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5 Chris Capko
  • Sophomore 1L
  • Guard
  • 6-1, 173
  • Lakeland, Fla.
  • Lakeland Kathleen

A talented guard who helps bolster the Gators' depth in the backcourt … Invited to walk-on the squad last fall and became a terrific addition to the Gator locker room… Tremendous work ethic, he was a solid role player for the Gators in his first season…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002-03 - Saw action in 10 games during his freshman season, including both NCAA Tournament games (E. Illinois, Coastal Carolina, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Alabama, Ole Miss, New Orleans, South Carolina, Sam Houston and Michigan State)… Tied a season-high with one assist vs. South Carolina (2/25)… .Scored one point vs. Coastal Carolina and grabbed a season-high two rebounds… Dished off an assist in three games (E. Illinois, Florida A&M and New Orleans)… Attempted only FG of season vs. Coastal Carolina… Saw first collegiate action in the Gators Preseason NIT victory over vs. E. Illinois, a victory that enabled them to reach the Preseason NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden in New York City…

PREP: Helped Lakeland Kathleen High School to the 2001 4A state and regional titles … The squad finished with a 28-6 record … Helped his high school team to three consecutive District 10 Championships (2000-02) … Earned Second Team All-County honors in both his junior and senior seasons in the Lakeland Ledger All-County squad … Earned Second Team All-County his junior season and First Team All-County his senior season on the News Chief's All Polk County team … Set a Lakeland Kathleen school record for single season assists as a senior … A three-year starter and team captain his senior season … Coached by Andrew Taylor at Lakeland Kathleen … Was a teammate of Rashad Anderson, currently a member of the UConn men's basketball team … Played with and against 2002 NBA draft choice Amare Stoudamire growing up …

PERSONAL: Born Christopher James Capko on October 30, 1983 … Lists his mother, Karen, as the person he admires most in life … Also a standout baseball player, he earned First Team All Polk County honors in both his junior and senior seasons and was team captain both years … An avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics … Lists Paul Pierce as his favorite NBA player … Hopes to coach at the collegiate level at the conclusion of his playing career.

Beyond Basketball

  • Favorite professional teams are the Boston Red Sox (MLB) and the Boston Celtics (NBA)
  • Lists Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics as his favorite professional athlete
  • Hobbies include playing baseball
  • The person in history he would most like to meet is Michael Jordan
  • Hopes to coach at the collegiate level one day
Chris Capko's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB
2002-03 10-0 17 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 1-3 .333 4
TOTALS 10-0 17 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 1-3 .333 4
Year AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2002-03 0.4 4 2 0 0 2-0 1 0.1  
TOTALS 0.4 4 2 0 0 2-0 1 0.1
Chris Capko's SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB
2002-03 3-0 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1
TOTALS 3-0 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1
Year AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV
2002-03 0.3 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0  
TOTALS 0.3 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0
Chris Capko's NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB
2002-03 2-0 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 0
TOTALS 2-0 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 0
Year AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2002-03 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0  
TOTALS 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0  

 

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