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Senior Sherman Gay will conclude his four-year career at LMU... became the first player in LMU history to earn WCC Defensive Player of the Year honors... also named first-team All-West Coast Conference by the league√,'s coaches... only 16th player in 97 years of basketball to play in 100 games at LMU (107 total)... the first recruit under Head Coach Steve Aggers, having the best season of his four-year career and one of the best senior campaigns in LMU history... his 15.7 points (fifth in the WCC) and 5.4 rebounds per game is the best point/rebound average combination for any senior since Hank Gathers had 29.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game... became just the fifth player in more than 30 years to lead the conference in blocked shots in back-to-back seasons... has 51 this season gives him 138 in his career... all-time record at LMU and is ranked 10th all-time in the WCC... added a career-best 31 steals this season... is third in the league in field goal percentage at 54.9 percent... third in offensive rebounds with 2.37... played in every game this season.
2003-04 Season Notes at LMU:
UCR... led the team with 15 points in the start... had a team-high 33 minutes and grabbed six rebounds with three assists and two blocks... CSUN... played 28 minutes in start... scored nine points with six rebounds before fouling out... BING... finished playing 29 minutes in start... scored nine points with four rebounds and a career-high five assists... CCSU... finished with 10 points and five rebounds in the start... played 28 minutes with two blocks... CP... scored a career-high 24 points with five rebounds... earned start and played career-high 36 minutes... was 10-for-17 from the field... UNLV... played 35 minutes and scored 21 points with seven rebounds... second straight with 20-point game... had three steals with a block and two assists... UCLA... scored 13 points with five rebounds in 32 minutes... fouled out in overtime... added a block and was 3-for-4 from the free throw line... DEN... possibly his best game... in 36 minutes had career-high with 26 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and 1 assist... sent game into overtime with bucket at the buzzer... VIR... once again led Lions with 21 points and 7 rebounds... played 37 minutes... added three blocks to set all-time career blocks record with 100... LBS... led team again with 19 points... added six rebounds with two steals and a block... CSF... played 23 minutes due to foul trouble... finished with six points and a block... COL... scored 16 points with nine rebounds in 28 minutes... added three blocks and two steals... GON... led team with 18 points and had six rebounds... added two blocks with two steals in 31 minutes... POR... tied a career-best with 26 points on 10-for-13 shooting... was 6-for-7 from the free throw line with six rebounds and four blocks... USD... led Lions again with 25 points (11-of-19)... SCU... led team with 17 points and 12 rebounds, first double-double... UNC... had 20 points in just 22 minutes, going 9-for-11 from the field... added six rebounds... PEP... had 13 points in 37 minutes with four blocks... USF... led team with 14 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 36 minutes... SMC... had another team-high 18 points and six rebounds... added four blocks with two assists while going 4-for-4 from charity stripe... POR... picked up four fouls in seven minutes and finished with three points and four rebounds in 16 minutes... fouled out of game... GON... played 37 minutes with four points, four assists, four rebounds, a block and steal... SCU... returned to scoring ways with 18 points, five rebounds, four steals and three blocks in 34 minutes...USD... scored 24 points with 11-of-15 shooting... added two blocks and two steals... PEP... scored 12 points with seven boards in 33 minutes... added four blocks... SMC... in 28 minutes, scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block... USF... had nine points, three steals in 35 minutes.
2002-03 Season Notes at LMU:
Gay had a break-out season for the Lions, setting career-highs in almost every statistical category... set LMU single season block record with 60, leading the WCC all season... he will need just 11 to tie the all-time career record in his senior campaign... had a career-high 18 points against Santa Clara (1-18-03) and a career-best 10 boards against Cal State Northridge (12-19-02)... was fifth on the team with 280 points, averaging 9.0 per game... had an LMU best 11 blocks in back-to-back games against San Diego (1-17-03) and Santa Clara (1-18-03)... was 5-of-10 from the field, scoring 10 points with five rebounds in second game of the season against Sacramento State (11-25-02)... had seven points in 16 minutes with three steals against Villanova (11-28-02)... continued hot play off the bench at Great Alaska Shootout with nine points, six rebounds and three blocks against Montana... was three-of-six from the field and 6-of-10 from the free throw line with 12 points against Wyoming (11-30-02)... against Cal Poly (12-16-02) he finished with 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting with two blocks... against CSUN (12-19-02) he earned first start of career and played a career-best 30 minutes, grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds, four blocks and six points... played 30 minutes for second straight game against Montana (12-21-02), scoring 11 points with four rebounds and two blocks... continued solid play against Siena (12-29-02) with 33 minutes in third start, scoring 16 points with seven rebounds... played a career-high 35 minutes against San Diego State to finish with 13 points and two rebounds... against Portland (1-11-03) he had seven points and five rebounds, four offensive... in 25 minutes off the bench he led team with 17 points and was 7-of-16 from the field while adding nine rebounds and six blocks against USD (1-17-03)... block total was career-high and second most in LMU history, second to Silvester Kainga who had seven against Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 12, 1998... against Santa Clara (1-18-03) he scored his career-high for second game in a row with 18 points, five rebounds and five blocks... was 8-for-11 from the field... against Saint Mary√,'s (1-31-03) he scored 10 points with nine rebounds (six offensive) and two blocks... in win over Gonzaga (2-8-03), Gay scored 14 points with nine rebounds... added two more blocks and a career-high four steals... at Pepperdine (2-22-03) he had 14 points, all in the first half... was 6-of-10 from the field... against USF (2-28-03) he finished the game with two blocks to tie single season record with 55, adding 12 points and three rebounds... against Saint Mary√,'s (3-1-03) he set the single-season record with 59 blocks, getting four against the Gaels... he added 10 points, five rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes... in WCC tournament against Portland (3-7-03) he 13 points, including six in the final minutes to push the Lions to the win.
