LMU men's basketball begins a stretch of four out of the next five on the road, starting with the program's second trip to Missouri.
Greg Lakey will play his second season at LMU and fourth and final of his collegiate career... showed signs of being an all-conference performer at times in 2000-01 and then was not as effective at other moments... it took him some time to shake off the rust of a redshirt season following his transfer from USC... bothered by constant foul trouble during the conference season and he will need to figure a way to stay on the floor and out of foul trouble... needed serious foot surgery during spring to repair an injury suffered during the WCC Tournament...only time will tell how the missed off-season will affect him... gained more upper body strength and much needed body weight with an additional 20 pounds in summer weight workouts... has the ability to be a prime-time performer and the Lions will need him to have a good senior season for the team to take a step up in the WCC.
2001-02 Game Capsules
GAME CAPSULES...SAM - Earned start...played 20 minutes...12 pts (6-of-12)...MVSU - second start...played most minutes, 33...nine points (4-of-5), eight boards...ISU - started third game...most minutes with 32...had 16 points and seven boards...CSF - fourth start...led team with 16 points (7-of-9)...UCI - made fifth start...reduced minutes due to early foul trouble...finished with two points, five rebounds in 19 minutes...TAM - started sixth game...played 25 minutes...had 12 points (6-of-11)...hit lay-up 57 seconds left to give Lions lead that held...UCSB - earned seventh start...played 19 minutes and fouled out...had eight rebounds and four points...SAC - earned eighth start of season, playing 21 minutes...scored 16 points, while going 10-for-10 from the free throw line...added five rebounds with two assists and a block ...UNLV - started ninth game...scored 15 points (5-of-6) with five rebounds...5-for-6 from free throw line...LBS - lead Lions with 31 minutes in 10th start of season...led team with 12 points and nine rebounds...added four assists...USC - started 11th game and played team-high 31 minutes...scored 14 points and another nine rebounds...added an assist, steal and block...MON - started 12th game and played 15 minutes...added three rebounds, an assist and a steal...OCC - started 13th game and played 15 minutes...scored eight points with a block and a steal...PSU - started 14th game and played 25 minutes...scored 12 points with five rebounds...USF - started 15th game of the season...played just 12 minutes and fouled out with nine minutes remaining...had eight points...SMC - starteed 16th game of the season...finished with 14 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes...added two assists...POR - started 17th game...played 27 minutes with 14 points and nine rebounds...GON - had 18 points and seven rebounds in 18th start...played 32 minutes...USD - started 19th game...had 14 points, 6-for-6 from free throw line in 29 minutes...SCU - started 20th game...played 32 minutes...had eight points and five rebounds...was 4-of-4 from free throw line...PEP - started 21st game and played 35 minutes...played entire first half...led team with 16 points and eight boards...added two steals...PEP - continues solid play in 22nd start...played 32 minutes with 17 points...added six rebounds and four assists...was 7-for-9 from free throw line, ending his consecutive made streak at 26...SMC - earned 23rd start...played 30 minutes with four points and a career-high 11 rebounds...USF - earned 24th start with 24 minutes...had 12 points...GON - earned 25th start...played 19 minutes...fouled out with 8 points and six boards...POR - earned 26th start...played 23 minutes...fouled out with six points and four rebounds...SCU - started 27th game...played 15 minutes and fouled out...had two points and two rebounds...USD - started 28th game...played 25 minutes with 10 points and six rebounds...GON - ended career with solid game, playing 29 minutes with 18 points (7-of-13) and eight rebounds.
