University of Washington
Two-year letterman ... One of two walk-ons on the current roster, joining Brandon Burmeister ... Is switching jersey numbers to 13 from the 34 he wore his first two seasons ... Could challenge for increased playing time this season after gaining two seasons of collegiate playing experience ... Joined the team during the fall of 2003 after participating with the Husky rowing team early during his freshman year ... Left the rowing team in December of 2002 after training with the crew for three months ... A fine athlete who was a competitive snow skier for 10 years, until age 15 ... Competed at the Junior Olympic downhill skiing event at age 13 ... Has a senior standing in school, but has two years of eligibility remaining. 2004-05 (Junior) -- Played 14 games, all of them in a reserve role ... Participated in the first two NCAA Tournament contests, against Montana (Mar. 17) and Pacific (Mar. 19) ... Scored points in six games ... Distributed two assists at California (Mar. 3) ... Shot 88 percent from the free throw line, hitting 7-of-8 attempts ... Helped the Huskies to a 29-6 record, tying the school single-season victory record ... UW won its first Pac-10 Conference Tournament championship and received a No. 1 seed to the NCAA Touranment ... The Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998. 2003-04 (Sophomore) -- Played four games, including two Pac-10 contests ... Scored a basket on an impressive drive to the hoop late in UW's win at Arizona State (Feb. 28) ... Made one free throw against Columbia (Dec. 30) ... Helped the Huskies to a 19-12 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1999 ... The 12-6 Pac-10 record and second-place conference finish were UW's best since 1986. 2002-03 (Freshman) -- Attended school at UW, but was not a member of the basketball team ... Participated during the fall as a walk-on with the Husky rowing team.
Sam Barlow High School (Boring, Ore.)
Averaged 13 points and five assists during his senior season on his way to team Most Valuable Player honors ... A second-team all-league honoree in the Mt. Hood Conference ... Team took eighth place in the state tournament his junior year.
Coach Romar on Zane Potter
"Zane is back and he is obviously a crowd favorite, a coach's favorite and a team favorite. Everybody likes Zane because you know that he is going to do what he has to do while putting forth a great effort every time. Zane has a great attitude. He is an extremely hard worker. He is kind of like an old-school player. He just kind of knows how to play. He looks a little unorthodox, but he gets a lot done."
Potter news and features:
Fans zany for Potter - UW's go-to guy when game's pretty much over - Seattle Times (Dec. 22, 2005)
UW's Potter gains cult status - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Jan. 26, 2005)