Stephane Lasme
Full Name: Yann Stephane Lasme
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 215
Birthdate: December 17, 1982 (Port-Gentil, Gabon)
High School: Leon MBA HS (Libreville, Gabon)
College: Massachusetts
Country: Gabon

Massachusetts
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 29 2 39 72 .542 15 34 .441 0 0 100 11 10 51 93 3.20
2004-05 28 28 65 114 .570 47 67 .701 0 0 148 33 28 72 177 6.30
2005-06 28 27 109 179 .609 76 121 .628 0 0 195 31 21 108 294 10.5
2006-07 33 33 165 270 .611 117 188 .622 0 0 315 28 29 168 447 13.5
Totals 118 90 378 635 .595 255 410 .622 0 0 758 103 88 399 1011 8.60

Career Highlights: Third player in NCAA history to record four triple-doubles in a single season (2006-07), joining Jason Kidd (Cal, 1993-94) and Michael Anderson (Drexel, 1985-86). Tied for 18th in NCAA history for career blocks (399), passing Marcus Camby as UMassí all-time career leader. Finished second in career field-goal percentage at UMass (.595).

Senior (2006-07): Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. NABC All-District First Team. One of two players in the nation (along with Ohio Stateís Greg Oden) to rank in Top 25 in three statistical categories -- finished second in blocks (5.1 bpg), 13th in field-goal percentage (.611) and tied for 20th in rebounding (9.5 rpg). Recorded most single-season blocks in UMass history (168). Tallied 14th and final double-double of the season with 14 points and 14 rebounds at West Virginia in NIT. Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Duquesne. Recorded 23 points, 15 rebounds and a school-record tying 11 blocks vs. George Washington.

Junior (2005-06): Named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year. Finished third in the nation in blocked shots (3.9 bpg). Third on the team with 10.5 ppg, second with 7.0 rpg, and shot 60.9 from the floor. Recorded 15 double-figure scoring games. Became second player in UMass history to record 100 blocks in a season. Recorded a season-high 21 points and 14 rebounds, along with eight blocks, vs. St. Peterís in Panasonic Holiday Festival Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

Sophomore (2004-05): Only UMass player to start all 28 games. Finished second in the A-10 with 2.57 blocks per game. Second on the squad in rebounding (5.3 rpg) and averaged 6.3 points. Over final 12 games average rose to 8.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks. Tied UMass record for free-throws made without a miss (14-for-14) vs. Duquesne.

Freshman (2003-04): UMassí top backup at the low post. Played in all 29 games, averaging 3.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks (2nd in A-10), while shooting 54.2 percent from the floor.

Strengths: Prolific shotblocker at the college level thanks to exceptional timing, length and leaping ability. Runs the floor well and plays the game with great energy.

Personal: Spent three seasons (2000-2003) playing for the Gabon National Team and coach Arimbi Nkolo. Represented Gabon in the All-Africa Games. Son of Onanga Liliane and Retouano Romain. Majored in biology.

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