2001-2002 Season Notes at LMU:
In his second season as a Lion, he finished playing in 27 games, averaging more than nine minutes a game... he led the team in blocks with 23, ranked 10th in the West Coast Conference... he averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game... against Cal State Fullerton (11-24-01), he came off the bench to score eight points on 4-of-7 shooting... in the win against UCSB (12-8-01), he played 10 minutes and had six points to go with his career-high three blocks... against UNLV (12-15-01), he played four minutes and finished with four points, including his only career three-pointer at the buzzer to end the half... in a win over Long Beach State (12-18-01), he had his best game of 2002, playing 17 minutes... he finished with 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting... equaled a career-high with seven rebounds... two games later against Occidental (1-2-02), he played a then career-high 21 minutes to score a career-best 14 points with five rebounds... was 7-of-8 from the field while adding three assists and two blocks... to open conference play against USF (1-11-02), he played 13 minutes and scored two points with a rebound... had another double digit outing against Portland (1-18-02), scoring 13 points in 23 minutes... added five rebounds and tied a career-high with three blocks... was 3-for-3 from free throw line... converted on three three-point plays... in the rematch against Pepperdine (2-2-02), he played 13 minutes and scored four points with four rebounds... against Santa Clara (2-22-02), he had two blocks in 16 minutes... added five rebounds... played 15 minutes with three blocks, five points and five rebounds against San Diego (2-23-02)...in finale against Gonzaga (3-2-02), he played eight minutes with two points and three blocks.
2000-01 Season Notes at LMU:
Spent his first season of collegiate basketball as a true freshman adjusting... finished the season averaging 1.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game... played some of his best games late in the season... his collegiate career started against Vanguard (11-17-00) as he played four minutes and had a dunk for two points late in the game... against highly ranked USC (11-25-00), he played the most minutes of the season with 15, adding three rebounds... on the road at Colorado (11-28-00) he played five minutes off the bench and hit his only shot... he also added an assist and a rebound... in Las Vegas against UNLV (1-3-01) he played 13 minutes and had two points, a rebound, a block and a steal in his best game to date... at home against San Diego State (1-6-01) he played 16 minutes, scored four points and added three rebounds... on the road against Gonzaga (2-15-01) he had 11 points and five rebounds... he was 4-for-9 from the field and had four offensive rebounds... in the home finale against Saint Mary√,'s (2-24-01) he played 14 minutes, with a career-high seven rebounds and three steals... in the final game of the season against Santa Clara in the WCC Tournament (3-3-01), he played 19 minutes off the bench for the Lions, then a career-high... had five points... added two rebounds and a steal.
A 2000 graduate of Dominguez High School... the Dons finished ranked No. 1 in the nation according to USA Today in his senior season... the starting forward averaged 12 points, seven rebounds and five blocks a game for the California State Division II Champions... he was an All-San Gabriel Valley League selection in his senior campaign... Gay was also a Dade All-Star Classic Game Selection and a Warehouse All-Star Game Selection in 2000... was a full classic press showcase game participant (top 24 senior high school players) and scored 14 points in the game in 1999... was selected to the Fall Basketball Classic All-Tournament team in 1999... .his teams have seen plenty of success... Best of the West Summer Shootouts at Long Beach State University, Gay's team won the 1999 Finals Championship... in the Memorial Intercity Four Blocks Tournament, he averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and four blocks a game for the championship team... at the L.A. WATT Summer Games in 1999, averaged 19 points, six rebounds and three blocks for the tourney champs.
Born on July 12, 1982 in Carson, CA... he is the son of Sherman, Sr. and Loretta Gay... has one brother, Jamel, and one sister, Shannoya... father played tennis at UCLA... mother is a 1977 graduate of LMU...business major... Full Name: Sherman E. Gay, Jr.