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    Oliver Lafayette

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Baton Rouge, La.

    High School:
    Capitol

    Last College:
    Brown Mackie College

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 180

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    05/06/1984

    Experience:
    1L

    Major:
    Sociology

    Oliver Lafayette

    06/14/2013

    Farewell to Conference USA: Houston Men's Basketball

    A look back at 17 years of Houston Men's Basketball in Conference USA

    01/11/2007

    vs. #20 Memphis

    vs. #20 Memphis

    2005-06 (AS A JUNIOR)
    • Named All-Conference USA Second-Team selection.
    • Ranked second nationally and set Conference USA and UH records with 3.39 steals per game.
    • Tied a C-USA record and ranked second in school history behind All-American Clyde Drexler with 105 steals.
    • Started 30 of Houston's 31 games.
    • Scored a game-high 23 points and tied a school NIT record with eight steals against BYU.
    • Ranked third among C-USA scoring leaders with 15.7 points per game.
    • Scored a season-high 32 points to lead Houston to an upset win at No. 25 LSU
    • Netted 28 points against No. 13 Arizona to earn National Player of the Week honors by The Sporting News.
    • Named C-USA Player of the Week on Dec. 5.
    • Scored 27 points against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and 26 points versus McNeese State.
    • Tallied 22 points and a career-high of seven rebounds against Rice.
    • Also pulled down a career-best of seven rebounds at South Alabama.
    • Collected five steals seven times.
    • Handed out five assists versus SMU and Florida Tech.

    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 NJCAA National Tournament.
    • Named a First-Team All-America selection.
    • Scored the winning basket in a 69-67 victory over (NJC AA Division I, No. Six Hutchinson.)
    • Played one semester as a freshman at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    • Led Capitol High School to a 29-3 record.
    • Averaged 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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