Darnell

Lazare

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Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 240lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Woodlawn HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 30 games his senior season, missing two December games recovering from a sprained ankle ... Started 25 contests, averaging 24 minutes per game ... Averaged 7.4 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game ... Made 90-of-162 field goal attempts or 55.6 percent .... Had 11 blocks, including a career high three against Ole Miss in the season finale (3/9/07) ... Had career high in points of 22 at Ole Miss in regular season game (2/14/07) ... In that game made 10-of-14 field goal attempts ... Finished his college career with three straight double figure scoring games -- 12 vs. South Carolina (3/3/07), 12 vs. Tennessee (SECT, 3/8/07) and 13 vs. Ole Miss (SECT, 3/9/07) ... Had nine games in double figures ... Finished his career, appearing in 120 games with 48 starts ... Tigers won 82 games in his four years ... Made 237-of-446 field goals (53.1 percent) and 120-of-188 free throws (63.8 percent) ... grabbed 356 rebounds (3.0 career average) and 595 points (5.0 career average).

JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06)
Played in all 36 games, with 15 starts, the first starts since his freshman season ... Started the first nine games of the season, final two games of the regular season, two in the SEC Tournament and the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... The last starts were in place of Tyrus Thomas who was recovering from a sprained ankle ... Posted 11 games in double figures, giving him 14 for his career ... Had career high of 20 vs. UNO 12/13), hitting 8-of-14 field goals with two blocks in 27 minutes ... Also scored 16 in the SEC Tournament win vs. Vanderbilt (3/10) ... Had 10 points and seven boards in first round NCAA win over Iona (3/15) and came off the bench to score 10 points with two assists in first half of win over No. 1 Duke (3/23) in the NCAAs when Glen Davis and Tyrus Thomas were in early foul trouble ... For the season, averaged 6.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 18.9 minutes a contest.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05)
Appeared in 25 games, averaged 6.9 minutes per game ... Hit 20-of-34 field goal attempts and averaged 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds a game ... Had a high of nine points twice during the season -- vs. the University of New Orleans (11/24), hit all three field goal and free throw attempts, and vs. Auburn on Feb. 9 when he made four-of-five field goal attempts ... Scored seven points in season opener vs. Tulane (11/19) ... Played double-figure minutes on seven occasions during the year ... Season high of seven rebounds vs. UNO (11/24).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04)
Averaged just over 12 minutes a contest for the season, played in all 29 games, started eight, including the last five of the season ... Started opener versus Southern (11/21), played 36 minutes, hit all five field goal attempts and scored 13 points ... Also had double figures off the bench against Auburn (2/18) with points and 11 at Auburn (3/6) ... In the two games against Auburn, he was 10-of-14 from the field ... Had nine rebounds in the Tournament game against South Carolina (3/12) ... Last five games when starting averaged over 20 minutes of playing time ... 36-of-64 (56.3 percent) from the field, averaging 2.9 points per game and 2.4 rebounds.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played for Coach Kenny Almond at Woodlawn ... Two-year member of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association all-state team, two year member of The Advocate's all-metro team and three-year all-district honoree ... Averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds his year at Woodlawn ... Also participated in track at Woodlawn in the high jump and the triple jump ... Won back-to-back basketball state championships at Woodlawn his junior and senior seasons.

PERSONAL
Born on Jan. 29, 1985, in Lafayette, La. ... Parents are Kerry and Julie Lazare ... Other younger family members are Kerrylin, Braylon and Cameron ... Nickname is "House" ... Right-handed ... Chose his current number by flipping his high school number ... Chose LSU because he could, "stay close to home." ... Favorite food is red beans and rice ... Favorite NBA team is the New Jersey Nets and favorite player is Kevin Garnett ... Favorite athlete outside basketball is NFL running back and Baton Rouge native, Warrick Dunn ... Said biggest influence is his "mom, because she pushes me to limits beyond my imagination and makes me work hard."

Lazare’s Top Career Scoring Games
1. 22 -- at Ole Miss, 2/14/07
2. 20 -- vs. UNO, 12/13/05
3. 19 -- vs. McNeese State, 12/10/05
4. 16 -- vs. Louisiana Monroe, 11/19/06
4. 16 -- vs. Nicholls State, 11/17/06
4. 16 -- vs. Vanderbilt (SECT), 3/10/06
4. 16 -- vs. Nicholls State, 11/21/05
8. 13 -- vs. Southern, 11/21/03
9. 12 -- four times

Lazare’s Career Highs
Points:  22 at Ole Miss, 2/14/07
Rebounds: 10 vs. Nicholls State, 11/17/06
Field Goals Made:  10 at Ole Miss, 2/14/07
Field Goals Att: 14 twice
3 PT FGM:        1  vs. Auburn, 2/1/06
3 PT FGA: 1  vs. Auburn, 2/1/06
Free Throws Made:        8  vs. Nicholls State, 11/17/06
Free Throws Att:9  vs. Nicholls State, 11/17/06
Assists:3  vs. Arkansas, 2/8/06
Blocks: 2  five times
Steals:  3  twice
Minutes Played: 39 vs. Tennessee (SECT), 3/8/07

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