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Prospect Profile:
John Lucas

Full Name: John Harding Lucas III
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 5-11 (1.80 m) / 165 (79.4 kg)
Birthdate: November 21, 1982 (Washington, DC)
High School: Bellaire HS (Houston)
College: Oklahoma State
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Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Big 12 honors his junior and seniors seasons. Named a Second Team All-American by the USBWA and Third Team by AP after his junior season. Finished collegiate career at Oklahoma State after playing first two seasons at Baylor. Career total of 1,877 points ranks fourth-best in Big 12 history. Career free throw percentage (.895) is the best in school history and second-best on the Big 12 list. Also ranks on the league’s all-time lists in three-point field goals made (280, third) and assists (535, fifth).

Senior (2004-05): Averaged a team-high 17.7 points (sixth in the Big 12) and 4.1 assists (seventh). Scored 20 or more points 11 times, including a season-high 27 points vs. Texas A&M. Tallied 19 points and a season-high 10 assists vs. Kansas State. Sank 6-for-9 from three-point range on his way to 20 points at Texas Tech. Scored 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting at Kansas. Recorded 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists at Colorado.

Junior (2003-04): Averaged 15.1 points and 4.5 assists (second in the Big 12). Registered career-high 30 points at Missouri. Dished out a career-high 13 assists vs. SMU in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City. Registered 27 points on 7-for-10 shooting at Texas A&M. Earned All-Tournament honors at the Big 12 Tournament after averaging 20.0 points in three games. Led team with 19 points vs. St. Joseph’s in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Named Most Outstanding Player of the East Rutherford Regional.

Sophomore (2002-03): Averaged 13.3 points and 4.4 assists (sixth in the Big 12). Recorded season-high 24 points to go with six assists vs. Texas A&M. Tallied 20 points, five rebounds and six assists at Oklahoma State. Opened season with 21 points, six assists and four steals vs. Alcorn State. Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by the league coaches.

Freshman (2001-02): Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg) while leading the squad in minutes played (33.5 mpg). Point total of 395 was the fifth-highest for a freshman in Big 12 history. Scored season-high 27 points vs. North Texas. Recorded 20 points and 10 assists vs. SMU. Was twice named Big 12 Rookie of the Week and earned postseason Big 12 All-Freshman team honors.

Strengths: Loves having the ball in his hands with the shotclock winding down. Not afraid to take the big shot. Has a good combination of speed, smarts and toughness.

Personal: Majored in sociology/speech communications. Father, John, who was an All-American at Maryland, played 14 years in the NBA, and also coached in the league for San Antonio, Philadelphia and Cleveland.