Men's Basketball

LaRon Armstead
LaRon Armstead

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Fremont HS

Height:
6-5

Position:
Graduate Assistant

Birthdate:
12/26/1989

Major:
Sociology

Graduated:
2012



05/31/2012

Seniors Look Back on Record-Setting Season, Career

Seniors helped pace men's basketball to best season since 1990, and set the table for years to come.

05/05/2012

Athletics Honors Class of 2012

Graduation ceremonies held for Class of 2012.

04/25/2012

Erdmann, Ireland Lead Iggy Awards

Three-sport All-American Tara Erdmann claimed Female Athlete of the Year again while sophomore Anthony Ireland earned Male Athlete of the Year.

04/25/2012

Erdmann, Ireland Lead Iggy Awards

Three-sport All-American Tara Erdmann claimed Female Athlete of the Year again while sophomore Anthony Ireland earned Male Athlete of the Year.

03/20/2012

Postseason Run Continues with Quarterfinals

CIT GAME NOTES: Men's basketball plays Utah State in one of four quarterfinals for the 2012 CIT on Wednesday.

05/31/2012

Interviews with 2012 Senior Class

The Class of 2012 takes a look back at their four-year tenure for the Lions.

01/23/2012

Highlights and interview with Alex Osborne

Highlights and postgame inteview with Alex Osborne following LMU's 74-62 win over Santa Clara

01/23/2012

Interview with LaRon Armstead

Interview with LaRon Armstead previewing LMU at Santa Clara

01/19/2012

Highlights and interview with Anthony Ireland

Highlights and Anthony Ireland interview following LMU's 82-68 win over BYU

01/12/2012

Highlights & Postgame Interview

Highlights from LMU's 68-58 win over Pepperdine and interview with Godwin Okonji

11/25/2013

MBB | LMU vs. Vanderbilt

Final game of the 2013 Paradise Jam between LMU and Vanderbilt.

05/05/2012

2012 Student-Athlete Graduation

LionsFund Student-Athlete Pre-Graduation Gathering

03/17/2012

Men's Basketball: LMU vs. Cal State Fullerton

First Round of 2012 CIT against CSF

03/16/2012

Men's Basketball: LMU vs. Valparaiso

2012 SEARS BracketBusters Game

03/03/2012

Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals

San Francisco 67, LMU 60 - March 2, 2012

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2010-11 Season Stats
2009-10 Season Stats
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BRIEFLY... LaRon Armstead finished his four-year career playing in 109 games, tied for 19th all-time at LMU. He finishes with 678 points and 304 rebounds, averaging 6.2 ppg, 2.8 rebounds with 81.2 percentage from the free throw line... He is now a graduate assistant for the Lions as he earns his Masters in Business Administration.

RECORDS... CAREER... Became 31st Lion to play in at least 100 games in his career, ranking tied for 19th with 109 games played... 186 three-pointers attempted ranked 26th...32.8 three-point field goal percentage ranks 27th...81.2 free throw percentage is ranked 14th... 2,162 minutes in his career is 26th... SEASON... 2010-11... shot 87.0 percent from the free throw line to finish ranked 27th nationally and second in the West Coast Conference. The percentage ranks 11th all-time at LMU... 2008-09... Ranked 2nd for freshman with 158 rebounds... Ranked 7th for freshman with 25 steals... 162 FTM and 239 FTA ranked tied for 9th and 5th, respectively...

HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2011-12 • SENIOR... Bookended his career with his two best seasons, putting up numbers his final season that rivaled his freshman campaign... became the Lions leader on and off the court, becoming a full-time starter in averaging 8.0 points and 2.8 rebounds... finished the season hitting 80-for-92 from the free throw line (87.0 percent) which finished the 2011-12 season ranked 27th in the NCAA Division I national rankings, which was ranked second in the WCC... finished the season 35-for-105 from three-point range (33.3 percent), more than double his three-pointers made in his career... after 11 points off the bench against Northern Arizona (11/26/11), he became a mainstay in the Lions line-up thanks to a team-high 22 points and five rebounds in leading the Lions to the win over No. 23 Saint Louis... He went for double figures in six of seven games before the Morgan State game, and has returned to that form in the WCC, going for 14 in the win over Pepperdine (2/2/12). Against the Waves he hit a big three-pointer for a 57-51 lead late, and then after the Waves cut the lead to five, he grabbed three straight defensive rebounds... he had 13 more in the win over Portland on the road (2/9/12), hitting 4-for-6 from the field and 4-for-6 from the charity stripe... in the first game after the death of his mother, Armstead led the Lions to its first postseason win since 1989-90 with 16 points and five rebounds against Cal State Fullerton (3/14/12). He finished the game hitting 9-for-10 from the charity stripe.

