March 19, 1991 |
Adam Keefe had 33 points and 14 rebounds, leading Stanford to an 80-72 victory over Wisconsin Monday night in a second-round game of the National Invitation Tournament at Madison, Wis. Keefe had 21 points in the first half as Stanford (17-13) raced to a 21-5 lead and led, 39-30, at halftime. Stanford opened the second half with an 8-0 run for a 47-30 lead. The Cardinal led, 60-42, before the Badgers (15-15) rallied.
December 19, 1990 |
Adam Keefe is not thinking about volleyball now, standing on the baseline in Maples Pavilion on a Tuesday afternoon with Kenny Ammann on the free-throw line. No, more likely he is thinking that Ammann is golden on these two free throws and that there will be no wind sprints to run because of him. He is thinking, three hours into a 3 1/2-hour basketball practice, that Stanford Coach Mike Montgomery is going pretty hard for the day before the Cardinal's game tonight against UC Irvine.
February 17, 1990 |
When Adam Keefe phoned Stanford Coach Mike Montgomery to tell him that he planned to play for the Cardinal, the news was greeted by silence at the other end of the line. Had Montgomery fainted? Stanford, its exemplary academic reputation notwithstanding, doesn't often win recruiting battles against North Carolina for blue-chip basketball players. So, when Montgomery realized his coup, it took him a few seconds to collect his thoughts. "What do you say?" he asked, recalling his moment of silence.
December 19, 1989
Stanford forward Adam Keefe, a graduate of Woodbridge High School, was named the Pacific-10 Conference player of the week Monday. Keefe, a 6-foot-9 sophomore from Irvine, made 11 of 12 shots and had six rebounds in a 74-53 victory over San Francisco. Stanford is 5-0.
November 28, 1989 |
Adam Keefe came home Monday, where he: --Was honored by having his high school basketball uniform retired at Irvine's Woodbridge High. --Was roasted by UC Irvine basketball fans--"Irvine wasn't good enough for you, huh?" --Was horrible in the first half against Irvine. --Was nearly unstoppable in the second, leading Stanford to a 70-57 nonconference victory in the Bren Center. Keefe scored 20 points, 14 in the second half, and grabbing 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (2-0).
July 25, 1989 |
Feet can be fickle. So when Adam Keefe's considerable boats felt uncomfortable in Olympic Festival-issued high tops, he turned to a pair of old friends for help, his Stanford sneakers from last season. There among the spanking-new shoes of his West basketball teammates stood Keefe and his Cardinal-red models. They had been through the wars of a freshman season that saw Keefe, a Woodbridge man, average 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds.
May 16, 1989 |
Could it be true? Were the boys' volleyball teams of Woodbridge and Newport Harbor high schools separated at birth? Are they, in fact, the same team? No, no. The teams are not identical but just incredible simulations, and they will play each other tonight at 7:30 at Woodbridge High in the quarterfinals of the Southern Section 4-A playoffs. Consider that neither won league championships but each defeated favored league champions in the first round of the playoffs. Woodbridge beat defending Southern Section champion Loyola and Newport Harbor beat No. 4-seeded and Sunset League champion Huntington Beach.
June 26, 1988
Center Adam Keefe of Woodbridge High School will lead an Orange County all-star basketball team against a team from Santa Barbara County at 7 tonight at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. Keefe, who ended his four-year high school career as the state's 11th all-time leading scorer with 2,212 points, will be matched for the first time against center Don MacLean of Simi Valley, the Southern Section's 4-A division player of the year.
May 11, 1988 |
For those in the know with Orange County prep basketball, the name Adam Keefe is of little mystery. You know, Adam Keefe, that 6-foot 9-inch, 220-pound wonder from Woodbridge High School. One of the most dominant players in the county . . . Recruited by 150 colleges . . . Going to attend Stanford . . . A fantastic middle blocker . . . Middle blocker? Yes. In Orange County, Adam Keefe reigns not just on one court, but two.
May 2, 1988
Center Adam Keefe of Woodbridge High School and point guard Aimee McDaniel of Brea-Olinda were named Orange County's boy and girl basketball players of the year Sunday at an awards ceremony sponsored by The Times at the Anaheim Hilton. Keefe, a 6-foot 9-inch senior, averaged 26.3 points and 14.4 rebounds per game. He scored 2,212 points in his career to finish 11th on the state's career scoring list. Keefe will attend Stanford University in the fall.