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Jeff Fryer Named to WCC Hall of Honor

Jeff Fryer
Jeff Fryer

Jan. 16, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference will induct its sixth annual Hall of Honor class on Saturday, March 8 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Jeff Fryer, a member of the 1989-90 Elite Eight LMU men's basketball team, is one of 10 individuals, one from each member institution, that will be honored as part of the 2014 West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships from March 6-11 at the Orleans Arena.

"This year we welcome yet another remarkable group of inductees into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor," WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich said. "These 10 individuals are some of the best and brightest to ever represent our conference and their respective institutions. The Hall of Honor celebration will once again serve as one of the highlights of what promises to be another highly competitive West Coast Conference Basketball Championship."

The 2014 WCC Hall of Honor class includes: BYU's Ed Eyestone (Cross Country), Gonzaga's Kelley Cunningham Spink (Volleyball), Loyola Marymount's Jeff Fryer (Basketball), Pacific's Keith Swagerty (Basketball), Pepperdine's Mike Scott (Baseball), Portland's Laura Sale O'Connell (Basketball), Saint Mary's Tracy Morris Sanders (Basketball), San Diego's Jose Luis Noriega (Tennis), San Francisco's Ollie Johnson (Basketball) and Santa Clara's Leslie Osborne (Soccer).

The Hall of Honor class will be formally inducted at the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch on Saturday, March 8 at 9 a.m. PT at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Orleans Hotel and will be honored during halftime of the men's semifinal games later that evening.

 

 

Tickets to the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch & Induction Ceremony are available to the public for $40 and may be purchased online using the Hall of Honor Ticket Form on WCCsports.com. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, February 28.

Single game tickets for the 2014 West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will also be on sale at the Orleans Arena box office each morning. For more information on the tournament and where to stay, click here.

As the Lions' all-time deep threat, Jeff Fryer was one of the best all-time three-point shooters in school history. In his four-year career (1986-90), he played in 112 games and scored 1,922 points, 1,089 of them were scored from the three-point line. He is currently ranked sixth all-time in scoring and holds seven of the nine three-point records in LMU history, including the 11 three-pointers he hit in the NCAA tournament Second Round win over Michigan in 1990. The 11 threes is an NCAA tournament record and Fryer finished with 41 points against the Wolverines. En route to being named to the All-West Region Team and first-team All-WCC, Fryer averaged just under 23 points per game his final two seasons at LMU. He finished his career averaging 17.2 points per game.

One of the top long distance shooters in WCC history, Fryer still owns two of the top three spots on the single-season charts in three-point field goals with 126 (4.1 per game) as a junior and 121 (4.3) as a senior. More than two decades since attempting his last shot as a collegiate player, Fryer currently ranks second all-time in career three-pointers with 363 (3.24) in overall games and is the career leader during league play with 166 (3.4).

Fryer played a key role on a loaded Loyola Marymount team advanced to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including a dramatic run to the 1990 Elite Eight. The Lions captured three WCC Regular Season Championships and two WCC Tournament titles.

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