Four On The Floor!

Coby Karl, Eric Lane, Seth Robinson and Kenny Wilson will play the final home games of their Bronco careers tonight against #10 Nevada. Join us as we salute these great Broncos! This article pays tribute to the four seniors, then make sure and be on hand tonight to honor them during Senior Night at Taco Bell Arena--tipoff is 7 p.m.!

This Saturday will very likely be the last time four talented Boise State seniors will play in Taco Bell Arena.  It's Senior Night 2007 and what a tough game to have to play your last home game!  Coby Karl, Eric Lane, Seth Robinson, Kenny Wilson and the Broncos take to the court Saturday night against the 10th best team in the nation, the Nevada Wolf Pack.

 

We salute these four great Broncos!

 

 

 

COBY KARL

 

When Bronco fans first saw #5 in action, it was apparent that he was something special.  Here was a 6-5 guard that could slash to the basket, go up for a dunk with authority, rebound, block shots, and rain down three-pointers with regularity.  In his career, he's hit 482 of 1149 field goal attempts (41.9%), 255 of 677 three-point attempts (37.7%) and a remarkable 413 of 528 free throw attempts, for 78.2%.  Karl is averaging  12.9 points and 4 rebounds per game throughout his great Bronco career, and has 108 steals and 57 blocked shots.

 

2006-2007 SEASON Coby is enjoying his best season from the field, connecting on 113 of 259 attempts, a 43.6% clip.  He is also hitting 82.2% of his free throws, another career best that would tie Wilson Foster for the eighth best percentage in a season.  Should he be able to maintain that accuracy for the rest of the season, Karl would rank 10th in all-time free throw percentage. 

 

Coby has moved all the way up to #4 in the Bronco record book with 1,632 career points, 28 away from Abe Jackson for third place.  With eight more points, Karl will become the third Bronco ever to score 400 points in a season three times, joining Chris Childs and Steve Connor. His value becomes more apparent with every game, for he recently moved into 10th all-time in rebounds, the only guard to rank in the top ten in that category.  He is just two assists from tying legend Chris Childs (392) for second in the Bronco record books.  Coby can make more history with three more blocked shots, which would tie him with Richard Morgan and Billy Fikes for 10th all-time.  Again, Karl would be the only guard to rank in the top ten.  Coby is three games away from Joe Skiffer's all-time record of 125 games.

 

 With the start against San Jose State Thursday night, he tied Tanoka Beard for fourth with 106 games started.  Tonight, he will tie Trent Johnson for third.  He recently became only the second Bronco (Abe Jackson is the other) to rank in the top ten for season 3-pointers in three years. Karl can tie his career best of 70 with one more 3-pointer, with two more he'll tie Roberto Bergersen for the fifth highest in a season and with three more he will tie Abe Jackson for #4.  He is second to Tanoka Beard on the all-time list at Boise State with 413 free throws and 529 free-throw attempts.  Coby is now 5th all-time in field goals attempted (1149—2 behind Tanoka Beard) and seventh in field goals.  

 

A more difficult challenge, but one that would be monumental, is for Karl to get 14 more steals in his remaining games.  If he were to do that, he would be the only player in Bronco basketball history to rank in the top ten in scoring, rebounding, assists, blocked shots and steals.  He already is the only Boise State player to rank in the career top ten in four of those categories.

 

2005-2006 SEASONLast year, Karl earned second-team All-Western Athletic Conference.  He was also  named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association District VIII Team and the NABC District 13 Second Team.  Karl also excelled in the classroom, and was named to the Academic All-District 8 Second Team by ESPN

The Magazine and was a member of the WAC All-Academic Team for the second straight season. 

 

Coby moved into the top 10 in six career categories at Boise State following the 2005-06 season—sixth in all-time scoring, second in 3-point field goals made and attempted, seventh in free throws made, sixth in free throws attempted and sixth in assists.  He also moved into 17th in Western Athletic Conference history in both 3-pointers made and 3-pointers attempted.  Karl became just the 11th  Bronco to score more than 400 points in two separate seasons, by ringing up 499 of them, the 12th most in school history.  Coby also finished the season with the 16th best scoring average (17.2 ppg), seventh in free throws (129), 10th  in free throw attempts (162), #6 in 3-pointers (70) and the seventh most 3-pointers attempted (177) in school history.

 

 Karl was among the WAC leaders in six season-long categories and six conference-only categories.  He finished eighth in the WAC in scoring for the season, while ranking third in scoring in league games with an average of 19.1 points per game.  He also ranked among the league leaders in field goal percentage (8th), free throw percentage (5th), assists (5th), 3-point field goals made (3rd) and defensive rebounds (7th) in all games, while also ranking among the leaders in league games in field goal percentage (6th), free throw percentage (5th), 3-point field goal percentage (2nd), rebounding (15th), assists (8th) and 3-point field goals made (3rd).

