At just under seven-feet Patson Siame looms large no matter the country.
From two different countries, Spain made them teammates for the first time, now both find themselves back in Spain with the Lions.
Two months ago, Joshua Spiers had left his home country of Australia. Since, it has been a whirlwind, including day five in Spain.
While fifth-year senior Ayodeji Egbeyemi has racked up 150,000 miles of travel, first-year freshman Devin Wyatt made his first ever trip east of Texas.
Showing its reach across the globe, LMU continued its tour while sending back some well wishes as they spent their final day in Madrid before flying to Barcelona on Sunday morning. The Lions had a full pre game practice, followed by the coaches participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They then took on the Angola National Team, who is participating in the upcoming FIBA World Championships in Spain.
Making the trek from LMU to LAX on Monday was something senior Ayodeji Egbeyemi has done before. Many, many times before. For freshman Devin Wyatt, the furtherest he had ever traveled was making the trip from his home in De Soto, Texas to Los Angeles. The first night in Madrid, Spain was an eye-opening experience for the 6-7 forward.
West Coast Conference game at War Memorial Gymnasium in San Francisco
Homecoming Game from Gersten Pavilion
First game of 2015 Homecoming Week at Gersten Pavilion
West Coast Conference action on New Year's Day
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic game
BRIEFLY... Devin Wyatt enters his first season of college basketball at LMU in 2014-15... he comes from De Soto High School in Texas... From Coach Dunlap: "Devin is extremely athletic and can really force a team to change their shots. He is a very, very good shot blocker."
BEFORE LMU... Wyatt helped anchor a power-house program in De Soto High School, helping the team all the way to the Class 5A Region quarterfinals as a junior... his senior season was cut short due to a leg injury... He was part of a team that has gone 66-9 the last two seasons, going to the Class 5A Region I quarterfinals in 2013 and reaching the 5A Regional finals in 2012. He anchored a De Soto team that went 33-3 overall in 2013 and finished ranked second in the state of Texas and ninth nationally. He was named first-team All-District at the conclusion of the season... At the 2012 High School OT Invitational, Wyatt recorded 12 blocks in a victory over the Hampton Crabbers to help his team advance to the tournament finals. In December 2013, he helped his team win the HSOT Holiday Invitational in the Summit Championship Bracket. Wyatt was named the to the Summit All-Tournament team.
PERSONAL... Devin Wyatt was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 14, 1996... he is the son of Erica Henderson and Sherrod Wyatt... he is a Business Management major.