Bigby begins his second season as a Runnin' Rebel.
Appeared in 11 games, averaging 7.1 minutes per game ... averaged 2.5 points and 1.3 rebounds per game ... shot .409 from the field, .364 from three-point range and .750 from the free throw line ... scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting including 2-of-3 three-pointers with six rebounds vs. UAB.
Played from 1998-2000 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich. ... was enrolled at San Francisco City College during the 2000-01 year but did not play basketball ... at Schoolcraft averaged 17.5 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists as a sophomore ... the team, under coach Carlos Briggs, won the league championship and reached the state championship game that season ... he was named first team All-Eastern Conference, first team all-state and first team all-region as the team went 24-7 ... as a freshman he averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 rebounds ... the team was 26-5, won the state championship and lost in the regional finals ... posted a career-best 38 points (made 7 3-pointers) vs. St. Clair CC during his freshman season ... posted the first ever triple-double in Schoolcraft history in the state playoffs his sophomore year with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
A 1998 graduate of Detroit Northern High School in Detroit, Mich. ... his senior season, the team was 25-7, finished third in the Detroit Public School League (PSL) and lost in the first round of the district playoffs ... he was second team all-city, sixth team all-state and an All-PSL selection ... prior to his senior season he was named one of the top 25 players in the state of Michigan by the Detroit News ... he averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists that season ... the team was 22-9 his junior season, finished third in the conference and lost in the district finals ... he was third team all-city, honorable mention all-state and averaged 18 points and 7 rebounds per game ... coached by Harry Harriston.
Lamar Bigby was born Aug. 24, 1979 in Detroit, Mich. ... majoring in sociology ... son of Cheryl Diane Bigby ... is an only child ... is married to Lonyae Monique Thomas ... the couple has a one-year old son, Isaih ... chose UNLV because of the coaching staff, the campus, the style of play and the opportunity to play at a big-time school ... chose UNLV over DePaul, Toledo and Creighton ... lists his goals at UNLV as helping the team win the conference, make the NCAA Tournament and be a well-respected program overall ... lists his career ambition as playing professional basketball and if that doesn't work out to become a teacher or play a role in giving back to the community ... hobbies are being a dad and watching wrestling on television ... lists his mother as his role model.