THIS YEAR: Sophomore guard LyDell Cardwell is poised for a breakout season as a dynamic scoring guard for the Cougars ... Has developed a sense of patience and understanding for the spots he can capitalize offensively while gaining a better understanding for his role defensively ... Handles the ball well and is a gifted shooter ... Has a craftiness with his game that makes him fun to watch with the ball in his hands.
2012-13 (freshman): Appeared in 13 games as a redshirt freshman, scoring 17 points on seven-of-21 shooting from the field ... Scored a season-high seven points with an assist against Fresno Pacific, hitting all three of his two-point attempts that game.
2011-12 (redshirt): Practiced with the team and attended classes while redshirting his freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Curtis Haggins at Mid-Peninsula High School in Menlo Park, Calif., where he was a three-sport athlete who also played baseball and soccer ... Named Private Schools Athletic League MVP his senior year, averaging 24.7 points in the regular season before leading Mid-Peninsula to the CIF Central Coast Section Finals for the first time in school history ... Scored 34 points in the CCS semifinals and poured in 35 points in a 71-66 defeat to Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) in the CCS Division V title game ... Averaged 30 points as a junior and scored 16 per game as a sophomore, posting a three-year scoring average of 23 points ... Scored a career-high 50 points against East Palo Alto Academy during his junior year.
PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1993, in Palo Alto, Calif., to Joseph Cardwell and LaMeshu Augmon ... Has four brothers and two sisters ... Began playing organized basketball in eighth grade ... Majoring in physical education.