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Lamont Long

College: New Mexico
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190 lbs.
Position: Guard
BirthDate: Dec. 1, 1977
Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ

No. 3 scorer in school history with 1,811 points. Also finished third in minutes played (4,210), fourth in steals (184) and seventh in rebounds (698). Became the 11th player at New Mexico with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds, joining, among others, ABA legend Mel Daniels and current NBA players Luc Longley and Kenny Thomas. Scored 20 or more points 33 times in his career, helping New Mexico to a 29-4 record in those games. Originally an early entry candidate for the 1999 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration prior to the draft.

College highlights at New Mexico
Named First Team All-Mountain West Conference as a senior. Named MVP of the Lobo Classic for second straight season. Led conference in scoring (18.4 ppg) and ranked second in steals (60). Scored a career-high 39 points vs. Alcorn State. Scored 30 points vs. Colorado State and had 29 points vs. Wyoming. In National Invitation Tournament, scored 29 points and added five rebounds vs. Wake Forest. Named Mountain West Player of the Week.

As a junior, was named All-WAC Second Team. Selected as WAC Pacific Division Player of the Week three times. Named MVP of the Lobo Classic. Named to Lobo Invitational All-Tournament Team and to All-WAC Tournament Team for the third straight year. Ranked second in the WAC in free-throw percentage (.812). Scored 20 or more points 11 times. Had a steal and layup with 9.5 seconds left to beat DePaul and also scored 29 points and handed out a career-high eight assists. Nailed a 10-foot fallaway shot with 2.8 seconds left to beat Rice in WAC Tournament. Hit an eight-foot leaner with six seconds left in NCAA Tournament first-round game to beat Missouri. Scored 22 points in a win over Arizona. Tallied a season-high 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. Cornell. Scored 28 points vs. McNeese State, hitting 5-of-5 from three-point range. Averaged team-leading 16.0 ppg in NCAA Tournament.

As a sophomore, named to WAC All-Tournament Team. Selected to Lobo Invitational All-Tournament Team. Led the team with 49 steals. Played all 40 minutes in 17 games. Scored season-high 31 points against Southern Cal, shooting 11-of-21 and hitting 4-of-5 three-pointers. Had 27 points and team-high 12 rebounds against TCU. Tallied 27 points at Air Force, making 9-of-12 field goals. Had 23 points vs. Wyoming. Had 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against Texas Tech. Scored 22 points and grabbed five boards in NCAA Tournament first-round win against Butler.

As a freshman named to the All-WAC Newcomer Team in the Mountain Division and was only UNM player selected to the WAC All-Tournament Team (averaged 18.3 ppg in three games). In five postseason games, led team in scoring (15.6 ppg), rebounding (7.4 rpg), field goal percentage (.596), and free throw percentage (.783). Scored season-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed eight boards at BYU. Scored 22 points and hauled in 11 rebounds in WAC Tournament win over San Jose State. Had 23 points in WAC Tournament final against Utah.

1996-97 29 98 184 .533 63 86 .733 135 48 268 9.2
1997-98 32 164 356 .461 89 116 .767 194 87 452 14.1
1998-99 31 182 416 .438 112 138 .812 202 93 522 16.8
1999-00 32 203 471 .436 135 167 .808 167 73 598 18.7
TOTALS 124 647 1,427 .453 399 507 .787 698 301 1,840 14.8
Three-point field goals: 1996-97, 9-for-25 (.360); 1997-98, 35-for-110 (.318); 1998-99, 46-for-121 (.380); 1999-00, 57-for-154 (.370). Totals, 147-for-410, (.359) Help | Advertiser Info | Contact Us | Tools | Site Map | Jobs at
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