Lamont Strothers

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Lamont Strothers
No. 6, 10, 12, 42
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1968-05-10) May 10, 1968 (age 46)
Nansemond County, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Forest Glen (Suffolk, Virginia)
College Christopher Newport (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1991–2002
Career history
1991–1992 Portland Trail Blazers
1992 Iraklis Thessaloniki (Greece)
1992 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
1993 Dallas Mavericks
1993 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
1993 Rochester Renegade (CBA)
1993 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1993–1994 Tri-City Chinook (CBA)
1994 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1994 Fajardo Cariduros (Puerto Rico)
1994–1995 Maccabi Ramat Gan (Israel)
1995 Fajardo Cariduros (Puerto Rico)
1995 Maccabi Jerusalem (Israel)
1995–1996 CRO Lyon (France)
1996 Darüşşafaka (Turkey)
1996 Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
1996–1997 Darüşşafaka (Turkey)
1997 San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)
1997 Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
1997–1998 Darüşşafaka (Turkey)
1998–1999 San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)
1999 Cáceres CB (Spain)
1999 Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
1999–2002 San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

William Lamont Strothers (born May 10, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Born in Nansemond County, Virginia, Strothers’ parents Calvin and Brenda separated when we was three years old. His mother was later remarried to a strict military man when he was five. His only brother, Calvin Jr., played football and basketball at New Hampshire but gave up sports to join the military.

Strothers was a shooter for the Forest Glen high school varsity in Suffolk, Virginia. As a senior in 1986, his vision was impaired after being struck in the left eye by brass knuckles in a fistfight. After a year, Strothers was barred from signing up for the military because of his impaired vision. He then worked at a meatpacking plant and played in recreational leagues. Strothers turned down a partial scholarship offer from Georgia because of difficulty paying half the tuition. While playing in a recreational league, Strothers was offered a scholarship by Christopher Newport University assistant basketball coach Roland Ross. Strothers played four years at Christopher Newport University from 1987–1991, scoring 2,709 points for an average of 23.3 points per game.[1] For leading his team to a 21–4 record ten route to the Dixie Conference championship,[2] he was named first-team All-American and Division III Player of the Year by Basketball Times in 1991. Strothers finished his collegiate career as the third all-time leading scorer in Division III history.

In the 1991 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors drafted him in the 2nd round — 43rd overall — making him the highest-ever draft pick for an NCAA Division III player. He was subsequently traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. He spent parts of two seasons with Portland and the Dallas Mavericks, amassing an NBA career average of 4.6 points per game in a total of 13 games.

Strothers played most of his career overseas and enjoyed success in the Philippines as an import for the San Miguel Beermen from 1996–2002. He was voted Best Import in the 1999 PBA Governors Cup. For his second title with the franchise, he led his sixth-seeded team to the 2000 Governor's Cup title. Strothers finished his PBA career with over 3,900 points.[3]

Strothers, in 2006–07, was the head coach of a 15–8 team at Bethel. In 2010, he was part of the USA South Conference inaugural Hall of Fame class.[4] Strothers was part of the CNU Captains' run to the Final Four as an assistant to Carolyn Hunter during the 2010–2011 season. In August 2011, he was hired as head boys varsity basketball coach at Warwick High School in Newport News, Virginia.[5] Replacing longtime coach Ben Moore in 2011–12, his team went 1–20 overall and 0–18 in the Peninsula District in his first season. The next year, his Raiders 8–15, 5–13. In March 2013, Strothers announced he was leaving Warwick.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.basketballreference.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=STROTLA01
  2. ^ http://books.google.com.ph/books?id=VeXRuZVTv-AC&lpg=PA160&dq=lamont%20strothers&pg=PA160#v=onepage&q=lamont%20strothers&f=false
  3. ^ http://www.newsflash.org/2002/05/sp/sp001944.htm
  4. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lamont-strothers/24/607/480
  5. ^ http://articles.dailypress.com/2011-08-30/sports/dp-spt-warwick-hoops-strothers-0831-20110830_1_basketball-coach-warwick-head-coach
  6. ^ http://www.dailypress.com/sports/highschool/inside-the-pd-blog/dp-spt-inside-the-pd-strothers-resigns-at-warwick-20130324,0,1904633.post

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