Nathan Call Athlete Profile

#23 Nathan Call

Position: Guard Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 1986-1988 | 1990-1992 Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA



All-America

  • 1991-92 AP Honorable Mention

Personal

Born in Newport Beach, Calif ... parents are Henry and JeNeal ... brother Burt played for BYU baseball team from 1985-90 ... served a Church mission to Bolivia where he suffered a burn accident which injured both legs and an arm ... recruited by Arizona, Pepperdine, Cal-Irvine, Hawaii and Utah in basketball ... received a bachelors degree in sports management.

Before BYU

Averaged 13.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 9.8 assists at Capistrano Valley High ... team posted 27-3 record and advanced to the CIF semi-finals ... undefeated in league play ... lettered four years in basketball and was first-team All-CIF, was Los Angeles Times All-Orange County and South Coast League MVP ... named MVP of the Sonora Tournament and member of the all-tourney team at the Tournament of Champions ... was All-America BCI ... named All-South Coast League as a junior with a team record of 22-7 and CIF quarter-finalist ... team was 24-4 and CIF semi-finalist during sophomore year ... 26-2 as a freshman with the team in CIF semi-finals ... football honors included first-team All-CIF, first team All-Orange County and Co-MVP of South Coast League ... hit .438 his senior year on the baseball team ... named Southern California Prep Athlete of the Year by First Interstate Bank-Amateur Athletic Foundation ... coached by Mark Thornton (San Jose State).
After BYU
Call served as BYUs director of basketball operations and served four years as an assistant coach ... worked in a variety of areas, including film editing and scouting, recruiting and coaching the teams perimeter players ... coached point guards ... before assisting at BYU Call was an assistant to Jeff Reinert at UVSC from 1994-97.

Summary

Call always tried to get his teammates involved, finishing his career second in assists with 528, now third ... named All-WAC defensive team and second team all WAC his senior season ... Honorable mention AP All-America in his senior season.

Stats

Year    G-GS    FGM-FGA  FG%   3PM-3PA  3P%    FTM-FTA  FT%    R-AVE    P-AVE
86-87   31-10   17-45    .400  4-15     .267   15-24    .625   33-1.1   55-1.8
87-88   32-0    44-84    .524  25-47    .532   41-58    .707   63-2.0   154-4.8
90-91   34-34   67-172   .390  36-94    .383   48-71    .676   97-2.9   218-6.4
91-92   32-32   98-188   .521  45-85    .529   60-87    .690   82-2.6   301-9.4
Totals  129-76  226-489  .462  110-241  .456   164-240  .558   275-2.1  728-5.6


1986-1987 | Freshman Year

Started 10 games including tournament game against New Orleans ... sealed BYU victory at UTEP with a late steal and basket ... high point effort of nine also came in UTEP game ... only true freshman to see significant playing time with the varsity ... shot 40% from the field.

1987-1988 | Sophomore Year

Played in all 32 games as a seventh man role ... high game was 12 points against San Diego State in Provo ... regarded as a defensive stopper ... would have been among leagues top 10 in field goal shooting but didnt qualify.

1990-1991 | Junior Year

Started every game ... best game was 24 points against Utah ... his 164 assists led 72 players from Orange County involved in collegiate ball last season ... made four free throws in final 48 seconds of game to defeat Utah State in Provo.

1991-1992 | Senior Year

Named All-WAC Defensive Team ... second team All-WAC ... AP Honorable Mention All-America ... All-Rockies HM, Basketball Times ... given Cougar Club Competitor Award ... averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 assists per game.