 

 Coby scored in double figures in 27 of Boise State's 29 games, including a career-high 32 points against Nevada.  He scored 20 or more points 11 times, including a run of three straight against Louisiana Tech (20 on Feb. 8), Hawaii (26 on Feb. 11) and New Mexico State (23 on Feb. 15).  Karl finished with two double-doubles (points-rebounds) when he had 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in a home win over Fresno State and when he had 21 points and 10 boards at Idaho State. He tied a career-high with eight assists at San Jose State.  Karl also had seven assists twice—at Nevada and against Cal State Northridge.  In addition to scoring, he led Boise State in free throw percentage (70.6 percent), assists (117), blocks (14) and steals (tied with two others with 30).

 

Karl competed at the Arizona State tournament following the season, Karl was voted to the all-tournament team after averaging 15.0 points and 4.5 assists in two games.

 

 

2004-2005 SEASON – Karl was named to the WAC All-Academic team.  He finished sixth in the WAC in assists, dishing out 129 during the season—the fifth most in school history.  He was also sixth in the league in 3-point field goals per game, connecting on 67—the seventh most in school history.  Karl moved into eighth in the Bronco record book in 3-pointers with 116, while also becoming just the 27th  player, and fifth sophomore, to score 400 points in a season at Boise State.  

 

Coby started and played in a school record 34 games for the Broncos.  He finished second on the team in scoring averaging 12.7 points per game, while also grabbing 3.7 rebounds.  Coby scored in double digits 24 times, including 20 or more points three times.  He had a career-high 24 points making 5-of-8 shots, 4-of-6 three-pointers, and 10-of-12 free throws in the WAC Tournament final against UTEP. Other 20-plus point games came against Weber State when he had 22 points and at Nevada when he had 21 points.  In the Weber State game, he made a career-high eight baskets and six 3- pointers.  Karl scored 19 points four times, vs. Idaho, vs. Tulsa, at SMU, and at Hawai'i.  He finished with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting and had a career-high four steals, and five assists in Boise State's upset of nationally-ranked Nevada in the WAC Tournament.  

 

 He dished out a career-high eight assists against Fresno State, while handing out seven assists three times—at BYU, at SMU, and vs. Fresno State in the WAC Tournament.  Coby grabbed seven or more rebounds three times, including a season-high eight at SMU.  He shot nine or more free throws five separate times, including making 11-of- 12 against Idaho State, 10-of-11 against Henderson State, 10-of-12 against UTEP, 9-of-11 at Nevada and 8-of-9 at Tulsa.

 

2003-2004 SEASON – Coby played in a then-school record 33 games (along with Jason Ellis, Joe Skiffer, and Aaron Haynes), starting 17.  Karl teamed with Lane and the rest of the Broncos to put together a 23-10 season mark and a WAC record of 12-6.  Boise State defeated Fresno State 71-54 to advance in the WAC Tournament before losing to top seed UTEP 85-73.  The Broncos were selected to the National Invitation Tournament and were impressive, destroying UNLV of the Mountain West Conference 84-69 and defeating Wisconsin-Milwaukee 73-70 to reach the Sweet 16 before losing to Marquette 66-53 on the road.

 

 Karl had one of the best freshman seasons in Boise State history when he scored 309 points, the fourth most ever by a freshman for the Broncos (behind only Steve Connor, Tanoka Beard and Steve Shephard).  Karl became the fifth Bronco freshman to score more than 300 points in a season (Connor, Beard, Shephard, and Chris Childs were the others.)  Coby was 12th in the WAC in 3-point field goals.  He finished the season averaging 9.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.  Karl led Boise State in 3-pointers with 49, making 34.3 percent of his shots from 3-point land.  He scored in double-digits 14 times, including seven of the first eight games of the season.  Coby netted a career-best 22 points in 30 minutes in his first career start, including a reverse layup that sent the game into overtime against Portland State.  He scored 19 points four times, including Portland..

 

2002-2003--Redshirted during his first year in the Boise State basketball program.

 

 

 

 

ERIC LANE

 

Recruited at the same time as Karl, Lane gave the Broncos a serious outside threat.  When he is on a roll, Lane will bury a defense with one three-pointer after another.  Lane brings a complete game that includes tenacious defense.  He has started 47 games for Boise State, averaging 8.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.  He has 181 career assists, 81 steals and 28 blocked shots.  Lane passed Bronco great Gerry Washington and is right behind teammate Coby Karl in third place all-time for 3-pointers with 187.  Eric is also in third for career 3-point attempts with 531 for a percentage  of  35.2%.  He has connected on 351 of 913 field goal tries for 38.4%.  Lane has made 124 of 197 attempts from the charity stripe for a free-throw percentage of 62.9%.  He has 238 rebounds, 236 assists, 38 blocked shots and 108 steals in his Bronco career.  Eric needs just seven assists to catch Terry Miller for 10th on the all-time Boise State list.

