High-SchoolCalifornia: Taylor King
February, 19, 2012
By Mark Tennis | ESPN.com
Willie Eashman / Ronnie Flores/ESPNHSJeremy Lin was a 2005-06 first team Cal-Hi Sports all-state choice after leading Palo Alto (Palo Alto, Calif.) to a Division II state title.Important announcement from Cal-Hi Sports | Archived Cal-Hi Sports content
The pride of Palo Alto is the rage of the sports world. We recall his senior year in high school and revisit all of the choices that had to made for the 2006 All-State Team.
Jeremy Lin’s incredible journey from NBA benchwarmer to worldwide sensation over the last two weeks seems even more amazing when you look back at what he did during his high school years at Palo Alto.
It’s not that he wasn’t a great player for the Vikings and later at Harvard, but there never was an inkling that he would ever score like he has over the last nine games as a starter for the New York Knicks.
On Sunday in a win over the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks and often in a head-to-head matchup against Jason Kidd, the greatest point guard to ever come from Northern California, Lin scored 28 points and handed out 14 assists. That boosted his scoring average to 25.0 since becoming a starter.
Compare that to Lin’s senior year at Palo Alto. His averages were 15.1 points and 7.1 assists per game. His career scoring average at Harvard was 12.9 points, although he did have a 30-point game in a nationally televised matchup against the University of Connecticut.