Cal State Northridge
Dallas Rutherford can play both the point and off-guard positions ... This year, Dallas will see a lot of action at the point-guard spot, according to head coach Bobby Braswell ... Handles the ball with great care ... Is described as a great passer in addition to shooting the ball with excellent accuracy ... As he gets stronger and older, his best years are ahead of him, according to Coach Braswell.
Campbell Hall High School
Enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Campbell Hall in helping lead his team to a two-year record of 64-6 ... Helped lead the Vikings to back-to-back state and CIF championships during his junior and senior seasons ... During his senior season, averaged 19.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals per game in helping lead Campbell Hall to a 31-5 record ... As a junior, Rutherford helped the team to a 33-1 mark ... Played two seasons (9th and 10th grades) at Hillcrest Heritage where the team chalked up a 28-4 mark and CIF and league championships in 2004-05, and a 27-5 mark the following year ... Started all four seasons and was captain for two seasons ... Gained all-league honors all four seasons in addition to MVP Delta League honors during his sophomore year ... Scored 22 points in a San Fernando Valley All-Star game following his senior season.
Born March 11, 1989 in Northridge, Calif. ... As a youngster, once served as a ball boy at the Matador basketball games ... Parents are Renee and Dudley Rutherford ... ... Has two sisters (Kayla, 21, a member of the CSUN women's basketball team) and Kerri (12) ... Also recruited by Washington State, Loyola Marymount, SMU and UC Santa Barbara ... A huge Los Angeles Lakers fan and admires the play of NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant ... Favorite foods include pizza, but dislikes sushi ... Favorite actor is Ray Romano, and his favorite actress is Angelina Jolie ... Dallas enjoys the music of Lupe Fiasco, and Dragon Ball Z ... Favorite movie is Space Jam ... The best athlete he has played against is former Kansas State star and NBA rookie Michael Beasley ... His best friend from another college is Jrue Holiday from UCLA ... The most famous person he has has ever met is Magic Johnson ... Chose uniform #45 because he wore it in middle school ... His favorite pre-game ritual is to "chill on the Sidekick" ... Dallas says he can't go a day without his "Sidekick" ... His favorite website is espn.com ... When he has time to relax, Dallas says he plays NBA 2K9 on XBox 360 ... Dallas says the sport of basketball could be improved if there was a four-point line ... The best thing about being a student-athlete, according to Dallas, is "everyone loves you", but the toughest part is "taking care of your body" ... Dallas said he would like to switch places for a day with the President of the United States ... Would like to have dinner with Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan ... If he had a million dollars, Dallas said he would invest it and make more money ... Justin Timberlake would be the lead actor if a movie was made about Dallas' life ... The best advice he ever received was "be humble and hungry" ... The title of his autobiography would be "Humble and Hungry" ... His greatest hero is God, and the person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus Christ ... His advice to young people, "enjoy your youth" ... The one person that always makes him smile is "she knows who she is" ... The biggest obstacle Dallas has ever overcome is "breaking my knee and coming back" ... If he could change one thing in the world today, Dallas said it would be to end violence ... Years from now, Dallas says he'll still laugh about the time he dunked on Josh (Jenkins) in practice ... Few people know, according to Dallas, that his real name is "Sir Dallas" ... Undeclared major.