2000-01 at LMU
After a redshirt year, Lakey had an up-and-down season for the Lions, finishing third on the team with an average of 10.4 points per game... he also finished with 4.6 rebounds per game in a season that saw him get his first collegiate career double-double and struggle with an injury to his left foot that kept him out of three games in the middle of conference play... in the WCC, Lakey was 15th in scoring and eighth in free-throw percentage, hitting 90-of-123 for 73 percent... overall he finished with a solid season, setting 12 career highs... he started the season, his first game in 18 months, with his first career double-double against Vanguard (11/17/00) with 13 points and 10 rebounds... the 10 boards set a career record in playing 18 minutes off the bench... setting the stage for his up and down season, he had seven points in 29 minutes against UC Irvine (11/21/00), adding eight rebounds to his season total... against USC (11/25/00) where he had only four points, he set a career high against Colorado (11/28/00), scoring 20 points coming off the bench and going 9-of-10 from the free-throw line, another career high... against Idaho State (12/2/00) he played 28 minutes and finished with a game-high 15 points... he was 6-of-12 from the field... he continued his hot shooting against Sacramento State (12/9/00), scoring a career-high 29 points... he added seven rebounds, two assists and a block and finished 10-of-12 from the field... he also set a career high going perfect from the line, by hitting all nine he attempted... he was named WCC Player of the Week for his performance... at home against Portland State (12/16/00) he came off the bench to score 13 with eight rebounds... against Long Beach State (12/18/00) he played 28 minutes and had 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting and 4-of-6 from free-throw line... also had four rebounds and three steals... he earned his first start of season against Loyola-Chicago (12/21/00), playing 27 minutes and scoring 20 points... he was 10-of-16 from the free-throw line... followed with his second start against UCSB (12/30/00) with 34 minutes, 10 points, five rebounds and a career-high four blocks... was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line... against UNLV (1/3/01) he earned third start of season, playing 27 minutes and scoring 13 points with nine rebounds... after three games of limited action due to foul trouble, he scored 16 points in his seventh start of the season against Pepperdine (1/17/01)... had another double-digit performance against Saint Mary?s (1/26/01) scoring 14 points off the bench, going 8-for-9 from the free-throw line... in first game after initial heel injury, he played 15 minutes and scored two points against Gonzaga (2/15/01)... in his second game back against Portland (2/17/01), he played 19 minutes and scored 15 points, going 7-for-10 from free-throw line... against Saint Mary?s (2/24/01) he came off of the bench to score 13 points with eight rebounds... he equaled a career high with four blocks.
1999-00 at LMU
He did not play...transferred from USC and was a redshirt during the 1999-00 season due to NCAA rules.
1998-99 at USC
Played two seasons with the Trojans... averaged 4.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game... shot 87.2 percent from the free-throw line as a sophomore (41-47), converting his final 19 attempts... hit 13 consecutive free throws early in the season... made three starts... scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and hauled in eight rebounds in a season-high 28 minutes against California... tallied 14 points against Arkansas State, adding eight rebounds in his second start of the season... recorded another 14 points at Arizona after coming in off the bench... recorded a career-high nine rebounds at Long Beach State, while adding nine points in 16 minutes.
1997-98 at USC
Averaged 5.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game as a freshman... started 19 games (second-most on the team) and hauled in 104 rebounds (third highest on the squad)... was awarded the Best Newcomer award... tallied a career-high 14 points against Washington State while adding eight rebounds... had 13 points against Washington (5-of-7 shooting)... against No. 2 Kansas? powerful frontcourt (which included All-American Raef LaFrentz) finished the game with 10 points, nine rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot.
A 1997 graduate of Lynwood High School... averaged 23.1 points, 10.2 rebounds per game as a senior... led the Knights to an 18-10 overall record (8-2 in the San Gabriel Valley League)... named a Street & Smith High School honorable mention All-American, a first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I selection, and a first-team Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team pick... also was named to the Press-Telegram Dream Team and first-team all-conference... was honored with the Ernest Killum, Jr. Memorial Academic Award for the highest GPA on the basketball team... also earned ?Math Student of the Year? and ?Student of the Month? honors... also attended the prestigious ABCD Camp in Teaneck, N.J. where he was one of the top-20 players... as a junior, he averaged 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocked shots per game... after leading the Knights to a 17-11 (8-2) record, he was named to the all-conference team.
Born March 8, 1979 in Victorville, CA... he is the son of Gregory Lakey and Comfort Williams... guardians are Clarence and Jessie Lakey (grandparents)... has a son named Tahj... has one brother, Jason, and two sisters, Mya and Rasheda... a business administration major and computer science minor... Full Name: Gregory Phillip Lakey.
Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2001.. 25-9 528/21.1 84-157 .535 1-1 1.000 90-123 .732 44-71 115 4.6 87-7 23 43 18 13 259/10.4 2002.. 29-29 757/26.1 121-239 .506 0-2 .000 79-89 .888 56-106 162 5.6 92-6 31 42 6 12 321/11.1 TOTAL. 54-38 1285/23.8 205-396 .518 1-3 .333 169-212 .797 100-177 277 5.1 179-13 54 85 24 25 580/10.7
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