OREGON STATE 2000-2001: Steinthal is considered one of the top three-point shooters in the country...he and teammate Deaundra Tanner have a chance to finish their careers first and second for career three-point field goals at Oregon State...Steinthal and Tanner are also among the top three active three-point field goal shooters in the Pac-10...after just two years at OSU, he enters the season with 114 threes, the fourth-highest figure in school history...should be a key figure in the new coaching staff’s offense.
1999-2000: Steinthal averaged 9.0 points for the season, the fourth-highest average for the team...he connected on 57 three-point field goals for the second straight year -- the 57 threes rank tied for fourth for a single season at OSU...his .399 (57-143) shooting percentage behind the arc, ranked ninth in the Pac-10 Conference...he broke out of a shooting slump near the end of the season, averaging 14.3 points and shooting .543 (25-46) from three-point range over the final seven games...63 percent of his field goal attempts were from three-point range, compared to 53 percent as a sophomore...he made at least four three-point field goals in seven games, including six of the last seven...had a season-high 18 points vs. Chico State and Washington State...had a career-high seven assists in OSU’s upset of No. 3 Arizona at Gill Coliseum...started 11 games...named to the Pacific-10 Conference’s All-Academic First Team.
1998-99: Josh was second for the team in scoring at 11.9 per game, and averaged 13.6 in Pac-10 contests only...he hit 57 three-point field goals for the season, tied for third for a single season in school history...his 57 threes also places him 10th at OSU on the career list...seventh in the Pac-10 for threes made, and is the fourth-leading returnee...he started the last 19 games of the season...he eclipsed the 20-point mark three times, including a career-high 23 at Arizona...had a pair of 20 point games at Stanford and vs. USC...scored in double figures 15 times...drilled seven three-point field goals at Arizona, tying the OSU record...over the final five games, he connected on 21 of 35 (.600) from three-point range...attempted 153 threes, the fifth-highest mark in a single season at OSU...had a career-high five rebounds vs. Colorado State and Stanford...had a career-high four assists at California and at Washington...in two games against conference champion Stanford, he averaged 19.5 points, shot .560 (14-25) from the field overall, including 8 of 15 from three-point range...named to the Pacific-10 Conference’s All-Newcomer Team, the sixth Beaver named to the team since 1993...recipient of the team’s Lew Beck Memorial Award for outstanding newcomer, and the Ed Lewis Trophy for leadership.
GAMES OF NOTE
Jan. 9, 1999 vs. USC -- Steinthal scored 20 points and added four rebounds in the overtime victory over the Trojans.
Feb. 18, 1999 at Arizona -- Steinthal put on a shooting exhibition, draining seven three-point field goals and scoring a career-high 23 points...the seven threes tied an OSU record and was one short of setting the McKale Center record.
March 6, 1999 vs. Stanford -- Josh scored 19 points and hit 5 of 9 from three-point range in the upset of Pac-10 Conference champion and No. 6 Stanford...the game also marked the only time during the season he played all 40 minutes.
1996-97: Steinthal played in 26 of the team’s 31 games as a true-freshman...helped the club advance to the National Invitation Tournament...scored a collegiate career-high of 18 points at Vanderbilt...also had a 16-point outing vs. North Carolina-Charlotte...tallied 11 points with three three-pointers vs. Northeast Louisiana...shot .366 from the field for the season, including .275 (14-51) from three-point range.
SUMNER: Josh averaged 32.1 points per game as a senior...he also shot 51 percent from three-point range and over 90 percent from the free throw line as a senior...had 15 games of 30 or more points in his final prep season, and was held to under 20 just once...first team all-state, first team All-South Puget Sound League, first team and MVP of Pierce County...left Sumner as the school’s all-time leading scorer and three-point shooter...averaged 17.3 points as a junior and 7.8 as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Born January 16, 1978 in Tacoma, Washington...son of Michael and Laura Steinthal...has one sister...hobbies include weight lifting and listening to music...graduated from Sumner HS with a 3.94 cumulative GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society...Michael Jordan and Larry Bird are his favorite all-time athletes...chose OSU because of the “coaching staff and the Pac-10 Conference”...majoring in business. GAMES OF NOTE
March 2, 2000 vs. Arizona -- Steinthal scored 11 points and had a career-high seven assists in OSU thrilling one-point victory over the No. 3 Wildcats...he played a season-high 38 minutes in the game.
Feb. 18, 1999 at Arizona -- Steinthal had the Arizona fans in awe as he drilled seven three-point field goals on his way to a career-high 23 points...the seven threes tied an OSU record and was one short of the McKale Center record.
March 6, 1999 vs. Stanford -- Josh scored 19 points and hit 5 of 9 three-point field goals in the upset of Pac-10 Conference champion and No. 6 ranked Stanford...the game also signified the only contest in his OSU career where he has played all 40 minutes.
JOSH STEINTHAL'S CAREER STATISTICS