A legitimate Patriot League Player of the Year candidate who has worked hard to become an elite player ... an electrifying performer who brings the crowd to its feet with thunderous dunks ... has the ability to take over a game ... stong at both ends of the floor and on the glass ... terrific rebounder, especially on the offensive boards where he shows great tenacity ... a potent finisher around the basket, but can also surprise with a jumper ... began playing basketball midway through high school ... gaining reputation as a “big game player,” as evidenced by his back-to-back Patriot League All-Tournament Team selections ... on pace to become the 14th player in Bucknell history to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds ... .549 career field goal percentage is fourth-best in school annals.
2001-02 Enjoyed his best season to date, earning First Team All-Patriot League honors for the first time ... ranked third in the Patriot League in rebounding (7.1), sixth in scoring (14.9), third in field goal percentage (.556), fifth in blocks (27) and tied for 10th in steals (37) ... only player in the PL to rank in the top 10 in each of those five categories ... .556 FG percentage was 13th-best in Bucknell history ... boasted .633 FG percentage (100-158) in second halves of games ... started all 29 games for the second straight year ... recorded career-best scoring average, despite being the primary focus of the opposition for much of the season while star guard Bryan Bailey sat out with injuries ... led Bucknell in rebounding 16 times and recorded four double-doubles ... had monster 30-point, 15-rebound performance in an overtime victory over Cornell (11/26/01) ... drained first career 3-pointer at the final buzzer of regulation to send the game to OT ... earned Patriot League Player of the Week honors after that performance ... voted to all-tournament team at USF Shootout ... registered three 25-point games, making 33 of 47 (.702) from the field in those games ... logged 20 points and 13 rebounds in Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal win over Army (3/2/02) and was named to the all-tournament team.
2000-01 Played in and started all 29 games ... team’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer at 7.9 rpg and 14.5 ppg ... ranked second in the Patriot League in rebounding, fifth in scoring, third in field-goal percentage (.540), sixth in blocked shots (28) and seventh in steals (39) ... had seven double-doubles ... posted career-high 23 points against Lock Haven (11/18/00) ... tied his scoring high with 23 markers vs. Canisius (1/6/01) ... named Patriot League Player of the Week after recording back-to-back double-doubles against Mount St. Mary’s and Canisius ... career-high 16 rebounds in win at Lafayette (1/13/01).
1999-2000 Saw action in 21 games at the varsity level ... had his best game of the season against Navy, tallying 11 points and five rebounds ... also played some with the junior varsity, averaging 12.8 ppg in four contests.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL Earned two letters in basketball and three in football at Bishop Francis Essex Catholic H.S. ... averaged a double-double, 17.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg, his senior season while leading his team to the Northern Hills Conference championship in both his junior and senior years ... also averaged 4.0 blocked shots and 2.0 assists per game ... named team’s MVP as a senior and was First Team All-Essex County and third team all-state ... played in two all-star games following his senior season, including the North-South game ... majoring in management ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... son of Nyali Lalugba.