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Brian Dignan Athlete Profile

#12 Brian Dignan

Position: Guard Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1996-1999 Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA Last School: Cuesta Junior College


Parents are Bob and Claudia ... brother Tim played basketball for Pomona Pitzer and brother John played basketball for Southern California College ... recruited by Idaho, Cal Riverside, Hawai'i-Hilo, Westmont and Grand Canyon ... recreation management major.

BYU Career Bests:

Points: 11 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
FG made: 3 (3 times) at CSU, 2/12/98
FG attps: 10 vs. Oregon, 11/21/97
FG %: .375 (3-8) Oregon, 11/21/97
3 Pt made: 2 (2 times) at CSU, 2/12/98
3 Pt attps: 8 vs. Oregon, 11/21/97
3 Pt %: .667 (2-3) vs. UTEP, 1/31/98
FT made: 9 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
FT attempts: 9 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
FT%: 1.000 (9-9) vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
Rebounds: 7 at Tulsa, 1/5/98
Assists: 10 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
Steals: 3 at CSU, 2/12/98
Blocks: 1 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
Minutes: 39 vs. Pepperdine, 12/13/97

Dignan Extras:

Nickname: Dig
Dignan on coaching staff: Coach Cleveland is a competitor. He and the staff have helped me improve my mental toughness.
Best part of your game: Intensity and competitiveness
Who has influenced you the most: My entire family
Favorite NBA team: Miami Heat
Dream team: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Kurt Rambis and myself
Sports hero: Jack Lambert
Non-sports hero: Clint Eastwood
Favorite hobby: boating/fishing
Favorite BYU alum: Jim McMahon
Before a game I... watch NFL films
Team I would most like to beat on TV: Indiana

Before BYU

Attended Cuesta Junior College in San Luis Obispo ... first team all conference ... Cuesta Athlete of the Month for March ... scholar athlete ... named to the San Diego all tournament team ... honorable mention all-state for community colleges in the state of California ... as a sophomore at Cuesta College, started all 38 games, averaged 29.5 minutes per game, 8.5 points, 4.95 assists and 2.7 rebounds ... he shot 49.0% from the field, 44.9% from the three point line (44/98) and 70.5% from the free throw line ... coached by Rusty Blair.
Prepped at San Luis Obispo High ... three year letterman in basketball ... voted most outstanding player as a junior ... best defensive player as a junior and senior ... starting second baseman on the baseball team that went to the CIF Southern Section finals ... coached by Gary Ethridge and Mike Ramsey.

1996-1997 | Junior Year

Co-captain ... started 19 games ... had 8 assists at SDSU in the season-opener ... hampered by a sprain in his foot and missed games vs. Penn State, at Boise State and vs. Washington ... played 33 minutes in his first game back from injury vs. Weber State, shutting down WSU's leading scorer Alex Fisher in the second half, while logging career highs in six categories ... had 9 assists in win over Pepperdine ... had 4 points, 2 rebounds, and 8 assists vs. Hawaii ... had 8 points, including 3 of 4 shooting, vs. UTEP ... had 9 assists vs. Air Force ... won the team's outstanding defensive player award.