Men's basketball to play lone exhibition on Saturday against Cal Lutheran at 7:30 pm
LMU men's basketball was on the road for a month and returned home this week for the first time since Nov. 17. In addition to home games, the Lions were able to get back to action in the community as well, with the community outreach program LMU Cares picking back up on Monday at Franklin D. Parent School in Inglewood.
Men's basketball through their community service project LMU Cares visits Parent Elementary.
BRIEFLY... Patson Siame is in his first season of college basketball for LMU... will serve a year of residency in 2013-14 and will not play... comes to LMU after a year of studies at Trinity International in Nevada and a season at Kingdom Prep Academy in Columbus, Georgia... arrived from native Zambia in January 2012... FROM COACH GOOD: "Patson had a really good summer in 2012 and then really focused on his studies this past year at Kingdom... As we have seen him play, it seems his game improved every time he took the floor... his experience with the Basketball Without Borders program has really helped set him up to have a ton of potential. We are very excited to have him in the program."
HIGH SCHOOL... went to Trinity International Schools in Las Vegas and graduated in 2012 and then attended Kingdom Christian Academy, helping them to an NACA Division III Championship while averaging a triple-double... Siame was on the World Roster for the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit and was invited to the Adidas Nations Camp, both of which features the top young players in the nation. During his time at Trinity, which did not have a sports program, he played at Impact Academy in Las Vegas... also played in the Pangos All-American camp.
PERSONAL... Patson Siame was born on July 22, 1993 in Luanshya, Zambia... he is the son of Ester and Patrick Siame... he has four brothers and a sister... played for the Global Team in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore... rated the No. 14 center coming out of high school... he is an undeclared Liberal Arts major.