Category: Catching Up With

Catching up with Chris Ayer

By Andy Hui Everyone can relate to doing something in the past that you’d like to have back – a do-over.  Call it a mulligan.  Weekend golfers buy many of these second chance opportunities at charity golf tournaments, throwing out bad shots and hoping the next one will be perfect.  For Chris Ayer, however, there …

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Catching up with Wyking Jones

By Andy Hui Sometimes, the path to the future is right in your backyard.  It certainly was for Wyking Jones (pronounced WHY-king).  An LMU ball boy as a youngster, a heralded high school player at nearby Saint Bernard, a standout forward for the Lions in the 1990s, and then an LMU assistant coach, he was …

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Always a Wave, Now a Lion

By Andy Hui This year’s run in the WCC Tournament was magical, almost too surreal to envision just last week. The Lions, the ninth-seeded team, won three amazing games in a row before dropping the last game of the season against top-ranked Gonzaga.  Here is a story that shows how sports can inspire, impact and …

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Catching up with Ime Oduok

By Andy Hui Players from Africa are a common sight on college basketball courts these days, their skills on display from coast to coast at schools large and small.  But that wasn’t the case in the summer of 1992, when Nigerian Ime Oduok first ventured onto the LMU campus in shorts, a T-shirt and a …

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Catching Up with Mike Yoest

By Andy Hui LMU head coach Max Good recently recalled a story about former North Carolina State coaching legend Norm Sloan who said, “Coaches don’t win games, players do.”  But finding those winning players is often a crap shoot. 

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Catching Up With Jeff Fryer

By Andy Hui “Fryer for Three!” was once a familiar phrase of national television and radio media that covered LMU basketball, as the high-scoring Lions under Coach Paul Westhead, made their way to an Elite Eight finish in 1990.

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