Full Name: Larry Abney
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 220
Birthdate: September 1, 1977 (Nyack, NY)
High School: Nyack HS (Nyack, NY)
College: Fresno State
Participated in Shaw’s Pro Summer League with the Boston Celtics in 2002. Spent 2001-02 season playing in Korea. Played with the Trenton Shooting Stars of the IBL in 2000-01, averaging 7.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in 44 games. Has also played in the USBL the past two seasons, with Adirondack (2002) and Pennsylvania (2001). Played in the Rocky Mountain Revue with the Denver Nuggets in 2000. Participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in 2000.
Played final three seasons of collegiate career at Fresno State, after playing his first season at Fresno City College. Initially attended Fresno State in 1995-96, but did not play. Played in 101 career games at Fresno State, starting 72 times.
As a senior, averaged 10.3 points and 11.8 rebounds. Started all 34 games. Ranked third nationally in rebounding. Grabbed career-high and school record 35 rebounds against SMU on Feb.17, the highest single-game total in NCAA history since 1965. Pulled down 24 rebounds against Tulsa on Jan. 29. Led conference with 14 double-doubles. Named to Trend Homes Classic’s All-Tournament team after recording 33 points and 27 rebounds in two games. Earned Second Team All-WAC honors.
As a junior, averaged 6.2 points and 7.0 rebounds. Started 25 times. Led team in rebounding in 13 games, and grabbed double digit boards nine times. Ranked second on the team in field goal percentage (.559). Scored in double figures seven times, with a season high of 21points against Cal Poly on Nov. 16.
As a sophomore, averaged 5.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Started 13 of 34 games. Led team in field goal percentage (.607). Scored in double figures in seven games. Registered three double-doubles. Tallied 13 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks against Minnesota in the NIT. Scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Georgia in the consolation game of the NIT.
As a freshman at Fresno City College, averaged 10.8 points and 7.9 rebounds. Tied for team rebounding lead. Helped lead team to its first Central Valley Conference title since 1987 and a Final Four appearance in the state championships with a 31-4 overall record. Was a teammate of former Milwaukee Bucks guard Rafer Alston.
Sat out 1995-96 season at Fresno State while meeting NCAA eligibility requirements.