 

2006-2007 SEASON—Lane became the 18th player in school history to score 1,000 points with a superior effort against San Jose State on Thursday night.  He poured in 22 points, putting him into the club with 1,019 for his great Bronco career.  Eric has started in all 25 games, averaging 9.6 points and 2.4 rebounds this season.  He's hit 39 of 129 3-pointers, is 85-218 from the field and has hit 31 of 53 free throws.  He also has 10 blocked shots and 27 steals this season.

 

2005-2006 SEASON – Lane was named Boise State's top defender at the team's postseason awards banquet.  He finished among the WAC leaders in assists (ninth), 3-point field goals made (fourth) and assist-to-turnover ratio (fifth).  In league games, he finished seventh in 3-point field goals per game. Lane was second on the team in scoring and assists averaging 11.4 points and 3.1 assists per game.  Eric's career total hit  779 points and he tied for the team lead with 30 steals.

 

 Lane moved into seventh in career 3-pointers and sixth in career 3-pointers attempted.  On the year, he made 60-of-167 3-pointers, the 10th most 3-pointers made and ninth most attempted in a season at Boise State.  He finished the season 37th in WAC history in 3-point field goals made and 36th in 3-pointers attempted.  Eric scored in double digits 15 times including a career high 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting in a double-overtime win over Idaho.  He scored 20 or more points three times with 21-point games against Sacramento State and Cal State Northridge.  Lane averaged 3.1 rebounds per game and grabbed a career-best eight boards against New Mexico State.  He handed out five or more assists in six different games, including a career-best six against Weber State and Cal State Northridge.  Lane had a career-high four steals three times and blocked a career-best three shots against Utah Valley State.  He made five 3-pointers in a game three times—against Utah Valley State, at Hawaii and against Idaho.

 

2004-2005 SEASON – Eric started 21 of the 31 games he played in, averaging 9.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.  In the WAC Tournament, he stepped it up with 13.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.  Eric made 11-of-21 shots (45 percent), 11-of-21 3-pointers (52 percent) and 7-of-10 free throws (70 percent).  He finished seventh in the WAC in 3-point field goals per game, averaging 1.87 per game and was 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio.

 

 Eric led Boise State in steals with 1.1 per game, while finishing second in 3-point percentage and blocked shots, third in 3-point field goals and assists and fourth in scoring.  He scored in double digits 15 times, including Boise State's last five games when he averaged 13.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.  Lane scored 20 or more points twice, including a game high 22 points against UTEP.  He had 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from 3-point range against Elon.  Eric had a career-best four steals at Tulsa.  He dished out five or more assists twice, including six against Louisiana Tech.  Lane grabbed five or more rebounds four times, including a career-best six against Weber State.  His best all-around game came against Weber State when he made 6-of-9 shots, 4-of-6 3-pointers, scored 16 points, grabbed a career-high six rebounds and dished out five assists while having no turnovers.

 

2003-2004 SEASON – Lane played in 31 of Boise State's 33 games as a true freshman, leading the Broncos to a 23-10 record and 12-6 in the WAC.  Boise State defeated Fresno State 71-54 to advance in the WAC Tournament before bowing out to UTEP 85-73.  The Broncos played well in the National Invitation Tournament, ripping UNLV of the Mountain West Conference 84-69 and defeating a tough Wisconsin-Milwaukee team 73-70 to reach the Sweet 16 before losing to Marquette 66-53 on the road.  Lane became the first true freshman to play since Jason Ellis and Solomon Wyatt played in 2001-02.

 

 Lane was second on the team in 3-point percentage making 41.1 percent of his 3-pointers.  He was fourth on the team in 3-pointers  with 30.  Eric finished the season averaging 4.8 points and 0.6 rebounds per game.  He scored in double digits six times, featuring a  season-high 17 points in Boise State's 98-94 upset of  UTEP when he made 5-of-7 shots, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. He contributed 16 points in a 113-67 win over Eastern Oregon, while making a season-high five 3-pointers.  He pulled down a season-best three rebounds against Eastern Oregon, while dishing out a season-high four assists in the same game.  Lane had a season best two steals five times.  Lane converted on 9-of-23 (39 percent) shots in Boise State's post-season run, including going 4-of-8 against UTEP in the WAC Tournament and 3-of-5 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the NIT.

