Lions to host four games over the holidays, starting with UT-Arlington, who enters with the No. 24 RPI.
A busy week begins on Monday when Lions host Boise State at Gersten Pavilion.
Men’s basketball continues four-game homestand with Portland State in a tripleheader of basketball the day after Thanksgiving.
LMU to host Sonoma State in lone exhibition game at Gersten Pavilion. Tip-off is 7 pm.
With experienced seniors leading the way, Lions wrap-up summer session hungry for more.
Men's Basketball Press Conference. Mike Dunlap, Brandon Brown and Shamar Johnson spoke to the media post game.
Men's Basketball Season Recap. The LMU Sports Network spoke with head coach Mike Dunlap, Steven Haney Jr. and Shamar Johnson about the regular season.
The 2016-17 LMU men's basketball season got underway on Friday and the Lions got a look at their entire active roster in an 80-50 win over Sonoma State at Gersten Pavilion. All 12 in uniform saw action as the Lions look towards their season opener on Nov. 11.
Campus was a busy place this summer, especially in the Lions Athletic Center. The LMU Sports Network takes a look the summer conditioning program and its importance on the upcoming 2016-17 season.
The home-opening series of West Coast Conference play continues for LMU men's basketball (7-8, 0-4) on Saturday, Jan. 9 when they host the Pacific Tigers (3-11, 2-3) at 3 pm. LMUSN talked with Shamar Johnson about the upcoming game.
2017 West Coast Conference Championships quarterfinals at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
West Coast Conference regular season finale at Stockton, Calif., Feb. 25, 2017
Senior Day in West Coast Conference action at Gersten Pavilion Feb. 23, 2017
West Coast Conference action during LMU Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend Feb. 18, 2017
West Coast Conference action from Moraga, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017
• Up-to-Date Career Stats
• 2016-17 Season Stats
• 2015-16 Season Stats
BRIEFLY... Shamar Johnson completes his second and final season at LMU after transferring from Pensacola State College in Florida prior to the 2015-16 season… was an NJCAA All-Conference selection… team captain his senior season.
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2016-17... SENIOR... Played and started 27 games for the Lions, averaging 21.8 minutes per contest... missed only games due to concussion suffered against UT Arlington... averaging 7.0 points anf 4.4 rebounds a contest, both up from a year ago... had nine games with 10 or more points... had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists gainst Boise State (12/5/16) and followed that with 10 points and nine boards in win over Southern Utah (12/8/16)... had 10 points, six rebounds and a career-best six assists in first game back from concussion against BYU (12/31/16)... had 12 points and eight rebounds against Santa Clara (1/7/17) and 11 points and 9 boards at Portland (1/14/17), both wins.
IN 2015-16 • JUNIOR... played all 31 games with 29 starts in his first season with the Lions... averaging 5.5 ppg and 4.2 rpg... he finished season averaging 20.9 minutes per game and was second on the team in starts, two behind Brandon Brown... added 20 steals and 30 assists on the season... had eight points and four rebounds in 24 minutes in WCC tournament win over San Diego (3/4/16)... finished the regular season with four straight games in double figures, including a career-best 18 points and nine rebounds in the win over Pepperdine (2/27/16)... had 10 points and seven rebounds in the win over USF (2/20/16)... went for 11 points and five rebounds at Saint Mary's (2/13/16)... played a career-best 39 minutes in the double-overtime win, adding three blocks... started every game of non-conference, averaging 19.4 minutes per contest... heading into WCC play, averaged 4.5 ppg and 4.5 apg... posted season-best 11 points and six rebounds in the win over UCR (12/6/15)... had 9 points and 9 rebounds in the win over CSUN (11/25/15)... went for nine points at Pepperdine (1/2/16).
BEFORE LMU... Johnson led Pensacola State College to back-to-back Junior College Tournament appearances for the first time in 21 years. He was named first-team All-Panhandle Conference, one of the top junior college conferences in the nation... Johnson was the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, earning all-conference honors from the Florida media... he went to Pine Forest High School and led them to the Class 6A title game as a senior... The forward was the two-time Pensacola News Journal Player of the Year (2012, 2013) and originally signed to play football at Louisville before committing to the sport of basketball... was a three-time all-conference selection in basketball and two-time in football... he was an All-State TE/DE as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL... Shamar Johnson was born on Oct. 1, 1994 in New Haven, Conn... He is the son of Andrea Johnson and Jermaine Lee... has two brothers... an Urban Studies major.
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