Lamont Morgan, Jr. Athlete Profile

#2 Lamont Morgan, Jr.

Lamont Morgan, Jr.
Position: Guard Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Roster Years: 2007-2010 Hometown: Pomona, CA Last School: Saddleback Community College

Personal

Has one brother and one sister ... enjoys listening to music, dancing and poetry ... favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... favorite food is Italian ... sports hero is Michael Jordan and non-sports hero is his mom.

Before BYU

SADDLEBACK CC: Helped his team advance to the 2007 state semifinals with a 24-8 overall record and a 10-2 mark in the Orange Empire Conference ... named Orange Empire All-Conference ... started every game at the point, averaging 7.3 points and 4.4 assists per game ... led the team in assists 17 times on the year ... played in all 31 games for the Gauchos in 2005-06, helping his team to a 22-9 overall record ... averaged 3.2 points, 2.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds in his freshman campaign while shooting 80.8 percent from the free-throw line ... led the team in assists 11 times ... season highs of 13 points and seven rebounds ... named a Scholar Baller ... coached by Bill Brummel.
DIAMOND RANCH HS: Earned first-team all-league honors and was named an Inland Valley All-Star ... was also named his team's Most Improved Player ... all-tournament honors ... also lettered in football ... active in the Black Student Union ... named to the Honor Roll as a sophomore.

Summary

A lightning quick point guard, Lamont Morgan, Jr., was a key contributor for the Cougars in 2008-09 as they won a share of the MWC regular season title and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Morgan, Jr., averaged 3.6 points and 1.8 assists off the bench while shooting 41.4 percent on threes. In 2009-10, his senior season, Morgan, Jr., was a team captain and helped BYU advance to the second round of the MWC Tournament. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 assists while shooting .633 from the field and .692 from three. He brings excellent ball-handling, court vision and an up-tempo style to the court. Morgan, Jr., redshirted in 07-08 after transferring from Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, Calif. A highly successful junior college program, SCC advanced to the state semifinal game in 2007 behind the play of Morgan, who started every game at the point and averaged 4.4 assists per contest.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS
POINTS: 12 vs. WOU (2009), vs. SDSU (2009)
FG MADE: 5 at CSU (2009)
FG ATT: 8 at CSU (2009)
FG %: .800 (4-5) vs. WOU (2009), vs. SDSU (2009)
3FG MADE: 2, six times
3FG ATT: 3, four times
3FG %: 1.000 (2/2) 5 times, last vs. TCU (2010)
FT MADE: 4 at Weber State (2008), vs. AFA-MWC (2009)
FT ATT: 4 at Weber State (2008), vs. WOU (2009), vs. AFA-MWC (2009)
FT %: 1.000 (4/4) at Weber State (2008) vs. AFA-MWC (2009)
REB: 5 vs. TCU (2009)
ASSISTS: 7 vs. Southern (2009), vs. Eastern New Mexico (2009)
BLOCKS: 1 vs. CSU (2009), at SDSU (2009)
STEALS: 2 vs. Rice (2008)
MINUTES: 28 vs. SDSU (2009)
MORGAN, JR. YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct
2008-09 33-1 534--16.2 41-89 .461 14-34 .412 23-36 .639
2009-10 26-2 238--9.2 19-30 .633 9-13 .692 3-5 .600
Total 59-3 772--13.1 60-119 .504 23-47 .489 26-41 .634
Year Off-Def-Tot--Avg PF-FO A--Avg TO Blk Stl Pts--Avg
2008-09 8-37-45--1.4 43-0 60--1.8 45 2 15 119--3.6
2009-10 3-13-16--0.6 9-0 37--1.4 18 0 7 50--1.9
Total 11-50-61--1.0 52-0 97--1.6 63 2 22 169--2.9



2007-2008 | Redshirt Year

Lamont Morgan, Jr. redshirted in 2007-08 as a junior.

2008-2009 | Junior Year

Played in all 33 games and started 1 ... averaged 3.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game ... added 15 steals and 2 blocks ... shot .461 from the field, .412 on threes and .639 from the free throw line ... scored in double-figures 4 times ... posted 4 assists and 1 steal against Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament ... had 2 points and 1 assist against Air Force ... played 6 minutes at Wyoming and had 2 points and 1 rebound ... hit 2-of-2 from the free throw line for 2 points at UNLV ... dished out 4 assists and had 1 steal against the Rebels ... dished out 2 assists against New Mexico ... dished out 4 assists without a turnover at TCU ... added 1 board against the Horned Frogs ... had 2 points, 5 assists, 1 block and 3 boards against Colorado State ... had 2 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound at Air Force ... had 5 points on 2-of-3 shooting and 1 rebound and 2 assists at Utah ... against San Diego State tied a career high with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 shooting on threes and 2-of-2 shooting from the free throw line ... dished out a career high 5 assists against the Aztecs ... shot 2-of-2 from the field for 4 points while adding 1 assist against UNLV ... hit 2-of-3 from the field for 5 points while adding 1 steal and 1 assist at New Mexico ... contributed a career-high 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 point against TCU ... hit 5-of-8 from the field for 11 points at Colorado State, his second-straight game in double figures ... added 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal against the Rams ... posted a career high of 12 points against Western Oregon on a career-best 4-of-5 (.800) shooting from the field ... hit 2-of-2 from downtown ... added 1 rebound, 3 assists and 1 steal ... set a new career high with 4 rebounds to go with 2 steals against Wake Forest ... hit 3-for-3 from the field, including 2-of-2 from downtown, against Boise State for 8 points ... added 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal against the Broncos ... scored 9 points and hit 4-of-4 from the line at Weber State ... also had 2 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal against the Wildcats ... had 2 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist at Idaho State ... had 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal and 1 assist against Cal Poly ... scored a career-best 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 shooting from downtown against Rice ... added career highs of 4 assists and 2 steals ... scored 4 points a career high and had 2 assists and 1 steal against Long Beach State ... had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal off the bench at Pepperdine ... started and played 24 minutes against Long Beach State ... tallied 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.

2009-2010 | Senior Year

Played in 26 games and started 2 ... a team captain in 2009-10 ... averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 assists ... shot .633 from the field and .692 from three ... played 1 minute vs. Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... had 1 assist at UNLV ... tied a season high with 6 points by tying a career high with two treys, adding 2 assists against TCU ... played 3 minutes against Utah ... had 1 rebound in 6 minutes at New Mexico ... played 2 minutes at San Diego State ... had 4 points and 1 assist against Wyoming ... against Colorado State, had 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal ... hit a three-pointer and had 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 16 minutes at Air Force ... scored 2 points with 1 assist at UTEP ... played 2 minutes against UNLV ... had 7 assists, 6 points and 4 rebounds, all season highs, against Eastern New Mexico ... at Arizona, had 1 rebound and 1 assist ... had 1 assist and 1 steal vs. Nebraska ... played 4 minutes vs. Nevada ... posted 2 assists, 1 point and 1 rebound against Eastern Washington ... against Wagner, added 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal ... at Fresno State, hit one three-pointer and had 1 assist ... recorded 1 assist in six minutes of play against Arizona State ... shot 2-of-2 from the field and 1-of-1 from the free-throw line for 5 points, 3 assists and 1 steal against San Francisco ... at Utah State, notched a team-high 3 assists, 2 points and 1 board ... played 11 minutes against Weber State ... against Southern, served up a career-high 7 assists, adding 4 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal ... compiled 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal at Hawaii ... had 2 points in 10 minutes of action against Idaho State ... played 3 minutes against Bradley.