Lamont Strothers

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Lamont Strothers
Personal information
Born (1968-05-10) May 10, 1968 (age 49)
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
Playing career 1991–2002
Position Shooting guard
Number 6, 10, 12, 42
Career history
1991–1992 Portland Trail Blazers
1992 Iraklis Thessaloniki
1992 Yakima Sun Kings
1993 Dallas Mavericks
1993 Yakima Sun Kings
1993 Rochester Renegade
1993 Quad City Thunder
1993–1994 Tri-City Chinook
1994 Rockford Lightning
1994 Fajardo Cariduros
1994–1995 Maccabi Ramat Gan
1995 Fajardo Cariduros
1995 Maccabi Jerusalem
1995–1996 CRO Lyon
1996 Darüşşafaka
1996 Capitanes de Arecibo
1996–1997 Darüşşafaka
1997 San Miguel Beermen
1997 Capitanes de Arecibo
1997–1998 Darüşşafaka
1998–1999 San Miguel Beermen
1999 Cáceres CB
1999 Capitanes de Arecibo
1999–2002 San Miguel Beermen
Career highlights and awards
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William Lamont Strothers (born May 10, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Nansemond County, Virginia Strothers played college basketball for Christopher Newport. He was selected in the 1991 NBA draft and had short stints in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks. He played in CBA, but he spent most of his professional career overseas. After retiring from professional basketball, he took coaching positions in high school basketball teams.

Early life[edit]

Born in Nansemond County, Virginia, Strothers’ parents Calvin and Brenda separated when he 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.

Amateur career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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]

Coaching career[edit]

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]

In 2015, Strothers was coach of the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys basketball team.[7]


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