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The senior point guard scored at least 12 points in all nine games he played during the month.
James McCann Named San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month
Release: Tuesday 02/04/2014 

SAN DIEGO - UC San Diego men's basketball standout James McCann has been honored as a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for January. The announcement was made Tuesday by the SDHOC.

For the month, McCann led UCSD in total points (156), scoring average (17.3 points/game), field goals made (48), field goals attempted (106), free throws made (50), free throws attempted (63), total rebounds (44), total assists (56), assists average (6.2), total minutes (307) and minutes average (34.1/game). He shot .453 overall from the field.

The senior point guard scored at least 12 points in all nine games played and totaled 20-plus points on three occasions. McCann recorded two double-doubles and set single game career-highs in free throws made (10), free throws attempted (14) and rebounds (10).

McCann, a Carlsbad native out of La Costa Canyon High School, also made history, tying UCSD’s career assists record on Jan. 31 against 23rd-ranked Cal Poly Pomona. He broke the record with his 415th helper on Feb. 1 against Humboldt State at RIMAC Arena.

Nine UCSD student-athletes earned a total of 10 San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month awards in 2013. Swimmer Anji Shakya was named a Star of the Year after winning an NCAA national title in the 200 freestyle. All honorees will be recognized at the 68th Annual Salute to the Champions on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Town and Country Convention Center. For Salute to the Champions ticket information, contact Terri Rochon at 619.699.2302 or

The SDHOC is an undisputed national leader in recognition of amateur, collegiate and professional sports excellence; youth sports-based education; and sports memorabilia exhibition. The Hall was launched by the Breitbard Athletic Foundation, which was founded in 1946 to recognize significant athletic achievement in San Diego. Through its vigilant focus on the community of San Diego and its betterment, SDHOC has developed an outstanding sports museum that enhances the quality of life for San Diegans through sports. For more information, please visit

Tuesday, January 23
Men's Basketball vs. Cal State San Marcos
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, January 27
Men's Basketball vs. Sonoma State
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, February 02
Men's Basketball at Sonoma State
7:30 PM
Rohnert Park
Saturday, February 03
Men's Basketball at San Francisco State
7:30 PM
San Francisco
Friday, February 09
Men's Basketball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
7:30 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, February 10
Men's Basketball at Cal State San Bernardino
7:30 PM
San Bernardino
Thursday, February 15
Men's Basketball at Chico State
7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17
Men's Basketball at Humboldt State
7:30 PM
MBB Casino Night