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Pronunciation, last name: "BAR-tell-STEEN"
Senior (2012-13) ...Team Captain ... NABC Honors Court ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region and advance to the national championship game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 ... Helped U-M win the program's first NIT Season Tip-Off title ... Helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 and match the program's best start (16-0, 1985-86) ... Played in six games off the bench ... Missed 15 games after having surgery on his right ankle due to an injury sustained during the Slippery Rock game (Dec. 9) -- returned to the lineup at Minnesota (Jan. 17) ... Averaged 1.7 minutes per game.
Junior (2011-12) ... NABC Honors Court ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Helped U-M to its first Big Ten title in 26 years ... Shared conference title with Michigan State and Ohio State ... U-M finished with 13-5 Big Ten record, the most conference wins since 2002-03 ... Helped U-M to a 24-10 record, its best record since the 1997-998 season and its 24th 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to a 15-1 record at Crisler Arena, its best record since the 1989-90 season ... Helped U-M to an 8-1 Big Ten home record, its best conference record at home since 1985-86 ... Helped U-M to its highest seed all-time at the Big Ten Tournament (No. 2) ... Lost in the semifinal to No. 3 seed Ohio State, 77-55 ... Helped U-M to its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region -- its highest seeding since 1998 ... Lost in second round to Ohio, 65-60 ... Helped U-M remain ranked among the nation's top 25 - a span of 19 weeks ... Helped U-M to five wins over nationally ranks opponents, including three top-10 teams ... Played in 11 games off the bench ... Made his second career three-pointer in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal vs. Ohio State (March 10) ... Registered three assists and two steals ... Averaged 1.3 minutes per game ... Played a season-high two minutes, twice -- Alabama A&M (Dec. 17) and vs. Ohio State (March 10).
Sophomore (2010-11) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Helped U-M to a 21-14 record -- the 23rd 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to the semifinal of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2003 ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 68-61 ... Helped U-M to its 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned No. 8 seed in the Midwest regional ... Defeated No. 9 Tennessee, 75-45, in the second round to record the largest margin of victory ever in an 8/9 seeded tournament game ... Lost No. 1 seed Duke, 73-71, after missing a game-tying shot as time expired in regulation ... Helped U-M sweep its season series with Michigan State -- the first time for the program since 1996-97 ... Played in 11 games off the bench ... Scored his first career points on a three-pointer against Purdue (Dec. 28) ... Pulled down one rebound against North Carolina Central (Dec. 14) ... Averaged 1.7 minutes per game ... Played a career-high-tying four minutes against Gardner-Webb (Nov. 21).
Freshman (2009-10) ... Helped U-M to a 15-17 record ... Helped U-M to the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 69-68, after the Buckeyes hit a three-pointer as time expired to win ...
Played in five games ... Averaged 2.6 minutes per game ... Played a career-high four minutes against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14).
Prep Career ... Phillips Exeter Academy (2009) ... Coached by Malcolm Wesselink and Jay Tilton ... Averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds ... Led Phillips Exeter Academy to a 14-5 record ... Team captain ... Set Phillips Exeter record for most three-pointers in a season (52) ... Set Phillips Exeter record for most points in a half, 21 against New Hampton Prep ... Highland Park High School (2008) ... Coached by Paul Harris ... Averaged 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two seasons ... Two-year starter ... Led Highland Park to 45-10 record ... All-Chicago Area (2008) ... All-North Suburban first team (2008) ... Moline Thanksgiving Tournament, All-Tournament first team (2008) ... Elgin Holiday Tournament, All-Tournament first team (2008) ... Highland Park's Most Improved Player (2008) ... Highland Park's Leadership Award (2008)... Lake County Character Counts Award (2008) ... B'nai B'rith Athletic Achievement Award (2008)... Highland Park's Giant Award for hardest working player and best teammate (2007) ... Team Captain (2008) ... As a senior (2007-08): Averaged 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... Led Highland Park to 23-5 record ... North Suburban League Champions ... 4A Regional Champions after defeating Waukegan (51-50) ... 4A Sectional, eliminated by Schaumburg (58-48) ... Scored a career-high 27 points against Grant ... As a junior (2006-07): Averaged 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Missed multiple games due to hamstring injury ... Led Highland Park to 22-5 record ... 4A Regional Champions after defeating Hersey (67-64) ... 4A Sectional, eliminated by Stevenson (54-53) ... Scored a season-best 21 points against Mather ... As a sophomore (2005-06): Missed sophomore season due to a broken ankle ... As a freshman (2004-05): Did not play varsity basketball ... AAU: Played with both the Rising Stars and Full Package.
Personal ... Given name is Joshua Max Bartelstein ... Born on July 17, 1989 in Highland Park, Ill. ... Son of Sheri and Mark Bartelstein ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Sport Management major ... Right-handed ... Committed to be a preferred walk-on to Michigan (April 30, 2009) ... Personal Notes ... Father, Mark, is a well-known NBA & NFL sports agent, who founded Priority Sports & Entertainment out of Chicago, Ill., and Los Angeles, Calif. ... Writes team blog during the season called "The Bartelstein Blog."
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