If there is a face of the "Point Guard U" slogan, it must be Damon Stoudamire. Nicknamed "Mighty Mouse," Stoudamire was just that. Standing at only 5'10'', Stoudamire dominated his opponents his final season, averaging a staggering 22.8 points, 7.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. Those numbers are nearly unbelievable. To score 23 a night and then add more than seven assists? In a 40 minute game? All the guy did was create offense.
That was all he had time to do. And then the rebounding number alone at his height is ridiculous. For his labor, Stoudamire was a first team All American and won the Pac-10 Player of the Year.
With not much help, and after the Final Four run of the previous year, Stoudamire led the Wildcats to a 23-8 record and second place finish in the Pac-10. They too had an early exit from the tournament with a first round loss to the 12th seeded team from Miami of Ohio.
Stoudamire finished his career at with 1,849 points, 663 assists, 100 wins, a trip to the Final Four, a Pac-10 POY and consensus All-American honors. He was the first great in this long line of great point guards and his 1995 season was the very best of them all.