LMU LMU Offers Offers Mayoum Mayoum

Mayoum Mayoum, an explosive 6’4” SG out of The Potter’s House Christian Academy High School in Jacksonville Academy, has been offered a scholarship by LMU head coach Stan Johnson.

Mayoum, who was born in Khartoum, Egypt and grew up in Melbourne, Australia, played his high school basketball in Florida, first at DME Academy and then at The Potter’s House Christian Academy. He is in the class of 2020 and would come in as a freshman in the fall.

The rangy, athletic Mayoum is quick and fast, which enables him to break down defenses and relentlessly take the ball to the hoop. He is quick off the floor and seems to be able to hang in the air as he throws down some serious dunkage.

Coach Johnson has said he wants hard-working, tenacious players with high ceilings, and Mayoum certainly fits the bill.

But don’t take our word for it, check this video and gape for yourself:

Mayoum is a good player now with a work ethic and love for the game that gives him that high ceiling that can be reached by receiving top coaching and putting in the hard work that it takes to be the best. He would be a terrific player for the Lions.

Mayoum has gotten a lot of interest from a lot of good schools, including Auburn, Georgetown, Wyoming, McNeese State, Mississippi State, Canisus and Stetson.

We would love for Mayoum Mayoum to come to LMU and become a Lion Lion!

LMU Offers Lions Legacy Player Jahmai Mashack

Jahmai Mashack, A 6’4″ SR Guard out of Rancho Cucamonga’s Etiwanda High School, has received an offer from head coach Stan Johnson to become an LMU Lion.

Mashack is the son of former LMU star Elton Mashack, a smooth 6’5” forward who thrilled LMU fans from 1997 to 2001.

Mashack, a 4-Star Senior, would be a huge get for Coach Stan Johnson and the Lions. He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 81 overall player in the Class of 2021 and the No. 4 player from the state of California. He’s a high motor, tough, tenacious defender who has the athleticism and work ethic to thrive in college. Here’s a video that highlights some of his skills:

Besides being a top basketball prospect, Mashack comes across as a bright, engaging, team-oriented player. See for yourself in this post-game interview:

The LA Times reports Mashack as having offers from Liberty, Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly. Verbal Commits has him holding offers from Oklahoma, Utah and Colorado. Various reports from a variety of sources have him talking to California, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Florida State and Kansas, among others.

That’s quite the competition!  Hopefully Jahmai has grown up sleeping in LMU PJs and has an Iggy bobblehead on his shelf!

Go Lions!

Coach Stan Johnson interviews

Coach Johnson has had several interviews in the past week. We have complied them all here- all worth a read and listen!

He is also started a blog on LMULIONS.COM called The New STANdard.

Los Angeles Loyolan

LMU Magazine

Bleav in LMU Basketball with Jesse Kass

SeanMoHoops

All Ball With Doug Gottlieb

Screen the Sceener Podcast

Coach Stan Johnson staff update

Jeff Goodman has tweeted that Coach Johnson is finalzing his staff:

Assistants:

– Former Nevada coach David Carter

Twitter: @CoachDC11

– Former Wyoming coach Allen Edwards

Twitter: @Allen_Edwards

Greg Youncofski (DBO at UCLA)

Current twitter: @CoachGregUCLA

– DBO will be Ricky Muench (was with the Bucks)

Twitter: @rmuench23

Drew Buggs: Lions transfer target

Drew Buggs, a 6-foot-3, guard originally from Long Beach (Calif.), has recently entered into the NCAA transfer portal. Buggs, a graduate transfer from the University of Hawaii will be immediately eligible and has already received a lot of interest including LMU.

In an interview with on 247 sports, his former West Coast Elite AAU coach, Ryan Silver described Buggs as “a tough, hard-nosed, scrappy warrior.”

Scout.com take on Buggs is that he is the “consummate competitor and leader. Really understands his abilities and plays to them. His greatest strength is his ability to be a floor general and set his teammates up. Plays with great pace and rhythm, great court vision and ability to pass. Weakness is his shooting ability.” Buggs averaged 9.4 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game as a junior.

Buggs would have an immediate impact for the Lions as there is very much a need for a guard to come in to bolster the back court. Buggs sounds like the perfect player to do so.

Here is an interview that Buggs had with ESPN Honolulu earlier this year.

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Stan Johnson LMU Men’s Basketball Head Coach

From LMULIONS.COM

It was announced this morning that Stan Johnson has been named the new Head Men’s basketball coach of LMU. Johnson comes to LMU from Marquette University, where he spent five years, most recently as associate head coach for men’s basketball.

Official press release from LMU can be read here.

Jeff Goodman from Stadium sport interviewed Coach Johnson.

Here is an interview with Coach Johnson from Marquette.

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LMU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Candidates

An official list of candidates that will be interviewed has yet to be released, but there are already a lot of names that have been mentioned by fans, boosters, and basketball writers.  

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Dunlap Done

By Ironlion

Yesterday evening it was announced that Mike Dunlap will not return as LMU head coach. Dunlap’s record at LMU was 80-107. LMU has hired Fogler Consulting to assist in the national search of its next head coach. Stay tuned as we start to hear about potential candidates that will be interviewed.

Dunlap made the following statement on his departure.

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Turk’s Take: WCC Stretch Report

It is certainly a race for everything but #1.  Here is where the teams are in the current standings, and what might happen before February is over:

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