 

 

 

SETH ROBINSON

 

Seth came to Boise State from Scottsdale Junior College.  A consummate blue-collar Bronco, who gives 110% every minute he's on the court.  He fought and clawed his way onto the court, his playing time continuing to increase with his effort.  Robinson is a tenacious rebounder who scored on countless putbacks after seemingly easy offensive boards.  His work ethic also made him a dependable shooter from 10-15 feet and a dependable free throw shooter.  In his career, he's 220-424 from the field, 19 of 61 from three-point range and 66-92 from the line.  Seth has 345 career rebounds, 66 assists, 21 blocked shots and 50 steals.

 

2006-2007 SEASON—Robinson has started in five games for the Broncos, hitting 55 of 121 shots from the field (45.5%) and 13 of 17 free throws (76.5%).  He's pulled down 87 rebounds and had 26 assists, seven blocked shots and 15 steals.

 

2005-2006 SEASON – Seth played in all 29 of Boise State's games, starting 18.  He averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.  He shot a team-best 57.9 percent from the floor and was second on the team making 79.4 percent of his free throws.  Robinson finished the season making 23 of his last 24 free throw attempts, including a streak of 19 in a row.  He also made 42.9 percent (6-of-14) 3-point shots.  Seth scored in double digits in 11 of Boise State's 29 games, including a career-high 17 points against Sacramento State.  He scored 15 points at BYU, had 12 points against Montana State-Northern, at Weber State, against Eastern Washington, at San Jose State and at Fresno State. Seth scored his first career double-double when he scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Fresno State.  He grabbed seven or more rebounds seven times including nine against Sacramento State, eight at Weber State and New Mexico State, and seven against Utah Valley State, at Idaho and at San Jose State.  Robinson played five games where he took at least six shots and made more than 70 percent—6-of-7 vs. Montana State Northern (85.7 percent), 5-of-6 at Fresno State and against Idaho (83.3 percent), 7-of-9 at BYU (77.8 percent) and 5-of-7 at Weber State (71.4 percent).

 

2004-2005 SEASON – Robinson played in 33 of Boise State's 34 games, starting nine. He averaged 5.8 points and 3.4 rebounds, while leading the team in field-goal percentage, making 51 percent of his shots.  He scored in double digits six times, including a season-high 15 points against Tulsa when he made 5-of-9 shots and all five of his free throws. He followed that effort with 14 points against Rice when he made a career-best 7-of-12  shots while grabbing seven rebounds.  Robinson also had back-to-back double-digit scoring games against Oregon State and Elon.  He scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Oregon State, and then had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting against Elon when he made a career-high two 3-pointers and had a career-best nine rebounds. He grabbed five or more rebounds eight times, including a string of three games in a row to start WAC play.  Seth had a solid WAC Tournament scoring nine points and grabbing five boards in the quarterfinals against Nevada, before getting eight points and three boards against Fresno State in the semifinals.  He recorded four or more steals in back-to-back games with a career high five against Rice and four at Fresno State.  He dished out a season-best three assists against Elon.

 

 

 

KENNY WILSON

 

Kenny joined the Broncos via McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas.  He provides Boise State with yet another three-point threat and outstanding free throw shooter.  Wilson has hit 84 of 194 field goal tries, is 45-117 in 3-pointers and has connected on 47 of 63 free throw attempts.  In his two-year career, he has 46 rebounds, 17 assists,1 blocked shots and 16 steals.

 

2005-2006 SEASON – Kenny played in 28 of Boise State's 29 games. He led the Broncos in 3-point shooting hitting  44.6 percent (29-of-65) of his shots from beyond the arc.  Wilson finished the season averaging 5.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.  He converted on 49.0 percent (47-of-96) of his field goals and 75.0 percent (27-of-36) of free throw attempts.  Kenny finished the season making 14 straight free throws.  He scored in double digits six times, including a career-high 19 points at Weber State where he made 6-of-9 shots from 3-point range, grabbed five boards and dished out a season-high three assists.  He scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Idaho while also grabbing five rebounds and handing out three assists against the Vandals.  Kenny had 13 points against Cal State Northridge while making 8-of-8 free throws against the Matadors.  He scored 12 points at Idaho State hitting 4-of-6 shots from 3-point range. He tallied 10 points (4-of-5 shooting) at Arizona State and had 10 points at New Mexico State (4-of-5 shooting).  Wilson grabbed a season-high six rebounds in Boise State's WAC Tournament game against Louisiana Tech.  He had a season-high two steals against Montana-State Northern and a season-best two blocks at Nevada.  He had a season-best three assists at Hawaii.

 

 

 

 


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