IN 2010-11 • JUNIOR... played in 24 games as a true junior... finished averaging just under 12 minutes per contest, scoring 3.7 points with 1.3 rebounds per contest... Scored six points with three rebounds and a block in 16 minutes against La Sierra (11/14/10)... had four points on 2-of-5 shooting in 15 minutes against UCSB (12/1/10)... came off the bench to score 11 points, going 4-for-4 from the free throw line in 21 minutes against Cal Poly (12/4/10)... in just 12 minutes off the bench, scored seven points wiht two boards and a steal, hitting all four of his free throws in win over Sacramento State (12/7/10)... had two points, three rebounds and an assist in just seven minutes against UC Irvine (12/30/10)... had five of seven points in final minutes to tie game at San Diego (2/3/11), added three rebounds... scored six points, both from the three-point line, at Saint Mary's (2/5/11)... had biggest game of season with 14 points in 32 minutes while earning the start in the win over Pepperdine (2/16/11). He hit 4-of-6 three-pointers and hit two free throws with the Lions up just one with 10.5 second left.

IN 2009-10 • SOPHOMORE... After playing every game as a freshman, became a much needed role player for the Lions, providing a big lift off the bench...Played 22 games with 3.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game... Came off the bench for biggest game of the season, scoring 18 points in 28 minutes to pace win over CSU Bakersfield (12/19/09)... played in all three games in Montana tournament, going for 10 points and three rebounds... came up big off bench against CSU Bakerfield, scoring seven points with two rebounds in 15 minutes (1/3/10)... in eight minutes against Sacramento St. (12/27/09), had an assist, a steal and three rebounds... came off the bench to score 11 points against Seattle (12/30/09), going perfect from the field (3-3), from three (1-1) and the free throw line (4-4)... scored seven points in 23 minutes off the bench, going 7-for-8 from free throw line at Pepperdine (1/9/10)... earned the start in place of injured Drew Viney, scored eight points with two assists and two rebounds in 23 minutes against USF (1/14/10)...

IN 2008-09 • FRESHMAN... Finished his freshman season with a record setting year... averaged 8.1 points (251), 5.1 rebounds (158) and 0.81 steals (25) as a true freshman... his rebound total ranked second all-time in LMU history for freshman, while his average ranked fourth... he also ranked seventh all-time for freshman with 25 steals... opened career with eight-point, five-rebound performance against Milwaukee (11/14/08)... led the Lions with 11 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench, going 5-for-8 from the charity stripe at Wagner (11/24/08)... had second straight game with 11 points, hitting first career three-pointer at UALR (11/29/08), played 36 minutes, including all 20 in first half... minutes continue to climb, playing all 40 against Arizona (12/2/08), scoring 14 points with eight rebounds and zero turnovers... went for 40 minutes in back-to-back games, scoring 15 points against Wyoming (12/6/08)... went for a career-best 16 points (third straight game with a career-high) in 36 minutes against UCSB (12/13/08), ending a stretch of minutes at 108 straight, last coming out against UALR... led Lions in scoring again with 14 points and seven rebounds against UC Riverside (12/15/08)... set a career-high for the sixth time in seven games with 18 points against UCLA (12/17/08), adding eight rebounds... continued growth with another career-best 20 points in 37 minutes against Mercer (12/22/08), went 8-for-16 from he field with five rebounds, earning a stat in every category... had his first double-double with 10 points and 10 boards against Seattle (1/1/09)... went for 12 points and seven rebounds in 34 minutes against CSU Bakersfield (1/4/09)... went for 16 points and seven rebounds, hitting a 3/4-court shot at the buzzer to end the game at Pepperdine (1/10/09)... kept scoring average over 10 with 11 points and eight boards against USD (1/17/09)... went for eight points, seven rebounds and two steals at Gonzaga (2/19/09)... went for 10 points and six rebounds in win over USF (2/26/09)... added an assists and a block...

PRIOR TO LMU... Armstead graduated from Fremont High School in 2008 and led them to a 21-8 overall mark and an 11-1 record to win the Coliseum League championship this past February. In the league's title game against Dorsey High School, Armstead went for 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. He went on to earn first-team All-City honors, helping the Pathfinders to the City Section semifinals. During his senior season, leading the team in scoring, he hit the 30-point mark twice. He scored 30 points with 10 rebounds in a win over Manual Arts High School and then went for 30 points and eight rebounds in a win over Locke High School. Showing he fits the LMU mission, Armstead was active as a math tutor at Fremont while also serving as an active volunteer with the Salvation Army.

PERSONAL... LaRon Armstead was born on Dec. 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA. He is the son of Linda Millon and Randolph Armstead. He was also raised by his grandmother Inez Millon. He has three brothers and a sister. He will major in Sociology.

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