alvarez ... Has one older brother (Luis Fernando) and one younger brother (Esteban) ... Active member of the Catholic Church in Ecuador ... Enjoys playing guitar, watching basketball, soccer and other sports, eating Ecuadorian food, watching movies and spending time with his family ... Favorite player is Manu Ginobili.

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