LMU in final six for KJ Allen

By Ironlion

KJ Allen, a 6-6, 225 lbs. forward from Monterey Park, CA has narrowed down his potential schools he is considering and LMU has made the final list of six. USC, RUTGERS, FRESNO ST, NEVEDA and WESTERN KENTUCKY are the other finalists. @JucoRecruiting posted the news on Twitter today and noted Allen will be making his commitment announcement on Oct 31st.

Allen is strong, athletic and extremely versatile and considered one of the best junior college players in the nation in class of 2021.  He currently is averaging 18.5 ppg and 9.3 rpg at East Los Angeles College. He graduated from Westchester High school in 2019.

Go Lions!

Catching Up with Brandon Worthy

By Andy Hui

Brandon Worthy was only a junior at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose, California, when he first caught the attention of assistant coach Brian Priebe on Steve Aggers’ staff.  Priebe believed that Worthy was capable of becoming an all-conference player in the WCC.  As a high school senior, Worthy averaged 28 points per game and not only possessed the requisite skills to be a great player, but also had the build and physique to make an immediate impact.  Worthy was a fierce competitor.  “One of Brandon’s greatest traits that help drive him,” said Priebe, “was his complete disdain for losing.”

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The Speed Game: My Fast Times in Basketball

Former LMU coach emeritus Paul Westhead was interviewed by renowned sportscaster Jim Hill KCAL9 news on October 6, 2020 in advance of Westhead’s new book, The Speed Game: My Fast Times in Basketball. The book covers 216 pages and is published by University of Nebraska Press and hits most bookseller shelves on November 1st. 

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Have Shoes Will Travel Update

By Andy Hui

In January 2016, LMULIONSROAR.com provided a report on former LMU Lions playing professionally overseas.  If you missed that article, here is a link.

It’s time we provided fans with an update.  We’ve included players that transferred to different schools after leaving LMU because the mantra still stands, “once a Lion, always a Lion.” This list only includes those who played during the 2019/20 season, and those whose season was disrupted by COVID-19 domestically and internationally.  If we missed anyone, please let us know and we’ll update the list ASAP.  Shoot us an email at LMULIONSROAR@gmail.com.  The three necessities in every player’s backpack still holds:  a valid passport, clothes, and basketball shoes.  Enjoy!

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Lions Roar Q & A 08-24-20

Thanks to all the Lions fans who submitted questions for this edition of the Lions Roar Q & A. LMU Athletic Director Craig Pintens was kind enough to answers questions for the week.

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Deiman Reyes: LMU 2021 Top Recruit

By IRONLION

Artwork by Ironlion

LMU has certainly been a recent destination for many international players – last year’s team for example, included players from eight different countries. Could the next international player to commit to LMU from Barranquilla, Colombia?

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Jalin Anderson signs with LMU!

By Ironlion

Artwork by Ironlion

It was announced today that Jalin Anderson a 6-2 guard from Jackson, Tennessee has signed with LMU.

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Stan Johnson hopes to put LMU basketball on map with a long stay in L.A.

LA TIMES had great article about Coach Johnson which can be read here.

Lions Roar Q & A 07-03-20

Thanks to all the Lions fans who submitted questions for this edition of the Lions Roar Q & A. LMU Athletic Director Craig Pintens was kind enough to answers questions for the week.

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100 Day “State of the Program” With Coach Johnson

By Ironlion

Coach Johnson hosted a 100 Day “State of the Program” Zoom call this morning where he discussed his vision for the men’s basketball program. I was able to join and came away so impressed and enthusiastic about the future for Lions Basketball.

As Coach Johnson has said, we need to all be a part of building up the program. Your contribution at any level makes a difference. Please donate today and help us.

Go Lions!