Luiz Lemes Athlete Profile

#4 Luiz Lemes

Luiz Lemes
Position: Guard Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 2002-2004 Hometown: Sao Paulo Last School: E. Okla. St. College

Personal

Born in October 1980 ... native of Sao Paulo, Brazil ... parents are Celso Divino and Regina Inez Campos Lemes ... has three brothers ... father is a head coach in Brazil ... mother is a physcial education teacher ... brother Leandro plays basketball at San Jacinto junior college in Texas ... favorite event is World Cup soccer ... recreation management major with physical education minor.

Before BYU

(EASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE COLLEGE): Lemes earned first-team NJCAA All-Region 2 honors in 2001-02 ... led the Mountaineers to back-to-back Region 2 Tournament runner-up finishes with records of 23-8 and 25-7 in his two seasons ... as a freshman averaged nine points playing primarily the point ... played exclusively the wing as a sophomore because of his great shooting ability ... made 66 threes (2.1 per game) in 2001-02 ... shot 46.9 percent from the floor, 40 percent on threes, 76 percent from the free throw line ... was the team's second-leading scorer at 15.1 points per game ... led the team in steals (2.2) and was second in assists (3.6) while adding 2.9 rebounds per contest ... named to Pepsi Cola Invitational All-Tournament Team ... recipient of the school's Larry Storm Award ... coached by Jimmy Voight.
(HIGH SCHOOL): Attended Externato J. Bonfiglioli High School where they did not have a high school team but played on Sao Paulo Junior State Team that won the Brazilian national title in 1996, 1998 and 1999 ... coached by Adriano Geraldes.
(BRAZILIAN JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM): Played on Brazilian Junior National Team ... helped junior national team win the South America Championship in 1998 and finish third in the America Junior Championship ... placed eighth in the 1999 World Junior Championship ... coached by Aloisio Ferreira.

Summary

Played two seasons for the Cougars after transferring from Eastern Oklahoma State College ... started all 30 games his senior season, averaging 32 minutes per game ... led BYU in assists in 2004 (4.5 apg), second in three-point percentage (.424), third in free throw percentage (.750) and third in steals (1.3 spg) ... finished third in MWC in assists per game in 2004 ... led 2004 team and was second in the MWC in assist/turnover ratio (1.92) ... fourth on team in points per game (8.7) and rebounds per game (3.0) ... member of back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams ... BYU record holder for assists in an NCAA Tournament game (9 vs. Syracuse) ... tied for 11th all-time at BYU in single-season assists average (4.5) as a senior ... first Cougar with a double-digit assist game since BYU's all-time assist leader Matt Montague in 2002, totaling a career-best 10 vs. UNLV ... 2002 NJCAA All-Region 2 First Team at Eastern Oklahoma State ... played point guard as a freshman before being moved to the wing because of his shooting ability ... made 66 threes during his sophomore season from the wing ... he achieved career highs of 23 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS:
POINTS: 23 at UNLV (2004)
FG MADE: 8 at UNLV (2004)
FG ATT: 14 at UNLV (2004)
FG%: .800 (4-5) vs. WOU (2004)
3FG MADE: 4 vs. Syracuse (2004)
3FG ATT: 7 vs. Syracuse (2004)
3FG%: .750 (3-4) three times
FT MADE: 6 vs. UVSC (2004)
FT ATT: 9 vs. UVSC (2004)
FT %: 1.000 (4-4) vs. UNLV (2004)
REB: 8 vs. USC (2004)
ASSISTS: 10 vs. UNLV (2004)
STEALS: 3 vs. Saint Mary's (2004)
BLOCKS: 1 (6 times)
MINUTES: 40 vs. Syracuse (2004)



2002-2003 | Junior Year

Lemes played mostly limited minutes but played a bigger role later in the year ... scored a career-high 9 points in BYU's MWC Tournament game vs. CSU, logging 25 minutes while playing solid defense and going 3-4 from the floor ... was 2-3 for 5 points in the prior game vs. UNM, adding 2 steals and 2 rebounds ... had significant playing time vs. SUU, Pepperdine, Rice, Air Force and New Mexico ... played 18 minutes with 3 points vs. Southern Utah ... scored 7 points vs. AFA in Provo ... played the point vs. Pepperdine and logged 21 minutes, starting the second half after hitting two threes during a 16-7 run to end the first half ... After not taking a shot in BYU's first three games, he logged 20 minutes in the home-opening win over Rice, scoring his first BYU points with 7 on 3-4 shooting ... in that game, he sparked BYU's decisive first-half run vs. Rice when he stole an Owl pass and went the length of the court for a layup for his first bucket ... on the next offensive possession, he connected on his first three-point attempt of the year giving the Cougars a 23-17 lead ...at Creighton, he had one assist and hit his only attempt, a trey, to start a 12-3 Cougar run that included four three-pointers, three by Mark Bigelow, to help BYU regain the lead at 31-30 in the first half ... hit a big shot at Utah to keep BYU close ... stepped up and hit a big jumper at UNM to help the Cougars hold off the Lobos.

2003-2004 | Senior Year

Led BYU with 4.4 assists per game ... BYU was 11-1 when Lemes dished five or more assists in a game, with the lone loss being at Utah State, where he had five assists ... led BYU in assists 18 times steals eight times and blocks four times ... led the team in scoring in two of the last three games, averaging 16.7 points in that span ... had 11 double-digit games and BYU was 11-0 in those games ... scored a team-high 18 points vs. Wyoming in the MWC quarterfinals ... scored a career-high 23 points to go with 6 assists at UNLV ... had 10 assists at home against UNLV ... scored 17 points at home against Wyoming ... averaged 15.7 points and 5.3 assists in BYU's three wins in the Cable Car Classic ... had 17 points and a career-best 3 steals vs. Saint Mary's ... had 20 points vs. Idaho State ... had 9 assists vs. Oklahoma State and Weber State ... grabbed a career-high 8 boards vs. USC ... SUMMER TOUR IN AUSTRALIA: Lemes averaged 6.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.5 apg and 0.7 spg in 23.6 minutes.