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Cougar Student Athlete of the Week

Jan. 17, 2006

Oliver Lafayette
Position: Guard
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Experience: Jr. - TR
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 180

2005-06 Season (Junior)
Oliver Lafayette made national headlines earlier this season when the was named the Sporting News and Dick Vitale Player of the Week and Conference USA Player of the Week on December 5 after scoring a career-high 32 points against LSU (Nov. 29) and followed that performance with 28 points and a team-high five rebounds against No. 13 Arizona (Dec. 3) in a nationally-televised game ... Lafayette also 26 points against McNeese State (Dec. 31) and 25 points at North Texas (Dec. 23) ... he leads the Cougars in scoring and ranks fourth in C-USA leaders with 16.9 points per game ... he is one of the top seven three-point shooters in Conference USA with 38.1 percent (48-126) ... leads the league in steals with a 3.5 per contest.

Junior College
Named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Year after helping lead Brown Mackie to a 31-3 record ... averaged 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.4 steals per game ... received the most votes on All-Region VI Team ... selected to the All-Tournament Team at the national tournament and named a First-Team All-American ... scored the winning basket in a 69-67 victory over Division I, sixth-ranked Hutchinson last November ... played one semester as a freshman at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. High School Led Capitol High School to a 29-3 record while averaging 12.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game during his senior year ... was named to the All-City and All-District teams.

Personal
Born May 6, 1984, in Baton Rouge, La ... son of Earl K. Long and Yvette Lafayette ... major is sociology ... came to Houston after being recruited by LSU, Mississippi State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana ... hobbies include playing football.

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