2000-2001: Tanner is a legitimate postseason honors candidate...one of 50 players (10 from the Pac-10 Conference) to be selected to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-America Team...one of the top-15 point guards in the nation, according to Dick Vitale’s College Basketball...preseason second team All-Pac-10 by the Basketball News and Athlon Sports...he enters this season with a chance to break into Oregon State’s top five all-time scoring list -- a quintet that includes Gary Payton (1987-90), Steve Johnson (1977-81), Mel Counts (1962-64), A.C. Green (1982-85), and Charlie Sitton (1981-84)...enters the season 21st for all-time scoring with 1,094 points...he also has an opportunity to finish among the leaders at OSU for career assists -- he will likely finish his career behind only Payton for points and assists by a guard at OSU...needs just 31 three-point field goals to be OSU’s all-time leader...one of the physically strongest guards in the nation...has generally been OSU’s floor-leader for his entire career...he has started 68 of 85 games he has played, including 52 of 55 over the last two seasons...for the first time in his OSU career, he is wearing jersey number 13 -- he has worn jersey number four the previous three years.
1999-2000: Tanner was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 and NABC Second Team selection as a junior...he led the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game, assists at 5.1, minutes played per game at 34.4, three-point field goals with 60, and steals at 1.9 per game...he finished 14th in the Pac-10 for scoring, third for assists, and tied for fifth for steals...scored a career-high 28 points Jan. 15 vs. California...had five other games of 20 or more points...accounted for a career-high 10 assists Dec. 20 vs. Wyoming...buried a game-winning three-point field goal at the buzzer in overtime vs. Arizona...had five games with at least four three-point field goals, and in those five contests shot no worse than .444 from behind the arc...scored in double figures in 23 games...shot .412 from the field for the season, including a career best .411 from three-point range...his 90 defensive rebounds were second for the team...played every minute of two games, and played 35 or more 16 times...recorded a double-double vs. Wyoming with 21 points and 10 assists.
1998-99: Tanner led the team for scoring (15.8) and assists (4.7)...ranked eighth in the Pac-10 for scoring and fifth for assists...co-led the team for defensive rebounds with 111, and was third overall with a 5.1 average...Tanner and UCLA’s Baron Davis were the only sophomores on the Pac-10 All-Conference Team...member of the District 14 Team with fellow conference players Todd MacCulloch of Washington, and Mark Madsen and Arthur Lee of Stanford...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after averaging 23.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and five assists in the victories over UCLA and USC...one of two Beavers to start every game, and now has a streak of 41 consecutive starts...made 51 three-point field goals, tied for seventh for a single season at OSU...has 88 career threes, fifth all-time at OSU, and is on pace to break the school record of 178 held by Gary Payton (1987-90)...ranks sixth for career threes attempted with 251...attempted 160 treys, second most in school history for a season...played every minute of each of the last three games, and was third in the Pac-10 for minutes per game at 36.6...has played 30 or more minutes in 33 of the last 34 games...recorded two doubles for the season, a 27-point 12-rebound effort vs. USC and a 17-point 10-rebound game vs. Washington...he scored all 10 of OSU’s points in the 69-66 overtime victory over the Trojans...the 27 points vs. USC was a career-high, which he later equaled at Arizona...eclipsed the 20-point mark seven times...scored in double figures in 16 of the 18 Pac-10 games...tied his career-high with nine assists vs. Oregon...reached double figures for field goal attempts in 24 of the 27 games, and had 20 or more four times...Oregon State’s team MVP.
1997-98: Tanner’s play dramatically improved during the conference season...within the Pac-10 he averaged 10.9 points and 29.1 minutes...over the final seven contests he averaged 17.3 points...shot .412 from the field for the season, but connected on .520 (26-50) over the final 13 games...buried 37 of 91 (.407) from three-point range...one of two players to play in all 30 games...second for the team for assists with 90 and was the team-leader for steals with 50...played every minute in two of the final three games...played 30 or more minutes in 12 of the final 14 games...led the team in scoring in five of the final seven tilts...scored a season-high 25 points in the season finale at Stanford...corralled a career-high 12 rebounds at California...notched a career-high nine assists in his first-ever OSU start at UC Irvine...also had three games with seven assists...tallied a career-high seven steals vs. Hawai’i-Hilo...scored in double figures in 10 games for the season, including seven of the final nine...recipient of the Lew Beck Award, given annually to the outstanding newcomer on the team.
GAMES OF NOTE
March 2, 2000 vs. Arizona -- Tanner hit a three-point field goal in overtime at the buzzer to lift the Beavers to a 70-69 victory over the No. 3 Wildcats at Gill Coliseum...Tanner finished the game 7-for-13 from the field, and totaled 20 points...he also added six assists and six rebounds.
Jan. 15, 2000 vs. California -- Deaundra scored a career-high 28 points vs. the Bears...he also had a season-high six steals...hit 10 of 12 free throw attempts, and 4 of 8 three-point field goal attempts.
Jan. 9, 1999 vs. USC -- Tanner scored all 10 of OSU’s points in an overtime victory over the Trojans...he made 5 of 5 three-point field goal attempts, scored a then career-high 27 points, and snarred a career-high 12 rebounds.
Tanner lettered three years...he was named All-CIF three years and was a two-time all-area selection...Bay League MVP as a junior and senior...rated 22nd on the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Best in the West list...averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds and five steals as a senior...led the team to three league titles...had a triple-double (40 pts, 10 reb, 11 ast) vs. Leuzinger as a senior.
Born June 17, 1979 in Culver City, California...son of Napolean Tanner and Sherry Ridley...has one brother and one sister...has a son, Deaundra, Jr...also has one nephew, Billy, Jr...hobbies include video games, bowling and playing cards...chose OSU because of its “graduation rate and opportunity to play immediately”...majoring in pre-communications.
DEAUNDRA TANNER'S CAREER STATISTICS